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Less is more for our simplistic Cornish styled shoot

Back In January, Alex from Serpentines Shores created a concept of using the beauty and personality of Launcells Barton and adding simple elegant touches, to bring together a less is more classic and contemporary styled shoot.

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Alex from Serpentines Shores tell us more about the shoot!

“The idea behind this editorial was ‘less is more’; our desire was to create a modern, minimalist wedding that was simple and sleek without being too clinical or bland or absent of character. Drawing upon classical influences as well as those more rustic touch-points closer to home in Cornwall; we desired a look that was as smoothly lithe and refined as at was relaxed and down to earth.

The ever-gorgeous Launcells Barton worked ideally as a venue. With its bare beams and white walls; both fresh and clean, but also full of personality. It provided the perfect blank canvas, employed perhaps most notably by Loulabel. Who’s floristry winds vine-like through the scenes; from the bride’s artful bouquet, to the foliage climbing the walls of the Mill Barn. 

Tankerville Press provided an invitation suite – complete with glassine envelope and wax seal – that struck the chord perfectly between classical and contemporary. Whilst Cherry Williams gowns added a svelte and understatedly elegant touch, Lizzy Couch and Hannah Woodgates kept our bridal look natural and gracefully effortless”

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Styling & Design: On Serpentine Shores- http://www.onserpentineshores.com/

Photography: Peach & Jo Photography- https://www.peachandjophotography.co.uk/

Stationery: Tankerville Press- http://www.tankervillepress.co.uk/

Dress: Cherry Williams London- https://cherrywilliamslondon.com/

Bridal Shoes: I Am Florence

Groom’s Attire: ASOS

Make-up – Lizzy Couch Makeup Artist-https://www.facebook.com/LizzyCouchMakeupArtist/

Hair: Hannah Woodgates Hair Design- https://www.facebook.com/hwhair/

Jewellery: Hannah Batstone- https://www.hannahbatstone.com/

Floristry: Loulabel- http://www.loulabelfloraldesign.com/

Ceramics: Dor & Tan- https://dorandtan.com/

Glassware & Cutlery: Amara- https://www.amara.com/

Gold Bowls: Nkuku- https://www.nkuku.com/

Cakes: Ladyvale Bakery

If you’d like to talk to us about your wedding please give us a call on 01288 352352 or email us at hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk and we’ll be happy to chat about your big day.

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Guests were blown away… literally! At Charlotte and Dan’s elegant Wedding in Cornwall!

At the end of October Storm Brian rampaged through Cornwall sending fences and furniture flying across the farm. With the storm in full swing and Brian giving everything he’d got, not even the sideways rain and 70 mph winds could wipe the smiles from Charlotte and Dan’s faces on their Wedding day!

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We first met Charlotte and Dan at our Open Day event last year. we only had a muddy hole and an artists impression of what the new Reception Barn was going to look like to show them.  After being taken with the renovations already completed, they set their date and quickly got on with planning their autumn wedding!

Charlotte, Dan and all their family and friends arrived the day before to decorate and set up. Everybody was laughing and joking and enjoying time together seeing all their plans taking shape! I loved chatting to Charlotte as she excitedly showed all the little touches she had put together, including the stunning artwork of the house that she had commissioned for the table plans, menus and order of service!

The Reception barn was dressed so elegantly with greenery and fairy lights hanging from beams and draped around the dinning area.  Each table was dressed with candles in mix & match gold holders and vases of flowers filled with soft pinks, creams and greenery. The candles and fairy lights looked wonderful, as by the time guests sat down for the wedding breakfast, the sun was setting and the candles created a gorgeously soft lighting.  All of the beautiful flowers were supplied by one of our faves and local florist Bleujen.

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Charlotte got ready, on the blustery autumn morning, within the house surrounded by friends and family. Hannah Woodgates Hair Design & Laura Le Page Make Up, took care of beautifying all the bridal party! While Dan and his friends got ready at Penleaze, just a stones throw away from Launcells Barton.

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I walked into the house to check on the Bridal party and was welcomed by the most stunning Bride standing in the hall surrounded by all her friends! Charlotte literally took my breath away and was beaming ear to ear!

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After announcing for all their guests to take their seats in the Mill Barn and the Groom and ushers waiting nervously for the Bride to arrive, we looked out of the main doors looking for any let up from the elements! It was decided that we just had to make a dash for it, all hands were on deck to make sure the Bride and her dress were safe from the wind and rain!

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The Obligato String Quartet played as Charlotte walked down the Aisle to her eagerly awaiting Groom.

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We turned the Mill Barn around for the couples drinks reception and thought it was best to work around the guests this time, as some of them may have been blown away, if they had ventured to the snug bar!

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It was then a quick run to the house for the couple and their bridal party for a few pictures, while guests took their seats in the Reception Barn. Happy Couple Wedding Cornwall Exclusive Use Wedding Venues Cornwall

The happy couple were welcomed in with cheers and applause from all their guests as we announced their Bride & Groom!

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Pickle Shack provided the most wonderful catering before the speeches got underway.

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It was then on to dancing and … human pyramids!

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Depict Photography who shoot mainly on film captured these gorgeous images to create these beautiful memories for Charlotte and Dan!

A few words from Charlotte-  Dan and I first visited Launcells Barton on a rainy January afternoon and were immediately taken with Lara and Matt’s enthusiasm and the sheer beauty of the venue. At the time the main barn was just a building site, but we could see how beautiful is was going to be and fell in love with the main house and reception barn. We knew it was the perfect venue for the relaxed feel we wanted but also enough of a blank canvas that we could make it our own. All the time, money and effort planning was completely worth it on the day – despite having an uninvited guest in the form of ‘Storm Brian’ with his gale force winds and driving rain…! Luckily Launcells Barton proved the perfect choice and the weather was soon forgotten as the beauty of the venue is as much about its interior as its exterior – a quality we had struggled to find at other venues.  Lara, Matt and Alannah coordinated and supported us through the day perfectly alongside our caterers Pickleshack – who couldn’t stop gushing about the amazing kitchen! One thing that was really important to me was that the evening had a good ‘flow’, I really wanted to avoid a venue where guests were segregated into different rooms depending on whether they were at the bar, relaxing or dancing and the main barn was perfect for this – after our meal the bar doors were thrown open and everyone danced the night away no matter where they were. I honestly couldn’t fault the entire weekend and would do it all again in a heartbeat – rain included! Thank you so much to Lara, Matt, Alannah and the rest of the Launcells team for helping us create the wedding of our dreams!

The whole weekend was full of laughter and their positivity shone through, never letting the elements stop them from enjoying their weekend and always seeing the best of everything! I can even remember a hashtag being used to tell storm Brian exactly what they thought of him!! It was a pleasure to be involved in such a welcoming and joyous day and wish Charlotte and Dan nothing but happiness for their future together, we’re sure the balance of Charlotte’s creativity and Dan’s practicality is set to make the perfect partnership!

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7 reasons to get married in Cornwall

The wedding industry is booming in Cornwall at the moment, and we’re not surprised. More and more couples are choosing to have their special day in the county as they realise how special Cornwall is, or return to their family roots in the Duchy. Everyone has their own reasons for getting married in the South West, but here are just a few extra things to convince you that this is the place to say “I do”.

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The beautiful surroundings

Cornwall is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in the country. Woodland, beaches, and countryside are all easily found and can provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding. As well as the breath-taking natural surroundings, there are also an abundance of beautiful buildings and historical areas.

One of those places is Launcells Barton. Set amongst acres of countryside, with stunning coastal views, our venue captures the beauty of Cornwall in one location and is also easily accessible from the main routes into the county.

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The independent suppliers

Suppliers in Cornwall are some of the most passionate you will ever meet. Working together to create beautiful weddings and events is something we take to heart, and makes sure that your wedding day will be like no other. There are no large corporations that have no personality, just independents who truly care and want to make your day as special as possible with those extra touches.

We work with some wonderful suppliers here at Launcells Barton and are always happy to recommend those that will give you a service that is second to none.

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The weather

Cornwall gets up to 1,600 hours of sunshine every year…and that’s almost 200 more than in London! You’ll also find the mildest UK weather here, with winters being less extreme than in many other areas. If you want to increase the chances of glorious sunshine on your big day, then Cornwall is the place for you.

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The unique venues

As a county with plenty of character, you won’t be surprised to discover that Cornwall is packed with unique and impressive venues. Just a short walk from Launcells Barton is the Parish Church of St Swithin’s which dates back to the late 15th century. The romantic setting is filled with historic artefacts, adding a unique touch to your day.

Back at Launcells Barton, you’ll find the large Manor House which dates back to the 14th century, alongside a purpose built Events Barn, a newly converted 19th century Mill Barn, and beautiful grounds and countryside.

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The serenity

Cornwall isn’t all tourist hot spots; it can also provide peace and quiet for your wedding day. Launcells Barton ensures you have exclusive use of the venue, meaning you can completely relax and enjoy your day with your nearest and dearest without intrusive noise from elsewhere.  With just the sounds of the countyside, you will have a completely undisturbed day.

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The unique touches

The people of Cornwall are unique, and we know that our couples are too. That’s why we made our venue to be as flexible and unique as you need and want it to be. Whilst we provide you with everything you’ll need for your wedding day if you need it, we are a blank canvas, so you can make your day truly personal to the both of you.

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The sense of community

There is a strong sense of community in Cornwall. The growing wedding community is tight knit, and if someone can’t do something then they will know someone who can! This means that during the planning stages your suppliers will most likely know each other and be able to collaborate, making your day a lot less stressful.

If you’d like to find out more about getting married at Launcells Barton, contact us on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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Planning your perfect wedding in Cornwall from afar….

Planning a wedding can be stressful at the best of times, but when a couple lives far away good communication, support, and help, becomes more important than ever. At Launcells Barton, we do just that. Even if you live out of the county, hundreds of miles away, you can still say “I do” in Cornwall.

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Solvable problems

Many couples dream of getting married in the South West but think that the planning would be too complicated and stressful, however the reality is quite different. Whether you’ve spent many summers of your childhood on the coast, had a romantic trip with your other half here, or are returning to your home county, it is entirely possible to organise the day of your dreams from afar.

More and more couples are now choosing to marry away from home. Many of our couples live in other areas of the country so we understand the importance of having regular contact with our brides and grooms. It’s our job to make sure that you can easily and successfully plan your big day, no matter where in the world you are.

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Regular contact and support

After your initial visit we’ll stay in touch through phone calls and emails in the lead up to your wedding. From questions about the venue itself, to guidance on where guests should stay, we’re more than happy to give you as much information as we can.

If you’re unable to travel down to us again, then don’t worry. Whilst it can be helpful to re-visit Launcells Barton, we’ll be able to help you plan and organise through frequent phone calls and emails. If you are travelling down for visits to relatives or holidays, let us know and we’d love for you to pop in and say hello.

Our couples are our priority, so we will always respond to your questions and queries as soon as we can; you’ll never be left waiting for weeks on end.

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Recommended suppliers

Not all of our out-of-county couples have relatives or friends in the area, which can make selecting suppliers confusing and difficult. You don’t want to run the risk of turning up to your big day and having the wrong coloured flowers, or caterers providing poor service. This is why we have a list of recommended suppliers. We’ve worked with these carefully picked professionals many times, and we will only ever suggest the very best that the county and surrounding area has to offer.

Florists, photographers, wedding planners, caterers, and even stationary, can all be organised from afar. You can view our list of recommended suppliers on our website https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/recommended-suppliers, but if you’re looking for something else then just ask, we’re bound to know the right person!

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No “one-size fits all”

As an exclusive, private venue we offer our couples a space that is completely customisable. The flexibility of Launcells Barton allows you to make it your own, but we know you can’t bring everything so we’re happy to provide plenty of the basics.

Chairs, tables, PA systems, and more, are all included. We know that some of these items can cause big issues when planning from a distance, which is why we make sure that they’ll be ready for you on your special day.

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If you live outside of Cornwall and are considering having your wedding at Launcells Barton, get in touch on 01288 352352 or hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk to discuss how we can help you.

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Beautiful September Wedding with a Sunset Tractor ride in Cornwall

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hosting the wedding of Lizzie & Tom. We first met Lizzie back in January when she travelled over from Australia to start planning their wedding in Cornwall. Tom didn’t see Launcells Barton until May of this year but had complete trust in Lizzie’s vision of what the day was going to look like. Since Lizzie’s first visit we kept in contact with them regularly. They were so excited to visit Launcells Barton every few months, and as building works progressed, they were able to envisage their dream day more and more.

Lizzie and Tom are both resident Doctors in Australia, with Lizzie working in a busy ER and Tom working in the Intensive Care Unit at their local hospital. Tom has family close by in Cornwall, while Lizzie’s family live in the South East of England. With some family members unable to make the journey to Australia, the couple decided to have their wedding back home, surrounded by their friends and family.

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Lizzie and Tom first met while at university and soon became inseparable, sharing each others love of adventure! The couple are keen travellers and rack up many air miles travelling all over the world! Each table of their seating plan was even named after their favourite beaches from their many travels together, each one having a sentimental meaning!

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The morning of the wedding Lizzie got ready in the house with her bridesmaids. They all looked fabulous in their matching floral pyjamas! Tom spent the night with his friends at a nearby hotel – I don’t think they all had matching floral pyjamas, but they did have some rather funky, colourful socks on for the occasion!

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Lizzie wore a simple, elegant gown, finished beautifully with a cathedral length veil and a burst of colour with flowers in her hair

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Lizzie and Tom were married at St Swithins church, which is just down the path from Launcells Barton house. After walking up from the church, they followed their ceremony with drinks and canapés in the courtyard.

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The couple and their close friends had so much fun going off for photos while guests were enjoying drinks.

Lizzie and Tom’s wedding was certainly international! Not only had all their university friends traveled from across Europe to be with them, but they had over 50 doctors attending their wedding, some of whom had traveled from as far away as Australia and New Zealand to be with them on their special day!

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The couple were able to sneak off into the garden for some quick photos, while all their guests were taking their seats for the wedding breakfast in the Mill barn.

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The couple chose from one of our recommended suppliers Beautiful and the Feast to caterer for their wedding. They were kind enough to plate us up a selection too and i have to say the food was so good it was out of this world!

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This wedding was so much fun to be apart of, as you could really feel that the day was a real celebration of the couple and every detail was personal to them. Lizzie’s best friend even got everyone involved in making a video about the couple and their wasn’t a dry eye in sight, even from us!

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Lizzie and Tom really wanted to have some time together just the two of them, so Matt offered to drive them to the top of the farm in our tractor so they could watch the sunset over the sea. They told us afterwards that they were so glad that they had taken that time and it really had made their day! Tom was asking Matt on the drive if it is difficult driving such a er….” vintage” tractor, so Matt said “see for yourself” and let Tom drive his new Bride back to the party Cornish style!

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These absolutely stunning images were taken by the Oli from McGivern Photography, who is actually relatively new to the wedding world of photography, but is clearly amazing! The images have captured the day so perfectly and Oli really did think outside the box when looking for original and creative ideas. Oli even came the day before and went for a walk around the farm scoping out the perfect locations. Lizzie and Tom were so happy to go with his -at times- crazy ideas, but i have to hand it to him, they are simply breathtaking!

Lizzie and Tom have taken a much needed rest and have jetted off on a 3 month honeymoon travelling around South America! Since their wedding they have already been trekking in jungles and national parks around Columbia!

We wish them every happiness as they enter into married life together and thank them and their family for welcoming us in to their celebrations, even encouraging Matt and I to take part in their cultural traditions and enjoy a drink with them all!

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“Thank you again for such a magical wedding, the day went perfectly thanks to you, Matt and all involved. Still can’t get over it!”- Lizzie 

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall like to discuss your big day with us give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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Weather proofing your wedding in Cornwall

On a regular day we can adjust our outfits, plans, and location to suit the weather, but when it comes to the day you’ve been planning for months, your wedding in Cornwall, some things can’t be changed.

The British weather is notoriously unpredictable, and even if you pick a date in the middle of the summer there’s always a chance you’ll get some rain on your wedding day. Luckily, there are some things you can do to weather-proof your wedding. We may not be able to change the weather, but we can ensure that you still have a fantastic day, come rain or shine.

Know your options

It is important to have a backup plan if you intend on having your ceremony outdoors. At Launcells Barton, we have three indoor venues. Because the entire site is yours for your wedding, there will be no problem in moving indoors. Keeping an eye on the forecast and staying in touch with your venue will allow them to make any necessary changes Launcells Barton - Wedding Venues Cornwallin advance. This will keep the morning of your wedding stress free, leaving you to relax and enjoy the day without having to think about us moving things around.

Photos don’t have to be outside

Whilst your heart may be set on photos in the grounds or in the walled garden, bad weather may stop this from being possible. Luckily, we have the exquisite manor house which can be used for photos.If you’re worried about the weather affecting your photos, have a chat with your photographer and come up with a plan of back up locations for your shoot.

Get glamorous with umbrellas

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Umbrellas aren’t the most elegant things in the world, but sometimes they are a necessity. Invest in a few clear, large umbrellas for the bride and bridesmaids to ensure a dry arrival. After a morning of hair and make-up they won’t want it ruined by rain, particularly if it could have been prevented.
Don’t forget, umbrellas needn’t be dull like the weather, why not get creative and use them as accessories? Pick some pastel shades or throw in a selection of classy coloured parasols,not only do they look great in photos, they’ll brighten those gloomy skies!

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Don your wellies!

Whether you’re travelling to Launcells Barton from near or far, Wellington boots go hand-in-hand with umbrellas, so embrace the weather and wear your pair of wellies with pride — Launcells Barton is a former dairy farm after all!

Create an ‘emergency’ kit

Wind, rain, and heat can all damage the bride’s beautiful hair and make-up. Ask your make-up artist and hairdresser for advice on what products and items you should keep at hand should the weather take a turn for the worse. Make sure your bridesmaids know where the kit is at all times should you need some help!

Stay hydrated

As well as rainy weather, we can occasionally have incredibly hot days. Mixing heat with excitement and alcohol can cause more problems than good, so make sure you have a large selection of soft drinks and water so you and your guests can stay hydrated throughout the day.

Don’t worry!

You can waste hours and hours worrying about whether the sun will be out on the big day, but all that really matters is that you’re marrying the person you love. No matter what the weather is like, you’ll still have a fun and memorable day. If it tips it down with rain laugh it off, you’ll probably still be laughing in years to come!

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For more information on viewing and booking our wedding venue in Cornwall, no matter what the weather, please give us a call on 01288 352352.

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Trees, trees, trees – our biomass wedding venue!

This week we have been cutting down lots of trees to get ready for our new biomass boiler that is being installed soon! It was all hands on deck- even little ones!

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We are installing central heating into the house and barns soon, so need to make sure we have enough wood ready to go when its all up and ready! As many of you know the house at the moment has no central heating and is very cold without all the fires roaring. Although we will be putting a wood burner into the sitting room and keeping the open fire in the dinning room, we can’t expect our guests to start fires every morning and keep them going throughout the day – they will be far too busy enjoying their wedding! so we need to make sure the house is nice and toasty for our winter weddings.

We have acres of woodland on the farm, so have just acquired our felling license to coppice trees, so that we can self sustain our biomass boiler. We also have a thinning license to open up the area at the front of the house by the pond.

We also had to take down this big fella as it was pushing out our wall. We had to get the professionals in for this one though, as it was not for those with a phobia of heights! The tree surgeons were climbing and swinging on ropes like acrobats! It was amazing to watch and certainly involved a lot of skill!Tree to cut down

Hopefully the next time you visit us here at Launcells Barton, you will see how much lighter the farm looks now that the trees have been tamed!

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall and would like to discuss your big day with us give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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Works have started on the Mill Barn… the ideal wedding venue in Cornwall

The scaffolding is up and we are away!

The Mill Barn is the first of the barns to have works started on it. If you had seen the Mill Barn before the builders started the much needed repairs, then you would have noticed that, yes, you can see the sky while standing in the barn! Although the barn is going to have a rustic feel about it, that is just a little bit too rustic. We don’t want to change the feel of the barn, because we love it, but we do want to make sure it’s water tight!

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Our first weddings in August will have their wedding breakfast in the Mill Barn, as we are able to seat 120 guests on trestle tables.  We are also opening up the cob barn, with a pop up bar and hay bales for seating!
One of our weddings in the summer will be taking their wedding out into the courtyard, as they have a mobile wood fired pizzeria serving their guests in the evening. What a fantastic idea!

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Don’t forget to like our Facebook page and follow our blog, as we will be keeping you up date with all the progress going on here at Launcells Barton, as we get ready to open North Cornwall’s new exclusive use wedding venue!

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If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall and would like to discuss your big day with us give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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