August 1, 2016
We did it!

This weekend we welcomed in our very first wedding here at the Launcells Barton wedding venue in Cornwall and our very first Launcells Barton Bride, just so happened to be my friend Rosie and her lovely groom Leigh. I was honoured to be Maid of Honour and be able to share their special day with them. It was so lovely to be apart of the bridal party, for our very first wedding and was amazing to see the place through the eyes of a guest. The sun was shinning and it was an absolutely magical day!

Rosie got ready with all her friends and family around her, in the private bridal suite and I think we can all agree she looked truly beautiful in her vintage lace ball gown.

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The place was filled with gorgeous blooms by the amazingly talented Emma from Brompton Buds. Jars filled with beautiful pinks and greens hung from shepard’s hooks & lined the Aisle, while the wooden arbor was entwined with flowers and framed the couple beautifully!

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed welcome drinks in the Courtyard and relaxed on hay bales outside our rustic bar which is hidden just under the Mill Barn!

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Rosie decorated the Mill Barn beautifully, with dusky muted tones and country garden flowers, adding so much attention to detail with special personalised gifts for everyone. Each seat was decorated with a hessian and lace sash, which were all handmade by the Bride! They also hung festoon lighting from the beams which made the barn look absolutely enchanting!

Rosie & Leigh had afternoon tea in the barn and then encouraged guests outside into the courtyard for Cornish ice cream, a pig roast and a mobile pizzeria! I think its safe to say that no one went hungry!

Rosie chose Rebecca Roundhill to capture her special day and as you can see, she certainly didn’t disappoint! The photo’s speak for themselves and are simply breathtaking, but it’s Rebecca’s professionalism on the day, that really made these photos so beautiful! Rebecca went above and beyond to capture the very best photos for Rosie and Leigh, even climbing over bushes & fences to get that perfect shot!

The evening was kicked off by inspired Party who have an amazing set up with their rustic themed DJ booth.

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The whole day went perfectly and we were so pleased to welcome in a new chapter at Launcells Barton. It has been such hard work getting the place to this stage and a lot of people behind the scenes have made it happen. We’ve had builders, plumbers ,workmen (and women) here until midnight helping us get everything ready, we have called in friends to help plant flowers, family friends have given up their weekends to help limewash the barn, friends have even dropped everything last minute & come along with a baby strapped to their front to help set up the bar!  We really couldn’t have done it without everyones support, so from all the team at Launcells Barton, a massive THANK YOU to everyone that has helped make our dream a reality!

If you’d like to talk to us about our Cornwall wedding venue and your big day then please give us a call on 01288 352352.

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June 25, 2016

There’s no denying that Cornwall is a beautiful and special place. With miles of gorgeous countryside and hundreds of perfect areas, Cornwall is definitely one of the best places in the country to get married.

But it isn’t just a beautiful location that makes Launcells Barton the ideal venue for your wedding in Cornwall. Steeped in history, this family owned manor house is unique in many ways. Here are just a few things that make Launcells Barton so special.

History

Dating back to the 14th Century, Launcells Barton is a Grade II listed house. It has been owned by the same family for over 70 years and has been restored with lots of love and care.

Architecture

The manor house itself is made up of two halves. This means that there are varying architectural details throughout making it a very unique building. The barrelled ceiling in the Bridal Suite, reveals where the monks’ chapel was – it dates back to the reign of King Henry VIII! There are also remains of monk prayer cells in the kitchen ceiling.

The purpose built Events Barn has been created with care to compliment the original house, whilst having all the modern necessities.

Similarly, the converted 19th Century Mill Barn has been lovingly renovated. The new large French doors reveal stunning views of the countryside and the beautiful exposed beams give height to the barn.

Staying at Launcells

As part of your package, the happy couple will have full use of the house along with ten close friends or family. Our beautiful Bridal Suite allows luxury and privacy for the newlyweds, whilst guests can enjoy four double bedrooms and a twin room.
They can also enjoy a hamper filled with handpicked local treats for the duration of their stay.

Outdoors

Away from the beautiful house and gorgeous barns, we have a large walled garden and courtyard which provide the perfect backdrop to ceremonies, drinks, and photos. The original archway has been reinstated to create an idyllic entrance and the gardens are filled with carefully tended seasonal blooms.

Choice

Unlike other venues, Launcells Barton has a variety of places where you can say “I do”. Embrace the exterior beauty of the house as you exchange vows at the top of the steps, or have an intimate ceremony in the sitting room. You can also get married in our Mill Barn as your friends and family watch on. As well as this, the walled garden and courtyard can be used as they have a custom-built licensed arbour and seating area.

But the choice doesn’t stop at the ceremony. For your reception you can party through the night in the Events Barn or gardens. As well as these areas, you can also use the adjacent land for marquees, tepees, and yurts.

Exclusivity

When you book your wedding at Launcells Barton, you’ll receive full exclusive use of our venue for the duration of your stay. Even if you’re having a large gathering, Launcells is still the ultimate exclusive and intimate wedding venue in Cornwall.

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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June 21, 2016
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You’ve got the ring, set the date, and created the ultimate wedding Pinterest board – now it’s time to start planning.

Before you get carried away with ideas of the what the ‘ideal’ wedding in cornwall should look like, there are a few important things you should consider. Ultimately, it is you and your partner’s special day and having a wedding that reflects your style and tastes is the most important thing.

With this in mind, we’ve created a list of 5 things that should be considered before, and during, planning.

What will the venue look like on your big day?

One top tip is to re-visit your wedding venue at the same time of year as your planned date. If you’ve set a date in July, going back the spot where you’ll say “I do” during the Summer months will give you a good idea of what to expect visually.

As leaves change with the seasons, so does the look and atmosphere of the venue. Viewing in the correct season can also lead to colour palette inspiration. Autumn at Launcells Barton brings out beautiful shades of deep red as the leaves turn, whilst Summer in Cornwall is full of colour and lush greenery.

What’s available in the local area?

Cornwall and Devon is filled to the brim with wonderful caterers, florists, and photographers so make the most of what they have to offer.

Keeping it close to Bude gives your day that extra authentic touch. With so many options of suppliers in the local area you won’t need to go anywhere else! We even have a list of recommended suppliers to help you pick the best of the best.

The size of your party

Your guest list may be small or big, but either way it’s important to keep numbers in mind when planning your big day.

At Launcells Barton we’re very flexible and able to facilitate weddings of all sizes and understand that the amount of guests can make a difference to particular decisions. Having a small cake and 200 RSVPs? Planning an intimate gathering of 10 people and booked a lavish symphony orchestra? Being aware of your party size when making bookings will help you make appropriate decisions.

The location

Everyone wants to get married in a gorgeous location, but why not use the surrounding beauty to influence the look of your big day? Launcells Barton is set amongst peaceful wooded countryside and provides a magical backdrop for photos and ceremonies.

We’re also a short distance from the stunning north coast of Cornwall. The seaside town of Bude will provide ample nautical and Cornish inspiration for brides and grooms.

What do YOU want?

Amongst the glossy magazines, Pinterest boards, and family input it can be easy to lose sight of what you actually want your big day to be like. Remember, it is a day for you and your partner to celebrate your love and marriage. Let yourself have the theme and style you want, and share it with the people you love.

If you’d like to talk about planning your wedding at Launcells Barton then give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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March 4, 2016

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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February 23, 2016

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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