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Iconic photo opportunities at our Cornish wedding venue

For most people the photography will be a really important part of your wedding. You’ll have spent countless hours planning your big day, from speaking with suppliers to researching online, so naturally after going to so much effort, you’ll want to be able to preserve great memories for years to come!

This is where your wedding photographer comes in as it’s their job to capture the romance and tell your story. You will also have a unique opportunity for the both of you to have some beautiful shots of you together. It’s very common for couples to plan in some time to leave your guests in safe hands and go off with just your photographer to have a couples shoot. This allows you to enjoy each other’s company for a short while, before the party gets started. What makes this easier for the photographer is if your venue has some gorgeous backdrops, something which our venue is always praised for! We’re blessed with stunning grounds and historic buildings, which make for truly gorgeous photos.

Let’s take a closer look at some of our iconic spots which are perfect for a couples shoot….

The Manor House
We have a few options for where you can hold your ceremony here at our exclusive use venue, depending on your preference and numbers. Some couples choose the Manor House, which can hold up to 20 people and is perfect for intimate weddings. However, if you plan to have more guests but have fallen in love with the elegant design and Georgian architecture, you can hold your ceremony elsewhere but still use the house for your couples shoot, something many like to make the most of. It boasts a stunning regal façade, window seats overlooking the garden, gorgeous staircases and an abundance of original features, all of which are perfect for setting the scene.

The grounds
The beauty of our venue is as much about the interior as it is the exterior.
To paint you a picture, we’re set in the idyllic and leafy countryside and our grounds are brimming with carefully tended seasonal blooms. Our tree-lined driveway is always a favourite spot, which you can see in the photo above, as well as the walled garden and custom-built arbour. The time of day and year will make a difference, so this is something to consider as each bring different opportunities. The winter sun setting over the hills is always incredibly romantic, and you can see the rolling Atlantic waves in the distance!

A tractor ride
Something which has become increasingly popular amongst our couples is to go for a tractor ride around the grounds! Not only is this a little different, it gives the pair of you some time to be with each other away from everyone else, it’s really good fun and the photos as a result are definitely some for the album!

Local beaches
Although you will be spoilt for choice throughout our venue, we’re lucky to be just minutes from some of the best beaches on the north coast, so if you love the idea of photos by the sea, this is certainly possible and always worth it.

We hope this has inspired you and that it has helped you to visualise the beauty and opportunity our venue brings. If you have any questions, please do get in touch with our friendly team on 01288 352352.

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Beautifully laid back wedding in Cornwall, full of fun and laughter!

Back in July saw Justin and Karen saying their vows to one another under a beautiful sweeping arch of greenery.

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It also saw the end of the heat wave that gave us such a wonderful summer and, although it gave the farm some much needed rain, it did mean we needed to bring the celebrations inside. However, Karen and Justin’s excitement and totally calm and relaxed attitude towards their day, meant that no matter what the weather was, nothing could dampen their spirits! It was a day filled with love, laughter and happiness!

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The day before their wedding their florist, Lisa from Cabbage White Flowers, who had come all the way down from Surrey as florist, friend and guest, set to work decorating the Mill Barn and Reception Barn.  While Lisa worked her magic Justin and his friends were up the ladder putting up all the beautiful fairy lights! The venue looked stunning with circular arrangements of greenery hanging from the beams in the Reception Barn and the aisle in the Mill Barn lined with milk churns filled with arrangements of beautiful flowers!

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Karen got ready in the Manor House at Launcells Barton, while Justin got ready at his family’s home near by. Although Karen didn’t need much help, Hannah Woodgates Hair Design & Lizzy Couch Make Up helped to make Karen glow on her big day!

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As Justin and his bestman greeted all the guests as they arrived in the Snug Bar, Scottish pipers played to welcome everyone, before guests took their seats in the Mill Barn for the ceremony to begin!

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It was then time for Karen, accompanied by the pipers, to make her way to the Mill Barn and walk down the aisle to say “I do”. Karen looked beautiful in a floaty lace bodiced gown from Grace loves Lace.

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With personal readings and a relaxed laid back feel, their ceremony was everything they wanted it to be!

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After the ceremony the heavens opened, so guests were welcomed with a drink in the Snug Barn, while we quickly turned the Mill Barn around. Guests were then welcomed back into the Mill Barn by the Blue Lion Band playing as Prosecco  & canapés flowed.

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Karen and Justin popped off to explore the grounds and enjoyed a bit of time together while all their guests took their seats in the Reception Barn.

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We then announced the newlyweds to all their eagerly awaiting friends and family, before Dartmoor kitchen got underway with serving a delicious wedding breakfast! Do you know why it’s called a wedding breakfast? Well, it’s referred to as a ‘breakfast’ because it is the first meal in the newly married couple’s lives together and the first meal you eat as a married couple!

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Karen and Justin’s wedding breakfast was full of fantastic speeches including the funniest Bride’s speech I have ever heard!

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As the meal came to a close and guests milled around outside the Reception Barn enjoying the sun as it finally popped it’s head out, Karen and Justin went for a stroll and their band set up ready for the evening to begin!

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Guests were then welcomed inside for the happy couple to cut their cake, a naked cake with flowers flowing down it designed by the incredible Hannah from Hannah’s Cornish Cakes. The Blue Lion Band then kicked the evening off with the couples first dance which the couple then asked everyone to join them for!

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A few words from the gorgeous bride herself!-  It is difficult to put into words just how much we feel you contributed to us making our weekend so special.  Always on hand to answer our many questions, accommodating to our parents and suppliers, ready to give considered advice (that was always spot on!), your calm, professional, experienced and flexible approach meant that we had the day of our dreams.
For me personally, I have to say that I surprised myself with how anxious I got in the lead up to the day.  Even on the Saturday morning I woke up worried that things would not be done or thought about.  I think that must be a normal feeling for a bride, especially someone who likes to be in control of everything! What I learnt from all of this was that the worry was a complete waste of time – not only did you have everything in hand but you thought of and dealt with things that I did not even think of.  From early on the Saturday morning I really felt like a Bride.  And you being there was the biggest part of me feeling this way: the way you dealt with the bagpipes, to the way you facilitated the registrar visit, to the way you said ‘don’t worry I will sort out your dress’ as I was about to walk down the aisle amongst many other things you did, allowed me to feel like the most perfect bride and for us to have truly the best day ever.  And I am pretty certain that people who chose to get married elsewhere do not get this treatment.
From the moment we visited it, we knew it was the perfect place and didn’t even consider anyone else.  We loved the feel, the accommodating nature and the feeling that you would all do anything you could to accommodate us. 
I am getting quite emotional as I write this! Thank you just doesn’t seem to cover it but we are so grateful and thankful we found you and Launcells Barton – there is nothing we would change about the experience. It was a pleasure meeting you both and, without sounding patronising, I have found your determination and approach to building up this venue very inspirational.

These gorgeous photos are thanks to one of our recommended suppliers Andrew, from Travis and Brown. He has photogrpahed a few weddings here since we opened in 2016 and every wedding he has really captured the couple and the individuality of their day. It’s great watching Andrew shoot a wedding, as he allows those nature moments to happen, but always there to offer reassuring words when needed.

It was an absolute joy being involved with your wedding Karen and Justin. It was wonderful to see two people so in love and meant for one another, as well as accepting of each others foibles – if Karen’s speech is anything to go by that is! Myself, Matt and Sophia wish you nothing but every happiness for the future as you start your married life together. 

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A church wedding in Cornwall – Launcells Barton

Are you wanting to exchange your vows at the altar, surrounded by friends, family and loved ones? If a church wedding has always been a part of the plans for your big day, then we’re able to offer something truly unique at Launcells Barton.

Our venue is situated just a short walk from the beautiful Parish Church of St Swithin’s, once described by Sir John Betjeman as the ‘least spoilt church in Cornwall’. Being this close brings with it a whole host of benefits for our couples wanting to have the church wedding they’ve always dreamt of without the logistics of booking a venue far from the first part of their day.

Here are just a few key parts of your wedding day…

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The Parish Church of St Swithin’s

For those wanting an idyllic and romantic church surrounded by green Cornish countryside, St Swithin’s Church is the perfect home for your wedding ceremony. The building, which dates back to the late 15th century is nestled into the surrounding countryside and filled with intricately carved bench ends, Georgian boxed pews and a huge collection of encaustic Barnstaple tiles, giving it a traditional and unique feel.

Wake up in a luxury manor house

Waking up in our lovingly restored country house on the morning of your wedding is a wonderful way to start the day for any bride. With its distinctive regal façade and large light rooms with high ceilings, the house if packed full of traditional features including a priest hole in the bridal suite that dates back to the dissolution of the monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII!

Once you’re ready you’ll need not worry about transport as it’s just a matter of minutes to get down to the church and begin your walk down the aisle to your waiting groom.

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Make your way to the reception

If you’ve got guests coming from far and wide, or perhaps not from Cornwall who are unfamiliar with the local area, the logistics of getting everyone from the church to the reception venue can become something of a challenge so you’ll be pleased to hear that they’ll be able to join you on the short walk to our Mill.

Your reception

You’ll be able to enjoy your welcome drinks in our beautiful Mill, or if the sun is shining, these will be served just outside to make the most of the weather. You will then move on to our brand new and purpose-built Reception Barn, which has been designed to complement the original house and surrounding area. It’s light, airy and open plan layout makes it great for larger weddings with seating for up to 200 guests. It’s the perfect place to dance the night away and to use as a real blank canvas when it comes to decorations and really making it your own. It of course comes with its own bar which we’ll staff for you so all you need to worry about is having a great time with your guests.

You can find out more about the Reception Barn here: https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/events-barn/

Our Mill Barn is able to offer something a little different; this 19th century stone built barn has beautifully exposed beams and large French doors which if you’re lucky to have a sunny day, allow light to pour into the open plan area which will seat 180 of your nearest and dearest. There’s also a rustic bar for your guests to enjoy!

You can find out more about the Mill Barn here: https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/mill-barn/

You can find full information on our wedding packages here: https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/packages/

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The small details

If you are currently planning a church wedding, there are a number of criteria set by The Church of England which need to be met before your wedding day. For more information on this and booking the church please get in touch with St Swithin’s Church directly.

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall and you 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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Wedding packages at Launcells Barton

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We know that every couple and wedding are different, which is exactly why our venue and packages provide each bride and groom with the flexibility and freedom to make their day truly unique and one they’ll always remember. From the setting of your ceremony through to the catering and the décor; you’ll be able to dictate every detail.

You’ll also never share our venue with anyone else; each of our packages provides you with exclusive use, so you’ll only be surrounded by the ones you love on your big day.

Worried about the small details? As well as expert on-the-day coordination by our in-house team, our weekend and two-night-stay packages include the use of tables and chairs for your ceremony and reception, a fully staffed bar (have a look at all of the benefits that brings here!), a fully kitted kitchen for your caterers as well as a PA system that makes sure every guest is able to hear all of the emotional and tear-jerking speeches!

Here’s a little more information on how each of our packages works…

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The Weekend Wedding Package

Our most popular package gives you exclusive use of the grounds and venue from Friday afternoon through to midday on Sunday. You’ll have several options when it comes to selecting a location for your civil ceremony; choose from our lovingly restored 19th century Mill Barn (https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/mill-barn/), the Manor House or the property’s beautiful outside ceremony space – perfect for a summer wedding!

From there you’ll be able to make your way to our Reception Barn which is purpose built and can seat up to 180 guests on round tables or 200 on trestle tables. Think of this space as a complete blank canvas for your reception; you can customise and make the space whatever you want it to be, and if you’re short of inspiration just ask our team – we’re always happy to help!

Wondering where your bridal party will call home for the weekend? Our 16th century Georgian Manor House will be all yours throughout the weekend. With its distinctive regal façade and large light rooms with high ceilings, the house is packed full of traditional features and is able to sleep 12 of your nearest and dearest.

For full information please click here or give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll happily answer any questions about your weekend wedding.

Midweek Two-Night-Stay Wedding Package

If you fancy having a midweek wedding, then this package is definitely for you! You have all of the flexibility of a weekend wedding but on a weekday; so you’ll still have exclusive use of our venue, the flexibility to choose your ceremony location and to fully customise your reception or other aspects of your day. Your bridal party will of course also be able to call our Manor House their home for the duration of their stay.

For full information please click here or give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll happily answer any questions about your weekend wedding.

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Midweek Intimate Overnight Wedding Package

If you’re wanting a small and intimate wedding we’re able to offer a bespoke and unique package for smaller wedding parties. To discuss your wedding day with us please call on 01288 352352 or complete the contact form on our contact page.

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall and you 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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Five reasons you’ll fall in love with Launcells Barton

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Finding the perfect wedding venue is such an important part of your planning process. It’s where you’ll be spending one of the most significant moments of your life, and is a central part of creating the atmosphere for your day. The venue will determine so many other things such as which flowers to choose, how your photo’s will look and how many guests you can invite.

Something I always love and feel blessed to be a part of is the moment couples eyes light up as they discover all Launcells Barton has to offer during a visit! As they walk around our grounds and beautiful buildings, I can see them visualising their ceremony and their ideas coming to life, which is just magic!

If you’d like to know more about what makes us so special, here are just a few reasons our venue could be a match made in heaven….

Beautiful boutique accommodation

When you hold your wedding here, the whole venue is exclusively yours to enjoy for the whole duration, over the course of two nights and three days. Waking up in our lovingly restored country house on the morning of your wedding is a wonderful way to start your day. Plus, you’ll be able to be joined by 12 of your nearest and dearest. Our brides have their very own suite which will make you feel like you’re in complete luxury, as you should be!

Feel like one of the family

So many of our couples tell us that come the end of their celebration, they feel like we’re all one big family, which is exactly what we aim for! My partner Matthew grew up at Launcells Barton and the farm has been in his family since 1949, so being a family affair is definitely something which is important to us. We do everything we can in our power to look after you, make you comfortable and hopefully feel like this is your home during your stay.

Stunning photo opportunities

You’ll make memories that last a lifetime on your wedding day and you’ll be sure to remember them if you spend it at Launcells Barton with a whole host of photo opportunities for you and your groom. Photographers that visit our venue often say they’re spoilt for choice; we’ve got stunning green countryside, the iconic steps at the front of our manor house, the rustic interiors of our barns or the simplicity of an outdoor wedding. If you venture to the top of the hill you’ll also have the stunning backdrop of the coast.

Everyone can come!

If you both have large families and an abundance of friends, then you’re going to need a venue to accommodate them all. By holding your wedding here, you won’t have to endure any awkward situations or whittle down your guest list as we have the capacity to seat up to 200 guests. Children are always welcome and we provide plenty of advice on planning a child friendly wedding in this blog post.

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The choice is yours

Every wedding at Launcells Barton is unique and the reason is that the options are pretty limitless. We’ve got the ability to have the wedding of your dreams – whether that’s an outside and simple ceremony, a large gathering in a state of the art barn set in rural countryside or a rustic affair in our converted 19th century Mill Barn, it’s all here to make your own.

Each can be your own blank canvas to make your own and if you’re feeling short of inspiration have a look through our blog at some of the fantastic recent weddings we’ve held here.

If you’re currently planning your wedding in Cornwall and would like to arrange a viewing or ask us any questions please give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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Australia meets Cornwall for a breathtaking relaxed summer wedding in the Cornish Countryside!

Back in June we saw the beautiful and relaxed wedding of Sophia and David.
I’ve been waiting to tell their story for so long, as they really did take a leap of faith with us and what an incredible day it turned out to be!

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In January 2017, as we had just laid the foundations of our new Reception Barn, Sophia and David got in contact about holding their wedding with us, the only thing was they weren’t actually going to see the venue until a couple of days before, as they were now living in Australia due to work! Sophia’s family are from Cumbria and David’s from the Midlands, so they wanted a neutral location and somewhere that had a special meaning for them both. As they both love travelling and reminiscing about trips together, Cornwall was where they wanted to bring everyone together on their special day!

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With a laptop in hand and iphone for back up due to the then sketchy Wifi, that we were still trying to get set up across the venue, I sat down to do my very first Skype viewing! As I walked around showing Sophia and David the different parts of the venue and standing in front of a muddy trench explaining what was going to be built, it became apparent, just how lovely they both were and what a lovely journey this was going to be with them!

Every few months, we would sit down in front our laptops and have a chat about how all the wedding planning was coming along and even though they were 1000’s of miles away, we had such fun laughing getting to know one another.

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Then the day came, just two days before there wedding, when I was going to meet them both for the very first time and they were going to see the venue for real! Slightly nerve wracking, but thankfully they were ecstatic and absolutely over the moon, which was a huge relief!  After talking to them so much in the run up to their wedding, meeting them in person for the first time was like catching up with old friends!

Only a few days later and Sophia, David and all their friends and family arrived to set up for their wedding. I have to say it was one of the most relaxed set up’s I’d ever been a part of-baring in mind the couple had organised everything from across the globe and were meeting their suppliers for the very first time!  With music on and everyone laughing and joking, everything turned out beautifully, as they had complete trust in all their chosen suppliers.

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Bleujen created a gorgeous hanging wreath, full of greenery that hung from the centre beam in the Reception Barn.  They also styled the arbour for the couple’s outdoor ceremony with brightly coloured peonies and roses to give a pop of colour!

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On the morning of their wedding as the sun shone, reminding her of the Summer she had just left behind in Oz, Sophia got ready with her friends and family around her.  Meanwhile David got ready close by, before making his way to Launcells Barton.
Sophia looked out of this world in a fitted lace dress with a simple full length veil.

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It was soon time for the guests to start arriving and Sophia to get ready to walk across to the Walled Garden to meet her Groom, accompanied by some gorgeous acoustic music by Joss White 

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Sophia and David kept their ceremony really relaxed and personal to the both of them. With readings and poems from their friends, personal vows and with everyone from across the World coming together to celebrate, there wasn’t a dry eye throughout the whole ceremony!

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After their ceremony Sophia, David and all their guests headed out into the courtyard for drinks, canapés and lawn games. Cornwall Wedding Venues

While their guests were happy chatting and sipping on Pimms, with acoustic music playing throughout the courtyard, Sophia and David popped off for a few photos.

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We then announced guests through the walled garden to take their seats for the wedding breakfast in the Reception Barn, before guests enjoyed sharing platters catered for by Beautiful and the Feast.

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The Launcells Barton team made sure everyone had a full glass, as the speeches got underway.  David also said a lovely heartfelt thank you to us for all the support they had received,  which really meant a lot, as we do genuinely care about our couples and making sure they have the best day!

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As their DJ John Green set up and guests relaxed in the bar and lawns outside the Reception Barn, Sophia and David hopped on to our tractor and Matt drove them off to catch the sunset…. and what a sunset it was!!

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Relaxed after their walk, they were then welcomed back by all their guests and the evening party began!!

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A few words from the gorgeous Bride herself- Sophia ” What can we say… booking a venue which wasn’t yet built, in a town we’d never been to seems like a crazy idea when we think back. But putting our faith in Matt and Lara was the best decision. The whole planning process was a breeze with Lara on hand to answer all our questions. When we finally saw the venue, three days before the big day…despite the fog, we could tell it was as beautiful as the Skype videos we’d seen. The house is amazing, with more than enough space for a full bridal party. The walled garden was the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony; a real sun trap which literally smells of roses! And the barn and grounds which provided so many areas for our guests to enjoy. We had the most amazing wedding and mini adventure in Bude, thanks team Launcells! So nice that we both feel like old friends rather than supplier and client. Sure you guys don’t fancy a trip over to Melbourne!? x”

These absolutely gorgeous images are thanks to the very talented Oli McGivern. Oli photographed one of our very first weddings and came down from London to work with us on our first Winter styled shoot back in 2017. We even changed the positioning of some of the windows in the Reception Barn at the very last minute, due to Oli explaining – over a few glasses of wine- about the lighting and mathematics of getting the best possible light for photographs! I still don’t understand the maths side of things, but he does get some incredible shots!!

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Oli– “It was a joy to be back at my favourite venue with such a lovely couple and their friends who made me feel like one of the gang. My first return since the new barn was put in and Matt & Lara have done a fantastic job with it. The sun’s hat was firmly on and once again Launcells retains its title as the Easiest Venue to Photograph at the 2018 McGivern Photography Venue Awards. “

As Sophia and David settle back in to life in Australia, but this time as man and wife, we wish nothing but happiness for you both. It was a privilege to be a part of your special day and be welcomed as a friend by yourselves and all your friends and family who just couldn’t have been lovelier! We’re sure there will be lots of adventures to come as you continue to explore the World, but we hope that you will stay in touch and look back at your time in Cornwall as one of the happiest of your life!

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Why getting married in a country estate venue is so special

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When it comes to picking your wedding venue we know there’s an incredible range of options for every bride and groom. So why a country estate and why Launcells Barton? It’s a place that Matt and I both love to share with couples on one of the biggest and most special days of their lives – it fuses new with old, it has a unique blend of coast and countryside and what’s more, it’s exclusive use so you have it all to yourselves! Sound good to you? We’ll explain why we think you’ll fall in love with our little part of Cornish countryside…

Something old, something new

Much like the old tradition, our wedding venue has a special mixture of historic and modern options. The house is Georgian so those wanting an element of character and grandeur will certainly be wowed by what this gorgeous building can offer you. There’s also the 19th Century Mill Barn which is licensed for civil ceremonies and will capture you with its charm. If you’re looking to match the historic with something a little more modern then we also have our purpose built Reception Barn, which has been designed to complement the original buildings, but benefits from being new and completely state-of-the-art!

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Exclusively yours

Weddings are a day to share with your loved ones so when it comes to yours what better way to spend it than surrounded only by those you cherish the most. There won’t be any interruptions, just the space for you to enjoy yourselves in private. We encourage all of our couples to treat Launcells Barton like their home, and we provide a personal service to make sure you feel like a million dollars, the whole time!

A dreamy setting

We’ve been told by many of our couples that one of the best things about our venue is how we capture the beauty of Cornwall in one location, so if you’re looking for the best of both worlds you really are in luck. We’re set amongst acres of countryside with stunning coastal views waiting for you over the brow of our hill. We fell in love with this place ourselves and the unique blend of countryside and coast definitely played a part in that.

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Ultimate luxury

You will be surrounded by complete luxury at our venue. Wonderful interiors, lovingly restored historic buildings, roll top baths and decadence. You’ll also be blessed with a hamper filled with handpicked local treats for the duration of your stay, just to make you feel that extra bit special.

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall and you 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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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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Five ways to feel like royalty on your big day

As we enter the final countdown to the Royal wedding we thought it would be a great time to think of a few ways you can ensure that you’re treated like royalty on your own big day.

Harry and Meghan have certainly made their day their own; they’ve broken from tradition to invite 1,000 members of the public, they’re the first royal wedding not to serve a fruitcake and are also tying the knot on a Saturday rather than a week day, so what special touches can you treat yourselves to?

A venue steeped in history or a modern feel?

The choice of venue is of course one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when you’re planning your wedding. Harry and Meghan will be having their nuptials in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle which is steeped in Royal history, so if you’re looking for your own slice of history we’re lucky to have St Swithin’s Church, famously referred to as ‘the least spoilt church in Cornwall’ by Sir John Betjeman, a literal stone’s throw from our venue. You can also enjoy your wedding weekend in our Manor House, which is referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086!

Fancy adopting some of Harry and Meghan’s more modern ideas? Our brand new, purpose-built reception barn has been designed to complement the original house and is able to fit up to 180 guests on round tables or 200 on trestles. This space gives our couples complete flexibility to decorate and make the space their own. It doesn’t stop their either! Our converted 19th century Mill Barn which is built from stone offers even more chances for you to make your day your own and can seat up to 160.

Invited by your majesty

Harry and Meghan’s invitations were made by London-based fine printers ‘Barnard and Westwood’ who’ve been creating invitations for the royal family since 1985. Their invite differs to William and Kate’s as it bares the crest of Prince Charles rather than the Queen, from whom all previous invites have been sent.

Your own invites will be the first chance for you to share the style of your wedding; will you go modern or traditional? The great news is that Devon and Cornwall are both full of fantastic designers – there’s something to meet everyone’s chosen style.

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Fancy florals

Back in March, Kensington Palace announced that Harry and Meghan had chosen Philippa Craddock to create the floral design for their wedding, both for the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel and the reception at Windsor Castle. Choosing flowers and designs won’t be something most of us do on a daily basis, so we’re always happy to give you ideas and suggestions and put you in touch with the best suppliers we know locally.

A classical choice of music

Whilst it’s rumored that Elton John is set to play at the Royal Wedding, one musician not gaining as many headlines is 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason who will also be amongst the day’s performers. Classical music can give your ceremony a real air of elegance and with a great selection of classical musicians and string quartets blessing the West Country it could be an option to explore if you’ve not considered it before.

A show stopping cake

Traditionally royal wedding cakes make a real statement, boasting multiple tiers adorned with intricate sugar work. Whilst we’re not advising you copy Prince Charles and Camilla in terms of size (theirs weighed an impressive 17 stone and took around 130 hours to decorate), you’ll definitely want it to be every bit as tasty, so if you’re wanting some recommendations on who to go with we’ve been lucky enough to sample some fantastic cakes from local suppliers and always happy to let you have our recommendations.

To find out more about holding your wedding here at Launcells Barton, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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More wonderful testimonials from our newlyweds

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We put an incredible amount of effort and passion into each and every wedding we hold at Launcells Barton, so it’s always humbling to hear some of the feedback we receive from the couples that choose to share one of the most special days of their lives with us. There’s no better way to describe a wedding day at Launcells Barton than from the people that have experienced it themselves, so here are just a few kind words from those that have…

“What a place! Just beautiful. We had THE best winter wedding here. Thank you Lara and Matt for helping to make our day so special. I wish words could describe just how wonderful our day was. Whatever your vision for your wedding, I’m pretty sure you can achieve it here. It’s beautiful, flexible and Lara and Matt will do everything to make your day as carefree and memorable as possible. Thank you! xx”
– Alisa Horton

“We got engaged near Bude and had this romantic idea about having our wedding nearby, forcing our friends and family to trek from afar down to the Cornish coast. After looking at six or seven venues, none quite hitting the mark – all too ‘weddingy’ – we stumbled upon Launcells for our last appointment before giving up and resigning to a venue closer to home. We didn’t make it out the car before we made our minds up; it was perfect. Rustic but not too rustic, wedding appropriate but not just another ‘wedding barn’, secluded without being too remote. Then we met Lara and Matt and the deal was done. So helpful without being pushy, relaxed while meticulously organised. Our wedding day was such fun. We didn’t want anything too traditional or formal. We wanted something personal and unique to us; Launcells Barton was the perfect venue to do just that.”
– Ben and Nicole

“Thank you so much for allowing us into your home for our wedding day. Launcells Barton was such a beautiful setting for the day and our guests were all blown away by it and said how much of a great time they had there. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks for helping it run so smoothly.”
– Jess and Matt

If you’d like more information on holding your wedding at Launcells Barton, then please do give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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