Barn wedding

Are you dreaming of a barn wedding venue in Cornwall?

As a couple you may well already have an idea of what you’re looking for in a wedding venue.  Perhaps you have your hearts set on marrying outside, being close the coast, saying ‘I do’ surrounded by glorious Cornish countryside or at a venue that’s heaped in heritage.

The great news is that we’re able to tick all of those boxes, but an option that proves to be particularly popular for couples viewing our venue is our barn weddings, so let’s tell you a little about our barns and how they could work well for your own wedding…

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Our 19th Century Mill Barn

With beautifully exposed beams and large French doors that leave the space bathed in sunshine, our lovingly restored 19th century stone-built Mill Barn has a real wow-factor and is definitely a popular choice for our couples.  Many of the original stone features in the barn remain exposed to ensure it has lost none of its original character, and with a capacity for up to 160 seated guests it’s great for wedding ceremonies of all sizes.

Tucked away beneath the Mill Barn you’ll find a beautiful rustic bar, which is often the first place your guests will head once they arrive at our venue.  Constructed from reclaimed wood salvaged during the barn’s renovation, there’s a cosy seating area that makes this the perfect place to relax, enjoy a drink and begin the day!

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Our reception barn

Our reception barn has been purpose built to give you the ultimate place in which to share memories with friends and family on your big day.  The barn has been carefully crafted to compliment the surrounding buildings and countryside, whilst also giving you, your caterers and evening entertainment a state-of-the-art space to call your own.

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Barn Wedding Venues Cornwall and DevonIt doesn’t end there either! As well as a spacious bar and lounge area with a cosy atmosphere and comfy leather sofas, the Reception Barn has lots of outdoor seating and a large lawn where your guests can mingle; great for summer evenings!

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A blank canvas

Both of our barns give our couples a complete blank canvas to really make their own; take inspiration from some of our previous weddings, put your ideas in place and create the wedding you’ve always wanted and dreamt of!

For more information on our exclusive use barn weddings in Cornwall please give us a call on 01288 352352 or email us on hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have or arrange a viewing for you.

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Where you’ll spend your wedding day

Weddings are always incredible days filled with many magical moments; love, laughter, dinner and dancing, you name it, it’s all in there! We know that for you and your guests the emotion of the day can also make it a long one, which is why our venue is carefully crafted to ensure that each part of your day is spent in its own unique and special space.  From getting ready, to waving your guests off underneath the star-filled countryside skies, here’s how you could spend your own big day… 

Watch your guests arrive in style
For most brides and grooms, watching their guests arrive excited for their day is something they only get to really enjoy when they watch the wonderful work of their videographer several weeks later. At Launcells Barton you get something that is very special; because our Manor House is so central to the venue you’ll be able to peep through the windows to see your guests arriving and congregating in anticipation of your big entrance.  If you’re due to be married in the church they’ll even make their way right past the front door!

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A tipple for their arrival
The first place your guests head to is one of our two onsite bars.  This is a great space that’s been lovingly created from parts of our own working farm; you’ll find wood reused from former cow sheds and a rustic feel that you just can’t beat! On sunny days they’ll be able to congregate in our open courtyard, before making their way to the ceremony!

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Your ceremony
It very much depends on the type of ceremony you’re having as to where everyone heads next! If you’ve always dreamt of saying ‘I do’ outside then our walled garden is going to be the perfect place for you and your guests to share the special moment whilst seated on pews made from wood from our own land.  Outdoor weddings at Launcells can be absolutely breathtaking; get married in Spring and you’re surrounded by blossoming plants and flowers, tie the knot in Summer and you’ll hopefully be surrounded by beautiful blue skies and green flora.

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If an outdoor ceremony isn’t for you then our Mill Barn will be the home of one of the most special moments of your lives.  Say ‘I do’ under the exposed beams of this lovingly restored barn, which is just metres from the courtyard everyone will be arriving in.

Time for the reception
There’s no getting in the car and heading off to the reception venue here! You’ll make the short walk – and when we say short walk we definitely mean it – to our purpose built reception venue, complete with its own bar for you and your guests to enjoy! This will be the home to your wedding breakfast, with a big entrance for you to both be welcomed for the first time as a married couple!

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Whilst this will be where you spend much of your time for the rest of the day there’s a number of outdoor areas your guests can enjoy if the weather is kind, and many guests often comment on how stunning the venue also looks at night, with specially situated lighting highlighting some of the natural features of the surrounding buildings.

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Walk into a new future
With the sun setting on your special day you’ll have a little time to have photos taken walking toward the coast or surrounded by stunning Cornish countryside – is there any other way you’d ever want to finish the day?

For more information on our exclusive use wedding venue in Cornwall please give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have or arrange a viewing.

 

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More Wonderful Words from our Newlyweds

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Launcells Barton is our pride and joy, and our passion shines through each and every wedding we hold here. The most important thing to us is making sure we create weddings to remember and incredible memories to last a lifetime.

That’s why we absolutely love it when we hear the wonderful feedback from our happy couples who chose to share one of the most special days of their lives with us. Who better to describe a wedding day here at Launcells Barton than those that have experienced it for themselves?

Here are just a few kind words from some of our recent newlyweds…

Exclusive Use Wedding Venue Cornwall and Devon“There were so many reasons why we fell in love with Launcells Barton as a venue; the location, the beautiful house, the rustic snug bar, but not least Lara and Matt who were brilliant, laid back and reassuring throughout.  We didn’t have lots of ideas for our wedding before we started planning, but most important to us was that it was fun and relaxed. Dancing with my nieces to James Dixon’s incredible music, and drinking prosecco in the October sunshine will be a lasting memory!”
– Annie & Ben

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“We always knew we had chosen the right venue for our wedding from the moment we saw it, but on the day even our wildest dreams were exceeded. Launcells Barton is a truly stunning venue, from the barns to the beautiful house. Being able to use the venue for the whole weekend and have our closest friends stay with us really added something special to our wedding weekend. The team at Launcells were all so wonderful with their fun and professional manner and really looked after every one of our guests. Lara especially was incredible on the day ensuring everything ran smoothly and on time, she was also definitely a calming presence to a nervous and stressed bride!”
– Katie & Charlie

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“We fell in love with Launcells Barton from the moment we visited, and it was the most confident choice we made for our wedding together. We cannot thank Lara & Matt enough, it was the best day!”
– Sophie & Chris

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“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….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.”
– Karen and Justin

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”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”
– Sophia & David


“We only visited one venue because we knew that Launcells was the one, it offered that country elegance that we wanted whilst providing the flexibility of so many indoor and outdoor areas to use for all of the personal touches like the ice cream station and pizza van. The grounds provided the perfect setting for our photos and catered for the surprise bouncy castle which was just the BEST THING EVER. Launcells was the dream venue and the staff really helped make everything flow effortlessly, we had such a gorgeous stress-free day! Absolutely everything went to plan and we just wish we could do it all over again because its true what they say, it really is over before you know it.”
– Duncan and Tor

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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Elegant country Wedding, bringing friends and family together in Cornwall.

Back on a beautiful Autumnal day in September, Alex and Sarah celebrated their wedding surrounded by friends and family and brought so much of their personality and love of the countryside into their day!

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The day before Sarah and Alex set to work bringing the Reception Barn to life with the help of their florist Ruby and the Wolf, who put the finishing touches to the Barn and Church in the morning of their wedding, making sure eventing looked perfect. The whole barn looked magical with an incredible flower arch and tables full of candles, greenery and soft pale flowers to give simple touches. The couple also chose a backdrop behind their top table, with rustic love letters and hanging candle globes.

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The morning of the wedding started with Sarah getting ready and relaxing with friends and family in the house. Hair and make up was perfected by recommended suppliers Hannah Woodgates Hair Design and Lizzy Couch Make Up. Sarah look breathtaking in a simple long sleeved dress.

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Alex and his friends gathered in the Snug bar, before heading off to the church to welcome their guests.

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As Sarah made her way into the church with her long train floating behind her, she looked sensational!

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After the ceremony, guests made their way back to Launcells Barton for the welcome reception, with the newlyweds and their wedding party taking some time for photos, while guests enjoyed canapés and drinks.

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It was then time for guests to take their seats in the Reception Barn and us to announce the happy couple through their beautiful floral arch, into their meal!

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After their meal, one of Sarah’s Bridesmaids drove the happy couple to catch the sunset in her pea green Defender, which I was a little bit smitten with!

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Wild Bake Pizza set up for the evening and guests mingled, before welcoming Sarah and Alex to the dance floor, for their first dance as Husband and Wife!

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A few words from Sarah- “Love isn’t always perfect. It isn’t a fairy tale of story book. And it doesn’t always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define and impossible to live without. Love is work, but most of all, love is realising that every hour, every minute and every second was worth it because you did it together. Alex and I were saying ‘I do’ not just for that day, but for the tomorrow and the always that we are so fortunate to be able to share together. To all couples who are about to say I do, treasure that very previous moment and enjoy every hour, every minute and every second. Thank you Lara and Matt for all that you’ve done to support our love.” 

These beautiful images are thanks to one of our recommended suppliers Pete Cox Photography. I think his natural and soft style of photography has captured their day perfectly!

It was a privilege to be a part of your special day Sarah and Alex and see how much you both mean to one another. We wish you nothing but happiness and best wishes as you start your new life in Cornwall as Husband and Wife! 

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What a year!

What a twelve months 2018 was at Launcells Barton! With so many memories and moments it would be impossible to share them all in a single blog, so here’s just a few that capture some of the magic our exclusive use wedding venue brings…

For more information about our exclusive use wedding venue in Cornwall please give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Five handy tips for planning your wedding this year

If you’re recently engaged, we’d firstly like to say huge congratulations from all of us here at Launcells Barton! Starting a new year and planning a wedding will be an incredibly exciting time for you both, so to make sure it’s plain sailing all the way we’ve put together a few things that you should and need to be thinking about when starting on your journey to the big day! Here’s where to get started with those plans…

Selecting your venue…

The first thing you need to decide is the type of wedding you really want. Are you picturing a beautiful Georgian manor house for the bridal party? Perhaps a traditional barn in which to say ‘I do’ or a reception venue that can hold up to 200 guests? Do you love the countryside or the coast? These are all things we’re able to offer our couples.

Once you know what you’re looking for you can start the search for a venue that ticks all of the boxes for you and your finance. Without the venue you can’t decide the date, so until you find that perfect place you’ll not be able to move onto the decisions you’ll come to make on caterers, florists, bands and bouquets!

Getting the date right!

Once you’ve found the venue of your dreams, you’ll need to decide on a date; so what time of the year do you want to get married and are there any other significant dates that you need to avoid? Is gran’s 90th birthday that weekend? Are you wanting to invite lots of couples with children? Are they travelling from afar and needing great local accommodation?

Also consider the weather; whilst we hope the skies are blue on a wedding day sometimes the great British weather will have other ideas! So is your venue going to be ideal no matter what the weather?  We’re able to welcome couples all-year-round and quickly change plans as soon as the skies change – arrival drinks in our beautiful courtyard can quickly be moved into our 19th century stone built Mill Barn, safe from even the harshest of storms and with all of our buildings set close together rain needn’t ever be a worry at Launcells!

Work with people you really like and connect with!

Your wedding is going to be one of the most important and special days of your life so make sure you work with people that you like and that you trust to make it the day you want it to be.  Your venue will play a large part in the planning of the day and we’re incredibly passionate here about making sure we’re as helpful as possible; answering questions, making recommendations on the local suppliers, even measuring the beams of the barn so the lighting and floristry is just right!

Don’t buy your own booze!

It can seem like a great idea; a weekend in France sampling some of the continent’s finest wines and then bringing them back for guests to enjoy on your wedding day.  With our experience we can safely say that the reality never quite lives up to the idea, so if there’s a managed bar at your venue we’d always recommend you go with that! The reason? It’s far less hassle for you, it becomes more cost effective and saves you from a complete headache and hidden corkage charges!

We offer all of our couples an extensive range of drinks packages – so no matter if you’d like spring-time Pimms or Christmas mulled wine there’s something that will have your taste buds tingling at any time of the year!

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Think ahead!

We know that there’s plenty to think of which is why we provide each of our couples with a handy guide of things they need to be doing and when.  You may, or may not be aware that you have to give at least 28 full days’ notice of your marriage to your local register office. If this vital step is forgotten, the rest of your plans could come undone and they’re certainly easy to miss so we’ll always make sure you’re on the path to a stress-free wedding day that you’ll remember for a long time.

If you’d like to arrange a viewing at our exclusive use venue in Cornwall then please give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’d be happy to arrange a time for you to visit.

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Autumn colours and Candle light flickering on a gorgeous Autumnal day in Cornwall!

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, with the leaves starting to change colour and the days getting slightly shorter, so candles and lighting really create such a beautiful atmosphere. What better example of just how gorgeous a wedding in Autumn can be, is Sophie and Chris’ wedding from October.

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Sophie got ready in the Bridal Suite with her Bridesmaids and family around her, before heading off to their church ceremony just outside Launceston. Just as Sophie was taking her seat in the car, I heard a tiny pop from the strap of her dress. Knowing that there wasn’t much we could do at that moment- otherwise she was going to be very late for her ceremony! I told her it was all fine and waved them off. When they arrived back from their ceremony, with sewing box at the ready, I put a couple of stitches to secure her dress, to make sure she could dance the night away later! Little things like this happen at every wedding, but don’t stress or worry, you’re marrying the person you love, so just enjoy your day and no will ever notice! Exclusive Use Wedding Venues Cornwall and DevonExclusive Use Wedding Venues Cornwall and DevonExclusive Use Wedding Venues Cornwall and Devon

After the ceremony everyone made their way into the Mill Barn for drinks and Canapés, before the newlyweds were welcomed with cheers by all their guests.

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After the drinks reception, we invited guests to take their seats in the Reception Barn, which had been decorated beautifully with a large hanging flower wreath on the centre beam, with autumnal reds, greens and purples adorning every table by Odds and Buds, along with their favourite gin bottles, that they had collected holding long candles lighting up the barn. Exclusive Use Wedding VenueExclusive Use Wedding Venue Cornwall and Devon

As their guests found their seats, Chris and Sophie spent a bit of time together before being announced in as newlyweds!

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The barn was lit up magically, as the day became duskier for their wedding breakfast and speeches.Barn wedding venues Cornwall and Devon

As the couples band set up, everyone went outside for a group photo and a mingle, before Chris and Sophie cut the cake and had their first dance as Man and Wife!

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A few words from Sophie“We fell in love with Launcells Barton from the moment we visited, and it was the most confident choice we made for our wedding together. We cannot thank Lara & Matt enough, it was the best day!”

What a wonderful day to be a part of, with such welcoming friends and family! We wish Sophie and Chris all the best for the future as they start married life together! 

 

 

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Gorgeous candle lit Winter Wedding in Cornwall

Full of reds, greens, golds and all things festive, last year we saw the magical Winter wedding of Hannah & Anthony! Winter weddings have such a different feel to Summer weddings, but can be utterly wonderful!

What better way to celebrate the festive season than becoming man and wife, snuggled up in the warm, surrounded by friends and family with a mulled wine in your hand!

Hannah looked breathtaking in a simple floating lace gown and a touch of colour with a bold red lip, by Make Up Artist Lizzy Couch,

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Wrapped up in faux fur shawls, the Bridesmaids joined the happy couple (who needed no extra layers as they were warmed by the excitement of the day!) for photos outside before Hannah and Anthony headed off for a bit of time by themselves.

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Hannah and her family and friends decorated the Reception Barn the day before and it looked magical! As guests took their seats, the sun fell and the barn was lit up with flickering candles and fairy lights!

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The happy couple were announced and a person on each table appointed, complete with chef’s hat and apron to carve the roast! Woodfired Kitchen catered the whole day and Hannah told me how, even now a year on, their guests are still talking about how good the food was!

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Hannah & Anthony’s friend made a selection of cakes for their wedding, which they cut just before the evening party got into full swing!

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Happy Anniversary Hannah & Anthony! What a wonderful example of a Magical Winter Wedding surrounded by friends and family! We hope married life continues to treat you well! 

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Finding your wedding inspiration

Some brides will have had their big day planned out in their mind for many months, or even years in advance. For them, the table plans, the flowers and the bridesmaid dresses will be things they’ve already considered and concluded on. Decisions which have already been made will help everything to quickly fall into place.

But what if you’re not one of those people? What if the whole planning process leaves you feeling a little daunted? The first thing to say is that you’re definitely not alone and if you’re wanting to get married here at Launcells Barton then Matt and I are here to help you every step of the way – from your first viewing to your first dance. Our job is to make things as simple and enjoyable as possible for you as a couple. We always want to make sure that your wedding day is all about the both of you celebrating, surrounded by friends, family and all of your loved ones.

When it comes to having a wedding with us our venue is a complete blank canvas. There are so many options that it really can become whatever you want it to be. If you feel like you’re unsure or can’t decide on what sort of wedding you’d like visually, you’re in luck as there’s plenty of places to gain a little inspiration….

Take a look at our real weddings

We’ve had some absolutely amazing weddings here over the past few years; from tractor rides into the sunset to rustic floristry and lights adorning the beams of our reception barn. Take a look at what other couples have created and find the things you like; put your own twist on them. Make them your own.

We regularly add real weddings to our blog and our Instagram, so if you’re not already a regular reader or following fanatic be sure to start taking a look.

Online inspiration

Aside from our own, there are plenty of other websites to get some planning ideas from. Blogs such as Rock My Wedding regularly feature new styles, features and ideas, so make sure you check them out and see if any take your fancy!

Wedding magazines

Although 83% of planning and wedding research is now done online, there is certainly still a place for print. Magazines such as Wed Magazine can be a real source of inspiration for brides across Devon and Cornwall so pick up a copy and start flicking through those glossy pages!

Just ask us…

When you work with a venue they become a big part of your wedding journey. We want our couples to feel like they can ask us anything, so if at any time you feel like you’re not sure if something is going to work or need a little guidance, then just ask. We’ve probably seen it before and can point you in the right direction!

If you have any questions about planning your wedding at our exclusive use wedding venue feel free to give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

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Choosing the perfect season for your wedding

We’ve carefully designed Launcells Barton to be great no matter what the weather and we’re proud to be a wedding venue for all seasons. If the sun is shining, you can enjoy welcome drinks in our stunning courtyard and even get married in the walled garden. If the heavens open and the rain arrives you can enjoy drinks in our rustic bar and 19th century barn. There’ll definitely never be any moments where you’re hunched under an umbrella waiting for blue sky!

So when you can get married at any time of the year, which season do you go for? Here’s our quick guide to help you decide on when your date will be…

Spring

Spring is undoubtedly one of the prettiest times of the year. With flowers blossoming and trees around the grounds budding this really is a great time to be getting married. With warmer days hopefully with us by April and May, you can enjoy drinks in the courtyard before marrying in our beautiful 19th century Mill Barn which can seat up to 160 guests.

Don’t worry if there’s some inclement weather around though, as we can quickly change plans and serve your guests with their drinks in the dry and warm confines of our barn.

It’s then just a few meters to our purpose built reception barn, complete with its own bar and our staff ready to pour you a drink!

Summer

If you’ve always dreamt of being married outside, then take advantage of our walled garden and the summer sunshine to make it a reality. With everything in bloom and the surrounding countryside bathed in greens, the photo opportunities are absolutely stunning. There are also plenty of areas for your guests to spend their time outside enjoying it all – from the courtyard to the garden, they’ll leave feeling like they’ve had a perfect day – just as you will too!

Autumn

For some, Autumn is their favourite time of the year. There’s a crispness in the air, the countryside is covered in shades of red, oranges and autumnal tones. Now is the perfect time to have that rustic wedding you always longed for. As with our spring weddings, we’re able to quickly adapt no matter what the weather brings and this is why we’re often popular at this time of year.

Winter

A crisp winter’s day is something special; you could even say it injects a little bit of magic into a wedding day. We can’t promise you snow but we can offer you heated barns to ensure your guests are kept warm and happy, mulled wine and the perfect package to make your winter wedding a reality.

If you have any questions about planning your wedding at our exclusive use wedding venue, no matter what time of the year, feel free to give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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