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Beautiful May Wedding in the Cornish Countryside!

On a glorious sunny day in May, Mark and Lucia married in front of all their loved ones at St Swithins church, just a short walk from the house.

We’ve know Mark for many years; he supports us on understanding the complex world of Google, so when he told us he had proposed to his beautiful wife to be and could only imagine Launcells Barton for the big day, we felt very honoured indeed!

Mark and Lucia decided they didn’t want a long engagement and, luckily for them, we had one date left in 2019! Using our fantastic recommend suppliers, Lucia and Mark brought together their beautiful, stress free day perfectly!

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On the morning of their big day Lucia was joined in the Bridal Suite by her friends and family as Lizzy Couch MUA and Kylee-Marie Hair got everyone ready for the Church. It was so lovely and relaxed when I popped in to see how everything was going – just how a wedding morning should be!

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Mark and all their guests made their way to St Swithins church and once I was sure everyone had taken their seats and no one would see Lucia leaving the house, we all made our way down, scooping her beautiful lace dress up, making sure it was perfect for when she saw Mark for the first time!   Country Wedding Venues Cornwall Exclusive Use Wedding Venues Cornwall Church Ceremony wedding Cornwall Church wedding Cornwall

After their ceremony the happy couple were welcomed by a cascade of confetti as they made their way back up to Launcells Barton for their welcome drinks reception, where their band were playing as guests arrived. Exclusive Use wedding Venues Cornwall and Devon Exclusive Use wedding Venues Cornwall and Devon

Before we invited guests to take their seats in the reception barn for their meal, Lucia and Mark had family photos in the garden, before going off for a few moments by themselves.

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The Reception Barn had been beautifully decorated the day before by Bleujen, with foliage and a mix of pink and white flowers hanging from the centre beam, while the tables looked simply elegant with vases full of flowers and candles. The newlyweds were beaming as we announced them in for their meal, which was catered by the amazing Woodfired Kitchen.

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After their speeches everyone mingled outside as the band got set up ready for the party to begin!Exclusive Use Wedding Venues Cornwall Exclusive Use Wedding Venues Cornwall Exclusive Use Wedding Venues

Everyone celebrated with Mark and Lucia as they cut their cake and enjoyed their first dance together, before everyone was welcomed to join the newlyweds on the dance floor! Mark and Lucia then took a bit of time together to take it all in and made the most of the incredible sunset!

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A few words from the Groom! “I wanted to say thanks so much to yourself and Matt for all your help and for letting us share our day at the amazing venue you’ve built over the last few years.  We’ll both remember the day for the rest of our lives and it couldn’t have gone better! Launcells Barton has something a little magical about it – as soon as we visited we soon knew it was the one for us.  We’d always wanted to get married in a church, so the proximity to one of the prettiest in Cornwall was an added bonus to the stunning manor house and countryside location. All of our family and friends had the most wonderful day and will remember it for a long, long time”

Congratulations again to Mark and Lucia! It was a joy seeing the both of you celebrating your special day surrounded by your loved ones! Thank you for letting us be a part of it!

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Floral Inspiration for your Wedding at Launcells Barton

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make a big difference, and that definitely applies to your wedding day; from the beautiful bouquet for the bride to a stunning archway adorning the top table at your wedding reception, the flowers and floristry on your big day are something you can really make your own and definitely help to create that ‘wow’ factor.

No matter if you’re a green-fingered gardener or couldn’t tell a peony from a primrose, here’s a little inspiration from some of our previous couples…

Our Mill Barn

 If you’re wanting to get married in our beautifully converted 19th Century stone-built Mill Barn, the world really is your oyster when it comes to floristry.  As a blank canvas you can choose to keep things minimal, perhaps paying attention to those little details like the end of aisles and registry table, or making a big statement with an archway under which you say ‘I do’.

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Getting married in the garden

There’s something very special about Launcells Barton when the sun is shining.  From the Cornish countryside that just looks a little greener, to the beautiful sunset over the sea, it’s easy to understand why so many of our couples choose to get married outside.

The great news here is that you’re already being married surrounded by nature’s wonderful and ever-changing canvas, but here’s how some of our couples have used floristry to make their ceremony jaw-droppingly unique…

Church weddings

If you’re getting married in the nearby Parish Church of St Swithin’s, you’ll have an incredibly romantic backdrop for whatever floristry you choose. Why not mark the moment you enter the church with a floral archway? How about adorning the 12th Century stone pillars with ivy for a rustic and traditional feel? Or a beautiful floral decoration at the alter? Here’s a little more inspiration to get your mind going…

Your reception

Our Reception Barn is a complete blank canvas so you really can make it the reception of your dreams. Have you pictured a hanging arrangement that becomes a real feature of the room and takes people’s breath away? Perhaps an archway for the top table? The most beautiful colours on your tables? Here are some of our recent favourites…

Not sure where to start?

Don’t panic if you don’t know where to start when it comes to your flowers. We’re lucky to have some great local florists who will be able to take your ideas and make them a reality.  No matter if you’re travelling from afar or living locally, all of our suppliers are here to help make your day the one you’ve always dreamed of.

You can find our list of recommended suppliers here:
https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/recommended-suppliers/

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

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Edgy and elegant Spring wedding in Cornwall!

Back in April Georgie and Rich said their vows to one another on a beautiful Spring day surrounded by all their loved ones, but it wasn’t just the sun that was beaming that day!

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Georgie got ready in the Manor house, while Rich stayed nearby, before making his way to the venue with his ushers to welcome all their guests in the snug bar as they arrived.

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Georgie and her Bridesmaids made their way down the aisle in the Mill Barn to an eagerly awaiting Groom.

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Everyone made their way out to the courtyard for confetti, welcome drinks and nibbles, while the fantastic, Swing Empire swing band had everyones’ toes tapping and incredible magician, Darren Campbell, amazed guests with his tricks! This was the perfect opportunity for Georgie and Rich to sneak off and steal their first moments together as Mr & Mrs!

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Guests were then announced in to take their seats in the beautifully decorated Reception Barn. As always Bleujen worked their magic with greens, deep reds and candle light, bringing a romantic glamour to the barn.

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After speeches, we quickly turned the barn around, to make room for their band and dance floor. The happy couple took the chance to go off for a wander around the farm, just the two of them, before joining their friends and family for their first dance!

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A few words from the happy couple“We first found Launcells Barton on Instagram and instantly felt that this venue was different to so many of the other venues we had looked at and booked a viewing as soon as we could! We loved the fact that the venue was exclusive use, the ceremony and reception could be held in the same area, you could set up the venue the day before the wedding and then you could also have the bridal party stay for two nights in a beautiful house on site. When we first saw the venue, we had high expectations – and they were all completely lived up to and more! We were blown away by the sheer beauty of the venue but also felt completely relaxed in the good hands of Lara and her team and immediately felt that they were complete professionals and ready to make sure our day was exactly how we wanted it to be. Lara was always available to answer my questions in the lead up to the wedding and could not have been more helpful on the actual day making sure that the day ran smoothly from start to finish. All of the bar team were so friendly and helpful and we will treasure the photos we had on the tractor ride from Matt on our way to the top field for sunset! We were lucky to have some absolutely incredible suppliers which were mostly all recommended by Lara – this was so helpful considering we live 4 hours from Bude! Ourselves, the whole bridal party and all of our guests were made to feel so very welcome throughout our whole experience at Launcells. We can honestly say that our wedding day was the best day of our lives and we really cannot thank Lara, Matt and their wonderful team enough for helping to make our wedding day so very special. Thank you for everything”

Georgie and Rich, It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both throughout your time planning your wedding with us and it was incredible to be a part of a special day that was shared by so many lovely friends and family! We wish you both nothing but happiness as you start your new lives as Mr & Mrs Fields! 

 

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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…

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– 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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Being on the other side!

Having been on the other side of everything for close to two months now, I’ve found myself increasingly understanding why more and more brides get stressed out. I’m lucky enough to have an idea of what I’m doing and who I want to be involved in our day, but it’s still a mine field of mixing your heart and your head and trying to find a happy medium.

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The first time I realised that this wasn’t going to be a tick box exercise was when I went dress shopping. I hear gasps of “but you’ve only just got engaged” and yes it was a bit early, but I had my eye on a designer and they were having a trunk show, so I thought why not. So I headed off to London with my mum and Matt’s mum and decided it would be fun to go and try some dresses on and have girly time together, but then the pressure hit! I was thinking, “I’m dragging all these people to London and this isn’t just about trying on dresses, this is real now!”.  As I put dress after dress on I didn’t feel like I thought I would and I started to wonder if was just numb to wedding dresses after seeing so many?! I had been so sure in my mind of what I wanted, but as I didn’t look like the models I’d seen wearing them I didn’t feel like a Bride. Long story short, I did find a dress, but it was so different to what I thought I was looking for that it took me a while to except it. You have this idea of what you want for so long and then you get there and it changes, so you have to rethink it and, if you’re like me and love everything organised and boxes ticked, it can take a while to get your head around thinking with your heart rather than your head!

It’s been the same with other suppliers too, thinking “I know what I want” and “this will be easy”, but trying to get budgets together and piece parts of the day together, whilst looking at my Pinterest board with my work head on thinking, “I know that’s not at all practical and there’s no budget for that”.  So we’ve had to rethink what things are most important to us, and keep ourselves focused on those. There is also A LOT that goes on behind the scenes for a wedding, so unless you are in the wedding industry, you will never see it all – but that’s the point.  For example, my job is to make everything run smoothly, dealing with little hiccups without worrying the couple. There’s a lot of people involved in bringing a day together, so my other focus was trying to make the day as easy as possible for the people who will be running it and bringing it to life for me. You have a chosen supplier for a reason; because you love what they do! So by letting them get on and enjoy it too, the atmosphere will be so much better and so much more relaxed for everyone involved, including you!

As getting things organised is pretty much my life, I’ve also found it difficult to not get answers when I need them and accept not having everything nailed down in my head when I thought I would.  I’d given myself this idea that I could pretty much get everything sorted before our wedding season kicks off however, as i’m learning, sometimes there isn’t a simple answer and going back and and forth over something, actually works out for the best in the end!

I guess what I’m trying to say is this; it’s ok if your ideas and plans change along the way! They will change as reality, practicality and, of course budget, all come in to play, but don’t stress about it! Just keep reminding yourself that you’re getting married to the person you love, with friends and family there to celebrate with you – that’s it and that’s all it should be about. You want the day and the time you spend along the way with family and friends to be happy and enjoyable, so enjoy those moments and take them as they come with the understanding that your ideas may have to change and sometimes you do have to listen to your mum, as sometimes she is right…but don’t tell her I admitted that!

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Making the most of the local area

We know we’re incredibly lucky to live and work in an amazing part of the world; we’ve got the North Cornwall coast just minutes from our doorstep, we’re surrounded by gorgeous green countryside and our walled garden area even has its own unique type of rose bush!

As we’ve built and developed our wedding venue we’ve done so in a way that, where possible, uses local materials and even pays homage to the farming past of the barns and buildings that make up Launcells Barton; Matt has spent hours, days and weeks painstakingly crafting items into what you see today, from our beautiful bars to the outside drinking areas at the bottom of the Mill Barn.  Look carefully and you’ll see a photo of his grandfather taking pride of place in the reception barn bar!

We’ve done it all because we’re really passionate about what we do; we know that your wedding day is one of the most important in your life, so we’re absolutely dedicated to making sure it’s the one you’ve always dreamed of!

We’re fortunate to be surrounded by a wide range of local suppliers who are not only great at what they do but also share our ethos in making sure your wedding day is as special as it should be.  We only recommend the very best and we’re here to help any of our couples find the perfect supplier to bring their ideas to life. Here are just a few areas where we can point you in the direction of some brilliant people and suppliers…

Wedding caterers

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Food plays a big part in any wedding day.  Have you always dreamt of a sit down three-course meal cooked by some of the best chefs around? Perhaps you’re wanting something a little more relaxed; a wood-fired buffet where your guests can simply help themselves. No matter what style of food you’re wanting to warm the cockles and bellies of your guests, we’ve worked with a number of great catering teams and can definitely vouch that their food is great!

Fantastic florists

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Our venue is a complete blank canvas from which you’re able to imprint your own style, taste and decoration.  Don’t panic if you don’t know a eucalyptus from a peony as we know several great local florists who’ll be able to make your style a reality.  If you take a look at some of our real weddings it should give you some ideas as to what you’re wanting; do you prefer greenery or large floral decoration? Take inspiration from the weddings you’ve liked and then put your own spin on things with one of our recommended florists!

A picture captures a thousand words

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Choosing the photographer for your big day is undoubtedly a massive decision as those photos will capture memories that you’ll want to keep for many years to come.  If you’re unsure of the type of photographer you’re wanting to work with then have a look through some of our most recent weddings to get a good feel for their work and the way they take photos from around the venue.  This is the best bet to make sure you get one that fits your own taste in photography. Be sure to book early though, as this talented bunch are definitely popular!

Wanting to stay in the area


Our couples come from far and wide; some are from the local area, while we’ve had other brides travel all the way from sunny Australia to share their day with us. One thing that they all benefit from is great local accommodation on the coast.  Whether it’s a few friends looking to share a cottage between them, someone looking for the functionality of a Premier Inn or wanting a hearty stay in a bed and breakfast, your guests will be spoilt for choice and situated minutes from our venue.

Getting them home

One of the biggest decisions for many weddings guests is who draws the short straw of being the designated driver! Because the venue is so close to the coast and town of Bude there is a good selection of local cab companies ready to ferry guests home, meaning that this problem rarely becomes a reality at our venue!


You can find a full list of our recommended suppliers here https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/recommended-suppliers/.

For more information on our exclusive use wedding venue in Cornwall please give us a call on 01288 352352 or have a look at our packages here https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/packages/.

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Why we chose Launcells Barton – Mark and Lucia

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In November I surprised my girlfriend by taking her back to the place we first met and asking her to marry me.  As for so many other couples, that moment was the start of the planning process toward our wedding day, which will be at Launcells Barton on 11th May 2019.

With so many decisions to be made along the way it can seem daunting at first, but fortunately for us one of the most important was also one of the easiest; choosing Launcells Barton.

When we first started our search we quickly realised there were an incredible range of wedding venues across both Devon and Cornwall; country barns, large manor houses, outdoor venues, by the beach venues – the list almost seems never-ending! But as soon as we visited Lara and Matt at Launcells Barton our minds were immediately made up. Here are just a few reasons we decided this little gem near the north Cornwall coast was the one for us.

The best of both worlds

We’d always pictured ourselves being married in church but didn’t necessarily like the idea of making what is sometimes the long trip from the ceremony to the reception venue, particularly given that many of the guests would be coming from London and the East of the country.  Our faces lit up when we realised that this venue was just a stone’s throw (and I mean literally 100 meters) from one of the prettiest and historic churches in the county.  As we’ve had our banns read over recent weeks we’ve also found that it’s filled each weekend with some of the friendliest and helpful people you’re likely to meet.

A real community feel

As Lara walked us around the venue on our first viewing, one of the things we really loved was the sense of community they’ve created; everything is nestled nicely together.  There’s the two bars, the reception barn, the mill barn, the garden courtyard and stunning manor house perfectly planned and set out to ensure guests are never milling in one space for the entire day (something we had found as wedding guests ourselves over the years that we didn’t really like).

The location

Launcells Barton ticked all of the boxes in terms of a location for our wedding.  At how many places can say you’re near the sea but still surrounded by beautifully unspoilt and wooded Cornish countryside? Many of the guests will be travelling from far and wide, so the fact that there’s easy access to the venue from no matter where you’re coming from; Ascot or Ilfracombe, was a big bonus for us.  As was the fact that there’s an amazing range of local accommodation within 10 minutes, meaning that many are able to make a real weekend of it!

A little bit of passion

We knew that the owners of the venue would play a big part in not only the wedding day but the journey in getting there, so for us it was kind of important that we really liked them.  Matt and Lara have a clear passion for the venue, and everything that they’ve created there in recent years, which really comes across when you first meet them.  They’ve been incredibly helpful in hooking us up with some of the best local suppliers, and tapping into their knowledge has definitely made planning life a lot easier!

If you’re currently planning your own wedding then this venue is definitely worth a visit!

 

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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 everything 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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