June 19, 2018

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!

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.

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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May 29, 2018

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.

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”

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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October 18, 2017

Where do I start with Ben and Nicol’s wedding! It was fun filled and relaxed from start to finish and all of us at Launcells found it an absolute joy to be a part of!

Ben & Nicol got engaged while on holiday in Bude last year and knew that they wanted to have their wedding at the place that held a special place in both their hearts! It wasn’t always plain sailing for the couple though, as Ben had to be quite persistent with his wooing of Nicol, until she finally agreed to “give it a try” and when Nicol got wind that Ben was going to propose a couple of weeks before the real thing, she said “oh no you’re not going to ask me to marry you are you?!” Luckily she said yes, when he officially popped the question!

Nicol & Ben wedding, Lancells Barton, Bude, Cornwall (Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK)

The couple arrived the day before to set up for their ceremony and wedding breakfast, but then snuck off with a few close friends and family to have their legal ceremony in the garden. Ben and Nicol wanted their close friend to conduct the ceremony that all their guests would come to, as they wanted it to be really relaxed and personal. Upon hearing their plans when first meeting them a year before, I have to say I was a bit intrigued as to how this was going to work!

Nicol & Ben wedding, Lancells Barton, Bude, Cornwall (Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK)

The next morning, although the mizzle of rain had set in, the joy and excitement felt from everyone, certainly was shining through! Nicol couldn’t have been more laid back as she got ready with her friends and family around her. Nicol had given her bridesmaids one simple instruction, find something in a grey tone that you like and feel comfortable in! They looked beautiful in all different dresses and complimented the laid back feel perfectly!

Bleujen popped in on the morning of the wedding with the bouquets and to put the finsihing touches to the tables, while Hannah Woodgates Hair Design gave Nicol her effortless look!

Although the rain decided to drizzle at the exact moment Nicol stepped outside the house, it really didn’t matter at all! Scooping up her delicate dress and revealing her stunning blue shoes, everyone made their way to the Mill Barn

The Bride met her Mum at the top of the Aisle, where her step dad handed her over to her Father, to walk her down the rest of the aisle to her waiting Groom.

I shouldn’t have been concerned at all over their friend conducting their ceremony! Being part of the Magic Circle, Joe was in his element in front of a crowd and was hilariously funny, yet sentimental! I can honestly say I haven’t cried in a ceremony so much! Not only from the laughing, but also through seeing just how much love they have for one another! After giving Ben a sandwich mid ceremony -Nicol was aware he hadn’t eaten for at least half an hour!-  Nicol made her vows to Ben and when all the guests from Wales stood up on her queue to sing a Welsh tribute to the Groom, I have to admit I welled up! Nicol had expressly said no Welsh Choral songs, but wanted to show she loved him enough to give in!

The traditional hymns were replaced with everyone singing “My girl” by the temptations! Traditional or not, no ceremony is complete without a kiss!

The Launcells Barton team then turned the Mill Barn around for the drinks reception, while guests helped themselves to a welcome drink in the snug bar.

Guests were then invited to take their seats for the wedding breakfast and speeches.

It was then time for the donut wall to open and guests to help themselves! Beautiful and The Feast catered the whole wedding from canapés through to that amazing wall of joy!!

Their incredible band the Zu Zu Men, then got everyone up dancing the night away!!

A few words from the happy couple-   “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 Launcell’s 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; Launcell’s Barton was the perfect venue to do just that.” 

We wish you every happiness in the world Ben & Nicol! It was such a pleasure getting to know you both and we loved witnessing the 2 of you become husband and wife in your wonderfully unique way! It was such a fun day and you could feel how much you meant to everyone there! Congratulations again! 

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September 19, 2017


If you’ve set your heart on a wedding day in Cornwall we can definitely understand why; peaceful, romantic, picturesque – there are a million reasons to have your special day in the Duchy, but could it be that you fall in love with our little part of the world so much that you’d like to see and experience more as part of your Mini-moon?

If you’re considering spending time exploring everything Cornwall has to offer after your ceremony, here are just a few things you could get up to as a newly married couple!

Watch a play at an open air theatre


How many opportunities will you have to watch an open air theatre whilst perched atop a cliff high above the Atlantic Ocean, with panoramic views of the stunning Porthcurnow Bay? Chances like this don’t come often, so if you’re in Cornwall with your partner, the historic Minack Theatre should definitely be on the to-do list.

Pack a bottle of champagne, a blanket and enjoy the performance together.

Secluded sunsets


Whilst we’re fortunate to have amazing beaches near our wedding venue, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Cornwall. Widemouth Bay is less than 10 minutes from our door and a great beach to sit, walk your dogs or enjoy the the coast path.

If you’re headed further afield then consider Porthkidney Sands, a blissful and secluded beach nestled between Hayle and St Ives in West Cornwall. You should find that you only come across a couple of locals, if that, making it the perfect spot to get away from it all.

Treat yourselves to total relaxation

Wanting to relax, unwind and really get away from it all after those months of wedding planning? If you’re both in need of some pampering and wanting to head to a spa during your time in Cornwall then there are plenty of fantastic choices – from swimming pools with sea views, to hot tubs on coastal cliffs, you’ll be able to relax in inspirational style.

Enjoy an intimate meal by the ocean

An absolute must whilst Mini-mooning in this part of the world is making the most of being by the breathtaking coastline. Why not couple incredible views with enjoying some of Cornwall’s finest cuisine by booking yourselves into a restaurant by the sea? Be sure to mention when you book that you are just married, to guarantee a more private table where you can enjoy each other’s company.

A couples cycle ride 


The Camel Trail is a beautifully wooded cycle route which starts at the pretty fishing town of Padstow, famous for Rick Stein’s fish and chips. A popular path leads you to the famous Camel Valley Vineyard. Sitting on their terrace sipping Camel Valley bubbly on a summer’s afternoon is said to be magical.

Visit an art gallery


Cornwall is awash with fantastic art galleries, boasting something to satisfy all tastes. If you are close to St Ives you’ll be spoilt for choice with The Tate, Porthminster Gallery and New Craftsman. There’s no dress code, so don’t be afraid to get dressed up for the occasion! Try to pick somewhere you’ve both never been before – it’s much more fun when the experience is new to both of you.

If you’re currently planning your wedding day in Cornwall and searching for the perfect venue, then please give us a call on 01288 352352.

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December 5, 2016
So a couple of weeks ago with the help of the wonderful Jenny from Jenny Wren weddings and events we organised a beautiful winter styled wedding here at Launcells Barton. We wanted to show, that no matter what the time of year or weather, you can have a simply stunning wedding.

We wanted to do something a little different and use candle light and bare branches and show sometimes simple is just simply breathtaking!

Some fantastic local suppliers were involved in the styled shoot, from the stunning hair and make- up, to the magnificent hanging branch canopy in the Mill Barn. It all came together beautifully! Oli our photographer came all the way down from London, as he loves shooting at Launcells Barton so much!

Oli– “From a photographer’s point of view Launcell’s Barton is a dream. Its beautiful, stately home interiors with windows in all the right places and beautiful rustic barn, mean there are always going to be incredible options whatever the weather outside, which makes it an ideal choice for a winter wedding. I’d shot a wedding here in the summer and continue to be surprised by how many different locations there are for excellent photographs all within a few minutes walk from the furthest point one side of the grounds to the other. On this occasion we made the most of some gorgeous low hanging winter sun and were treated to another amazing sunset there. A pleasure to shoot here again and to work with such a nice team with everyone doing their bit to make sure the whole thing come together as successfully as it did. A lovely escape from busy city life in London and I would have returned fully refreshed had I not stayed up to 3am drinking wine and catching up with Matt and Lara, who’s passion for creating such a wonderful venue was as evident now as it was when we first met back in the summer”

Credits List for Launcells Barton Photo Shoot

Shoot Coordinators– Lara & Jenny Wren
www.jennywrenweddingsnadevents.co.uk

Venue– Launcells Barton
https://launcellsbarton.co.uk

Photography–  Oli Mcgivern
http://mcgivernphotography.com

Cake– Hannah’s Cornish Cakes
http://hannahscornishcakes.co.uk

Flowers & Styling Items– Bleujen
http://www.bleujenflorist.com

Additional Styling Items– Inspire Hire
http://inspire-hire.co.uk

Dresses–  Bridal House of Cornwall
http://www.thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk

Faux Fur Wrap– Tootsie & Tiger
https://www.facebook.com/Tootsie-and-Tiger-Vintage-Boutique-267655376757015/

Suit – Moss Bros
https://www.moss.co.uk

Hair– Hannah Woodgate
https://www.facebook.com/hwhair/

Make Up– Lizzie Couch
https://www.facebook.com/LizzyCouchMakeupArtist/

Stationery– Pip Designs
http://www.pip-designs.co.uk

Dinner wear & linen– South West Event Hire
http://www.southwesteventhire.co.uk

Confetti– Cornish Gardens Confetti
http://www.cornishgardensconfetticompany.co.uk

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

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November 15, 2016
And here it is! our very last wedding of 2016 and
what a wedding it was to end on!

Kate and Geoff live just around the corner from Launcells Barton, with the place holding a special place in Kate’s heart. After finding out shortly after getting engaged that we were renovating the farm to offer weddings, Kate and Geoff knew straight away that they wanted their wedding here!

Kate and Geoff first met or rather spoke 6 years ago, when Geoff rang kate’s office with a business enquiry. He was smitten straight away with the friendly, charming girl on the end of the phone, but it wasn’t until months later, at a party, that Geoff discovered that he was speaking to the same girl that he had taken a shine to on the phone months earlier!

With the couple having a rather large wedding guest list and the New Events Barn not opening until 2017, Kate and Geoff asked if they could have a marquee for their wedding breakfast and use the grounds and Mill Barn for their welcome drinks reception, as well as the house for their close family and friends to stay. It was a pleasure working with Kate and Geoff as they were so relaxed and had complete faith in our vision for the place, popping in every few months to see the progress.

Kate and Geoff’s family and friends all got really stuck in and helped the couple to set up before the wedding. They even raided Kate’s mum’s garden of all her potted plants to decorate the entrance to the marquee!. I love that the couple included all guests in their day, even the little ones by giving them their own “kids corner”
Kate had a tree that had fallen down and she wanted to use the branches as a canopy in the marquee. All her friends and family were drafted in to strip the branches of leaves and although it took at least a day to do, the result was simply breathtaking! The lovely ladies from Bleujen Florists brought the place to life by styling the branches and tables with beautiful blooms. All I heard as people walked in was “WOW!!”

Geoff got ready at his home, while Kate got ready surrounded by her family, bridesmaids and some rather cute flower girls. It was so relaxed with everyone laughing, joking and enjoying a glass of bubbly as they got ready!

Just as Kate was about to leave the house and make her way to the church, the heavens opened and it tipped down with rain. I just couldn’t let that beautiful dress get wet, so picked up the dress and assisted Kate to the car as I knew her Bridemaids were already waiting down in the church for her. I asked Kate if she would like me to run down and meet her at the church to help her out, but Kate simply said “don’t be silly, get in the car with us” It was an honour to be in the bridal car and enjoy that special moment as the Bride made her way to the church with her father. As Kate made it to the church door and I was just about to run back up to Launcells Barton to make sure the welcome drinks were being set up, Kate asked if I would like to stay and watch the ceremony! It was an absolute pleasure to watch such a wonderful couple saying their vows to one another!

Not only had the couple been busy organising their wedding this year, but also opening a brand new garage workshop just across the road from Launcells Barton. With the garage being such a massive part of their lives, they wanted to include their business in their day, so after the ceremony Kate and Geoff drove their beautiful red vintage Porshe to the garage, for some time, just the two of them! I simply adore the photos in the workshop!

While the couple enjoyed some time alone, guests enjoyed drinks and canapés in the courtyard and Mill Barn, with the Bride and Groom joining them soon after for a glass of fizz!

As the guests made their way through the garden into the marquee, it gave the Bride and Groom the perfect chance to take a moment together, before heading over to be welcomed by their guests!

Oaktree Occasions provided the catering and really made the whole meal so much fun! Each table was served a whole roast joint, but it was up to the designated carver on each table who wore their own apron and chefs hat, to serve each guest. We were lucky enough to be offered a plate full and I can honestly say that I haven’t tasted a roast that good in a very long time! It was amazing and certainly got us ready to welcome another 150 guests to the evening!

Kate and Geoff’s vision for their wedding, was very simple. They wanted great food and to keep the drinks flowing, with fantastic company! Well they certainly achieved that! The day had a fantastic atmosphere and Kate and Geoff were beaming all day! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of the wedding and the lead up to it. With family and friends even welcoming both Matt and I to enjoy aspects of the day with them! We wish Kate and Geoff all the happiness in the world as they start their married life together!

Beautiful caramel drizzled cake by Hannah’s Cornish Cakes.

The beautiful images that you see are all thanks to Pete Cox Photography. He captured the couple and the day just perfectly with his natural, relaxed approach to photography.

A few words from Kate:We fell in love with Launcells Barton at our first viewing. The owners, Matthew and Lara, have put so much love and effort into creating the most perfect of wedding venues. Relaxed, yet efficient, they put you at ease with their willingness to please and friendly can-do attitude. Nothing is too much trouble and they are on hand to help and advise from the day you book, right up to your wedding day.  Throughout the actual day, Matthew and Lara made sure that all aspects ran smoothly with no disruption to ourselves or our guests. Lara even got soaked helping me into the car whilst it was raining so that my dress and I stayed dry. “It’s been almost month now since our wedding and we’re still receiving comments from our friends and family complimenting Launcells Barton on their fabulous service and striking setting. We really did have the best weekend, above and beyond all our expectations.”

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

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February 23, 2016

The scaffolding is up and we are away!

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

Cornwall Mill Barn

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

Mobile Pizza Devon

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

Cornwall Mill Barn

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

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