April 17, 2019

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…

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!

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.

It 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!

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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February 27, 2019

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…

“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


“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


“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


“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


”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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June 5, 2018

Choosing which time of year to be married can be tricky. You may be torn between the idea of a celebration in the height of summer to make the most of the sunshine, or doing something totally different and going for an increasingly popular winter wedding. If you’re currently considering the date of your big day, here are just a few reasons to take advantage of some of our winter wedding availability.

The weather can be great!

Is there anything better than a crisp winter’s morning; piercing blue skies above, a hint of frost on the ground and a freshness in the air you simply don’t get at any other time of the year? If you’re lucky enough to have one of these mornings on your big day then you’re undoubtedly blessed, but the point we always make is that you never know what the weather will bring, no matter what time of year.

Winter doesn’t have to mean rain and even if it does, we’ve got the facilities to make sure you and your guests still have a day you’ll always remember.

Stunning photo locations and warm indoor areas

If you’ve not visited us at Launcells Barton yet our venue really does offer a flexibility that’s perfect for any couple, no matter when they’re looking to tie the knot. The countryside views surrounding our venue offer the perfect backdrop for photos at any time of the year, whilst our 16th Century manor house will give your bridal party the perfect place to stay and feel at home for the weekend.

It’s unlikely you’re going to want to wed outdoors at this time of year so we’ve made sure that our brand new, purpose-built reception barn and our lovingly converted Mill Barn are the perfect place for your guests to enjoy a warm winter ceremony and reception.

Each of the spaces come with their own bar, so how about Mulled wine to warm the cockles of your loved ones and guests? We’ve done this for a wedding in December before and it definitely went down well!

Exclusive use means a unique wedding

Having an exclusive use venue comes with a number of benefits, one of which is of course making the place your own. Making your day as special as it should be is at the heart of everything we do so we’ll never ask you to share it with anyone else.

This gives you the ultimate flexibility when it comes to decorations, personalisation and themes; a winter wedding is likely to look a little different to one in the height of the summer, so no matter what you’re thinking, have a chat with us and we’ll tell you how to bring your ideas to life once you start planning!

Hearty food

If you’re wanting to wed in the winter, then you have a unique opportunity to be a little different and daring with your food choices. The great news here is that our state of the art kitchen means that your caterers will undoubtedly be able to tickle your taste buds. We’ve been fortunate to work with some top notch culinary maestros, so we’re always happy to recommend some suppliers when it comes to helping you plan your big day.

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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April 9, 2018

Whether you’ve got 10 weeks or 10 years to plan your big day, there’s no getting away from the fact that at times, it can be stressful! Juggling the day job, running a family and keeping up with your social life, all whilst trying to plan a wonderful wedding, can get on top of you. Oh, and not forgetting the engagement party should you choose to have one!

When we welcome couples here to show them around our exclusive hire venue they’re usually just starting their planning process and the biggest piece of advice we like to pass on is to be organised!

Instead of surrounding yourselves with scribblings on post-its, invest in a notebook or journal. Rather than trying to remember appointments, set reminders on your phone. And to ensure you don’t have that moment of blind panic on the day when you’ve forgotten something, follow some sort of plan, checklist or timeline.

Not sure what this should include? Based on 12 months of planning, we’ve created this handy checklist detailing some of the things we think you should complete and when. Take a look and we hope it helps with planning your big day.

First thing’s first

It’s a good idea for the two of you to set some time aside to discuss and agree on a few details before you start researching. You will need to decide on a budget as well as make sure you’re both on the same page as to what sort of day you’re wanting.

Then we would strongly advise before you start any of the steps below that you book your dream venue! Once this is finalised, everything will fall in to place and the process will be so much easier for you. There are so many steps you can’t do until you have your venue, such as send the invites, work out seating plans, discuss ideas with suppliers, and so on. Plus, once your venue is chosen you can really start visualising how your wedding is going to look which is one of the most exciting parts!

12 months before

  • Research which style of venue you both want and any ideas you have on how you would like to dress it. It’s no good seeing something you’ve fallen in love with on Instagram or Pinterest and then finding out the venue can’t accommodate your style or you don’t have enough time to get in and set it up!
  • Start researching your suppliers such as florists, cake designers, prop hire
  • Book a photographer (and videographer if you would like one)
  • If you think you need some extra support, research and book a wedding planner
  • Choose your wedding party (best man, maid of honour and so on…)
  • Think about your guest list and send out save the date cards
  • Start researching the dress! Did you know you need to order your dress at least 8 months before?
  • Book your registrar at time of booking your venue, this is the most important part of your day, as without it you’re not legally married!

10 months before

  • Decide on the entertainment you would like and book
  • Get some style ideas – Pinterest is very inspirational, but some things aren’t always practical, so have a chat with your suppliers about if that stairway of candles you have seen is really practical with children running around
  • Go dress shopping and find the one! Also buy shoes and accessories
  • Order some invitations
  • Reserve a block of hotel rooms / book self-catering house etc for guests should you need
  • Meet with suppliers to see examples, try out sample menus, cakes etc and decide on your favourites
  • Book hair and makeup artists- the good ones get booked up well in advance!

8 months before

  • Buy/ hire the grooms suit and have the first fitting
  • Book your honeymoon!
  • Meet with your celebrant to plan your ceremony and discuss details
  • Book your chosen suppliers (cake, caterers, props)
  • Book wedding taxis
  • Start working on the seating plan and running order for the day

6 months before

  • Purchase the wedding party outfits (bridesmaids, groomsmen etc)
  • Send out your invitations
  • Finalise the menu
  • Order your wedding favours
  • Buy the rings
  • Send running order to your venue and suppliers if needed, so any tweaks can be made.

4 months before

  • Write your vows if you’re writing your own – check out this blog post to help you!
  • Check in with your photographer and entertainment so you are happy with the plans
  • Purchase thank you cards and gifts for wedding party
  • Hold your hen and stag do’s!
  • Get your marriage license

1 – 2 months before

  • Touch base with all suppliers in case you have any final questions
  • Confirm final numbers by checking your RSVP’s
  • Confirm menus/ drinks numbers etc with suppliers
  • Have a practice run of your makeup and hair
  • Have your last dress and suit fitting
  • Finalise payments to all suppliers
  • Finalise the seating plan
  • Get your hair cut and coloured
  • Get your engagement ring cleaned

Wedding week!

  • Pamper yourself with a manicure and massage – essential of course
  • Send the final guest count to your caterer
  • Pick up your dress and suit
  • Send the running order to the wedding party
  • Confirm arrival and set up times with all suppliers
  • Pack your suitcase – don’t forget your honeymoon items!
  • Delegate small on the day tasks

Naturally your day might have some variations to this list, after all each wedding is beautifully unique! But we hope this gives you a good outline to ensure every detail is accounted for! 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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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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February 3, 2016
Wow, well what a weekend that was for us here at Launcells Barton!

We have been rushed off our feet and have only just got a chance to sit down after such a busy Open Weekend. The weekend was by appointment only, so that we could give each bride and groom the time they needed and we were fully booked throughout the 2 days!

Cornwall has so many creative and talented people and we were lucky enough to have a few of them showcasing at the weekend!

We had our very own Launcells Barton cake made by the incredible Christine at Peboryon. One of the distinctive features within the grounds of Launcells Barton is a beautiful fragrant pink rose known as the Launcells Rose. Apparently Matthew’s Grandfather had the rose looked into many years ago and it seems it’s unique to Launcells Barton. Every year it blooms and brings beautiful colour to the garden. Christine thought this was prettythumb_IMG_0024_1024 special -as do we- so took  this and worked it in to our very own cake!

Jenny from Jenny Wren Wedding planning was
also exhibiting at our open weekend and was an absolute star helping me get things ready the day before! She was there in all weathers moving and shifting things and even rolled up her selves and got stuck into ironing the Bridal Suite curtains, so that they looked perfect!

 

We were also able to show case our artist’s impressions by the Artographer and give our bride and grooms the first peak before anyone else! Here’s what the Bridal Suite will look like once all the furniture is in and the floors are buffed up!Bridal Suite 1

Ambience Venue Styling and Brompton Buds also dressed our Mill Barn and it looked absoloutley beautiful, even before all the works have been finished on the barn! It was great to show couples what they could do with the Mill barn if they wanted to!

Mill Barn

A big thank you to all of our suppliers who were able to be there at the event! We have worked with them all previously in the past, so were happy to recommend them to prospective couples!

SuppliersIf 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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