February 13, 2019

Last October we were blessed with gorgeous sunny days and Annie, Ben and all their guests enjoyed basking in the sunshine with a drink in their hand!

We met Annie and Ben a year previous to their wedding, they were so relaxed and easy going about their day, that we knew their day would be full of friends, family and lots of laughter!

Annie, Ben and a some very dedicated family members, decorated the venue the day before by hanging huge branches from the beams and filling them with gold leaves and festoon lighting to give a beautiful autumnal feel to their day.

Annie got ready in the Bridal Suite and looked stunning in a simple flowing gown. Kylee Marie perfected her hair with gold leaves to finish off a simple yet stunningly elegant look.

Ben enjoyed the sunshine with his ushers, welcoming guests as they arrived, before everyone took their seats in the Mill Barn ready for their ceremony.  The Cornish Celebrants conducted the couple’s ceremony, as they wanted to combine religious beliefs that were important to Annie’s family, along with personal touches and vows to make the ceremony perfectly personal to them.

Annie made her way to the ceremony with her parents by her side.

After their ceremony, local singer/songwriter James Dixon played outside in the courtyard, getting everyone’s feet tapping away as they tucked into the flowing canapés and sipped on G&T’s.

After being covered in confetti and chatting with guests, Annie and Ben snuck off for a moment together.

It was then time for one of my favourite parts of the day; announcing the newlyweds into their wedding breakfast with all their friends and family cheering and clapping! Their meal was catered by one of our recommended suppliers Pickle Shack, with Woodfired Kitchen getting their oven going in the evening for pizzas.

After their speeches everyone hit the bar, before all their guests joined Annie and Ben for their cutting of the cake and first dance!

A few words from the gorgeous Bride– “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!”  

These stunning images are all thanks to one of our recommended photographers Travers and Brown. He has captured their fun filled, relaxed day perfectly!

Annie & Ben, it was a privilege to host your perfectly intimate day. It was perfectly you throughout and we wish you nothing but the best as you start your married life together! 

 

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October 24, 2018

Getting married may be something you’ve been thinking about and planning in your mind for many years. It will ultimately be one of the biggest and most special days of your lives so you’ll undoubtedly want every moment to be as perfect as possible. With so much to do and so many things to consider, you certainly wouldn’t be the first bride or groom to feel a little stressed or perhaps even overwhelmed when it comes to planning your nuptials.

So how do you keep on top of everything, whilst ensuring you remain level-headed and calm throughout? Have a read through my top tips which I hope will help you to enjoy yourselves in the run up to saying ‘I do’….

Stick to a checklist

If you’re planning to have your wedding at Launcells Barton we’re here to help you every step of the way. Your choice of venue will often be one of the biggest and earliest decisions you make and will also guide some of the others later on in the process.

It’s one you want to get right, so make sure that you find somewhere that feels like home and has a team that you know you can rely on to support you. These are the two cornerstones of what we do here; we want people to feel like the place is their own and that we’re here to help make your day everything you always wanted it to be.

We’ve created an easy to follow checklist for you to look at here but it’s always worth having your own; whether it’s on your phone notes, a spreadsheet or a document, tick those items off as you go to make sure you never miss a beat.

Good relationships with suppliers

Using great suppliers makes your wedding planning that much easier. We’re lucky to work with a fantastic and experienced array of suppliers; from caterers and crockery providers to entertainment and events.

If you’re unsure of who you should or could be using when you get wed at Launcells Barton then let us know and we can put you in touch with some of the most talented and helpful suppliers we know.

Reach out to loved ones

You may have liked the idea of a DIY wedding in the beginning, but once reality sets in and you realise you have 150 favours, confetti cones and place settings to make – your optimism may start to fade. If you need some help, ask for it. Many hands make light work and by getting some support from your closest friends and family, tasks will be completed faster and with far less stress!

Look after yourself

The last thing you want is to be walking down the aisle feeling completely drained with dark circles under your eyes! Be sure to keep hydrated and still get regular sleep. After a long day visiting venues, speaking to florists and drawing up your table plan, why not relax in a hot bath and unwind!

Put in time together

It is quite common for wedding planning to take over your lives, with all of your free time together as a couple being used to work through your checklist. Be sure to put down your laptop occasionally and have time together away from anything wedding related. No matter if it’s a weekend spent on the moors or an afternoon in a spa, never feel guilty – you deserve it!

Don’t stress about the small things

None of your guests are going to know every little detail of your day, so if something is forgotten, slightly out of place or needs to change, try not to worry as no one will ever notice and neither will you!

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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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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