February 7, 2020

We might not be a big team, but every single person here has a key role to play in making sure that your day runs smoothly and the place is looking perfect when you check in! As a family run wedding venue, we only take on a certain amount of weddings per year so we can make sure that every day runs professionally and so we can give couples the care and attention they need in the run up to their big day! We specialise in weddings at Launcells Barton and we know what we do works well for our couples and, because we don’t offer holiday accommodation or anything like that, our sole focus and attention is on our couples and making sure everything is ready and set up come your wedding day!

 

Ken & Julian – Maintenance Team 

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Ken & Julian work on our Maintenance side of things. We are still a working organic farm with over 230 acres to care for, so when Ken and Julian aren’t maintaining and fixing bits around the venue, cutting the many lawns and making sure everything looks perfect when a couple checks in, they are also looking after the fields and woodland across the farm. Out of wedding season there is plenty of maintenance to do as we refresh the whole house, venue and barns, ready to welcome in a new season! We also run a biomass heating system across the venue, so there is also a lot of work to be done harvesting timber from our sustainably managed woodland ready for the following winter!

 

Claire- Admin & Accounts 

Wedding Team

Claire looks after our Admin & Accounts, making sure all the numbers and many spreadsheets are in order. You may also see Claire on a wedding day working on the bar side of things, as she has extensive experience in managing hotels and bars. She is fantastic at making sure that guests know where they are going when they first arrive and that drinks are being prepared ready for welcome drinks, she’s a welcoming face making sure guests are happy.  So, if you or your guests have any questions while I’m with the Bridal party or helping a Groom with his buttonhole, Claire’s your gal! Claire works with us part time during the week, as she is also a busy mum of 4 boys!

 

Ellie- Housekeeping

Wedding Team

Ellie is our House keeper and her attention to detail and pride in her work means we never have to worry about anything being out of place! Ellie looks after the house and both barns, turning everything around after a wedding! From changing beds & cleaning the house top to bottom, to making sure that every inch of the barns have been hoovered, mopped and dusted, along with giving the caterers kitchen a thorough once over ready for your caterers to arrive and set up for your wedding. She has an eye for all the details and triple checks all the smaller, but very important things through to the much needed tea and coffee in the house, before she is happy for a couple to check in.  Ellie works throughout the week, juggling everything around her 3 children.

 

Bar Team

Wedding Team

Our experienced seasonal bar team, some of whom have been with us for many years, are there on your wedding day to make sure everything  runs smoothly and, most importantly, the drinks keep flowing! The team will normally arrive in the morning and start polishing and setting up all the glassware for your meal, before they open the bottom snug bar and welcome your first guests. They also make sure everything is prepped and ready for your welcome drinks after your ceremony and all the wine is refreshed on tables throughout your meal. The team are also on hand to turn the barn around after your meal ready for your band or DJ to set up and then their focus is running the main bar, keeping it well stocked and making sure the barn is clean and tidy with no dirty glasses laying around, so there are no smashed glasses when everyone is up dancing the night away!

 

Matt & Lara 

Wedding Team

We’re the owners here and not only live on site, but are here to oversee everything too. You will usually find Matt overseeing everything to do with the Farm and Wedding Venue day to day and I will usually be the person you speak to when you first enquire, as I co-ordinate and run all the weddings and support our couples with venue visits and answering any questions in the lead up. I get to know our couples and their families really well and see it as such a huge privilege to be with so many lovely families for the biggest day of their lives! We’re here when you arrive  the day before to welcome you and check you in and here on hand throughout the day for any questions you may have and to offer our advice and experience. On your wedding day, while I co-ordinate your day, making sure your suppliers are set up where they should be and everything is running on time, Matt oversees everything behind the scenes, making sure the catering equipment is all up and running and the bar is all set up and ready to go! We are the last people to leave at night, when your band have packed up and the last of your guests make their way home, making sure everyone is safely where they need to be. You will usually see us and Freddie our Sprocker, the next morning tidying the bar and waving you off as you check out too! We have 3 children between us and try and split our time between the farm and family life, which isn’t always easy during busy wedding seasons. You may well find my 7 year old daughter moving chairs around or sorting out the lemons from the limes the day before a wedding trying to help us out!

Now you now a bit more about us, our team and how your wedding day will run! Don’t forget to have a look at our real weddings, for inspiration and to hear from some of our happy couples! 

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December 4, 2019

On a gorgeous sunny day in July, Sophie and Conal made their vows to one another under a cascade of flowers in the Walled Garden surrounded by all their loved ones.

It was a bit of a different wedding for us, as Irish tradition states that weddings are a 2 day event full of celebration and games! It certainly was that! Sophie and Conal’s family were so much fun and so friendly and welcoming, that I may have ended up dancing with Sophie’s dad learning how to Irish dance!

On the morning of their wedding day, Conal took a refreshing dip in the sea, with a few of his friends, before heading off to get dressed and ready for the big day!

Sophie got ready the morning of her wedding day in the Bridal Suite of the Manor House, with all the people that mean the most to her, before her very proud father got a first peek of the Bride!

Conal and his ushers met their guests in the Courtyard and Snug Bar, before heading into the Walled Garden to take their places for the ceremony.

Sophie left the Manor house with her Bridesmaids and Dad by her side, ready to walk down  the aisle with the sounds of their string quartet to her eagerly awaiting Groom!

The pair were beaming throughout their whole ceremony with sentimental readings from family and friends and personal vows, before they officially tied the knot to to all their cheering guests!

Out in the courtyard, the newlyweds were congratulated by all their friends and family as canapés & drinks flowed.

As guests chatted and enjoyed the sting quartet playing, Sophie & Conal enjoyed family photos in the garden, before going off for a bit of time alone.

The Reception Barn had been styled the day before beautifully, with greenery, fairy lights and a subtle hint of glamour with gold cutlery.

Everyone was up on their feet to welcome the new Mr & Mrs, before everyone enjoyed the wedding breakfast and the speeches commenced! There was even a quiz, where the winning table won a round of cocktails!

After their meal, as their band set up Sophie and Conal took a ride on the tractor to see the stunning views across the farm, as guests mingled in the Summer evening sunshine!

As the happy couple made their way back to the Reception Barn, their eagerly awaiting guests were gathered for their cutting of the cake and first dance!

After the bands first set, Sophie and Conal went for a little walk to watch the sunset and walk amongst the barley!

As Sophie and Conal made their way back to the party, Conal’s Father was waiting to get everyone up on their feet and learn a bit of Irish dancing! It was fantastic to watch and I soon found myself up dancing with Sophie’s dad who had insisted I take his hand for a dance and enjoy a drink as a thank you for all our hard work throughout the day! Sophie & Conal’s family were all so lovely and welcoming to every member of the team and really created a fun and friendly feel to the day. It was an absolute joy to be up dancing with everyone and although I had no idea what I was doing (as did a lot of other people) it was such a great experience!

Sophie & Conal, It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and seeing so much fun and love shine throughout your day! We wish you nothing but happiness and our best wishes as you start your next adventure in Australia! 

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Photography- Mark Shaw
Videography- PuraVida Cornwall
Flowers & Styling- Twigs and Greens
Catering- Beautiful & The Feast
Hair & Make- up- Make up by Ione
String Quartet- Melegari Strings
Band-The Talking Bird Collective

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June 25, 2019

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!

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.

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

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!

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.

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!

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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November 10, 2016
Who says you need to get married in the Summer? With beautiful autumn colours and crisp winter days you can still have your perfect day whatever the time of year!

The majority of people think that summer is the only time of year to get married. With British weather being notoriously bad during the rest of the year, an autumn or winter wedding seems like a bad idea. However, that just isn’t true! Your big day can
take place any time and still be a wonderful and beautiful event.

At Launcells Barton, we’ve made sure that our venue is suitable for weddings all year round. So whether you’re after a winter wedding or a summer ceremony, we can help.

So what makes us an all-season wedding venue?

Multiple buildings

We have a choice of three indoor locations for you to say “I do”. Regardless of the weather outside, inside you and your guests will be warm, dry and having a wonderful time.
For intimate ceremonies the manor house is the ideal venue and for larger parties, the mill barn is perfect, without fear of the season interrupting your special moment.

Blank canvas

Launcells Barton is a blank canvas. You can decorate it as you wish, which means that it’s appearance and style is completely compatible with seasonal stylings.
A winter wonderland can easily be created in the same space that hosted a summer festival theme wedding. There really are no limits on what you can do!

 

Outdoor options

If the heavens aren’t opening, then there’s always the option to have an outdoor ceremony at Launcells Barton. Even in the autumn, winter, and spring months we have days without rain, so wrap up and tie the knot in our beautiful walled garden.
Tended all year round with seasonal plants, the walled garden is the perfect setting to exchange vows and take photos.

 

Rooms filled with light

Whilst you may not be lucky enough to have a dry day, our mill barn allows you to bring the outdoors indoors on your wedding day.
Large French doors let natural light flood the room, making it feel open and airy, even if it is tipping it down outside.

Extra space

We are lucky enough to have 220 acres for you to enjoy! If you are opting to get married in the warmer months or don’t mind wrapping up for an autumnal evening and want to make the most of the outside, then why not treat your guests to an open wood- fired oven on the field in front of the events barn? Your guests can enjoy some delicious food while watching the sunset behind the rolling countryside. Beautiful!

Whatever time of year, your wedding will be personal to the both of you!

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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October 24, 2016

A few weeks ago we had a big end of season party for everyone that has been a part of our first year! There are so many people that have worked their socks off to make our first year happen and who went above and beyond to make it possible!

We had builders, plumbers, electricians, work men- and women, who stayed late into the night and sometimes early morning, giving up their weekends – even bringing their children in to work with them in some cases, just so we could be ready for our first weddings! There were many nights where I would be running around taking food orders from everyone as we were all still working late, or times where I would be stood at the aga with a line of work men waiting for bacon sandwiches as they had come in at the weekend and needed to be well fed!

There was such a great atmosphere on site throughout the whole first phase of our build, with everyone laughing and joking and music blaring out all over the place. My personal favourite was hearing all the builders singing along to material girl!

It wasn’t just the work force that made our first year happen though, but also wedding industry professionals who gave us so much help and advice along the way and supported us on our first few weddings! Always at the end of a phone too giving us a pep talk when we needed it the most!

So, to thank everyone and show how much we appreciate everything everyone did, we had a “Big Thank You Party” to end our very first wedding season!

Below is a picture taken at our party of all our builders, plumbers, electricians, maintenance guys and farm workers who worked on the renovation works! It took a lot of people to make it look the way it does today!

Mark Devosnhire from the amazing woodfired kitchen provided the catering for the evening. He put together a spectacular selection of rustic woodfired pizzas, along with shoulders of lamb, handmade cumin pitta breads and spiced potatoes! All I could hear all evening were people saying how much they enjoyed the food! It was wonderful having smells of the wood fire and delicious food wafting around the courtyard! – a great idea for future brides and grooms!

The evening’s music was kicked off by local musical maestro Bradley Cook, who performed a beautiful acoustic set in the Mill Barn, I think it’s safe to say that Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” went down very well!

The night ended with Inspired Party getting all the builders up on the dance floor and busting some moves to a few classic 90’s hip hop tunes… I think “Cotton Eye Joe” may even have got an outing too if I remember correctly…well we are in Cornwall after all!!

We have now closed for weddings over the autumn and winter months as we build our brand new events barn ready to re-open next April. We are still open for show around appointments and have a few dates still available in 2017, so get in touch!

Look out for all the updates and build news on our Facebook page and blog!

Lara & Matt
Launcells Barton

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