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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January 22, 2018

Back in December, on a bright Winter’s day Ailsa and Phil, along with the help of their two little girls tied the knot in front of all their friends and family!

If ever people think they can’t organise a wedding in under a year, Ailsa and Phil are perfect proof that it can be done and planned to perfection with no detail missed! Having given themselves only 4 months due to Phil’s leave from the Marines!

I have to admit I do love a Winter wedding, just as much as I love a Summer wedding! Yes you don’t always know what the weather is going to do, but as long as you have inside and outside options, it doesn’t really matter. Winter and Summer are just very different weddings, but both have their charms! A Winter wedding the sun sets earlier, so you get all the atmosphere of the candles flickering away, guests all cosy inside with hot mulled wine and, if you can’t add a bit of sparkle at Christmas, then when can you?!  Ailsa and Phil’s wedding was all those things and more!

Ailsa got ready in the house with her friends and two little girls by her side, while Phil got into his uniform with all his friends at the couple’s house. Ailsa had the most stunning beaded grey dress from Needle and Thread and her bridesmaids wore mix matched 3/4 length grey, white and pink dresses which fitted the laid back feel of the wedding perfectly.  The bridal party’s make up was perfected by one of our faves and recommended supplier Lizzy Couch.

The groomsmen soon arrived and welcomed guests in the Snug Bar, before everyone began to take their seats.

Ailsa was walked down the aisle by her Dad, while her Bridesmaids walked down the aisle with the couple’s two little girls.

Guests were then offered Mulled Wine and Cider in the Snug Bar, while the newlyweds had a bit of time together before being welcomed back into the Mill Barn for speeches and a few surprises!

The couple’s speeches were really relaxed and very personal, with the Groom even singing a song he’d written for his new Wife!

Guests were then asked to make their way to the reception barn, while Ailsa & Phil had a bit of time with their family.

I had a very special little helper get all the guests up on their feet by clinking the glass, ready to announce the newlyweds for the first time to all their friends and family!

Their guests enjoyed slow roast beef with all the trimmings provided by The Woodfired Kitchen, before they got the pizza oven all fired up serving mini calzone pizzas throughout the whole evening. They were such a fantastic take on the traditional Cornish pastie!

Rebecca Roundhill one of our recommended suppliers and all round fabulous photographer captured all these beautiful images for Ailsa & Phil’s day. It’s so great having Rebecca with us during a wedding, she is a burst of sunshine and is just so relaxed- which is what years of experience brings!

A few words from Ailsa- I’m struggling with where to start, because it’s so difficult to put into words just how wonderful our day was. From the moment we met Lara and looked around the venue, there was no question that we were going to get married there. It really is a hidden gem. We live 3 minutes away and never even knew it existed. It had everything we wanted from a venue; a beautiful space for our ceremony in the Mill Barn, a large reception Barn for our guests to eat and be merry, a picturesque setting for capturing stunning photos, and a gorgeous farmhouse with the most amazing bridal suite you will ever see! That bathroom!

You’d think that only giving ourselves 4 months to plan our wedding would be stressful. But, I can honestly say that I enjoyed every second of the organisation. Communication between ourselves and Lara was excellent and any questions we had were promptly answered.
The day itself was just perfect. Being a December wedding we almost expected bad weather. Every part of our day was inside or undercover so, rain or shine, it really didn’t matter. However, we woke up to blue skies and pink clouds over the farmhouse. It looked beautiful!

One of the best things about the venue is that it is so flexible. Whatever your vision for your wedding, I’m pretty sure it can be achieved here. We had a very relaxed, informal ceremony and we chose to do the speeches immediately after with canapes and welcome drinks in the Mill Barn, rather than during the wedding breakfast. We also had bag pipes during the ceremony, a speech delivered using a guitar and a Scottish Ceilidh in the evening. Anything is possible here!

Throughout the day Matt, Lara and their team behind the scenes made sure that everything ran smoothly. If there were any hiccups we really had no idea because we were just enjoying ourselves so much! Thank you Matt, Lara and team for all the hard work that went into making such special memories for Phil and I. We couldn’t have asked for more. I highly recommend Launcells Barton as a wedding venue: It’s beautiful, flexible, and Lara and Matt are dedicated to making your day as carefree and memorable as possible!

Ailsa and Phil’s wedding was totally relaxed and reflected them as a couple perfectly, incorporating their young family, Ailsa’s scottish roots and Phil’s duty to the Marine’s, making every special moment personal to them. We wish Ailsa and Phil a fantastic future together and sure we will see you out and about as your young family grows! 

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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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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