Weddings Parties Holidays

Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

DIY Weddings Venue, Devon

Is there anything worse than a ‘wedding package’ where you must have this, if you choose that? And if you want that option, it will cost you twice as much because there’s an R in the month?

Ash Barton is the perfect DIY wedding venue, because we think your wedding day should be exactly how you and your partner want it. Which means you get to enjoy the food and drink you love, dance or listen to the music you like until the early hours, and have the decorations you want, whether that’s flowers, candles, bunting or glitter. Or something completely different.

And, afterwards, if you want to have your wedding photographs taken in our wildflower meadow or down by the beach in your wellies, then why not?  

Your Devon DIY wedding options

Literally, anything goes. For starters, you can choose to have your wedding ceremony at a number of locations throughout the estate. From the atmospheric old chapel with its twinkly fairy lights to the pretty wildflower meadow with one of the longest aisles in the country. Or perhaps you’d prefer a ceremony in front of the west porch at dusk where your guests can gather round the fire pit as you exchange your vows.

You can have an intimate wedding ceremony followed by dinner for 30 in the main dining room. Or have 200 guests for a sit down wedding breakfast, then follow it with an all-night party in big party barn. It’s a DIY wedding so it’s completely up to you.

Food and drink for your DIY wedding

Here's the best bit about a DIY wedding: you get to eat and drink exactly what you want. No set menus. No restrictions. No corkage fees. There’s plenty of room in our main kitchen and big barn kitchen for your caterers to provide a sumptuous feast. (And plenty of catering fridges too.) Plus, there’s a bar in the big party barn. All you have to do is stock it with your favourite tipple. And how about food for later in the evening or the day after? An ice cream van or a fish and chip van always go down well.

DIY weddings are a completely blank canvas for you and your partner to put your own stamp on. Feel free to use your own suppliers. Or take a look at our list of recommended suppliers below. 

All you need to know about Ash Barton:

  • No curfew, no corkage
  • Over a mile to the nearest neighbour
  • BBQ, fire pit & patios with garden chairs
  • Fully equipped games barn
  • Sleeps 35+ residential guests
  • Exclusivity guaranteed
  • Pets welcome (in our stables)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Reception/party capacity for 200 people
  • Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies

Choosing Ash Barton as our wedding venue was certainly the best possible decision that we made. We also found it incredibly refreshing to be able to plan and do as we liked for our wedding and not have the usual restrictions from the venue. This DIY approach suited us perfectly and contributed to making it the wedding of our dreams.

Charlotte Logan Jones

Really fantastic New Year in this big party house. We've had a fabulous time playing games, kids bouncing in the games barn and lots of drinking and dancing. Excellent house. Thank you Pete and Simon!

The Wallace, Llewellyns, Walshes, Powells and Westons Family

Ash Barton Event Suppliers

Accommodation

Activities

  • Best Day Ever!

    Katie works closely with you from start to finish, co ordinating, planning and styling using a selection of her unique bespoke props to dress and decorate your tables, your room, the whole venue... from draping, lighting, chairs, table decor, lanterns to seating plans, she'll even help to clear it and take it all away again! Taking away any worries about expertise or experience, ensuring you can spend time with your loved ones and most importantly...relax.enjoy. be radiant! One of our closest and most reliable partners. A real member of the Ash Barton family.

    Katie Dent

    07971 663818

    [email protected]

    www.bestdayeverdevon.co.uk

  • Broomhill Art Hotel

    Sculpture gallery and very nice restaurant

    01271 850262

    www.broomhillart.co.uk

  • Flybar

    A range of bars and other wedding services. Liam and Lucy are part of The Ash Barton family. They look after our customers as if they were their own family

    Liam Fairlie

    07795 625 425

    [email protected]

    www.flybar.co.uk

  • Flybase DJ

    DJ, Lighting, Disco, PA, bars and other wedding services. Liam and Lucy are part of The Ash Barton family. They look after our customers as if they were their own family

    Liam Fairlie

    07795625425

    [email protected]

    www.flybasedj.co.uk

  • H2 Outdoor

    Water sports and Outdoor activities. Coasteering, Kayaking, Surfing, High Ropes, Mountain Biking and Wild Swimming

    Matthew de Havilland

    07789 807 424

    [email protected]

    www.h2outdoor.co.uk/

  • Katharine Shaw Make up

    Film and TV make-up Artist Katharine makes Ash Barton wedding party members look beautiful, whether it's the bride, mum, bridesmaids or the entire party. She does hair, make-up and nails on the morning, the day before, or for pre wedding photo shoots.

    Katharine Shaw

    07716 968112

    [email protected]

    www.facebook.com/WeddingMakeUpAndHairByKatharineShaw

  • Little Comfort Farm

    Farm shop and holiday cottages

    Braunton

    01271 812 414

    www.littlecomfortfarm.co.uk

  • Native Luxury Bell Tent Hire

    Bell tent and Airstream hire

    07810 698 929

    www.nativeoutdoors.co.uk

  • Safe-and-Sound-Shooting

    Clay pigeon shooting brought to you in our fields and woods

    Andy Tarr

    07727 238526

    [email protected]

    www.safeandsoundshooting.com

  • Active escapes

    Active Escape offers coasteering, party SUP, rafting, adventure challenge, SUPing, surfing and more from our base in Watermouth Cove where our highly-experienced team will put you through your paces.

    01271 320745

    [email protected]

    www.activeescape.co.uk

  • HYPO Laser tag

    Laser Tag. We bring the fun to you. For a party or a team building day we cater all of our services to meet your needs. Team HYPO come fully prepared to setup wherever you need us - from the woods to the Party barn, we provide an unforgettable event almost anywhere. Fully Mobile, perfect for parties.

    Matt Ireland

    07938 818082

    [email protected]

    www.hypo-highpotential.co.uk/

Beauty

Entertainment

Event organisation

Flowers

Food & Catering

Fun stuff

Marquees & Outdoor

Music

  • Fine Whines

    Music of the 20's, 30's, 40's

    Chris or Sue

    07867 523532

    [email protected]

    www.facebook.com/FineWhinesVintageJazz

  • Flybase DJ

    DJ, Lighting, Disco, PA, bars and other wedding services. Liam and Lucy are part of The Ash Barton family. They look after our customers as if they were their own family

    Liam Fairlie

    07795625425

    [email protected]

    www.flybasedj.co.uk

  • Kitchen Klub (house and Ibiza music)

    House music club in Barnstaple

    Hannah Jago

    07507659560

    [email protected]

    www.facebook.com/kitchenklubhouse/

  • Barn Dance/Ceilidh

    Ceilidh and Barn dance caller.

    Jeremy Child

    07969 297 633

    [email protected]

  • Soul Lotta Funk

    Live 7 piece Soul, Disco, Funk band with a full disco service too. www.facebook.com/soullottafunk

    Jose

    07426 803352

    [email protected]

    www.soullottafunk.co.uk

  • Down for the Count

    Party band performing Swing, Soul, Motown and Pop. Build a wedding music package including ceremony music, reception music, party band and Auto DJ service into the small hours.

    Mike Paul-Smith

    07855 488 462

    [email protected]

    www.downforthecount.co.uk

  • The Vintage Strollers

    Walkabout act performing acoustic versions of swing, soul and pop tunes. Perfect for afternoon drinks receptions, this feel-good act are guaranteed to put a smile on your face

    Mike Paul-Smith

    07855 488 462

    [email protected]

    www.downforthecount.co.uk/our-bands/the-vintage-strollers/

  • Get Brassy

    New Orleans styled brass band performing quirky covers of disco and pop tunes. Able to perform completely acoustically with walkabout options for afternoon drinks receptions, or party sets for late into the evening.

    Mike Paul-Smith

    07855 488 462

    [email protected]

    www.downforthecount.co.uk/our-bands/get-brassy/

  • Music Students for Hire

    Launched in 2010, Music Students for Hire has provided live music for over 3,000 private and corporate events. Our aim is to make live music more accessible to clients whilst supporting young, talented musicians at the early stages of their professional careers. Our roster of over 1,000 musicians includes a combination of recent graduates and current undergraduates from some of the top music colleges and universities around the country. Our national pool of musicians include String Quartets, Jazz Musicians, Harpists, Pianists, Singers and much more.

    Pete Baker

    020 3086 7047

    [email protected]

    www.musicstudentsforhire.co.uk/

Officials

Other Services

Photography

Transport

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Call Simon Daukes today on 07785 386 622