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

A great venue for such a bunch of rascals. Would love to come back.

Sam Stockers, stag party

Ash Barton Event Suppliers





Event Organisation


Food & Drink

Hair and Beauty

Marquees & Outdoor



Other Services

  • Ellis Event Power Services

    Super silent generator hire and electrical services for indoor and outdoor events throughout Devon including weddings, concerts, festivals, and parties.

    Andy Goddard

    07966 431888

    [email protected]

  • Emily Juliet Stevens - Artist and Sign Writer

    Beautiful custom made signage including seating plans, welcome signs for guests, cocktail menus and table numbers.

    Emily Juliet Stevens

    07468 458 095

    [email protected]

  • Jolee Tablecloths

    Devon-based supplier of wipeable tablecloths and fabric tablecloths including hessian table runners, fabric table runners and placemats.

    Lee Morgan

    0800 118 2857 or 0333 210 0169 (mobile friendly)

    [email protected]

  • Michael Hunter Wedding Poet

    North Devon poet who writes romantic wedding poetry on commission, and turns couples' stories into verse.

    Michael Hunter

    07380 550 567

    [email protected]

  • North Devon Tui Na Massages

    Tui Na Massages for the bridal party or guests. Ideal for pre wedding nerves and total relaxation.

    Paul Maxfield

    01271 867 236 or 07814 080 713

    [email protected]

  • Practically Perfect

    Unique mother of pearl painted wedding favours, which can be personalised and presented in a small box or a gift sachet.

    Anthea Call

    07548 734 364

    [email protected]



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