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

Thank you so much for an amazing weekend at Ash Barton. We had beautiful wedding day and it was everything we imagined and more. Thank you to all the staff too. All our friends and family had a blast!

Andrea and Carrie

Ash Barton Event Suppliers

Accommodation

Activities

Decorations

  • Best Day Ever!

    Wedding co-ordinator, planner and stylist who uses props, lighting and draping to dress and decorate your tables, room and venue. An Ash Barton superstar.

    Katie Dent

    07971 663818

    [email protected]

    www.instagram.com/bestdayeverdevon

  • Beautiful Bunting

    Handmade cotton bunting for hire.

    01273 479464

    [email protected]

    www.beautifulbunting.co.uk

  • 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]

    www.joleetablecloths.co.uk

  • Notes Studio

    A luxury design studio creating modern, contemporary wedding stationery for the style-conscious couple. Stylish, timeless design with a focus on beautiful typography, luxurious papers & high-quality print processes. instagram.com/notes.studio

    Emma Brown & Sarah Hughes

    [email protected]

    www.notes.studio

  • Own your Throne Wedding & Events

    Own your Throne offers luxury Bohemian & Vintage styled props & décor hire, venue styling packages, wedding design & on the day co-ordinating.

    Claire Van Aswegen

    07427528974

    [email protected]

    www.ownyourthrone.co.uk

  • 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]

    practically-perfect.co

  • Pumpkin Pye

    Button bouquets, brooch bouquets and alternative one off pieces made from fresh and silk flowers.

    Natasha Gawthorne

    [email protected]

    www.pumpkinpye.com

  • The Prop factory

    Styling and vintage props and games for hire including giant deckchairs, vintage ice cream trike and popcorn machine.

    Carmen Croxall

    07814116634

    [email protected]

    www.propfactory.co.uk/

Entertainment

Event Organisation

  • Best Day Ever!

    Wedding co-ordinator, planner and stylist who uses props, lighting and draping to dress and decorate your tables, room and venue. An Ash Barton superstar.

    Katie Dent

    07971 663818

    [email protected]

    www.instagram.com/bestdayeverdevon

  • Croyde Concierge

    Wedding & main house staff, Breakfasts, BBQs, Bar Staff, Massage treatments, Childminding, Cleaning and Post wedding clear down.

    Holly

    07861 674 374

    [email protected]

    www.croydeconcierge.com

  • Devon Registrar service

    You must book Devon's registrar service if you want to get legally married at Ash Barton.

    0345 155 1002

    [email protected]

    www.devon.gov.uk/registration-service/marriages-and-civil-partnerships/book-a-registrar/

  • Flybar

    Liam and Lucy will set up the bar and serve drinks to your guests as they arrive and throughout the day and evening.

    Liam Fairlie

    07795 625 425

    [email protected]

    www.flybar.co.uk

  • Flybase DJ

    DJ services, professional light and sound equipment, disco, and PA. Liam is part of the Ash Barton family.

    Liam Fairlie

    07795625425

    [email protected]

    www.flybasedj.co.uk

  • Unity Event Design

    Wedding and event design, on the day co-ordination, bespoke décor and creative styling packages.

    Nick and Leilah Parkinson

    07472 653724

    [email protected]

    www.unityeventdesign.co.uk

  • Blue Fizz Events

    Fabulous event management and event planning company plus marquee hire too.

    Tracey Edwards

    07845 147563

    [email protected]

    www.bluefizzevents.co.uk

  • Clear Blue Glass Hire Ltd

    Glassware and tableware hire, delivered door to door and with a 'dirty return' service. A Prosecco wall, champagne/wine coolers, party tubs and bagged ice also available.

    Jill

    07775 711 185

    [email protected]

    www.clearblueglasshire.com

  • 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]

    www.elliselectrical.com

  • 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]

    emilyjulietstevens.com

  • Garnet Weddings Ltd

    Wedding stylist, co-ordinator and planner specialising in alternative, Gothic and metalhead weddings.

    Teea Edwards

    07851 662 385

    [email protected]

    garnetweddings.co.uk

  • Gatehouse Trailer Bar

    Luxury horsebox bars, beautiful timber bars, a pretty micro bar and bar staff for hire, plus additional decor, including drinks cart, signage and L-O-V-E letters.

    Lisa Gatehouse

    07340 825 550

    [email protected]

    gatehousetrailerbar.co.uk

  • Guides for Brides

    Inspiration coupled with essential information and tools that makes wedding planning quicker and easier.

    01235 770078

    [email protected]

    www.guidesforbrides.co.uk

  • 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]

    www.joleetablecloths.co.uk

  • Just About Weddings

    We are the UK's leading professional wedding planner for a reason - because we work hard to get the very best value for our clients, whilst making this incredible journey something that brings joy and delight, rather than stress and dread. That's why we were voted as Planner of the Year 2023 by Hitched.co.uk and the UK's Best Cost Effective Wedding Planner 2023 AND Wedding Planning Company of the Year in the Innovations and Excellence Awards!

    07305904764

    [email protected]

    https://www.justaboutweddings.com/

  • Notes Studio

    A luxury design studio creating modern, contemporary wedding stationery for the style-conscious couple. Stylish, timeless design with a focus on beautiful typography, luxurious papers & high-quality print processes. instagram.com/notes.studio

    Emma Brown & Sarah Hughes

    [email protected]

    www.notes.studio

  • The Pretty Accessory

    Elegant and timeless linens for hire for stylish and memorable wedding guest tables.

    Emily

    0777 55 33 625

    [email protected]

    www.theprettyaccessory.co.uk

  • The Prop factory

    Styling and vintage props and games for hire including giant deckchairs, vintage ice cream trike and popcorn machine.

    Carmen Croxall

    07814116634

    [email protected]

    www.propfactory.co.uk/

Flowers

  • Teasels Florists

    Beautiful bridal bouquets, buttonholes, reception flowers and table decorations.

    01271 812250

    www.flowerdeliverynorthdevon.co.uk

  • Twigs Flowers

    Bespoke florals that capture the style and vision of the bride and are made with originality and creativity.

    Deryn Northam

    01271 326267

    [email protected]

    www.twigsflowers.co.uk

  • Flowers by Imogen

    Sustainable and low carbon wedding florist who only uses locally grown, British flowers (including her own grown in Somerset).

    Imogen Stuckes

    [email protected]

    www.flowersbyimogen.com/portfolio

  • Pumpkin Pye

    Button bouquets, brooch bouquets and alternative one off pieces made from fresh and silk flowers.

    Natasha Gawthorne

    [email protected]

    www.pumpkinpye.com

  • Stem Story

    Curated collections for DIY wedding and event flowers. How does it work? Well, customers order from our beautiful selection of colour palettes, we then choose and order the very best flowers seasonally available, and they're then shipped directly from the grower to the customers address. The customer then follows our super simple video tutorials and guides, to make the flowers themselves. www.instagram.com/thestemstory

    Elspeth Smithson-Tull

    www.stemstory.co.uk

Food & Drink

Hair and Beauty

Marquees & Outdoor

Music

Officials

Other Services

  • Audio Guest Book

    Make a memory. Leave a message. Record and cherish voice messages with our immaculately restored rotary telephones as a unique alternative to written guestbooks.

    [email protected]

    www.audioguestbook.co.uk

  • Creative H

    Artist specialising in hand-drawn and painted images for weddings including the venue along with illustrated guest books, invitations and place cards.

    Helen Dowley

    07798 852 053

    [email protected]

    www.creativeh.online/weddingcollection

  • 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]

    www.elliselectrical.com

  • 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]

    emilyjulietstevens.com

  • 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]

    www.joleetablecloths.co.uk

  • 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]

    www.facebook.com/writeapoemwithme

  • 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]

    www.facebook.com/groups/3838042556275363

  • Notes Studio

    A luxury design studio creating modern, contemporary wedding stationery for the style-conscious couple. Stylish, timeless design with a focus on beautiful typography, luxurious papers & high-quality print processes. instagram.com/notes.studio

    Emma Brown & Sarah Hughes

    [email protected]

    www.notes.studio

  • 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]

    practically-perfect.co

  • Sea Sauna

    Sea Sauna is a Nordic wood fired sauna on wheels. Our sauna is so special because of the big glass window behind the fire. Its tinted glass means you can look out with the benefit of privacy.

    Harry

    07507709575

    [email protected]

    www.seasauna.co.uk

Photography and Videography

Transport

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Call Simon Daukes today on 07785 386 622