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



Ash Barton Event Suppliers



  • Broomhill Art Hotel

    Sculpture gallery and very nice restaurant

    01271 850262

  • 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]

  • 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


    [email protected]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Little Comfort Farm

    Farm shop and holiday cottages


    01271 812 414

  • Native Luxury Bell Tent Hire

    Bell tent and Airstream hire

    07810 698 929

  • Safe-and-Sound-Shooting

    Clay pigeon shooting brought to you in our fields and woods

    Andy Tarr

    07727 238526

    [email protected]

  • 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]



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Call Simon Daukes today on 07785 386 622