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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Festival Wedding in Devon

If you love Glastonbury, camping, bunting, hog roasts, cupcakes, wearing wild flowers in your hair, or anything that’s a little unusual or on the quirky side, a festival wedding at Ash Barton could be right up your street. And think of all the amazing Instagram pics too.

What goes on at a festival style wedding?

Our festival weddings are definitely our most laid-back colourful celebrations. And, at Ash Barton, literally anything goes. In fact, the brighter the better.

The first question is: where to hold the ceremony? There are numerous places to get married at Ash Barton. And, naturally, an outdoor location would be perfect for a festival style wedding. Have your ceremony under the old oak tree overlooking the lake. It’s beautiful on a warm summer’s day.

Or get married in the pretty courtyard while your friends and family sit on hay bales covered in furry throws. Or how about a wedding in the wildflower meadow where you can enjoy a walk down one of the longest aisles in the country. Or go full festival and get married in a marquee on the Ash Barton lawn.

Festival wedding venue food and drink

After your festival style wedding ceremony, it’s time for festival food. Decorate our big party barn with bunting and flowers and have a sit down wedding breakfast with all the trimmings. Or have a picnic on the lawn. Or hire in a fish and chip van and enjoy a fish and chip supper. And while you’re at it, an ice cream van always goes down well.

Get your guests to glamp

Get your picture taken in a photo booth, have a rave in a tent, relax in a deckchair in the chill-out area, then finish the day off drinking hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows around the fire pit.

Then as the sun comes up and your guests are finally ready to call it a night, they can head off to the camping area to get their heads down. But unlike an actual festival, our camping area is right next to the posh loos and showers block, with bags of hot water and loo roll that never runs out. Bliss.

Ash Barton is the perfect Devon festival wedding venue. Feel free to use your own suppliers for your festival wedding. Or take a look at our list of recommended suppliers below.

All you need to know about Ash Barton:

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

Stop looking. This is the place. Presumably, if you’ve made it this far, you’re searching for somewhere different. Ash Barton is everything you want for all the reasons you haven’t thought of yet. You can make a weekend of it. Forget ‘the big day’ and make it a festival. Pitch tents, light fires and make the most of it.

Lexie Simon

Perfect place for a family party - lots of rooms in the house and garden. Can sit in the sun at anytime!

Giles Docherty

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/

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