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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Outdoor Wedding Venue in North Devon, UK

Looking for outdoor wedding venues in Devon? We don't blame you. Because when the weather’s fine, there’s nothing quite as lovely as a wedding in the open air. And at Ash Barton, we have plenty of outdoor wedding locations to choose from.

You can get married in our pretty courtyard surrounded by friends and family sitting on hay bales covered in furry throws. Then perhaps follow it up with an open air wedding reception on the lawn with our stunning manor house as the backdrop.

Or you could get married under the oak tree overlooking the lake. Our antique pergola adds the finishing touch. Or how about a wildflower wedding in the middle of our meadow? It also means you get to walk down one the longest aisles in the country. Or take a look at our secret garden. It's tucked away behind the courtyard and is perfect for an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony. Get married under the lovely old arch, then walk through to the courtyard for drinks and canapes.

Or if you want an open air wedding ceremony in the evening, your guests can sit on the patio beside the firepit and watch you get married under the beautiful architecture of the west porch. Afterwards, have a sit down wedding breakfast in a marquee on the lawn or celebrate the night away in our big party barn.

And after your outdoor wedding ceremony, we recommend having your photographs taken against the spectacular North Devon scenery. The results are always stunning. 

Let’s talk about the weather   

So what happens if it starts to rain? Don’t worry. We know the UK's weather is unpredictable, even in the height of summer. We’re always on standby to move your outdoor wedding ceremony inside at the last minute, whether that’s into the big party barn, or the chapel or a marquee. There’s no way, we’d let a few spits and spots spoil your big day.  

Feel free to use your own suppliers for your outdoor wedding or reception. 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

We are so so happy we chose Ash Barton for our wedding. It was the most beautiful and amazing venue! Getting married outside was such a dream, despite the rain. This is the perfect venue for a DIY wedding - you can personalise everything. We hope to return in the future for family holidays!

Loll Donaldwick

A real treasure of a place. Memories made to last a lifetime. Can't wait to revisit in the not too distant future. Ash Barton is simply one of the most amazing venues in the country.

Ross Hutchinson

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.bestdayeverdevon.co.uk

  • 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

  • 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

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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