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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Our Outdoor Wedding Venues in Devon

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, and Pete is the most incredible and helpful guy! 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

Just returning to earth after an amazing weekend at Ash Barton. Perfect venue for day and night celebrations. Incredible house and beautiful surroundings. Thanks to Pete and Simon for convincing us and for making it all happen!!

Mark Saunders

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