Weddings Parties Holidays

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

I have very much enjoyed our stay here. The house and its facilities were outstanding and catered for all 27 of us! There wasn't a moment of boredom. Very sad to leave. Thank you again.

Charlotte (part of the Hutler, Hickman, Swain, Wright, McGilliuray, Showell and Vincett families!)

Ash Barton Event Suppliers





Event Organisation


Food & Drink

Hair and Beauty

Marquees & Outdoor



Other Services

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]



Looking for a place to party?

We'd love to hear from you.
Call Simon Daukes today on 07785 386 622