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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Same Sex Weddings Venue, North Devon

It goes without saying that same sex weddings and civil partnership are welcome at Ash Barton. In fact, we’re well-known for being a gay-friendly venue. Which is why we’re one of the most sought-after same sex wedding venues in North Devon. 

So whether your wedding celebration involves two brides or two grooms, we’ll ensure you have a magical and memorable day.

The perfect venue for gay weddings in Devon

Where you actually hold your ceremony is completely up to you and your partner. And there are lots of wedding locations to choose from throughout the Ash Barton estate.

Want to have your ceremony outside? Our pretty courtyard with its old cobble stones is a magical place for a wedding ceremony and is always popular. Or maybe you’d prefer a same sex wedding in the old chapel with its twinkly fairy lights and heaps of atmosphere. How about under the oak tree overlooking the lake. Or in the middle of the meadow surrounded by wildflowers with one of the longest aisles in the country. And if you can’t decide which one of you is going to walk it, we think you both should.

The after party

You can have an intimate wedding ceremony followed by dinner for 30 in our main dining room. Or if you’re after something bigger, have up to 200 guests for a sit down wedding breakfast.

Then follow it up with a big party in the big party barn. Where else? With its disco balls and flashing lights, it’s your own personal nightclub. And anything goes from live rock bands to house DJs. Start the night off with some old school classics before going full raver round about midnight. There’s no curfew, so no closing time. You can party all night as far as we’re concerned.

Feel free to use your own suppliers for your same sex 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

Thank you so much for an amazing weekend at Ash Barton. We had beautiful wedding day and it was everything we imagined and more. Thank you to all the staff too. All our friends and family had a blast!

Andrea and Carrie

We were here last year and it's so lovely to be back. We are one family of 32 people and everyone found plenty to do! A lovely venue and a most enjoyable time was had by all.

Davies family

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 wedding party members look beautiful, from brides and bridesmaids to mums. Hair, make-up and nails on the morning, the day before or for pre wedding photo shoots.

    Katharine Shaw

    07716 968112

    [email protected]

    katharineshawmua.com/

  • 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

  • HotTub Wonderlandia

    Hot Tub hire for Events, Parties, Festivals and Weddings

    07486 998631

    [email protected]

  • Native Luxury Bell Tent Hire

    Bell tent and Airstream hire

    07810 698 929

    www.nativeoutdoors.co.uk

  • World Inspired Tents

    Tipi tents

    Ed Wright

    01271 865306

    [email protected]

    www.worldinspiredtents.co.uk/

  • Yurt Hire

    Jack Willow

    07971641241

    [email protected]

  • Outdoor structures

    Baya Hire are the suppliers for beautiful timber framed domes which come in 3 different configurations and two of them, the Single Dome and Sail and the Double Dome are in a league of their own, a perfect mix of beauty and functionality.

    Edd Knight

    07702 071105

    [email protected]

    www.bayahire.co.uk

  • Big tops and Stripey Coloured Marquees

    Terrapin Events Group bring a bit of colour when you need it most. Breaking away from white, brown and grey structures, the emphasis is on taking the look and feel of the festival and circus worlds and bringing them to your event

    Arif

    0330 223 4104

    [email protected]

    www.terrapinuk.net

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/

Officials

Other Services

  • 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

  • Croyde Concierge

    Babysitting, dog care and walking, help at private functions, waitressing, bar and clearing up before and after, any variety of holiday PA services.

    Holly

    07861674374

    [email protected]

    www.croydeconcierge.com/

  • Devon Registration service

    Registrar

    0845 155 1002

    [email protected]

    new.devon.gov.uk/registrationservice/weddings-and-civil-partnerships

  • DMR Pyro Fireworks

    Fireworks

    Dave Macbeth

    07766 053223

    [email protected]

    www.dmrpyro.co.uk

  • Exmoor Luxury Loos

    Luxury loo supplier

    01598 760200

    [email protected]

    www.exmoorluxuryloos.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

  • Gilly’s Helping Hands Childcare Services

    Mobile Creche

    Gilly Williams

    07527 346279

    [email protected]

    www.gillyshelpinghands.co.uk

  • HotTub Wonderlandia

    Hot Tub hire for Events, Parties, Festivals and Weddings

    07486 998631

    [email protected]

  • Ice Cream Tricycle

    Ice Cream Tricycle hire with local Ice cream

    James Dawson

    [email protected]

    www.icecreamtricycle.weebly.com

  • Katharine Shaw Make up

    Film and TV make-up artist Katharine makes wedding party members look beautiful, from brides and bridesmaids to mums. Hair, make-up and nails on the morning, the day before or for pre wedding photo shoots.

    Katharine Shaw

    07716 968112

    [email protected]

    katharineshawmua.com/

  • Premier Luxury Loos

    Luxury loos delivered to site

    01884 840864

    [email protected]

    www.premierluxuryloos.co.uk

  • Pumpkin Pye

    Flowers and styling

    Natasha Gawthorne

    [email protected]npye.com

    www.pumpkinpye.com

  • Shirley’s Dog Walking/Sitting

    Shirley Mowatt

    01271 812340/ 07765 154549

  • The Prop factory

    Vintage props, games and styling, Giant deckchairs, Vintage Ice cream trike and popcorn machine. Carmen is one of our longstanding friends. Super service, flexible and imaginative.

    Carmen Croxall

    07814116634

    [email protected]

    www.propfactory.co.uk/

  • Outdoor structures

    Baya Hire are the suppliers for beautiful timber framed domes which come in 3 different configurations and two of them, the Single Dome and Sail and the Double Dome are in a league of their own, a perfect mix of beauty and functionality.

    Edd Knight

    07702 071105

    [email protected]

    www.bayahire.co.uk

  • Baboo Box Pregnancy gift box

    Baboo Boxes are award winning pregnancy subscription boxes specific to each stage of pregnancy, they make the perfect gift for the pregnant person in your life. You can order the boxes individually or subscribe to all four. Pregnancy can be hard work - The boxes are filled with useful items, pregnancy safe products and a sprinkling of fun! All the items are cruelty free and where possible use recycled and recyclable packaging. Created by an Ash Barton bride, Baboo Box are offering a 5% discount to other Ash Barton families using the code Ashbarton5.

    Ruth Morris

    [email protected]

    www.baboobox.co.uk

Photography

Transport

Looking for a place to party?

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