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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Sustainable Wedding Venue Devon

Is it possible to have a beautiful wedding day that’s also kind to the environment? Absolutely. Ash Barton is a sustainable wedding venue where you can source your own food, drink, decorations and flowers and go as green as you like.

Food and drink at your sustainable wedding

Speak to your wedding caterers about where they source their ingredients. Make your menu eco-friendly with locally sourced, Fairtrade and ethically produced ingredients. Or if you want to reduce the environmental impact even further, opt for a fully vegan wedding menu. Source your wine and beers from local craft breweries and wineries to reduce your carbon footprint. And choose a sustainable wedding cake made with Fairtrade and seasonal ingredients. Avoid plastic or one-use decorations like ribbons and choose something edible to have on top of the cake.

And remember to ask your caterers to wrap up any leftovers for the day after the wedding. Next day, just spread everything out in the kitchen and let guests who stayed over tuck in. If you still have any food left over, the Ash Barton chickens happily eat anything and love leftovers. That's why their eggs are so tasty.

Make your wedding flowers sustainable

If you want a sustainable wedding, think about your flowers and where they've come from. Choose locally sourced seasonal flowers rather than something exotic that’s been transported miles. And ask your florist to avoid using floral foam or plastic.

Even better are potted flowers such as orchids or roses, or even little pots of herbs that your guests can take home and plant in the garden. Or why not pick flowers from our very own wildflower meadow and drop them into pretty jam jars, which can be recycled later or sent home with your guests.

Use sustainable wedding decorations

When it comes to sustainable wedding decorations, it's easier than ever to find eco-friendly options.

There are a number of sustainable alternatives to confetti that are kind to the environment, such as dried rose petals, dried lavender or wildflowers from the meadow. For your tables, choose materials such as hessian, hemp or pure linen which can be used again. Or think about hiring props, signs and vintage candlesticks rather than buying new. In our wood store, we have lots of bits of wood and pallets that can be used for signs too. Plus we have the famous Ash Barton goody cupboard. After each wedding, various bits and pieces are left behind including decorations and tablecloths. Help yourself to anything you find in there and recycle for your own big day.

Sustainable wedding venue

Ash Barton is a sustainable wedding venue. All our energy is sourced from a 200KW woodchip boiler and our solar panels supply all our own electricity. In fact, we feed electricity back to the grid. We also have two 7KW EV charging points for electric cars in the car park, which you’re free to use.

You’re welcome to use your own suppliers for your sustainable 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

Oh! I wish we lived at Ash Barton! We had such an amazing wedding there and are very grateful to Simon and Liam for making our weekend amazing. Everyone loved how beautiful yet relaxed the venue is. The location is stunning. The house is incredible. The chapel is gorgeous. Wish we could do it all over again!

Tash Stott

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

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]

    shorturl.at/dgvy4

  • 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

Childcare

Entertainment

Event organisation

Farm shops

  • Grattons Devon Meats

    Barnstaple

    01271 345096

  • Little Comfort Farm

    Farm shop and holiday cottages

    Braunton

    01271 812 414

    www.littlecomfortfarm.co.uk

  • Twitchen Farm

    Farm shop

    Barnstaple

    01598 763568

  • West Country Cheese

    Excellent deli

    Barnstaple

    01271 379944

    www.westcountrycheese.co.uk

Farmers markets

Flowers

Food & Catering

Fun stuff

  • Beach Hut Photobooth

    Photo booth fun for weddings and parties

    Lucy Fairlie

    07810025182

    [email protected]

    www.beachhutbooth.co.uk

  • Beautiful Bunting

    01273 479464

    [email protected]

    www.beautifulbunting.co.uk

  • Ben Allen Magician & Mentalist

    Ben is a natural born performer. He's always excited to put his magician skills to the test in front of a crowd. The pleasure of performing at weddings and birthdays comes from forming a connection with the audience and providing a memorably entertaining experience.

    Ben Allen

    01271 373194

    [email protected]

    www.benallenmentalist.com

  • 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

  • Dan Brazier

    Magician

    07855 451355

    www.danbrazier.com

  • 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/

  • 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]

    shorturl.at/dgvy4

  • Kooky Booths

    Photo Booth

    Nick Strutt

    07908 108212

    [email protected]

    www.kookybooths.co.uk

  • Native Luxury Bell Tent Hire

    Bell tent and Airstream hire

    07810 698 929

    www.nativeoutdoors.co.uk

  • North Devon bouncy castles

    Bouncy castle hire

    07929 770718

    [email protected]

    www.northdevonbouncycastles.co.uk

  • Pumpkin Pye

    Flowers and styling

    Natasha Gawthorne

    [email protected]

    www.pumpkinpye.com

  • Safe-and-Sound-Shooting

    Clay pigeon shooting brought to you in our fields and woods

    Andy Tarr

    07727 238526

    [email protected]

    www.safeandsoundshooting.com

  • The Caravan project

    Mobile bar in a lovely old caravan

    Siobhan Thomas

    07514895209

    [email protected]

    http://www.thecaravanproject.co.uk

  • 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/

  • 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

  • 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/

Golf clubs

Grocery deliveries

Loos

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]

    shorturl.at/dgvy4

  • 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]

    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

Restaurants

Salon & Beauty

Transport

Wine Tasting

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Call Simon Daukes today on 07785 386 622