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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Sustainable Wedding Venue in Devon, UK

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

Fabulous location for a fantastic wedding of my daughter Helen and new husband, Chris, 28th June 2014. Loads of space for big gathering of friends and family. Day was sunny and whole weekend was great fun. Pete was indispensable.

Mary Taylor

The team at Ash Barton were incredibly helpful and it was the most magical day of our lives!

Olivia and Tom

Ash Barton Event Suppliers

Accommodation

Activities

Childcare

  • Croyde Concierge

    Wedding & main house staff, Breakfasts, BBQs, Bar Staff, Massage treatments, Childminding, Cleaning and Post wedding clear down.

    Holly

    07861 674 374

    [email protected]

    www.croydeconcierge.com

  • Amy Capner Childcare

    Babysitter and childcare service. DBS checked, first aid and safeguard trained with 12+ experience in childcare.

    Amy Capner

    [email protected]

  • Executive Nanny Care

    Qualified and experienced nanny with 30 years' experience. Professional childcare, babysitting and the supervision of play and activities. DBS, health and safety, first aid.

    Kate Cox

    07858 777466

    [email protected]

    www.facebook.com/ExecutiveNannyCareNorthDevon

  • Fox Club Childcare

    Wedding, family party & holiday nanny. Fully trained nursery nurse, DBS, first aid trained, child protection, sleep and behavior specialist and insured for any venue.

    Teresa

    07870471270

    [email protected]

  • Gilly’s Helping Hands Childcare Services

    We can provide a mobile creche, babysitting or a nanny at your wedding. We have had the pleasure of working at Ash Barton since 2011. Fully insured with qualified and experienced staff, DBS & First aid trained

    Gilly Williams

    07779391428

    [email protected]

    www.gillyshelpinghands.co.uk

  • Laura Newall Children's Nanny

    Fully qualified nanny, enhanced DBS, first aid, manual handling, safe guarding and child protection, SEN and complex needs experienced and newborns too. Fully insured.

    Laura Newall

    07572 109 909

    [email protected]

  • Tinies

    Professional childcare services for events, including bespoke creche packages such as arts and crafts, indoor play, outdoor toys and quiet corner. DBS checked and insured.

    Becky Hold

    01566 773 885

    [email protected]

    tinies.com

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.instagram.com/bestdayeverdevon

  • 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

  • Own your Throne Wedding & Events

    Own your Throne offers luxury Bohemian & Vintage styled props & décor hire, venue styling packages, wedding design & on the day co-ordinating.

    Claire Van Aswegen

    07427528974

    [email protected]

    www.ownyourthrone.co.uk

  • 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

  • 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.instagram.com/bestdayeverdevon

  • Croyde Concierge

    Wedding & main house staff, Breakfasts, BBQs, Bar Staff, Massage treatments, Childminding, Cleaning and Post wedding clear down.

    Holly

    07861 674 374

    [email protected]

    www.croydeconcierge.com

  • Devon Registrar service

    You must book Devon's registrar service if you want to get legally married at Ash Barton.

    0345 155 1002

    [email protected]

    www.devon.gov.uk/registration-service/marriages-and-civil-partnerships/book-a-registrar/

  • Flybar

    Liam and Lucy will set up the bar and serve drinks to your guests as they arrive and throughout the day and evening.

    Liam Fairlie

    07795 625 425

    [email protected]

    www.flybar.co.uk

  • Flybase DJ

    DJ services, professional light and sound equipment, disco, and PA. Liam is part of the Ash Barton family.

    Liam Fairlie

    07795625425

    [email protected]

    www.flybasedj.co.uk

  • Unity Event Design

    Wedding and event design, on the day co-ordination, bespoke décor and creative styling packages.

    Nick and Leilah Parkinson

    07472 653724

    [email protected]

    www.unityeventdesign.co.uk

  • Blue Fizz Events

    Fabulous event management and event planning company plus marquee hire too.

    Tracey Edwards

    07845 147563

    [email protected]

    www.bluefizzevents.co.uk

  • Clear Blue Glass Hire Ltd

    Glassware and tableware hire, delivered door to door and with a 'dirty return' service. A Prosecco wall, champagne/wine coolers, party tubs and bagged ice also available.

    Jill

    07775 711 185

    [email protected]

    www.clearblueglasshire.com

  • 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

  • Garnet Weddings Ltd

    Wedding stylist, co-ordinator and planner specialising in alternative, Gothic and metalhead weddings.

    Teea Edwards

    07851 662 385

    [email protected]

    garnetweddings.co.uk

  • Gatehouse Trailer Bar

    Luxury horsebox bars, beautiful timber bars, a pretty micro bar and bar staff for hire, plus additional decor, including drinks cart, signage and L-O-V-E letters.

    Lisa Gatehouse

    07340 825 550

    [email protected]

    gatehousetrailerbar.co.uk

  • Guides for Brides

    Inspiration coupled with essential information and tools that makes wedding planning quicker and easier.

    01235 770078

    [email protected]

    www.guidesforbrides.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

  • Just About Weddings

    We are the UK's leading professional wedding planner for a reason - because we work hard to get the very best value for our clients, whilst making this incredible journey something that brings joy and delight, rather than stress and dread. That's why we were voted as Planner of the Year 2023 by Hitched.co.uk and the UK's Best Cost Effective Wedding Planner 2023 AND Wedding Planning Company of the Year in the Innovations and Excellence Awards!

    07305904764

    [email protected]

    https://www.justaboutweddings.com/

  • 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

  • The Pretty Accessory

    Elegant and timeless linens for hire for stylish and memorable wedding guest tables.

    Emily

    0777 55 33 625

    [email protected]

    www.theprettyaccessory.co.uk

  • 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/

Farmers Markets

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

Golf Clubs

Grocery Deliveries

Hair and Beauty

Loos

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

Petcare

Photography and Videography

Restaurants

Transport

Wine Tasting

Looking for a place to party?

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Call Simon Daukes today on 07785 386 622