Entries by Branwen

Launch of the Mazda MX-5 RF

This month we played host to the UK launch of the Mazda MX-5 RF. Around 90 journalists, over the course of three days, were flown by private jet into Exeter airport where they picked up one of the brand new cars. They then drove to The Great Barn for lunch, as well as a presentation about the new range. The all-new Mazda MX-5 RF Retractable Fastback will go on sale in the UK on the 4th March 2017.

Building A New Gazebo For Outdoor Weddings

So that our brides can get married in the garden we are building a beautiful gazebo. We’ve used oak which has been cut from our woodland. The roof will be made from individual shingles from larch, sourced from a timber yard in the Teign Valley. Next step is to have it licensed and then we are good to go. The plan is for our brides to make their entrance through the little arched gate in our courtyard and walk the length of the lawn….on a fine summer’s day what could be more perfect!

Spring Inspiration Pinterest Board

Winter still has us in her frosty grip, but we are inspired by the beautiful, crisp sunshine that we are being treated to and that gives us lots of lovely ideas for spring weddings. We are so excited to see what our lovely couples will be doing for their weddings this upcoming season. Spring at the barn is such a wonderful time of year. New life is pinging up all over the garden and the days start to stretch out a little longer.

20 Ways To Entertain Your Wedding Guests

Entertaining your guests has never been easier. There are so many ways to interact with your friends and family and keep them happy and relaxed at those ‘in between’ times of your big day. Here are just some ideas that have worked really well with our wedding couples; we’d love to know what you are planning to do.

Lighting Your Wedding Day

Here at The Great Barn, Devon, from the outside our barn has all the charms and history of its 17th century birth date, but on the inside, the barn has been lovingly and sympathetically restored with a few 21st century additions; a state-of-the-art lighting system being one of them.

Lace Wedding Inspiration

Lace – it’s traditional, it’s simple, it’s elegant and it’s here to stay. We are loving all the beautiful ways to incorporate lace into your wedding day, from the bride and her gown, or accessories, to the table and stylish touches around the wedding venue.

Here’s some of our favourites; you can head over to our Pinterest board to see some more. We’d love to know how you incorporated lace into your wedding details.

Great Barn Devon Weddings – Emma & Paul

Weddings at The Great Barn are always special, but when Emma and Paul came to see us, they were looking for help with a potential disaster. It was our absolute pleasure to host their incredible day with so many beautiful elements; the floral arrangements, the VERY cute flower girls, and the fireworks! We were also happy to see our festoon lighting and fire pit in full use, as the wedding guests took full advantage of all the Barn has to offer.