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!
To give you gorgeous, newly-engaged couples a bit of loved-up inspiration, we thought we would put together a little gallery or just some of the incredible weddings we have been lucky enough to host, here at The Great Barn.
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.
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 – 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.
With a day to prepare, the big day itself and no rush afterwards, The Great Barn’s three-day exclusive hire is proving very popular for 2017. But fear not dear couples, the last few dates for 2017 are still available in some of the more popular months, namely June and September.
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.
After hosting a lovely couple recently, whose venue suddenly went into liquidation and left them without a place to celebrate their wedding, it made us start thinking about what exactly is covered by your wedding insurance and how easy it is to find the right one for you.
Whilst you are dreaming of spicy, hot chocolate drinks, warm blankets and open fires (aren’t we all this time of year), take a few minutes to have a look at some of the weddings that have melted our hearts this month.