The wedding of Corrie & Adam. Images by Lee Maxwell Photography

Is There Such A Thing As Downtime?

Running a business, even one as fun as ours, is hard work. Not only are there regular, weekly jobs to do for each and every wedding and event that takes place at The Great Barn Devon, but even when the season slows a little (i.e. January) there is a mountain of work to be done to keep the barn and grounds in tip top condition. We never know when a potential client may want to come and see the venue and so we always like to keep it looking fresh and clean and ready to party.

Our Checklist for the Perfect Outdoor Wedding

Whilst winter is not the most obvious time to think about outdoor weddings, the trend for marrying al fresco has never been more popular and with an endless choice of beautiful woods, beaches, gardens, hilltops and more, available to use as your wedding backdrop, we have put together a helpful checklist if you are thinking of tying the knot outside, whatever the season.

Wedding Trends – Our Forecast for 2019

Being so involved with our couples and seeing their wedding unfold is massively inspiring. So, purely for your viewing pleasure and not to influence you in the slightest, here are just some trends that we think will be big in 2019.

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Confetti Confession

Joanna Ups Her Game With British Grown Blooms

One of our very favourite people, and someone who we recommend to all our lovely brides and grooms, is Joanna Game. Her floristry is simply divine and she continues to WOW us with her floral creations.

We are handing over the blog to Joanna today, as she updates us on where she gets her inspiration and her love of a British grown bloom.  Over to you Jo…

Do You Wedding Couple, Take Thee Wedding Insurance?

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.

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Let’s Hear It For Silent Discos!

The Great Barn Devon, sits amongst acres and acres of gardens, farmland and woodland, nestled in a little hamlet. It’s the most gorgeous of settings and a true memory-maker for any bride and groom. So, when 200 guests arrive en masse and, as the mighty Prince one said, “Party like it’s 1999!”, just how do you give them a truly awesome celebration without upsetting the neighbouring residents and farm animals? The answer? A silent disco.

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Wedding Favours – What Do You Give and Why?

The preparation and planning of a wedding, and more so, the wedding day itself, is full of traditions. Passed down from generation to generation; some worldwide, some personal, family traditions. Things like not seeing the bride before the ceremony, the giving and receiving of rings, receiving lines and of course, the wedding favour.

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Trucks of Tuck – Delicious Ideas for Wedding Catering

Trucks of Tuck – Delicious Ideas for Wedding Catering. Drinks, Ice-creams, Waffles, Burgers, Pizzas, Oysters and all other kinds of wedding catering served in trucks and on wheels.