kind words

“Dear Emma & John,

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for making Daisy and Oliver’s wedding (2nd July) so amazing. It was the most wonderful day ever, due hugely to the spectacular location and the management and planning by the both of you. Everything about it was superb and ran so smoothly despite the huge numbers. We had so many lovely comments about the setting – the beautiful Devon countryside, the Barn, the gardens.”

Thank you!


“May we thank you and John for a wonderful day. From start to finish your service has been first class and very professional, which made the day go smoothly. The guests were so complimentary about your venue and the wedding day.

Please pass on my sincere thanks to your team on the day, who were extremely professional and helpful and got on with their work unnoticed.

Once again, our sincere thanks for a beautiful wedding day at a beautiful venue, which will always have great memories.”

Max Willey

“A quick note to say thank you to you both for helping to make a wedding weekend so brilliant.

Our friends have not stopped talking about how fantastic The Great Barn is, and your help with all aspects of the day really did make a difference.”

Many thanks to you and your team,

Claire and Phil
AKA Mr and Mrs Anderson

“Thank you so much for everything! From all the emails, to showing us around and our beautiful wedding day. You really do have the most amazing Barn – we have some lovely photos to remind us forever.

We love it when people ask us where we got married, with a huge smile on our face we wait for the ‘Oh wow, it’s beautiful there’. The day was absolutely perfect for us so thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

We wish you all the very best in the future,

‘The new Mr and Mrs Taylor’ xxx

“Just wanted to thank you so very much for allowing us to get married at your beautiful venue. Our wedding day was amazing.

John your organisational skills and eye for detail made all the parts of the day come together wonderfully. We cannot stop thinking about our perfect day and how it was better than we could have ever imagined – thank you!

Emma Solley has recently informed us that we’ve been chosen to feature in a future WED magazine in one of their real weddings articles. We thought you may be interested as it will be great publicity for The Great Barn. We will keep you updated on when it will be published.”

Wishing you all the best in the future and will be sure to pop in to see you next time we are in Devon.

Lots of Love,
Becky and Paul Morrison

“Thank you for all your help and patience in the run-up to our wedding day, and the splendid help on the day. We are very impressed by the high level of professionalism you and your staff showed: we could not recommend The Great Barn more highly.”

With best wishes

Anne-Flore and Steve’

“Apologies for my rudeness at not saying a proper thank you last week – as the weather was wet I jumped straight into my car.

WOW under estimates the amazing time we all had at Sarah and Bew’s wedding, but it’s the word which all the guests are saying!!

From the start of our preparations to the final clear up, your help, support and kindness made it all so stress free for us.

As you can imagine, lovely memories have been made with lots of fantastic photographs.

A huge THANK YOU for everything. You most certainly have a stunning wedding location.”

Kind Regards,
Veronica – (Mother of the Bride!!)

“Thank you for making our day really special, the whole day was really fantastic. Everyone kept saying how lovely the barn was how welcoming you all were.

We are sorry we did not get to say bye on Sunday but we could not find you.”

We hope you have a good year.

Tim and Sarah x

“Just a little note from the both of us to say thank you for creating the dream wedding for us – allowing us to use The Great Barn – it really is the dream venue! The words ‘thank you’ don’t seem enough for how we feel. You are two very special and hard working people – nothing was ever too much, and your effort on the day was outstanding.

Perfection is the name of the game when you guys are running things – and WOW! What a team you make – we cant thank you both enough. Everyone loved the day, the venues, and even now have not stopped talking about its beauty!”

Sending our kindest regards
Lisa and Chris

“We wanted to drop you a note to say an enormous thank you for helping us throw such a successful wedding. You were both such a pleasure and a joy to work with and made us all feel like nothing was too much. The Barn is such a beautiful building in such a stunning setting, I cant believe how lucky we were with the weather too so we were able to enjoy the garden.

We had a wonderfully relaxing honeymoon in Greece island hopping but now back and ready to crack on with the rest of our lives! I honestly mean it when I say that I really hope there will be another occasion in the future that means we will be able to come back to the Barn!”

All the very best to you both for the future.

Georgina and Graeme

“Just a note to say a massive thank you for our amazing wedding! It really was perfect in every way, we literally would not change a thing! From the beginning you both were so helpful and reassuring. We wish we could do it all again!”

All our love,
Mr and Mrs Nelsey! xxx

“We are so grateful to you for orchestrating such a wonderful wedding day for us. It was such a special day for us and we felt confident that you would help create a magical event for us, friends and family.

We are truly in awe with the venue, and staying the night at the lovely cottage was the icing on the cake.”

With love from,
Mr and Mrs Wenman xxxx

“Where to start? Quite simply you and your team at The Great Barn gave us the wedding of our dreams. From the stunning venue to your attention to detail and constant professionalism, we knew every part of our day was in safe hands!

Thank you so much for everything you did.”

With very best wishes,
Tom and Rachel

“To John, Emma and all the wonderful staff at The Great Barn,

Just a short note to say thank you for everything you did towards our wonderful wedding day.

Absolutely everything was perfect and we are so grateful for the way you organised and ran the day. We have some wonderful photos we will send onto you if you would like to use them on the website. ”

Lots of Love,
Ben and Sarah Roberts

“Thank you so much for helping to create such a perfect day.

Emma – A big thank you for your time and patience. I cannot count the number of emails and questions I sent you. The time you spent answering them all helped greatly.

John – We are completely debted to you. Your passion and attention to detail are second to none. The day was perfect. It is hard to put into words how much we are appreciate everything you did for us. Thank you so much for making our wedding so magical.”

All our love,
Jonny and Louise Adams

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making the entire process of arranging a wedding and getting married a relaxing, exciting, stress free, and enjoyable experience. John, your strong but subtle and trustworthy presence was so appreciated. Your experience and advice was always welcomed and so useful. I felt listened too and 100% happy to be in your hands on the big day. Such an amazing skill you have. As James said, I didn’t turn into a ‘bridezilla’, I’m just a ‘zilla’! Prefer to call it organised but hey ho!!”

Thank you once again,

Best Wishes,
Amy and James Hanks

“Thank you for all your effort and superb organisation in helping to make it such a great day for Rebecca and Paul’s wedding last Saturday, it was much appreciated.

Your care and attention to detail and total dedication were visible for all to see – brilliant lighting, sparkling crockery and superbly set tables.

I particularly liked the illumination of the lavender pots on the stand of the reception – very special and also the heart decoration on the wall looked superb. We had a wonderful day and wish you both every success for the future.”

With best wishes,
Judith and Bob Mudge

“Thank you so much for allowing us to get married in your wonderful venue. It was a glorious day that we will never forget.”

We hope you have a fabulous Christmas and a very merry 2014!

With love,
Mr and Mrs Walter x

“Thank you so much for making our wedding day truly amazing at The Great Barn.

James and I had such a lovely day with many, many happy memories. Your hospitality was fantastic.”

Thank you again.

Kindest regards,
Gemma and James Jordon

“Thank for an absolutely wonderful wedding in the most beautiful location.

It surpassed all our hopes for the day and your attention to detail really made it very special for us. We hope to be able to return one day to reminisce and enjoy your beautiful cottage and garden minus the nerves and apprehension. Thank you once again from us all. ”

Emma, Joe, Gracie and Madi xxx

“Thank you so so much for everything you did to make our wedding so special. It was the dream we hoped for, laid out for us all to see.

It goes without saying that the Barn and grounds were spectacular, but it was the way we were made to feel special by you both that will stay in our hearts.

We truly felt as if we were the only people who had and ever would get married, because so much time and focus was given.

John, you made it extra special and I will always remember being ‘Miss Rachel’. It was so lovely to enjoy the day before the wedding so much, and I loved seeing Pud as well!

On our way home, the day afterwards, David said that he felt sad that we would now have no reason to see you both again!

Thank you again. A tiny piece of our hearts and love will be in your Barn forever.”

Lots of love,
Rachel and David xxx

P.S. Gidleigh Park was fantastic John. The 8 course tasting menu was amazing!

“Thank you for all you help, guidance, patience and advice in planning our big day!

Thank you for all your hark work on the actual day, it went like a dream.”

With love and best wishes,
Claire and Ali xx

(Thank you from the Hephers)

“Thank you so much for allowing us to get married in your wonderful venue. It was a glorious day that we will never forget.

We hope you have a fabulous Christmas and a very merry 2014!”

With love,
Mr and Mrs Walter x

“Just a little note to say a very big thank you for all your hard work and help in organising our special day on 26th May.

We really appreciate the warm welcome you gave us and all the things that you did on the day and in the run up which made the barn so perfect for us and all our guests.

An extra special thanks for rescuing us when our classic car didn’t show as well – you really went above and beyond the call of duty to make everything run smoothly.

Mum and Dad also want to pass on their gratitude for helping with the clear up operations on the Sunday – it certainly made things a lot easier on them.”

Best wishes,
Ellie and John Taylor xx

“Thank you so much for hosting our wedding at the end of October. We had an amazing day and The Great Barn is a perfect venue. We searched high and low for the night venue so we know that The Great Barn really is the best venue in Devon.

One of our favourite things was that you really made us feel special. It is the personal touch, the amazing attention to detail and the fantastic building/location that make the Great Barn unique. The simple complement from most guests was just “WOW!”, and that pretty much sums it up!”

All the best,
Em and Matt

“Thank you so much for letting us have our wedding at your beautiful, fantastic, wonderful venue. Everything was beyond perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better day.

You were both so wonderful and ensured that it was the most fantastic day of our lives. We cannot thank you enough for how wonderful it was!”

Thank you!

Love from,
Hayley and Tom

“Huge thanks to you both again for all your help before, during and after Caroline and Joe’s wedding. Your barn is the most wonderful venue and we are so privileged that you allow so many people to make use of it and the beautiful garden.

We received so many compliments and many of these are due to you for all your hard work and preparation behind the scenes. Without you, it would not have been such a special (and unstressful for us!) day.”

Kindest regards,
Winn and Martin Costin

“I know I’ve said it a few times, but I really just wanted to thank you both so much for all that you did for us for our wedding. You were literally the most useful people with your knowledge and advice – I genuinely do not know how I would have managed to plan our day without you.

So from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you, because you made our dreams a reality on the most special day of our lives.”

All our love,
Claudette and Chris xxx