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.
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.
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!
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.
The Difference Between Civil and Celebrant Ceremonies – We discuss the differences between civil and celebrant weddings with wedding celebrant, Frances Cave of Fanfare Ceremonies. We also chat through how to personalise your ceremony with handfasting, jumping the broom and much more.
The Great & The Good – Wonderful Wedding Inspiration from March. Ideas for gowns, grooms, finishing touches, floral statements, outdoor weddings, and lots more ideas to create the perfect wedding day.