The Ash Barton Manor House and Estate is set within 50 acres of beautiful North Devon countryside with its own wildflower meadows and lakes. The nearest neighbour is over a mile away, so you’re guaranteed privacy and exclusivity on your wedding day.
Incredibly, there are 13 different licensed locations on the Estate where you can hold your wedding ceremony including the old chapel, the walled garden, the courtyard and the wildflower meadow. The capacity ranges from 30 to 200, and there’s also self-catering accommodation for 50.
Ash Barton shies away from any kind of ‘package’ wedding. Instead, they’ve created a relaxed, informal environment, which allows each couple the complete freedom to create their wedding celebration their way. The best bit? No curfew and no corkage! Yep, you heard me.
Ash Barton can be booked over the weekend from Thursday to Monday or Monday to Thursday. And as there are special rates for those midweek bookings, it’s possible to book an incredible wedding venue at a very affordable price.
If you’ve opted for a weekend of celebrations, Thursday is move in day and very often there’s a family dinner party. Friday is spent decorating and preparing for the big day and Saturday is the day for the ceremony. The big party barn has a not-to- be-missed disco dancefloor and the festivities tend to be loud and late thanks to their no curfew rule. So if you fancy dancing ’til dawn with your friends and family then this is absolutely the right venue for you. Sunday, the decor comes down and it’s a day of hanging out around the fire pit and tucking into fish and chips or a barbecue.
You’re free to organise your own bar and caterers with your own choice of suppliers at no extra charge. Ash Barton can also put you in touch with some fabulous local planners/co-ordinators to help you with the planning/on-the-day duties.
The house itself is beautifully appointed with crisp white cotton sheets, warm duvets, big fluffy towels, huge squashy sofas and unlimited logs for the log burners. There’s also a heated indoor pool and a huge, heated games barn with full size snooker and pool tables, a five-a-side pitch, trampoline, table football, badminton, table tennis and more.
Ash Barton has a ground floor bedroom for less mobile guests, with a fully equipped disabled shower room. There are disabled loos and showers for campers too. And with multiple ramps around the property, wheelchair visitors get to enjoy the venue as much as everyone else.
Ash Barton gives you get the opportunity to celebrate your wedding in style and spend a few days with friends and family in an ultra-laid back yet luxurious surrounding.
From Thursday to Monday or from Monday to Thursday.
Yes, Ash Barton is fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies. And it has a full alcohol licence.
Absolutely. You, your family and guests have exclusive use of the house, grounds and all the facilities for the entire time you're staying at Ash Barton.
In the big party barn, there's seating for over 200. In the old chapel there's seating for 40+. Or if you want something small and intimate, the dining room seats 30.
A bar is already set up in the big party barn. All you have to do is stock it. There's no corkage fee.
No curfew at all. The nearest neighbour is over a mile away. So you can make as much noise as you like, as late as you like.
What you eat and drink while you're at Ash Barton is completely up to you. Use your own suppliers or take a look at the list of recommended suppliers.
It's 35+. But if you use every bunk and every sofa bed you can actually accommodate 50. And that's not including the cots for babies.
Yes. There's an area just beside the house that's nice and flat for camping.
Every bedroom has plenty of power sockets for hairdryers, laptops and chargers. There's a USB port either side of the bed too.