Price includes: Exclusive hire for three days including use of the Ashridge Great Barn and surrounding areas for three days, three nights accommodation on site in the Old Laundry Cottage (sleeps max. 6), staff presence for the full three days of your booking, on-the-day wedding coordination service, outside fire pit with log supply, access to the gardens for photographs and use of our decorative rustic prop collection.
They do not charge VAT or corkage and have two optional extra charges, £250 to include a civil ceremony and a £200 charge for use of the gardens for a formal part of the day.
Ashridge Great Barn is set on a working farm in the rolling Devon countryside. Nestled in it’s own valley, the barn is completely surrounded by green pastures and a sustainably managed, wildlife friendly woodland.
The gardens above the barn include an arboretum planted by the Victorians, a walled garden and a ‘Magic Circle’ civil ceremony space. There are many areas available for beautiful photographs, an open air drinks reception or simply to stroll in. Use the onsite accommodation for family and friends or keep the cosy cottage all to yourselves!
Just 5 minutes outside of the town of North Tawton and 15 minutes drive from Dartmoor, the area boasts many lovely bed & breakfasts, hotels and holiday lets.
Ashridge Great Barn is a historic building with parts that are around 500 years old. It was previously a grain barn and retains many original features giving the venue a rustic ambience that works well with an elegant, luxury style or bohemian, rustic décor.
The barn is only available for exclusive use where a limited number of weddings are held each year. All bookings are for 3 days, giving you a full day to prepare and a full day to pack up so that the entirety of your special day is devoted to enjoying your wedding.
The space is split level with a built in dance floor, movable bar and flexible entryways. The Barn features a ‘snug’ area, fire pit (complete with logs), and accessible toilet facilities. Their car park is close to the Barn and venue hire includes access to their catering kitchen so your caterers have lots of space to prepare their scrumptious delights. It’s important to note they don’t charge corkage!
You will have access to their collection of rustic props and their friendly, experienced staff are on hand to help with planning as well as on the day organisation. Special requests are always considered and they love a challenge!
They offer civil ceremonies both in the barn and in their ‘Magic Circle’ ceremony space with their scenic walled garden area available for photos backed by the glorious rolling countryside (scenic cows by arrangement). The venue comfortably fits 140 people for a seated wedding breakfast and up to 200 people can be accommodated in total.
The venue has a disabled toilet available and strive to make sure as much of the venue is accessible to all – just let the team know your requirements and they’ll work with you to make it happen!
Yes! We believe it's your wedding and you should be able to have the celebration you want. We have a huge list of local suppliers to help you out and love a challenge!
Not really, as long as you're not damaging the building or the trees we're happy for you to decorate however you'd like. We have ladders, a cherry picker and a scaffold tower to help you.
At the moment civil ceremonies have to be carried out under a 'permanent structure' so it's possible to get married in the Magic Circle Pavilion in the gardens. If you opt to have a celebrant led ceremony you can have a ceremony wherever you wish - we have woodland areas, fields and a lovely spot by the lakes on offer!
We ask that you make a call about whether you'd like to go ahead with your outdoor plans about a week before your wedding. This gives you the opportunity to see what the weather forecast predicts and us time to make the necessary preparations. It's up to you to decide whether you'd prefer an indoor option or just to give your guests umbrellas! If you choose an indoor option then we will set up a ceremony in the Barn. After the ceremony, we ask that your guests move up to the Bar and Snug areas and our staff will changeover the room so that your caterers can set up for your wedding breakfast. Once the changeover is complete then you're ready to go!
We will discuss your and your guests needs with you and work out a plan which takes everyone's needs into account. The Main Barn, Bar and Facilities all have flat access routes and a disabled toilet is installed. The Magic Circle has a short access route for anyone who might be less mobile.