We are offering viewings with our Wedding Co-ordinator who will show you around all of the gorgeous spaces at Upton answering any questions you may have along the way.
It really helps us to understand you as a couple and your personalities and needs by meeting face to face, and it’s great for you to get to know us too. It’s very quick and easy to arrange, you simply go to ‘book a viewing’ on our website, choose a time slot and enter your details, we will then send you a link to the viewing appointment.
Winners at The Wedding Industry Awards 2021 for Best Events Team
A lovingly restored 17th century Cider Barn, a Stable transformed and a secret Walled Garden, all with breath-taking views over the Blackdown Hills and nestled in the heart of the glorious Devon countryside. Upton exudes warmth and charm and offers a stylish yet relaxed setting for an idyllic wedding. Located on the edge of the market town of Cullompton, between Exeter and Taunton, it is easily accessible from the M5.
This much-loved family home offers complete exclusivity for weddings of up to 156 guests. The four spaces have all been sympathetically restored and designed to create a unique blend of traditional and contemporary architecture.
“Upton was designed for couples looking for a venue where they could relax and feel at home yet still feel like a VIP. We have such wonderful memories of our own wedding day at Upton and hope others will be equally captivated”, say owners of family-run Upton Barn & Walled Garden, Claire & Richard Down.
Registered for civil ceremonies, couples can choose to say their vows either beneath the beautifully hand-crafted oak arbour within the Walled Garden or inside The Cider Barn with its romantic lighting, soaring oak trusses, polished concrete floor and floor to ceiling window bringing the outside in. Both provide the perfect spot for wedding ceremonies.
Following on from the success of The Cider Barn and Walled Garden, Upton undertook a second project in 2017 to transform a stable barn. Continuing the theme of blending old with new, The Stable Barn is a characterful space with a contemporary twist. The dramatic full height window fills the room with daylight whilst the elegant bespoke chandeliers, wall lights and timber interiors give an added comforting warmth to this versatile space; for a memorable wedding feast.
The Press is a chic bar where guests can relax on the soft seating, socialise over a artisanal drink or cosy-up around the wood-burning stove. On warmer days, guests are welcome to enjoy the adjacent Walled Garden or explore the extensive grounds beyond.
As evening falls and the gardens light up, guests can relax in The Walled Garden seated under the stars, listening to the crackle of the fire pits or dance the night away in The Cider Barn; a magical end to a special day.
Couples may indulge in their own personal choice of suppliers to deliver the stylish and seamless service they require according to their vision and budget.
Claire, Richard and their team are on-hand throughout to guide and support you as much or as little as you need to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams.
If you are hoping for your ceremony to be in the Walled Garden we will do all we can to make that happen. If the weather is looking very unpredictable there's a chance we will set up both the Walled Garden and the Cider Barn for your ceremony so we have a back up plan should we need to use it. Fortunately the Cider Barn is beautifully romantic so it's an equally great option and never a disappointment should the weather fail to deliver.
Yes, the Walled Garden is on a gentle slope so easily accessible, we have an entrance to the venue that avoids all stairs as well as an accessible toilet within easy reach of the Cider Barn. Access to the Stable Barn is via the built in wheelchair lift.
Unfortunately we do not allow any animals (with the exception of assistance dogs) at Upton, this is due to the nature of Upton being a working farm and home to a number of racehorses.
No, these are all included in the venue hire, you can choose from trestle tables or rounds for your table plan.
You do not have to worry about any of this on your wedding day, we will liaise with your wedding suppliers to ensure your cake, flowers or any hire items arrive when they should and we will set up any favours, name places, table numbers etc for you, you do not have to worry about a thing.
The music you will have provided us with will be all primed and ready for your entrance and we work with your caterers and other suppliers to ensure everything runs exactly as it should on the day.
Yes, we are offering virtual viewings with our Wedding Co-ordinator who will show you around all of the gorgeous spaces at Upton answering any questions you may have along the way.
It really helps us to understand you as a couple and your personalities and needs by meeting face to face (albeit through a screen) and it’s great for you to get to know us too. It’s very quick and easy to arrange, you simply go to ‘book a virtual viewing’ on our website, choose a time slot and enter your details, we will then send you a link to the viewing appointment.