DIY wedding venue
As one of the most unique DIY wedding venues in North Devon, The Old Barn is just perfect for those who want to make their big day totally special! At The Old Barn, couples have the freedom to go for a completely DIY wedding, use the wedding professionals of their choice, or ask us to recommend trusted local suppliers. Your ceremony can take place here, or we can host just the reception. Whichever way, it’s totally up to you, and we’re on hand to offer advice to make sure your wedding runs as smoothly as possible. Family-run and set in a beautiful rustic location just a mile from the picture perfect village of Clovelly in North Devon, we also offer you and your guests (old and young!) the added excitement of playing on our fabulous dodgems, and lots of totally unique photo opportunities – bouncing bride photo, anyone?
DIY wedding venue: North Devon’s The Old Barn
The Old Barn in North Devon is a gorgeous 17th century oak beamed building which has been converted into a unique venue that’s perfect for DIY weddings and can comfortably accommodate 118 people for a ceremony or seated meal and up to 200 for a reception. Attached to the barn is a beautiful conservatory, which for much of the year is covered in grape vines and wisteria, and which has large windows overlooking a private garden. The conservatory is a wonderful setting for weddings and civil ceremonies for up 118 people, and the garden has space for a tepee or small marquee. This is a fantastic DIY wedding venue: the whitewashed walls and wooden floors can be styled as you please (see photos of real weddings at The Old Barn), and you’re free to invite whichever professionals you choose to supply the finishing touches – including caterers. There’s a dedicated kitchen preparation space within the barn, and plenty of space outside for more relaxed catering options like a hog roast or fish and chip van. You’re free to bring your own welcome drinks and wine for your sit down meal (we don’t charge corkage), or we can help you with this – it’s totally up to you. Rustic wooden plank tables and white chairs are included if needed and we have our own bar and bar staff. And to make the day even more memorable … you also have the option to enter the adjoining adventure park in the day to take some amazing photos (popular shots include bride and groom on the roller coaster, and groomsmen and bridesmaids on the bouncing pillows), then come the early evening you and your wedding party can enjoy exclusive access to our undercover dodgems. Read about some real DIY weddings at The Old Barn for inspiration: Sophie & Danny, Hazel & Richard, Beth & Oli
Want to find out more?
Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to ask questions or arrange a viewing, and watch our video below to start imagining what your wedding at The Old Barn would look like …