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PLACE BARTON, ASHTON, EXETER, EX6 7QP

Wedding Venue in Devon. Exclusive, stylish wedding & civil ceremonies venue, set in the heart of Devon. Stunning gardens, luxury cottages, fabulous food by top caterers (no corkage), marquee within courtyard, surrounded by a glorious private estate.

Nestling in an idyllic valley just 8 miles from Exeter, the award winning Great Barn was recently restored with weddings in mind. Of all the many licensed Civil Ceremony venues in Devon it would be hard to beat the wow factor of this breathtaking 15th century barn. Known as the "thatched cathedral" the vast oak ceiling provides a spectacular backdrop for your wedding day.

Seating over 160 at round tables and around 190 at trestles the scale of the building means your party will never be split, everyone will be in the same space from the start to the end of your day.

Attached to the Barn is the Roundhouse which works well as a bar area, we also have a pretty canvas marquee in the courtyard standing by in case of wet weather. Also in the courtyard are two beautiful cottages sleeping up to 13 in total.

Across the courtyard your guests step through an ancient arched gate into the glorious walled garden. Perfect for drinks and photographs. Follow this by a delicious feast supplied by one of our top class recommended caterers with drinks supplied by you without fear of corkage.

Surrounded by the Place Barton private estate an exclusive wedding reception is guaranteed. Whether you are planning a summer or winter wedding for 40 or 140 we will be on hand throughout the planning, preparing with you the day before and on the day itself making sure you have the wedding of your dreams.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home. Emma and John Birkin.

Special Offer

We now have reduced rates for our remaining 2014 dates. Get in touch for details.


Testimonials for THE GREAT BARN Testimonials for THE GREAT BARN
Tanya and James

" The Great Barn is absolutely the best for style and atmosphere. What more could we ask, a wonderful day and evening at the best wedding venue in Devon.” "

Tanya and James


Corinne and Chris

"“We had the most amazing day, we couldn’t have wished for more. The Barn will be held in a very special place in our hearts. A fantastic wedding venue with a first class team. “ "

Corinne and Chris


Linda and Chris Nelsen

"“Thank you so much for providing the most exquisite venue for our daughter Philipa’s wedding. We feel privileged that we found your breathtaking barn. Nothing else we saw was comparable and your attention to detail from our first visit was outstanding. The personal service we received from you was superb, making everyone feel so special.” "

Linda and Chris Nelsen


Abi and Ben Shephard

"‘We can’t stop talking about how absolutely perfect the wedding was for us….you were truly wonderful to us, professional but warm and welcoming. All our guests raved about your beautiful Barn and have named 24th April as the wedding of the century!” "

Abi and Ben Shephard