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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Deep in the enchanting Devon countryside, Clifford Barton Weddings is as picturesque as a wedding venue can be. Overlooking the Teign Valley, serenaded by a chorus of birdsong, this setting offers you and your wedding party the perfect escape to celebrate your marriage. You will have the freedom to taylor your wedding to truly reflect your personalities.

Facilities and Capacity

Situated in 50 acres of serene nature reserve, Clifford Barton is particularly well suited to couples who love nature amd the great outdoors, and is exclusively yours for the entirety of your celebrations. Set in a medieval farmstead, the venue boasts a unique marriage of ancient charm and modern luxury for you and your guests. What’s more, a wedding with Clifford Barton is not only one of the prettiest in Devon, but one of the most sustainable. There is an off-grid wood-fired hot tub with great views over the valley below, perfect for a pre-wedding bridal party relaxation session. This venue is extremely flexible with many different areas for different activities and games. Clifford Barton is family run and ideal for a "non-corporate" relaxed, chilled out wedding day. Licensed to host civil ceremonies, you can say "I do" while overlooking the aptly named Bridesmere Lake. With your guests looking on from under the beautiful open-sided chapel-esque bridge, there can't be many more romantic or intimate settings to make your vows and start married life together. Then perhaps lead the way for a romantic walk around the lake, enjoy lakeside drinks and nibbles, before returning to the magical Swallow Barn for the reception. There is also a romantic, off-grid eco-pod with fantastic valley views, where you can sit out under the stars in front of an open fire and reflect on the day and the memories which will last a lifetime.

Services Offered

The onsite team understands that you'll want total control to design the wedding of your dreams. At Clifford Barton, you can have the caterers and suppliers of your choice, while the team is available to offer advice, suggestions and a helping hand. Event planning, support and on-the-day coordination are some of the many services offered. Once your celebrations have drawn to a close, you and your guests can enjoy a luxurious stay in the three converted barns, sleeping up to 22 guests. There are also bell tents for hire on-site and an adjacent campsite.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
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4.9 out of 5 rating
24 reviews
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100% Recommended by couples
Abigail W. Sent on 30/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Venue in Devon

From the very first visit, we knew that Clifford Barton was the venue for us. Beautiful, natural and with the benefit of being on site for the whole weekend, we were able to make some very special memories with family either side of the actual wedding day. Vicki and Gavin are really lovely people; straightforward, helpful, flexible and warm. They helped to make the day a proper event and keep things running smoothly - even to the extent of sewing up the blushing groom's trousers!
We were lucky that the rain held off long enough for us to hold our ceremony by the lake, but it did rain later on in the day. This had been a concern of ours in choosing an outdoor/rural setting, however, it didn't dampen the festivities and it was actually lovely having everyone inside the barn, dancing and mingling.
We very much recommend Clifford Barton to anyone looking to get married in the Devon area.
Samuel G. Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A very special wedding venue

This is the most beautiful wedding venue hosted by the most gorgeous family.

We had the most wonderful weekend, which was sympathetically and enthusiastically hosted by Gavin, Vicki and family. If you want a personal touch, not to feel rushed, with a strong focus on ecology, the environment and being is a beautiful place then this is a wonderful choice for you.

Gavin and Vicki were super flexible and we had our ceremony in the boat house by the lake and then the registrar met us in there woodlands to make it official. Followed by food and dancing in the hall. All of there's locations are stunning and obviously cared for by our hosts with great passion.

The canoe bar by the lake to serve drinks is a beautiful touch.

The day after the wedding not having to rush off was wonderful. We had the venue from the Friday to the Monday with the Saturday being our big day. With guests staying on site between the beautifully furnished cottages and the bell tents. The next day we had plenty of time to spend with friends and family. A walk down to the river for a dip is wonderful. With plenty of time to reminisce over the past day. And a wood burning hot tub on the Sunday evening with woodland views was a special way to finish.

We can not find fault with our experience and would enthusiastically recommend Clifford Barton.
Eva Sent on 14/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Pure magic

Everything about working with Vicki and Gavin on our wedding was magic. Their home, which they offer as a venue, is absolutely stunning - the lake location for the ceremony was breath taking and the barn was perfect for our dinner and dancing. The whole place had a really intimate feel coupled with a big wow factor. Vicki and Gavin couldnt have been more personal and helpful in the run up - recommending exceptional suppliers, answering all our questions and being very hands on. Couldn’t recommend them and Clifford Barton highly enough. Thank you so much!
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Ben A. Sent on 26/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Clifford Barton

A truly special venue, with a really nice vibe, which is made even better by having such relaxed and positive hosts (Gavin and Vicki). I grew up just down the road, and can honestly say that they possess the most beautiful view of the Teign Valley.
Peta C. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Idyllic location

Our daughter married at Clifford Barton Weddings, and we cannot thank Gavin and Vicki enough for all that they, and their family, did to make the weekend run smoothly. The setting is beautiful and so well maintained. Having close friends and family staying on-site in the beautiful cottages and bell tents allowed us to make a full weekend of it. A truly magical venue which we highly recommend if you're looking for a secluded country wedding.
Zoe M. Sent on 07/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

3 venues in one!

What an amazing venue. Vicki and Gavin were the most helpful people and really made our dream wedding come to life. They were responsive throughout the whole planning process and on hand to help with everything on the wedding weekend.

The venue itself is spectacular. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. We chose it because we felt like it was 3 venues in one with our ceremony in the beautiful woodland, our drinks reception by the lake and our reception in the magical fairy-lit barn. What made it even more special was that there was plenty of space onsite for our family and wedding party to stay and we had the venue for the whole weekend so we could relax and take it all in.

Clifford Barton is a beautiful wedding venue - book it now! You will not be disappointed!
Amy C. Sent on 11/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect weekend

Getting married at Clifford Barton was the best decision we could have made. The property and gardens are immaculate, the setting is stunning, Gavin and Vicki can not do enough for you and are there for every question and problem. We loved every minute and wish we could do it all over again!
Virginia D. Sent on 01/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Son's wedding

I don't think Jamie and Amelia could have had a more glorious place to get married. The setting and hospitality was first class.
Em T
Em T Sent on 03/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Idyllic venue for your special day

Clifford Barton is a beautiful venue to get married at with stunning views wherever you look, and a really tranquil vibe.
We married under the Bridesmere Bridge which overlooks the pretty lake surrounded by lush green Devon countryside.
The sun shone, wild flowers bloomed all around and for us it was a perfect day with our 29 guests.
Vicki and Gavin are incredibly kind, thoughtful and flexible and helped us adjust our day when Covid restrictions were implemented, even though it was all so new for them too.
We would highly recommend Clifford Barton for you special day and I’m sure, whatever the weather, yours will be as perfect as ours!
Sabrina G. Sent on 27/07/2021
3.8 out of 5 rating

Great venue, a little pricey

I would recommend this venue to anyone, because it is absolutely beautiful and the lake is stunning and the accommodation is great quality. The owners are very friendly and seemed to be willing to tweak things (especially with all the covid restrictions) and help you make your day as you want it and we ended up having a wonderful day next to the lake.
However, I would warn that you would need to be willing to pay a lot of money for the lake and a few walls. Even though the customer service was great and the owners were very friendly face to face, when reading the contract we found it is very strict and made us feel that we could be penalised at any time even though on the day it did not seem so. Furthermore, they do not provide or include any of the usual wedding attire you would expect such as tables and table cloths and cutlery, the bar service and the accommodation is not included in the venue hire price and all sorts of other things that we did not realise until after we signed the contract and found out it would cost a lot of money on top of the venue price which is quite high to start with. If you are willing to spend around £10000 or more just for the venue, accommodation and usual venue attire, then it is perfect. We were actually relieved when Covid restrictions meant that we were not allowed to stay at the venue or use the barn because the owners then offered us an alternative deal which cut our venue costs to a third of what we were initially going to pay.
Victoria B. Sent on 28/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A brilliant venue and superb hosts

We had a truly brilliant time at Clifford Barton. The hosts, Gavin and Vicki, were absolutely superb. One of our guests said 'they are worth their weight in gold' and I could not have said it better. We had somewhat changeable weather and they allowed us to plan both an inside and outdoors ceremony and remained flexible to the very moment we tied the knot. The venue is spacious and cosy at the same time - perfect for a comfortable family feel. We could not have chosen a better venue for our day - thank you for everything.
Sinead B. Sent on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful forest wedding bubble

We had the honour of getting married at Clifford Barton this Summer and it was absolutely perfect in every way! Such an incredibly beautiful venue and Vicki and Gavin were always there to lend a hand when we needed it. We really felt like we were in our own forest bubble at Clifford Barton and we couldnt have asked for anything more! We are so grateful to Vicki and Gavin for all that they did for us on our special wedding weekend! Sinead & John xx
Pip B. Sent on 06/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue with wonderful hosts and a focus on sustainability

Clifford Barton Weddings is a beautiful wedding setting and we had the most wonderful weekend getting married there. Vicki and Gavin are very helpful and friendly, but also give you, your family and friends the privacy you need over the weekend. We had our ceremony down by their lake and it was absolutely stunning, so many guests commented on it being such a beautiful venue. There is also accomodation options on site for family and friends and these were beautiful farm cottages with all the relevant facilities. There is also a focus on sustainability at Clifford Barton which I loved, and they helped me build a fairly eco friendly wedding. It’s also so lovely to have exclusive hire of the whole place spread over three whole weekend and made everything really relaxed and enjoyable. Would recommend for sure!
Amy Sent on 20/09/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Most perfect day of my life

Clifford Barton was beyond anything I could have dreamed of for my wedding venue. From the minute I first visited I knew it was the right place. Vicki and Gavin are amazing from start to finish and there is so much flexibility to make your day personalised to you. Pictures don’t do it justice!
Joyce L. Sent on 22/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A first-class wedding

We just couldn’t have found a more beautiful location or more hospitable, efficient and hard-working hosts. Everything from the pre-planning, to Vicki and Gavin's work on the day, attention to detail and constant intervention to help things run smoothly, was absolutely first class. So many little things, such a bringing the extra confetti up the line of guests, to taking down the gazebo and bringing the generator up for us, were beyond the call of duty.

I don’t think there was anyone there who didn’t enjoy the day, relish their surrounding or appreciate the quality of the service. Thank you!
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