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Clifford Barton Weddings

Higher Ashton, Devon View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
10 reviews
Starting at £6,500
30 to 110 Guests

About

Deep in the enchanting Devon countryside, Clifford Barton Weddings is as picturesque and idyllic as a wedding venue can be. Overlooking the Teign Valley, serenaded with a chorus of birdsong, this setting offers you and your wedding party the perfect escape to celebrate your marriage. You will have total freedom to have the wedding of your dreams that truly reflects your personality.

Facilities and Capacity

Situated in 50 acres of a serene nature reserve, Clifford Barton is particularly well suited to couples who love nature 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 up to 110 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. With a license to host your ceremony, you can say "I do" while overlooking the aptly named Bridesmere Lake. With your guests looking on from under the beautiful open-sided timber structure, there can't be many more romantic and intimate settings to make your vows and start married life together. Then perhaps lead the way for a romantic walk around the lake, and 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 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 day-of coordination are some of the many services they offer. Once your celebrations have drawn to a close, you and your guests can enjoy a luxurious stay in the three converted barns, which sleep p to 22 guests. There are also bell tents for hire on-site and an adjacent campsite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
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:

Car Parking
Allows fire ceremony
Pets Welcome
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    Amy C. Married on 04/06/2022
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    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!
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    Em T Married on 12/06/2021
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    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!
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    Sabrina G. Married on 29/05/2021
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    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.
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    Kathryn Married on 04/06/2022
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    Wedding guest

    Stayed 2 nights in the beautiful bell tents for a very special wedding weekend. The venue is outstanding, it feels so magical.
    Other than the wedding, the hot tub was also a highlight - blissful!
    We walked round the lake, the children enjoyed exploring and playing in the river. It really is an incredible part of the world and a perfect place for a wedding.
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    Lucy R. Married on 28/05/2022
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    Excellent customer service and fantastic setting

    Our wedding at Clifford Barton was just magical! The venue is so beautiful and the perfect space. The first thing all the guests said was how fantastic the setting was. Getting married on the bridge was incredible and so nice we could share with our friends and family. Gavin and Vicki went above and beyond what was expected on the day and made everything so easy across the weekend. I could not recommend them enough!
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    Sophie S. Married on 18/09/2021
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    The Perfect Country Wedding

    Vicky, Gavin and family are fantastic hosts who helped us plan and have a beautiful wedding better than I could ever have imagined.
    The setting is absolutely beautiful. With a lakeside ceremony, a beautiful rustic barn reception, and high spec cottage accommodation for us and our family meant we could all enjoy the weekend. Baby monitors reached from the cottage to the barn so even those with little ones could dance and celebrate the evening.
    I would highly recommend this venue to anyone, and cant thank Vicki and family enough for being so accommodating throughout.
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    Carol Married on 07/09/2019
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    A wonderful weekend at Clifford Barton

    We had a wonderful weekend celebrating our son and now daughter in laws wedding at Clifford Barton barn. The location, in a tranquil Dartmoor valley with a lakeside canopied bridge 10 min walk away along a country lane within the grounds of the property where the ceremony was conducted and with a beautiful barn for the reception was perfect. The owners Gavin and Vicki were so accommodating ensuring that the bride and grooms wishes were carried out wherever possible and it was lovely to have them around on the day to help out. The holiday accommodation alongside the barn was beautifully `appointed for all ages and a pleasure to stay in over the weekend. It was really useful to be so close at hand to help with the set up and clearing up and made the weekend run so much more smoothly
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    Chris Married on 05/09/2019
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    A unique venue in a stunning secluded area

    We loved how secluded the site felt and how welcome Vicky and Gavin made us feel when visiting in the run up to and on the weekend of the wedding. Every detail was thought about from stocking the best mans cottage with extra pint glasses for a pre-ceremony drink, to lighting fire pits when it got cold, to helping with transport and everything in between. The ceremony site was what first attracted us to the venue, the bridge overlooking the lake is so romantic and unique and we felt so lucky to be able to get married there. The grounds are beautiful and well kept and the barn is gorgeous to host the wedding breakfast. Our guests all said it was one of the best wedding they'd be to and some are already booking to go back and stay in the cottages again. Definitely book if you want a unique venue in a stunning secluded area with lots of scope to personalise the day.
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    Joe Married on 05/09/2019
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    Absolutely stunning site and Perfect Venue.

    We can't recommend Clifford Barton enough and are so grateful to have had our wedding there. We want to say a huge thank you to Vicky and Gavin for all their help in the lead up to and on the weekend of the wedding. The site is absolutely stunning with the breathtaking backdrop of the Teign Valley, charming cottages, beautiful barn and stunning ceremony site. This venue is perfect for anyone who is looking to get married where they have everything they could need in one place and the chance to make it their own entirely.

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