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Last update: March 2024

Standing on a family farm 10 minutes from Exeter in Mid Devon, Harefield Barn is an idyllic wedding venue offering flexibility and personal service. Its elevated position and large windows lighten the space and provide fabulous views over Devon’s rolling hills. Immersed in ethereal beauty, couples will find wildflower meadows, orchards, cornfields, and breathtaking backdrops for their wedding photographs.

Facilities and Capacity

Harefield Barn is steeped in rustic-chic charm and has a fresh modern style with many distinctive features. With seven licensed spaces for up to 200 guests, to-be-weds will love the versatility of this venue. There is a variety of gorgeous indoor and outdoor areas, meaning you can celebrate here no matter the weather. The beautiful Clock House is ideal for outdoor ceremonies, while The Tallet provides an elegant space for indoor ceremonies. Couples seeking a traditional ceremony will delight in choosing from five beautiful village churches located within three miles of the property. Large doors open from the main hall to the terrace for drinks in the sun, while underfloor heating and a cosy wood burner in the Saw Pit Bar warm up the colder days. With plenty of room for a seated meal, dance floor, and entertainment facilities, you can have the reception of your dreams. The Leveret Suite is a stylish and luxurious get-ready room for to-be-weds and their parties. Furnished as a modish boudoir, it's ideal for morning-of preparations and provides a relaxed atmosphere for snacks and chilled bubbly. Doubling as a charming ‘sitting room’, couples and guests can use this suite for a moment of peace or a safe space for the little ones.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at Harefield Barn strives to provide a personal service with their small, family-run business charm. They host a limited number of weddings each year to ensure each couple receives the devotion they deserve. To-be-weds can enjoy personalised service with the freedom to hire their preferred suppliers. The friendly and hardworking staff will also be on hand to ensure your day runs flawlessly.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Marquees and tents
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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100% Recommended by couples
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Clarissa B. Sent on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wow! What a venue!

Wow! What a perfect day we had!
The most incredible venue with the most incredible views, from meadows to orchards, the setting is just beautiful!
The building itself is amazing, the attention to detail to the layout and fine details are more than we could ever of hoped for.
The venue owner Deborah is an angel sent from the heavens, she provided us with the most impeccable service. Her dedication and commitment to the couples marrying at her venue is truly admirable.
If you're looking to book your wedding venue, go and view Harefield Barn - you will not be disappointed!
Fran
Fran C. Sent on 06/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredibly perfect venue

Harefield Barn were incredibly helpful at all times. There was never any pressure to make any decisions or rush into things. Deborah and Robert always had the answer to any silly questions and solutions to any requests. They really got involved before and on the day to make sure everything ran smoothly. They made it the most relaxed, comfortable and beautiful day. We didn't have to worry about forgetting things during planning, as Harefield Barn made sure to run us through their own order of our day for us prompting us with things we needed to think about. Weddings can be overwhelming but Harefield Barn was the perfect choice for a relaxed and easy run up to the best day of our lives!
Carina
Carina R. Sent on 30/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue, welcoming and supportive owners

We got married at Harefield barn in September and had the most perfect day. I don't think anything went wrong...but I wouldn't have known if it had as Deborah organised our different vendors and handled everything so smoothly, once our wedding day finally arrived we didn't have to do anything except soak it all up.

The barn is a truly beautiful venue and Deborah has thought of everything with multiple spaces, meaning the barn works in all kinds of weather. We were lucky to have gorgeous weather and got married outside under the lovely clocktower and the children were able to run in and out, playing where their parents could see them throughout dinner.

Harefield was by far the best venue we viewed and our minds were made up immediately due to a combination of its beauty, versatility and Deborah herself. Deborah was friendly, welcoming, professional and supportive from our very first visit, she made the whole wedding planning experience an exciting and enjoyable time. Many of our family and friends have commented since the wedding on the perfection of the barn as a wedding venue and on Deborah as the owner and we couldn't agree more!

Thank you so, so much for the perfect start to our married life! Matt and Carina Ripley-Taylor
Rebecca
Rebecca R. Sent on 16/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dreams can come true

I honestly don’t know where to start but at the very beginning I guess . New Year’s Day 2020 myself and Shane had the awful news that the venue we had found were no longer trading . I was completely broken telling my partner I will never find anywhere again .

After a few months of doom and gloom Shane encouraged me to begin another search insisting it just wasn’t meant to be . Many bridal magazines, asking local forums and google eventually brought me to Harefeild barn!

The images I found were exactly our vision of a light airy modern yet still rustic barn. The grounds looked truly beautiful and it ticked so much of our want list . Outside wedding ceremony option , inside just incase , bridal suit ,gorgeous grounds - we just had to see it .

Covid had hit we were in lockdown so we had to do a virtual zoom meeting with Deborah . The second the call was answered we both felt at home with Deborah. Even with the never ending list of questions Deborah lives and breathes the whole experience with you. We were lucky enough to have a break in covid to allow us to have an in person viewing and the pictures honestly are just a small glimpse into the truly magnificent and breathtaking surroundings.

I couldn’t stop taking pictures and it was so easy to vision our day from the moment we pulled up into the car park . My partner wished me a happy birthday and the deposit was paid . He insisted this was the place and he knew everything previously had all happened to lead us here . He was just as smitten with the venue and Deborah as I was .

The whole process was faultless Deborah was amazing with contacts , helpful information and even providing other vendors details as points of contact if needed . Always just a call or email away at anytime we needed. The staff on the day were all so helpful , kind and appreciated massively. The great team Harefeild Barn and LAP Bar and foods create is truly a faultless perfect fit . Lin and Deborah have you in the most amazing hands you will not have the smallest thing to even consider worrying about . Lin was also amazing working with us to create our welcome drinks , sit down meal and evening options exactly as we wanted another perfect service I can’t recommend enough.

Every little detail was taken care of exactly as I had dreamed our day was everything and so much more thanks to Deborah and Robert they are honestly the most amazing hosts. Deborah was honestly such an amazing , kind and caring person . Nothing even the thousands of emails I sent was ever too much trouble . She has a real calmness and it really reflected on the day . We had the most family oriented and relaxed day we could of wished for.

Myself and Shane can never thank you enough and as a bride could never of hoped for such an amazing experience from start to end helping me pull together the most amazing day. So many positive and beautiful comments from our family and guests .
I would love to do it all again in a heartbeat . The memories will we will all treasure for a lifetime and Harefeild barn will always hold a very special place in my heart .

Mr & Mrs Roberts
August 2022
Sandra
Sandra C. Sent on 01/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The fabulous Harefield Barn!

My daughter's wedding reception was recently held at Harefield Barn and I wholeheartedly recommend it!
A stunning venue in a stunning location!
Excellent facilities and spotlessly clean.
Deborah was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
We had an amazing time and made lots of happy memories at Harefield.
Alisha
Alisha S. Sent on 02/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect space with stunning views

We had the best day. Everyone commented on how spectacular the venue was!
Deborah was hard at work in the background all day, making sure everything went smoothly for us. The communication was faultless and there is flexibility to make it unique and special to each couple.
Sophie
Sophie D. Sent on 07/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Sophie and James May 2022

We absolutely loved our wedding at Harefield Barn - we cannot fault this venue. The views are incredible and the space has been designed so well. It had everything we needed which enabled us to have a stress-free and joyful day. The owners Deborah and Robert were so helpful in the lead up to the event, on the day and afterwards, they really helped us achieve the wedding we had pictured.
Some highlights for us were the amazing views and outdoor space, plus a beautiful space for the bridal party to get ready in. The main barn took our breath away when we first visited, with floor to ceiling windows, so airy and light. The bar is huge and a great space for guests to sit and relax in.
We loved that we could personalise the venue, we had streams of homemade bunting with wildflowers! We had the best day in such a beautiful setting.
Thank you!
Charlie
Charlie C. Sent on 27/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from start to finish

We got married at Harefield last May and couldn't recommend it more highly. We had to adjust our original plans due to covid restrictions and Deborah (and the whole team at harefield) couldn't have been more helpful throughout. We had the most magical day and would 100% make the same choice if we had our time again!
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Kathleen Sent on 14/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Venue Ever

This venue is so beautiful!
Cheryl and I couldn't have been more in love with this place. The layout, the vibe, the views, and the area, it ticked so much for us. We'd been looking at venues on and off for some time and was struggling to connect or feel like we could have a wedding at many places. However, as soon as we got to Harefield Barn, right from pulling up the driveway, we knew this was the one!
As soon as you step inside, the warmth and feel it gives is cosy and intimate to have friends and family around you on your big day. The views area incredible, where you could sit, and watch is from dawn to dusk. We were lucky to experience a sunny outdoor wedding in October, and the and it was glorious! Everyone complimented the venue, even to the toilets 🤣
Deborah and Robert couldn't have been better hosts. Deborah was amazing throughout from answering every question Cheryl had, to organising every detail with suppliers. We were panicking about whether we had done this or that, but when we spoke to the supplier it was always "don't worry, spoken to Deborah. Just enjoy your day". We were so grateful as it took a huge weight from us. Even on the day, Deborah was there and supported you as much or as little as you needed.
Brides, Grooms! Please consider Harefield Barn. When you see the venue, you'll understand how we all fell in love with it. It's incredible and you can easily picture your wedding there when walking around. It's incredible for all ages!
If we could do it again, 100% we would have it at Harefield Barn! The next day we couldn't believe how great our day had gone and how much everyone loved it. Honestly, it was a great feeling to have, and it was also thanks to Harefield Barn for allowing us to be a part of the venue for the night.

Deborah and Robert - Huge thank you from Cheryl and I for allowing us to have our special day there. We couldn't have asked for it to have gone better, but the hard work you put in helped us with that. So thank you again 😄
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Kate S. Sent on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful countryside venue

Harefield Barn was the perfect choice for our wedding. The views, the set up and the incredibly helpful owners make Harefield a really great venue.

We were very lucky to have a beautiful sunny day but we looked around this venue on a dark November night in the pouring rain and still loved it.

It's cosy but also modern and the different spaces give you and your guests a lot of flexibility.
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Katy G. Sent on 04/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An incredible venue, stunning scenery

A gorgeous venue, with the perfect spaces for a lovely flow to the day. We were able to get married outside and also have some gorgeous photographs in the surrounding orchard/fields. Flexibility in sourcing suppliers and the venue were really fabulous in providing behind the scenes support.
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Tracy B. Sent on 18/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs Tracy Bainbridge

I attended my sisters wedding and I can not express just how welcome we were all made and how attentive Deborah was throughout the whole day from our morning arrival until the very end, it is a beautiful venue and their day was just perfect
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Becca Sent on 04/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful inside & out!

Cannot recommend Harefield Barn enough 🙌🏼💞
Deborah was so helpful throughout the organising process and always reply to my hundreds of questions so quickly. She was also there on Friday for anything we needed when setting up and amazing throughout our wedding day, right through to packing up at the end and Sunday morning.
A beautiful venue inside and out with glorious views and all the perfect little touches including the lovely room which our bridal party got ready in 🤩
Thank you Deborah & Robert for all of your help and ensuring our day ran smoothly, even in the heatwave 🥵😂

All our love,
Ben & Becca
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Rhys C. Sent on 27/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful modern barn

We got married at Harefield Barn in summer 2021 and we absolutely loved the venue. It's beautifully designed in the style of a barn - it's modern, light and airy, and has huge windows with amazing views out onto the surrounding countryside.

It is purpose built for weddings and everything is extremely well thought out. The space was perfect and both we and our guests had a fantastic day.

The outdoor spaces and scenery are also lovely. People enjoyed taking in the views, having space for children to run around and play lawn games, and sitting around the fire pit later in the evening.

Deborah and Robert - the owners - are fantastic. From the very beginning of the planning process, we felt that we were in very safe hands. They did a great job of guiding and supporting us through everything and on the day they were always there and always thinking one step ahead to make sure that things ran smoothly. It's clear that they care very deeply about their guests and really want to make the day special.
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Alex Sent on 27/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue!

We got married in May 2021, we had already experienced a postponement of our wedding and then problems with our original venue due to covid so finding Harefield Barn was a welcome relief. Deborah and Robert were fantastic throughout, we initially communicated through FaceTime and then met in person. Deborah was able to answer all of our questions and despite the uncertainty of the covid situation we felt at ease with them. The wedding day itself was spectacular, everything we had hoped for and Deborah and Robert were on hand all day making sure it all ran smoothly. We would highly recommend booking Harefield Barn the venue is beautiful and the people involved are very kind and thoughtful.
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