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Last update: June 2024

Upton Barn and Walled Garden is an award-winning, exclusive-use wedding venue located near Cullompton, Devon. This special destination is an idyllic choice when it comes to your nuptials. Couples are more than welcome to get in touch to learn more about what is on offer when they book here.

Facilities and Capacity

The lovingly restored Cider Barn features a blend of traditional and contemporary architecture with stunning exposed roof trusses, polished concrete floor, and a full-height, glazed gable end that floods the venue with natural light and brings the outside in. This beautiful and unique feature provides breathtaking views over the stunning walled garden and Blackdown Hills and also gives you an idyllic spot for indoor wedding ceremonies. The Press is a chic and stylish bar that complements the Cider Barn and flows softly out into the walled garden. It is also a laidback and social space where you and your guests can relax with old and new friends on the built-in modular soft seating. Alternatively, you can mingle over drinks and canapés in front of the wood-burning stove. Enhancing the original venue, The Stable Barn provides yet another warm and inviting space for you and your guests to enjoy. Architecturally inspired with elegant lighting, warm timber interior, a well-stocked bar and mesmerising views across the paddocks, perfect for your wedding breakfast. Finally, The Tack Room has been designed as a quiet, calm space where you and your wedding party can take a moment away from the limelight to relax and refresh.

And just when you think Upton Barn wedding venue couldn’t be anymore magical, the The Paddock and The Stalls the newest spaces have added a whole new dimension. Just a stone’s throw from the main barns, The Paddock, a spa-worthy space can be booked for you to get ready on the morning of your wedding day. Featuring various luxury Suites and *those* iconic floor-to-ceiling windows, this country haven overlooks the rolling Devonshire countryside. Every detail has been thought through in The Paddock, from the comfiest sofas to the most stylish interior design details.

And it doesn’t end there…The Stalls are located just behind The Paddock and offer your guests somewhere seriously stylish to stay on the night of your wedding day. These brand-new accommodation pods are set within a woodland glade at Upton Barn, offering a rustic retreat with Hygge-inspired décor and details that your friends and family will love. Designed in a minimalist Scandi-style, The Stalls can host up to eight people (2 per Stall) benefitting from home-from-home comforts and just a short walk from where you’ll be dancing the night away in the main barns.

Services Offered

As an exclusive-use wedding venue, Upton Barn and Walled Garden can offer you the flexibility to choose how the venue is dressed to suit your individual style and theme. Their dedicated team will work with you from your first viewing through to your wedding day.


Our brand new accomodation pods add luxury and flexibility to our accommodation offering; a special place to stay on your wedding night and a new family pod suitable for sleeping 4.

The Bower Honeymoon Pod - Your romantic, rustic retreat awaits.

The Nest Family Pod - Your seriously stylish home-from-home sanctuary.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

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
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Upton Barn & Walled Garden

4.8 out of 5 rating
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4.8 out of 5 rating
110 reviews
97% recommend it
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Millie M. Sent on 04/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Just beautiful

It's hard to find where to start. What a day we had at Upton Barn, I can barely write this without crying happy tears. From start to finish the team were professional, flexible, understanding and attentive. The venue itself, just stunning. Even with no decor it has the wow factor but in a soft romantic way which was exactly what we were looking for. I highly recommend hiring the paddock for the morning of the wedding for a true pamper experience, its modern interior and space makes the perfect set up for the perfect bridal morning. The Aisle, the grounds and each room used failed to disappoint, with guests still raving about how everything about the venue is true perfection. Thank you Upton Barn for making our wedding day as memorable as it was, we couldn't have wished for anymore.
Gen Sent on 15/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever! Thank you

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

There really isn't any comparison to this stunning venue! When Mark and I got engaged two years ago, we looked up online venues around our area and we narrowED it down to 4. Upton Barn was our favourite from the beginning but it's always good to check out your options.... Checking out our options turned out to just be a waste of time HAHA! Nothing compared to the beauty of the venue and also the warm welcome of the staff that worked there. I didn't end up having to ask any questions because they were answered for me during our tour. I looked round with my parents on a BEAUTIFUL sunny day and then when Mark was able to come with me .... it rained the WHOLE time but I think it's a good thing because you never know the weather. We loved it just much in the rain too. The inside has beautiful space for an indoor wedding too, which we very nearly ended up having.

A lot of my email interaction was with Sarah, who was an absolute star! She answered so many of my questions and helped me when I needed it during the planning process. The day itself ran sooooo smoothly everybody commented on it. Kaleigh was our wedding ordinator for the main day and then swapped in the evening with two other lovely ladies!! Becky was looking after Mark and making sure he knew where he was meant to be etc and Kaleigh looked after me. They were both just so lovely and attentive. Everyone knew exactly what was happening and when and where we were meant to be. I honestly couldn't have hoped for better ladies to help us with our day!

Our whole experience with Upton Barn has been so wonderful that I honestly couldn't recommend them enough. Thank you so much for making our day so incredibly wonderful. You always dream of wedding but it honest exceeded my dreams so thank you!

If you're reading this and wondering if you should book Upton, don't waste your time looking at other venues just book Upton Barn and Walled Garden, you WON'T be disappointed!

Thank you

Gen & Mark Dashwood-Moorhouse
Saskia B. Sent on 20/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely 10/10 venue, you won’t regret booking your wedding at Upton Barn!

Where do we even start….we had our wedding last Friday at Upton Barn and from the minute we stepped foot in the venue we knew it was the one for us. A venue that’s equally just as beautiful inside as it is outside, it has a rustic romantic and really chilled vibe, as well as feeling modern.

From the start Sarah and the team have been absolutely fantastic answering any queries we had with efficiency and professionalism, we felt as if our wedding was their only one and they treated it as if it was their own, which during the stress of wedding planning you couldn’t ask for much more!

During our final planning meeting we mapped everything out from the start of the day to the end, as well as a floor plan for all of the decor, this was so helpful and makes you feel like the day will go without any issues and in really safe hands.

The day itself couldn’t have been more perfect, it was scheduled to rain all day and the great thing about Upton is they play everything by ear the morning of, as to whether you have your ceremony and confetti shot inside or outside which a lot of venues don’t offer this level of flexibility.

If you’re thinking of booking the paddock the morning of, please do!! It is so worth having that time in the morning in the most beautiful and big space, I felt so calm and relaxed all morning knowing I could shower there and have a chilled coffee or glass of Prosecco whilst getting ready looking out into the country.

Thank you so much again to Sarah and the team at Upton, all the guests commented on what a beautiful venue it is and how well everything ran on the day, the only problem is we wish we could do it all over again!

Love Mr & Mrs Powell x
Eloise B. Sent on 10/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

The venue was amazing, and the staff were on it, responsive and really helpful.
Courtney P. Sent on 23/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible from start to finish!

We recently had our wedding at Upton and wow, what a venue. From the first time we visited Upton Barn we were made to feel that we were always their main priority. The communication was always prompt, informative and friendly and the planning experience was faultless.
The day itself was perfect and the staff couldn’t do enough for us. Getting ready in the Paddock is the most stunning space to start the day as a Bride. From the moment we arrived at the venue staff were on hand to assist and ensure our day went as smoothly as possible. The venue itself was beautifully decorated, gorgeous lighting throughout and a relaxing space to spend the day. The bar staff offered great service and the bar is very well stocked. As venues go, they had everything required to host the perfect wedding.
We will always be so grateful for their efforts and it will be a day we will remember for the rest of our lives.
If you are looking for somewhere to have your wedding, Upton will not disappoint, we want to do it all over again!
Mica M. Sent on 19/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond happy!

Wow! The venue, the team, and everything from the initial visit to our wedding day has been faultless. We could not recommend Upton Barn & Walled Garden enough. We were fortunate enough to have an outside wedding in the walled garden, it was super special to hear about guest’s reactions when they walked through the gates and saw the beautiful space. And again, when they were called for the wedding breakfast into the Stable Barn - a space they didn’t even know existed!
We used The Paddock in the morning, which is a super cool, boujee and chic studio for getting ready, filling every Bride’s dreams!
Every single, minor detail has been thought of and catered for which takes away so much stress for the couple. In the lead up to our wedding and on the day, Team Upton handled everything and exceeded our expecations! We could not be happier.
Katie E. Sent on 14/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect

We had the most dreamy experience with Upton Barn, from the first day we came for a tour right up to our Wedding day. The team were understanding, attentive and friendly.
I got ready in the Paddock, it was such a safe space and had everything we needed, it felt so special to be getting ready in such a beautiful space and definitely made us all feel much more relaxed.
The Wedding itself went smoothly, all the staff were fabulous and so caring even over the finer details we had planned, the timings ran so well and the food from Pickle Shack was ace!
I would highly recommend Upton Barn, such a friendly and professional team and stunning location. It certainly ticked all our boxes and I wish I could relive our special day again!
Hayley D. Sent on 31/01/2024
1.6 out of 5 rating

Unorganised and unprofessional. Strap in for a very long but honest review of our wedding day at Upton Barn.

My husband and I got married at Upton Barn in September 2023. We have taken a few months to share our experience as unfortunately we do not have a positive review and it’s not been enjoyable reliving these issues. But after much consideration, we feel a fair and honest review is due for future couples considering the venue for their big day.

Our initial impression of the venue was great and we had a lovely show round with Harriet. It’s beautiful, private and all our ideas were welcomed with open arms by Upton staff. We quickly secured our date for a hefty fee of over £8,000. As our wedding date approached and we were assigned a wedding coordinator, our experience changed for all of the reasons listed below:

- Multiple times, somebody with the same first name as my husband was cc’d into email communication with the venue - this was obviously a mistake, but a GDPR breach and concerning that a lot of our private information was sent to a stranger.
- Devon wedding suppliers are a tight circle where everyone knows everyone. During planning meetings with other suppliers we had chosen, it was clear many did not have a favourable opinion of Upton Barn, and we were warned that they were trying to portray a bespoke wedding aesthetic on socials, but they aren’t able to cater for it, and in reality they are more of a ‘wedding factory’ venue - something that became very clear to us later on in the process. In particular, we were warned of their wedding coordinator, Sarah, who they had ‘unpleasant’ and ‘rude’ dealings with before. And unfortunately, this is who we were assigned.
- We were asked to complete very detailed documents about the day, including names of our close family and bridal party. We made it very clear that my husband’s parents were separated, and the Mother of the Groom would be attending with her partner. Upton continuously and incorrectly referred to his family as Mother of the Groom, Father of the Groom and Step-Mother of the Groom.

Getting ready at The Paddock
- Firstly, it is only fair to say this space is beautiful. It is an extra £500 but absolutely worth booking if the bride and bridal party need somewhere to get ready.
- The day before the wedding you are allocated 30 mins to drop off any decorations. During this time, we dropped off some items for The Paddock so it was less for the bridal party to take on the morning as we were travelling from a nearby hotel - PJs, steamer, bottle of bubbles, bridesmaid gifts, hangers, pretty much everything apart from the dress. On the morning of the wedding, we arrived at The Paddock at 7am and let ourselves in (the whole venue is locked-up and unstaffed at this time, so it operates on a self-check process through an app). Our items were nowhere to be seen, so we assumed they were in the locked ‘Boot Room’, a small room inside The Paddock. There was a welcome handbook on the side which stated I should have been emailed a code to the boot room the day before. I checked my email and had not received the code. I must have called the emergency out-of-hours number supplied in the handbook approximately 15 times and no answer. I called the Upton Barn office and emailed the whole team, but no luck as they do not start work until 10am on the day of the wedding. We managed to find a cleaner in the car park but unfortunately they did not know the code to the boot room. They said the emergency out of hours number went through to the owners of the barn and they were currently on holiday and no one was manning it in their absence. When Sarah eventually arrived and opened the boot room, she blamed it on the cleaners, unaware that we had already spoken to them and therefore we knew this was a lie. No apology for forgetting to email me the code and dishonesty. Myself and the bridal party started getting ready 3 HOURS LATE because of this mistake.
- Upton suggests very specific timings for the order of the day, including a time that the Father of the Bride is brought up to The Paddock for ‘the first look’. My dad was brought up to the paddock by Sarah much earlier than planned, whilst I was still in my PJs - a moment we’ll never get back. He awkwardly waited around instead of mingling with family as they were arriving and being brought up when needed.

- Part of the extensive documents you’re asked to complete ahead of the wedding is a ceremony seating plan. As me and the bridesmaids were waiting to walk down the aisle, Sarah produced an old ceremony seating plan from months ago, and proceeded to instruct the bridesmaids to sit in the incorrect place. After the ceremony, my husband said Phil took him and the groomsmen through the same out of date seating plan, confusing everybody. Thankfully we had sent our bridal party the correct seating plan so they were able to find it on their phones.
- Upton request that you make a Spotify playlist for each section of the day with very specific naming conventions so there is no mistaking which wedding the playlists are for. Our one walking down the aisle song was provided it’s own playlist, clearly labelled with our names and wedding date - somehow, the completely wrong song started to play as our bridesmaids walked down the aisle and as you can imagine, I immediately told them it was the wrong song whilst they awkwardly changed it and completely ruined the moment. Later in the day, we had an apology from Phil and were told it was a ‘slip of a finger’.
- In the entrance to the walled garden, there was dog poo. And instead of someone picking it up, a chair was placed on top of it to avoid someone stepping in it. We weren’t even allowed our dog at the venue, so I have no idea how dog poo even got on the property if pets aren’t allowed because of the horses.
- We had our ceremony outside in the walled garden and since the wedding we’ve had a lot of feedback from guests saying they couldn’t see any of the ceremony because the tall hedges lining the aisle block the view and unless you’re sat in the front row, you cannot hear anything.

Wedding breakfast
- If your eating in The Stable Barn, please do your guests a favour and put fans on their place settings. The room is UNBEARABLY hot - we’re talking dripping with sweat and desperate to get out of the room - just how you want your guests to feel after you’ve spent over £6,500 on a 3-course sit down meal for everyone. For reference, it reached a max of 20 degrees on the day of our wedding, so we really really feel for you if you have a scorcher of a day.
- There are air con units in the room which Sarah repeatedly told us were ‘on’. This was not true, the vents were shut and the room was around 30 degrees. When I went and asked a member of staff behind the bar, she told me they had ‘technical difficulties’ - Sarah proceeded to lie to us and tell us they were on.
- The table sat closest to the floor to ceiling window really took to brunt of the heat and the sun beams through this window at the exact time the wedding breakfast is served. Everyone was sat with their sunglasses on, dripping with sweat.
- Two members of our families had recently had heart attacks and had to leave the room because they felt so uncomfortable in the heat, missing all the speeches.
- My wedding dress was corseted inside and extremely tight - I had to leave the wedding breakfast on 3 separate occasions with my bridesmaid to loosen my dress as the heat was so uncomfortable and made it difficult to breathe.
- Upton are clearly aware of this issue as they pulled a HUGE fan out of the cupboard which not only looked ugly (think 5ft x 5ft industrial looking thing), it did absolutely nothing.
- We chose to have the speeches at the end of the wedding breakfast, so as you can imagine, everyone BOLTED out that room the second they were over, heading straight outside for some fresh air.
- We requested for our wedding breakfast table flowers to be used around the venue afterwards, this did not happen.
- When they announced us into The Stable Barn, the wedding breakfast entrance song was played so quietly we could not hear it at all - not the buzzing vibe you’re hoping for.

- At our planning meeting, 6 weeks before the wedding, Sarah handed us a 12-page drinks menu and we were asked to confirm all our drinks there and then. Seeing as this was the first time we had seen the menu and we were not allowed to taste any of the wine, we requested that we had some time to think about it. The drinks we pre-purchased totalled £3,500 - where else would you be expected to spend that amount of money on something without trying it first! We also found it very difficult to source the wine ourselves and had to order online from a wholesaler. If they do not offer tastings in the planning meeting, I’m not sure why the menu wasn’t shared with us months in advance.
- Let me start by saying the tagline on the front of the drinks menu is ‘Our innovative and fun drinks menu enables you to create your own bespoke wedding drinks to suit your personal style and budget.’ This couldn’t be further from the truth. Everything we suggested to Sarah during the planning meeting was welcomed with open arms - Prosecco for when guests arrive, a cocktail hour etc. When we followed up to confirm quantities / types of cocktails etc, it was a very different story…..
- As guests arrived before the ceremony, we wanted to provide them with a glass of bubbles. This initially wasn’t allowed because Upton did not have enough glasses to serve drinks pre-ceremony and post-ceremony as they don’t have the staff available to wash them in between. When I said I would hire glasses, the reason changed to ‘the Prosecco would go flat’. When we altered it to soft drinks, again they didn’t have enough glasses. Ultimately this is all excuses because they want people to spend money behind the bar. So instead of being greeted with a lovely glass of bubbles when they arrived, our guests were completely unaware there was money behind the bar for them, because obviously they were stood outside mingling in the sunshine, and the bar is inside.
- Post-ceremony, we served Prosecco and canapés. Our quote included individual Prosecco bottles with straws, rather than flutes - supposedly an honest mistake, but I believe this was an attempt to charge us much more, so please check your invoices very carefully - this added on hundreds of pounds.
- Post-wedding breakfast we wanted a cocktail hour. Pickle Shack, our food caterers, were already laying out tea and coffee in The Press Bar seating area for guests to help themselves, and so we wanted to do something similar with cocktails, for guests who did not want tea or coffee (basically all our friends!). We chose two different cocktails and requested that whilst the speeches were happening, the cocktails were pre-prepared and left on the side for guests to help themselves. We thought this was a nice touch, but most importantly avoided 80 guests all lining up at the bar at the same time, waiting to order a drink.
- Again, this was meet with a lot of resistance and we were told it could not happen because they did not have enough glasses. When I questioned this excuse, knowing full well that they advertise they can cater for weddings twice the size of ours, and questioning what would happen when everyone orders a drink from behind the bar and isn’t this the same amount of glasses as if they were on the side, the response we received from Sarah was ‘please do not worry about the glasses’. No explanation and again, encouraged to just put money behind the bar. The only option presented to us was to make ‘drinks tokens’ and place them on our guest table settings - we never entertained this option, as we personally felt it was very tacky.
- When we expressed that we were not happy with this, we received a phone call from Claire, the owner of the venue. In a very passive aggressive manner she told me they know weddings best and that people would organically flow out of The Stable Barn and down to The Press Bar, so there would not be a queue at the bar. Firstly, let me tell you we know our friends better than you do and we knew that everyone would be ready to party and their first thought would be - the bar. Secondly, with the unbearable heat of The Stable Barn, trust me when I say there was a mass exit and everyone beelined for the bar.
- We decided to proceed with money behind the bar and had a lovely bar sign made promoting the 2 x cocktails that we had chosen. All the feedback we’ve had from guests is that they had no idea there was a cocktail hour - because no one could see the bar sign because there was so many people at the bar were obscuring it!
- Be aware that drinks are TWICE the price in the evening, because they are served behind the bar - this is the real reason they won’t let you do anything but put money behind the bar. So, if we wanted to serve the exact same cocktails, during canapés earlier in the day, they would have been half the price.
- We requested that any bottles of wine not consumed by guests during the wedding breakfast were placed on the side during the party so they did not go to waste. This was not allowed because they want guests to spend money behind the bar, and instead, any unopened bottles were left for us to collect the following day.
- Our Spotify playlist for coffee / cocktail hour was not playing and we had to go and request that they turned it on.

Finally, for the worst part! During the party, a member of Upton staff was chatting to one of our other suppliers and commented that ‘we were an extremely demanding couple!’ Our other supplier was so shocked at their unprofessionalism, they went and told my mum so we could complain about their behaviour afterwards. The fact they had the nerve to say that after all these issues that occurred on the day baffles us. What makes it even worse, is that when the party ended and we were leaving the venue, Phil said to our faces it was ‘the best wedding they had seen all year’.

As most people will tell you, not much can ruin your wedding day as it really is one of the best days of your lives. We have so many wonderful memories of the food, the band, and spending quality time with our friends and family, but after much consideration we felt this review was necessary because everything that did cause us stress in the run up to the big day, and things that went wrong on the day, was always a result of Upton Barn staff and we feel this is not acceptable and ultimately, extremely upsetting. We also want to make it clear that Upton have requested a review from us.
Louise S. Sent on 13/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives!

As soon as we went to look at Upton Barn we knew instantly that we were going to get married there, the venue is just breath taking. Every single space at Upton Barn is so beautiful that it's difficult not to fall in love instantly. The staff that work there are one of the other reasons that make Upton Barn so incredible, they are so attentive and knowledgeable and professional. They truly make you feel like your wedding day is in the safest hands! I just can't say enough positive things about how amazing our day was, I wish we could do it all over again! Just thank you so much to the most beautiful venue and the most incredible staff. A special thank you to our wedding coordinator Sarah, you really made us feel so at ease and special. Everything was planned down to the last detail and your enthusiasm for everything to do with the day matched our own and it really felt like you cared about everything. If I could give more stars I would!
Natasha Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best!

We wanted a wedding venue where we would feel relaxed and cared for in a stylish, charming, cool, understated place and Upton Barn delivered. It’s run by a team who really know how to make a beautiful day.

There’s so many lovely spaces here. It was a joy to walk into the gorgeous walled garden after our church ceremony. The incredible window in the stable barn made a beautiful backdrop to our speeches (and big shout out to the horses for making a guest appearance). As the light disappeared and the sun set, the festoon lights and fire pit had their moment and the garden came to life. The cider barn was the perfect size for our ceilidh too.

Thank you Kaliegh and team for playing your part in making our perfect day.
Caleigh Sent on 08/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating


What a setting! As soon as we visited Upton Barn, we knew this was the venue we wanted as the backdrop for our wedding. Approaching the venue, the scenery is just breathtaking. So many details and wonderful grounds. I instantly fell in love with The Paddock. So many details and made the experience of getting ready for the wedding so special. The wedding coordinators were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. They responded promptly to any queries we had and were great at suggesting ideas. On the day, staff were so attentive and seemed genuinely happy for us as newlyweds! We were even gifted with a bottle of bubbly to celebrate! We would highly recommend Upton Barn to anyone who wants their special day to be simply perfect.
Libby Sent on 29/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Loved the venue

I couldn’t have asked for a better venue. Sarah was our personal wedding coordinator and nothing seemed like to much trouble for her. She was so enthusiastic about the day that I felt I was in great hands. The Paddock to get ready in before the service was beautiful and the staff were amazing. I fell in love with the place 5 minutes after being there.
Megan W. Sent on 26/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

Upton Barn was just what we wanted for our wedding, a rustic venue that’s not too big and set in beautiful countryside with gorgeous views! The paddock to get ready in made the morning, it was so stress free and had everything you need to enjoy the morning. The grounds at Upton won us over the first time we visited, the walled garden is stunning, definitely the highlight for us. Although we didn’t manage to get married outside due to a rain shower, the cider barn is just as gorgeous to get married in. We managed to do our confetti shot and photographs outside which made it for us as we so wanted to enjoy the grounds. The grounds make for such beautiful photos! Upton staff were extremely organised and helpful throughout the whole process, we want to especially thank Kaliegh and Laura, they made us feel at ease and made the day run so smoothly. Upton barn allowed us to have our tractor there and decorated the venue with our decorations even better than we envisioned. So many of our guests commented on what a gorgeous wedding venue it is. Our day couldn’t have gone any better and that’s down to Upton and the team!
Anna Sent on 26/09/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue, but unlucky with the weather

I got married Sept 23 at Upton Barns. We chose this venue as it was local to us and easy for people to get to, but also offered a more laid back type of wedding that we were keen for.

All the spaces are beautiful, and the Paddock is a beautiful space to get ready in with ice cold air-con. I wish I had hired another MUA and hair stylist so that we could have enjoyed the space more rather than be on a strict time line.

We ended up getting married on the hottest day of the year and in the middle of Upton Barn having air-con installed in the wedding breakfast barn (It was on the wall but not functional much to the confusion of our guests.)-the staff did their best to combat the heat and Upton and the caterers (Mulberry) did their best to make sure that the guests still had a great time-the room had turned into essentially an oven (even with the ugly giant fans) and at some points we were very concerned about some of our guests-thankfully we were given the ok to hold the speeches outside in the walled garden and the staff did their best to accommodate this quickly and having the speeches outside was actually really lovely despite it being a little chaotic to quickly change.

Upton Staff are so impeccably organised and when liaising with suppliers and all the suppliers were complimentary about Upton and the communication they received. Everybody knew where they stood and so that was really good and took a lot of pressure off me.

They were also so patient with me (I found wedding planning very stressful and overwhelming) and Upton were so helpful in recommending people when suppliers let me down-do attend the 'meet the supplier' days at Upton if you can to see the spaces and to meet some of the suppliers and test some cake and canapes!

What I will say is they are very strict regarding things like sparklers, smoke machines, confetti cannons so check what you are allowed before you book a package with your DJ (but considering how sweaty everyone was, it was a blessing in disguise as setting off a confetti cannon would have been very similar to being tarred and feathered)

Overall we had a great, but very sweaty, day-A few minor issues, but nothing major other than being too hot (If that is the worst thing I can say about my wedding looking back then it went well!) and I would fully recommend it as a wedding venue, but hope that they have the air con fully installed before the next freak heatwave!

Thank you again Team Upton!

Tilley L. Sent on 18/08/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The Best Day Ever!

Upton Barn is an incredibly beautiful venue, only made better by the beautiful people who work within the team. Everyone who works there is kind, attentive and helped us all to feel calm and reassured on our special day. We were fortunate to come across many wonderful beings but are grateful to Amy, who took on the task of coordinating the day; she's a delight!
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