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Upton Barn & Walled Garden

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Upton Barn and Walled Garden is an award winning exclusive use wedding venue located among the gorgeous Devon countryside.

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 which floods the venue with natural light, and brings the outside in. This beautiful and unique feature provides breath-taking 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 which 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, well-stocked bar and mesmerising views across the paddocks; perfect for your wedding breakfast.

Another new addition this year, 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. A haven of comfort and luxury with everything you may need throughout your day to indulge, pamper and stay looking flawless.

All our venues are under one roof, allowing your guests to flow seamlessly from one to the other.

As an exclusive use wedding venue, we can offer you the flexibility to choose how the venue is dressed to suit your individual style and wedding theme. Our dedicated and passionate team will work with you from your first viewing through to your wedding day.

We want your day to be exactly that, 'your day', and we understand that food is a truly personal experience. At Upton Barn, we work with a handpicked selection of the finest local independent caterers who use only top quality and local caterers who will use only the finest local produce and who specialise in creative bespoke cuisine to suit you both, your style, and your budget.

From the minute you arrive at Upton you will understand that we have so much more to offer than a stunning venue and glorious grounds, it's all about a feeling.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please get in touch with us today. Email: events@uptonbarn.com

  • Exclusive use venue in Devon
  • Personal wedding day event manager
  • The Cider Barn or oak glazed arbour in The Walled Garden available for your ceremony
  • Sociabale courtyard area with outdoor tables, chairs and parasols
  • Outdoor electrical hook-up for pop-up evening food trucks
  • Fully stocked and professionally staffed bar until midnight

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
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    Katherine T. Married on 03/05/2022
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    The best day

    We had the most amazing experience from start to finish. We actually booked Upton Barn before viewing it, feeling pretty sure it was ticking all of our boxes. When we did view it we were not disappointed! It is an absolutely stunning venue, with beautiful views across the countryside, a really impressive walk down from the car park. Harry was our wedding coordinator who we met at the viewing and who looked after us during the planning and on the day. She was absolutely brilliant and listened and understood everything that we wanted. We managed to get married outside in the Walled Garden which was an absolute dream. I was also fortunate enough to get ready at the paddock, which is the most stunning space and such a good size for a big bridal party, glam squad and other family members nipping in. Sitting in the chair having your hair and makeup done and looking out at the view is truly amazing. Harry also helped keep us all calm just before walking down the aisle and managed to keep us all smiling and excited despite the nerves, truly grateful for this! The day went so smoothly, we also had Phil on hand helping throughout the day and when Harry was finished. Phil was also fantastic, everything was really clear and no stress, she even very calmly helped Chris and I find the bustle on my dress that was incredibly hard to find, within minutes of the first dance, and kept us calm during this panic moment! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the entire team, and we are left with such incredible memories. We will share photos when we get them. THANK YOU!
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    Beth G. Married on 05/03/2022
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    The most perfect venue

    We booked this venue during lockdown so was only able to have a virtual tour and we already knew it was the one!
    The venue itself is incredible, and the staff are amazing! Throughout the whole planning process they were always on hand for any questions we had (even if they were stupid questions) and made everything we envisioned come to life. They have so much attention to detail during the planning process (there would of been so much we would have missed if they hadn’t brought it up).
    On the day Kaliegh was AMAZING. She kept our day running smoothly and we could never thank her enough!
    We also booked the paddock for the morning of which I would highly recommend, such a beautiful space to get ready and it really does take the stress away with being at the location already.
    All of our guests commented on how lovely Upton was and we can’t wait to return as a guest for friends future weddings

    Thankyou so much team Upton! X
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    Kerry Married on 25/02/2022
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    Perfect day in every way!

    Well where do we start! From the moment we stepped through the doors (or walled garden!) at Upton we fell in love. We knew straight away this was where we wanted our special day. Then we met the people, who confirmed this even more! It really is an Upton feeling you get! Everything was perfect… despite the bumpy covid road (which Claire, Richard and the team were amazing throughout) we couldn’t have asked for a better day. I’m so glad we got to enjoy the new addition of the paddock room as well, that really added to our morning and meant being able to relax in such beautiful surroundings. It really is a beautiful venue and we can’t thank the team enough. We want to do it all over again! Thank you, the new Mr and Mrs Bees (James and Kerry) xx
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    Georgia R. Married on 15/10/2021
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    Our perfect day.

    We recently got married at Upton barn & walled garden and wow what a perfect day it was! The venue itself is truly stunning, rustic and beautiful. The fire pit was a huge hit in the evening! The lake and the fountain made for beautiful photos.
    The whole booking process went super smooth with Natalie being our events coordinator. She was always on hand if I had any questions or worries. She kept me calm throughout our wedding day, helped the men with their buttonholes, just generally being there to help anyone who needed it.
    We had so many guests come up and tell us how wonderful the venue is and how lovely all the staff were working that day.
    The tack room was an absolute saviour for my husband and myself. We could sneak away for a 5 minute breather, a quiet and calm place.
    I can’t recommended Upton enough! The whole Upton team are incredible. Thank you so much X
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    Dhaval H. Married on 16/09/2021
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    More then the perfect Hindu Wedding we dreamt of!!!

    This is a gem of a venue in every aspect. The location is stunning with so much space both inside and outside. Every photo taken looks fantastic with so many different locations to choose from. Both our photographers and Videographers were excited to use the different spaces and make the most of this stunning venue.

    We originally booked Upton Barn in 2019 before the pandemic began. When we viewed the venue, we were instantly excited by the converted barns which have stunning architectural features throughout. Me and my husband were looking for a venue that would allow us to have a Hybrid Hindu/English wedding. Upton Barns were incredibly receptive to our ideas working through the logistics of this very different wedding style. The complexity of our wedding has required us to work very closely with both Claire and Natalie. When the pandemic began this communication became even more important. I can’t fault how they handled such a curveball in such uncertain times. In total, we rearranged our wedding twice due to it not being possible to proceed with only a guest limit of 30.

    I am happy to say we finally finished getting married on the 16th of September 2021. With a long time between booking and completing the wedding, me and my husband had made many changes from employing a Videographer to making more decorations that needed to be installed. The communication between ourselves and Natalie where constant right up to the wedding day. All our suppliers have commented on how welcoming the venue was to them when installing and setting up, how organized and smooth the whole process was.
    For me, my husband, and our complex wedding this was a weight off our minds, and we could just focus on enjoying the day. Hindu weddings are more of a casual affair where guests can chat amongst themselves, get up for drinks, and play many games throughout the ceremony. The venue and its staff bear witness to an intense chasing of the grooms’ shoes from both sides of the family. All be it running a little late from schedule Natalie and the team kept things running as best to time as possible.

    We really did throw everything at Upton Barn and its team that day, from the bottom of my heart I can’t thank them enough. During photos, we had a medical emergency from an infant in our immediate family. We are lucky to know so many medically trained guests, but honestly, the venues team was amazing. From dealing with the emergency to informing us and our guests. They were incredible. Not only that but having the whole day's schedule thrown out the window and 87 guests in shock they really kept the day together.

    I think we all thought that was it of the day. But with the knowledge that the little boy was in the hospital and ok. Me and my Husband worked with Natalie and the team to resume the wedding breakfast to see what we could salvage from the rest of the evening. I can honestly say even with all that happened we had a fantastic day. Our ceremony had been perfect, our wedding breakfast was beautiful, and our evening was the celebration we hoped for. If we had chosen to do this wedding anywhere else, I am convinced we would not have continued it. Having the Upton barn team organizing the logistic even when it all when wrong was the savior of our day.

    Even with this review, I don’t think I can do the venue or staff justice they are just fabulous!
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    Emma W. Married on 30/08/2021
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    Amazing upton barn!

    We had the best day ever! The staff at Upton were so incredibly professional, organised and flexible to our ideas! All in all a fab day with a wonderful team. All of our guests were so impressed with how beautiful the venue is and how smoothly the day went. Thank you Upton we will definitely be recommending to and friends/family that get engaged! x
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    Claire C. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Outstanding team & Venue

    The first time we saw Upton, we knew it was the one. The gardens, grounds and the barn itself were absolutely amazing. The atmosphere of the venue was so calm and relaxed, and we felt it perfectly reflected us as a couple.

    We were were originally due to get married in August 2020 but due to the pandemic we had to postpone to August 2021. Throughout all the changes, Natalie and the team were so lovely and understanding and kept us updated. Natalie has personally looked after us the whole way through and has been an exceptional support, and her professionalism and knowledge are a great asset to Upton.

    Our day was even more perfect than we could have ever imagined. The weather was stunning, and the walled garden was the perfect setting to finally become Mr & Mrs. The layout works so well at Upton, and our day flowed seamlessly from one stage to the next.

    Our guests said what an amazing wedding and venue it was. We could not recommend Upton highly enough.
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    Sarah C. Married on 29/07/2021
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    Amazing venue

    As soon as we saw Upton Barn for the first time we knew it was the venue for us. The beautiful gardens and building were absolutely amazing, the vibe of the setting was so calm and relaxed.

    We were originally due to get married in July 2020 but due to the pandemic we had to postpone to July 2021. Throughout the whole thing Claire, Natalie and the team were so lovely and understanding and kept us updated. Natalie has been exceptional through our whole journey and really is an asset to Upton.

    Our day was even more perfect than we could have ever imagined, the layout works perfectly and every room is beautifully finished. Our guests said what an amazing wedding it was.
    We could not recommend Upton highly enough.
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    Penny M. Married on 19/12/2020
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    Beautiful venue and staff were amazing

    We cannot thank the Upton team enough for their help in organising our special day in such challenging and uncertain times - they were incredible.

    Our wedding was initially booked for April 2020 but we deferred it to December 2020 due to the pandemic.

    Claire, Natalie and the Upton Team were incredible in reassuring us throughout the process and thinking of creative ideas to ensure we could go ahead with our wedding. They were always on hand to answer our questions and did everything possible to ensure guidelines were met without compromising our day. They thought of everything so we could relax knowing we were in good hands.

    As our wedding was for only 15 of us, we took Natalie’s advice on how to utilise the venue to make the most of the space but also get that intimate feeling. Despite the wintry December weather, the venue was stunning and felt so cosy and special. I was worried it might feel empty with so few guests but that certainly wasn’t the case. Our family and friends even commented how special the day felt by having fewer people there.

    The staff were so attentive on the day and everyone’s needs were perfectly catered for.

    We are so so happy we decided to get married at Upton and would highly recommend to anyone considering the venue.

    Thank you Team Upton, we love you!
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    Row&Katie Married on 31/10/2020
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    A perfect place for a perfect day

    We had such an incredible day celebrating our wedding at Upton. The location is stunning, the garden and grounds are beautiful (whatever the Devon weather throws at you) and the lawn and lake make for a perfect back drop to photos. Each room in the venue works beautifully and has its own distinct character whilst linking up to make a really lovely, relaxed space to host the day in.
    What really makes Upton Barn unique and truly special are the people. Claire, Natalie and the team were wonderful from the very start of the planning process. They listened to all our ideas and were super helpful. They could not have been more supportive, flexible and understanding when Covid restrictions came into place and they helped us navigate through the ever-changing government guidelines with such empathy.
    Upton is such a special place, just being there makes your heart feel full. The team delivered us the perfect day, even if it was rather different from how we had imagined it might be. We could not recommend Upton enough to any prospective couples – it really is perfect!
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    Suzannah C. Married on 03/01/2020
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    Wonderful.

    If you are lucky enough to hold or a attend a wedding ( or any event for that matter) here, you will be amazed and delighted. It’s a beautiful venue. The staff are kind, thoughtful and go the extra mile to make your day as wonderful as possible. Truly a magical place.
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    Austin E. Married on 30/05/2019
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    Outstanding

    What a tremendous venue; we are so pleased we chose Upton Barn. The event laid on for us was superb. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff when we were planning our do. And on the day everything was even better than we could have expected. Fantastic value for money. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
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    Awful wedding experience!

    My partner and I were due to get married at Upton Barn in June 2020 but due to the pandemic had to postpone. I cannot believe how awfully Upton Barn dealt with the whole situation. The lack of empathy and compassion for a company in this industry was absolutely shocking. The owners emails had me in tears on multiple occasions.
    We fell in love with the venue itself as soon as we walked in but the customer service we received completely tainted that and there was no way we could continue with our wedding at Upton Barn.
    As a couple who had been saving and planning for their dream wedding for two years, we were already gutted over the fact we were unable to proceed with our original date and the way Upton Barn dealt with everything caused extreme heartache and upset throughout. The worst customer service ever!
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    Michael A. Married on 30/05/2022
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    Anderton Wedding

    Unbelievable venue which blew us away. New additions of paddock and stables incredible but had to make some compromises on what we wanted due to venue requirements and rules. Overall would recommend this venue as it is truly stunning.

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If you are looking for a fabulous winter wedding venue we currenty have Fridays, Saturdays and Midweek dates available for this winter. Visit our website to check our prices and current availablility.

Upton Barn is magical in winter with beautiful lighting and a warm and cosy atmosphere making it the perfect place to say your vows in our stunning Cider Barn.

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