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Upton Barn & Walled Garden

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50 to 200 Guests

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

*******We are offering for a limited time only £1,500 off venue hire on all available Fridays & Saturdays from 1st May to 30th September 2022**********

This offer is only valid on new bookings made by close of business on Sunday 12th December. The offer applies to available Fridays and Saturdays only between 1st May - 30th September 2022. A completed booking form must be returned to Upton by the deadline of Sunday 12 December close of business to be valid. The offer is not transferable and has no cash value.

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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    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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    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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    Charlotte B. Married on 25/09/2021
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    Perfect Day

    Upton was the first, and only, venue we visited and the moment we walked in, we knew it was the one.

    Some of the reasons we loved this venue:

    The Venue Itself: Upton is beautiful. The grounds includes fountains, lavender aisles, fire pits, festoon lighting, views, log fires and so much more. Lots of places for photos and flexibility to marry inside/outside. Music is played throughout the venue. Inside the venue is modern, light and clean. It’s the kind of place where you don’t need many decorations because it’s already gorgeous, but equally flexible enough to make it your own. We got married in September when weather can be changeable, but we weren’t concerned because there’s enough options to have a perfect day no matter what. There’s choices of accommodation nearby and it’s close to the M5 (but not too close that you would notice it).

    The Staff: from the outset the team at Upton have been amazing despite a few hiccups out of all of our control. Our caterer went bust and before we had time to panic, Upton had already spoken to and lined up Pickle Shack to cater. Then when covid hit, they helped us plan a smaller wedding of 30 and despite our nerves the Team eased our concerns and made us excited for our intimate day. Unfortunately, restrictions tightened again two weeks prior to the date and we had to postpone to the next year. We were able to get a date similar to our original, a year later. Our planning meetings for take two were virtual and Harry (absolute dream) turned our ideas and my overthinking PowerPoint floor-plans into reality. Harry helped us with all the details we hadn’t even thought of, created timelines and was always available for any questions we had. The team set up the venue perfectly and on the day everything went smoothly, it was like a dream.

    If you’re choosing this for your wedding venue, be prepared for the best day ever!

    Thanks to everyone at Upton - Mr & Mrs B xx
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    Megan M. Married on 30/08/2021
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    A perfect venue

    We had a brilliant day that was facilitated by all of the team at Upton Barn. Throughout the lead up and until the day after, everything was seamless and allowed us and our friends and families to just enjoy every moment. The team communicated from the moment that we booked the venue and took care of every detail so that it all came together perfectly.
    Thank you for the most amazing, stress free day!
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    Sarah Y. Married on 23/08/2021
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    Amazing Wedding!

    We were absolutely blown away by the services provided by Upton Barn. From the lead up with the planning meetings, to the day itself, everything was faultless and the team did everything to make it a truly spectacular wedding. All of our guests and suppliers commented on how beautiful the venue was, and how lovely all the staff were. The walled garden was truly a very special place to have our ceremony, and the grounds were beautiful. Harriett was so wonderful on the day, her friendly persona and her dedication to the role made everything go so smoothly. We would definitely recommend Upton Barn to anybody wanting a truly special wedding.
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    Katy D. Married on 02/10/2020
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    The worst wedding experience!!

    My partner and I had the worst experience with this venue. We were supposed to get married here this year. We felt completely mistreated by Upton Barn and utterly regret booking this venue. We lost thousands of pounds on our wedding that couldn’t go ahead. The service we received and upset this venue put us through over the last few months has been horrific and I wouldn’t recommend them to any perspective couples!!
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    Catherine G. Married on 11/06/2020
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    A Perfect Corona Wedding

    We were due to get married at Upton Barn in June 2020 but because of the coronavirus pandemic we had to postpone to October 2020. Throughout the whole experience and the ever-changing guidance we found Upton Barn to be flexible and accommodating with us.

    We decided to go ahead with the limited number of guests and despite all the rules and regulations Upton Barn made this day so intimate and special for us. After such a rubbish year it was so nice to come together and celebrate happiness (although at a distance).

    The venue is absolutely stunning, as are the views - makes for some great photos!

    We are so happy we went ahead with a corona wedding and even happier that we decided to have this at Upton Barn.

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Upton Barn & Walled Garden 1
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Celebrate Upton Barn & Walled Garden’s Love Story with our £1,500 off Summer Sale

10 years ago Upton’s owners Claire & Richard got engaged. This was the start of a love story in which Upton Barn & Walled Garden was born. To celebrate the exciting journey that has led to the award-winning wedding venue that we all know and love today.

We are offering for a limited time only £1,500 off venue hire on all available Fridays & Saturdays from 1st May to 30th September 2022.

This offer is only valid on new bookings made by close of business on Sunday 12th December. The offer applies to available Fridays and Saturdays only between 1st May - 30th September 2022. A completed booking form must be returned to Upton by the deadline of Sunday 12 December close of business to be valid. The offer is not transferable and has no cash value.

Upton Barn & Walled Garden 2
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Secure your chosen wedding date with our low deposit offer of just £500. Visit our website to find out more.

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