Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding - May/June 2022 (Issue 37)

MAY/JUN 2022 £3.55 FASHION, BEAUTY, GROOMS, HONEYMOONS, NEWS, OFFERS, VENUES AND MORE Spotlight on... NORTH AND WEST CORNWALL CITY CHIC Styled shoot in Plymouth’s New Continental Hotel Venue styling ideas Dress your day WIN! A two-night stay in the Lake District, worth £1,500 Romantic real weddings Just married FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD Delicious dishes and sweet treats

REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER A warm welcome from Claire 11 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around both regions 17 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 66 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer big-day advice 98 COMPETITION Win a two-night stay in the Lake District, worth £1,500 CONTENTS MAY/JUNE 2022 VENUES 19 SPOTLIGHT ON... North & West Cornwall 25 AL FRESCO LOVIN’ Marry in a tipi, yurt or a woodland venue On the cover ur cover stars this issue are Nicola and Clint photographed on their wedding day at The Ash Barton Estate by Amelia Britton at Fresh Shoot Studios. Turn to page 42 to read all about it and visit to book Amelia for your wedding. 73 25 FEATURES 49 CITY CHIC Plymouth’s New Continental Hotel provided the backdrop for this stylish shoot 53 LAID-BACK VIBES This boho-inspired shoot created by a team of talented local suppliers enjoys a luxurious ivory and white colour palette 57 DRESS YOUR DAY YOUR WAY Venue styling inspiration 61 COME DINE WITH US Delicious menu ideas 68 WHERE DOES THE TIME GO? County Wedding Magazines' senior editor, Melissa Barker, shares her wedding planning journey 3

REAL WEDDINGS 30 TO THE MOON AND BACK Sophie and James enjoyed an intimate, family wedding at Cornish venue Frieda and the Moon 37 WHEN LOVE BLOSSOMS Upton Barn and Walled Garden in Devon was the romantic setting for Charlotte and Max’s blush, burgundy, plum and gold-themed day 42 IT’S PARTY TIME The Ash Barton Estate in North Devon was the chosen venue for Nicola and Clint’s weekend of celebrations HONEYMOONS 92 HONEYMOON NEWS Travel editor Melissa Baker reveals new openings and honeymoon essentials 94 A ROMANTIC ESCAPE Melissa Barker explains why Mauritius is the perfect honeymoon destination 96 ESCAPE TO THE FOREST Sarah Gallivan discovers the great outdoors at Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Hideaway GROOMS 89 GROOMS’ NEWS Grooms editor Melissa Barker reveals the latest best buys and product launches 90 HUE COMPLETE ME Pastel hues are a popular trend for spring and summer nuptials FASHION & BEAUTY 71 FASHION FOCUS Fashion editor Claire Ridley reveals her latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 73 CITY GIRL New wedding start-up business P.S. Bridal has collaborated with a team of talented suppliers to create this fashionable shoot 77 THE FINER DETAILS This season’s wedding dresses are boasting statement straps that will never go out of fashion 82 HONEYMOON LUST-HAVES These bright and bold pieces are suitcase essentials 84 BEAUTY BUZZ Beauty editor Kelly Andrews reveals all the latest must-haves for the bride-to-be 86 BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 87 TRESSES TO IMPRESS Whatever challenges your hair throws at you, there’s a product to help you conquer all and we’ve put some of them to the test 71 73 92 82 90 84 4

Your Wedding Your Way Set within 50 acres and with its own wildflower meadows and lakes, Ash Barton’s nearest neighbour is over a mile away, so you’re guaranteed privacy and exclusivity on your big day, and there’s no curfew either. Capacity ranges from 30 to 200. Plus, there’s self-catering accommodation for up to 50, as well as plenty of space for glamping A GORGEOUS D I Y WEDD I NG VENUE I N THE NORTH DEVON COUNTRYS I DE T h e A s h B a r t o n E s t a t e • A s h R o a d • B r a u n t o n • N o r t h D e v o n • E X 3 3 2 N P • www. a s h b a r t o n . c o . u k

My much-loved parents are celebrating 50 years of genuinely happy marriage this June which, in this day and age, is a remarkable achievement. Not only have they provided a happy home life for my brother and I to grow up in – and there’s not a day goes by where I’m not grateful for the carefree childhood that we had – they still provide a loving family unit for us now that we’re adults. When I watch how they love, respect and support one another, take care of each other and talk and laugh a lot, I realise that these are the key ingredients to a long and successful marriage. As a family, we’ll be celebrating their Golden Anniversary this summer and I can’t wait. Another big celebration taking place this June is The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and plenty of our local suppliers will be taking part, including Devon-based drinks company Luscombe who have launched their Street Party Boxes brimming with bunting and other delights. Whatever you’re planning for the extended bank holiday weekend, enjoy this historic milestone. In this issue, we have real-life couples at the start of their marital journey, who I wish all the very best plus styled shoot and venue dressing inspiration, big-day menu ideas, expert advice, offers and news. Until the next issue, Claire x ISSN 2397-4133 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Claire Ridley | Editor Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Kelly Andrews | Deputy Managing Editor and Beauty Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor Melissa Barker | Senior Editor, Grooms and Travel Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers | Sarah Hill Stephanie Hodder | Vicky O’Connor Production Assistant | Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 538 490 ACCOUNT MANAGER Tony Smith | 01376 538 562 Subscriptions 01376 514 000 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing.. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding is published six times a year. Subscription rates are £18.20 per annum (incl. p+p). Cheques should be made out to KD Media Publishing and sent to Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding, c/o KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP. @YourDevonCornwallWedding @CWM_YDCW @cwm_wedding Visit us online at and Claire Ridley, Editor Happy anniversary cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS I’ve just invested in some dried bunny tails (dyed pink of course!) for my newly decorated lounge – I love them! The experts at Barn Florist talk about choosing dried and preserved wedding florals on page 66. Instagram went into overdrive with the recent news that Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz had tied the knot and on page 86, we reveal some celebrity-inspired fashion and beauty looks! Win! A two-night stay in the Lake District, worth £1,500 on page 98. Me with my parents and brother at his wedding 6

7 Upton Barn and Walled Garden, an exclusive wedding venue in Cullompton, Devon, has unveiled a fantastic offer – see more on page 17. Upton Barn and Walled Garden was the perfect backdrop for Charlotte and Max’s special day showcased on page 37. One of our elegant shoots in this issue took place at the stylish New Continental Hotel in Plymouth, turn to page 49. Congratulations to Nicola and Clint who married at The Ash Barton Estate in Devon. All is revealed on page 42. With searches for elopement weddings at an all-time high since Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker married in Las Vegas, intimate wedding venue Frieda and the Moon in Cornwall shows us how it’s done on page 30. Over on page 53 is another shoot where a dream team of talented local suppliers created wonders using a natural theme Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this summer with the Street Party Boxes from Luscombe drinks on page 61. How romantic does Devon-based wedding venue Deers Leap Retreat look here, captured by See more on page 25. EDITOR’S LETTER

Coastal VENUE CORNWALL’S Sea views, sparkling service and smiles. From rustic weddings in our yurt to glitz and glamour in our marquee-style events barn - whatever your vision, we take your dreams and turn them into your perfect day. A wedding as unique as the two of you... Start planning your special day or call: 01209 842 354 Download our brochure

BOHO Coastal Perched on the spectacular North Coast of Cornwall, Gwel an Mor Resort is the perfect venue for a relaxed, bohemian-themed wedding Overlooking the quaint harbour town of Portreath, nestled within some of the most spectacular scenery that Britain has to offer, is the Gwel an Mor Resort. Silver Winner of the 2021 Wedding Venue of the Year award for good reason, couples can experience coastal boho chic at its best with a truly unique wedding experience. The location is stunning - the resort is located at the top of the harbour valley boasting beautiful sea views for those seeking a picture-perfect backdrop. Couples can wind their way through peaceful woodland to soft sandy shores set against rolling waves for photographs. The resort itself offers two choices of wedding venue - the intimate Wedding Yurt and the Wedding Barn. The yurt is the natural choice for smaller ceremonies of up to 89 guests and provides a rustic-inspired setting. The soft canvas open-timber frame can be styled with festoon lighting and rustic furnishings. For larger ceremonies (or used in combination with the yurt) the barn is dressed in swathes of fabric lining with statement chandeliers and fairylights. Just the two of you? The expert team at the venue cater for elopement weddings combining the cosy and stylish lodges with the intimate yurt. Whatever the wedding size, the resort team have been praised for their amazing attention to detail and concierge hospitality. This special venue is at the heart of the extended experience that Gwel an Mor offers. The resort boasts five-star facilities and a truly superb range of luxurious and Scandinavian-style lodges. For the wedding couple, the stylish Lakeside lodges are the perfect hideaway where they can toast with prosecco in a private hot tub whilst watching the sunset over the Cornish coast. For those seeking something different, the resort is home to Feadon Wildlife Centre and under the expert hand of the on-park keepers, visitors can share the fun with the cute farm animals, exotic reptiles and magnificent birds of prey. Those planning a magical Christmas celebration will love the resident reindeer! The wedding breakfast will be superbly catered for by the head chef using the finest local ingredients including some fresh seafood. The talented kitchen team also provide canapé packages and there’s also the option of clotted cream scones. Gwel an Mor is a wedding experience best sampled over a few days. Facilities include the Wellbeing Spa offering Elemental Herbology treatments each personally matched to specific elements - earth, water, fire, wood or metal. The Terrace Bar and Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving dishes made using fresh locally sourced produce. There’s an indoor swimming pool and a wide range of accommodation including hot tubs. For the little ones there’s the Base Camp indoor soft play and clip ‘n climb centre, or guests can try their hand at archery, tennis or the challenging Famous Nine Golf Course, a par 3 course modelled on some of the best holes in world golf. For your special day, you need a special venue and at Gwel an Mor Resort, rustic charm with superb attention to detail and quality of delivery with breathtaking scenery will frame a most unforgettable experience. ♥ TO BOOK: 01209 842 354,; 9 ADVERTISING FEATURE

Honey Bugs is based in Cornwall and provides vintage VWWedding campers for your big day! T: 01209 822383 E: handsomehank01 BugsCornwall bugscornwall “Sara and Symeon went above and beyond to make our day that little bit more special. Their communication from the very start was faultless. Everything was so easy from the point of booking to the actual day. I’d highly recommend them.” John Green M. 07970 519161 E. Professional DJ & Custom Lighting Engineer Over 20 Years Experience Entertainments Dynamic BellaKernow can offer the happy couple and guests magical accommodation that is perfect for any wedding anywhere in Cornwall. Forget booking taxis and hotels, share the celebrations into the night and sleep under the stars in one of our beautiful bell tents T: 07714 576 100 E: /BellaKernow /bellakernow

Nearlywed The latest news from both counties EDITOR LOVES These Devonshire delights from are perfect for a mini-moon in the region. Why not book a spacious bell tent nestled in the Devon countryside, just a 15-minute drive from Newton Abbot, and a 20-minute drive to Dawlish beach with the beautiful Dartmoor on the doorstep? Set on a rural working farm, couples can meet the horses and alpacas, or head over the stepping stones to access several miles of beautiful forest trail. A stream runs down to a lake that connects to the river below and thanks to the lack of light pollution, this is a real haven for wildlife, so there is a good chance visitors will see glow worms and bats at night! Prices start from £120 for a Zippy Bell Tent for a minimum two-night stay, based on two people sharing. Another option is The Hen’s Dens at Orchard Organic Farm in South Devon where triangular cabins have heaters, electricity, a kitchen corner and a private shower and toilet. Beds and cooking equipment can be provided as extras and Paignton Zoo, the South West Coast Path and several beaches are all close by. Camping Pods start at £150 for three nights based on five people sharing and campervan pitches start at £30 per night based on five people sharing. The perfect place for surfers is Springfield Farm Glamping which offers stylish bell tents situated close to several surfing beaches and Exmoor National Park. They’re equipped with double beds and single pull-outs, storage chests, rugs, solar-powered fairylights and a firepit with a grill outside. Holidaymakers are welcome to bring their fourlegged friends along, too with a dedicated dog park on-site. Prices start from £390 for three nights (for up to four people). INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER MARTYN NORSWORTHY Devon-based photographer Martyn Norsworthy has been granted membership in the Photographers Bar, a unique distinction only awarded to those photographers who have successfully had images assessed by the Guild of Photographers for a year and have attained a score that evidences an exceptional level of professional skill and consistency. The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected association for all photographers, and its competition attracted over 13,000 entries in 2021 – all judged by an expert panel of judges each month. Steven and Lesley Thirsk, directors said, “We’re delighted for Martyn as this is a great achievement! Submitting and having images assessed every month for a year and reaching the required standards to become a member of the Photographers Bar is very demanding. It illustrates his commitment, skill, and consistency. Martyn should be immensely proud of what he has achieved.” Martyn adds, “I’m so happy to have been given this award. It’s a challenge to enter each month to a very high standard, but this shows that consistency and hard work pays off!” To find out more, visit and to book Martyn for your wedding, visit NEWS EDITOR’S FAVOURITE These candles from the V&A shop have been handmade in Cornwall using traditional artisan methods and are perfect for summer weddings. To shop, visit 11 LOCAL NEWS

BEDRUTHAN IN CORNWALL LAUNCHES OPEN-AIR THEATRE SERIES On selected evenings during the summer months, the Bedruthan hotel located in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall will host a range of professional and amateur theatre productions, with groups from across the UK putting on the nation’s favourite shows in a selection of outdoor theatre performances for all ages. Situated on a spectacular meadow overlooking the bay of Mawgan Porth, the hotel with be working with at least five different theatre companies to put on non-professional and critically acclaimed performances, with the open-air series starting on the 7th of May with a production of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie by Heartbreak Productions. Bedruthan’s unique clifftop location (usually known for its sea-view sensory spa garden) will be transformed into a beachside outdoor theatre, welcoming guests as the sun sets. July will see timeless classics such as William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, whilst the little ones can look forward to August with well-known favourites such as Rapunzel and Cinderella taking the stage. Guests can make the most of the open-air experience with bespoke hampers available to purchase with tickets, promising a range of sweet and savoury treats. Expect marinated olives and handmade sandwiches from the hotel’s artisan bakery, along with Cornish specials such as scotch eggs and vegetarian quiche to showcase the best of local produce. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted to find fresh strawberries paired with Cornish clotted cream and a select smoothie of the day. Visitors looking to extend their stay can book one of the hotel’s colourful sea-view rooms. Bedruthan’s newly refurbished interiors boast plenty of space to accommodate families, couples and solo travellers with breath-taking views of Mawgan Porth Beach. A Scandi-inspired retreat, Bedruthan was designed with its environment in mind, providing bright, airy spaces that celebrate the Cornish landscape. When not taking part in one of the hotel’s creative workshops or enjoying the open-air theatre, there are multiple communal spaces for guests to unwind, from Sensory Spa Gardens to relaxation lounges, fireside, and poolside. THE FULL LINE UP: Saturday 7th May, 2 pm and 6pm and Sunday 8th May, 2pm – David Walliams’ Awful Auntie by Heartbreak Productions ( Tuesday 19th July, 7pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Quantum Theatre ( Saturday 23rd July, 3pm – The Reluctant Dragon by Quantum Theatre ( Friday 12th August, 1.30 pm and 5pm – Rapunzel by Immersion Theatre ( Tuesday 16th August, 7pm – Much Ado About Murder by Heartbreak Productions ( Tuesday 23rd August, 6pm – Cinderella by Chapterhouse Theatre Company ( For more information and to book, visit Running times vary per show but are each around two hours, including an interval. Tickets range from £16-18 per adult, with children’s tickets priced at £12 (children aged under two and dogs go free). The picnic menu is £30 for two people and the menu is subject to changes. Nightly rates at Bedruthan start from £165 on a B&B basis. EDITOR’S PICK Holistic Silk based in Boscastle, Cornwall is promoting better sleep and moments of relaxation with their silk products that are kind to the skin and prevent sleep creases. Founder Joanna Weakley tells us, “I created Holistic Silk as an antidote to the fast pace and stress of modern life. Our luxury products are crafted with love to inspire harmony and balance – making a quiet ten minutes feel like an hour.” To shop, visit DE SAVARY OPENS TWO NEW PROPERTIES IN THE REGION De Savary has opened Dittisham Hideaway and Tremain Manor. Back-tonature relaxation in an enchanting private valley can be enjoyed at the five-star Dittisham Hideaway where visitors will be surrounded by wildlife, wildflowers, butterflies, apple trees and lush greenery, the perfect woodland oasis for a mini-moon. Nestled in this stunning location are four Cedar-clad treehouses, luxurious shepherds huts and an iconic 1950s American airstream; all equipped with everyday comforts and featuring wood-fired hot tubs and a private deck. To find out more and to book, visit Tremaine Manor offers 12 traditional country cottages, barns and a bespoke shepherds hut on-site, plus a seven-bedroom manor house. In the gardens is an enchanting secluded private hamlet dating back more than 400 years. With its own village green, stream and duck pond, it’s also home to miniature ponies, pygmy goats, chickens and guinea pigs. The manor house sleeps 12 adults and two children and the 12 country cottages all sleep between one and six people while the hand-crafted shepherds hut comfortably sleeps two people. Well behaved dogs are also welcome. To find out more and to book, visit 12

We love the West Country, it is our home and we think it is the best area you could choose to marry in England! 01392758220 | | We have some beautiful wedding venues from cottage gardens to castles and of course our fabulous beaches and we can’t wait to show you what we can offer! We want to turn all your ideas and plans into reality, so you can have your perfect day whatever your style is, whilst taking the stress away so you can sit back relax and enjoy the experience. Gemma and the team have over 16 years of wedding planning experience and are there every step of the way to offer support and advice. We also offer on the day coordination and have run weddings in remote marquee’s to country estate and barn venues. You know you will be in safe hands with our team running your day. Clare Kitchin Photography Clare Kitchin Photography Dan Ward Photography DEMODA Organic Hair & Beauty Leading The Way In Organic Hair & Beauty In Cornwall Multi-Award Winning Hair & Beauty Salon. Paynters Lane, Illogan, Redruth. TR16 4DS Tel: 01209 843446 Scan Me to visit the Website Web: Instagram/Demoda_salon AWARDS Best Salon for Hair Extensions Best Colour Salon Colourist of the Year Stylist of the Year Barber of the Year Most Sustainable Salon

The Manor House An outstanding Georgian Manor House set in glorious landscaped gardens • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies • Exclusive use of the whole building £600 • Ceremonies for up to 95 guests • Evening celebrations up to 100 guests The Manor House Old Town Street, Dawlish EX7 9AP | 01626 863 388

LUXURY LODGES UNVEILS EXCLUSIVE RESIDENCES AT BURN COASTAL RETREAT Luxury Lodges has unveiled The Residences at Burn Coastal Retreat in Bude, Cornwall, offering the opportunity to buy hotel-standard, home from home accommodation. The 27 Residences are some of the most exclusive holiday homes in Cornwall and are part of a £7.5 million investment in Bude. Properties feature a rustic, coastal-inspired design and are available with two or three bedrooms, outdoor hot tubs, rooftop terraces, and pergolas. Plus, they also come with a whole host of exclusive owner benefits. Owners have the opportunity to enjoy their property time and time again or to sublet it through Luxury Lodges’ stress-free letting programme. Luxury Lodges has partnered with leading managed holiday rental company Landal GreenParks to help manage its portfolio of UK-wide destinations following a surge in the demand for staycations. Luxury Lodges owns four exclusive hotel-quality resorts across the country including Burn Coastal Retreat and Clowance, both in Cornwall. Managing director of Luxury Lodges Ross Grieve said, “It’s a pleasure to announce the new partnership and we look forward to working with Landal GreenParks to showcase the resort experiences we have created. Having already invested millions into creating some of the finest resorts in the country we have decided to expand our rental offering alongside our holiday home ownership scheme, with both markets experiencing a huge surge in popularity. By working with Landal we can build on the continuing uplift in UK vacationing and fulfil the demand that is there.” For more information about Luxury Lodges’ holiday resorts, visit PARK LIFE RESORTS OPEN SEA TERRACE RESTAURANT AND BAR Park Life Resorts is a coastal resort situated just a stone’s throw away from the South West Coast Path offering panoramic sea views from its self-catering wooden-clad lodges and the newly opened Sea Terrace Restaurant and Bar located within its 12 acres. There’s a heated outdoor pool and a mini-golf course enjoying sea views nestled within mature woodland in an elevated position above Watermouth Harbour in North Devon. Elsewhere in the resort, guests can enjoy a multi-sports court and indoor play areas and games facilities. An indoor pool house is also planned for launch later in the year. Park Life Resorts also boasts its on-site shop, selling a range of essentials as well as local Devon produce and holiday luxuries. Under the ownership and operation of Life Cafés & Resorts - a British company with a local economic focus - Park Life Resorts offers 42 stylish and comfortable lodges ranging in size, from one-bedroom lodges for two with an open-plan living room and kitchen, perfect for newlyweds to the two and three-bedroom lodges that are ideal for families and groups, plus the resort is dog friendly. There’s also a collection of executive three and four-bedroom lodges, with some featuring private hot tubs and decking for al fresco dining. All are equipped with fluffy towels, crisp linen and a North Devon produce welcome pack. Designed for use all year round, they make for the perfect setting in colder months, with their warm and cosy interior. Recently opened in April was the Sea Terrace Restaurant and Bar serving a variety of fresh dishes curated by group development chef, Chris Holland, an award-winning chef and ex-contestant of the BBC show, Great British Menu. Influenced by the local area, the dishes complement the resort’s coastal location, offering casual, laid-back dining with hearty and indulgent meals to light bites and sharing plates. Resort guests and locals can dine al fresco and watch the sun set over the harbour, from the wrap-around sea terrace or enjoy dining inside. The restaurant has a light and airy interior that compliments the location, creating a vibrant but comfortable dining space, complete with a log burning stove positioned in the heart of the restaurant and it offers regular live music in the evenings during the summer months. To find out more and to book, visit HONEYBUGS CORNWALL UNVEIL NEWLY RESTORED HATTY, A 1963 BEETLE FOR WEDDINGS Honeybugs have unveiled Hatty, a 1963 Beetle that has been fully restored and is now operating at weddings throughout Cornwall. The company recently won Best Wedding Transport in Cornwall at The Simply Wedding Awards 2021. To book, visit Photography: 15 LOCAL NEWS

Start your life together in the most romantic setting The dramatic Music Room is nestled within a 10,000 acre private estate with enchanting gardens and lake, creating an unspoilt panorama of the rolling hills of Exmoor. 2022 dates still available Parracombe, Barnstaple EX31 4RF Call the Estate Office: 01598 763309 Viewing by appointment only 2021 dates still available DEVON’S BEST RUSTIC VENUE Weddings for up to 150 guests Stunning country location Accommodation Outdoor or Indoor Ceremonies Lakeside, Barn & Farmhouse Weddings Weekend Packages Relaxed Family Atmosphere w w w. d e e r s l e a p r e t r e a t . c o . u k | +44 (0)1398 341407 | Deer’s Leap Retreat, West Anstey, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3NZ

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, ENTER VIA OUR WEBSITE. Closing date 5th August 2022. Terms and conditions apply. NEW BEGINNINGS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs Freebies &OFFERS Award-winning, exclusive-use wedding venue and farm, Upton Barn & Walled Garden, is located in Cullompton, Devon, nestled in the heart of the countryside allowing for panoramic views of the Blackdown Hills and surrounding areas. The jewel in the crown is the beautifully restored and maintained walled garden with its neatly manicured lawns, fragrant flower beds and hand-crafted oak arbour, that’s licensed for ceremonies, perched at the end of the lavender-lined aisle. Not only does this provide a stunning ceremony backdrop, but it’s also the ideal spot for al fresco drinks, canapés and garden games. The grounds beyond offer the opportunity to capture picture-perfect photographs by the fountain in the lake, the horses in the paddocks and at sunset. New for 2022 is The Paddock at Upton Barn, a light-filled space designed for the bridal party to get ready on the morning of their wedding and also The Stalls Helping children around the world escape poverty and find education, Vurchoo has launched Studs of Hope: an evergreen collection of unique and affordable earrings that represent and donate to the country they are inspired by. Beautifully and individually designed, the pieces are first and foremost an accessible way to help those in need but are also made to be delicately desirable and effortlessly fashionable. Comprised of gold, silver and mixed metals as well as ethically sourced gemstones, Studs of Hope brings ethical jewellery to the masses for only £40 per pair – proving it doesn’t need to cost the earth to make a difference. Vurchoo are giving one lucky bride the chance to win three pairs of the Gold Feather Studs for each of the bridesmaids. Check out THE GIFT OF GIVING located just behind The Paddock offering new accommodation pods set within a woodland glade for guests to stay over on the night of the wedding, turn to page 25 to read more. The venue marries the rustic charm of a Devon farm with a modern finish. Included in the wedding packages are trestle tables and chairs, a large oak barrel to display the cake, all glassware, a wood-burning stove and logs, two firepits plus outdoor tables, chairs and parasols. The Cider Barn, with its polished concrete floor and oak trusses, provides a beautiful indoor space for ceremonies and is a great indoor option in the event of bad weather. The fully glazed gable end allows for uninterrupted views of the Walled Garden and the romantic fairylights decorating it creates a romantic setting. The Stable Barn is designed with timber panelling, bespoke lighting and a floor-to-ceiling window that floods the room with natural light. It’s best suited for the wedding breakfast with a bar at one end. The Press Bar, with its cosy wood-burning stove, comfortable seating and bar serves a wide selection of artisanal beverages while The Tack Room is a quiet, cosy space and outside there is a firepit that guests can use to toast marshmallows over. The venue is accessible for everyone, with gently sloping inclines and step-free access. Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding has teamed up with Upton Barn & Walled Garden to offer readers £1,500 off venue hire for selected Friday and Saturday dates throughout summer 2022. To book, call 01884 38302 or email quoting YDCW37 and to find out more, visit the website or Images courtesy of FREEBIES & OFFERS 17

Now taking bookings for 2023! One of Cornwall’s most unique small wedding venues, Pengersick Castle is steeped in history with tales of shipwrecks, smuggling and hidden treasure. Grade I listed and dating back to 1520 the castle oozes charm and character with ornately carved fireplaces, massive beams and fine carved stone mullion windows. The castle makes the most magical backdrop for your special day. P E N G E R S I C K L A N E , P R A A S A N D S , P E N Z A N C E , C O R NWA L L T R 2 0 9 S J 01736 763973 | |

Spotlight on... Wedding venues in North and West Cornwall ATLANTIC HOTEL, NEWQUAY Set in 10 acres of the headland with views stretching across the North Cornish coast is this historic hotel, one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets. It’s located just a short stroll from the vibrant centre of Newquay and minutes from some of the UK’s finest surf beaches including the world-famous Fistral Beach. The iconic AA four-star property blends classic glamour with modern luxuries. The many original features include the marbled entrance, historic sweeping staircase and statement chandeliers. Each room enjoys a sea view and the hotel was home to The Beatles whilst they filmed their now iconic movie The Magical Mystery Tour in 1967 where several of the film’s scenes were shot on location in and around the grounds. This award-winning wedding venue offers the very best in luxurious weddings by the sea in a choice of stunning sea-view private rooms, a grand ballroom, outdoor terrace and gardens and a private bar. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01637 872 244, ❤ We love… a fairytale-inspired red carpet entrance that can be arranged. LOCAL VENUES 19

BEACON CRAG, PORTHLEVEN Perched on the cliffs of Cornwall’s south coast in five acres of private grounds, is this romantic venue boasting far-flung views across the sea. It benefits from access to the rocky coves below while the private terrace gardens are the perfect spot for a marquee reception with uninterrupted ocean views for up to 200 loved ones. Built in 1887 for a local artist, the house is full of light and character - think lofty ceilings, feature fireplaces and big bay windows. It caters for elopements and intimate celebrations or larger-scale marquee events. With luxurious boutique accommodation all with en-suites, guests can stay over and there’s a separate self-contained apartment that allows dogs. Ceremonies take place in the elegant Ceremony Room or outside in the garden while receptions take place in the garden marquee. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 07815 311 291, ❤ We love… that for elopement weddings, couples can enjoy the use of the hot tub. The team at the venue also offer a private dining experience for elopement and intimate wedding packages. HEARTLANDS CORNWALL, REDRUTH Set in 19 acres of stunning landscaped park and gardens against the backdrop of one of the most iconic buildings in Cornwall, Heartlands is an exceptional venue for weddings. The vibrant Diaspora Gardens provide a beautiful spot for big-day photographs with the iconic engine house in the background. Bounded by water, each of the gardens is themed on continents and nations important to the story of the Cornish migration, such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and North and South America. Guests can meander through the diverse and unique flora and stumble upon boulders bearing poems. From the grandeur of the Great Hall to the more intimate and unique space found within the Engine House and the striking Glass Atrium, Heartlands is a mix of traditional Cornish granite buildings alongside newer, more minimal spaces. There’s even a free mining museum and an indoor and outdoor children’s play area. Ceremonies take place in the Film Room, an atmospheric Grade II listed building that forms part of the original mining spaces at Heartlands for up to 200 guests. There’s also the Conservatory, a light and airy space overlooking the green that’s perfect for a smaller ceremony of up to 60 guests and the Glass Atrium drenched in natural daylight with a beautiful mezzanine gallery overlooking the iconic engine house that holds up to 30 loved ones. Alternatively, The Great Hall can accommodate up to 210 guests providing a traditional space for larger ceremonies. With a high ceiling and a beautiful wooden floor, it’s an ideal blank canvas that can be tailored to suit any theme. The Tin Room is another option offering a contemporary setting for ceremonies of up to 50 guests. The wedding breakfast and evening reception can be held in a choice of these rooms. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01209 707 300, ❤ We love… that couples can bring in their suppliers. 20

Chypraze Farm Wedding Barn MORVAH, CORNWALL, TR19 7TU 07834 971424 @chyprazeweddingbarn Licensed for Civil Ceremonies 100 Seated guests to 200 Evening guests Intimate Elopements Marquee Hog Roast, Gourmet BBQ or Hired Caterer Fully Licensed Bar Relaxation Room Trestles or Round Tables A rustic barn with stunning sea views in the Cornish countryside on a working farm with its own butchery and beach HENDRA BARNS Mitchell, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5AZ | T: 01872 510884 E: WWW.HENDRABARNS.CO.UK Our exclusive lakeside setting is unique in Cornwall with acres of rural charm in which to make your vows, and versatile entertaining spaces in which to celebrate with your guests, providing memories to last a lifetime. Weddings at Hendra Barns are only available on an exclusive basis. Your private celebration can be designed entirely your way, and extended to four days, or more, with accommodation for twenty between our three premium properties. Celebrations at Hendra Barns are simply unforgettable

Perched on the gently sloping cliffs above Falmouth Bay, our wonderful venue offers a relaxed space for you to gather your favourite people for a full day of unforgettable wedding celebrations. On sunny days, toast to your ‘just married’ status with a chilled glass of bubbly as you take in the panoramic sea views from our sun-soaked terrace. Why choose us? • Modern, sea view ceremony space • Ceremony space seats up to 80 people • Panoramic views over Falmouth Bay from our grounds, venue and terrace • Access to breath-taking sea views for picture perfect photography • Direct access to sea view balcony • Gather around 100 guests for a sit-down meal, and up to 180 for your evening bash • Our experienced Wedding Coordinator will be on hand to ensure you plan and enjoy your perfect day • A mouth-watering selection of menus, or speak us about a bespoke offering • A fully stocked bar featuring local ales, gins, wines and soft drinks • Private use of our Bridal Suite for getting ceremony-ready • All year-round venue – our prices change seasonally Contact our Wedding and Events Coordinator, Megan, on to start planning your big day. @abovethebayweddingevents abovethebayweddingevents Above the Bay Weddings & Events - Falmouth Golf Club Swanpool Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5BQ With breathtaking panoramic views this beautiful venue is situated in a two acre field which guests can enjoy by leading out from double doors by the bar onto the seated patio area. Fully comprehensive outdoor lighting, on-site parking and outdoor picnic tables are included at no extra cost. On-site toilets plus disabled facilities are accommodated for. Although at present we do not hold licensing to host wedding ceremonies, there are plenty of nearby places to choose from, with village churches and chapels and of course the Castle Bude overlooking Summerleaze beach. Milton Barn exudes country chic charm which lends equally as well to traditional or modern themes of weddings. Tel: 01288 381303 Email: Web: M I L T O N B A R N , M A R H A M C H U R C H , B U D E , C O R N W A L L , E X 2 3 0 H H - M I LTO N B A R N - A unique Cornish venue

PADSTOW HARBOUR HOTEL This four-star Victorian boutique hotel that has been recently renovated offers sweeping harbour views, perched above the charismatic fishing port of Padstow which is situated on the west bank of the River Camel estuary approximately five miles northwest of Wadebridge, 10 miles northwest of Bodmin and 10 miles northeast of Newquay. This quintessential Cornish getaway features contemporary interiors and boasts 58 individually styled rooms, most enjoying enviable harbour views, that come with complimentary gin and sherry, flat-screen televisions, 400-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and natural Bramley toiletries. The ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception take place in The Marine Room for up to 60 guests. The Boat Room is another licensed space, perfect for more intimate wedding ceremonies and the wedding breakfast. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01841 532486, ❤ We love… the selection of wedding packages that can be expanded on and couples are invited to create their bespoke package. 23 LOCAL VENUES

I N S E C L U D E D & A C C E S S I B L E E A S T D E V ON Unique outdoor venue with a willow ‘cathedral’, silver birch ‘church’ and barn. Glamping and farmhouse accommodation for relaxed weekend weddings. WWW . H I G H E R HO L COMB E . CO . U K Instagram @higher.holcombe 01548 550322 Elegant marquees to suit all occasions Hatch Marquee Hire is a leading supplier of frame (clear span) marquees with experience in creating elegant and stylish marquees, tailor-made to suit your requirements. Based in Devon, we are lucky to be able to supply our Cornwall and Devon marquee hire service to some of the most breathtaking locations throughout the South West If it is a vintage, festival, formal or informal, classic, modern or beach wedding you are after, we can help you to create your dream event. With our broad range of equipment and furniture hire, including chairs, tables, lighting and dance floors, we can provide a tailormade venue for any special occasion.

LOVIN’ Al fresco Now that outdoor weddings and civil partnerships have been made permanent, say ‘I do’ in a yurt, tipi or woodland venue BARNY LEE MARQUEES, COVERING SOUTHERN ENGLAND AND WALES With Barny Lee Marquees, couples can create a unique wedding in a setting that’s personal to them and tailored to the grounds. The marquees can be positioned to take in panoramic views and can incorporate natural elements such as water features, flowerbeds and trees. The framed, modular marquees offered are one of the most versatile structures on the market. They can be installed with as many walls and windows as required and can be assembled to create the perfect fit for the size and shape of the venue, from the classic square or rectangular structures to L-shaped ones. A framed marquee is supported by an external frame eliminating the need for internal structures for support. As a result, there’s a clear open space that’s unobstructed along the length of the marquee. The marquee interior can be tailored to the chosen theme using marquee linings, dancefloors, stages, party accessories, bars and lighting. The decorative marquee linings come in a range of styles and colours, such as traditional pleated linings or more subtle flat ones which provide a clean, modern look. The company also offer themed and starlit linings to add some sparkle. As experienced wedding organisers, the team can help plan all aspects of the reception with an array of bars, furniture and accessories for hire. Couples can create a wish list using the product hire page on their website: They offer a full design, planning and production service starting with a consultation and site visit and should the couple want their guests to stay over, Barny Lee Marquees also offer a range of luxury glamping accommodation including bell tents and safari tents. As founders of The Glastonbury Retreat and The Badminton Retreat, they’re a team that knows what it’s doing when it comes to luxury glamping! Ceremony licence? No Contact: 01934 713 198, ❤ We love… the Wedding and Events Venues Map on the website where th team have hand-selected the best venues in the area perfect for parties and weddings: MOUNT EDGCUMBE HOUSE AND COUNTRY PARK, TORPOINT, CORNWALL Originally built between 1547 and 1550, this imposing building set on more than 860 acres was designed to take full advantage of the landscape, with the exterior of the house providing a warm and welcoming feel with carved granite facings and the round turrets at each corner. The park enjoys seven acres of formal gardens, 10 miles of coastline and historic buildings and follies, creating a fairytale-inspired backdrop for big-day photographs. Inside, the beautifully restored Tudor-style property is decorated with antique furniture, oil paintings and porcelains collected over the centuries by members of the Edgcumbe family. There are three indoor rooms licensed for ceremonies plus an outdoor Summer House. The Great Hall, with the option of the Gallery, can accommodate between two and 120 guests and a feature staircase provides a grand entrance. The Drawing Room is an elegantly furnished space for up to 80 guests commanding views across the formal Victorian-style garden and is furnished with a grand piano and marble fireplace. The Library, an intimate venue for up to 30 guests offers a spectacular vista across the tree-lined avenue stretching down to the sea. The Earls Garden Summer House is ideal for outdoor ceremonies for up to 120 guests and enjoys an elevated position overlooking the East Lawn with views stretching across towards Plymouth Hoe and the Dartmoor hills beyond. Receptions take place in the light and airy marquee nestled in the exclusive Earl’s Garden seating up to 150 guests and accommodating more than 200 for the evening party. This flexible option allows couples to pick the suppliers of their choice. Alternatively, the historic Orangery overlooking the Italian Garden in the Lower Park can seat up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and host up to 200 guests for the evening reception. The experienced team from Camellia Catering will provide catering and drinks and there’s space for a band or a DJ. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01752 822 236, ❤ We love… that a photo safari can be arranged for the happy couple and th ir photographer to explore some of the amazing places that the park has to offer. THEMED VENUES 25

DEER’S LEAP RETREAT, SOUTH MOLTON, DEVON This stunning wedding venue is surrounded by 15 acres of farmland, situated on the edge of Exmoor’s national park which provides stunning vistas of rolling fields and moorland from everywhere on the property. The stone barn features a private bar with comfy sofas and chairs, exposed wooden beams offset by cartwheels draped in fairylights, a large wood-burning fire, stone-flagged flooring and large doors opening out on to the sun-drenched, south-facing patio which overlooks the lake and gazebo. The patio area provides a relaxed space for sipping champagne or cocktails and outdoor games can be enjoyed on the large adjacent lawn. As night falls, the heaters and firepits provide warmth outside while the fairylights and festoon lighting lead guests down to the lantern-lit lake for fireworks reflecting in the water fired to the happy couple’s own choice of song. Ceremonies take place in the wooden lakeside gazebo perched on the side of the lake surrounded by rolling countryside. It accommodates up to 150 guests under a stretch canopy lit with romantic festoon lighting. Alternatively, the rustic barn with original stone walls offers an indoor option with its hand-crafted wooden fixtures and fittings adding to the ambience for up to 150 guests and receptions also take place here. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01398 341 407, ❤ We love… the large luxury farmhouse which sleeps 21 guests complet with a sauna, hot tub, large kitchen and lounges plus the glamping village and one-bedroom bridal suite with a conservatory and hot tub that are all set in two acres of gardens on a secluded site with complete privacy, surrounded by nature. UPTON BARN &WALLED GARDEN, CULLOMPTON, DEVON This exclusive-use wedding venue offers an indoor and outdoor ceremony space in the beautiful Walled Garden under the Oak Arbour, and in the Cider Barn for year-round celebrations. New for 2022 is The Paddock at Upton Barn providing the bridal party with a spa-worthy space to get ready in, overlooking the rolling hills and patchwork fields of the Devonshire countryside through the vast floor-to-ceiling windows. The carefully considered interior design details and colour schemes have created ultra-luxe spaces and suppliers are equipped with a hair-washing basin and hair and make-up stations. There are also showers, fluffy towels, premium toiletries and plenty of little luxuries creating a home-from-home feel. This additional space is available to hire from 7 am until the ceremony begins when the wedding coordinator will accompany everyone down to the main venue for the wedding entrance. The Stalls are located just behind The Paddock and offer guests somewhere seriously stylish to stay on the night of the wedding in new accommodation pods set within a woodland glade. These rustic retreats with Hygge-inspired décor have been designed in a minimalist Scandi-style. The Stalls can host up to eight people (two per pod) and are automatically booked for the night of the wedding to retain exclusivity. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01884 38302, ❤ We love… the exclusive offer of £1,500 off venue hire for selected Friday and Saturday dates throughout summer 2022 – turn to page 17 to read more and to page 37 to see the real wedding of Charlotte and Max at the venue. 26

Nestled in the heart of Dartmoor’s stunning National Park, surrounded by wi ld and rugged moorland, ancient granite tors and set in a secluded and sheltered position on the banks of the River Dart, Badgers Holt provides a tranqui l and natural setting, an ideal backdrop for those seeking a more rustic wedding. Licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies Badgers Holt is an intimate Wedding Venue perfect for both elopements and larger Weddings with capacity for upto 120 guests. We currently have some avai labi l ity for 2021 and 2022. w w w. b a d g e r s h o l t w e d d i n g s . c o . u k w e d d i n g s - e v e n t s @b a d g e r s h o l t d a r t m o o r . c o . u k A stunning Grade II Listed manor house with a long and rich history, dating back to 1351. With its tranquil setting within expansive grounds, this venue is perfect for an intimate elopement or a larger celebration by the lake. uniquely yours for your wedding day 07720 889585 • Lamerton, Tavistock PL19 8QA Fir Hill Events, The Fir Hill Estate, Colan, Cornwall, TR8 4NB Please visit our website for more details, call 07831 800701. Three miles from Newquay & beaches Private estate, with luxury Yurt accommodation for up to 70 Wet room bathrooms, BBQ areas and fire pits All you need for your wonderful, bespoke Wedfest or any celebration A Unique Woodland In The Heart Of Cornwall Wedfest Venue