£6999 - £9999 for a package
Up to 90
10 Bedrooms
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Country Ways is a unique bespoke venue where you can create your own perfect wedding for 2 to 120 guests. You have exclusive use of the whole venue and facilities for a weekend or mid-week break.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£6,999
Maximum Price
£9,999
Number of Guests Included
70
Our prices for our packages are dependent upon the time of year chosen. None of our packages are set in stone and can be altered to suit you. We can even put together a completely bespoke package if you wish. The numbers on the packages are for day guests only, we don't charge extra for evening guests. Just to give you an idea, please find below the details of our Gold Package: - Gold Package:- For up to 70 Day Guests & 100 total in the Evening Includes All 5 Cottages for 2 Nights (sleeping up to 24) Wedding Co-ordinator 1 Room Set Up & Decoration Consultation Ceremony On-site Paying Bar Provided Registrar Table and Chairs Rectangular Tables Decorated Wedding Arch Wooden Chairs & Benches Set-up & Clear-down of the Venue Wooden Outdoor Furniture 6 Hay bales and Blankets Choice of Chair Sashes Choice of Centrepieces Tablecloths Napkins Use of the Decorations Cupboard Aisle Runner Wedding Post box (Choice of Wooden, White, or Cream) Welcome drinks & Champagne Flutes (Choice of Prosecco or Pimm’s, Orange Juice & Mineral Water)
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Couple accommodation included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
90
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
10
Sleeps No. of People
24
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
7:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00PM
Late night availability
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
Country Ways is a totally bespoke venue where you have the whole complex to yourselves and the freedom to create your own dream wedding from the day you book to the Big Day itself. Country Ways gives you the opportunity to share a wonderful getaway experience with up to 120 of your friends and family in a stunning and very private location. With extensive gardens and large level lawns for a marquee, you can celebrate in style with the magnificent North Devon scenery as the backdrop for your special day. What could be better than the exclusive use of our 5 self-catering cottages, our outdoor ceremony area The Cedars, which provides a truly romantic and picturesque experience. As well as The Corn Barn & Highland Bar, all set in 18 acres of woodland and 24 acres of stunning North Devon Countryside?

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tracey
From the moment you book until the day of your wedding we are here to support you. Sometimes this can be just to literally leave you alone to plan using your own creative ideas. However, we are always on hand to offer suggestions or help if needed. We also offer to help with all your Wedding Planning and dressing of the venue. Whatever your needs, we will help you create the perfect bespoke wedding.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2019
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
7
Reviews
(43)
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Helen Pocok
Wedding: October
November 2022
Thank you all so much for making our day special
Driving down the country lanes, we did start to wonder where we would end up, however the driveway opens up to a beautiful little hamlet of cottages with breath taking views. From that moment, we feel in love with Country Ways. Whilst walking around each of the cottages, and then onto the barn, we realised that this was the perfect wedding venue for us. Plenty of accommodation for our guests, where a lot needed to travel to be there, and also dog friendly. We left that day so happy that we had finally found exactly what we were looking for. Tracey and Megan made us feel right at home from the start and supported us throughout, even though the difficult decision to postpone during one of the lockdowns. We moved swiftly on from the negatives and used the extra time to plan our special day. Tracey’s experience in the industry helped so much and the magical decorations cupboard became a favourite place to explore during our planning visits. The weather, which tried its best to spoil the day, did not succeed as we had plenty of warm and dry space to go to and allowed our guests a chance to freshen up between events. The bar, which had recently been revamped, looked beautiful at night and the venue lit up by lights is really something to behold. Our photographer was amazed by how many different places there were to photograph from as the venue is so picturesque. Country Ways’ themed evenings are a perfect way to view the grounds and see different ways in which the barn can be decorated. It also allowed us to continually sample our caterer's food as we met them via Country Ways also. Family and friends enjoyed their time at Country Ways so much so that they have visited since and we are now looking to plan another family get together there for next year. Thank you all so much for making our day so special.
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Alice & Lee
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Dream wedding venue
Country Ways was the perfect place for the relaxed, stress free, beautiful wedding that we have always dreamed of. The staff were faultless; Tracey and the team made sure that every detail was accounted for, and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Not to mention the stunning venue, with rustic charm, beautiful views and great facilities. We couldn't have asked for more! Thank you! Alice & Lee x
C
Chris & Dani
Wedding: September
November 2022
Nothing was too much trouble.
Wedding of Chris and Dani Porter Tracey and Pete were very welcoming on arrival, This is a stunning venue for a wedding. Cottages beautiful and attention to detail was amazing, you really have thought of everything. Thanks so much for making my daughters wedding weekend such a memorable and special one. Nothing was too much trouble. Cant thank you enough. Linda and David and family
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Todd Kellet
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend!!
We have just left the venue after the most amazing weekend! We booked the venue over 2 years ago for our wedding day and absolutely loved it then. We never imagined for it to be even better 2 years later and it was! We had lots of people (over 50 guests) staying on site for the full weekend with others coming and going and there were no faults. Everything was taken care of with complete professionalism and care. I never had 1 bad comment from any guests regarding the venue or staff, they all complimented them very highly and we must have been asked over 30 times “How did you find this place, it’s just amazing!”. Tracey will go above and beyond to make sure everything is just how it needs to be, the bar staff were amazing and a good laugh. The whole team are lovely and now feel like part of our family! We will be making regular trips back to see them, that’s for sure. Whether it’s a wedding day or just a few days away… HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend!! There is nothing I can say needed changing or nothing we wish we had done differently. I could go one for days about how brilliant it all was but we just love everyone at Country Ways, it’s just 1 big family with love and laughter. Thank you all so much, Mr & Mrs Kellett - 06.08.2022
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Beth and Alex
Happy couple married in August
September 2021
Best team, so we'll looked after
Tracey and the team were so incredibly welcoming form our first visit. No job was too difficult for them. They made our day run so smoothly with no stress from us at all. The venue is just stunning and has the benefit of having onsite accommodation which suited us perfectly. The grounds are beautiful and the space was lovely. Tracey had great recommendations of vendors for us to use and really seemed to get excited making our day perfect for us. Really could not have asked for more!
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Lottie and Phil Pettit on Trip Advisor
Happy couple married in October
November 2019
it truly was the most amazing place.
We had our wedding at Country Ways in September and it truly was the most amazing place. From Thursday lunchtime we took over the entire place, the houses full with family and extended family and some campers on the fields too - it was like we created our own little village for four days with one massive party in the middle. If you want to get away from the wedding machine this really is the place to do it, there are few rules (the ones which are there make perfect sense) and you get to really make it your own and do you what you want. It's entirely do it yourself (with some helping hands on the day for serving etc) - but that's what makes it amazing. Every detail is yours to make or do and when your guests arrive they'll know it was your day. The view over the valley is really special, and if the sun makes an appearance it's only improved! Sue is so helpful helping to answer all our questions and give as much information as possible. And the helpers that we had on the day were amazing too. When you first visit Sue will give you a list of suppliers who have regularly worked at Country Ways, and from our experience [the ones we used] were brilliant. So happy to help and knew the venue better than us so that they could give us all the advice that we needed. If you're thinking of coming here for your wedding absolutely do it, you, your family and friends will have the best day.

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Location & Contact Details

Address

Little Knowle Farm, Umberleigh, High Bickington, Devon, EX37 9BJ, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Barnstaple

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 27

Nearest Train Station

Umberleigh

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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Press & Awards
(6)

Industry Awards (4)

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2022
Shortlisted for Best Newcomer for The Wedding Industry Awards 2020
Bridebook Gold Award 2019
Regional Finalist for The Wedding Industry Awards 2022

Bridebook Awards (2)

FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every single wedding is unique because the couple are able to choose everything they love to make it special and personal to them. From the suppliers to the decorating of the venue and grounds and even the style of ceremony.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

If it's not in your heart then it's not right for you! Never compromise when it comes to your wedding day!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A Bassett Hound was the Best Man and spent the weekend wearing a smart black bow tie. We are a very dog-friendly venue!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Breath-taking, magical, personal, bespoke, friendly

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In front of The Corn Barn, The Cedars, and Highland Bar. As there is an uninterrupted panoramic view of the beautiful North Devon countryside.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

The team from children TV CBeebies

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini roast beef and Yorkshire pudding with horseradish

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A locally made Scone with Clotted cream and Jam

What is your venue's most unique feature?

You have exclusive use of the venue, with use of our 5 cottages

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Every single part of it, it is unique and very, very special