£6500 - £10000 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
16 Bedrooms
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It's so wonderful to be able to host weddings again! Our venue is mainly outdoors in the lush Devon countryside, and our gorgeous party barn - The Old Dairy - has sliding doors and lots of windows for uninterrupted countryside views. And don't worry about dodgy weather predictions - we have a cool stretch tent for under cover ceremonies with an outside vibe!
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We specialise in 1/2/3 night weekend weddings. There's a wonderful barn, glamping and farmhouse accommodation for guests and a willow cathedral or silver birch churn for your ceremony.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£6,500
Maximum Price
£10,000
Exclusive use of the entire venue: Old Dairy barn, woodland, meadows, lawns, gardens, willow ‘cathedral’, silver birch ‘church’, orchard, courtyards, gardens and lawns for feasting, fun and general frolicking for your agreed hire period to include: • Use of all 5 Lotus Belle glamping tents • Farmhouse facilities (sleeping 10 in 5 bedrooms) • The quirky Hobbit House Honeymoon suite for your wedding night • Arranged seating for ceremony and main feast/meal as required • Chunky rustic trestle tables and seating plus 4 additional service trestle tables • Use of PA plus mic stand for speeches (not suitable for live music) • Illuminated car parking facilities behind the orchard • Illuminated disabled parking with sloped access behind the Old Dairy barn • Terrace furniture (chunky wooden tables and bench seats) • Festoon lighting ‘chill out’ zone outside the Old Dairy • Bonfire ‘boma’ (fire pit area) with rustic seats, a wood stash for burning and blankets • Use of catering kitchen for DIY catering £10000 for 3 night weekend weddings £9000 for 2 night weekend weddings £8000 for a single night weekend weddings £6500 midweek offer
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Guest accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
80
Reception Capacity
100
No. of Bedrooms
16
Sleeps No. of People
40
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
2:00AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

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

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
We are a friendly and flexible team with the aim of helping you have a truly bespoke wedding celebration that reflects you both, your personalities and interests. A hill-top willow 'cathedral', a majestic tree-lined 'gallop' and a secret silver birch 'church' are places to hold your promise ceremony, welcome your guests with drinks or host a picnic! The Old Dairy is perfect for celebration meals and dance parties! You and your guests won't have far to fall - as there is a funky farmhouse for 10 and glamping accommodation for another 22. There is also a really quirky hobbit house honeymoon suite on the woodland fringes for first night privacy! If you want a romantic, woodland, festival vibe, meadow or gentle outdoor wedding celebration - this place could be for you! Exclusive use of the entire venue: Old Dairy barn, woodland, meadows, lawns, gardens, willow ‘cathedral’, silver birch ‘church’, orchard, courtyards, gardens and lawns for feasting, fun and general frolicking for your agreed hire period to include: • Use of all 5 Lotus Belle glamping tents (see separate info below) • The quirky Hobbit House Honeymoon suite for your wedding night • Arranged seating for ceremony and main feast/meal as required • Chunky rustic trestle tables and seating plus 4 additional service trestle tables • Use of PA plus mic stand for speeches (not suitable for live music) • Illuminated car parking facilities behind the orchard, disabled parking with sloped access behind the Old Dairy barn • Terrace furniture (chunky wooden tables and bench seats) • Festoon lighting ‘chill out’ zone outside the Old Dairy • Bonfire ‘boma’ (fire pit area) with rustic seats, a wood stash for burning and blankets • Use of catering kitchen for DIY catering • DIY pick of foliage/flowers from the hedgerows, meadows and woodland for you to use for decorating the Old Dairy party barn (please bring your own picking tools) • Use of simple jars and vases for table and venue decoration

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Joanna Tomlins
It's a funny thing to say on a wedding planning platform - but we never really planned to open a wedding venue! After building our home in 2005, we started planted trees. As the woodland glades began to grow, we went to work in Tanzania and saved up so we were able to renovate the old milking parlour. Over time - it just felt like the right thing to do! We are a small family team and would love to show you around, to hopefully inspire you and to help you host a really lovely relaxed wedding.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2019
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(2)
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Lauren and Laurie
Married in November 2019
November 2019
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Thank you for making our day so magical! We had the best day ever, you've created the most amazing space for people to celebrate!
Sabrina and Jake
Married in October 2019
October 2019
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Thank you very much for all your help having the perfect wedding!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Ottery St Mary, Devon, England

Travel Notes

We are up a narrow lane and are the only property on the right hand side (after a dingly dell bit)! Give way to traffic with trailers!

Nearest Town

Ottery St Mary

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 29

Nearest Train Station

Honiton and Feniton

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is the 'best day ever' for each and every couple - so it's kind of tricky to answer this one! We believe that you should celebrate in the way that you want - so that your passions and interests are included. We love how couples use different parts of our venue over the course of a weekend - and I think that I love seeing how friends and family gather around to support each couple. It's such a privilege to be in the background and to see all your ideas and plans come to fruition!

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

Choose everything that you know will make you happy! Invite your favourite people; eat your favourite food; drink your favourite drinks; dance to your favourite music and enjoy every second!

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

A pick n mix confetti table! Beautiful bowls of dried herbs and flowers that were chsosen for their special meanings and connections. This just made me sigh!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rural Relaxed Romantic Flexible Inclusive

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The willow cathedral, silver birch church, the knot garden, meadows, woodland and open fields!

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

Not yet! But David Beckham had an Igluhut (we call it the Hobbit House) delivered at the same time as ours! Does that count?

What’s your favourite canapé?

I'm all about the dips (beetroot hummus is a fave atm). I've also recently discovered that I now actually like olives! I but the cheap ones in bribe - and marinate them in olive oil and fresh herbs. . . yum! (I feel sooo grown up now)!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Smoked and roasted gammon sarnies with a sparkly slaw of savoy cabbage, carrot ribbons and purple onion - dressed with honey and mustard.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The hill-top 35m long willow 'cathedral' - a 2 minute gentle stroll through woodland glades (our lovely natural 'aisle' ) to the gorgeous party barn with views of the paddock and meadow. And the silver birch 'church' (a wonderful planting accident)!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Planting and growing a woodland of 9000 trees over 14 acres. Yes - we have done it all ourselves! It's the reason why I (Joanna) don't have long nails! The hardest bit is banging in the tree stakes! Oh - and the wild flowers are really getting going now!