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The Ashridge Great Barn is an exclusive Devon wedding venue, nestled in a valley between green pastures and sustainably managed wildlife woodland. The lovely airy building with it's 500 year history has a rustic grandeur and is astoundingly versatile. This inspiring space looks as stunning decorated with fairy lights and candles as it does dressed up with vintage bunting and rustic bouquets, allowing every bride to have the wedding of her dreams. With space for up to 110 seated guests, a built in dance floor and views out over rolling green fields, the Great Barn is a venue to remember and a beautiful location to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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FAQ

What are the key features of the venue?
Garden, Terrace, Dance Floor, Parking, Panoramic views, Disabled access
What is the venue's capacity for a wedding?
110 seated, 200 max capacity.
What is the menu starting price?
We do not have a set caterer, we can provide recommendations for local suppliers or couples can cater for themselves using our catering barn.
Price range
Mid price
Do you offer in-house catering?
No catering service available
Does the reception have a time limit?
1:00
Do you have more than one event running at the same time?
One event per day only
What are your terms of payment?
30% deposit to secure the date, full payment due 1 month before the date of the wedding, £500 damage deposit (to be returned in full no more than 14 days after the wedding).
Please tell us something interesting or unique about your business
We are a small, family run business just starting out on our wedding supplier journey. Having organised and run two family weddings in the Ashridge Great Barn in the last two years we are really looking forward to providing not only a stunning location for a proper rustic wedding, but also a personable, supportive team to help couples organise their dream wedding using the wealth of superb local suppliers available in the South West. The building of the Great Barn is lost in the mists of time but the barn was probably originally built in the middle ages; when Devon had only been a part of England for a few hundred years, was still divided up into 'hundreds' and governed by sheriffs, stewards and lords of the manor. In Turkey the Ottoman empire was in its infancy, the Pax Mongolica held sway from Vienna to Shanghai and the Aztecs were building their capital city of Tenochtitlan to rule their expanding empire. Today you can take a trip to visit the ruins of these empires, the Great Barn has outlasted them all. The Great Barn contains various examples of 'witch marks'. Common in the middle ages, some were put there to guard the grain from evil spirits and malevolent intentions whilst others were to ensure the fertility of the crop. The marks in the Great Barn are likely to be the latter, with a threshing hole and a donkey mill, the building seems to have mainly been used to store cereals. The symbols were made on clean plaster, high up on walls, often above doors and windows. They are always the same size and are often incomplete, apparently as only God can produce perfection. These pagan symbols were a way for people to hedge their bets, merging older traditions with the new fangled Christian ways, a new mark for each crop, offering protecting and encouraging proliferation down through the ages to the present day.

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