Meet The Team

Our story…

We fell in love and decided to tie the knot. We wanted
a wedding that was totally unique to us; that was exclusively ours; where we could relax in an amazing setting.

Every time we talked about our wedding our thoughts always came back to Upton. It is our family home and holds a very special place in our hearts. We looked lovingly at the old cider barn and overgrown walled garden and knew they were crying out to be given a second chance. If we were going to do this at Upton we were going to do it for us and for others to share… Upton Barn and Walled Garden wedding venue was born!

We cherished every minute of our wedding at Upton, we were so lucky to be able to create our day, our way, we now want you to be able to do this too!


Claire & Richard Down
Owners at Upton, and the first Bride & Groom to walk the Walled Garden Aisle!



 Our Team

The couples marrying at Upton Barn support a family business and local suppliers. We have a talented selection of caterers that go above and beyond to provide an excellent standard of service to you on your special day too.

You can meet the rest of the Upton Barn team below:

  • Owners – Claire & Richard Down
  • Office Manager – Georgina Cole
  • Administrator – Phil Thompson
  • Event Managers – Claire & Richard
  • The Caterers – Pickle Shack, Peter Mundy, LAP Food & Bars and Cottage Caterers
  • The Bar Team – Heywood Bars
  • The Gardener – Faye Down (Mother)
  • Marketing & Web Design Team – Dan Lott & Joanna Broadhurst – Ablaze Design

There are so many other staff members, associates and local suppliers who make Upton Barn what it is and whose names are not mentioned here, and we would like to thank them all for their continued support.


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