Testimonials

General comments:

This venue is simply perfection. From our first visit when the renovations were still ongoing we could tell it was going to be stunning due to the love and attention that was going into every detail. Both the barns and the gardens have been completed to the highest standad and Claire and Richard are both an absolute joy – nothing was too much trouble for them and you could tell they were both as excited as we were! Every detail was thought about and the whole venue works excellently. Just wow!!
Mrs Emily Taylor

 

Hairs stood up on our arms the moment we entered the magical atmosphere of the Walled Garden. Even when the Barn was still a building site, Claire and Richard made every visit just perfect with the atmospheric background music filling the winter air and the water fountains glistening in the breathtaking mood lighting. We had to pinch ourselves to believe we found a venue which provided the relaxed, flexible and beautiful envirnoment that we craved for.
Mrs Nicki Perry (Snell)

 

Upton barn was not only beautiful In every way but it came with a real family feel from the owners Richard and Claire. They were so down to earth and excited about our day. They made us feel amazing and they recalled delivered with an outstanding venue. Every little detail had been carefully thought of. There is not one thing we would have changed about them or the venue!
Mrs Kimberley Baker

 

What an amazing experience – professional, adaptive to our needs, supportive of all our requirements, Upton went above and beyond to deliver exactly what we required. Nothing was unachieveable. The whole day ran wonderfully.
Mrs Eva Fairgrieve (Russell)

 

I cannot rate this venue high enough!. what an amazing place. Only made even better by the perfect owners Claire and Richard!. Upton barn is an experience, like walking into your home. So welcoming and warm. The barns, gardens and grounds are stunning. Claire and Richard are so accommodating to your every need and wish. Our day was magical, and everything we could ever of dreamed of and more. This should be everyone’s venue.
Mrs Katie Groody ( was stephens)

 

Claire & Richard at Upton Barn & Walled Garden were everything and more you could wish for in a wedding venue. They were incredibly approachable, knowledgeable and simply a wonderful couple to deal with for our special day. The venue itself is outstandingly beautiful and is so versatile with so many options and flexibility. Our wedding day and preparations could not have gone smoother and I can’t imagine there are many venues that have you running to greet and hug the owners each time you visit!
Mrs Michelle Richards

 

I’m not sure how to express just how amazing Claire and Richard are, they are honestly the loveliest people who would bend over backwards to help you! Nothing at all is a bother for them and are always there with open arms to give you a hug and tell you it’s all going to be ok! In fact I’m nearly in tears just writing this! I feel privileged that we were able to get married at this beautiful and magical place, it is pure perfection and with simply amazing people who own it!
Mrs Anna Lipscombe (Goulder)

 

The wedding venue at Upton Barn is the perfect place to get married. We looked at a number of local venues but, Upton ticked every box for us. We booked Upton before the barn was even completed, mostly because of how beautiful the walled garden and surroundings were, but also because of how passionate and professional Claire and Richard are about their wedding venue. We knew that the barn would be finished to a very high standard and were not disappointed when we finally saw it completed.
Mr Matthew Simpson

 

So very glad we chose this venue – Claire and Richard are friends and they were absolutely marvellous. All our family and other guests said the venue was outstanding and that the whole day was brilliant. They also all commented on how nice Claire and Richard were. Its a day we will never forget !
Mrs Linda Deville-Wyle

 

We visited four Devon barn venues and Upton was by far the best. It gave us everything we wanted and more. With their beautiful barn and walled garden renovation Claire and Richard have created a perfect venue which emphasises the rustic beauty of a Devon farm but with a stunning modern finish. All year round the venue looks amazing but you have scope to make the venue and day very personal, to ensure you have the perfect wedding day. All of our guests were equally wowed by the venue and owners.
Mrs Kathryn Kaile (Holloway)

 

C&R couldn’t have done more, made us feel more welcome, or been any more ‘can do’! We challenged them in being their first wet wedding but everything happened as we wanted, no trouble& no question. The ceremony went ahead outside, in torrential rain , both beautiful & seamless. The venue blew our guests away, and everyone could tell why we’d booked without hesitation. The quality of the venue is outstanding, with perfection to detail in every aspect. The quality of service : second to none!
Dr Jenny Barnett

 

We first arranged to meet Claire & Richard at Upton Barn when we started looking at wedding venues. We had seen 3 places similar to this but upton barn really stood out & we knew there & then that this was the place we wanted to get married. Clare & Richard were really assisting in helping us with the planning of our day & liaising with suppliers in preparation for our wedding. The venue was perfect for what we wanted & the walled garden for the ceremony. We would strongly recommend to anyone.
Mr Tom Bexter

 

the venue was incredible and the whole day wouldnt of been half as good if it wasnt for all the care and attention that both richard and claire paid us. amazing venue amazing people.
Mr Freddie Martin

 

They were amazing and so helpful from initial viewings to booking right up to wedding day and the care and commitment they have is fantastic. Although they have many other weddings throughout the year they made us feel that we were the only ones that had booked with them. Beautiful setting and so relaxed. Claire and rich worked hard in the background to make our day perfect and run smoothly
Mrs Jamie Whitrow

 

Claire and Richard have done an outstanding job at achieving this simply beautiful venue. All of our guests were blown away and will keep talking about it for months to come. We liked the idea that it’s exclusively yours for the weekend and how private it is. The corkage policy gives you much more choice and flexibility. You get to choose catering and decorate the venue as you please, giving the day your personal touch. Claire and Richard are great ambassadors for their business.
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Why They Booked:

We wanted a rural style venue for our wedding and Upton barn was everything we were looking for. Updated barn with original characteristics, oak beams, polished concrete, lime wash render, and of course the old walled garden. The perfect canvas for your own styled venue.
Mr Matthew Simpson

 

Amazing and beautiful setting, fit with our lifestyle and wedding theme. Relaxed atmosphere and amazing owners that were so helpful
Mrs Jamie Whitrow

 

The team – immediately we met Claire and Richard we knew that they could deliver what we wanted. They are a wonderful team and just lovely people. Then of course the venue – just beautiful and functional. Many different options of what we could do with the event and many more for photos. Just perfect!
Mrs Eva Fairgrieve (Russell)

 

We were wowed as soon as we arrived at Upton. The setting is beautiful. The venue is stunning. Claire and Richard are friendly, welcoming, professional, knowledgeable and passionate about helping couples create their perfect day. Upton gave us everything we had wanted and more, so we booked it as soon as we could! The advice and effort Claire and Richard put into our wedding day was second to none, and their energy and enthusiasm for their venue, and each of their couples’ wedding days is genuine and overwhelming. You couldn’t hope to work with nicer people. They feel like family.
Mrs Kathryn Kaile (Holloway)

 

We wanted a barn style venue. we looked at a couple of places but upton barn really stood out to us. we knew there & then that this was the place we wanted to get married.
Mr Tom Bexter

 

Recommendation from other friends
Mrs Linda Deville-Wyle

 

We booked Upton barn because it’s just magical, the first time we went to visit I remember just standing there utterly overwhelmed and that was it we were completely in love! Such a warm and welcoming place to be and just such wonderful people, we’ve said far to many times to each other that we were so so lucky to have Claire and Richard there beside us with all their help we had a magical day and it will always have a place in our hearts.
Mrs Anna Lipscombe (Goulder)

 

If your looking for a stunning, welcoming, beautiful wedding set within a country setting, then you’ve found it! The venue speaks for itself. No explanation necessary. Just perfect.
Mrs Katie Groody ( was Stephens)

 

For an outside wedding in a simple, beautiful and rural setting. The relaxed approach to do, within reason, whatever we wanted. The quality of the venue and personal, warm welcome.
Dr Jenny Barnett

 

Best place we visited by far
Mr Freddie Martin

 

The venue itself is absolutely beautiful. We were one of the first couples to book this venue and the barn was yet to be started. But seeing how beautiful the walled garden was, the creative and simply stunning vision Claire & Richard have, we knew the barn was going to be truly wonderful; we were not wrong. It is so impressive what this couple have achieved in such a short time and they could not be nicer people. We feel incredibly lucky to have found Claire & Richard at Upton and wish them every success!
Mrs Michelle Richards

 

Clare and Rich! They truly are the best hosts. They could not have done more for us if they tried. Together their eye for detail and style has created a wedding venue that blows other venues out of the water. Perfection from start to finish. It was so refreshing to find a venue that gives couples the flexibility to have their own suppliers at no extra charge. We could make our wedding so personal and Clare and Rich did nothing but support us with all our wild ideas! Wish we could get married there every year.
Mrs Nicki Perry (Snell)

 

We were looking for a barn venue in East Devon but so far hadn’t found one which was affordable as well as having the ‘wow’ factor. We were interested in having the ceremony somewhere abit different, and seeing the photos of the aisle and arbour in the garden sealed the deal! Having the flexibility of booking outside caterers and with no corkage also meant that we were able to save a lot of money on these things. We are so so glad that we booked Upton, our day was absolutely perfect, we wouldn’t have changed a thing and would recommend it to everyone!
Mrs Emily Taylor

 

Because we couldn’t not book it! It was just too beautiful!
Mrs Kimberley Baker

 

Claire and Richard are such lovely and down to earth people who do their best for you. It is them that make you feel at home in the venue. Of course the beauty of the venue and the gardens blew us away but it’s the people behind it that make the difference.
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