A beloved family home and countryside wedding venue in Devon, Upton Barn instantly wraps you up in a warm welcome that will make you never want to leave. We’re all about those wholesome, stripped-back rustic vibes while our approach is simple; you are at the heart of what we do. Now, who’s ready to get married?

Bespoke Drinks at Upton Barn

There are many elements to consider when it comes to planning the perfect barn wedding and we’re sure one of your biggest priorities is making sure that your guests are having a great time.

And on that note, we’ve been thinking about how you can keep your guests feeling refreshed and hydrated during your celebration. Whether you choose to host an outdoor wedding in our enchanting Walled Garden, or you spend your reception in one of our charming barns, the drinks you choose will play a huge part in your nuptials.

Our team are pleased to offer you the option of creating your very own bespoke wedding drinks so that you have a celebration that effortlessly reflects your style (and budget). Lots of our couples choose to mix and match from our House, Premium, Luxe and ‘Go Bottomless’ lists, and we encourage you to really take your time considering every option available. You can set the scene for your guests with your Welcome Drinks, offering your loved ones a little taster for what’s to come. Our Great British G&T from our House List is a delicious choice if you’re having a traditional country garden celebration with lots of quintessential touches, while our Dark & Stormy from the Premium List is perfect if you’re having a cosy, rustic winter wedding and want to give your day a modern edge. If you want to go all out and really immerse your guests in the ultimate luxury, why not opt for a classic Negroni cocktail from our Luxe List, a divine combination of zesty orange and deep dark flavours. Our ‘Go Bottomless’ option is also incredibly handy for both your welcome drinks and wedding breakfast wine if you know your friends and family will love getting merry! Don’t forget – our Drinks Prices have been added into our handy quote tool so that you can play around with the various options on offer.

Now you’re completely clued up on all things beverage related at Upton Barn, we thought we’d bring you a few drink ideas for your wedding reception…

Your drinks reception is a key element of your wedding day; it’s a chance for your guests to mingle, relax and hydrate after the ceremony – usually while you’re getting your couple portraits done! It will likely last a couple of hours so understandably, you want there to be a laidback, fun atmosphere.

The most memorable days are those with lots of thoughtful details and personal touches, such as napkins that have your wedding date printed or embroidered into them. We’re also smitten with the thought of garnishing your drinks with dainty edible florals – the perfect nod towards an elegant country garden affair! Signature cocktails are always a winner in our eyes – why not each choose one of your favourite cocktail combinations to share with your guests. You could even create some stylish signage to let your friends and family know which cocktail belongs to who and what’s in each!

Don’t forget to include drinks for those who want something non-alcoholic. For instance, we’ve seen our couples fill 8ltr glass dispensers with rose lemonade, sparkling elderflower presse, fruit juice and more! You want to provide your friends and family with something that’s refreshing, as well as a little bit fancy!

There are oodles of fabulous ways to display your drinks at your Upton Barn wedding – from wheelbarrows, vintage bathtubs, mason jar dispenser, cider barrels and more. How you display your bespoke drinks will help to tie in your styling and theme together! Make sure you’ve chosen a relaxed, upbeat playlist to play in the background of your drink reception. You could even have an acoustic singer playing outside while your guests catch up with one another. Over the years, we’ve also seen couples host lawn games in the garden for some light entertainment for guests of all ages.

Who fancies a cocktail right now?! If you’d like to find out more about our bespoke drinks options at our countryside wedding venue in Devon, have a browse of the bespoke drinks menu and play around with your drink choices in our handy quote tool.

Here’s to saying, ‘I Do’ – cheers!