Upton Barn and Walled Garden are fully licensed for civil ceremonies in both The Cider Barn and The Arbour in the Walled Garden. A typical ceremony lasts about 30 minutes and is conducted by a Registrar from Mid Devon Registrars. By law, a civil ceremony must be non-religious in content, so cannot include, for example, hymns, religious readings, music or prayers however a civil ceremony can be tailored to you by including favorite readings, poems, live or recorded music allowing your imagination to run wild.

We provide the discreet management of your ceremony so you can completely relax in the knowledge that your “I dos” will run seamlessly. You can choose between our arbor constructed of oak from the farm or our lovingly restored Cider Barn for your ceremony, both are set within the grounds of our stunning walled garden and are the perfect choice for providing a relaxed and unique feel to your day.





Your chosen ceremony date and time must be agreed with and confirmed by Upton Barn & Walled Garden. Then you need to book your ceremony by contacting the Mid Devon Registration Office:

Telephone : 0345 155 1002

Email : srmid@devon.gov.uk

Office Hours : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 8am – 8pm. Saturday – 9am – 1pm

Consumption of alcohol is not permitted in the ceremony area until after your ceremony.

Mid Devon Registration Office can give you further details about ceremonies, however, we have provided a couple of really useful links below to help you understand the next steps;

Guide to planning a Marriage

Guide to planning a Civil Partnership





If you are considering a church wedding Upton Barn & Walled Garden is the perfect venue for your Wedding Breakfast and Reception. With exclusive use for the whole day and our ’blank canvas’ approach you can make your day totally unique to you. We provide discreet management of your day so upon arrival at Upton you and your guests will be greeted by our amazing event managers and your chosen caterer will be poised to serve your choice of welcome drinks in either The Walled Garden, The Press Bar or formal lawn next to the pond and fountain. The venue will have been dressed by our event managers according to your wishes and your choice of music can be playing to create your special atmosphere.

Should you choose a church wedding, then you need to contact them directly to make your arrangements. At the same time, you will need to book your reception at Upton to guarantee your preferred date.