Having recently been awarded the TWIA National Events Team of 2021, the Upton Team are a close-knit gang of passionate, hardworking members who are as excited about your wedding day as you are.
We all have huge hearts, warm smiles and the best hugs! We are renowned for always going the extra mile and pride ourselves on our reputation for exceptional service.
Say hello to…
These guys are the magic behind Upton Barn – and the very reason! The first couple to marry here, the couple are the ultimate driving force and have a passion for making their beautiful barn wedding venue the best it can possibly be. When they’re not busy with all things wedding-related, you can find Claire, Richard and Wilf enjoying the sunshine at Beer beach, walking on Exmoor or making memories as a family.
Office Manager + Accounts
Georgie is the longest standing staff member here at Upton Barn and has been a part of the gang from day one! As Office Manager (aka, the Original Superwoman), Georgie is our spreadsheet, finance and CRM whizz, the Yoda to our Star Wars, if Georgie doesn’t know the answer no one will. She loves spending time with her three children at home on the farm or cycling her way around Devon.
Sarah is our marketing guru and works behind the scenes to bring our marketing materials and social media accounts to life, writing our blog posts and working alongside various wedding magazines, Sarah is always there ready to get stuck in and help out when needed. She is also our very well-respected office cake supplier – a role we all hugely appreciate. Sarah loves beach days, paddle boarding and woodland walks!
Sarah started her career as an Entertainer and Dancer around the UK and overseas. She has always had a love of Weddings and working as a waitress in the wedding industry fuelled this passion further. Sarah quickly found her true calling as a Wedding Coordinator in South Devon where she began helping couples live out their special day. Sarah takes pride in every step of the journey with her couples and will always make sure they feel at ease and enjoy their day from start to finish, she’s meticulous with her planning and will always be on hand with a big smile to support her couples and their guests.
When Sarah is not planning or delivering weddings, you will find her shopping for her fabulously cool and colourful outfits, exploring scenic views of Devon with her partner or cosied up watching cat videos at home.
Kaliegh has always loved working in the wedding industry and has a great range of experience. Starting off as a bridal hair and makeup artist gave Kaliegh a passion for weddings. She later moved on to working at weddings with her partners photography business. Her creative side flourished further whilst creating bespoke decor for styling wedding venues. Kaliegh is such a welcoming, happy member of the team she will put you at ease instantly. Driven by the detail, she’s a perfectionist when it comes to weddings and thrives on giving our couples the very best day possible. When she’s not working she loves taking long dog walks with her family.
Kelly Le Page
Kelly is the glue that holds the office together at Upton Team,
Kelly is the friendly face you are likely to first come in contact with when you call Upton.
What she doesn’t know about our systems and processes isn’t worth knowing.
Famous in the office for her amazing flapjack, and taking care of everyone.
Kelly is the ultimate team player ready to get stuck in with whatever needs to be done.
Every office needs their very own Kelly.
Our front of house staff are the team members that your guests will have the most contact with throughout your celebration, which is why we have carefully curated a vibrant, helpful and friendly faces. Our experience bar staff are fantastic at what they do and are guaranteed to service you the most delicious cocktails you can imagine!
Fay & Chris Down
Fay and Chris Down the originals of Upton Barn! The lovely mother of owner, Richard, Fay is our wonderful gardener and is responsible for the array of stunning floral displays throughout the Walled Garden and grounds. Upton Barn is her favourite place in the world, and she’s never happier than when gardening.
Chris is Richard’s father, and was once a dairy farmer at Upton Farm, before becoming a jockey and racehorse trainer! You’ll find Chris out and about on the farm riding his trusty quad bike with his faithful Jack Russell at his side.
The animals at Upton Barn are just as much a part of the family!
Our resident horses love greeting guests as they arrive and will happily photobomb your wedding pictures at any given opportunity…
Tamsin & Sonya