Claire, Richard and Wilf

Team Upton

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 & 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 and Groom to walk down the Walled Garden aisle!

The Team at Upton

Our Team

Upton Barn is a family business and we are exceptionally fortunate to have a superb team supporting us. Couples marrying at Upton can rest assured that we will do our utmost to ensure your day is everything you hoped for and more.

  • Owners – Claire & Richard Down
  • Office Manager/ Accounts – Georgina Cole
  • Wedding Co-ordinators – Natalie Hyland, Harriet Goodall
  • Events & Wedding Assistant – Gemma Heapy
  • The Gardener – Fay Down (Mother)
  • Marketing – Sarah Hume

Our wedding co-ordinators are here to help you throughout the whole process of planning your wedding and to provide as much support as you require. We work hard to ensure that your day is relaxing and hassle free, find out more about our service.

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

Georgie – Office Manager/ Accounts

Pippa – Health & Safety and Operations Coordinator

Rosie – Events Manager

Nat - Wedding Co-ordinator
Nat – Wedding Co-ordinator

Sarah – Marketing

Vicky - Wedding Co-ordinator
Vicky – Wedding Co-ordinator


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