The Wedding Venue

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Deep in wild Devon countryside, surrounded by woodland, breathtaking views across the Teign Valley and thronging with beautiful birdsong, Clifford Barton is a private 50 acre nature reserve which has recently opened as an exclusive wedding venue. It is set around a Medieval farmstead combining old world charm and modern, practical style and environmentally sustainable values.

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Clifford Barton is unique because you can get married in a timber framed shelter, beside the beautiful (aptly named) Bridesmere Lake.

Or choose one of two medieval stone barns for the ceremony.

A huge bright and rustic stone barn is perfect for the reception combining a sense of timelessness and modern understated style.



We love fabulous flavoursome food and use the best of local produce to create our modern, wholesome menus. We are influenced by family favourites and our passion for Mediterranean, Indonesian, North African and Modern British food. Choose from our menus and we are happy to incorporate your ideas too and include special requests.

Our licensed pay bar features local ales, cider and craft spirits and again we can include any special requests.

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Weddings are fun to organise! Creating the day of your dreams is a  great way to get your family involved, or perhaps you want to do everything yourself. However if this becomes too stressful or time-consuming we can help!

We offer a wealth of experience, local knowledge and reliable management skills, so you can rest assured that, how ever much or little help you need from us,  your day will be the one you dreamed of. 


We understand that friends and family may be coming from far and wide to celebrate and we want you to make the most of your time together in this beautiful corner of Devon.

As Clifford Barton also operates as a holiday destination, there is lots of accommodation on site at the venue.

Your guests can stay for up to a week, exclusively, in 3 stunning and stylish converted barns on site at Clifford Barton, which together accommodate 18 plus. (conditions apply)

Camping and glamping are right next door and again your guests can have exclusive use of the the camp site (conditions apply).

Lots more accommodation is close by with hotels, hostels, B&B's, pubs with rooms and self catering options (We are happy to provide you with a list when you book).

And.....for the most stunning feature at Clifford Barton...our wild and romantic, nature loving eco-newly weds can spend an unforgettable first night in a stunning off grid, secluded, super warm and comfy eco pod under the stars. Only the dawn chorus or the bark of a territorial young fox might distract you!

It can't get more perfect than that!


Bridesmere lounge with super comfy sofas
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At Clifford Barton you can enjoy lake and woodland trails with a huge variety of wildlife to see. Lots of outside space for games on long hot summer evenings and an outdoor fire where you can sit together and marvel at the night sky.

We are right on the edge of Dartmoor and very close to the spectacular Teign River with  much to enjoy - wild swimming, walking, cycling, kayaking, horse riding, letter boxing and lots more.