Where the Coast meets the Country… lose yourself in the Wild Romance of Exmoor
Wild flowers and weathered wood, stone walls and sea views … National Trust, in partnership with Blue Fizz Events, is thrilled to announce that this year it will be opening the doors for Weddings at its rustic barn at Kipscombe Farm – creating an exclusive new Devon wedding venue.
ECO + FESTIVAL VIBES
Perfect for those seeking an alternative, DIY venue, this historic farm has stunning Devon views over Lynmouth, across the Bristol Channel and out over Exmoor. It’s part of a wider 4500 acre estate which is protected due to its rich wildlife – and it can be exclusively yours for a rustic-chic wedding celebration, with Blue Fizz Events on-hand to help get everything in place.
Your wedding in the Tithe Barn at Kipscombe Farm will be supporting and looking after this special place too: the National Trust will be using all the proceeds from this exciting new venture to fund its ongoing work of protecting and enhancing this beautiful estate and its wildlife.
Your rustic barn wedding at Kipscombe
Set on North Devon’s Countisbury Hill, Kipscombe Farm has breathtaking sea and country views, and is a short drive to the historic villages of Lynton and Lynmouth and their hotels, tea houses, pubs and hostelries.
With original stone walls, high beamed ceiling and wooden floors, the Tithe Barn offers a stunning Devon wedding location, with great potential for a rustic, eco- or festival style celebration. Just imagine the photographs: unstructured, unique, romantic and rustic, couples can choose from a backdrop of rugged coast or lush green countryside, and create everlasting memories that’ll never date.
To complete the festive, eco-friendly vibe, Kipscombe Farm offers options for camping and glamping, and with the involvement of Blue Fizz you can be sure that every part of your day will be as sustainable, natural and locally-sourced as possible.
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A Blue Fizz helping hand
Now you’ve found your perfect wedding venue, we at Blue Fizz will help you build your perfect wedding day. , Drawing on our vast experience of planning numerous weddings throughout the West Country, we offer expert advice and recommendations – from sourcing caterers, music and entertainment, to offering styling, props and lighting. After an initial onsite visit and consultation, we will guide you through the whole process of putting your day together, and be available 24/7 to hand and hanky hold! Our service is bespoke and designed to fit your individual requirements.
INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL TRUST
“As part of our national ‘Land, Outdoors and Nature’ strategy we are working hard to improve our nature standards at all our sites, improving and extending habitats for a diversity of wildlife. As Europe’s largest conversation charity we are reliant on our members and other donors to continue looking after special places for ever, for everyone.”
“At Kipscombe we’re working to achieve nature friendly farming in this magnificent site looking out over the Bristol Channel. Through carefully managed grazing and other interventions we are hoping to increase the biodiversity in the area. We hope to see increased diversity of plants, which will intern support an array of insects, reptiles, mammals and birds. Look out for the Exmoor ponies and sheep who are helping us to achieve this.
“Kipscombe Farm is an 882 acre hill farm; part of a wider 4500 acre estate which is cared for by the West Exmoor National Trust. The farm itself is situated in Countisbury and benefits from stunning views over Lynmouth, across the Bristol Channel, and out over Exmoor moor.
“The land which belongs to the farm is a diverse mixture of enclosed fields, heathland, and woodland; parts of which are specially protected by Natural England for their incredible wildlife value. Some of Britain’s most endangered birds, such as Skylarks and Cuckoos can be found here, as can a plethora of rare fungi, and wildflowers.
“From the farm, the National Trust look after a small flock of sheep and a heard of Exmoor ponies. These animals are kept to promote the survival of rare breeds, and to support the Ranger Team’s conservation work. Grazing animals are a fantastic way of keeping soil healthy, creating a varied pasture, supporting invertebrates, managing scrub, and encouraging ecological diversity through their trampling.”
The Practicalities & Prices
The following will be available for weddings at Kipscombe Farm
- On-site parking.
- Barn gardens for drinks reception
- Beautiful rustic style tables and chairs to accommodate up to 60 guests in the Tithe Barn, set up in long feasting style with top table
- Rustic chic table décor styling from Blue Fizz Events. Selection includes glass hurricane lamps/mismatched glass bottles, wooden tree trunk mats, cream jugs , upcycled glass tea light holders, table frame numbers, bespoke seating plan and easel, chalk boards … all beautifully styled
- DIY Rustic Bar set up with wooden crates and solid tin chiller bins
- Internal festoon lighting
Not included, but available as extra
- Luxury toilets, showers for camping, additional external lighting, DJ/music/entertainment, caterer and catering set up, flowers & cake, bar staff
- Rental price for Tithe Barn Summer and Autumn 2018 £5,750 for a 4 day (3 night) hire period
To include use of terrace and lawned area to the front, access to side for catering set up, parking, Blue Fizz supportive planning service and ‘day before’ styling set up – to accommodate up yo 60 guests
- Rental price for use of sheep barn (for catering) £500 plus VAT and hard standing with sea views (for drinks reception) £500 plus VAT
- Rental price for camping areas (on application)
- Rental price for ‘onsite’ self catering accommodation (on application)
- Glamping options available (on application)
Just say ‘I do’ …
Whilst the Tithe Barn doesn’t have a wedding licence, you will able to enjoy a civil wedding ceremony at Lynton Town Hall.
Should you wish to have a blessing at Tithe Barn at Kipscombe, this can be arranged via one of our recommended celebrants.
Directions to Kipscombe…
KIPSCOMBE FARM, COUNTISBURY, LYNTON, EX35 6NE
The postcode EX35 6NE will get you to the Blue Ball pub. From here continue up the hill, past the next turn off (Barna Barrow car park). Drive round the corner and take the next turn. This track will split, take the right hand split down towards the farm.
Photography @hollyambervisuals (instagram) + https://www.freeformimages.co.uk/
Styling , table accessories & direction Blue Fizz Events
Flowers http://www.thevelvetdaisy.co.uk + https://www.fusspots.co.uk/
Make up jasmine_ellemakeup
Model Jasmine Palmer
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