Country Ways


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Country Ways is a unique Wedding Venue in North Devon with stunning views across the Countryside, offering exclusive use of our whole venue (Barn, Cottages and Grounds).

The amazing setting, having your own village of cottages, a beautiful Barn for your ceremony and the beautiful views across the North Devon Countryside, makes Country Ways a very special Wedding Venue.

For the duration of your stay you have exclusive use of our Corn Barn, all 5 self-catering cottages (which sleep up to 35 people) and our 42 acres of grounds.
Our Barn can seat a maximum of 100 guests for the Ceremony and up to 80 for a seated Reception. We can welcome up to 150 guests in total on-site, although additional undercover arrangements should be made in the form of a marquee, tipi, yurt etc. even in the summer months (there are several suitable marquee lawns available).
On the terrace of the Corn Barn is our Bar, for you and your guests to enjoy at reasonable prices, with local ciders and beers, a selection of spirits and wines, and soft drinks.
We offer a selection of Wedding Packages to choose from (from 35 guests to 150).

Country Ways at a Glance

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Price Range
£2505 - £11707
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Type of Venue
Unique Venue
Exclusive Use
Marquee Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 80
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Reception Capacity
Up to 100
Our stunning views across the North Devon Countryside, create a perfect backdrop for your wedding reception. We have 42 Acres of grounds for you to explore, with plenty of space for a marquee and 18 Acres of Ancient Woodland. However you want your wedding to be, you can relax knowing you’ll enjoy a personal service from us. From your first viewing , to the moment the final guest leaves, we aim to make your whole wedding weekend run as smoothly as possible. Our Barn is licensed for Civil Ceremonies and seats up to 100 for the Ceremony and 80 for the Wedding Breakfast. We have capacity for up to 150 guests with use of a marquee. We offer a range of packages to choose from, as well as the opportunity to create bespoke packages to suit your needs. We aim to help each of our couples to create a truly personal and quite magical wedding. We have 5 cottages on-site, sleeping uo to 35 people, and offer space for camping (with facilities) should any additional guests wish to stay. Pricing Category : AffordableMinimum Price : 2505Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 150Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 150Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon Suite View More
Sleeps No Of People : 35BarnLocation : In The CountrysideNearest Town : UmberleighNearest Airport : Exeter AirportNearest Motorway : M5Nearest Train Station : Umberleigh Train StationUnique Wedding VenueAffordableIntimateConfetti PermittedCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseAlcohol ProvisionBartendingExternal Catering PermittedClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSet UpTables And Chairs ProvidedSound Systems Available PackagePublic Liability InsuranceDisabled AccessExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsRusticGarden OutdoorSame-Sex View Less

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Enjoy your day! - This day is about you, so focus on what the two of you want and don't worry about what your guests might think.

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Be realistic with your budget - When drawing up your budget consider every aspect of the day and be sure to set aside a contingency just in case.

Country Ways Reviews

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Anthony & Amy
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09 Nov 2019
A Wonderful, Fun, Pasty-Filled Day!
Tracey, Meghan and the very helpful team at Countryways worked really hard to help make mine and Amy's wedding a wonderful, fun and pasty-filled day! Even when our marquees blew down in bad weather, the staff were happy to help sort it and we improvised well. Many of our guests said what an amazing time they had, staff were smiley and that the weather actually made our wedding a more cosy day.

Amy and I loved our cottage and we danced the night away. I highly recommend this gorgeous venue for weddings!

Thanks again everyone who helped out on the day, including Tracey's husband and all their boys. You made us so very happy! X
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Paul & Sarah
Wedding Date
05 Oct 2019
Our First Choice
What can I say, this was our first choice of venue and why look anywhere else, it is perfect, views are stunning, all the cottages have had a beautiful revamp, Tracey and her family were perfect, so helpful and so friendly, you are left alone to create your perfect wedding but the owners are also there to help if you need anything. We had the best wedding ever, even despite the rain. We are sad to leave this magical place,it will stay in our hearts forever. A massive thankyou to all. Xxx
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Lee & Naomi
Wedding Date
20 Sep 2019
The Most Spectacular and Special Wedding
I want to start by saying thank you all so much for being so welcoming.
We had the most spectacular, special wedding at country ways.
Your amazing cottages, corn barn and stunning grounds made it truly memorable and beautiful.
I will highly recommend you to everyone I possibly can.
Such lovely people
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Alex & Christina
Wedding Date
14 Sep 2019
Our Whole Weekend Was Perfect!
We loved our wedding weekend at Country Ways. They couldn't have been better – friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, helpful, invested and kind. Our whole family fell in love with the team at Country Ways and we all had an amazing time. I was able to create the perfect wedding due to there openness and flexibility. They let me get on with my arrangements for the wedding but were so helpful when I needed there help and expertise. Our whole weekend was perfect!
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Andrew & Bronwen
Wedding Date
07 Sep 2019
Lovely Venue
Lovely venue, with very welcoming owners, who have experience and just want to help you have a great day. Considering the owners are new to the venue, they should be so proud of all the hard work they have accomplished. I am in no doubt that they will do so well and offer as an amazing experience to all brides and grooms as well as guests as they did for us.
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John & Lauren
Wedding Date
24 Jul 2019
A Magical Place
The new owners at country ways are absolutely amazing and we feel so lucky to have had them look after us on our big day. This place is a real gem and the view is pretty mind blowing. It ticked every box for us and we feel so lucky to have found this magical place to celebrate our love for each other

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Regional Finalist - Country Venue of the Year
Regional Finalist - Country Venue of the Year


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UKbride Approved Supplier
Gold Certificate of Excellence - Bridebook
Gold Certificate of Excellence - Bridebook


Country Ways, Little Knowle Farm, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9BJ

Country Ways

  • Country Ways
  • Little Knowle Farm
  • Umberleigh
  • Devon
  • EX37 9BJ
  • United Kingdom