Dunwell Farm


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Looking for a fun and relaxed venue in the middle of no-where? Want to camp with your mates for 3 nights and get married in the middle? Fancy a wedding that’s a bit different from the norm?

Dunwell Farm's unique wedding barn is still a proper barn, as in the farm still lambs it’s sheep here during the winter and spring months. The wedding field and campsite host incredible views of Dartmoor – imagine watching the sun go down without a neighbour in sight then partying round the fire pit ‘til the sun comes back up…….

This exclusive venue only holds 7 weddings a year, each with a 4 day hire period so every event can be tailored specifically to each couple’s style. Festival theme? Bouncy castle? Silent disco? Arrival by helicopter? Dunwell Farm can transform into pretty much anything – the only limits are your imagination.

The campsite is built for purpose – and camping is included in the price, unless you wanted to hire one of their stunning furnished bell tents to make your stay even easier……… and even then their prices are very competitive.

Friendly and hard-working staff make this venue what it is – they can have the barn turned from ceremony to reception layout after your nuptials before you’ve had a canape and a glass of fizz (or two). And again, after the speeches and food, the barn can be converted into a dance floor for you to shake what your mamma gave you.

No corkage, no cakage, no curfew, no hidden costs and a venue not to be missed.

Dunwell Farm at a Glance

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Price Range
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Type of Venue
Unique Venue
Exclusive Use
Marquee Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 160
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Reception Capacity
Up to 200
Exclusive 4-day hire. Experienced wedding planning assistance from the moment of booking to the big day. Licensed 3-sided wooden barn for civil ceremonies, straw bales to seat 150 guests, wooden archway for vows Levelled field with panoramic views over Dartmoor (with the option for clients to hire in a further marquee/yurt/tipi structure from outside companies). Reception drinks marquee and pallet furniture Festoon lights surrounding the venue and lighting walkways, trailer toilets in marquee field and next to barn, electricity in both barn and field Licensed, reasonably priced bar and glassware for tables Staff to change the barn from romantic ceremony setting to wedding breakfast set-up, likewise staff to arrange the barn for your evening reception after your meal. Exclusive use of our campsite (10am check-in on first day of hire - 3pm check out on the 4th day of hire) - showers and toilets on site with space for 20 tent pitches and 5 furnished bell tents available to hire Pricing Category : AffordableReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 200Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 160Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 24 View More
BarnWedding Contact : Libby JohnsNumber of People In Team : 2No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 10 and 30Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : PlymouthNearest Airport : Exeter Nearest Motorway : M5Nearest Train Station : TotnesUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualCasualIntimateConfetti PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBYOB PermittedAlcohol ProvisionBartendingExternal Catering PermittedIn House CateringBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedCeremony and Reception MusiciansSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicReception MusicPackageFull Service PlanningMarquee Wedding SpecialistOn The Day Wedding CoordinationWeek Of Wedding PlanningPublic Liability InsuranceDisabled AccessExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsSame-Sex View Less

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Congratulations to any couples who got engaged over Christmas and New Years! We still have a couple of dates left for 2020 - get in touch for a viewing and we can help you get married THIS YEAR! Exciting!

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Dunwell Farm Reviews

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Emily and James
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01 Jun 2019
Thank you
Thank you Libby and Pete for everything you did for us over the two years of planning our wedding. Words cannot describe how perfect it was. Everything went smoothly and to plan and we could not have done it without you guys. We loved every second of visiting Dunwell, staying at Dunwell and planning our wedding at Dunwell.
Lots of love Emily and James
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Mr and Mrs Sings
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15 Jul 2017
We had a perfect day in the perfect location.
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India and Bert
Wedding Date
03 Sep 2016
Best day ever!
Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding incredible! We had the best day ever!
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Michelle and Gareth
Wedding Date
18 Jun 2016
Thank you
A big thank you for allowing us to hold our special day at your beautiful home.
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Ria and Alex
Wedding Date
11 Jun 2016
Dunwell Farm - loved it
We loved the venue from the moment we pulled up.

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Leanne and Alan
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Leanne and Jon
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They even brought their two dogs with them which made the day even more special!
The Real Wedding of
Fern and Matt
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Walking back down the aisle
The Real Wedding of
Lauren and Dan
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We love the quiet moments at weddings....
The Real Wedding of
Hayley and Ben


Our first night wedding bell tent!

Putting the final touches to the barn before a ceremony

How do we change the barn from reception to dance floor?!

Straw bale races!

Bright wedding arch decoration

Our campsite facilities block

Emily and James' Wedding 2019

Ryan Hallett's awesome video captures how much fun a wedding at Dunwell Farm can be!


Shortlisted for Best Barn Wedding Venue - UK Wedding Awards
Shortlisted for Best Barn Wedding Venue - UK Wedding Awards
Regional Finalist 2018/19 The Rural Buisness Awards - 'Outstanding Rural Diversification'
Regional Finalist 2018/19 The Rural Buisness Awards - 'Outstanding Rural Diversification'
Shortlisted in the LTG Wedding Awards 2019
Shortlisted in the LTG Wedding Awards 2019


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Ugborough, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0HL

Meet the Owner

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Libby and Pete Johns

As dairy, beef and sheep farmers we feel privileged to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world. After having so much fun hosting our own wedding reception in our sheep barn in 2012, the idea was born to turn the barn into a summer-only wedding venue and share the farm with other couples. Our licence for ceremonies was approved in 2014 and since then we've had the pleasure of hosting many beautiful weddings here at Dunwell. We spend the winter lambing sheep in the barn and once that's finished by April/May we clean it out and get ready for weddings - we joke that we spend more time in the barn than our house! We'd love to hear from couples who are creative, outdoor-sy and love a party, we truly love getting to know our couples and are always a bit gutted when the wedding is over. Pete and Libby x