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Country Ways

Country Ways

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Country Ways

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  • DIY wedding venue in North Devon
  • Perfect for a relaxed or festival wedding
  • Working farm with self-catering cottages
  • Corn Barn licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Reception parties for up to 150 guests
  • Use of the five onsite holiday cottages
  • Accommodation for up to 35 guests
  • Outdoor spaces for marquees or activities
  • Various wedding packages available
  • Book via TWS and receive 10% discount

Just south of Barnstaple in the heart of the North Devon countryside, this small farm with its collection of lovely holiday cottages offers a unique all-inclusive wedding environment like no other. Experience the English rural idyll at its best, taking advantage of the farm's charming surroundings and views over rolling hills and ancient woodlands.

No matter the type of event you want, whether it's a down-to-earth gathering of family and friends with simple buffets, or an amazing festival-style wedding celebration with tipis, live entertainment, barbecues, hog roasts and more, the very flexible nature of the hospitality at Country Ways suggests a range of quirky events. All weddings taking place here have the whole site to themselves.


Country Ways is a family-run outfit set on a working farm in Umberleigh, North Devon. From a collection of self-catering cottages, they realised they had something special for brides and grooms looking for a wedding venue with a bit of a difference. They offer couples the opportunity to have a completely bespoke country wedding. Spectacular views of the North Devon countryside create an amazing backdrop for weddings, with extensive gardens offering freedom of use from big banquet tables to a marquee. And, the cottages still play a big part, as you will have sole use for the weekend, meaning you can be surrounded by friends and family (and beautiful countryside) for longer.


The Corn Barn

The Corn Barn is a diverse space which is licensed for civil ceremonies. With vaulted ceilings and beams wrapped in fairy lights, it is the perfect space to deck out in your own style to make your wedding truly yours. There is a large wooden terrace outside which makes a fantastic space for cracking open the bubbly after saying "I do".

Civil ceremony capacity - 100 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 80 guests
Evening reception capacity - 80 guests

Marquees and Outdoor Activities

Near the Corn Barn and cottages, there is plenty of space for a whole range of marquees, tipis or other structures. There are two marquee lawns which have access to electricity, and the lawn in front of the Corn Barn is ideal for outside banquet tables and garden games. Couples have hired in bouncy castles, festival-style activities and much more in the past.

Live music is welcome up to 11:30pm in a marquee on the lawn, and music can continue in the Corn Barn up to 1am.

Summer reception capacity - 150 guests
Winter reception capacity - 80 guests


As Country Ways is a bespoke DIY wedding venue, couples can, of course, provide their own catering company. The Corn Barn has toilet facilities and kitchen space for caterers to use, with a large oven and hob space, a microwave, a kettle and urn, two fridges and a freezer. Anything from hog roasts to finger buffets, picnics, barbecues, multi-course formal banquets and more is permissible.


There are five lovely self-catering cottages available, all of which are included with hire of the entire site. These can sleep up to 35 guests in total. Each cottage has a kitchen, central heating, TV, free WiFi and much more. Get in touch for further details.

Special Offer

Couples who book Country Ways via The Wedding Secret website will qualify for a generous 10% discount!

The wedding team at Country Ways can be contacted using the details found at the bottom of this listing.


  • Bridesmaid

    Amazing day, with amazing staff, at a beautiful place!

  • Bride

    The venue itself is instantly breathtaking and there is everything that you need in order to give your day a personal twist and a fabulous vibe.

  • Happy Bride

    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.

  • Grateful Bride

    Country Ways really is the perfect DIY wedding venue, its beautiful, relaxed and every inch of it is just gorgeous. Sue is fantastic to work with and all our guests commented on what an amazing setting it was :) It made the dreams of what we had for the day come to life.

  • Jenni

    We got married at Country Ways at the start of the month. The venue itself made us decide it was the perfect place within the first 5 minutes of visiting and Sue has been absolutely amazing from start to finish, always responding to emails promptly no matter how silly the question, giving recommendations, allowing us to stay numerous times in the run up to get our plans in place etc. The venue is simply stunning, even in the rain! We had the most perfect day and this was as much down to Sue and her help as it was the beautiful setting - obviously not to mention my deliciously handsome groom and wonderful friends and family!

  • Thrilled bride

    We got married here over one of the wettest weekends of the year and despite the weather we had the most awesome time of our lives! Sue and the Country Ways team couldn't have been more helpful and supportive throughout the wedding planning process and they were all an absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to end. The ethos around Country Ways could not be more friendly or caring, with their help we have created memories with family and friends to last a lifetime...mission accomplished!

  • Parents of the groom

    We were there for my son and now daughter-in-laws wedding, Sue could not have been more helpful, idyllic setting and the backdrop of the country side were fantastic, the cottages are really spacious, we had one with a hot tub which was a hit not only for us but for my grandchildren too. We all loved the animals, and we were able to get up close and personal with them thanks to sue.I cannot praise Country Ways enough, great place either for a holiday or for a wedding.

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