Building

Designed and built with you in mind

    Harefield Barn is unique. From the outset, we have done our utmost  to  provide  a  flexible  space  to  help  you  create  your  perfect  event.  It  is  ideal  for  weddings, parties  and  celebrations,  exhibitions,  corporate  training events,  and  all  manner  of  other occasions. Our vision is for you to be able to hold your event, your way!  We offer a fully flexible and well thought out building, giving you a blank canvas so you can to use your  own creative  skills  to  decorate  the  space  and  develop  a  personal  theme should you wish.  And  what's  more, it's  the perfect location whatever the unpredictable British weather throws at you.

    Our Architect, David Burley, has done a fantastic job to translate our initial brief, and help us make our vision a reality.

    The process of building and landscaping the site has taken over a year, and will, of course, be an ongoing task as it matures and develops. Our amazing team of professional advisors and builders have worked hard to produce a superb result, which we are proud to share with you now.  

    Harefield's sweeping drive leads you past the large area of free car parking to the turning circle at the front of the building.  Here your less able guests can be dropped off, or the bride can make her grand  entrance.

    The wood and glass Porch leads  you  into  the  entrance hall,  from  where  you  can access  the  welcoming Bar area, toilets, and on towards the Main Hall. The internal doors of the porch open right against the wall allowing the large porch to feel part of your mingling space for guests should you wish.

    Arriving in style

    Making an exit

     

    In the Main Hall, the stunning beamed ceiling  gives  spacious  barn  like  proportions  creating  the  perfect  area  for  your  ceremony  and party celebrations. Huge windows allow the natural light to flood in and offer panoramic views of the beautiful Devon countryside. 

    Main Hall looking towards the end window

     

    Main Hall looking towards the Balcony

    Saw Pit Bar

    The Saw Pit Bar  area  has  comfortable  seating,  along  with  a  drinks  servery  complete  with  fridge  and  glass washing  facilities. There  is  also  a  wood  burning  stove  which  adds  to  the  cosy  atmosphere, particularly for autumn and winter functions. 

    Bar with Photo Booth in the corner

    Saw Pit Bar

     

    Extensive  glazed  bi-fold doors  give  access  from  both  the  Bar  and  Main  Hall  to  the  Terrace area from where you can enjoy the amazing views, with an ever changing vista across the valley towards the hills above Honiton. The Terrace flows seamlessly onto the grassed area beyond and into the corn field giving the impression that the whole building is 'floating' in the countryside!

    View over terrace

     

    Terrace with Outdoor Furniture

    With seating for at least 30 guests, it also provides the perfect place to sit and enjoy the view.  You could also consider hiring some different outdoor furniture as this couple did with some fabulous striped deck chairs!

    Striped deck chairs on the terrace

    The Terrace at night

    On the other side of  the  terrace,  The  Clock  House  provides  a  very  special  place  for  couples  to  exchange  their vows as  it  is one of the licensed areas, enabling  civil  wedding  ceremonies  to take  place.  The view  beyond provides  an  amazing  backdrop  for your own personal promises to each other with all your friends and family gathered on the terrace to share the occasion.  We have designed The Clock House to be slightly raised above the level of  the  terrace  so  your  guests  can  watch  proceedings  in  comfort,  and  should  the  weather prove  unpredictable,  we  can  happily move everything  from  the  terrace into  the  Main  Hall or Tallet.  And after the ceremony;  The Clock House provides the perfect place to  chat with friends and catch up with the days happenings!  Or as dusk falls, why not wander through the meadow or gather round the fire pit for a romantic end to a very special day. 

    Floral arch on The Clock House

    Cristina and Mike July 2019

    Jess and Joe August 2019

    Evening Sun on the Terrace

     

    Upstairs, the Gallery area, which is furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs, allows you and your guests to relax  and look  down  into  the  hall  to  watch  the  festivities.   It also  has  a  ceremonies licence  to enable you to exchange your vows, either with your guests watching from below or as an area to hold a more intimate ceremony.  

    Gallery Area

    Accessed from the Gallery, The Tallet provides an alternative ceremony room for up to 100 people, perfect for a winter wedding or when the weather is not so good.  It is available throughout your hire and is useful for many other things, from children's play area, band 'green room' or just somewhere to store the boxes used for your decorations.  The lighting can be adjusted to various different levels, and low lighting certainly creates a wonderful romantic mood for your ceremony.

    The Tallet

    The Tallet

    Hettie and Sam after signing the Register

    Also upstairs, the Leveret Suite is set aside for the bride and her attendants to use.  It has plenty of light  and  space  for  hair  and  make-up  artists,  along  with  a  shower  and  toilet.  The full  height window with Juliet balcony gives  wonderful  views  over  the countryside  towards  Exeter,  and  is  a  perfect  spot  for  your photographer to capture  the atmosphere as you get ready for your big day. The Leveret Suite gives you the opportunity to make the most of the preparation time with your closest family and friends before your wedding, or take a little 'time-out' during the day. It is also licensed, so you have the option, should you wish, to have an intimate marriage here, and then enjoy a larger ceremony elsewhere in the building or grounds conducted by your own celebrant. 

    The Leveret Suite

    Hair and Make-up in The Leveret Suite

     

    The large Catering Kitchen has been designed to give plenty of space for food preparation and has a second  external  access  for  deliveries. Your  caterers  are  welcome  to  come and  look  at  the  facilities available and discuss bringing additional equipment should they need it.

    Kitchen

     

     

    We have also provided a hardstanding area for catering vans adjacent to the terrace. How about keeping your food really simple with fish and chips followed by ice creams?!

    Parking area for visiting food vans

    All in all, we have tried to provide the most flexible and user friendly space we can, but if you have your own ideas, why not let us know, and we’ll always do our best to help if we can!

     

     

     

     

     

    Laura and George - March 2019

    'We had the most perfect day for our wedding at Harefield Barn. Deborah and Robert were so helpful right from the moment we booked the barn, answering any queries and helping us with all our decisions to help bring the whole day together. They were also on hand to help things run smoothly on the big day. Harefield is the perfect wedding venue offering complete flexibility and a beautiful backdrop, it really was the best day of our lives.' Thank you, Laura & George x