Testimonials

Katherine and James

 

Where do we begin?! A huge thank you to you both for helping us to have the most perfect day we could possibly have imagined! From your list of suppliers to dedication to answering our many questions and total amazingness at getting the day to run totally smoothly, we appreciate everything and will treasure those memories for the rest of our lives! We wish you every success in the future and thank you again for everything, Katherine and James

 

Daisy & Matt

 

Dear Paula and Paul, Where to begin, you two are amazing, thank you for all your help and support, for being so flexible with our date, for running such a beautiful venue, for making sure we’d thought about everything, for never making anything feel like a problem. We had a perfect day, just what we wanted and a lot of that is down to you. We hope you had a wonderful summer and wish you all the luck and happiness in the future. Love Daisy, Matt & Matilda. Xxx

 

Georgie & Ollie

Dear Paul, Paula and family, thank you for all your fantastic help and support leading up to the wedding and to the whole family for your tremendous hard work on the actual wedding weekend. We had so much amazing feedback about you all, we realise how much we demanded of you!

The Barn is such a great venue, it made our festi-wedding absolutely perfect.

We had such an amazing time; it was everything we dreamed of and you guys were such a big part of it. Thank you so much, love from Georgie and Ollie xxx

 

Lou & Bill

To Paul and Paula, we honestly don’t know where to begin with thanking you. From the moment we first visited The Barn you have been so kind, welcoming and helpful. We haven’t had to worry about a thing! We are so grateful for everything that you have done in helping to make our day so special.

We wish you all the luck in the world with your business, not that you’ll need it as this place is amazing and we could never recommend you highly enough.

Once again, thank you for everything, all our love, Lou and Bill

 

Ali & Andy

Our first, your 100th and we’re so glad to have found you. Thank you for shaping the most incredible weekend. We will remember it always.

You made everything so easy, and you made us all feel so welcome, it felt like a dream. Paul, you made us feel entirely secure in your hands at all times. Paula, you have such a warm and calming energy. The two of you have built a very special place.

We hope to make many more memories in Devon and will visit you for sure. All our love Ali and Andy

 

Alex & Ben

Dear Paul and Paula, we just wanted to say thank you so much for all you did on our wedding day. The Barn was the perfect venue for us, close to the beach, a wonderful view and all our guests commented on how lovely it was. Thank you as well for your help in setting up and being on hand to answer our many questions in the weeks before, we really appreciate it. Love Alex and Ben

 

Trish and Tony

Dear Paula and Paul, we honestly have no idea where to start with this attempt at putting into words and expressing how grateful we are about all that you did in helping us turn our dream of the perfect wedding day into a reality. Our day it was without doubt the happiest and most perfect day of our lives.

The whole experience and the numerous visits we made was an absolute pleasure we looked forward to each and every visit we had and couldn't wait to return! We had completely fallen for your beautiful venue and were pinching ourselves that this would be our wedding venue and we were getting married in such a beautiful spot!

The hospitality, help, guidance, listening ear and time you both gave was so completely overwhelming and so much added to the whole experience in the lead up to our big day. We truly felt our wedding mattered to you both and that meant so much! We are aware we took a lot more of your time than usual, but each time we visited allowed us to be a little bit more excited. Your attention to detail and assistance with (the many) questions we had, both face to face and by email was just invaluable and went so far in adding to the success of our beautiful day.

Getting to know you both and spending time with you at The Barn, are memories that will always stay with us and continue to make us smile! Jokes aside, with the absence of the parents of the bride and in particular the mother of the bride, Paula you were honestly more of a support than you'll ever know and you went such a massive way in filling the gap that had been left.  We'll both be forever grateful for all that you did!

Now we're in a 9th month of marriage and still people are talking about our wedding and this speaks volumes! With your help we were able to create a day that was everything we'd envisaged, the personal touch really had been added, especially from both of you, allowing us to have the memorable day we so hopeful! Thank you for everything! With all our love and best wishes Tony and Trish xxxx

 

Hattie and Sean

Thank you for everything is the only thing I can say! Thank you for helping us plan a wedding from 200 miles away relatively easily! Thank you for facilitating every little thing, for answering every little random query or qualm and for a much-needed pep talk! You have the most beautiful venue in the most beautiful part of the world, and we felt so privileged to be able to say I do here! Lots of love Hattie and Sean xxxx

 

Jesse and Meg

Paul and Paula, thank you doesn't begin to cover how grateful we are for everything you did to create such a special day. I think it's pretty obvious we had no idea what we were doing, so we really appreciate the guidance advice and time you gave us. We went a bit off piste with the food and band and so thanks for bearing with us! We both knew the second we arrived to view The Barn that it was our kind of place and after meeting you both we knew we'd made the right choice. Devon is one of our favourite places anyway and now we love it even more!

We never really believed people when they said that their wedding day was the best day of their life but it 100% was so thank you so much for your help with that. Much love Meg and Jesse xx

 

Clara & John

Dear Paul and Paula, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for giving John and Clara the most wonderful wedding. You are both absolutely fantastic, so thoughtful, kind and incredibly hard working. You made us all so welcome and you were totally accommodating, nothing seemed too much trouble. You've got the most stunning venue and were the ultimate hosts. Everyone said how fantastic it was. Thank you so very much, all the very best, Helen (Johns mum)

 

Lorna & Danny

Thank you so very much for being 2 amazing stars and helping us every step of the way to have our wedding just how we wanted it. Love from Lorna & Danny

Lucy & Jamie

As soon as I saw The Barn at South Milton, I knew that was the place for our wedding reception. A truly unique venue that could be styled and catered any way we wanted with absolutely incredible views- I thought we'd hit the jackpot! Then we met Paul and Paula and I knew we absolutely had hit the jackpot! Professional, thoughtful & considerate, they were totally focussed on ensuring us and our guests had a wonderful time! From the help, guidance and advice throughout the planning to their hard work on the day, they ensured that the day flowed seamlessly without a hitch. They had thought of every detail of the venue which made it an such a wonderful integral part of our big day. Having access to the venue from the Thursday meant that decorating the Barn was stress free and having the option of using props/ decorations from pervious weddings was a huge cost saver. And not having to leave early on Sunday meant that we could invite our guests back for a BBQ breakfast, relive stories of the day before and say goodbye properly. We received so many compliments from our guests on the venue and those camping were highly impressed with the facilities, including showers, getting ready area with (mirrors, wardrobe and plugs) and campers kitchen. 

 

We would highly recommend The Barn at South Milton to anyone who wants an exceptionally charming, beautiful & rustic venue with incredible views. We loved it so much, we're hoping to find an excuse to have another party there again! Silver wedding anniversary maybe...!

Nick & Maria

To everyone at The Barn! Thank you all soo much for making our wedding day run smoothly from the start of the planning until the end of the weekend! We had an absolute perfect day and are really grateful for all your help, with love from Nick & Maria.

Lucy & Leanne

We were delighted to meet you both, after hearing so much about you from Lucy and Leanne!

We can't thank you enough for making their wedding reception such a memorable day, and everything about it seemed just right. The ceremony, which they had scripted, was perfect, the food was very tasty, and I was pleased with the wines which our local wine merchant had recommended. The band were terrific!

As for the venue what can we say?!  You have created a wonderful Wedding "Barn” with all the facilities to go with it, and we can see how much hard work you have done and are planning to do.

And as for the two of you - your warmth and friendliness shines through - and we saw how well you kept your finger on the pulse in every way.

The whole experience was terrific. Congratulations.

With very best wishes and many thanks

Andrew and Jeni

Emma and Josh

Dear Paul and Paula,

Emma and Josh's Wedding

Following on from my call on Tuesday.  Thank you so much for making Emma and Josh's wedding day so very special.

The barn looked magical! The additional touches of the old cart, the arbor, the festoon lighting gave us the ideas to create something special that all our guests loved. The wooden upright risers for food were fantastic and suited our Devon Feast!

Your tireless efforts to assist with all the wedding preparations from Wednesday onwards and attention to detail at any of our requests were second to none. The unexpected snow that created more work for you and care to ensure that all our guests got home safely was commendable.

Please do give our names for references if they are ever needed.

Many many thanks again for such a treasured memory and for your enthusiasm and genuine desire to make the day so special. 

Best Wishes

Jane

Lucy and Andy

Dear Paul and Paula, Firstly, sorry this has taken so long to write. Secondly, THANK YOU so much for enabling us to have the wedding of our dreams! The Barn was the absolute magical place we’d envisioned, and the day was even better than we’d hoped. But also, it was you two who made the wedding. Your advice and enthusiasm and support was invaluable and we couldn’t have done it without you. We’ve voted for you in the recent wedding awards - it couldn’t go to a better venue or couple! See you up ‘North one day, but if not we’ll definitely be visiting your beautiful beach again. All our love, Lucy and Andy x

Harriett & Richard

Dear Paul and Paula, thank you so much for putting on the wedding of our dreams! You were both amazing for the entire process and on the day. The Barn was beautiful, and the day was perfect. We want to it all over again! We’ll let you know when we’re next in South Milton! Love from Mr and Mrs Bird xxx

Dear Paul and Paula…and staff! We just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you all for making Rich and Harriet’s day run so smoothly and be everything that they wanted. The Barn is just so perfect - you have done an amazing job in putting it all together and the work that you all did quietly on the day - beavering away - was fantastic! You pulled it all together for us, were so generous with your time and the staff were so polite, helpful, happy and clearly worked very hard. Thank you VERY much. Simon and Yvonne xx (MOB!!!) x

Rosie and Sam

Paula and Paul, thank you both so much for the wonderful setting of our wild and windy wedding. We had an absolute blast and thanks for all your help in making it happen. We’re considering doing it every year as it was certainly the best wedding we’ve ever had! Hope you’re both well, Sam.

Dear Paul and Paula, how can I say thank you for all you did for us – I could write a 10-page letter (and I know that has been done in the past!) All weddings bring happiness but having our wedding at your Barn with you brought true joy, as it felt like you were our friends and that it was more than business – you genuinely cared. I want to say a huge thank you to you and your staff for making our wedding as wonderful as it was, even in the midst of a hurricane! Every stage brought us happy memories that will last forever. Good luck in your future business, love Rosie.

Paula and Paul, thank you so much for all the hard work you put into making Rosie and Sam’s wedding such a happy occasion. Although they did most of the planning, you made it an occasion we could all enjoy - once the cake was assembled! Best wishes, Mandy and Steve x

Sarah and Tim

Dear Paula and Paul, we wanted to write and say a huge thank you to you both for making our wedding so wonderfully special. We should probably start by apologising that it has taken so long for us to send this but getting back to normal life and navigating post-wedding come-down has taken longer than expected! This could easily be attributed to the fact that the two days exceeded all of our hopes and expectations of what we wanted our wedding to be, and we are only too aware that the effort and behind-the-scenes role that you both played went a huge way to achieve this. You were everywhere and even as people ploughed on into day two, your energy, attention to detail and hospitality didn’t break stride. At the same time, the people who got to meet you over the weekend in between all of your hard work, haven't been shy in saying what lovely people you are and how lucky we were to have you supporting us. It’s a true testament to you guys that you were able to do what you did to oversee our day and still make such an impression on our friends and family. For us though, and undoubtedly the many couples who’ve enjoyed The Barn, it was the confidence and peace of mind that you gave us knowing that you were both there working like crazy to give us the day we wanted. We were able to step back, relax and really enjoy the day without worrying about anything.

 

I (Sarah) would especially like to thank Paula for her support the day before the wedding - it not only allowed me to enjoy a family meal the night before without any worries but I can honestly say I didn't once think about any of the logistics during the day itself. Paul, I can’t thank you enough for encouraging me to take a couple of minutes out of the drinks reception to take a peep at The Barn and all its glory before everyone was seated. It was a special moment to see the fruits of all our labour and to see the room look so amazing and remains one of the highlights for me. Obviously, the setting, the venue and (luckily) the weather were headline features of what had everyone enjoying themselves, but for us it was your contribution, work friendless and passion that were most invaluable and it wouldn’t have been the day it was without you. Tim would also like to say a special thank you for your patience with what was in danger of becoming a ‘rugby-esque’ drinking session on the Sunday! Knowing the guys as I do, for some of them this would’ve been a real highlight and your hospitality post-event, as well as willingness to do a run to Salcombe were hugely appreciated. It really did extend the celebrations and contributed to what has gone down as an epic weekend all round.

We hope the rest of your summer has been successful and enjoyable, and that your August break was equally restful. Again, we hope to see you soon and wish you all the very best for the future. Lots of love, Sarah and Tim xx

Jo and Gavin

Dear Paula and Paul, Thank you! From that cold, wet and windy January afternoon when we first visited The Barn, Jo and Gavin knew it was the place they wanted to get married. It was just perfect. The whole weekend was superb! I think we had the icing on the cake by having such amazing weather and a delightful sunset, However the day would have been wonderful whatever. Your professionalism and organisation were impeccable. Sincerest thanks to you both and all your staff for making the whole weekend much a memorable and happy occasion. We wish you continuing success in your venture at The Barn with our very best wishes, Neil and Alison 

Chloe & Mark

Dear Paula and Paula, we just wanted to say thank you so much for making the weekend run so smoothly and for all your help building up to the wedding. You really did go the extra mile and it is so appreciated. Everyone has commented on how helpful you were, and it really did make all the difference. We are so glad it did eventually go ahead as hoped in the end. We can’t think of anywhere in the world we would have rather got married. Our only regret is that it’s over and we can’t do it again. We hope everything continues to go really well for you at The Barn. We’re sure it will as you seem to be getting it just right. We will be back to visit the beach soon! Love Chloe and Mark and the children - Indigo, Jago and Finn xxx

Fran & Nick

To, Paul and Paula, one last note of thanks to you both for being so wonderful. You are an extremely genuine and sincere couple and we really appreciate all your support, guidance, calmness and efforts to make our wedding weekend just perfect. With love, Fran and Nick x

Christine & Matt

Dear Paul and Paula, thank you so much for everything you did to help make our wedding weekend so perfect. We couldn’t have asked for anything more as it was everything we had ever wished for, plus some! We both shed a tear as we drove away, knowing we now have memories of such a fantastic time at The Barn that we will truly treasure forever. You were both so amazing and we wanted to say thanks for all your hard work too. We hope you like the gift, which is made from barn doors that have been aged by the sea, which seemed apt. We hope you display it for others (or just yourselves) so you’re reminded that we had the time of our lives with you. Lots of love, Christine, Matt, Tilly and Biscuit the dog xxx

Sarah & Matt

 

Dear Paula and Paul, a little late in response, but I am writing this short letter to say how much Beverly and I appreciate everything you have done relating to Sarah and Matt’s wedding on the 3rd of September. Whilst many would rightly say that what you did was to be expected at such an important event in our life, we feel that what you both did went well beyond the ‘call of duty!’ You were very kind, friendly, professional and accommodating at all times and nothing was ever too much trouble. Even the weather on the day played no significance as everything before, during and after the wedding rose well above the weather God threw at us on the day. Although tired, we left you on the Sunday happy in the knowledge that, because of you, all went well. During our time at The Barn you two were part of the family and for this, we thank you. With love and best wishes, David and Beverly (Sarah’s parents)

Chris and Donya

Paula and Paul, we’d like to thank you both, from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the most magical and unforgettable wedding. We really miss talking to you both and wish we could do it all again. You probably hear this a lot, but you really did make our whole experience so personal, so special. It felt like we were friends and had been for a long time. We will surely keep in touch. You are a truly wonderful couple, with a cracking business which is set in a magical place. The moment of the balloon release felt so mystical - thanks for allowing us to do that. Love and happiness, Chris and Donya xxx P.S thank you for all your recommendations, flowers and band = top-notch.

Monika and Richard

Dearest Paula and Paul, there are no words to describe how thankful we both are for all you hard work and love you put into helping us to make our big day so special! You are incredible in what you do, and you will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories! We hope our paths will cross again in the future! Love always, Monika and Richard McIntosh xxxxx

Tom & Rachel

Paul and Paula, well, hopefully this card finds you both well and resting after what has no doubt been a very busy and successful wedding season! We were thrilled to be your first wedding of the year and despite the weather we had an absolute blast! Our guests couldn’t believe how beautiful The Barn was and hopefully also had a lot of fun. So much of our big day was down to you both - the effort and personal touch that you give is incredible and we’re so glad we got married at your Barn. Thank you for everything throughout the last two years and we wish you all the best for the future. Lots of Love, Mr and Mrs Bates xxx

Rebecca & Neil

"Neil and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us celebrate our wedding in the most perfect way imaginable!

We both feel incredibly fortunate to have stumbled across you and felt instantly comfortable and excited at the prospect of holding our reception at The Barn. Of course the day itself was a dream … even the weather was wonderful! We had so many comments from family and friends about the venue and in particular, about how lovely you both were. We are so pleased (and not surprised at all!), that the business is doing so well and wish you all the best for the future.”

"Bob and I want to thank you both sincerely for enabling Rebecca and Neil to fulfil their wedding celebration dream on the 25th.

You have worked so diligently and personably with them right from the start and on the day it all came together … vintage glamour, country flowers and lots of fun and laughter.

The Barn simply looked breathtaking. You both have a great combination of skills and nothing was too much for you.

We wish you every success in the venture … you deserve to prosper."

Sarah & Sibley

Thank you for everything. But from the bottom of our hearts thank you soooooo much!

Best day of our lives and you both had a huge part in that. You’re both beautiful people inside & out and are great at what you do. So many people came up to us and said how lovely you are!

We wish you all the best for the future, you deserve a bloody good one!"

Mary & Ewan

What can we say?! You are both amazing – thank you so much for making our day/weekend absolutely BRILLIANT! It was seamless, hassle free and just utterly fantastic from start to finish.

Everyone has been raving about the weekend! Ewan and I want to wish you the best of luck with your business – we can’t think of two people who deserve to succeed more! Again, a huge thanks to you both.

Thank you both so much: for providing the most beautiful venue. For being so kind, thoughtful and helpful. You were an important part of the event, and helped make our experience of Ewan and Mary’s wedding so special - indeed magical!

We wish you all the best for the future - may there be many more weddings at The Barn at South Milton."

Sue & Keith Jones, Ewan's Mum & Dad

Hannah & Jack

Dear Paul & Paula,

A very belated thank you for all your help with our car after Jack & Hannah’s wedding – phoning around and then changing the tyre was such a help for us.

Best of luck with the continuation of the barn as a wedding venue – it really is a most beautiful venue. Thanks again!"

Claire & Pete

Thank you for working with us and making the barn and bell tents look gorgeous. It was a pleasure working with you to make our day special. Thank you. You were both stars."

Claire & Pete

Lindsey & Colin

Thank you so much for everything you have both done for us to help create our perfect wedding day. The barn looked phenomenal (better than we imagined), and it was obvious how much work you had both put in.

Paula, I told people you were my fairy godmother and you really were. You were never fazed by any requests, and made sure you helped create what we had imagined. The efforts you both put into our day (and night!) will never be forgotten by us. We feel really honoured that we were your first ‘official’ wedding, and we wish that your venue has many more beautiful and fun weddings like ours."

Rebecca & Steve

Thank you for everything you did to help make our wedding all that we dreamt it would be. So many guests commented on what fantastic hosts you are, you couldn’t have done more.

Everyone including us had an amazing weekend, we loved every minute and wish we could do it all again! From the first time we came to see The Barn we knew we had found a special place. You always made us feel so welcome, and all your hard work has certainly paid off.

You have created something very unique and we wish you every success for the future, you really do deserve it!"

Rebecca & Steve

Rosie & Dan

We just wanted to say a BIG thank you for all your help with our big day - you really did help to make it absolutely perfect!

It was so lovely having you both there making sure that everything ran smoothly. Everyone needs a Paul and Paula on their wedding day!

We really appreciate all you did for us and wish you all the best for the future."

Robyn & Joe

 

What can we say??? We just can’t begin to thank you both enough for doing what you did for our daughter’s wedding on 11/7/15.

Without a doubt it was truly one of the best days of our lives. I am still shedding tears 4 days later!

All our very best wishes to you both, and to a successful journey ahead for your wonderful business!!!"

Robyn's Mum & Dad

Sarah & Bruce

 

Dear Paul & Paula, thank you SO much for all your help in the run up to, and during, our wedding weekend! Your work ‘behind the scenes’ to make sure it all ran smoothly is really appreciated!

We had SUCH an amazing weekend and loved every minute. We’re still reminiscing 2 months on and I’d love to do it all again!

Hope the rest of the wedding season has gone smoothly, bet you’re looking forward to a break!

Hope to meet you when we visit South Milton for a nostalgic anniversary weekend! Love Sarah & Bruce.

How very charming is your delightful venue - helping it to be a very happy weekend - many thanks!

Your attention to detail left us with nothing to fuss over and your excellent facilities meant that everyone was well catered for - from getting up until going to bed!

Wishing you every good wish for your future events and success for the future."

Bruce's Mum

Gemma & Matt

Thank you so much for all of your efforts over our wedding weekend. We had such an amazing time, it was perfect! We hope you have a relaxing winter and many more successful weddings to come!!"

Gemma & Matt

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