The Old Dairy

our beautiful barn for the big event
rain or shine!

The old dairy is our beautiful timber-clad party barn with a glazed wall offering uninterrupted views of our meadow and paddock. It has underfloor heating and offers a huge amount of space inside and out  for your special day.

Before and after…

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The Old Dairy In progress Devon Wedding Venue
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Personalise your wedding venue

Inside the old dairy we have chunky beams and neutral colours in an open space. It is yours to decorate as you please.

Plan your wedding party

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We have a sound system and mics available for speeches which can also be used for small band amplification for when the party starts.

The Old Dairy kitchen

A professional kitchen with a triple fridge (plenty of space to chill your fizz) (!) and extra-large ovens – you will be able to consider a DIY wedding if you want to. With this kitchen, you will have a few more options! Perhaps use it for late night pie or pizza warming – and get the professionals in to feed you for your main feast.  We just want you to know that the options are there!

If you decide on a longer stay – the Old Dairy kitchen will come in very handy!

The Old Dairy bar

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We don’t charge for corkage so you can decide to bring in your own bevvies.  To help you, we have 3 big fridges and an ice making machine, plus lots of advice on local brewery beers (see Gary who has spent time researching)!  As well, we know local wine merchants if you want to be exclusive – or suggest using the local shops, if not!  You will need to hire in glasses to suit your drinks and numbers.  Another option is to rent in a bar or you can ask us to provide a serving and clearing away team.

The Terrace

Fronting the Old Dairy, this smart sandstone terrace has a unique canopy to provide you with lots of shaded options to incorporate into your plans.  It could be the focus of a welcome drinks array for a mingle and meet; perhaps a place for a mega-games show-down or maybe a spot to order ice creams from a visiting van! You could have a ‘morning after’ coffee and cake before everyone leaves.  It may just be part of the chill-out zone for those who want to take a break from dancing or to quietly enjoy the views and have a moment!

Ready to chat?

Higher Holcombe: a unique Devon venue for outdoor and woodland weddings, glamping holidays and countryside retreats

Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1PQ

T: +44 (0) 774 0978 408

E: hello@higherholcombe.co.uk


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