WELCOME TO THE COW SHED
Relaxed & Intimate Rustic Weddings
The Cow Shed is a rare and exquisite rustic venue located in picturesque and tranquil Cornish countryside, only minutes from the sea. Our delightfully different venue is ideal for Elopements and intimate Rustic Weddings with up to 80 treasured guests.
Our beautifully restored Cow Shed Barn, Old Milking Parlour and 18th Century Farmhouse are set within an acre of gorgeous grounds. The entire venue is available for your exclusive use, providing the perfect setting for a two-night stay and an intimate rustic wedding and reception, all within the same ideal location.
You’ll also have easy access to the scenic countryside that surrounds us and the breathtaking cliffs and beaches of the spectacular Cornish Coast, which are moments away.
Planning a Dream Wedding?
We know that a wedding venue is a deeply personal choice, so please stay a while.
Find out more about our Rustic Weddings and our intimate, heartfelt approach.
And what makes The Cow Shed such a distinctly different venue.
See if you feel inspired and drawn to The Cow Shed’s unique rustic charm.
If you get butterflies or your heart skips a beat, you’ll know we may be ‘the one’.
Or Get in Touch to arrange a visit or find out more.
And discover whether The Cow Shed may truly be the right venue for you both.
“Moments that matter most linger longest in the heart when shared in exquisite settings with those we cherish deeply…”
Perfect for Romantic Rustic Weddings & Special Occasions
If you’re planning a romantic elopement for two or two plus a few, a small wedding with 20 to 30 of your closest family and friends, or an intimate rustic wedding with up to 80 beloved guests, we can help you create a deeply personal wedding that has all the warmth, magic and charm you’ve ever dreamed of.
Here at The Cow Shed we want you to have the rustic wedding of your dreams and a day you will remember for a lifetime. If you choose to get married here, you’ll experience our warm, relaxed and loving style right from the very first planning session all the way through to your ceremony and celebrations. This ensures you can relish every aspect of your joy filled, intimate and blissfully carefree day.
Personal, Peaceful, Tranquil
From the moment you and your guests arrive at the Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse, you’re sure to notice life slow down and the pace skip a beat. In fact, we think you’ll be amazed at just how quickly you begin to unwind and in no time at all, feel completely calm, relaxed and at home.
You’ll also get to experience why Freathy Farmhouse and the spectacular Cornish Coast have been charming and enchanting couples for centuries. There’s even a popular local legend about Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton enjoying frequent passionate rendezvous at Freathy Farmhouse in the early 1800’s. While we don’t know for certain if those famous lovers passed through our doors, we’re certain you’ll be able to appreciate our venue’s enduring romantic allure.
the cow shed
Our exquisitely restored Cow Shed, Milking Parlour and Farmhouse are all licenSed for civil marriages and partnerships, so you can hold your ceremony in the setting that best suits you.
The Cow Shed is an extremely popular backdrop for rustic wedding ceremonies. The half-timbered venue embraces a host of country and nature inspired elements, complete with blanket covered hay bales for seating.
The Cow Shed can also be transformed into a dance venue after your reception. While a barn dance is a popular choice to compliment a rustic theme, you can choose any style of entertainment that best suits your personality and wedding.
the old milking parlour
We also have one of the few remaining old style milking parlours in existence, which we have lovingly and sympathetically restored. The original feeding troughs have been given a new lease of life as seating, and you can still see the metal dividers that once separated the cows during milking. The result is a rare and exquisite venue, ideal for a wedding reception or any special occasion.
We can dress our Cow Shed, Milking Parlour and Farmhouse for your wedding in a bespoke rustic theme using a range of home made and upcycled props, and select items from trusted local suppliers. Our photo galleries provide real life examples of the way we can transform our venues and we hope they provide inspiration for your dream wedding. You’re also welcome to add some of your own handmade or special items for a uniquely personal touch, or even dress our venues yourself.
Our Rustic Farmhouse packages include exclusive use of our venue and grounds, giving you the freedom to ensure every aspect of your ceremony, wedding breakfast, photography and entertainment is exactly how you want it to be. You’ll never be hurried along or asked to compromise for any other wedding party. Our focus is entirely on you.
Our restored rustic buildings provide a stunning backdrop for a ceremony and wedding breakfast, and our grounds and surrounding countryside offer an abundance of breathtaking scenery for photographs. This includes the spectacular cliffs and beaches of the Cornish Coast – an area of outstanding natural beauty that is only minutes away.
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER A RANGE OF OUTSTANDING AND FLEXIBLE MENUS FEATURING LOCAL AND ORGANIC PRODUCE, THROUGH OUR IN-HOUSE CHEF. OUR TALENTED CHEF HAS A VARIETY OF MENUS TO SUIT A RANGE OF TASTES AND BUDGETS AND IS AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS OPTIONS & PRICING ON REQUEST. OF COURSE, YOU ALSO HAVE THE OPTION TO SELF CATER OR ARRANGE YOUR OWN DINING OPTIONS WITH A CATERER OF YOUR CHOICE.
OUR FLEXIBLE WEDDING PACKAGES GIVE YOU THE FREEDOM TO SUPPLY YOUR OWN DRINKS, AND OUR COUPLES ARE TYPICALLY DELIGHTED TO LEARN THAT WE DO NOT CHARGE CORKAGE.
THE COW SHED IS A FULLY LICENSED VENUE AND WE WILL SHORTLY BE INTRODUCING OUR OWN IN-HOUSE BAR………WATCH THIS SPACE!
OUR RUSTIC WEDDING AND SMALL WEDDING PACKAGES INCLUDE EXCLUSIVE USE OF OUR LUXURIOUS FARMHOUSE B&B FOR TWO NIGHTS FOR THE WEDDING COUPLE AND FOUR TO SIX GUESTS. OUR RURAL ROMANCE ELOPEMENT PACKAGE INCLUDES A TWO NIGHT STAY FOR THE WEDDING COUPLE WITH THE OPTION OF ADDING ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION FOR GUESTS.
STAYING ONSITE AT FREATHY FARMHOUSE GIVES YOU AND YOUR WEDDING PARTY THE CHANCE TO RELAX AND UNWIND THE DAY BEFORE YOUR CEREMONY, GET DRESSED AND PAMPERED IN THE FARMHOUSE ON THE DAY OF YOUR WEDDING, ENJOY A STRESS FREE, INTIMATE AND HIGHLY PERSONALISED CEREMONY AND RECEPTION, THEN RETREAT TO THE SANCTUARY OF YOUR ROOMS AT THE END OF YOUR SPECIAL DAY. THIS IS BECAUSE OUR COW SHED BARN, OLD MILKING PARLOUR AND FARMHOUSE ARE ALL LOCATED AT THE SAME VENUE, WITHIN A MINUTE’S WALKING DISTANCE.
You and your guests staying at the Farmhouse can enjoy A complimentary gourmet breakfast FOR EACH MORNING OF YOUR STAY. WE CAN ALSO ARRANGE FOR an evening meal prior to your wedding day for an additional charge. All meals will be lovingly prepared in the Freathy Farmhouse kitchen BY OUR IN-HOUSE CHEF.
All of our wedding packages include complimentary chocolates, fruit, cakes & flowers in the bridal suite and a relaxing soak in our outdoor hot tub with complimentary peach or prosecco bellini or fresh fruit smoothie. Our Rustic Farmhouse packages also include a Luxury Wedding Hamper and couples massage to help you completely unwind.
If you require additional accommodation for more guests, We can recommend lots of fabulous places to stay in the local area to suit a range of tastes and budgets.
FIND OUT MORE…
And while we hope you’ll feel inspired by everything you see today, one of the best ways to find out if we’re truly the right venue for you is to experience The Cow Shed in person.
Contact us to arrange a relaxed visit. Come and see our Cow Shed Barn, Old Milking Parlour and Farmhouse for yourself. Tell us all about your wonderful wedding plans and find out a little more about us.
When you see the venue, see if your heart skips a beat. When you talk to us, see if you feel that wonderful flutter of butterflies. If The Cow Shed is truly right for you, you’ll know.
And if not that’s OK too because a wedding venue is a deeply personal choice, and the most important thing is to make the right choice for you.
Either way, you can look forward to enjoying a relaxing cup of tea and one of our celebrated cakes. Because as Julia Child once famously said:
“A Party Without A Cake is Just A Meeting.”‘
Thank you Julia. We couldn’t agree more!