Spring flowers, vintage bicycle and handmade rustic wedding sign at The Cow Shed Cornwall





Rustic, Relaxed, Intimate

Our beautifully restored Cow Shed Barn, Old Milking Parlour and 18th century farmhouse offer unique rustic elegance in the picturesque and tranquil Cornish countryside, only minutes from the sea. Perfect for elopements and smaller weddings, and intimate rustic weddings with up to 80 treasured guests.

The Cow Shed is a delightfully different venue. Ideal for any couple dreaming of an intimate, romantic and rustic wedding held in a tranquil, relaxed and less formal style.
Whether you’re planning a romantic runaway wedding for two or two plus a few, a small wedding with 20 to 40 of your closest family and friends, or an intimate wedding with up to 80 cherished guests, we can help you create a magical and deeply personal day that celebrates your unique love story.

Spring Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed

Perfect for a Romantic Rustic Wedding or Any Special Occasion

We care deeply about ensuring you have the wedding of your dreams and making it one of most memorable and enjoyable days of your life. A unique celebration that is all about you, and just as joyful, charming and enchanting as the wedding PHOTOS you see on our site.
Our faithfully and elegantly restored Cow Shed, Milking Parlour and Farmhouse provide a stunning range of ceremony and reception options, creating the perfect backdrop for a truly rustic and romantic occasion.
Set in an acre of mature grounds with a small stream running through it. You’ll find wild flowers and swathes of frothy cow parsley dancing in the hedgerows, and The jewel coloured ocean only minutes away

Summer Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed

“Moments that matter most linger longest in the heart when shared in exquisite settings with those we cherish deeply…”

You’ll experience our warm, relaxed and loving style in every aspect of the preparation and hosting of your special day. This ensures you can relish every moment of your rustic wedding from the first planning session to ceremony and celebrations, without stress or fuss.


From the moment you and your guests arrive at the Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse, you’ll notice life slow down and the pace skip a beat. You’ll be amazed at 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 rendezvous at Farmhouse in the early 1800’s. While we don’t know for certain if those famous lovers passed through our doors, we are certain that you’ll be able to appreciate the Farmhouse’s enduring romantic allure.

Winter Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed

Jim & Tash's Summer Rustic Wedding - The Cow Shed dressed for the Ceremony

Our exquisitely restored Cow Shed, Milking Parlour and Farmhouse are all licenced 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.

We 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.

Winter Wedding - Rustic Reception in the Cow Shed
Elli and Mark married at The Cowshed, Freathy Farm, Millbrook in Cornwall on Wednesday 30th May 2018 | photography by © Exposure Photo Agency

Our Rustic Farmhouse and Country Classic 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.

Drinks & Catering

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. 


Stay at Freathy Farmhouse

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 minutes 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 SOMETIMES host a SMALL number of happy campers in the Freathy Farmhouse grounds. We can also recommend other local accommodation to suit a range of tastes and budgets.

Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed

We’d Love To Hear From You

Here at The Cow Shed we want you to have the rustic wedding of your dreams and day you will remember for a lifetime.

If you love the sound of our unique venue and our relaxed, intimate and heartfelt approach, please Contact Us to find out more or to arrange a viewing.


We’d love to give you the opportunity to see our beautifully restored Cow Shed, Milking Parlour and Farmhouse for yourself, and to find out more about your wonderful wedding plans over a cup of tea and cake. …Because as Julia Child once famously said:


“A Party Without A Cake is Just A Meeting”


Thank you Julia – we wholeheartedly agree!

Complimentary Viewing of The Cow Shed, Old Milking Parlour and Freathy Farmhouse