Category Archives: Rustic Weddings at The Cow Shed

Holly & Sean's Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed, August 2018. Newly wed couple embracing against a stone wall with rustic buildings and mature trees in the background.

Holly & Sean’s Dream Rustic Wedding

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Holly & Sean

We adored hosting Holly & Sean’s dream Rustic Wedding. Receiving their wonderful feedback filled our hearts with joy and reminded us of all the reasons why we love doing what we do. Thank you Holly and Sean for the honour of hosting your special day and the opportunity to get to know you both. We too feel like we’ve made lifelong friends and you’ll forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Sarah & Jeremy, The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse

Holly & Sean. Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed in August 2018. Couple embracing next to a stone wall in the Freathy Farmhouse courtyard.

“When we first started wedding planning we quite quickly both agreed on the style of wedding we wanted. After browsing online we came across The Cow Shed & quickly booked a visit. After only 5 minutes we knew it was where we would get married. Not only was this down to the beautiful venue and grounds, but Sarah & Jeremy made the whole experience.

Throughout the planning months nothing was too much trouble and no question was too much. When the big day came it was perfect. We had everyone we wanted in a venue perfectly suited to us.

The day was a dream and we can’t thank Sarah & Jeremy enough for all their hard work and love! The venue is intimate & the possibilities are endless, this is all thanks to Sarah & Jeremy. Not only did we leave the farm as husband and wife, we feel like we’ve made friends for life.”

Holly & Sean, August 2018

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Holly & Sean’s Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse, 11th August 2018.

Photography by Thomas Frost. Images shared with kind permission.

Planning a Dream Wedding of Your Own?

Holly & Sean. Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed in August 2018. Newly wed couple standing under the wedding arch with floral decorations in The Cow Shed barn.

We know a wedding venue is a deeply personal choice, so please stay a while and explore.

You may like to get to know more of our wonderful wedding couples and see more photos.

Or find out more about our Rustic Weddings or Elopement Weddings.

If you love the look of our unique venue and our relaxed, heartfelt approach, please get in touch.

We’d love to get to know you and share a little more about us to help you decide if The Cow Shed may truly be the ideal venue for you both.

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Jim and Tash's Summer Wedding, ceremony in The Cow Shed Barn. Intimate Rustic Weddings at The Cow Shed

RUSTIC WEDDINGS

Rustic Wedding and Elopement Wedding Venue in the picturesque Cornish Countryside, just minutes from the sea

 

RUSTIC WEDDINGS

Rustic, Relaxed, Intimate

Jim and Tash's Intimate Rustic Wedding at The Cow ShedAt the Cow Shed we specialise in intimate rustic weddings that are heartfelt, relaxed, and deeply personal.

Our Rustic Weddings are ideal for those planning a relaxed and intimate gathering with up to 80 treasured guests, or a smaller wedding with 20 to 30 of their closest family and friends. (If you’re planning a runaway wedding for two or two plus a few, our romantic Elopement Weddings may be the ideal fit for you.)

The Cow Shed is a delightfully different venue that offers unique rustic elegance in a stunningly picturesque and peaceful Cornish countryside, just minutes from the sea. Ideal for any couple dreaming of an intimate rustic wedding held in a relaxed and less formal style.

There are many reasons why our gorgeous wedding couples are drawn to our venue and heartfelt approach.

Many fall in the love with the warmth and character of the Cow Shed and Old Milking Parlour, our tranquil grounds, and the nature inspired elegance of our rustic themes.

Some find the idea of planning a traditional big wedding too stressful and overwhelming.

Others feel that all the fuss and fanfare of a traditional wedding just isn’t their style.

Many are looking for something distinctly different. Something unique that truly reflects their personalities and gives them the freedom to celebrate their unique union in entirely their own way.

Some want to avoid the pressure and diversion of juggling the wishes of an overly large guest list, not to mention the substantial expense. They want to ensure they can keep their focus on each other and the very reasons why they chose to get married in the first place.

Others feel rather taken aback by the entire wedding industry and are looking for a refreshingly different approach. Something intentional, personal and tranquil. A place where they can take a slow, deep breath and savour every moment of their relaxed, joy filled and intimate day.

Whatever your reasons for choosing an intimate rustic wedding, we would be honoured to help you create a deeply personal and exquisite day that has all the warmth, magic and charm you’ve ever dreamed of. We care deeply about helping you create the wedding of your dreams and ensuring it is one of the most relaxed, joyful and memorable days of your life.

Personal, TranquiL, Stress Free

Rachel and Steve's Rustic Wedding Ceremony at The Cow ShedWe take great pride in ensuring our weddings are as relaxed and intimate as possible for all our couples. You’ll experience our warm, relaxed and loving style in every aspect of the preparation and hosting of your wedding, which ensures you can relish every minute of your special day.

From the moment you and any guests arrive at The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse, you’re sure to notice life slow down and the pace skip a beat. We think you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll begin to unwind and in no time at all, feel completely calm and at home.

We know that all too often, organising a wedding can leave couples stressed and exhausted when they get home. But not at The Cow Shed! When you have your wedding here you can expect to leave feeling totally refreshed and relaxed. Basking in the glow of the very reasons why you chose to get married in the first place and revisiting fond memories of your blissfully carefree day.

Our faithfully and elegantly restored Cow Shed Barn, Old Milking Parlour and 18th Century Farmhouse provide a stunning range of ceremony and reception options, creating the perfect backdrop for a truly rustic and romantic occasion.

Our venue is 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.

Perfect for a Romantic Rustic Wedding or Any Special Occasion

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Our Cow Shed and Old Milking Parlour are both licenSed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies.

Our Cow Shed is an extremely popular choice for ceremonies and can cater for up to 50 seated guests. (Additional guests are most welcome to witness the ceremony from just outside the Barn Doors).

Our Old Milking Parlour is ideal for a rustic wedding breakfast and reception, comfortably seating up to 80 with room for a dance floor and a small band. Our wood fired stove also keeps the Old Milking Parlour warm and cosy in the cooler months, making it the ideal venue for a magical winter wedding.

Our Rustic Wedding packages include a two night stay for two and up to six of your closest family and friends in our 18th century Farmhouse. You can choose between The Cow Shed or Old Milking Parlour for your ideal ceremony location, and choose either venue for your wedding breakfast and reception. Our Rustic packages also include a host of special touches to help ensure your entire stay feels romantic, pampered, and exquisite.

 

If our rustic weddings sound ideal to you, simply Contact Us or request a brochure for more details.

Our Rustic Wedding Package

Our Rustic package is ideal for those planning an intimate and relaxed wedding with up to 80 treasured guests.

With this all inclusive, exquisite ceremony and stay option you can look forward to:

  • Enjoying a two night stay for two and up to six of your closest family and friends in our romantic 18th Century Farmhouse, with use of our large double / family room that sleeps up to four and two additional double bedrooms.
  • Our sumptuous cooked breakfast menu each morning for all guests staying at the Farmhouse.
  • A luxury couple’s wedding hamper with local artisan gifts, gourmet chocolates, champagne, wildflowers, cakes and chocolate dipped strawberries, waiting on arrival.
  • A complementary couples massage or spa treatment on the day before your wedding, to help you fully relax and unwind.
  • The option of enjoying a relaxing soak in our outdoor hot tub for all guests staying at the Farmhouse.
  • Your choice between our exquisitely restored Cow Shed Barn or Old Milking Parlour for your ideal ceremony location (please see our Photo Galleries for more inspiration).
  • Your choice between our Cow Shed, Old Milking Parlour and/or Outdoor Garden Tables for your ideal wedding breakfast / celebratory meal.
  • Complimentary use of our rustic decorations, including bunting, fairy lights, festoon lights, and an array of home made and upcycled props. These include our popular vintage milk churns, galvanised dolly tubs, shabby chic vases and rustic table settings.
  • Complimentary use of our Shepherds Hut fitted with bathroom facilities and our tables, benches and straw bales (for rustic seating).
  • Full and exclusive access to our venue and gorgeous tree lined grounds for the entire duration of your stay. Exclusive access means you’ll have ample time to relax, unwind, take unhurried photos, and fully absorb the magic of your special day. You’ll also have ready access to the spectacular countryside that surrounds us and the breathtaking beaches and cliffs of the Cornish Coast, which are only moments away.

The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse Rustic Wedding venue in Cornwall
Rustic Wedding Pricing

Our Rustic Weddings with all of the above inclusions are priced at £5,400 FOR low season dates in 2019 and £5,600 for high season. Please add £200 for weekend Bookings during 2019.

For more details, including all pricing for 2019 and 2020, simply request a copy of our Rustic Wedding Brochure.

 

Special Options

You can also choose FROM A WIDE RANGE OF special options DESIGNED TO MAKE YOUR STAY EVEN MORE RELAXING, INDULGENT AND EXQUISITE. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON BEING FLEXIBLE AND CAN CREATE A BESPOKE PACKAGE THAT HAS EVERYTHING YOU could ever WANT FOR YOUR DREAM WEDDING, AND ALL WHILE CATERING TO YOUR unique TASTES AND BUDGET.

Our Rustic Indulgence Wedding Package

Winter Wedding at the Cow Shed - Rustic Props and Wedding CakeOur Rustic Weddings are popular with couples who wish to do much of the preparation, decoration and organisation themselves, or with the help of family and friends, without the full involvement of our wedding coordination services. However, we are still available to offer advice and work closely with your chosen suppliers, if required.

For couples looking for an even more relaxed and stress-free approach, our Rustic Indulgence package is our most popular option.

Our Rustic Indulgence package includes everything from our Rustic Wedding package, with the added peace of mind and convenience a Cow Shed Wedding Planner to coordinate every aspect of your special day.

The have a wealth of knowledge which means they can offer invaluable advice. They can also take a great deal off your plate, help with budgeting and scheduling to save you time and money, communicate with your suppliers, assist with any challenging situations, and take care of all the organisation needed to ensure you dream Rustic Wedding comes together seamlessly.

You’ll also have the flexibility to customise your package with a wide range of special options to create a unique package tailored to your exact needs.

For example, we can decorate our venue for you in a bespoke rustic theme (please see our Wedding Galleries for ideas and inspiration. Arrange delectable catering tailored to your exact tastes and budget. Provide cutlery, tableware and glassware to compliment your rustic theme. Liaise with talented stylists, photographers, florists and other trusted local suppliers to cater for every facet of your special day, and much more. Our team will work tirelessly to help ensure every aspect of your special day feels abundantly relaxed and carefree.

Our Rustic Indulgence option is very much a bespoke affair and for this reason, we do not have a set price for this package. Our approach is start from the pricing and inclusions of our Rustic Wedding Package, then work closely with you in a very flexible way to create a unique package tailored to your exact requirements and budget.

This means you can have everything you want (and nothing that you don’t) to create your dream wedding, without having to take care of all the organisation yourselves. You can then focus your time and energy on each other, and on enjoying every aspect of your special day. Our Wedding Planner can also help you save money, which means the Rustic Indulgence Package can be an ideal way to take a lot off your (wedding) plate and ensure you stick to your ideal budget.

Our Small Wedding Package

If you love the sound of our Rustic Weddings but you’re planning a smaller celebration with 20 to 30 or so of your closest family and friends, our Small Wedding option could be ideal for you.

We created this package for couples who want something larger than an Elopement for Two Plus a Few but smaller than our full Rustic Wedding option.

For those planning a small and intimate wedding with around 2o to 30 guests, this all inclusive ceremony and stay option includes:

  • Enjoying a two night stay for two and up to six of your closest family and friends in our romantic 18th Century Farmhouse, with use of our large double / family room that sleeps up to four and two additional double bedrooms.
  • Our sumptuous cooked breakfast menu each morning for all guests staying at the Farmhouse.
  • A couple’s wedding hamper with champagne, wildflowers, cakes, fruit and chocolates dipped strawberries, waiting on arrival.
  • The option of enjoying a relaxing soak in our outdoor hot tub for all guests staying at the Farmhouse.
  • Your choice between our exquisitely restored Cow Shed Barn or Old Milking Parlour for your ideal ceremony location (please see our Photo Galleries for more inspiration).
  • Your choice between our Cow Shed, Old Milking Parlour and/or Outdoor Garden Tables for your ideal wedding breakfast / celebratory meal.
  • Complimentary use of our rustic decorations, including bunting, fairy lights, festoon lights, and an array of home made and upcycled props. These include our popular vintage milk churns, galvanised dolly tubs, shabby chic vases and rustic table settings.
  • Complimentary use of our Shepherds Hut fitted with bathroom facilities and our tables, benches and straw bales (for rustic seating).
  • Full and exclusive access to our venue and gorgeous tree lined grounds for the entire duration of your stay. Exclusive access means you’ll have ample time to relax, unwind, take unhurried photos, and fully absorb the magic of your special day. You’ll also have ready access to the spectacular countryside that surrounds us and the breathtaking beaches and cliffs of the Cornish Coast, which are only moments away.

The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse Rustic Wedding venue in Cornwall

 

 

small wedding pricing

Our Small Weddings in 2019, with all of the above inclusions, are priced at £3,750 for up to 20 guests and £4,240 for up to 30 guests. We accept weekend bookings for Small Weddings during our low season and mid week bookings during our high season dates.

For more details, including all pricing for 2019 and 2020, simply request a copy of our Rustic Wedding Brochure.

 

Special Options

You can also choose FROM A WIDE RANGE OF special options DESIGNED TO MAKE YOUR STAY EVEN MORE RELAXING, INDULGENT AND EXQUISITE. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON BEING FLEXIBLE AND CAN CREATE A BESPOKE PACKAGE THAT HAS EVERYTHING YOU could ever WANT FOR YOUR DREAM WEDDING, AND ALL WHILE CATERING TO YOUR unique TASTES AND BUDGET.

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Want to hear what our couples and guests have to say about their Wedding at The Cow Shed?

Here’s just a small selection of the feedback you’ll find on our Reviews page.

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Debra & Dan – “The Cow Shed – the most exquisite, beautiful, romantic and characteristic place. An incredible rare diamond hidden in a unique part of Cornwall, The Cow Shed is everything you could want in a wedding venue and million times more… [SEE MORE]

 

Jim & Tash – “To say we were pleased with our wedding at the Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse is an understatement. Sarah & Jeremy have made what was already a fantastic location into a stunning venue that blew away our guests… [see more]

 

Rachel & Steven – “The longer you stay here, the more you don’t want to leave. We had our wedding here recently and it will never cease to amaze us just how much dedication, and hard work has gone into making this place feel as peaceful and look as beautiful as it does… [SEE MORE]

The Cow Shed Elopement Table Setting

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!

The Cow Shed Wedding Viewings - Photos, Tea and Cake

Looking For More Rustic Wedding Inspiration?

We’d be delighted to share more of our favourite rustic wedding photos with you. Simply select any gallery below.

We hope these images convey a sense of the rustic charm of our unique venue and the breathtaking Cornish scenery that surrounds us, and just how relaxed, intimate, joyful and deeply heartfelt a wedding at the Cow Shed can be.

Elopement and Rustic Weddings at The Cow Shed. Debra and Dan 2nd December 2017. Newly wed couple being showered with natural flower petal confetti outside The Cow Shed Barn.

Debra & Dan’s Stunning Winter Wedding

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DEBRA & DAN

We had a wonderfully romantic wedding at The Cow Shed in December 2017, with an amazing couple who will have a place in our hearts forever. The day seemed even more magical due to the Christmas season, with the heartwarming glow of twinkling fairy lights, flickering candles, and winter greenery and moss adorning the windowsills and rustic tables in our Old Milking Parlour.

We adore this stunning and original video by Reel Productions, which beautifully captures the heartfelt romance of Debra & Dan’s joy filled winter wedding. This was filmed both here at The Cow Shed and at nearby Portwrinkle beach, resulting in some dramatic images with the Cornish Coast as a spectacular backdrop. We hope you enjoy watching this amazing video as much as we do.

Video by Reel Productions: Wedding of Debra & Dan at the Cowshed, Cornwall, UK.

Video used with permission from Reel Productions

Music: Nothing Else Matters – William Joseph, The One – Kodaline

See what Debra & Dan have to say about their wedding at The Cow Shed.

Planning a Romantic Rustic Wedding of Your Own?

Elopement and Rustic Weddings at The Cow Shed. Debra and Dan 2nd December 2017. Newly wed couple being showered with natural flower petal confetti outside The Cow Shed Barn.

We know a wedding venue is a deeply personal choice, so please stay a while and explore.

You may like to get to know more of our wonderful wedding couples and see more photos.

Or find out more about our Rustic Weddings or Elopement Weddings.

If you love the look of our unique venue and our relaxed, heartfelt approach, please get in touch.

We’d love to get to know you and share a little more about us to help you decide if The Cow Shed may truly be the ideal venue for you both.

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Jodie & Ben in the picturesque Cornish countryside that surrounds The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse.

Jodie & Ben’s Sublime September Wedding

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Jodie & Ben

The joy is etched on the faces of happy couple and all their guests in these delightful photos, which perfectly capture the essence of Jodie & Ben’s Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed on 2 Sep 17. These photos by Jessica Apps show what a truly romantic, stress-free and filled day it was. They include exited preparations in Freathy Farmhouse, the ceremony in The Cow Shed, outdoor photos in the Freathy Farmhouse grounds and the picturesque Cornish countryside that surrounds us, and the wedding breakfast in The Old Milking Parlour. We hope you enjoy looking at these photos from Jodie & Ben’s sublime September wedding as much as we do.

 

Please click any image below to view the full size photo gallery.

Photography by © Jessica apps: ben & Jodie married at The Cowshed at Freathy Farmhouse on 2 sep 2017. All images used with permission.

Jodie & Ben in the picturesque Cornish countryside that surrounds The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse.

Want to Find Out More?

If you like the look of our unique rustic venue and the sound of our our relaxed, intimate and heartfelt approach, please get in touch. We’d love to find out more about you and share a little more about us to help you decide if The Cow Shed may truly be the ideal venue for your dream wedding.

More Wedding Galleries…

Rachel and Steve's Rustic Wedding Ceremony at The Cow Shed

KIND WORDS

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KIND WORDS

Wondering what it would be like to have an Elopement or Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed?

Find out what some of our couples and their guests have to say about their special day…

Victoria & Stevie, September 2018

Victoria & Stevie's Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed 8 Sep 2018As soon as Victoria and I met Sarah and Jeremy and they showed us around their beautiful farmhouse and wedding barns we knew we had to get married there. But what came after we never could have expected.

 

The warmth, love and friendship Sarah and Jeremy have shown us is truly remarkable and so often missing from the world of wedding venues and suppliers. Sarah and Jeremy have been less like wedding venue owners and more like friends, dropping everything to help us have the most beautiful wedding day we could have imagined. Thanks to them our day was beautiful but more importantly, totally relaxed.

 

Guests kept coming up to us and saying how chilled, friendly and laid back it was. I think The Cowshed is the antidote to all the worst bits of weddings. And of course, staying in their beautiful Farmhouse was a total dream. The Cowshed and Milking parlour looked amazing with their unique decorations, hay bales and fairy lights. All of that just a few moments back from the beach. We went down to our favourite beach at Whitsand bay for photos and a dip in between lunch and the evening.

 

Our guests loved it. In fact, I’m sure a few of our guests will be walking down the Cowshed aisle at some point in the future! If you get the opportunity to get married here, grab it with both hands. Thank you so much Sarah and Jeremy.

Melissa & Joe, April 2018

Sarah & Jeremy – Joe and I would like to say a massive thank you for your sterling efforts and attention to detail for our wedding on the 21st of April 2018.

 

We had the most incredible time; it was truly a fairy tale. The setting was absolutely perfect and suited us down to the ground.  All of our guests commented on how beautiful the location was, and complete with the amazing weather that we had that weekend, we really couldn’t have asked for anything more. It was perfect!

 

Sarah, I would especially like to thank you for your hard work and attentiveness on the day.  Your ‘extra pair of hands’ was invaluable and very much appreciated!

 

Thank you so very much.

Debra & Dan, January 2018

Debra and Dan's Rustic Wedding, 2nd December 2017. Newly wed couple being showered with natural flower petal confetti outside The Cow Shed Barn.The Cow Shed – the most exquisite, beautiful, romantic and characteristic place. An incredible rare diamond hidden in a unique part of Cornwall, The Cow Shed is everything you could want in a wedding venue and million times more.

 

However, as amazing as this place is, it does not compare to the owners Sarah & Jeremy. They without a doubt make this venue what it is and no one else could ever make it as special! From the moment I set foot at The Cow Shed, I knew no venue would ever compete with this rustic, quant place. And then when you are made to feel so welcome by the lovely Sarah & Jeremy, and they bring out the home-made cake, it will leave no doubt you have found the one!

 

We were lucky enough to get married here on the 2nd of December 2017 and right up till that day Sarah was there whenever I needed advice, reassurance, or just to chat! They made the venue everything we wanted and more, helping us decorate, staying up with us until after midnight the night before the wedding making moss balls, bringing me endless supplies of tea, and not only making me feel like a friend but a family member. I really felt like it was my aunts home where I was fortunate enough to be getting married at, and never felt like a number!

 

The morning of the wedding my nerves were diabolical. The lovely Sarah, who was already inundated with endless things that needed doing for us (without a moan), brought me a piece of toast cut in tiny squares and begged me to eat one. Never would any other venue do that! They showed love, understanding and heart!

 

They made everyone feel welcome. Everyone felt at home and everyone commented on how it’s them that make The Cow Shed so great!!

 

We will be forever grateful to Sarah & Jeremy for making our special day an incredible moment that we will never forget, for taking away every stress you could ever have, and for making us part of the Freathy Farmhouse family!

 

With endless love, the Oldham family xxx”

 

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Jim & Tash, May 2017

Jim and Tash Summer Rustic Wedding July 2016, Ceremony in the Cow ShedTo say we were pleased with our wedding at The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse is an understatement. Sarah and Jeremy have made what was already a fantastic location into a stunning venue that blew away our guests, who came from all areas of the globe.

 

From the moment we saw the Cow Shed and Freathy Farmhouse, we knew that it was the perfect place to hold our wedding. In addition to the Farmhouse, which was made to feel like our own, the Cow Shed and Milking Parlour added an extra notch to the country garden wedding that we desired.

 

Sarah and Jeremy were extremely professional, hard-working and understanding of our needs, and with this understanding they often went above and beyond the call of duty in adding (making) extra tables and a bar, redistributing bales of hay, and having the foresight to accommodate guests who were previously not able to access areas within the grounds. The service provided by Sarah and Jeremy put us totally at ease and allowed us to fully appreciate and enjoy the day which, so I’m told, isn’t often attributed to other venues.

 

With a number of ‘outside agencies’ involved – caterer, waiting staff, flower arrangers, dance (ceilidh) caller, wholesalers and the like – both Sarah and Jeremy remained in-tune to our needs and sought to take the pressure off at any given opportunity. We revelled in this freedom and really felt that Freathy was rooting for us to have a successful day.

 

The personal details and touches provided by Sarah and Jeremy were so welcome and thoughtful, in particular the brides basket choc full of delicious treats and goodies that added an element of excitement to the build up. Breakfast in the morning was sumptuous and just what the doctor ordered after an energetic day packed full of laughs and joy. Our families were treated like old friends, which added to the intimate family style wedding that we hoped we would have.

 

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Rachel & Steven,  July 2016

Rachel and Steve, Rustic Wedding Ceremony at The Cow Shed, July 2016The longer you stay here, the more you don’t want to leave…

 

We had our wedding here recently and it will never cease to amaze us just how much dedication and hard work has gone into making this place feel as peaceful and look as beautiful as it does.

 

Go there. Spend some time relaxing in and around The Old Milking Parlour. Eat some amazing home cooked food. Drink coffee. Listen to the birds in the trees and the wind over the ocean.

 

If you’re looking for more reviews, we can point you in the direction of over a hundred people that will all say the same as we just have and who in their own little way, will have come away with The Cow Shed and Freathy Farmhouse etched in their minds for a very long time!

 

See their joy filled wedding photos.

Holly and Sean's Rustic Wedding in The Cow Shed Barn, leaving Barn after their ceremony while surrounded by their treasured guests.

PHOTO GALLERY

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OUR GALLERY

We’d love to share some of our favourite wedding photos and videos with you. We hope they convey a sense of the rustic charm of our unique venue, the relaxed intimacy of our joy filled weddings, and the breathtaking Cornish countryside and coast that surrounds us.

 

We’re honoured to share these galleries from our real weddings and some of the photos that have featured on covers and in stories in some of our favourite wedding magazines and sites. These include Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding Magazine, country living magazine, Wed Magazine, and Pasties & Petticoats.

 

If you’re planning a magical rustic wedding of your own, please get in touch. We’d love to help you create a romantic and deeply personal wedding that is just as heartfelt and enchanting as the images you see in our galleries.

Holly and Sean's Rustic Wedding in The Cow Shed Barn, leaving Barn after their ceremony while surrounded by their treasured guests.

We’d Love To Hear From You

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 like the look and feel of our unique venue and our relaxed, intimate and heartfelt approach, please get in touch. We’d love to find out more about you and share a little more about us to help you decide if The Cow Shed truly is the ideal venue for your wedding.

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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.

The-Cow-Shed-Cornwall-Wedding-Photography-Thomas-Frost-176Planning a Dream Wedding?

 

We know that a wedding venue is a deeply personal choice, so please stay a while.

Spend some time getting to know our wonderful wedding couples and looking through their photo galleries.

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’.

Ask for our Rustic Wedding or Elopement Brochure.

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.

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

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.

The Old Milking Parlour at The Cow Shed
Dog friendly wedding venue The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse

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!

FARMHOUSE ACCOMMODATION

 

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.

The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse Rustic Wedding venue in Cornwall
The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse Rustic Wedding venue in Cornwall
Freathy Farmhouse B&B, breakfast featuring local and organic produce
Cow Shed Weddings Courtyard
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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.

The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse Rustic Wedding venue in Cornwall

FIND OUT MORE…

If you love the sound of our rustic weddings, our exquisite venue and our relaxed, heartfelt approach, please request our Rustic Wedding Brochure or Elopement Brochure to 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!

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

Rachel & Steven’s Joy Filled Summer Wedding

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Rachel & Steven

Rachel & Steven’s joy filled, romantic and blissfully carefree rustic wedding has been captured beautifully in these images taken in our Cow Shed, Old Milking Parlour and Freathy Farmhouse grounds by Exposure Photo Agency. This was one of our earliest weddings at The Cow Shed, held in July 2016 shortly after we opened our doors, which is just one more reason why this truly gorgeous couple will always have an extra special place in our hearts.

Please click any image below to view the full size photo gallery.

Photography by © Exposure Photo Agency.: Rachel & Steven married at The Cowshed at Freathy Farmhouse on 30th July 2016.

All images used with permission from Exposure Photo Agency.

See what Rachel & Steve have to say about their wedding experience at The Cow Shed.

Rachel and Steve

Want to Find Out More?

If you like the look of our unique rustic venue and the sound of our our relaxed, intimate and heartfelt approach, please get in touch. We’d love to find out more about you and share a little more about us to help you decide if The Cow Shed may truly be the ideal venue for your dream wedding.

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