About Us

When you visit us, 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, if we’re ‘the one’, you’ll know.

With a team working from the heart, we want you to feel like this venue is a home away from home. From the moment you step into our courtyard to saying ‘I do’, before leading up to the moment we finally say our goodbyes, we want to make sure your wedding is truly special.

Sarah, owner of The Cow Shed, moved to Freathy Farmhouse to fulfil her dream of running a Cornish B&B. In true romantic style, Freathy Farmhouse chose Sarah, rather than the other way around.

The farmhouse was last on her list of countless properties she’d viewed in search of living her dream in Cornwall. Sarah admits she didn’t even want to go inside, believing it was not what she was looking for. But when she took her first step through the front door, she soon realised she was ‘home’. Later, when she discovered the barn made the perfect venue for rustic weddings, The Cow Shed Weddings was born.

Jeremy joined Freathy Farmhouse a few years later, adding his creative footprint to match Sarah’s vision to create the rare and exquisite venue it’s become today. They both wanted to offer something that had a heart, rather than develop a business for the sake of making profit. Sarah’s vision was inspired from traditional weddings, where families could come together to arrange a wedding in the village hall, with hay bale seating and bunting hung from the ceiling.

The initial ventures of Freathy Farmhouse were expanded, and the grounds were transformed into a complete onsite exclusive wedding venue, with runaway elopement weddings and intimate rustic ceremonies held here. The venue continues to grow and now hosts weddings with up to 80 treasured guests.

Jo and Ben married at The Cow Shed Cornwall on the 31st July 2018 - photographed by © Exposure Photo Agency
Jo and Ben married at The Cow Shed Cornwall on the 31st July 2018 - photographed by © Exposure Photo Agency
Jo and Ben married at The Cow Shed Cornwall on the 31st July 2018 - photographed by © Exposure Photo Agency

The little details

We pride ourselves on the attention to detail we put into our rustic venue - from the luxury wedding hampers to couple's massages.

Wedding planner

Our in house dedicated wedding planner will help with budgeting and scheduling, communicate with your suppliers, and take care of all the organisation to ensure that your dream rustic wedding happens seamlessly.

Rustic accommodation

Our romantic 18th century farmhouse lies in the heart of The Cow Shed grounds, and is the perfect place to unwind before and after your wedding.

Meet our Team

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is the owner of The Cow Shed and the warm, bubbly heart of this beautiful venue. She creates weddings with the love you’re guaranteed to feel on your special day. The Cow Shed venue is her home and she wants you to feel welcomed throughout your time here, with a desire to provide the wedding of your dreams.

A romantic at heart, Sarah manages, co-ordinates and styles each wedding, paired with fine attention to detail and the love of creating new things out of old items.

Jeremy

Jeremy

Jeremy is our reliable and loveable handy man. He’s also Sarah’s business partner, and takes care of all the practical things when it comes to creating a beautiful wedding — often bringing Sarah’s brilliant ideas to life.

A passionate creative, he takes pride in the maintenance of the grounds and is a keen motorbike enthusiast. If you’re lucky, you may even get a glimpse of his impressive bike collection while you’re wandering through the courtyard.

Debbie

Debbie

Debbie is a professional chef, who lovingly brings all our wedding menus to life with an artistic flair. South African born, she moved to the UK in 2000, before finding her permanent home in Cornwall in 2011.

She has 22 years chef experience, including being head chef at a four-star restaurant, so you can be sure to enjoy gorgeous food at your ceremony. Debbie takes pride in using local, sustainable produce, working closely with suppliers to offer you and your wedding guests the best the region has to offer.

Our wedding coordinator Cheryl

Cheryl

Cheryl is our ‘wedding help’ angel. Truly a wedding coordinator dear to our hearts, she is an invaluable asset to our team. After 30 years in hospitality, Cheryl adores creating the perfect wedding here at The Cow Shed.

She takes care of the bride and groom, and their guests, from ironing shirts and bringing Champagne to the bridal party, to taking restless children for walks around the venue and saying hello to the pigs and chickens.

Kat and Gareth

Lisa-Jane

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Kat and Gareth

Lillie

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Simple and beautiful wedding cake

Contact us

We pride ourselves on treating our bride and groom like family, with a venue full of rustic charm and warm personality. From the moment you get in touch with us, we want you to feel connected with what we can offer, and leave feeling like you’ve discovered new friends.

Come and see us for a relaxed chat, a cup of tea, and one of our celebrated cakes. We’re looking forward to meeting you.