Civil Weddings

We can guide you through the procedure you will need to follow in order to get married or hold your Civil Partnership at Harefield Barn. Devon Registration Service employs a wonderful team of highly skilled Registrars, and two will be present for your wedding.  One will conduct your ceremony, and the other will enter the details of your marriage in the official register for posterity.

After you have checked with us that your preferred date is available, your first call should be to Devon Registration Service Ceremonies Team on 0345 155 1002.  They will be able to check the date is free and take your booking, explain the process of giving notice and any costs involved.  All the information is also available on their website at

Once your date is booked with both Harefield Barn and the Registration Service – the fun begins!

There are seven locations licenced and available for your ceremony; The Main Hall, The Gallery, The Clock House, The Bar, The Leveret Suite, and the Porch.  This gives you an enormous amount  of flexibility to your arrangements.   Details for these are given in The Venue page.

If you would prefer to have a special ceremony away from one of the licenced locations, Devon Registration staff are happy to carry out the very brief legal part of the marriage with you and your witnesses in one of the licenced locations within the building, and then conduct a full Commitment Ceremony attended by all your guests elsewhere.  

You could also choose to attend a Register Office beforehand for the legal exchange of vows, and then employ a member of Devon Registration Service or an independent celebrant to perform a Commitment Ceremony for you at Harefield. As a former Registrar, this is something I can personally do for you if you wish.

Again, flexibility is our motto – we want you to be able to enjoy your day, your way, and will help you achieve that however we can!

Rachael and Dan

I think after a week back to normality with work and school runs we have finally floated back down to earth from our wonderful wedding. From the set up on the Friday to landing back from our honeymoon, we never stopped smiling. So many people who came to our day expressed how much fun they had and what a fab venue Harefield is; the word is being spread far and wide! We never doubted your vision and reaped all the rewards of the finished product. I took a moment to just pause and take in the sight of our friends and family with smiley faces, happily tucking in to food, drink in hand and flowing in out and around the barn just as we wanted. You and Robert both worked so hard across the whole weekend to keep things running smoothly and we are so grateful as our memories of our day is just one of pure happiness, love and joy.