We’ve been welcoming guests to Lower Barns for more than 15 years!
A little about us
Hi, I’m Janie. Mike and I discovered Lower Barns back in 1992; a beautiful yet derelict building that was in serious need of some TLC. Almost 20 years on, Lower Barns has become a gorgeous, small wedding and elopement venue in Cornwall. We both care deeply about our couples, and making the most special day of their lives as fabulous as possible.
DERELICT TO DIVINE
GIVING NEW LIFE TO AN OLD BUILDING
We found this beautiful building with brambles climbing through every wall and undergrowth through what was left of any roofs. There were chickens in what is now our dining room. Despite it’s derelict state, we could both see what it could be. That was in 1998. We had been travelling the world and our heads were full of the colours and beauty of other lands, although none more than Cornwall.
MAKING IT PERFECT
It was a hands on renovation and conversion of Lower Barns. Together we mixed the cement and shaped our dreams. While we were living in a caravan in the meadow, doing our day jobs and building by night, the magic of our beautiful home began to happen. It was then that the desire to share our space with others began.
An evolving Style
Lower Barns is constantly changing
Our son, Jake had arrived at that stage and our home was complete. We combined our passion for cooking, interiors, love of colour, gardening and creative building to set a stage to share. Our dreams have always been about being and doing our best and we are ever evolving with our designs and style and always giving of the highest standard of care. Lower Barns is about romantic indulgence with friendly personal service.
ELOPEMENTS AND JOY
After receiving guests for so many years, it was a smooth transition to offer small, intimate runaway and elopement weddings as part of our stay and play. We just love the smiles and laughter that make memories to last forever. If you’d like to spend your special day in this unique place, we’d love to hear from you.