Blackdown Events

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Hi, I’m Gemma and I run Blackdown Events, with the help from my amazing family. Wedding celebrations are held in The Haymeadow, which is part of the family farm in the Blackdown Hills. I love helping couples host their perfect wedding in the beautiful countryside!

The Haymeadow is the perfect place to host your wedding. Run by Gemma Sparks who has a passion for weddings and has worked in the industry for many years. Based in a rural location within the Blackdown Hills AONB, not far from Taunton, Honiton and Exeter.

The Haymeadow is 6 acres and hire of the site includes the use of our traditional poled marquee, luxury toilets, enough tables and chairs for your wedding breakfast and all the electricity and water you need. All hires are on an exclusive use basis and we allow you to use your own suppliers and do not charge any corkage, aiming to let you host a wedding as unique as you are.

Gemma is able to offer you expert wedding planning advice alongside lists of local, recommended suppliers and the ability to build your own wedding package on top of the basic hire price if you wish.

The Haymeadow is full of wild flowers to add to its true beauty and provides far reaching views over the hills. We have straw bale seating, garden games and plenty of decorations for you to hire and for the cooler evenings we can set up a fire pit to keep you warm. We welcome couples to hold humanist ceremonies or wedding blessings on site. We give you access to the field the day before your wedding to set up as you wish and allow you and your guests to camp on the night of your wedding.

If you are looking for a beautiful rural setting or a place to escape the everyday hum-drum, then why not contact us and let your imagination start running wild with what you can do at The Haymeadow!

The Haymeadow provides you with a blank canvas to create your pefect wedding. We provide the marquee, electric, toilets, furniture, a beautiful wooden arch under which you can host your ceremony and much more! 

We encourage the use of local suppliers and provide couples with recommendations of local contacts for everything from caterers to confetti!

We are able to provide hay bale seating made in meadow itself (you can’t get any less travel miles than that!) and logs provided for our firepits come direct from the farm.

Our extensive hire list means you do not have to buy all your deocrations, which reduces the budget and cuts down waste.

Most of our outdoor lighting is solar powered, including the beautiful twinkly fairy lights which mark the edge of the marquee.

We offer Glamping on site in our bell tents for the happy couple and guests so you can enjoy your first night as a married couple in luxury under the stars. Camping is also available to all guests on the night of the wedding.

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Charlie Says...

"With six acres of traditional grass meadow, complete with wildflowers, this is the type of wedding venue that many brides dream of. In addition to their commitment to being eco-friendly, I love that they can also provide all the extras needed for a beautiful country wedding."

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Clients Say...

"Thank you so much for helping us organise the wedding of our dreams! You promised and delivered. We honestly couldn't have wished for a more perfect venue and really appreciate your help in coordinating suppliers and all requests." - Andy & Rosy

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