the great barn


Together with my husband John, we own and run The Great Barn. An award winning venue just outside Exeter, it was the inspiration for The Great Event. Working alongside our clients for over 10 years, we knew there was an appetite for beautiful and usual event hire. 

John and I met working in London, John directing television and commercials such as Mr Bean and French and Saunders, I produced shows including Comic Relief and The Big Breakfast before moving back to Devon to bring up our children. In 2004 we hatched a plan to restore our very large, dilapidated 15th century Barn and transform it into a glorious venue. Since its completion we’ve loved helping to put together all kinds of events including concerts, corporate days, charity fundraisers, parties, exhibitions and many memorable weddings. Along the way we have met and admired the work of countless amazing florists, photographers, caterers, cake makers and bands…..  Our little black book is full of the best suppliers in Devon and beyond and we are happy to share our contacts.  We also have seen so many brilliant ideas over the years, which we have kept on file and are ready and waiting to inspire our new clients.

The Great Event offices, stores and showroom are all within the curtilage of The Great Barn.  Any existing Great Barn clients are of course welcome to dip into our hire collection at preferential rates!

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