From dramatic vistas on Dartmoor to sea views in Salcombe, Devon has got variety, beauty and excellent hospitality. Here, we share some of our favourite Devon wedding venues.
Whether you fancy breathing in the fresh sea air or stepping out onto the terrace of a magnificent manor house in the rolling Devonshire countryside, Devon has some of the UK’s most stunning and exclusive wedding venues.
We have collated some of our favourite Devon wedding venues that will ensure you tie the knot somewhere truly special.
The Most Beautiful Devon Wedding Venues
The Horn of Plenty, Tavistock
The views at The Horn of Plenty in Tavistock are really all the decoration you could ask for at a country wedding, overlooking the wooded Tamar valley. Meanwhile, the hospitality is second to none and the food has been described by reviewers as ‘exquisite’, which is a pretty good place to start.
For weddings they offer a famously bespoke service and absolute wow-factor in their favour whether you are looking for an occasion for 20 or 200 people.
Pynes House, Upton Pyne
Pynes House offers a quintessentially English setting for a wedding, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped on to the set of Bridgerton when you’re standing in front of the stunning Grade II listed country house surrounded by the lush green lawn and rose gardens.
Couples can choose to say “I do” outdoors, with the breathtaking Devon hills as their backdrop, or exchange vows in one of the elegant State Rooms.
Rockbeare Manor, nr Exeter
With its stunning white façade, Rockbeare Manor stands as one of the most elegant exclusive-use country house wedding venues in Devon. Located just outside of Exeter, it has luxurious bedroom suites, opulent interiors and far-reaching views.
This Grade II listed regency manor house is perfect for weddings with 50 up to 160 guests. Couples can choose to opt for an indoor ceremony in the stately Dining Room or an outdoor affair on the Terrace.
Outside, the manor’s rolling grounds offer ample opportunity for stunning wedding photographs.
Bridwell Park, Cullompton
The Georgian house, old stables, grounds and service at Bridwell Park gives couples a wonderful opportunity for the most memorable wedding day. This elegant venue is set in 100 acres of breath-taking parkland boasting magnificent views across the Culm Valley in Devon, and is the much loved family home of Lord Ivar Mountbatten.
What’s great about this venue, is though it may be a grand house, it actually welcomes small weddings from 2 to 15 guests, perfect for elopements.
Boringdon Hall, nr Plymouth
With arrow-slit windows, sweeping staircases and four-poster bedrooms, Boringdon Hall has character, charm and heritage. The 16th century country manor has a rich history and makes for the most beautifully grand wedding venue.
From the intimate Rose Room with its double aspect lattice windows, to the Great Hall with its impressive fireplace, the hotel’s interiors provide the perfect backdrop to your celebrations and the ultimate winter wedding venue.
If you would rather an outdoor wedding ceremony, you can say your vows in the shade of the lovely gazebo as your guests look on from the lawn. You can even choose to have your wedding breakfast and celebrations in the marquee, perfect for summer weddings.
Huntsham Court, Huntsham nr Tiverton
Huntsham Court is a magnificent country house wedding venue in mid Devon. This Grade II listed Tudor Gothic-style makes for the most magical venue for your nuptials and the whole house is exclusively yours for your entire stay.
The venue is available for civil ceremonies indoors in the magnificent house and outdoors under the beautiful Old Dovecote.
At Huntsham Court, almost everyone can sleep under the one roof in vast bedroom suites so you have a real house party for the whole stay with the wedding as a focal point and all the fun of having morning coffee together in your PJs and reflecting on the perfect wedding from the previous day.
Lewtrenchard Manor, Lewdown
An awe-inspiring country house, Lewtrenchard Manor is a family run hotel in a secluded Darmoor valley. Looking out across magnificent gardens it dates back to the early 1600s so inside it’s remarkably ornate – fit for Kate and Wills. There are multiple rooms for a reception and they do have a wedding licence as well, not to mention enough accommodation for the whole wedding party.
Hotel du Vin, Exeter
The beautiful and historic Hotel du Vin Exeter offers couples a choice of formal or informal spaces that can work for both the glamourous or traditional ceremony. From a five-course wedding breakfast, to a casual and informal buffet, or a completely bespoke dining menu and wine list specifically created for the occasion by the resident Chef and Sommelier, Hotel du Vin Exeter offers a range of packages to make your celebrations exclusively yours.
In a dip in a valley just outside the popular seaside town of Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove is a modern hotel in the most incredible location. For anyone who loves a sea view, this one takes all the prizes. A short walk to the beach, the view is ever changing from dramatic to serene and there isn’t another building in sight.
For weddings they can cater for up to 120 people in a choice of rooms that take advantage of that aforementioned view. Tuck into local seafood at dinner and guarantee pictures that everyone will be envious of.
Ilsington Country House Hotel, Dartmoor
Close to Haytor, an iconic spot on Dartmoor, Ilsington Country House Hotel is run by the Hassell family who have been Devon hoteliers for four generations. Surrounded by dramatic landscapes, it is the sort of place where log fires and traditional furnishings abound. When it comes to weddings the hotel is all about small, intimate occasions or exclusive hire if it’s an event for more than 60 people, with space for formal dining up to 120 people.
In a wonderfully secluded cove surrounded by woodland and overlooking the beach, The Cary Arms takes you to another world where yachts sail by and children play with shrimping nets in the sand. As a result, you can imagine that weddings here have that extra touch of seaside magic. You can get married in either the Saloon or outdoors in their unique glass sphere pod and really take advantage of the setting, with space for anything from 22 to 80 guests.
Taking in views across the bay to Lundy Island, Watersmeet is a relaxed and beautifully decorated hotel that brings together the best of seaside traditions and modern design. Formerly an Edwardian gentleman’s retreat, it’s welcoming and comfortable, but spacious, light and luxurious as well.
Civil ceremonies are conducted in the lounge, which has spectacular views across Combesgate Beach or alternatively there’s a charming church close by, and depending on the time of year you can choose between canapés on the lawn or by a log fire.
One bride arrived on this private island off the coast of Devon by helicopter amidst a tornado of tulle, most arrive by sea tractor at this magical moment in time. a Grade II listed Art Deco hotel, Burgh Island is unlike anywhere else. With five star service, breathtaking views and all the glamour of the 1930s, you can hire the whole island and accommodate up to 50 guests for their famously elegant dinner and wake up in the morning for a dip in the natural seawater pool, otherwise known as the ‘Mermaid Pool’.
Hotel Riviera, Sidmouth
A place that’s all about attention to detail, Hotel Riviera is a fine Regency terrace overlooking Lyme Bay and featuring spotless, modern design. They can cater for weddings of up to 120 people as well as small, intimate affairs with a highly experienced team of planners on hand and the elegance of the English seaside ready and waiting for perfect photos of your day.
Northcote Manor, Burrington
What could possibly be more romantic than an 18th century house surrounded by fruit orchards? Northcote Manor in the Taw valley has a reputation for being that extra bit special. The manor once belonged to Henry VIII and the history of the estate, from its monastic days, is told in murals on drawing room and dining room walls.
For your wedding day you can have exclusive hire of this spectacular house, and there are three licensed wedding venues at the hotel including The Sanctuary – a beautiful Victorian-style summerhouse, The Oak Room – grand, vintage-chic drawing room, or The Conservatory – a spacious light-filled venue with sweeping views across the countryside.
Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot
Formerly a fishing lodge belonging to Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, Hotel Endsleigh looks out across an enchanting landscape of grottoes and follies on the banks of the Tamar. Designed inside by the famed Olga Polizzi, weddings can be for an intimate ceremony for two up to a marquee on the lawn for 150 with all ground floor rooms of the Hotel are licensed for civil ceremonies including the Parterre garden and the little Shell House. There’s no such thing as we wedding ‘package’ here, it’s all bespoke for your day.
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