Finding the perfect wedding venue for your big day is a major part of the wedding planning, and one of the most difficult decisions to make. I was lucky enough to visit Highbullen Hoten in Devon, and I’m about to explain why you’ll want to hold the most important of day of your life here…
Highbullen Hotel is a truly magnificent country manor set in 125 acres of mature parkland. Nestled above the Mole and Taw valleys, with stunning views, Highbullen provides a breathtakingly romantic location for your wedding, whatever the season. Huddled between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, Highbullen is within easy reach of the Devon County Town of Exeter, the Jurassic Coast to the south and the spectacular Atlantic Coast just a few miles to the north. The sprawling estate offers seven new tennis courts, an 18 hole golf course, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, croquet, fishing, shooting and a fully equipped gym and spa.
The house itself has recently undergone a several million pound refurbishment, and it certainly shows! Anchored by an impressive Victorian “Arts and Crafts” style manor house, Highbullen has a number of buildings across the estate for guests looking to stay for the duration of the wedding celebrations. The manor house itself is home to 12 individually designed feature rooms. The Loft Suite, perfectly suited to the newlyweds, is a new two-roomed luxurious space, equipped with monsoon shower, steam room and sauna. It was deservedly awarded ‘Best New Suite’ at the International Hotel and Property Awards in 2015. It’s perfect for your first night as a married couple!
Highbullen Hotel pride themselves on being a year-round wedding venue. In the summer months the large outdoor terrace or croquet lawn next to the Manor House is an idyllic setting for ceremonies and receptions. During autumn, the valleys are transformed into a riot of rich golds, reds and yellows before those beautifully crisp, clear winter days arrive with spectacular views across Exmoor. In the winter months, the Palazzo offers a beautiful and stylish location with a maximum capacity of 400 guests. I was absolutely stunned by the breath-taking views surrounding the hotel, and your wedding photographs will be one-of-a-kind!
The Palazzo is Highbullen’s brand new wedding venue for North Devon. Styled around the Tuscan order of architecture, with pillars, incredible domes, The Palazzo is the perfect wedding venue and one which can be tailored for parties of various sizes. There are two large function rooms that can be used separately or together, seating up to 324 for a wedding breakfast and up to 400 for an evening reception. There are also two smaller areas for a more intimate ceremony. You can bring your own wedding decorations to the venue, meaning the reception is tailored to both you and your partner, and it’ll be completely unique. Planning a winter-themed wedding? Highbullen Hotel can do it. Prefer a boho, rustic feel to your big day? Highbullen can do it.
Highbullen can offer a small private reception, or if you are dreaming of a beautiful marquee and dancing under the stars, they can arrange it all. They are also licensed to host civil marriages so you and your guests can enjoy a brilliantly memorable day from start to finish. Whether it is outside on the lawn in the height of summer, or in The Palazzo all year round, with unparalleled views of the moors, Highbullen is the ultimate Devon wedding venue.
Welcome drinks with your guests overlook the jaw-dropping views of Devon, with luxury-fitted rooms and a roaring fire! Staff will also be on hand to make sure your guests are comfortable and their drinks are fully topped up.
Highbullen Hotel’s Wedding Co-Ordinator will help you with the planning of your wedding and will be on hand at all times to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. For further information or to arrange meet with the Wedding Co-Ordinator, please contact Highbullen Hotel on 01769 540561 or email [email protected]. Having an on-site Wedding Co-Ordinator means you and your new hubby can sit back and simply enjoy your special day, without having to worry about anything else!
Highbullen Hotel, Golf and Country Club was the proud winner of two of the most prestigious categories at the Devon Tourism Awards – gold for Venue and Business Tourism and silver for Large Hotel of the Year. Ronnie Orr, Resort Director said, “It is a great honour to be presented with the gold award for Venue and Business Tourism. It has been an incredible year since we first opened the Palazzo last November, when we hosted the 2014 Devon Tourism Awards. Our reputation has continued to grow, both with local businesses as well as those looking for a destination venue.”
Not only is Highbullen Hotel the perfect wedding venue, it’s also a great setting for luxury hen parties and sophisticated stag dos. Treat yourself and your best girls to a fun getaway, relaxing in the spa and jacuzzi or sipping cocktails at the bar. For the stags, you’ve got an 18 hole gold course, fishing and shooting to entertain!
Choosing this wedding venue will be the best decision you make – promise! Visit Highbullen Hotel for more information.