Finding the perfect venue for your wedding day is so exciting for any newly engaged couple, but it can also be a long and stressful process, with numbers, budgets, catering, dresses, and so much more to consider! So, whether you’re looking for a stately home to host your special day, or a castle, barn, marquee, beach, or anything else unique, you’re sure to find something perfect in Devon. After speaking with our community, we’ve narrowed down our top ten best wedding venues in Devon!
Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding, Tavistock
If you’re looking for a beautiful, outdoor wedding venue surrounded by stunning natural scenery, then look no further than Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding. Set in 46 acres of gardens and woodlands, this contemporary wedding venue really brings the wow factor, and is sure to blow your special guests away.
Have your ceremony in the open-sided barn where guests can spill out on to the extensive lawns for champagne, canapés and even some croquet! Enjoy a special wedding breakfast under glass-roofed outer rooms with their solid floor bespoke marquee. Whether you’re looking for a wedding with rustic glamour or something sharp and sleek, the venue can be transformed to reflect your style.
Hareston Manor, Near Plymouth
This elegant manor venue is located in a beautiful picturesque setting amidst the rolling hills of the South Hams. Originally built in the 14th century, couples who choose to celebrate here can enjoy a truly spectacular backdrop to their special day. Combined with dedicated staff and professional service, newlyweds-to-be can expect a wedding like no other.
Hareston Manor offers a gorgeous array of spaces for wedding festivities. Couples can choose to exchange their vows inside the ancient chapel located on the grounds. The vast sweeping grounds of this estate offer a stunning space for cocktail receptions and are also suitable for marquees and yurt celebrations. Those who want to host an indoor event can avail of the Great Hall for their reception.
Cranberries Hideaway, Axminster
Based in a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Devon, Cranberries Hideaway is set in 100 acres of a 12th century dairy farm which has since been transformed into a beautiful setting for soon to be married couples to enjoy. With a backdrop of the ocean and surrounding countryside completing the stunning scenery, this venue has a sense of magic to it.
Tie the knot in their outside dedicated wedding pagoda for a beautiful outdoor ceremony overlooking the historic Jurassic Coastline. Or choose their newly dedicated first floor ceremony area which boasts stunning views and can host a ceremony for up to 130 people. There is plenty of outside space for garden games, social time, photographs, or to simply stand back and admire the breath taking views.
Castle Hill, Barnstaple
Castle Hill is a spectacular family home set in the breathtaking scenery of North Devon. With its magical gardens and mystical temples, follies and lakes, your day will be a truly memorable one. Castle Hill is available for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The team can offer you anything from a small intimate ceremony at Satyr’s Temple in the woodland gardens next to the river, to a much larger event in the West Wing, or a marquee overlooking the West Lawn with its 18th century fountain and vistas across the valley to the Triumphal Arch.
Escot House, Ottery St Mary
Escot House is a stunning Georgian stately home in East Devon, surrounded by 250 acres of tranquil parkland. As a setting for weddings, Escot offers a perfect combination of light-filled rooms, gardens and terraces. Enjoy stunning views over the parkland with its lake, lawns, and wonderful ‘champion’ trees – Escot offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding photography.
The catering is in-house and boasts an excellent reputation; using locally sourced produce and trusted local suppliers who cater for all dietary requirements.
Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Salcombe
Tucked away in a secluded spot in the South Hams, Soar Mill Cove Hotel is the perfect Devon wedding venue. What about having a beach wedding, holding hands as you dip your toes into the foamy tide below? Or have your ceremony overlooking the sea, watching the sun go down over the horizon as you and your guests party away, and enjoy exclusive use of the hotel.
Soar Mill Cove Hotel offers two venues. Serendipity, with sea views and caters up to 100 people for the ceremony, and 120 people for the wedding breakfast. Or The sun lounge – offering sea and beach views, this room is licensed for 100 and is perfect for 50 to 80 guests for the wedding breakfast.
Bovey Down Farm, Honiton
Get married amongst the trees in the heart of East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Bovey Down Farm. With far reaching views of the Coly Valley, enjoy a unique site in the tranquillity of the Devonian countryside, with everything provided to make sure your special day goes just as smoothly as you dreamed it would.
On offer is The Wooden Pavilion, situated in a small area of woodland, only a stone’s throw away from the indoor barn and commercial kitchen. Carefully presented and blending in with its surroundings, the interior of the pavilion has ample room for your ceremony. There is a small car parking area where your future spouse can arrive and walk the short distance down a carefully woven path to meet you at the venue.
Lewtrenchard Manor, Lewdown
Nestled in a secluded valley beneath Dartmoor’s wild tors and virtually untouched by time, a wedding at Lewtrenchard Manor is like no other. From the ornate plasterwork of the ceilings, the stained-glass windows, to the profusion of ornament and carving around the Manor, everything contributes to ensuring your special day is one that will be remembered by everyone as a very, very special day.
Five of the Public Rooms are registered for hosting ceremonies, so whether it’s a traditional or modern, relaxed or formal, large or small, winter or summer wedding, they have the room to suit your requirements. With a dedicated wedding coordinator, the team are also on hand to guide you through the daunting prospect of planning your perfect day, from start to finish. As the special day approaches, they’ll be able to advise you on everything from the timings of your day through to the finishing touches such as your table decorations and seating plan.
Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot
Situated on the border between Devon and Cornwall in the Tamar Valley, this fairy-tale hotel is a truly magic venue for your special day. Forget traffic, aircraft noise or light pollution, instead, relax and enjoy the sound of the Tamar River with the stunning backdrop of the Tamar Valley.
The team at Endsleigh can seat up to 80 people in the Stable for a sit-down meal, or 100 people across the ground floor rooms of the main house. For buffets and evening dancing, they can cater for up to 140 people. And if you’re considering larger numbers, then you can choose The Marquee which sits amongst the trees in the stunning hotel gardens.
Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Barnstaple
The award-winning Highbullen Hotel, Golf and Country Club could be the ideal venue for your wedding. The stunning country manor house, set within 125 acres of beautiful parkland, provides outstanding romantic views throughout the year.
This is the perfect space for couples searching for a one-of-a-kind, stand out venue. The space is ideal for both small, intimate occasions and large, lavish celebrations, with the capacity for up to 200 seated and 400 standing guests. Throughout your preparations, the Highbullen Hotel’s dedicated wedding team will work closely with you to ensure every detail meets with your specifications. The hotel is fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies so you can hold your whole day of celebrations here.