We’ve got to hand it to Devon, as a county it has one of the most varied wedding venue selections in the country. From coastal coves to festival havens and stately homes that the Queen herself would feel at home in, there is literally something for everyone in Devon.
The vast array of choice and the (seriously) high standard here made it tricky to narrow down our faves, but we’ve managed to select 15 amazing wedding venues in Devon to show you.
So, whether you’re a festival king or queen looking for a rustic oasis, a sea-loving couple in search of a beach-side bolthole or a bride or groom with royally big plans in mind, you’re going to want to keep scrolling.
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1. The Venue at Sandy Cove – Ilfracombe
Sandy Cove is a contemporary venue with some of the most dramatic coastal views we’ve seen here at Hitched HQ. Here you can marry under the shade of a gazebo with the sea and shore as your backdrop as your guests take in the scene from amphitheatre-style seating. Even if the weather takes a turn for the worse, you can marry indoors while keeping the connection to the coast thanks to the floor to ceiling bifold doors.
The indoor space is also where you’ll enjoy award-winning food with your guests and with fibre optic lighting reminiscent of twinkling stars, your day will only get more magical as the sun sets. Which reminds us, sunset photos on the beach are a must if you marry at Sandy Cove.
2. St Audries Park – Taunton
If you’re a traditional couple at heart and have always fancied having a country manor to yourselves for the day, then St Audries Park might just make your wedding dreams come true. This fairy tale house is set within 100 acres of peaceful deer park and is within easy reach of the transport links and amenities of Taunton, making it a practical as well as princely choice.
This Devon wedding venue offers up a range of beautiful rooms for your use on the day but our favourite by far is the romantic orangery. Licensed for civil ceremonies, the orangery is a light-filled and airy space that will make for the most stunning ceremony snaps. When the day comes to an end, you and your guests can kickback in the 41 stylish rooms and cottages on-site, all reserved just for you.
3. Kingston Estate Totnes – Totnes
Dreaming of an English country garden wedding? There are few venues we can think of that are more perfect for outdoor summer celebrations than Kingston Estate Totnes. Built in 1735, this historic manor seamlessly blends traditional features such as a walled garden and grand staircase with contemporary styling that will give you major house envy.
We’d totally book a summer wedding here and marry under the gazebo in the spectacular walled garden. We wouldn’t say no to some garden games, canapés and a Pimms before heading into the fairy-lit Big Yurt either!
4. Tunnels Beaches - Ilfracombe
Imagine walking through tunnels hand-carved into the cliffs before emerging in a secluded garden overlooking a private beach and marrying in a thatched gazebo. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Well, that’s pretty much how weddings go down at Tunnels Beaches.
Once you’ve said your ‘I dos’, you and your guests can continue to explore the caves and coves with a drink in hand before heading indoors to enjoy a relaxed and informal wedding breakfast. From the purpose-built reception space, you can open up the bi-fold doors and enjoy both the coastal views and the sea air as you dine – heavenly!
5. Deer’s Leap Retreat – South Molton
If you love the idea of building your day from the ground up, then Deer’s Leap Retreat is certainly worth a look. Nestled on the edge of Exmouth National Park, this venue is ideal for relaxed, festival style weddings. You can make the most of the quaint farmhouse, rustic barn or lakeside gazebo for your ceremony and reception or hire a marquee of your choice for larger parties.
The team here are totally flexible and so you’re free to bring in tents, marquees or stretch canopies and enjoy the food and drink of your choice underneath them. Plus, you can house 21 guests inside the farmhouse and 16 in glamping tents for the night, making it a great choice for extended celebrations.
6. Paschoe House – Black Dam
Situated just 25 minutes from the stunning city of Exeter is the grade II listed Paschoe House. While the transport links and amenities of the city are just a stone’s throw away, guests will feel a million miles from reality as they head up the winding driveway through the rolling hills.
Once settled in, up to 80 guests can witness your nuptials in the Morning Room, 100 in the Dining Room or more than 200 on the Games Lawn. After the ceremony we recommend making the most of the views across Dartmoor with a drink or two in the grounds before enjoying a meal hand-picked by you.
7. Bickley Mill Inn – Newton Abbot
If you’re planning a more intimate wedding, may we suggest Bickley Mill Inn? This charming inn has a cosy home from home feel that’s perfect for smaller celebrations. The 13th century former flour mill is totally secluded in the Stoneycombe Valley and offers plenty of outdoor space with a range of rustic and historic corners to explore.
We love the beamed ceiling and white walls of the characterful function room as well as the sheltered garden terrace. We’re also more than a little tempted by the stylish and contemporary individually designed bedrooms and can totally imagine kicking off our wedding shoes here!
8. River Cottage – Axminster
Calling all foodie couples! Fancy getting hitched and enjoying a meal at the River Cottage? Well, you totally can as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s iconic venue is open for wedding hire. The picturesque country cottage is situated just a short distance from the majestic Jurassic Coast and boasts a fully licensed rustic threshing barn for ceremonies as well as a marquee and Instagram-worthy garden.
Naturally the food is the focus here and couples are invited down to the farm ahead of the big day to design their menu in collaboration with the River Cottage chefs. Ingredients are home-grown, organic and seasonal, guaranteeing an unforgettable dining experience.
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9. Powderham Castle – Exeter
We love a good fairy tale wedding and settings don’t get much more storybook than Powderham Castle. Opulent chandeliers, gilt mirrors, hand-carved marble fireplaces and precious works of art make this one of Devon’s most spectacular wedding venues.
You can choose from four unique venues on site or hire the entire estate on an exclusive-use basis. You can say ‘I do’ in the charming Old Riding School, Woodland Garden, in the on-site chapel or in the 600-year-old castle itself. Afterwards we recommend inviting guests to a Champagne reception in the rose garden before enjoying a luxury wedding breakfast inside the castle, but the choice is totally yours at this flexible venue.
10. Dartington Hall – Totnes
Guests will be impressed from the moment they approach the original oak doors of the medieval 14th century Dartington Hall. Steeped in history and surrounded by fragrant flower beds in manicured gardens, this is a must-see wedding venue.
Although imposing from the outside, Dartington Hall has five licensed ceremony rooms with capacities ranging from 30 to 150 guests so if you fancy the grandeur without the size, you can still host an intimate wedding here. The grade II listed gardens are another highlight of this magnificent venue, offering couples the chance to snap their wedding photographs with some of Devon’s most stunning grounds as their backdrop.
11. Shilstone – Ivybridge
Seamlessly blending Georgian and contemporary styling and set within uninterrupted views of the rolling Devonshire countryside, Shilstone is an ideal backdrop for your big day. With a lovingly restored manor house, rustic barn and Mughal marquee all within the grounds, weddings of all styles will feel right at home here.
Shilstone can be your home for the night too thanks to the modern yet informal self-catering barn conversions on-site. The accommodation is available to all couples who say ‘I do’ here and can fit up to 36 guests.
12. Lewtrenchard Manor – Okehampton
Enjoying an elevated position within stunning grounds and overlooking idyllic parkland, Lewtrenchard Manor is certainly a beautiful backdrop for your wedding celebrations. The beauty of the venue continues as you step over the threshold onto the ancient slate floor and into rooms covered in ornate plasterwork and embellished with chandeliers.
Despite its decadent appearance, the Lewtrenchard Manor team pride themselves on their friendly and welcoming approach. Whether you’ve got a grand affair in mind or an intimate gathering, your wedding will be perfectly placed here.
13. Salcombe Harbour Hotel – Salcombe
If it’s a contemporary venue you’re after, then we suggest heading to the Salcombe Harbour Hotel. Sitting on the edge of the water, it’s easy to imagine guests sipping reception drinks as they watch boats come and go on a summer afternoon.
Reception rooms here are white and crisp, giving all the attention to the magnificent views seen through the floor to ceiling windows. As a hotel wedding venue, it’s easy to extend celebrations here, particularly with the temptation of pre or post-wedding pampering in the luxurious HarSpa.
14. Rockbeare Manor – Clyst St. Mary
We’re loving the regency vibes of this grade II listed manor house, situated just seven miles from Exeter. Rockbeare Manor will be exclusively yours for the day and when you check out the sumptuous bedrooms and contemporary bar, you’ll be seriously chuffed every inch of it is yours.
You can marry indoors or outdoors on the terrace before enjoying a decadent wedding breakfast in the lavish ballroom. Whichever ceremony venue and whichever dishes you choose for your banquet, your dedicated Event Manager will make sure the day goes without a hitch. All you’ll need to do is sit back, relax and make the most of your very own manor for the day!
15. Hayne Devon – Exeter
Bohemian couples will love the relaxed, stylish and soulful vibe at Hayne Devon. You can say ‘I do’ inside the heated threshing barn, within the walled garden or on the sun terrace overlooking a wooded valley. Whichever setting you choose you’ll have access to all of these amazing spaces for the duration of your 48-hour exclusive hire.
A list of recommended local suppliers will be given to couples when booking and a floristry service offered using the flowers grown on-site, making it easy to pull together a perfect celebration at Hayne. Plus, there’s accommodation available for up to 30 people and campervans, caravans and tents are very welcome to join the fun!
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