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Deer's Leap Retreat

South Molton, Devon View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
6 reviews
Starting at £4,166
30 to 150 Guests

About

Tucked away on the edge of Exmoor National Park, Deer's Leap Retreat is a country wedding setting situated in South Molton, Devon. Surrounded by farmland, this idyllic location is made for relaxing rustic weddings and intimate gatherings. The team has a soft spot for personal and bespoke celebrations and adore helping couples bring their most creative visions to startling fruition. Set amid the rolling hills of Devonshire, this inclusive venue is fully licensed to hold any style of wedding and civil ceremony, from lakeside celebrations to rural elopements.

Facilities and Capacity

Enveloped in nature and a relaxing ambience, Deer's Leep Retreat invites couples to enjoy a wedding weekend with zero limits on their imagination. The property offers a refreshing variety of settings that can host an array of wedding sizes and themes. The handcrafted lakeside gazebo is an unmissable location for those who seek to immerse themselves in the elements. Dappled with sunlight filtered through the trees, to-be-weds can exchange vows to the ceremonial sounds of lapping water. A beautiful stone barn is a pastoral wedding delight for smaller weddings. Couples can enjoy a choice of rooms featuring oak beams and inglenook fireplaces, each licensed for ceremonies. The spacious outdoor settings provide amply space for various event set-ups, including a stretch canopy for a wedding breakfast or a drinks reception inside a Bedouin Tent. Each space has the lighting and seating needed to craft the ideal atmosphere, from a hog roast on the patio to cocktails in a tipi. For weekend escapes and destination weddings, to-be-weds can enjoy 4 nights stay in Hartford Cottage, equipped with a private hot tub and patio. The Farmhouse provides 3 nights of accommodation for 19 guests across 9 distinctive bedrooms. The Glamping tents are an additional hiring option, providing luxury camping facilities for 10-20 guests.

Services Offered

Deer's Leap Retreat offers DIY wedding packages for up to 150. Included in every package is refrigeration for all wines and champagne and a kitchen area to store all accessories and food for the event. To-be-weds can avail of the team's extensive expertise and access to an array of caterers, florists, further accommodation, and fireworks recommendations. Devoted to bespoke nuptials, the team is always ready to help couples with as much of the preparations as desired. Flexibility is key to this venue, with options for self-catering, outside culinary teams, parties until dawn, and flexible payment plans so couples can spread the cost of their wedding. A vast selection of accessories and decor is also made available, including lighting, oil lanterns, patio heaters, fire pits, outdoor furniture, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Health Suite
Beautician

Other Features:

Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome
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    Andrew Married on 04/06/2022
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    Relaxed perfection

    Everything we wanted from our wedding the team at deers leap helped us to achieve. Nothing was too much but equally Heather guided us with the benefit of her experience and we made changes that enhanced our day. All our guests love the venue and the laid back feel of our event - everything was perfect
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    Lauren Married on 15/06/2019
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    The most amazing venue!

    We selected Deers Leap for our wedding as it had the relaxed individual kind of feel we wanted to be able to create our dream wedding rather than having everything chosen for us. The venue itself for the ceremony and reception was beautiful and the added bonus of so much accommodation meant we could make a real weekend of it with lots of family coming from further afield. We had lots of positive feedback from family staying in the Bell tents and we made good use of the hot tubs!

    Heather, James and the team went out of their way to assist with any requests and to make the day run smoothly so thank you!
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    Ana Married on 13/10/2018
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    Amazing venue and Amazing owners!

    Heather made us feel absolutely welcomed from day 1! We were able to go and see the venue before hand and I loved the fact that it would be all to ourselves!

    She helped us find local florist, caterers and she was flexible too in terms of accommodation, drinks being served, etc!

    We were supposed to be having our wedding outside by the gazebo, but that's when we were hit by this massive storm Callum. Luckily they had license too to be used at the top of the barn, so majority of family and friends were all hands on deck (while I was having my hair and make up done!) to move chairs and decorate that place!

    IT WAS PERFECT!!!!!

    Heather, her husband and family had to moved some of the guest that were staying at the tipis due to the strong winds and rain somewhere inside the house and barn.

    I was so glad it was close friends and family, everyone was happy to have a dry bed for the night and they made it extra special

    We are looking forwards to going back to celebrate one of our anniversaries and be able to use the hot tubs!
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    Nicola Married on 14/07/2018
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    The best wedding venue EVER

    We were so lucky to find Deers Leap Retreat. After months of searching for the perfect weekend wedding spot that we could afford we finally found this little gem. We had some key criteria on our list and Deers leap catered for all of our needs:

    - weekend venue
    - bring your own booze with no charge
    - no curfews
    - Laid back atmosphere
    - bring your own catering
    - a team that will do absolutely anything for you
    - only wedding on site/ whole site just for your guests
    - all your bridal party can stay onsite
    - one price with no hidden extras/ add ins

    The team at Deers leap really make this the perfect venue. Not only is the sight just beautiful! You can get married by a beautiful lake with pontoon lightning and even have a fireworks display all finished off by champers in the three hot tubs! Heather and the Gang will help sort out anything including building a flower archway, hiding our surprise mariachi band, letting us stay from Thursday - Monday, giving out left over wine free to our guests, giving free lifts home to our tipsy guests, and organising last minute speeches with cake at the lakeside gazebo! No ask is too big and heather will make sure you have your dream wedding.
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    Perfect, perfect, perfect!

    Absolutely the perfect venue for a weekend wedding!

    The pictures don’t even do this beautiful venue justice. Heather and the team are more then happy to do anything to make your day perfect! From building flower arches, handing out blankets and lighting up the lake with lights in their little boat!

    Such a relaxed venue, with bring your own booze allowed (at no extra cost) and a licence to party into the night for as long as you like! No annoying midnight curfew - so make sure you get the most use out of those hot tubs! Xx
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    Anna Married on 17/06/2017
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    The best weekend ever

    We had the best weekend ever at Deers Leap celebrating our wedding and spending a bit of extra time together with our loved ones. We had a small wedding, we wanted quality time with our family and best friends along with our wedding. Heather and James had tailored the wedding package to include catering and for nearly all of us to stay for the whole weekend - including our dog and our then 2 year old son. Nothing was too much trouble and it was so much more than a wedding. There was no rushing off after the ceremony somewhere else for the reception, there was no fortune spent on decorations as we were outside and the landscape there will outdo the best decorations. There was a lot of care from them to make our day perfect, there was an awful lot of help and ideas from them, along with friendliness, generousness, and they did everything with so much attention that it was an absolute joy to deal with them and even better to be there. People at our wedding made an amazing life time memory that day and we consider Deers Leap as one of the happiest places we have ever been where we also gained some friends.
    If you are looking for a beautiful countryside venue without the added "poshness" that they overcharge for, a place with pure love and care for what they do and if you appreciate the beautiful outdoors, then look no further because you won't find anywhere better.

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Deer's Leap weekend wedding packages include a 4-night stay for the couple in our gorgeous bridal suite, including a private hot tub. Check-in at 4pm on the Thursday before wedding & check out at 10 am on Monday.

During September and October we are also offering a gorgeous hamper upon arrival and a couple's massage on the Thursday night.

We want to encourage couples to relax before the build-up and excitement of their wedding weekend!

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