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Escot House

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Welcome to exclusive use East Devon wedding venue, Escot House, a stunning Georgian stately home surrounded by 220 acres of tranquil parkland. Escot is the privately owned home of the Kennaway family, who have lived here since 1794.

As a setting for weddings, Escot offers a perfect combination of light-filled rooms, gardens and terrace. You will enjoy stunning views over the parkland with its lake, lawns, and wonderful 'champion' trees. Escot offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding photography.

Our catering is in-house and boasts an excellent reputation; we use locally sourced produce and trusted local suppliers and cater for all dietary requirements. As we are a private venue, we can react with total flexibility to our couple’s specific wishes and we offer outstanding value for all bookings, large or small.

The support staff at our venue are highly experienced and several have been with us for many years. Your booking includes the services of our wedding organiser who will help you to ensure you have the day you have dreamed of. After more than 20 years as a wedding venue, we understand how important it is to provide a supportive environment which allows you to relax and enjoy your day with absolute confidence. We can help you with as much or as little as you like.

Escot is licensed for Civil Ceremonies, so you can say your vows in one of our elegant and spacious day rooms.

Your wedding reception can be as formal or as informal as you want it to be. We offer three options: a formal wedding breakfast with a full waiter service, a seated wedding buffet, or a standing buffet with waiters circulating with canapes with some seating still provided.

We want your guests to enjoy their day and will help you organise entertainment for children and adults alike. We have many onsite activities such as Segway, archery and clay shoots if you want a reception with a difference!

Should you wish to view our venue please get in touch with us to arrange a viewing appointment. Call Jo on 01404 819155 to make your appointment.

  • Privately owned Georgian stately home
  • Surrounded by 250 acres of tranquil parkland
  • Exclusive use
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Formal and informal wedding receptions welcomed
  • Supportive environment allowing you to relax and enjoy your day

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

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

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted

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    Gary G. Married on 04/09/2021
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    5stars from start to finish

    From start to finish we received 5 Star service from the Escot team for our Wedding Reception. The admin was efficient, communication excellent and the planning was stress free and flexible. On the day, we were blessed with perfect weather and the Escot team were faultless in their execution. Thanks to Jo for the admin, Lucy for the planning and hands-on delivery of a perfect day and all other staff involved. Would highly recommend.
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    Bethany Married on 11/05/2019
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    Escot is stunning!

    Dearest Lady Lucy and Jo
    Thank you so much for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. Escot is stunning! The service was fantastic, such quick service to get the food out. Thank you also for squeezing our cousin in last minute. We would thoroughly recommend your venue to anyone! With so much love and blessings.
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    Parents Married on 11/05/2019
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    Sam & Bethany wedding

    First of all I would like to say a huge thank you for making Saturday such a memorable occasion not only for Sam and Bethany but also for ourselves and all our families and friends. We had the best day ever and know you played a big part in that.
    Thank you for the extra guest you kindly fitted in at the last minute. Many thanks once again for a truly memorable day it was far more than we had hoped for.
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    Danni Married on 26/05/2018
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    Everything we asked for was possible

    I want to say a massive thank you to Lucy, Jo and all of the team at Escot for making our wedding on the 26th May so special! Right from the first visit we were sure that Escot was where we wanted to get married, the house, the gardens and view from the terrace are just beautiful. Lucy and Jo are so calm, professional and helpful, everything we asked for was possible and it always felt as though we had the freedom to make our day exactly what we wanted. The day ran so smoothly, had all the personal touches we wanted, the food was amazing and our friends and family commented how personal, relaxed and enjoyable it all was. Thank you so much for everything!
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    Karen Married on 06/04/2018
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    The most perfect day

    The 6th April was just the most perfect day. It was exactly the day we both wanted - informal and relaxed with lots of laughter, great food and drink, music and dancing for those who wanted it and lots of comfortable places to sit and chat for those who didn’t! We have had numerous cards and messages since we got back to say how much everyone enjoyed the fantastic food and beautiful venue. Will you please also pass on our thanks to the other staff who were working on the day, they were all lovely and really did make everyone feel at home.
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    Jim Married on 03/03/2018
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    Wonderful wedding day despite the snow

    We just wanted to say a huge thank you for ensuring our daughter’s wedding day was such a wonderful occasion. Despite the appalling weather conditions (a heavy snowfall) the whole day went so smoothly. Your air of calmness was very reassuring and much appreciated. The staff were efficient and friendly. Everyone was very well looked after and the gluten & dairy free lad’s mum wrote to thank us for looking after him so well, so thank you for that as well. The change of menu went really well and suited the cold conditions much better than the original choices. Several people said they had never had such a lovely Bakewell. The fires were a big hit too. So please pass on our thanks to all who helped make the day so special for Pippa and Ed.
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    Naomi Married on 18/02/2017
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    The house is a fabulous place!

    We would like to thank you for allowing us to use Escot House as the venue for our wedding on Saturday 18th February. The house is a fabulous place, and we knew as soon as we saw it that it would be a really special place to be married. As we went through the planning of the wedding, you and Jos were totally efficient in your communications with us, and it was always straightforward to get in contact with you and deal with any queries we had.
    On the day of the wedding, we were so pleased with every aspect of how you managed things from your side. All the things that we had discussed in our planning happened without us needing to do anything. In particular, the reconfiguration of the rooms was done without affecting the flow of the day at all, and really allowed us to make the best use of the wonderful rooms. Also, our vegan guest commented that the vegan canapes were a lovely touch, and the service of her meal fitted in with the other guests and didn’t make her feel conspicuous or an inconvenience. The rest of the food was really fantastic, and we god so many positive comments from our guests. Thank you also for making sure we each got some canapes during the post-ceremony melee – we would not have wanted to miss those honey and mustard sausages!
    All in all, we had a wonderful day, and our guests did too. We have had so many comments on what a beautiful place Escot House is, and what a relaxed day it was, so we thank you and all your staff for welcoming us and for all your hard work.
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    Mell Married on 27/08/2016
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    A wonderful day

    Thank you so much for hosting our wedding on 27th August 2016. We had a wonderful day that would not have been possible without all your hard work and dedication.
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    Adrian Married on 18/08/2016
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    A really relaxed venue

    Our wedding was everything and more that we wanted it to be, Escot House provided the relaxed setting we were looking for and will always have a special place in our hearts.
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    Catherine Married on 09/07/2016
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    Beautiful setting, excellent food

    Thank you very much to you, Jo and your team for all your help planning our wedding and on the day itself. Escot was a beautiful setting, the food was excellent and both ourselves and our guests had a fantastic day.
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    Claire Married on 17/06/2016
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    Just perfect

    We had the best of days, the best day of my life. It was just perfect.... Even the weather joined in! We had brilliant sunshine when we were outside, thunder and lightning during the speeches and drizzle when we signed the register!
    Food was fabulous, service excellent and Escot House looked incredible. It was the wedding of fairytales. We have had wonderful comments from all our guests.
    It was just the most perfect day and we would like to thank Lucy, her family and her staff for the efforts they went to, to achieve that.
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    Nicholas Married on 10/06/2016
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    The best day of our lives

    We had a wonderful time and the day certainly surpassed our expectations. We would like to thank both you and your staff for the best day of our lives.

    We would love to recommend Escot to our friends as a wonderful wedding venue.
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    Linda Married on 01/08/2015
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    Absolutely faultless

    Thank you so much for making Andrew and Sam's wedding day last Saturday such a wonderful occasion. From beginning to end it was absolutely faultless and we felt that every effort had been made to make not only the bride and groom, but every guest, welcome and special. Thanks also to your staff who worked hard alongside you to provide a brilliant service, and kept smiling throughout a long day.
    Together with the house and beautiful garden it was the perfect venue. We could not have asked for more. It was a great day which was enjoyed (very vocally) by all.
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    Emma Married on 01/08/2015
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    We could not have wished for a better day

    Thank you so much for the hire of Escot for our wedding day. The house and grounds looked beautiful, the food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We could not have wished for a better day.

    We are also grateful for all of the advice given to us in the lead up to the wedding. it was a wonderful day - we could not recommend Escot highly enough. Thank you.
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    Victoria Married on 02/05/2015
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    Incredible value for money

    We had the most amazing wedding at Escot in May 2015. Because it's a family-run business, the whole experience of organising and holding the wedding there felt very personal, and Lucy was happy to respond to little requests we had to make the place really feel like ours, such as putting the American and British flags up the flagpole, and the team set up the rooms and tables wonderfully. The food was fantastic and really exceeded our expectations (self-confessed foodies!) - the canapes in particular were delicious and beautifully presented, and so many people said the cheeseboard was the best they've ever seen! The house itself was the perfect venue - enough space for people to explore, but small enough to keep everyone together and mingling. The weather on our wedding day was terrible, but it didn't matter at all because the inside of the house is lovely (especially impressive for the Americans, who thought they were in a Jane Austen novel). Both Jo and Lucy were really helpful and no-nonsense in the run up, and struck the right balance of responding to the type of day we wanted, with their own experience of running weddings. We want to thank the whole team for their hard work and help - it really is incredible value for money as a venue.

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