Escot House

(15 reviews) 15 5
Escot Park Ottery St. Mary Devon EX11 1LU
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About Escot House

Escot Park, Ottery St. Mary
Devon, EX11 1LU

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

Facilities at Escot House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Escot House Reviews (15)

Escot is stunning!
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By Bethany and Sam, on 19 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

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.

Sam & Bethany wedding
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By Parents Paul and Becky, on 20 May 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

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.

Everything we asked for was possible
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By Danni & Ryan, on 26 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018

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!

The most perfect day
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By Karen Taverner, on 30 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2018

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.

Wonderful wedding day despite the snow
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By Jim and Rowena, on 28 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Mar 2018

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.

The house is a fabulous place!
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By Naomi & Steve Preston, on 14 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Feb 2017

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.

A wonderful day
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By Mell and Richard Beer, on 07 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2016

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.

A really relaxed venue
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By Adrian Smith, on 10 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2016

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.

Beautiful setting, excellent food
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By Catherine & Tim Marks, on 10 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 09 Jul 2016

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.

Just perfect
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By Claire & Gary Pester, on 08 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 17 Jun 2016

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.

The best day of our lives
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By Nicholas Kego, on 10 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 10 Jun 2016

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.

Absolutely faultless
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By Linda and Stephen Blundell, on 10 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 01 Aug 2015

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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