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Last update: June 2023

Escot House is a historic wedding venue located in Ottery St. Mary, Devon. Surrounded by 220 acres of scenic parks and luscious greenery, this Georgian manor is perfect for those seeking style and tranquillity. The privately-owned estate is available for exclusive use and has been in the Kennaway family's possession since 1794.

Facilities and Capacity

Several event spaces are available at Escot House, including bright and airy rooms, beautiful gardens, and a terrace area. The venue is licenced for civil ceremonies, with indoor and outdoor sites available. Couples wishing to marry outdoors can exchange vows on the lawns under the shady canopy of leafy trees. To-be-weds can also say 'I do' indoors in one of the manor's tastefully appointed rooms. For the wedding reception, everyone can gather inside the dining room or in a stylish marquee on the estate grounds. Guests can partake in unique activities such as archery and clay shooting to keep themselves entertained throughout the evening.

Services Offered

The Escot House staff is highly trained, with over two decades of experience in the wedding industry. These seasoned professionals can help couples plan and execute the special celebration they envisage. An on-site wedding coordinator can oversee the festivities and offer guidance where required. The estate also provides parking, disabled facilities, and a helipad.

Cuisine

Couples can choose from three dining options for their celebratory meal at Escot House. A formal wedding breakfast is available with full waiting service for those seeking an attentive experience. Seated and standing buffets are also offered, with waiters passing canapes and appetizers to guests. The in-house catering team makes every meal with locally sourced produce and tasty ingredients. They are happy to accommodate guests with various dietary requirements and restrictions.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Historic

Ceremony options:

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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Escot House

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Gary G. Sent on 10/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 19/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 20/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 26/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 30/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 28/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 14/03/2017
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 07/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 08/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 08/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 06/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

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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