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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Hestercombe is a wedding venue just outside of Taunton, Somerset. Beautifully romantic, this country setting is the perfect place for your wedding. The breathtaking 50-acre historic house and gardens has been lovingly restored to its original splendour, creating a magical atmosphere like no other. While this venue is secluded and tranquil, it is very near Taunton and the M5 motorway, making it accessible to travelling guests.

Facilities and Capacity
Several stunning event spaces are available, including the iconic Orangery and the charming Bampfylde Hall. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies, allowing you to exchange your vows, host your drinks reception, and have an evening party in the same place. For an outdoor ceremony, you can say 'I do' in the private Temple Arbour or celebrate in style in the Orangery. Afterwards, you can take photographs against the incredible backdrop of scenic hills, historic buildings, and sparkling lakes. Once you are ready to dine, you can proceed to the Bampfylde Hall, where high ceilings, twinkling lights, and dramatic timber beams are displayed.

Services Offered
The dedicated team at Hestercombe Gardens love nothing more than helping couples turn their wedding dreams into reality. Each team member will work diligently to make your day flow seamlessly and efficiently. From your initial consultation right up to the big day, they will be there to assist and guide you. High quality in-house catering is available, providing numerous dining options for wedding breakfasts, afternoon tea, barbecues, and formal dinners. To get a feel for what this venue can offer, you can book an appointment for a private tour.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Orangery on site
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Reviews for Hestercombe

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Olivia P. Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service, diverse venue

We had an incredible wedding reception at Hestercombe, following a church ceremony.
While planning, our wedding coordinator Julie was brilliant: always quick to respond, helpful, and experienced. Also, very reassuring during the stress of wedding planning!
All food and drinks were delicious, with vegan and meat options.
Everything was carried out seamlessly on the day thanks to Julie, the manager Dave and all staff. Hestercombe gardens and the venues are all stunning, and really characterful.
We had a lot of kids at our wedding. There was plenty of space for kids to play, and still be seen by parents, meaning everyone had a brilliant time. Also, very flexible for the evening. Room for DJ hire dancing, and great indoor and outdoor evening space for drinks and chatting, so guests could enjoy the best of both.
A really diverse, fun, wedding venue with a great team. Couldn't recommend more highly!
Sophie M. Sent on 14/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing experience - even with a changed date!

We hired Hestercome gardens for our wedding in June 2022. Unfortunately we had to move the date due to physical health concerns so we ended up getting married in October 2022. I cannot even begin to thank Julie and the others on not only changing the date, but how the date went as well. The whole day was out of this world and we did not even have to do anything, the day went smoothly! Thank you all so much, it really did make our day.
Rhiannon B. Sent on 20/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

An incredible wedding venue

From start to finish Hestercombe were the perfect wedding venue for us.

Nothing was too big or too small. It rained on the day, so the drinks reception was moved to Hesterconbe House, but when the sun came out we went straight outside and the staff were easy with everything.

The venue for photos, guests, and having multiple spaces for the day was brilliant. I would highly recommend the venue to all couples.
Sophie B. Sent on 21/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Sophie Prior

Hestercombe was the perfect choice for our wedding, the setting, food and staff were all impeccable. We couldn’t put into words how amazing our day was, and Julie and the team were phenomenal.
Jo Sent on 13/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Everything exceeded our expectations

We would like to thank you and all the team at Hestercombe for making our wedding day absolutely amazing! Everything exceeded our expectations. The location, the food, the seamless organisation and helpfulness of the staff.
Kym Sent on 13/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you to the whole team

A big thank you to you all at Hestercombe for making our day run so smoothly. An extra special thank you to Dave (Catering manager) who was absolutely brilliant and helped the day be as perfect as it could be.
Poppy Sent on 13/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

An incredible day with many happy memories made

Thank you so much for everything that you did for our wedding.
Throughout the whole process you have been amazing and we can’t thank you enough for everything you have done. I can’t believe it is all over, we both wish we could do it all again!
Katie Sent on 13/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

It was the most perfect day!

Hestercombe was the most perfect venue for us. We are on cloud nine and genuinely couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
Sophia Sent on 13/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

We loved the day and the food was ace!

Thank you for such a fab time, we really loved it and everything on our wedding day ran like clockwork. You accommodated all of my off-the-wall requests… mariachi band, rounders match and allll the balloons!
The food was ace and we were impressed how well the vegans were catered for.
Thanks again
Gerard Sent on 13/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

All the team get 100 per cent for effort

A few months have gone by and we have had time to reflect on our wedding day.

We wanted to say thank you for all you did to make our wedding such a brilliant occasion.

All the effort from your team meant that things ran smoothly and we could enjoy our day.
Mike Sent on 13/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

All of our guests loved the delicious food

To Caroline, Joe and the Hestercombe staff.
Thank you all so much for all of your hard work – our wedding day ran seamlessly and nothing was ever too much trouble for the staff.

We had the most amazing wedding day and couldn’t have asked for more! All of our guests also loved Hestercombe and all of the delicious food.
Becky Sent on 28/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible wedding venue

We change our wedding venue to Hestercombe and couldn’t be more pleased we did.
Julie was on hand at every step. She really cared about what we wanted but also is really experienced in what they do and offered advice which was spot on. We were more than reassured beforehand and in particular the day before knowing torrential rain was coming for our wedding day; they ensured literally all hands were on deck to ensure plans went ahead.
The staff on the day in particular Richard and Joe were incredible. Everything ran like clockwork, it was so professional and everyone did everything we asked as well as keeping us informed.
A perfect day. We only came across Hestercombe by chance, but the venue is truly breath taking. I wouldn’t wish to have had our wedding anywhere else.
Richard Sent on 10/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Wedding Venue

I cannot recommend Hestercombe Gardens enough!

My wife and I got married on Saturday 2nd June and it was an incredible day. We received so many compliments about the venue, the food and the service, and everyone involved from Hestercombe was superb. They went out of their way to ensure it all went perfectly and they kept us constantly informed throughout the day.

Caroline and her team were tremendous on the day and Julie was excellent in helping us plan it in advance.

Thank you to everyone at Hestercombe for a day we will not forget and if you are thinking of booking your wedding there, don't think twice!
Beth Sent on 24/02/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Hestercombe was the perfect venue and with your ex

Thank you for everything you contributed toward our wedding day. You were so supportive but also a calm and knowledgeable presence in the run up to our wedding. Hestercombe was the perfect venue and with your expertise, we feel we pulled off a wedding that we and our guests will never forget.
Victoria Sent on 28/02/2017
5 out of 5 rating

We could not have asked for a more perfect day.

So many of our guests commented on the beautiful setting, good food and helpful staff. Victoria and Peter, December 2016
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