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Cheddon Fitzpaine Taunton Somerset TA2 8LG
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About Hestercombe

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton
Somerset, TA2 8LG

Hestercombe is the quintessential romantic English country garden and the perfect place for your wedding. This breathtakingly beautiful garden, comprising over fifty acres, has been lovingly restored to its original period splendour and is now a historically significant garden of international acclaim. Add to that the enchanting Ham-stone Orangery, the charming barn-style Bampfylde Hall and a country house steeped in history, and you've discovered the ultimate English country wedding venue.

Nestled in Somerset countryside, this picture-perfect venue is conveniently located for your wedding guests - only 3 miles from Taunton and just 15 minutes from junction 25 of the M5. Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can enjoy your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening party all at one magnificent location. No need to worry about getting from A to B or handing out directions.

When you get married at Hestercombe, you'll have access to the entire estate for your wedding day - fifty acres of beautiful gardens and a collection of historical and unique buildings for you and your guests to enjoy.  The iconic Orangery with its sweeping lawns, the Temple Arbour for a 'hideaway' ceremony and the Bampfylde Hall with its high ceilings, fairy light canopy and dramatic timber beams, perfect for an evening party.

A picturesque backdrop to your wedding, you can explore Hestercombe’s lakes, cascades, temples, rills, sun-dappled pathways and romantic corners. Every location giving you the opportunity to capture unique images that will tell the story of your big day, whether you imagine wild and boho woodland wedding photos or pictures packed with romance, whimsy and blooms.

We love hosting weddings at Hestercombe Gardens and it shows. Each one of our expert team is dedicated to making sure your day is the best it can be - from your first contact with us, right through to heading home as happy newlyweds. We'll work with you to bring your plans to life and help you make the most of every corner of Hestercombe.

Pictures don't quite do justice to our beautiful setting - book a visit to see for yourself so you can start planning your wedding day at Hestercombe. If you can't wait to see more, then head to our website to see a virtual tour of the gardens.

• Beautiful garden setting for whimsical wedding photos • Orangery and open-air Temple ceremonies, with country house or barn-style receptions • Picturesque location for Champagne and canapes on the Victorian Terrace or Orangery Lawn • Expert in-house catering team to create the mouth-watering menu of your dreams • Three-course wedding breakfast, laid-back barbecue or traditional afternoon teas - you choose! • Experienced and dedicated wedding coordinator on hand from the beginning

Facilities at Hestercombe

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
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
150 to 250 guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :

Hestercombe Reviews (25)

Everything exceeded our expectations
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By Jo and Nick, on 13 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2019

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.

Thank you to the whole team
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By Kym and Mark, on 13 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2019

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.

An incredible day with many happy memories made
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By Poppy and Nial, on 13 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 27 Sep 2019

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!

It was the most perfect day!
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By Katie and Shane, on 13 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 13 Sep 2019

Hestercombe was the most perfect venue for us. We are on cloud nine and genuinely couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.

We loved the day and the food was ace!
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By Sophia and Khuram, on 13 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

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

All the team get 100 per cent for effort
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By Gerard and Laura, on 13 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

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.

All of our guests loved the delicious food
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By Mike and Fawn, on 13 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2019

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.

Incredible wedding venue
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By Becky and Paul, on 28 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2018

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.

Stunning Wedding Venue
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By Richard Walker, on 10 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2018

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!

Hestercombe was the perfect venue and with your ex
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By Beth and Olly, on 24 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Feb 2017

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.

We could not have asked for a more perfect day.
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By Victoria and Peter, on 28 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Dec 2016

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

Professional with excellent service and smiles
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By Teresa Evans, on 19 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Dec 2016

A big thank you to everyone at Hestercombe who made a perfect day for Samuel and Lai Chi to remember. Although it was a chilly start, we were soon warmed by the greetings from the staff when we arrived at the venue. They were professional and gave an excellent service with plenty of smiles, helping to make the day run like clockwork. Many praises have been made on the quality of food by guests, which catered for all dietary needs. The photographer was able to capture the day from the beautiful settings, especially the staircase in the main house dressed in its winter glory, which was perfect for memorable photos of the couple, family and friends to take home with them to New Zealand.

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