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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 our country house steeped in history, charming barn-style Bampfylde Hall and the enchanting Orangery, 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.

• 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 (18)

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.

Thank you for making our day so wonderful
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By Suzanne and Chris, on 28 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2016

Dear Julie and Team Hestercombe. Thank you for making our day so wonderful. A day to treasure and remember forever. Suzanne and Chris, September 2016

Thank you for all you did to make our day so speci
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By Francesca and Aaron, on 28 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2016

Despite the weather we had an amazing day and that was largely down to you taking such good care of us. The service and food was above and beyond – our guests commented so too. Hestercombe is such a special place for us and we look forward to visiting again in the future.

We really had the most beautiful time
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By Jo and Lucas, on 28 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2016

We are grateful for your support throughout the whole process. A thank you too to the hospitality team who were fantastic on the day – everything was seamless.

Thank you to the whole team who looked after us...
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By Alistair and Angel, on 28 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Jul 2016

Thank you to the whole team who looked after us. It was a wonderful time and the fact that we were able to enjoy it so much was thanks to the great attention to detail and the great staff who made visitors feel they were enjoying the afternoon as well. The food was fabulous and one of the ‘vegetarian and allergy’ guests commented it was the best meal she had had at a venue when there is usually a restricted choice. I loved the chef carving, the wide choice of side dishes and the fact that the hot food was actually hot. Thank you again.

A beautiful venue. A warm and personal experience
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By Shan Morgan, on 06 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 09 Jul 2016

A 5 star venue and service. Our ceremony was held in the stunning Orangery - a really charming wedding venue, perfectly framed by the beautiful gardens. It felt a very personal rather than commercial event. The choice of food and wine was excellent - high quality, upmarket gastro-pub style. Service was warm, friendly and faultless throughout, the whole event masterminded by the wonderful Julie who was always on top of everything but never bossy - a real skill! Even our florist and musicians commented on the warm reception they got from the Hestercombe team.

I wish I could do it all over again. The team we w
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By Rebecca Smith, on 02 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Jun 2016

As soon as we visited Hestercombe Gardens on a chilly January day we knew that it was where we wanted to get married. We were aiming for a really relaxed but fun summer wedding. From day 1 Julie made us feel at ease, she explained the different types of wedding they could provide as well as clearly highlighting costs and options, nothing was hidden or brushed over. My husband and I certainly enjoy a party - I cringed as my hubby to be cracked a joke about the best man falling in the pond (although I knew this was highly likely!) but instead of the ‘stiff upper lip’ response I expected from a wedding venue we were met with laughter and the assurance that he wouldn’t be the first to fall in and almost certainly wouldn’t be the last! We then heard about all the slightly ‘adventurous’ behaviours that had taken place there during other weddings and I knew right then that this was where we were going to feel comfortable. After that is was all so simple, Julie helped us to plan the additional elements of our wedding and we had a clear time line of what would need to happen and when. As I mentioned above, many times Julie had to put my mind at ease and reassure me that all was in hand and it always was. On the day I didn’t have to worry about a thing (except my lippy staying in place). The teams worked in the background and how on earth they managed to work around us with no one noticing, I’ll never know. The day its self was faultless, the canapes and food were lovely and the atmosphere was relaxed. Whatever it is Hestercombe are doing, please, keep doing it!

We are so glad we chose Hestercombe.
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By Mr and Mrs Lamond, on 24 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Jun 2016

Thank you for making it so special every step of the way. All of our friends and family loved the venue and said how fantastic you all where.

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