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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

Want a truly personalised wedding?

An elegantly rustic barn and woodland wedding venue between Exeter and Honiton in Devon.You'll have 30-acres of meadows and glades and a variety of outdoor ceremony spaces to use and enjoy. This outdoor wedding venue is perfect for couples wanting seclusion and privacy to celbrate in the way tou want - as well as great access.

Facilities and Capacity (80)

Be warned! You might find it hard to choose between the two beautiful outside ceremony spaces. The unique hill-top willow cathedral is surrounded by trees and meadows. Here, you and your loved one can exchange vows in this picture-perfect setting with gorgeous countryside views. Or hold your outdoor ceremony in the secluded silver birch church. Nestled in the woods, this private area is great for elopements and small gatherings. There is a funky 'wet weather' stretch tent which you can also use as a chill out area for your guests.

After drinks, use the elegantly rustic barn for a delicious meal with views of the meadows. At dusk, the festoon lighting will create a magical festival atmosphere and your guests will enjoy relaxing by the fire pit and gather their energy for either dancing the night away, or just enjoying each other's company for your wedding celebration.


A spacious modern farmhouse - perfect for the main wedding party to relax in and get ready. There are festival style glamping tents and more luxurious shepherds huts for your guests. Don't forget the dedicated honeymoon suite for you and your partner - the quirky Hobbit House with private facilities. So much to choose from for a weekend or destination wedding mini break!

Services Offered

When planning your wedding, this blank canvas venue gives you full creative control. Either DIY or choose outside caterers, stylists and florists to help bring your visions to life (or mix it up). There are no corkage charges - so you can either bring in your own drinks, book a bar service or even invite your wedding guests to bring their favourite tipple! What's not to like?

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Ceremony Options:

Chapel or Temple on site
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Health Suite

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Wedding Guests
Pet Friendly
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Jennifer A. Married on 05/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST day ever!!

We honestly could not have hoped for a better wedding day! It was magic from start to finish - the venue was just perfect and Joanna, Gary and Higher Holcombe’s team were so flexible, helpful and were clearly on side and routing for us to have the best day .

Our wedding day was earlier this year in August and the weather was looking unreliable - rain/wind weather warnings on your wedding day… not ideal! However we hardly noticed the bad weather because of the double stretch tent and of course the barn. There was also a stash of beautiful umbrellas and I loved that some of the guests even wore wellies to the ceremony! My top tip would be to not be put off by the idea of an outdoor venue and rain. There are enough indoor spaces and the Higher Holcombe team is incredibly creative when it comes to making things work!

We had a theme of trees running through the day and what better place to tie the knot than the ‘Silver Birch Church’. The sun even shone through (the rain held off for our ceremony!) and the dappled light was so pretty. Friends made an archway from foraged greenery which was just perfect at the end of the aisle.
The majority of our guests stayed on site – many of them where in the gorgeous lotus bell tents. A few lucky families got the shepherds huts which were ideal for their young children. There is also a very conveniently located shower and loo block up in the forest which meant campers needn’t trek down to the main site. It was amazing to have guests arrive and stay on site ahead of and after the wedding day itself – something which not many other venues offer. We also got to stay in the honeymoon suite – the Hobbit House – a cosy hidden away hut with everything you could need. This was such a treat!

We were given the freedom at Higher Holcombe to really craft a day which was perfect for us as a couple – we certainly made use of the barn’s kitchen and Joanna’s stash of wedding props! Joanna was there at every step to support us with answers to questions and ideas.

We had the absolute best day. 5 stars - thank you Higher Holcombe!
Beth A. Married on 03/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

The whole experience at Higher Holcombe was incredible! From the welcome at our initial visit right though to the wedding weekend! Joanna is a wonderful host, and so accommodating to all our needs. We were able to create a day that really suited us, and we’re supported with every decision and advised by Joanna when needed. We opted for a full weekend, so we had the venue from the Friday at 12pm until the Monday at 12pm. It was so amazing to have the surrounding days as bonus time with our guests, as well as having a huge amount of accommodation on site! The honeymoon suite was our particular favourite touch! We really couldn’t have asked for a better venue, and host for our wedding! We would really recommend!
Vicki H. Married on 20/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating

What a unique venue for our dream rustic wedding!

The venue provides a relaxed, boho and rustic style with beautiful woodland surroundings for wonderful photos!

I spent the night before and the morning of my wedding at the fabulous and spacious farmhouse with my bridal party. Jo was so kind to leave Prosecco for us to enjoy and relax. We had our ceremony in a nearby church and we came back to the beautifully renovated farmhouse for food, drinks and celebrations with our guests. We had the best day ever!! And to top it off, the bride and groom have the option to stay in the quirky hobbit house. Thank you Jo and team - Tom and Vicki x
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Higher Holcombe Farm EX11 1PQ Exeter (Devon)
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