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Last update: March 2024

The Kingston Estate is Devon's ultimate country house destination wedding venue for up to 250 guests. The venue is a hidden gem nestled deep in the South Hams countryside near Totnes in South Devon. The estate is luxurious, relaxed and informal, where couples and guests are encouraged to make the 35 acres their home for the duration of their stay. It can sleep up to 100 guests on-site in luxury cottages and barns, plus they have a late music licence until 3 am in their super cool vaulted club.

The Kingston Estate ticks all the boxes for couples looking for a stunning exclusive-use venue that can provide first-class accommodation for all their guests, along with top-notch service for food and drink. A favourite of many of the UK's most discerning and stylish couples looking for a country venue in Devon.

Facilities and Capacity

The estate is Georgian, with the mansion house having been built in 1735. It boasts high ceilings, marble fireplaces, original wall paintings and a vaulted basement where you can party until the early hours. The grounds include two stunning south-facing walled gardens, one perfect for your wedding ceremony and one for eating alfresco-style.

On the estate, there is also a huge party yurt, a cool street food shed, a rustic ceremony barn with eight chic chandeliers, a courtyard cocktail bar for a festival feel vibe along with an Italian Walled Garden for drinks or eating alfresco style with up to 250 guests. They also have the Hayloft Barn, big enough for 200 guests, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gardens and surrounding countryside.

The accommodation on site has been thoughtfully renovated with tasteful interiors, original features, and meticulous attention to detail. The main house, cottages and barns sleep up to 100 guests in total, making it a comfortable retreat in which to reside whilst enjoying every moment of the big event. The team can also provide a bell tent or yurt village for additional guests on site. There are also hot tubs scattered here and there and plenty of parking available on-site, along with an overflow car park.

Services Offered

The Kingston Estate is an exclusive wedding party venue with a difference. Its Georgian splendour features classic decor, the food and drinks are eclectic, and by the evening, it transforms itself into a super cool venue hidden deep in the Devon countryside. Whether you want a black tie event, a festival feel or a rustic wedding, they can offer it all, as every one of their events is bespoke. The weddings and events team will coordinate your wedding day or weekend.

The estate has an excellent reputation for food, with mouth-watering flavours, quality dishes and flawless delivery. They are committed and passionate about food and its provenance, opting for organic and seasonal ingredients, wherever possible, sourced from local farms and suppliers who support sustainable and environmentally-friendly initiatives. Not because it is trendy and cool but because that's what they want to serve, respecting the nutrients and integrity of the food that nourishes them.

Drink is of equal importance at Kingston. All of their drinks are created with the same attention to detail and balance of flavours to perfectly combine and create beautifully tasting cocktails, unforgettable weddings and lasting memories.

To ensure your day runs without a hitch, Kingston Estate will assign you a member of their wedding team, leaving you with plenty of time to savour your time here. Regarding the wedding feast, the well-respected in-house catering team is ready to work with you to craft a personalized menu that speaks volumes. From pre-wedding street-style food to the day-after breakfast stations, they can tailor their local, seasonal produce to suit your preferences. Additionally, the estate's bar manager can create a bespoke drinks package for your day, including a signature wedding cocktail. If you would like to hold a pre-wedding event, no matter if it's a pizza extravaganza in The Big Yurt, games on the lawn, or a pamper night in the cottages, the team can help take care of it all.

The Kingston Estate is situated a ten-minute drive from Totnes, where there are trains running to and from Paddington every hour. There is also easy access to Exeter and Plymouth, both approximately 40 minutes away by car.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Sporting
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Woodland and festival
Barn
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser
Swimming pool
Health suite
Beautician
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Kingston Estate Totnes

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Mara T. Sent on 17/04/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

🤍 Where dreams became reality 🤍

We recently had the most magical wedding at Kingston. From the moment we set foot onto the grounds, we knew it was the perfect place for our special day. It was our first viewing… and nothing else compared for us (we saw a total of 6 venues). What stood out to us the most was the variety of spaces available for each part of the day. The selection of ceremony areas, the beautiful outdoor spots for photos, the yurt for the night before party, and a special one for us… the underground nightclub for the evening! As party lovers, this was a part that sold it for us; there was somewhere for every moment.

One of the things we loved most was the flexibility to personalize every aspect of our wedding. The venue truly felt like a blank canvas that we could transform into our dream setting, but equally, we got away with doing absolutely nothing as it was beautiful all on its own.

But what truly made our experience unforgettable was the incredible staff, led by Jodie. They were not only professional and attentive but also genuinely warm and welcoming. Their support and attention to detail ensured that everything ran smoothly, allowing us to relax and fully enjoy our day.

We're hoping to return and stay in the future, for a special occasion.

It's not just a wedding venue; it's a place that holds a special spot in our hearts as the backdrop to the beginning of our happily ever after 🤍
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P Vogel Sent on 22/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing relaxed and personal day

Kingston was perfect. Despite a rainy start, the day was amazing and Jodie was available but subtly in the background allowing the day to be ours.
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Karen H. Sent on 16/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our son and daughter in law's wedding

After over a two and a half year wait due to Covid, our son and his wife had a wonderful wedding weekend. Jodie from Kingston Estate and her team of staff went above and beyond to ensure the wedding ran smoothly. Every detail was dealt with professionally. The accommodation, venue and food were all excellent and all our guests many from overseas had a wonderful time. The only thing Jodie could not oversee was the weather but even a little rain didn't spoil the celebrations.
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Madeleine Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A Devon Treasure

The venue and staff were brilliant from start to finish. The venue is really multi-functional and caters for rain or shine. The weather was really unpredictable around the time of our wedding but I was a stress free bride knowing they had it in hand. The food supplier was stunning - we had a weekend package which all the guests raved about. That coupled with the unlimited drinks pages made it the perfect venue for us. A Devon treasure that feels like being on a film set - everyone loved it!
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Lucy Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Food was incredible

Such a beautiful venue - we loved it so much. The food was incredible and despite having a changeover of wedding planner close to the wedding day, it had no impact on our day what so ever. The venue are calm and professional and loved their approach to communication which was friendly.
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Emily Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Fell in love with the venue on our first visit

Fell in love with the venue on our first visit. We were particularly looking for a venue which could cater us for 3 days and sleep the majority of the the guests. The grounds were well kept especially the walled garden which is where the ceremony took place. The team were a pleasure and made the day truly special.
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Charlotte Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Everything & More

Our 3-day wedding celebrations were spent at the STUNNING Kingston Estate - a truly unique venue that we absolutely fell in love with. It had EVERYTHING we were looking for & more. The grounds are perfectly manicured all year round & come complete with walled garden. The cottages & main house are beautifully decorated, providing luxurious accommodation for 86 of our guests. Sarah & the team were such a pleasure to work with & couldn’t do enough for us. The catering was also top notch. Thank you
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Martin Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Above & Beyond

The venue was great we had a few personal health issues beforehand but the team went above and beyond to make the day extra special. The wedding planner organised everything for us and they had plenty of props on site that we were free to use. We had the whole place to ourselves for the weekend it was brilliant and our friends loved the hot tub and pool.
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Suzy Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Great Service

From viewing until after we'd been married we had great service. Nothing was too much trouble and we had the best day ever.
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Charlie Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Best weekend ever

We had the best weekend ever at Kingston we had the whole place to ourselves but it was also staffed and we had our very own wedding planner from the moment we booked. We were able to relax on the Friday and have some time with our guests and on Saturday the wedding was better than we could have imagined. The food throughout the weekend was delicious and we even put a menu together which was really different. It was an awesome day everyone loved the different areas especially the nightclub.
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Vickie Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Loved every second

Great venue, really helpful team and very flexible. Really welcoming and relaxed. Bent their standard rules to accommodate a few key things for us, which other venues wouldn’t do. We loved every second we spent there.
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Kiera Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Elite Venue

Kingston Estate made our wedding so spectacular it was like a dream. Everything ran smoothly, everyone’s needs were catered for and the whole presentation of the venue was very impressive. My husband and I were extremely proud to be able to hold our wedding at such an elite venue. All of our guests were taken back by the level of service, the venue itself, the grounds, the food and the location.
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Caroline Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wow factor venue with incredible service

We chose Kingston Estate for the venue and on site accommodation. One of its really unique characteristics which made our wedding was the ability to hold our special occasion across several spaces including the yurt for the night before, the main house for our wedding drinks and canapés reception, the barn for the wedding breakfast and the undercroft for the party. Everyone was blown away by this as each area was unveiled! A fantastic wow factor venue with incredible service. A must have!
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Ellie Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food

The fact that we could have the majority of our guests stay on site with us all weekend was a huge selling point of Kingston for us. The venue is beautiful and all of the rooms/cottages are finished to an equally high standard. The food was AMAZING and they catered for all of the dietary requirements our guests had with no queries what so ever. The weekend went without a hitch with all of the staff working so hard behind the scenes so that we didn’t need to worry about a thing.
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Stephanie Sent on 26/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Took our breath away

Kingston estate took our breath away when we first saw it but nothing prepared us for how it was on our wedding day! Everything was perfect, the staff were so friendly! The venue was the perfect backdrop and had so many options our guests loved being able to move around and get a different vibe for each location at the venue. We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to have our wedding there! It was a dream come true!
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