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On since 2021

Last update: March 2024

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel is a wedding venue located in Exeter, Devon. This stunning property allows couples to get married in a historic city that features the Exeter wall and iconic blossom trees. You and your loved ones can expect to enjoy an unforgettable celebration in a picture-perfect event space.

Facilities and Capacity

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel is located just a stone's throw from the Cathedral where you and your beloved can enjoy a photo shoot to mark your day. Your ceremony will be a magical experience, with floor-to-ceiling windows illuminating the indoor event space. Alternatively, should you wish to celebrate outdoors, your gathering can take place outside on your own private terrace. The wedding breakfast will be enjoyed in the reception room with its adjoining outdoor area, making it the ideal location to enjoy your arrival drinks and canapes and even hold a BBQ or hog roast. Honeymooning couples and invited guests can even take advantage of the hotel's luxurious guest rooms. With its 156 bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and private dining spaces, you and your loved ones can take advantage of the hotel's amenities as you extend your festivities.

Services Offered

The team at Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel offers a wide range of services for clients to choose from. Their goal is to work with every individual couple in a way that allows them to bring their unique visions to life. The in-house wedding coordinator will be with you every step of the way as you plan your big day. For your evening entertainment, the venue can accommodate a DJ and features an impressive dance floor.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the city
Large hotel

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
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

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Katie Sent on 17/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day

Hi Emma,
Thank you very much we had an amazing day!
Honestly could not fault anything it was everything we wanted. We will be back soon for a little night away.
Many thanks
Katie and Daniel
Claire Sent on 17/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

We had the best weekend!

Thank you so very much Emma we had a amazing time the whole weekend....
so pleased with everything at the Southgate.
Maria Sent on 19/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We had a wonderful day, the absolute best

Thank you all sooo much! We had a wonderful day, the absolute best. From the beginning of our wedding planning with Jessica before she left then handed over to Stacey & Petra, we felt we were in safe hands. I didn’t stress about anything as every time I came for a meeting I felt everything was taken care of. Nothing was too much, all of the staff were great, from helping me set up our venue room, to serving us drinks and our food. I can’t thank you all enough, the day went by so smoothly, everything ran perfectly! We are so happy to have had our wedding at the Southgate, it will always hold a special place in my heart, I cannot wait to come back for our anniversary!
Kati Sent on 31/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding day was amazing!

It was a very special day that we will treasure forever. A big thank you to the staff who supported us on our wedding planning journey and also on the big day. All the guests commented on what a happy and well organised event the wedding was.

The food was delicious, the staff were very friendly and accommodating and the room looked great. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole day flowed smoothly. I would recommend this venue to any couples looking for a place to get married.'
Valerie Sent on 07/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

great venue for my daughter's wedding

My daughter had her wedding booked for 3rd March 2018. Unfortunately due to storm Emma and the Beast from the east most of the guests were unable to get to Exeter. My daughter and husband walked to the hotel. The staff couldn't have been nicer. They rescued what looked like being a disaster. They were so caring and rushed around to accommodate any guest that had been able to attend. They provided a lovely wedding breakfast for the day. They rescheduled the festivities for 4 weeks later making it a very special wedding month, Brilliant staff. Lovely venue.
Hazel Sent on 07/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Best Place ever to get married

I would like to say a massive thank you to Southgate Hotel they were more than amazing. I got married on the 3rd March 2018 it was the snow day. Lots of my guests were trapped due to the bad weather. The hotel were very kind and generous and let me celebrate again 4 weeks later with the guests who were unable to come. I have my DJ who couldn't make it due to snow. The hotel could of easily said its not our fault its an act of God. Despite the bad weather the 3rd March 2018 was still the happiest day of my life. They were all very lovely and professional. And they were also brilliant on the 31st March 2018 for wedding part 2. I want to give a big thank you to Jo, Sammy and Amy. But everyone was brilliant. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. Hazel Cook xxx
Steph Sent on 07/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating


We got married at the Southgate hotel in March, the venue is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are so lovely especially the bridal suite. The day went smoothly and the guests really enjoyed the day. The food and set up were amazing. Couldn't have gone better.
Sarah Sent on 20/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating
I wanted to thank all the wonderful staff at the Southgate for the amazing job they did looking after our wedding party on 7th May. my step-daughter and her new husband felt like VIP and all the wedding guests had a great time. The reception staff were superb, the wedding co-ordinater made sure everything ran seamlessly and all the waiting and bar staff were friendly and professional. I cannot praise you highly enough and the value for money was amazing. I would highly recommend your hotel as a wedding venue. Lastly I would just add the breakfast on Sunday morning was to die for I cannot believe the choice you offer. Well done all of you.xx
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Stacey Sent on 23/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding

We had our wedding there in 2014 - we had a fab time the staff where very helpful and where brill I have been told by a few people it was the best wedding they have been to the breakfast was one of the best breakfasts and the food for our wedding was amazing def recommend the Southgate for dining and weddings and a over night stay.
Katherine Sent on 23/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommended

Lovely hotel, chosen for our wedding this year in march. Was sold to us by the friendly and welcoming staff. Our wedding coordinator was extremely helpful and arranged regular meetings to make sure we had the day we wanted. All the guests were very impressed with the hotel and the suites were lovely. Would recommend to others.
Vanessa Sent on 23/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

My Wedding Day

We had our whole day including wedding ceremony here May 2013- cannot recommend them highly enough- Alyson and the rest of staff were great and with almost all our guests also staying at the hotel, we had a fabulous deal! :)
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