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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: December 2023

Tawstock Court is a historic country house wedding venue in Barnstaple, Devon, nestled among acres of rolling hills and lush natural settings. Home to the Peryer family since 2012, the property now offers couples exclusive use of the grounds for celebrating their love. Tawstock Court is Georgian country house situated on 32 acres of ancient woodlands and surrounded by the beautiful North Devon countryside. Upon booking, you will receive dedicated and professional service from their events team, ensuring your event runs smoothly from beginning to end.

Facilities and Capacity

We offer beautiful outdoor and indoor ceremony spaces – perfect for any time of year. The Panelled Hall (Max. 90 people) with its two carved wooden pillars and stunning fireplace provides the perfect indoor space to say your vows. If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, the 16th century Elizabethan Gatehouse with its original wooden doors, or in front of the fountain on the Balustrade with an amazing view across the valley to Codden Hill are both popular choices to say ‘I Do’. We have also recently built the ‘Lookout’ for a ceremony surrounded by trees and overlooking the countryside.If you wish to have a church wedding, St. Peter’s Church is situated only a 2 minute walk away at the bottom of the garden.

Once you have tied the knot, it’s time to celebrate! You and your guests can mingle outside by the fountain or indoors in the front rooms and lounges whilst enjoying welcome drinks and canapes. The Lantern Staircase, Courtyard and outdoor spaces along with the ancient woodlands offer numerous photo opportunities.

The Gatsby inspired Clutterbuck Bar serving Cocktails and Gin is a welcome addition to add some flare to your day and St Michael’s Lounge, dedicated to the memory of the school, is great for when your guests fancy a game of pool or chess.The Main Bar, once the Victorian kitchen with its flagstone floor, is a modern yet vintage style space complete with a carefully selected gin list, lager, ales, cider, spirits and soft drinks, everything you could need for a great celebration.

Finally, The Old Refectory (max. 108 people), has been transformed into an elegant function room to host your wedding breakfast. It has a stunning Parquet floor and reclaimed wood feature wall, twinkle lights and, in the evening, sets the stage for a band or disco.

We have developed our Courtyard into a stunning space perfect for your evening celebrations with ambience lighting, plenty of tables and seating underneath a canopy of twinkle lights, a decking area and swinging chairs. Our new Woodfired Stone-baked Pizza Oven is also in the courtyard!

Cuisine

Tawstock Court wants each couple to have flexibility in their catering requirements and invites you to choose external caterers from our selected recommended local suppliers or we also offer packages with catering included. Whether you envision elegant canapes and a la carte dining or a food van or hog roasts, you'll be able to bring your vision to life.

Services Offered

After a beautiful evening, you, your new spouse, and up to 48 guests can rest easy within the venue's four dwellings next to the main house. The Honeymoon Suite is complete with a designated get-ready area, chandeliers and plenty of space for you to prepare on your wedding morning. Before departing the next day, you can finish your wedding weekend with a delicious full English breakfast before you say your goodbyes. The events team at Tawstock Court welcome both intimate and grand events and offers carefully curated packages for a variety of needs and budgets. For the experience of a lifetime, you're welcome to plan a spectacular fireworks display send-off.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Historic
Woodland and festival
Church
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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100% Recommended by couples
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Bradley F. Sent on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A day you will never forget, a truly magical place.

On behalf of Ryan and Bradley Ferris-Roberts we just want to say we had the most enchanting wedding at Tawstock Court, and we are overflowing with gratitude for the incredible experience we had. Laura, the venue owner and event organizer, was an absolute gem. Her dedication and passion for making our day perfect left us in awe.

Working alongside Laura, Vickie from "Do Me a Favour," our talented wedding designer, turned our visions into reality. Vickies artistic flair transformed the venue into a fairytale setting, leaving both Brad and me absolutely captivated.

From the moment we began planning to the very last dance, our wedding day was a seamless, unforgettable journey, all thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Laura, Vickie, and the entire Tawstock Court team. We wholeheartedly recommend this venue and these remarkable professionals who made our special day truly enchanting. Thank you for creating memories that we will cherish forever!

Brad & Ryan Ferris-Roberts.
Corinne
Corinne L. Sent on 15/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue

I can’t rate Tawstock Court and the wonderful Laura highly enough! - There really aren’t enough stars!

This was the first and only wedding venue we looked at, it was love at first sight! It is just as beautiful inside as it out. Unfortunately lockdown hit a month before our wedding and if it weren’t for how supportive, understanding and kind Laura had been through it we would have struggled with the postponement. With Laura’s help we decided to have a small wedding last minute in September and we couldn’t have wished for a better day! The venue has multiple spots in which to hold the ceremony so when the forecast was sunny we quickly changed it to an outside wedding. Despite having to scale back our plans we were able to keep in line with the government guidelines and have a safe wedding without worry.

For any couples thinking of viewing/booking, a few of Tawstock’s highlights -

The space is fantastically flexible, I was surprised at how well it worked for a small wedding after booking it with a big wedding in mind

The bar is beautiful! Center of the venue with sofas and a fire.

Lots of accommodation including the honeymoon suite which is big enough and well equipped for bridal prep.

Breakfast the next morning was SO yummy! We followed it with a walk around the surrounding woods.

Laura put us first, she worked so hard to make the day possible and run smoothly, I can’t thank her and her team enough! X
Amy
Amy P. Sent on 12/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Devon Venue

Wow what can we say! We are still reliving our wedding last month at the beautiful Tawstock Court. As soon as we stepped inside the door we knew it was where we wanted our wedding! Laura has been amazing throughout the whole process, willing to answer any questions and the door is always open for a look at the new developments. When we booked our wedding, there was still a lot of work to be done, but Laura and her family certainly didn’t disappoint, with every room more beautiful than we could have ever imagined!
The accommodation has been finished to a brilliant standard, all of our guests loved their stay, and all commented on how stunning their rooms (and the views) were. The honeymoon suite is extra special, and is perfectly set up for hair and makeup on the morning, with lots of space and great lighting.

We can’t thank Laura and her team enough for all of their support on the day, everything ran so smoothly and we’ve lost count of the number of lovely comments we’ve had regarding the venue! So thank you for making our day so special, not just for us but all of our guests too!
Caroline
Caroline M. Sent on 10/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded expectations!

We recently had our wedding at Tawstock Court and the whole experience has absolutely exceeded expectations and we could not be happier! There really is something so special about this venue and the family behind it. Despite planning our wedding from Australia, communication and planning with Laura has been faultless and everything came together perfectly. Alongside having exclusive use of the beautiful venue for the day, we also decided along with our overseas guests to stay at the venue for the whole weekend. The accommodation is wonderful, and honeymoon suite in particular a really fabulous space which has evidently been well thought through.
We can’t wait to follow along as this beautiful venue continues to develop and look forward to hopefully popping back in for many years to come. ✨
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Stacie W. Sent on 19/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The wedding of my dreams!

I cannot thank Laura and the team at Tawstock enough for making our wedding day truly magical. There wasn't anything they couldn't do to ensure that everything went smoothly, all my friends and family members who came couldn't stop saying what an incredible day they had and how much they enjoyed it all.

If you are looking for the manor house of your dreams for a wedding venue, Tawstock is definitely one to have on your list.

Laura, if you do see this, again, thank you so much for everything you've done for me.
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Lucy N. Sent on 22/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day.

We had our wedding at Tawstock court recently. We had the most amazing weekend. The venue is absolutely stunning! We were lucky enough to get married outside, with the weather on our side, it was a beautiful day!
There are plenty of rooms to make use of, which are all beautiful. The views outside are stunning which is great for pictures.
We had quite a few guests stay at the accommodation of the venue, and we had lots of comments on how lovely the rooms were. The honeymoon suite is such a lovely room, with plenty of space for bridal prep with good lighting.
Laura is such a lovely lady and nothing was too much trouble for her. She went above and beyond to ensure we had the best day.
We wish we could do it all over again!
Thank you again Laura and your team for being so amazing & making our wedding extra special. 🌟
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Jane S. Sent on 28/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding all round

We weren’t expecting Tawstock to feel like “our kind of venue” having previously had our hearts set on a barn or marquee on the cliffs… but Laura and Tawstock instantly captivated us and our wedding became something more perfect for us than we could have ever imagined.

A few highlights:
- Laura and co – first and foremost, Laura is the most amazing person to work with in the run up to our wedding and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else running the show on the day, she was phenomenal. As were all her staff.
- That view!
- Inside and outside ceremony choices where neither would have felt second best.
- Fantastic flexible space allowing you to create the perfect flow for the day, whatever the weather.
- Gorgeous central bar area, keeping people near the action.
- Beautiful courtyard.
- High quality on site accommodation.

The list is really the tip of the iceberg… it is impossible to describe the feel and potential of Tawstock Court. It’s a “blank canvas” with such warmth and charm. This venue will allow you to create whatever feel you’d like for your wedding day. I would urge anyone to have a viewing here, even if you aren’t sure if it’s “your kind of venue” we didn’t think it was ours… we couldn’t have been more wrong.

Thank you xxxx
J
J Sent on 16/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Great Venue

Attended a wedding at Tawstock Court. Beautiful venue. Lovely accommodation. Great staff. Thank you for a lovely time.
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