5 Luxury Wedding Venues in Devon
Devon is a county known for its stunning natural beauty, rugged coastline, and picturesque countryside. With its charming villages and historic towns, Devon provides the perfect backdrop for a luxurious wedding celebration. From grand manor houses to luxurious hotels, Devon offers an array of wedding venues that cater to every taste and budget.
In this blog, we'll explore the 5 best luxury wedding venues in Devon that are sure to make your special day unforgettable. Whether you're looking for a coastal retreat or a country estate, Devon has it all. So, without further ado, let's dive in and discover the most luxurious wedding venues that Devon has to offer!
1. Hawke Barn
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If you're looking for the perfect wedding venue that offers breathtaking scenery, rustic charm, and a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, then Hawke Barn is the place for you.
Located in Tiverton, Hawke Barn is nestled in its private valley in the beautiful Thorne Farm Estate, near the pretty village of Stoodleigh & Exmoor National Park. The market town of Tiverton is just 5 miles away, within a 20-minute drive of the M5 & Tiverton Parkway train station, and the Cathedral City of Exeter is also nearby.
The venue is a beautiful 16th-century Devon Barn that oozes rustic charm, with exposed heavy oak beams, a high open-vaulted ceiling, exposed stonework, flagstone floors, and contemporary full-height windows that allow a flood of natural warm light. The timeless and natural aesthetic of the barn lends itself to any number of décor ideas, enabling you or your wedding planner to let the imagination run wild.
Hawke Barn is an intimate venue for up to 60 seated guests with the use of the smaller Mead Barn, the South facing courtyard & The Lake included. The venue offers complete flexibility to build your dream day, with indoor and outdoor options, no corkage fee and recommended professional local suppliers list.
Facilities and services include luxury accommodation for the bridal party, optional extra onsite accommodation, a pet-friendly venue, licensed to carry out the wedding ceremony on site, stunning Devon scenery for a wide variety of wedding pictures, and access to friendly teddy bear sheep, horses & farming scenery.
At Hawke Barn, you'll be able to hear the bird song in the mornings, stroll amongst ancient woods or wildflowers & grasses, see wild deer, hares, cuckoos, swifts & many birds of prey, or simply sit and lose yourself in the amazing views & vistas that surround you. The only sounds that you will hear apart from the wildlife & horses gently whickering will be of your own making!
Hawke Barn is not just a wedding venue; it's a place where you can be yourself in very relaxed and beautiful surroundings. So, whether you're looking for a traditional or a creative wedding, Hawke Barn allows you to have the best of both worlds. With complete flexibility, stunning scenery, and friendly teddy bear sheep, Hawke Barn is the perfect place to start your happily ever after.
2. Huntsham Court
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Huntsham Court is a country house wedding venue located in Devon, England. The venue is a Grade II* listed Victorian Gothic manor house, which dates back to 1869. It sits on 5 acres of landscaped gardens, which provide a stunning backdrop for weddings and other events.
One of the unique features of Huntsham Court is its flexibility. The venue can host weddings of various sizes, from intimate gatherings of 20 guests to grand celebrations of up to 130 guests. The property has 34 bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 82 guests, allowing for a truly immersive wedding experience.
The property also boasts various ceremony locations, including an on-site chapel, outdoor spaces, and indoor rooms. These locations provide a range of options for couples to choose from, depending on their preferences and the size of their wedding party. The interiors of Huntsham Court are also stunning, with many original features still intact, such as the wood panelling, ornate ceilings, and grand staircase. The rooms are decorated in a classic and elegant style, with modern touches to provide comfort and convenience.
The venue is fully licensed for civil ceremonies, which means couples can hold their entire wedding at Huntsham Court, from the ceremony to the reception and accommodation. For a classic, grandiose style, this is the venue for you.
3. Arches Beach
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Arches Beach is a unique one. If you’re hoping to host a smaller wedding, if you love the seaside, and if you don’t mind a splash of pink, Arches Beach will certainly be one to remember.
Discover a hidden treasure tucked away in the cliffside by following the winding path around the charming harbour. Nestled on Newberry Beach, Arches is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue with stunning ocean views, perfect for hosting an unforgettable celebration with your loved ones.
Arches offer a sophisticated alternative to a private registry office with a maximum capacity of 120 guests. Simply book the registrar and customise your wedding ceremony to your preferences. Whether you choose to exchange vows in front of the majestic arched doors at sunset with the picturesque Devon coastline as your backdrop or in front of the enchanting flower wall along one side of the venue, the choice is yours.
After the ceremony, you can savour a champagne toast in the delightful garden or venture down to the beach for a picnic. Alternatively, you can head over to the nearby village hall for a charming afternoon tea party. As an added convenience, there is an upstairs beachfront bridal suite with a wide balcony and awe-inspiring ocean views. You can reserve it for the same day as your wedding and spend your first night there as a newlywed couple, or use it as a place to relax and get ready for your wedding party. If you prefer to marry at sunrise, the bridal suite is the perfect place to stay the night before.
Arches is available for hire in two-hour slots every day of the week, from sunrise to sunset. You can also explore the website for additional details on how to book, as well as information on the days when you can visit the wedding venue and bridal suite in person. Plus, the venue is within walking distance of several local restaurants, making it a convenient choice for post-ceremony celebrations.
If this charming and unique has piqued your interest, check out their website here!
4. Glebe House Cottages
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Glebe House Cottages, located near Holsworthy, is a charming wedding venue. The estate spans six private acres, boasting gorgeous gardens and elegant landscaping that serves as a stunning setting for fairytale weddings.
As a family-owned and operated establishment, Glebe House Cottages provides a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere for guests to enjoy their special day. Built around 1820, the original stonework of the country home provides a rich and historic backdrop for any celebration. The venue can accommodate up to 150 guests and you may choose to host your wedding outdoors on the meticulously groomed fields; surrounded by landscaped hedges, lush gardens, and a stone-lined ornamental pond. The option of a marquee rental is available to add an element of covered elegance. Glebe House Cottages is also pet-friendly, so your furry friend can be a part of your milestone moments.
For your wedding, you will have exclusive access to the stunning grounds, and the team is happy to provide 2- or 3-day rental options. Multiple inclusive packages are available, catering to your desired vision whether it's a casual and relaxed affair or a large and lavish reception. Additionally, Glebe House Cottages has seven cottages on-site for up to 36 guests to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay. Ample space is available for parking and camping, and other services offered include:
- Helicopter Arrival
- Pool Party for Day After Wedding
- Pizza Poker Night
- Fish & Chip Quiz Night
- Prosecco Wall & Doughnut Wall
- Smore's Station by fire-pit
- Bouncy Castle & Crazy Golf
- Spa Experiences
Pretty exciting, right?
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5. Watermouth Cove Weddings
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Watermouth Cove Weddings is a charming coastal wedding venue located in Ilfracombe, along the North Devon coastline, that has been run by a family for three generations. The venue offers a range of breathtaking ceremony locations that showcase the sweeping natural vistas of the area. With exclusive use of their Private Cove and Caves, couples can extend their wedding celebration over multiple days and create unforgettable memories.
Watermouth Cove Weddings has a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces that can host various nuptial occasions. Couples can choose from two stunning ceremony areas:
- The Viewpoint, located on the Headland, is one of the most popular ceremony locations, offering bench seating for 125 guests and an unforgettable view of the North Devon Coastline, Combe Martin, Hangman Hill, and Broadsands Beach.
- The Woodland Barn, located a short walk from the Viewpoint, is nestled in woodland greenery and can accommodate 125 guests. With a beautiful open-plan vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, and rustic oak floorboards, it's the perfect setting for an indoor ceremony.
Watermouth Cove Weddings offers two spacious indoor venues for the wedding breakfast. The Beach House, directly overlooking the Cove, is a perfect setting for up to 125 guests to enjoy a rustic coastal reception area. With real tree trunk pillars, hanging wicker lamp shades, and banquet-style tables, it creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The Beach House can transform into the perfect location for dancing, with staff clearing tables away to create a dedicated dance floor area. Next to The Beach House is The Snug, a dedicated area for guests to escape to during the reception if they wish to take a break from the dance floor and loud music.
The Snug is a quiet, cosy, and comfortable area filled with sofas and cuddle chairs, perfect for catching up with old family and friends. It can also serve as a meeting point for guests upon their arrival. The Snug has a pay bar that opens an hour before the ceremony, ensuring that guests are entertained throughout the event. Additionally, the venue has an extended patio area overlooking the Cove with seating and umbrellas, providing guests with a place to relax during the celebrations.
…and there we have it! That was our pick for 5 excellent luxury wedding venues in Devon! Choosing a venue that’s perfect for you is incredibly important for your big day. So, we advise that you book multiple viewings for any that you’ve shortlisted. As well as everything else, be sure to carefully select all of the elements that comprise your wedding — especially wedding entertainment. We have a great selection of Devon wedding bands that we know you’ll love!