Best Devon Wedding Venues
A quick guide to 8 awesome wedding venues in Devon
I’ve lived in Devon all my life, and for the last 5 years been working as a wedding photographer as well. As such, I’ve seen a lot of what Devon has to offer for wedding venues and it’s brilliant! From renovated barns to manor houses it has it all. When initially planning your wedding there’s a lot to think about, but typically number one on the list is where to hold your ceremony and/or reception. I love the variety that Devon has to offer, from a wedding photography perspective it’s great to have different elements to work with. This list is compiled of my own person experiences (and photos) as well as what other Devon wedding photographers have passed on.
Upton Barn & Walled Garden is a stunning, award winning venue nestled amidst the beautiful Devon countryside near Cullompton, and within easy reach of both Exeter and Taunton. This lovely venue has exploded in popularity after the owners Claire and Rich renovated the barn and held their own wedding there. It’s registered for both indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies and partnerships and offers a picturesque and totally private location for your wedding, where you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding unspoilt countryside. The venue is privately owned and available on an exclusive use basis only. I’ve had the joy of visiting several times for some Upton Barn wedding photography and it’s always a treat!
Hand carved in the 1820’s, the four tunnels provide a truly unique experience. With it’s own private beach, this unique and stunning Devon location is an ideal venue. Beautiful scenery, private secluded beaches with spectacular sunsets and offering a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. Tunnels Beaches is fully licensed for wedding ceremonies within a thatched gazebo overlooking the sea, or inside the stylish venue building, ensuring there are no concerns about the Devon weather! Invite up to 120 day guests and up to 160 evening guests.
Hidden from the public for over 240 years, Bridwell opened its doors for guests to enjoy on an exclusive use hire basis for the first time in January 2015. Three years later, Bridwell is successfully carving out an enviable reputation, as one of Devon’s finest venues. Up to 20 guests can be accommodated in the ten spacious bedrooms overlooking the parkland, with a further 16 guests in The Old Stables. There is no question about it, Bridwell is a stunning location for a truly magnificent wedding! Click here if you’d like to see a wedding photographer Bridwell.
The Oak Barn
The Oak Barn is a stunning wedding venue set in the heart of rural Devon. It features three converted barns and an ancient cob farmhouse. Up to 90 people can be comfortably seated with room and 125 in the evening. There are gardens overlooked by the medieval St Andrews Church surrounded by the beautiful Devon countryside. Both the Oak and Acorn Barns are licensed for civil ceremonies and ceremonies can also now be held outside in the garden. The Oak Barn is a beautiful and flexible venue for couples who want an individual and relaxed wedding; it has eleven bedrooms and is offered on an exclusive venue only basis.
Deer Park Country Hotel
Deer Park Country Hotel is an 18th Century Georgian House near Exeter, licensed for civil ceremonies and is perfect for exclusive use weddings in Devon, accommodating up to 60 wedding guests in the main house for intimate celebrations and up to 210 wedding guests in the orangery. Specialising in fun and original weddings with over 80 acres of spiffing grounds, featuring wild flower meadows, woodland walks, manicured lawns and riverside trails.
Ash Rescue Centre
Step through the peacock gate to discover a magical outdoor licensed venue with award winning gardens, ponds, seated fire pit area, and wildflower meadows. Ash Rescue Centre includes a large parking area, beautiful marquee field with stunning views of the Devon countryside and camping areas available. ARC is a charity run venue looking after horses, every wedding fee is donated to the charity to look after our resident horses and further the conservation activities.
Ever After is tucked away on the edge of Dartmoor , not far from the Cornwall border. Get married at Ever After, also known as Lower Grenofen, and have all the celebrations in the same place. Guests can sit outside to witness your wedding ceremony. The wedding barn is strung with fairy lights, borrow the steel lanterns or oak logs for the aisle or use one of our rustic arches, whatever suits your wedding theme. You can get your florist to bring in floral arches, a flower curtain, foliage hoops or keep it pared back and simple with the paved floor, stone walls and oak beams. Licensed to hold weddings in the wedding barn with up to 120 of your favourite people.
Impress your guests with something new and original…maybe a marquee at the lake or simple clotted cream tea reception in the manor, cocktails in The Glass House and dinner under The Old Oak Tree or a hog roast at The Hay Barn. When you hire both the ANRÁN Manor and the ANRÁN Barns all the facilities will be available to you on a private basis. The glass house is the main indoor reception area able to hold up to 180 people.