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7 Best Wedding Venues in Devon

Author: Sophie Drew

Looking to say ‘I do’ in Devon? Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding can be tough, so we’ve put together a list of the best wedding venues in Devon to help you out.

With venues in the beautiful countryside away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, these venues will be sure to make your experience and special day peaceful, elegant and romantic. The natural beauty also means that there is plenty of opportunity to get some beautiful wedding day photos. If you are searching for the perfect wedding venue in Devon and don’t know where to start, look no further than our list detailing the 7 best venues in that area. This list contains the venues with the best surroundings, interiors and function spaces as well as having attentive and experienced team members so they can have a positive impact on your dream wedding.

Devon emcompasses beautiful beaches, fossil cliffs, tranquil national parks and medieval towns. There are also stunning viewpoints for the sea and South coast harbours, so this really is the idyllic location for couples for love nature. This diverse county has everything from gorgeous gardens to a wild nightlife and party atmosphere. But that’s not the only thing that’s diverse. These wedding venues accommodate all different styles and cultures. From magnificent castles to rustic barns., this liost has them all.

1) The Horn of Plenty

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Country houses are a great option for a romantic wedding, so if that’s what you’re looking for, take a look at this. This award-winning wedding venue has facilities for both indoor and outdoor weddings and is licensed for civil ceremonies in four of its function rooms. The Horn of Plenty has 5 acres of gorgeous grounds and is located just a few minutes from Dartmoor National Park and Tamar Valley, so this is a venue surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and plenty of photo opportunities!

This Georgian manor house has been home to one of the South West’s top restaurants for over 50 years! Known for its exceptional cuisine and unrivaled service, they are regarded as one of the best Devon wedding venues for food lovers. But that’s not the only show-stopper. The Horn of Plenty has stylish interiors and 16 comfortable bedrooms available with the option to be exclusive use, this will be sure to impress you and your wedding guests.

Couples can host up to 90 guests in the Main House, or up to 150 guests in a marquee or if you’re dreaming of a small intimate wedding, they can offer you an afternoon wedding or a non-exclusive micro wedding. If you’re dreaming of a Devon country house wedding, this is definitely a venue to keep in mind! If you’re not sold already that is.

2) Rockbeare Manor

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Situated in the Devon countryside the next wedding venue is Rockbeare Manor. This exclusive-use venue is surrounded by beautiful parkland and has a grand driveway leading up to the entrance, giving couples that special feeling from the start. This Grade I listed manor house is surrounded by over 100 acres of parkland, making the perfect backdrop for those all-important wedding day photos. This unique venue is also conveniently located near Dartmoor and Exmoor national park!

Whether you prefer intimate weddings or larger celebrations, this venue can accommodate your needs. They have several function rooms to choose from including their Dining Room, a stunning Outdoor Terrace, and an elegant Ballroom to name a few. With white pillars, a sweeping staircase, chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows, this venue never fails to give couples the feeling of luxury for their special occasion. If you and your guests are looking to extend your celebrations with an overnight stay, this Devon wedding venue has luxury accommodation available (13 bedrooms) for your exclusive use.

Coupes can choose drinks for their reception, and canapes and see wedding breakfast choices from their selection of menus. Their experienced Chefs use high-quality local ingredients from Devon and the South West. The team at Rockbeare Manor is dedicated to going the extra mile for their couples and creating a bespoke experience.

This wedding venue really brings the wow factor!

3) Bickleigh Castle

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Next on the list of Devon wedding venues is Bickleigh Castle. Set in 15 acres of landscaped gardens and next to the beautiful river Exe in the picturesque Devon countryside, it’s hard not to instantly fall in love. Wedding ceremonies are held in the Great Hall which can seat up to 120 guests. There’s a cosy log fire, lit in the colder months, and stunning views. Alternatively, there is also the option to have an outdoor ceremony in the Summer months if you’re planning a wedding in the sun. Imagine saying your vows and you can hear the peaceful sound of the river and you’re surrounded by your loved ones and the natural beauty of Devon. Sounds beautiful, doesn’t it?

This castle wedding venue will give you and your guests a unique experience. I know loads of people dream of a romantic castle wedding where they marry their Prince/ Princess. How magical does that sound? The attentive team at Bickleigh Castle is dedicated to creating a bespoke and dreamy wedding for all of its couples.

Bickleigh Castle is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the M5 and is a short distance from Exeter airport and St Davids railway station, so it’s very accessible for anyone who would be using public transport to get to the venue.

4) River Cottage HQ

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Set on 60 acres of organic farmland and just a stone’s throw from the Jurassic coast is River Cottage. There are plenty of stunning locations for couples to use for their wedding day photos. The tranquil environment that comes with nature helps to calm nerves and de-stress couples before their big day. Speaking of nature, guests can sit on hay bales while they watch the bride walk down the ‘aisle’ through the unique gardens before the wedding ceremony takes place under a hazel arch woven with sweet peas. Doesn’t that sound so romantic?

Their rustic barn makes a great area all year round with two banquet tables and delicious food, this dining space never fails to impress. It can seat up to 70 guests for the majority of the year but the option to add another 30 guests to dine on the decking in the warmer months. Furthermore, this versatile space can also be used for an evening reception with a dancefloor that can host up to 120 guests. Couples also get the chance to stay in their luxurious master room with an en-suite alongside up to four other guests who can stay in twin and double rooms with shared bathrooms.

One of their experienced wedding coordinators will help you right the way through your wedding planning process from the planning stages to being there on the special day alongside their talented chefs.

5) Bovey Castle

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Next on the list of Devon wedding venues is the award-winning Bovey Castle. Set in 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys, this is yet another venue with the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. With beautiful architecture and stylish interiors, this venue is impressive on both the inside and outside. This is perfect as this wedding venue has facilities for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Their outdoor summerhouse can host up to 120 guestsfor an outdoor ceremony and is surrounded by pretty floral borders and gorgeous gardens.

From your wedding breakfast to the evening reception their excellent team will be on hand to ensure your special day is stress-free and runs smoothly. Whether you’re planning a grand celebration or a smaller wedding with your close ones, this castle can accommodate your needs. Their large Cathedral Room boasts period features whilst some of their smaller rooms project class and elegance. This exclusive-use wedding venue has several function rooms that can host occasions from 2-120 guests.

This castle venue stresses the importance of having an exceptional first meal as a married couple with high-quality ingredients that get complimented by the flavours of the wine to maintain the buzz of the wedding celebrations, which is often something that couples can overlook. The Great Western is perfect for dining. It provides picturesque views of the valley and it boasts elegant furnishings and romantic lighting. But if you’re looking for something more intimate, The Bovey Room is ideal.

Bovey Castle also boasts 60 unique bedrooms spread throughout the castle. With vibrant designs, comfort, and stunning views, the accommodation has a luxurious feel.


6) The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa

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Located on the stunning seafront, this wedding venue provides views of the award-winning sandy beaches of Bournemouth. The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa is decorated in a modern yet rustic beach style. It has an onsite spa and cafe and 64 comfortable bedrooms all with en-suites so you and your guests can get some time to unwind. Their Ocean Suite is spacious with neutral-toned furnishings. This room also has an unrivaled panoramic sea view and can host up to 110 wedding guests. Couples love this Suite because they get to treat it as a blank canvas and be creative with their themes and decorations because of its neutral colours. But that’s not all. It also has a dancefloor and bar area The Atlantic Suite is also available for weddings overlooking the outdoor swimming pool. This room can accommodate up to 120 guests.

This wedding venue has a range of bespoke wedding packages to choose from for 2023 and 2024. Their team is on hand to help you choose the right package to suit your needs and wants. Their team also provides themselves on creating unique experiences for couples because they believe that no two weddings should be the same and that they should be individual to the couple.


7) New Continental Hotel

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With more than 35 years of experience as a wedding venue, New Continental Hotel offers a unique experience for its couples. There are several competitively priced wedding packages for couples to choose from. This wedding venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, but if you would prefer something more traditional, there are local churches available.

From 10-350 guests, this venue will have a function room that suits your wedding. Their beautiful ballroom is their largest event space which is able to accommodate up to 350 wedding guests for a wedding reception or 250 for dining. This room will be sure to impress both you and your guests with sparkling chandeliers, a private bar, and a dancefloor for those of you who like to dance the night away when celebrating! If you’re planning a smaller wedding the Athena Room can host up to 150 guests for a wedding reception or for an even more intimate celebration 50 guests is the capacity for their Green Room. This stunning wedding venue also has 99 bedrooms, so there is plenty of space for you and your loved ones to relax and unwind after the big day. As you can tell, this venue really brings the wow factor to weddings.

Food and drink, as we all know plays a big part in wedding celebrations. Their talented catering team can accommodate your needs whether that’s size or culture, they will produce the dishes to the right quantity and quality that you’d expect. From three-course meals to afternoon tea to canapes to a bespoke breakfast, they can do it all. Their chefs take pride in using fresh and local ingredients to create their seasonal dishes. To go the extra mile, their team has also made bespoke cocktails that represent the couple in the past, to add a fun, individual touch to the drinks menu.

This wedding venue really offers you the full experience under one roof, so need to spend time traveling around unnecessarily! Save the best until last they say.



That’s all for our list of the best Devon wedding venues. With these amazing options, we hope you found the perfect wedding venue that compliments your style as a couple.


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Sophie Drew

Sophie has joined our team as a Marketing Assistant who loves to write content and is always keen to learn about everything going on in the world of digital. Sophie enjoys spending time with her Family, Friends and Boyfriend and loves to dance!

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