North Devon Wedding Venues
As a Devon wedding photographer I get to visit some beautiful venues in and around Devon. Devon is a large county with many beautiful wedding venues. For this guide I have had to split the venue guides into North Devon and the rest of Devon. I live in North Devon so the area always comes out as my favourite and it’s also where the guide starts. If you are looking for wedding venues in Devon as a whole please follow the link in the table of contents to Devon wedding venues
Finding a North Devon wedding venue is always a bit tough as there are so many. Are you looking for a coastal venue, something inland, rustic, DIY? Whatever you are looking for there is something for everyone. Hopefully I can eliminate some of the trouble you may be having by listing a few wedding venues that I like to work at, that may be of interest. North Devon is a beautiful part of the county, the best in my opinion. I can understand why so many couples want to come here to get married. We have absolutely beautiful coast-line, gorgeous landscapes, not to mention Exmoor. So yes we are spoilt. My favourite venues are the rustic ‘do-it-yourself’ type. The ones where you can put you own stamp on, design it in a way that suits your own personality and tastes. Of course the dedicated venues by the sea with breath-taking views are also a favourite! You see its not easy. The big manor homes are also nice, with amazing gardens, views and grandeur. North Devon has it all. Please find below a selection that all offer something unique.
You will also need to organise a registrar or celebrant. Please follow: Devon Registration Service for more information on registrars. The registration service website lists the various registry offices in Devon and approved licensed venues.
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The Best Wedding Venues in North Devon
Ash Barton Estate
Ash Barton wedding venue is a popular location just outside Braunton in North Devon. The venue can hold traditional style weddings with marquees, a big barn styled wedding, festival weddings or more intimate styled weddings. You can go for an outside wedding or opt to use the intimate old chapel within the complex. Ash Barton Estate is surrounded by 25 acres of woodland, fields and meadows. The barn holds up to 200 people and there is accommodation for up to 35 guests. Camping is also available.
Address: The Ash Barton Estate, Ash Road, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 2NP
Contact: 07785 386622
Castle Hill in North Devon is a wonderfully impressive wedding venue offering a variety of options for your wedding day. There are options to get married in a woodland setting, temple or garden. They can offer small intimate weddings to larger weddings with marquee. The venue does not offer onsite accommodation but South Molton & Barnstaple are nearby. To view a wedding please follow: Castle Hill Wedding
Address: Castle Hill Estate Office, Filleigh, Barnstaple, Devon, England , EX32 0RH
Contact: 01598 760336
Moreton House is a new wedding venue to North Devon. Moreton House is suitable for up to 70 guests using 4 large function rooms. The grounds are extensive and the accommodation is luxurious. I have been lucky enough to visit. I have also dedicated a page to the venue. Please follow: Moreton House Wedding Venue
Address: Moreton House, Abbotsham Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3QW
Contact: Helen: 01237 425519
Buckland House is an impressive Georgian country manor in North Devon. Set in 280 acres of private woodland and gardens. The property can take a maximum of 80 guests, There are 17 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and can happily sleep up to 30. The venue makes allowances for children so it’s worth talking to the venue if there are a lot of children coming to your wedding. There is also a small church attached to the edge of the property for blessings. There is ample parking. A truly magnificent property. It’s like walking into a National Trust property but being able to breath easy. If you would like to see what a wedding looks like at this property please follow: Buckland House Wedding
Address: Buckland House, Buckland Filleigh, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5JD
Contact Susan on: 01409 281645
Whitemoor Farm is a DIY style wedding venue set on a small farm in rural North Devon. The wedding venue has a large adapted barn that can be decorated to how you like it. The barn can hold up to 150 seated guests or 200 in a less formal format. A great rustic setting with plenty of parking. The accommodation comes in the form of a campsite so great for glamping. Branstaple is only 2 miles away so if camping does not float your boat there are plenty of hotels there. To view a wedding at this venue please follow: Whitemoor Farm Wedding Venue
Address: Whitemoor Farm, Bishops Tawton, North Devon, EX32 0HY
Contact: 07860 180022
Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club is set in 127 acres of beautiful rural North Devon. The venue has a dedicated venue, Palazzo that has a maximum capacity of 400 guests. Very impressive! You can opt for an outside wedding under the gazebo on the lawn or within Palazzo. Although Highbullen has the capacity to hold 400 people, they also offer small intimate weddings and can even arrange marquees if you prefer. Accommodation comes in the form of the beautiful Manor House which has 12 rooms, all individually designed. There is also 30 estate rooms.
Address: Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club, Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh, North Devon, EX37 9HD
Contact: 01769 540561
Country Ways is situated in the countryside and offers lots of DIY opportunities. They offer a variety of wedding packages from 35 to 150 guests. there are five cottages offering accommodation for a maximum of 31 guests. Ceremonies can take place outside or in the Corn Barn. To view a wedding from this venue please follow: Country Ways Wedding
Address: Little Knowle Farm, Umberleigh EX37 9BJ
Contact: 01769 560503
Set in a peaceful location in the countryside Northcote Manor is situated in 20 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland. Ceremonies can take place inside or in the gazebo outside on the lawn. There is accommodation onside or in the locality. To view a wedding please follow: Northcote Manor wedding
Address: Northcote Manor, Burrington, Umberleigh, North Devon, EX37 9LZ
Contact: 01769 560501
Hallsannery is a beautiful country home set in about 5 acres of parkland just outside Bideford in North Devon. The venue offers options to hold your ceremony inside or out. If you are looking to hold your ceremony outside the Portico is perfect. Receptions can be held on the terrace with far reaching views over the Estuary and Bideford beyond. If you prefer indoors, The Drawing Room can hold up to 30 guests for the ultimate intimate wedding whilst the elegant Hall can accommodate up to 80 with many options in between. If you have a large wedding in mind a marquee can be erected on the lawn and will comfortably fit up to 180 guests. There are 11 en-suite bedrooms for up to 22 adults and an additional 4 bedrooms in the Coach House. Hallsannery is only a few minutes from Bideford so there are plenty of other options for additional accommodation.
Address: Hallsannery House, Northam Ridge, Bideford, Devon EX39 5HE
Contact: Hannah on + 44 7771 577057
The Old Barn
The Old Barn is a rustic DIY wedding venue giving couples the freedom to create their own style. The 17th century barn has oak beams and is located in a country setting. The venue can hold up to 118 people but can also accommodate small weddings too. The venue is attached to a The Milky Way Adventure Park and you can actually hire the dodgems. There is no accommodation on site but Bideford is close-by.
Address: The Old Barn, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon EX39 5RY
Contact: 01237 431255
Westcott Barton is a beautiful venue set in 95 acres. You have flexibility where you would like to hold your ceremony including in the barn which holds up to 120 guests or 100 in the orangery. This can be increased to 150 in the evening. The accommodation can sleep up to 25 and Barnstaple is only 7 miles away.
Address: Westcott Barton,Middle Marwood,Barnstaple,North Devon,EX31 4EF
Contact: 01271 813206
Wedding Venues on the North Devon Coast
We are very lucky to have such stunning beaches. Woolacombe has some beautiful stretches of sand and small coves. As a Devon wedding photographer there are times when I feel couples would really benefit from a pre-wedding shoot. The pre-shoots are a great idea to get used to having your photo taken and as part of the overall experience and excitement. Woolacombe is a perfect location! Sun, sea and one of the best beaches you will see. I have been there more than once to capture couples getting used to the camera in preparation for the big day. Check out a couple of pre-shoots from Woolacombe below.
Although being next to the coast for your wedding is lovely there are some beautiful inland venues such as Castle Hill, Whitemoor Farm, and Country Ways to name a few. These venues are blank canvases in which you can put your own mark. The venues are also surrounded by lovely gardens and countryside, perfect for capturing some beautiful couple portraits.
Ocean Kave at Westward Ho! In North Devon is a beautiful cliff top wedding venue with amazing sea views. Sunsets at the venue are second to none. The accommodation at Ocean Kave is luxurious and can house up to 60 guests with the self-catering properties ranging from 1 to 4 bedroom. The bridal suite is spacious and very luxurious. The venue offers elopement, intimate and the larger weddings. You can get married outside in the ocean gazebo, the famous Kave or main venue. The main venue can seat upto 120 guests in the day and 150 in the evening. There is plenty of parking. To see what a wedding would look like at this venue please follow: Ocean Kave wedding
Address: Duckhaven Stud, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!, Bideford, Devon EX39 1AA
Contact: 01237 238 967
Sandy Cove is a beautiful venue with a breath-taking viewpoint. Getting married outside under the gazebo is a must as the background is just stunning. The wedding venue can be used exclusively and will accommodate a maximum of 74 people in 37 bedrooms. Sandy Cove also offers elopements and intimate and large weddings. The venue is just a stones throw from Ilfracombe. To view a wedding at the venue please follow: Sandy Cove wedding
Address: Sandy Cove, Old Coast Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 9SR
Contact: 01271 882243
Woolacombe Bay Hotel
Woolacombe Bay Hotel is located in the wonderful North Devon coastal resort. A favourite for surfers and sun-seekers. Woolacombe also boasts some award winning beaches. Woolacombe is definitely a favourite location to photograph. Please check out a pre-wedding shoot by follow: Woolacombe pre-wedding shoot. The Woolacombe Bay Hotel is in the perfect location and can be hired for exclusive use. The hotel has 52 elegant bedrooms and 11 luxurious suites. The venue offers elopements through to larger weddings of 150 people.
Address: Woolacombe Bay Hotel, North Devon, UK EX34 7BN
Contact: 01271 870388
Tunnels beaches wedding venue is a coastal venue in Ilfracombe. It can cater up to 120 day guests to 160 in the evening. You can hold your ceremony under a thatched gazebo with a beautiful view of the beach and sea. To find out more please follow: Tunnels Beaches Wedding Venue
Address: Tunnels Beaches, Bath Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AN
Contact: 01271 879882