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.
- 1 The Best Wedding Venues in North Devon
- 2 Wedding Venues on the North Devon Coast
- 3 Devon Wedding Venues
- 3.1 Huntsham Court in Devon:
- 3.2 Muddifords Court Wedding Venue:
- 3.3 Loyton Lodge:
- 3.4 Rockbeare Manor:
- 3.5 The Cornbarn:
- 3.6 Upton Barn & Walled Garden:
- 3.7 Escot House:
- 3.8 Anran @ Tidwell Farm:
- 3.9 Froginwell Vineyard:
- 3.10 Harefield Barn:
- 3.11 Pynes House:
- 3.12 The Great Barn:
- 3.13 Reed Hall Wedding Venue:
- 3.14 The Deer Park:
- 3.15 The Venus @ Blackpool Sands:
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
Devon Wedding Venues
Devon is such a wonderful county to get married in. The trouble is Devon is a big county with many beautiful venues. I don’t envy the fact you have to narrow it down but hopefully by collating a number of wedding venues in one place it will help you decide. I have also written a guide on engagement/pre-wedding shoots. Please follow: Devon pre-wedding shoot
It’s great you have decided to come to Devon to get married but finding the right venue is a big task. There are many factors you will need to consider and narrow down before the search can really begin. You will need to know if you want to hire a venue that will host your wedding and reception, if you want the venue to provide rooms for your guests or if there is accommodation near by. You will also need to make sure you hire a venue that is big enough and comfortable enough to fit all your guests. Do you want a venue that allows you to put you own stamp on it? You may be looking for the opposite and seeking a venue that does everything for you so you don’t need to worry about anything and just leave it to the venues wedding planner.
Most venues offer a mixture of DIY and a wedding planning service. If you are looking for complete control there are a few venues across the county that offer that too. I hope you find this wedding guide useful. With each venue mentioned I have included the seating capacity and accommodation, as well as the venue website, address and contact details. Good luck in finding the right wedding venue for you. There are many and I have just mentioned a few. I have covered venues from Mid, East, Central and a few down South. North Devon also have some beautiful venues and has its own page. You can check it out here: Wedding Venues North Devon
There are some dramatic coastlines as well as beautiful stretches of golden sand beaches, Devon is a beautiful location to hold a wedding. The countryside is beautiful, rugged and impressive. Dartmoor is perhaps the most dramatic with its Tors and rugged landscape but don’t forget Exmoor. Exmoor has a beauty of its own with the moor stretching across two counties from North Devon into Somerset. Somerset is also a beautiful county in the Southwest. Please check out: Somerset Wedding Venues
Huntsham Court in Devon:
Huntsham Court is a restored grade II listed country wedding venue. A beautiful country house retreat with 40 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 92 guests across the complex. The manor has an additional 5 reception rooms and beautiful landscaped gardens. There is also the option to book 40 guests nearby. The venue can hold wedding ceremonies, and there is also a church on the edge of the grounds. If you would like to see what a wedding looks like please follow: Huntsham Court Wedding
Muddifords Court Wedding Venue:
A beautiful charming Devon wedding venue. The focal point is the Georgian house set in 14 acres of private grounds. The complex consists of a cider barn, The Shippen Barn, The Duck Inn and lawned Garden at the rear of the venue. For more info please follow: Muddifords Court Wedding Venue
Address: Muddifords Court, Willand, Cullompton EX15 2QG
Contact: 01884 820023/ 07890 272730
Loyton Lodge is a private country retreat set in rural Devon. The lodge is set within beautiful landscaped vistas, sweeping lawns with trees and open space. The House can accommodate up to 20 guests and the onsite catering is simply outstanding. The house offers intimate weddings but can also accommodate up to 70 people. It’s a very beautiful venue decorated and designed with a fine touch. The vlodge is only about 15 minutes from the North Devon Link Road ( A361) and 20 minutes from the M5. If you need more accommodation for your guests there is plenty on offer in nearby Tiverton, Dulverton or M5, Junction 27. For the larger wedding a marquee can be attached to the The Tent, a styled space with wood-burner, bar and wooden-floor. Please check out a wedding I did with the marquee attached and with the first dance taking place in The Tent: Loyton Lodge wedding
Address: Loyton Lodge, Morebath, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 9AS
Contact: 01398 331 051
Rockbeare Manor is a Grade I listed Regency manor set in 100 acres of parkland. Rockbeare is exclusively a wedding venue near Exeter in Devon. The venue can hold weddings from 50 to 160 guests and has 13 luxurious rooms for exclusive use of the bridal party. The country manor is able to offer inside and outside ceremonies.
Address: Rockbeare Manor, Nr Exeter, Devon, EX5 2FE
Contact: 01392 797444
The Cornbarn wedding venue is in a beautiful secluded location in rural Devon. The working farm is only about 5 minutes from the M5 so access is easy. The venue can offer intimate weddings from 20 to 30 people and to up to a maximum of 180 seated guests. There is also the option to get married in The Little Barn out in the orchard. An interesting fact – the apples from the orchard are used in the production of Thatchers cider! There is also plenty of parking for all your guests. The main barn is perfect to hold all your celebrations from the ceremony through to the dancing. To view a wedding from this venue please follow: The Cornbarn Wedding
Address: The Corn Barn, Sutton Barton, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1NF
Contact: 0188 432107
Upton Barn & Walled Garden:
Upton Barn is a beautiful location in rural Devon. The wedding venue has the option for inside or outside wedding ceremonies. Upton’s Cider Barn is able to hold up to 156 guests and is also the location to hold the wedding breakfast and later the partying. The Stable Barn is a recent project to offer more versatility. By far my favourite space, The Walled Garden is really beautiful with an impressive arbour for civil ceremonies. Upton Barn does not offer on site accommodation but there are plenty of off site options close by in Cullompton, Tiverton or Exeter. To view a wedding from the venue please follow: Upton Barn Wedding
Address: Upton Barn and Walled Garden, Upton Farm, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1RA
Contact: 01884 38302
Escot House is a Geogian House situated in East Devon. The house is set in parkland with the venue overlooking the lake. A wonderful location with plenty of areas for wedding photography. Escot House offer small intimate wedding ceremonies but can also house up to 120 people or 180 with the use of the marquee. There is no accommodation on site but there are plenty in the locality at Honiton, Exeter or Cullompton. To get an idea of a wedding at Escot, please follow: Escot House Wedding
Address: Escot House, Escot Park, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, EX11 1LU
Contact: 01404 819155
Anran @ Tidwell Farm:
Anran is a luxurious rustic wedding venue that offers inside and outside wedding ceremonies. There is also a church two minutes up the road, and onsite accommodation. To learn more about Anran please see the separate page I have created, dedicated to the venue. Please follow: Anran Wedding Venue for more information.
Address: Anran @ Tidwell Farm, Ashburton, Landscove, Newton Abbot TQ13 7LY
Contact: 01803 762828
Froginwell Vineyard is a beautiful rustic venue set in 28 acres of vineyards and gardens. More info to follow shortly.
Address: Sidmouth Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EP
Contact: 01395 239900
Harefield barn is a wonderful wedding location here in Devon and it’s not far from Exeter, so there’s lots of places to stay nearby. After the owners daughter held her own wedding in the grounds the idea of a purpose built building was born. Not long after Harefield Barn was constructed and can hold up to 150 seated guests or 300 standing ( ceremony only). There is even an open sided gazebo ( The Clock-House ) for those beautiful long summer outside weddings. The venue does not offer accommodation but Crediton and Exeter are very close.
Address: Harefield Barn, Shute, Shobrooke, CREDITON, Devon, EX17 1BW
Contact: Robert or Deborah Ayre – 07541 121404
Pynes House is a beautiful elegant wedding venue on the edge of Exeter. There are a variety of state rooms to hold a wedding ceremony with the largest holding 130 guests. Pynes House has 12 stylish bedrooms with a spectacular Bridal Suite. On entering the estate you drive down a long driveway flanked by poplar trees and you enter the stately mansion through magnificent doors. To view a wedding from Pynes House follow: Pynes House Wedding
Address: Upton Pyne, Exeter, EX5 5EF
Contact: 01392 431 403
The Great Barn:
I’ve got to say The Great Barn is impressive! It’s simply enormous and a great location to hold your wedding ceremony. The wedding venue can seat 160 guests on round tables or if you have enough family & friends, 190 on trestles. I know WOW! This could just be what you were looking for. The Devon venue is surrounded by 120 acres of Devon countryside and believe me the Devon countryside is second to none. Within the estate there are three self catering cottages that will sleep a total of 22 people. Exeter is only eight miles away so there are plenty of accommodation choices for your guests.
Address: The Great Barn, Higher Ashton, Exeter, EX6 7QP
Contact – Emma & John Birkin: 01647 252552
Reed Hall Wedding Venue:
Reedhall is a grade II listed Italianate mansion nestled in 300 acres of beautiful mature landscaped gardens. The venue is also situated within the grounds of The University of Exeter. There are some beautiful areas for couple portraits and your guests will love to meander through the gardens after the wedding breakfast. The largest room holds 118 guests if you decide to hold your ceremony at the venue, and for the wedding breakfast 140 guests can be seated. As the venue is situated on Exeter Campus there is plenty of accommodation, although only available in the summer. Of course Exeter has plenty of hotels so the choice is yours. If you would like to see what a wedding looks like, please follow: Reedhall Wedding
Address: Reed Hall, Streatham Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QR
Contact: 0300 555 0214
The Deer Park:
The Deer Park is an exclusive use venue nestled in the most beautiful gardens. The house has beautiful lounges and can hold small to medium sized wedding ceremonies. The Deer Park has the most amazing Orangery which will accommodate up to 210 guests. Plenty of room! There are also choices for accommodation. There’s a treehouse, play house and a ‘shed’ – don’t think garden shed, it is far from that. There are also 32 en-suite bedrooms and if you like Yurts! The choice is yours!
Address: Deer Park Country House, Buckerell, Weston, Devon, EX14 3PG
Contact: 01404 41266
The Venus @ Blackpool Sands:
The Venus at Blackpool sands is right down toward the bottom of Devon just outside Dartmouth. The venue is right on the beach. It’s fun and it can be yours for the day. Please be aware that some of the space is shared with the general public. The venue can hold up to 88 guests for the ceremony or if you prefer, a blessing on the beach. For the wedding breakfast The Venus Cafe can hold up to 90 guests but a marquee can also be erected for larger celebrations. This was one of my favourite wedding locations of 2019. There is no accommodation on site but there are plenty of holiday B&B’s and with Dartmouth just around the corner, hotels. If you would like to see what a wedding looks like at this venue please follow – Blackpool Sands Wedding Photographer
Address: Blackpool Sands, Blackpool, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0RG
Contact: 01803 771800
That’s it for now but please keep an eye on this space as it will be updated. I think there are a few for you to browse through. There are many beautiful wedding venues in Devon and the ones above are just some of my favourites as well as some of the most popular. No matter which Devon wedding venue you decide on to you will not be disappointed. There are tastes to cater for all. So it’s over to you, if I can help with your wedding photography I would love to hear from you. Please get in touch by completing the form below.
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