Exeter Wedding

Exeter is an attractive city in Devon, on the banks of the River Exe. It has a beautiful cathedral, with a building that was completed by about 1400, though begun centuries earlier. Its early wealth came from fishing and farming, and from its position for those travelling to and from Bristol from the West Country. Much of the original city was destroyed by bombing during the war, and urban planners also removed many old and interesting buildings. Nevertheless there are some interesting remnants of the past, and many pleasant spots, not least on the waterfront. Exeter is another of those cities which attracts students to study who then stay on because of the lifestyle. No wonder then that there are many good wedding venues to choose from.

Exeter Castle - Venue - Exeter
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 0 miles.

After a long and proud history, this castle is now an event and wedding space with apartment rentals. The courtyard has been host to rock concerts, and inside they have two spaces, the Courtroom and the Ballroom available for weddings. The best approach for more information is to talk to their events team.

business name:Exeter Castle
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Our Events Manager will guide you through the options prior to your event and will explain how Exeter Castle can support you in providing a professional and enjoyable day. We work with many suppliers to ensure you receive the best facilities and equipment available so that your guests leave the venue with fond memories of their time at Exeter Castle."
address:Exeter Castle,
Castle Street,
three words:
phone:01392 420703
Larkbeare House - Venue - Exeter
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 0 miles.

This convenient city centre location appears to be a location for a civil ceremony, rather than a full venue, but of course that may be of interest to you. They also have an alternative location in the grounds for times when the weather allows such luxury. Their fees include the registrars. They suggest that a tour is easily arranged.

business name:Larkbeare House (Devon County Council)
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Set within beautiful grounds near the centre of Exeter, Larkbeare House is licensed for civil marriage ceremonies throughout the year. The elegant Killerton Room is used for the ceremony and can sit up to 60 guests."
address:Larkbeare House,
1, Larkbeare Rd,
three words:
phone:0345 155 1002
Queens Court Hotel - Venue - Exeter
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 0 miles.

This hotel provides a standard wedding package and is also licensed for you to hold your civil ceremony there, should you wish. They have an in-house catering team and a list of trusted suppliers for other aspects of your day, not least the entertainment for the evening, so talk to their planner if you like the look of the place.

business name:Queens Court Hotel
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"The Redvers Suite is a large private function room, that can seat up to 60 guests for a sit down meal and 80 guests for an evening reception. The function room flows onto a private, fully licenced bar and dancefloor ...
address:Queens Court Hotel,
Bystock Terrace,
three words:
phone:01392 272 709
Reed Hall - Venue - Exeter
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 1 miles.

If you studied here you probably know this Italianate mansion set in the University grounds, which makes an attractive venue. There are a choice of three licensed ceremony rooms, each of a slightly different size, and an in-house catering team. There are also lovely internal and external spaces to wander in.

business name:Reed Hall (University of Exeter)
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Tucked away quietly, this beautiful old mansion lies amidst botanical gardens. Full of character and oozing magnificence, Reed Hall really is Exeter’s hidden gem of a wedding venue."
address:Reed Hall,
Streatham Drive,
three words:
phone:0300 555 0214
Exeter Golf and Country Club - Venue - Exeter
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 2 miles.

Golf clubs are always a possible venue if you need a lot of space. This one has an attractive manor house with a long history and even a ghost, if you'd like an extra thrill on your wedding night. They say that they have three ceremony rooms, and can provide for wedding ceremonies for up to 160 guests with more at the wedding feast.

business name:Exeter Golf and Country Club
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Our Georgian manor house is surrounded by the stunning parkland golf course. This means you get the best of both worlds. The convenience of getting married near Exeter city centre but in the beautiful setting of a stately home in the countryside."
address:Exeter Golf and Country Club,
Countess Wear,
three words:
phone:01392 874139
Pynes House - Venue - Exeter
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 2 miles.

With a tree-lined drive leading to an elegant country house, this would be a stylish venue for your wedding. You get exclusive use, so they say you can sip cocktails in the Drawing Room or stroll through their formal gardens, terraces and woodland. Several large rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies, so it has everything you might need. 

business name:Pynes House
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Set in the picturesque Exe Valley, not far from Exeter but deep in the countryside, Pynes House is believed to be the inspiration for Barton Park in Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility."
address:Pynes House,
Upton Pyne,
three words:
phone:01392 431 403
The Devon Hotel - Venue - Devon
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 2 miles.

This medium sized hotel may be just what you are looking for. They have a range of attractive function rooms for different party sizes, and a selection of menus according to your requirements and budget, with the option of a buffet if that is what you would like. They are licensed for civil ceremonies if that is needed.

business name:The Devon Hotel
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Our elegant Georgian surroundings, beautiful function rooms and gorgeous gardens make The Devon Hotel a magical setting for your marriage ceremony and reception."
address:The Devon Hotel,
three words:
phone:01392 259268
Exeter Court Hotel - Venue - Exeter
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 4 miles.

This hotel may lack the glamour of some of the other venues on offer here, but if you are looking for relative simplicity and value for money then it might be the choice for you. They have a range of suppliers who they trust, and are happy to help you put together a package to meet your budget.

business name:Exeter Court Hotel
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"From small, intimate ceremonies to a big exclusive weddings, Exeter Court Hotel offers a variety of rooms to choose from. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies from 20 – 100 people, this Exeter hotel is easy to get to and can accommodate up to 100 guests for a sit down wedding breakfast."
address:Exeter Court Hotel,
three words:
phone:01392 832121
Harefield Barn - Venue - Devon
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 5 miles.

Barns are a natural place to hold a wedding celebration, and this venue is also licensed for the ceremony, with a range of spaces from very small to very large (300 standing). You start with a blank canvas, although they say that they have a wealth of experience and connections to help you get things underway.

business name:Harefield Barn
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"...  is designed with flexibility in mind, so that you can either create your own personal event or take advantage  of  our expertise  to  help  you  with  the  planning  and  execution  of  your  day.  Our home is nearby, so we can be on hand as much or as little as you require, available at a few moments notice if necessary."
address:Harefield Barn,
EX17 1BW
three words:
phone:07541 121404
The Great Barn - Venue - Devon
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 6 miles.

There is something romantic about a barn, and this one certainly has a lovely atmosphere when it is laid out for a wedding. It is set in attractive countryside, and very private to your wedding party. They are licensed  for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, or there is a pretty church nearby if you would prefer a traditional ceremony.

business name:The Great Barn Devon
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Seating over 160 guests at round tables and around 190 guests at trestles, there are very few wedding venues in Devon which have this kind of capacity without having to go the huge trouble and expense of putting up a marquee. It also means your party will never be split, everyone will be in the same space from the start to the end of your day."
address:The Great Barn,
Higher Ashton,
three words:
phone:01647 252552
Exeter Racecourse - Venue - Exeter
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 6 miles.

A racecourse can make the perfect venue if you need a lot of parking and event space. Exeter is no exception, with a capacity of about 300, and acres of outside space if needed. They work with catering and other partners for the details, so it is best to talk to their events team to find out more.

business name:Exeter Racecourse (The Jockey Club)
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Home to spectacular spaces and suites, Exeter can accommodate small, intimate weddings or larger celebrations of up to 300 guests who will all enjoy first class cuisine."
address:Exeter Racecourse,
three words:
phone:01392 832599
Rockbeare Manor - Venue - Devon
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 7 miles.

This pretty manor house could make a lovely site for your wedding. They are licensed as a civil wedding venue with a variety of spaces, and say that their ballroom seats 50 - 160 guests, with room for more guests once the meal has been cleared away. There is also a nearby country church for those looking for a more traditional ceremony.

business name:Rockbeare Manor
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"Rockbeare Manor is an exclusive use country manor wedding venue set in beautiful parkland near Exeter.  Anticipation will grow as you catch the odd glimpse of the house from the meandering driveway, passing through patches of dappled sunlight before arriving at the magnificent Regency Manor House."
address:Rockbeare Manor,
nr Exeter,
three words:
phone:01392 797444
Higher Eggbeer - Venue - Devon
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 9 miles.

This is an interesting and impressive house and garden which is offered as a celebration venue where you can use your own suppliers for pretty much all aspects of the event. It is not one for those trying to operate on a limited budget, but gives a great opportunity for innovation for those seeking to make a unique event of their wedding.

business name:Higher Eggbeer
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"What sets us apart from other venues is that we have no curfew which means you can party till the early hours. We also let you stay and enjoy the Sunday, relaxing by the 28 degree heated outdoor pool with poolhouse, leaving Monday for the clearing up. "
address:Higher Eggbeer Farm,
Cheriton Bishop,
Nr Exeter,
three words:
phone:07850 136131
The Oak Barn - Venue - Devon
Approx crow-flies distance from selected city centre: 12 miles.

This venue actually includes three converted barns and a farmhouse. They say they are "venue only" so you can organise a unique wedding with the suppliers of your choice. There are bedrooms within the barns so that you don't have to worry about travel, and a relaxed atmosphere so you can run the day the way you want.

business name:The Oak Barn
what they do
(in their own words, Sept 2021)
"It features three converted historic barns and an ancient cob Devon farmhouse. Up to 90 people can be comfortably seated with room for 125 in the evening. There are landscaped gardens with lawns and terraces (overlooked by the medieval St Andrews Church) surrounded by the beautiful rolling green hills of the Devon countryside."
address:The Oak Barn,
Hittisleigh Barton,
three words:
phone:01647 24641
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