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Wedding venues in Devon

Devon is the perfect place to host a wedding. With idyllic countryside stretching across the county, picturesque harbour towns, and views across the sea, when looking for the best wedding venues in Devon, there is something for everyone. For South Devon’s offering of the English Riviera, North Devon has vast sandy beaches and impressive cliffs to match.  

Small and intimate wedding venues in Devon

Some of the best wedding venues are those that are small and intimate. Having a small wedding venue is beneficial as, not only are they often less expensive to hire, but are more manageable. Smaller venues can still create the same great atmosphere and have the potential to bring guests closer together. Here is our pick of some of the best small and intimate wedding venues in Devon. 

Brickhouse Vineyard, South Devon

Brickhouse Vineyard offers micro weddings for parties of less than forty. Located south of Exeter and near to Exmouth, the venue is close to some of South Devon’s best beaches and stunning coastal towns and villages. If you are looking for a small and intimate wedding venue off the beaten-track, Brickhouse Vineyard is a perfect option. The venue promises an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, while being really accessible, just a 20 minute drive from Exeter where there are various transport links across the country.

Little Quarme, Exmoor National Park

Little Quarme offers a great intimate wedding venue in Devon with accommodation of up to 22 guests in its private cottages. Particularly appealing about a wedding at Little Quarme is that you are free to roam the whole estate for the duration of your stay and take in the Devonshire setting. 

This small venue has the option of an outdoor wedding, with a wooden pavilion and the option of a marquee to cover the guest seating area, and indoor wedding in the barn. Little Quarme has a trusted list of local suppliers for catering, photography and any entertainment you may require. All packages are fully flexible. 

Barn wedding venues in Devon

It can’t get much better than a barn wedding in the Devonshire countryside. With the rolling hills forming the backdrop to your special day, a barn offers an authentic taste of life in Devon at a reasonable price. These days, most barns are fitted with all the amenities you or your guests may ever need – from heaters, to toilets, and various dining options – making it a really popular option. 

The Great Barn at Ashridge, South Devon

Ashridge’s Great Barn is a historic venue that uses local produce and suppliers to create the perfect wedding day, from its local grass-fed beef to its dry hardwood logs used for the fire-pit in the evening. The barn provides three licensed civil ceremony spaces as well as a catering kitchen and has a capacity of up to 200 for guests. Ashridge is a simple venue that is full of Devon charm. 

Exmouth Country Lodge, South Devon

The Exmouth Country Lodge is a barn wedding venue in Devon that offers the opportunity for both a licensed barn ceremony and a licensed outdoor ceremony in an orchard. The 16th century cob barn is located less than a mile from the beach so, if the weather is nice, it can be visited by newlyweds or guests who are staying for more than one day. The rustic venue still remains practical, with seating, glassware, tables, and a projector set up in the barn on the day. 

Wedding venues in Devon by the sea

Salcombe Harbour Hotel, South Devon

Salcombe Harbour Hotel and Spa suits couples who want a really luxurious wedding right by the water. With both indoor and outdoor space (the venue features a wide terrace overlooking the brilliant Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary), this hotel is suitable for any wedding ceremony with up to 120 guests. Right in the heart of Salcombe, the venue is highly accessible and offers plenty of opportunities for wedding guests to explore the town and stay nearby. 

Soar Mill Cove, South Devon

Soar Mill Cove Hotel makes for a highly romantic wedding by the sea. The hotel has sea views and guests and newlyweds can explore the nearby cove after the ceremony with the hotel’s Land Rover at their disposal. The stunning hotel near Salcombe is also dog and family friendly, so can suit a range of guests’ needs. Soar Mill Cove suits those looking to host a maximum of 100 evening guests and can provide catering on-site. 

Unusual wedding venues in Devon

River Cottage, South East Devon

For those familiar with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage may be a recognisable location. Hidden between Devon and Dorset, this venue is a foodie’s dream. With over 100 acres of farmland, the rural wedding retreat is the perfect place for country-loving couples to tie the knot. They can choose from the farmhouse, walled garden, or threshing barn to host the ceremony. 

What is particularly special about River Cottage is the catering, which promises to provide guests with local ingredients from the farm itself and the best suppliers in Devon. Couples even get the chance to design their own wedding menu, working closely with the cottage’s chefs and team. 

Wedding accommodation in Salcombe

As with any wedding, guests will need accommodation. If this is not provided on site, it is important to ensure that there are plenty of options nearby. For some, a wedding presents the perfect opportunity to extend their stay and make a holiday out of it. In Devon, there is so much to explore and, with the right accommodation, guests have the chance to enjoy some quality time near the coast and in the countryside.

Salcombe Finest offers some of the best luxury accommodation for wedding guests and newlyweds across South Devon. From romantic retreats that sleep two, to stylish contemporary homes that sleep up to ten. 

Horsepool Boathouse sits right on the water’s edge and is the perfect escape for any newlyweds who tied the knot in South Devon. From the boathouse you can easily explore sandy beaches, peaceful creeks, and the great seafood and shopping Salcombe has to offer. 

Blackstone sleeps up to six people, making it ideal for any family looking for somewhere to stay over the wedding weekend. Its central location is especially popular. With views over the estuary and just a short walk from the centre of Salcombe, this is a really accessible property. 

If you are looking to share accommodation with friends and family, Maberly House sleeps up to twelve guests over seven bedrooms. This property has all the added extras to make your stay especially comfortable – from underfloor heating, to a charcoal barbeque, and off road parking for up to four cars. Maberly is situated on an acre of land that is free for guests to explore, making it the perfect place to meet up with old friends and celebrate a long weekend together. 

If you are looking for wedding accommodation in South Devon, let us know and we can help you find the perfect place to stay. 

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