Tieing the knot in 2017

The Sun has returned and it is that wonderful time of year again when we start to get excited about Weddings and celebrations to come. Devon is a magnificent county blessed with a great array of Grand Wedding Venues, the problem is which one to choose.

Here at Fridgerate we love a good wedding and we have scoured the hills, valleys, plains and coasts of Devon to bring you our favourite Grand Wedding Venues.



Romantic Georgian Country House


Guests enter the house into the East Hall, a bright airy space with an open fireplace which provides a warm welcome. A stunning 85ft passage leads the eye through a series of arches down the length of the house to the West Hall.
The Dining Room is at the centre of the South front of the house, overlooking the cascading pools and valley beyond. This large panelled room with full height windows and English oak floor has a fantastic open fireplace and, for those glorious summer days, doors leading out onto the Front Terrace.
The West Hall with its beautiful geometric off-white stone floor and open fire leads out into the West Garden; this semi-circular grassed sun-trap nestles over 3 levels between the main house and the Walled Garden, with a view of the west façade. Beyond this lies the Walled Garden, a fantastic space featuring a beautiful garden tower and stone fountain. The Walled Garden offers stunning views of Shilstone’s tiered lakes and of the rolling hills beyond.




The Deer Park Country House Hotel

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The utterly delectable 18th Century Georgian House near Exeter is licensed for civil ceremonies and is perfect for exclusive use weddings in Devon, accommodating up to 60 wedding guests in the main house for intimate celebrations and up to 130 wedding guests in our elegant marquee. Wonderful whatever the season, you can tie the knot in our secluded secret garden, surrounded by wild flowers, or inside our pretty country house.

Influenced by the best of British, the Deer Park is the epitome of a quintessentially English Country House.
We strive for excellence in everything we do, and love to lavish attention on all the little things that are oh-so-frequently overlooked. We simply can’t wait to introduce you to the Deer Park; welcome to the start of your happy ever after.


Powderham Castle


Powderham Castle in Devon is set amidst a beautiful Deer Park with breathtaking views across the Exe Estuary. The Estate comprises of 3500 acres of land with four farms, woodland and approximately three miles of foreshore. The 600 year old Castle is surrounded by elegant garden terraces, formal lawns and contains a diverse range of trees, principally oak, lime, horse chestnut and copper beech. Powderham Castle in Devon is a truly magical wedding venue for your picture perfect day.

Pynes House

A magnificent, private estate set in rolling hills less than three miles from the centre of Exeter. The ideal Devon country house venue for exclusive use weddings, parties and events.


Steeped in history, Pynes House is an exclusive, country house wedding venue in Devon set in its own 37 acre park. Believed to be the inspiration for Barton Park in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, we believe you will agree that Pynes House is a wonderful place to host your perfect day. Built in the beautiful Exe Valley in about 1700, just three miles from the centre of Exeter, Pynes House makes the ideal year-round private retreat for intimate groups or larger wedding ceremonies and receptions. During the summer, make the most of our manicured lawns, ornamental terraces and pretty woodland, and in the winter enjoy the cosy romance of our beautiful interiors, stunning views and open log fires.




Bridwell Park

Divine weddings in the Heart of Devon

Your special day should be romantic, indulgent and unforgettable.


There is no question about it, Bridwell is a stunning location for a truly magnificent wedding! Located in the heart of Devon, this charming country estate is exclusively yours from the moment you enter the gates. At Bridwell you will discover a peaceful retreat, where your every desire may be fulfilled. Yours to use as if it were your own – nothing will be too much trouble, and no-where will be out of bounds.




Bovey Castle


Every wedding at Bovey Castle is a unique experience of true English luxury; whether you’re planning a lavish party for hundreds or an intimate affair for close friends, the elegant architecture, stunning landscaped gardens and the vibrant atmosphere of a country home from the last century, create a wedding venue that is truly unforgettable.



Cadhay House

A unique venue for a Devon wedding, for house parties or to celebrate a landmark birthday, anniversay, reunion with friends and family, or other special occasion


Cadhay is a very special wedding venue. It especially suits those who are looking for somewhere atmospheric and individual to extend their wedding celebrations over a longer period of time than just the single day. Here you can occupy the entire property for a long weekend or a full week or more, extending your celebrations to create a lasting and unforgettable house party for your family and best friends. Cadhay provides a magnificent and calm setting to enjoy this most important moment in life reflectively, even once the main ceremony and party have finished.

A stay at Cadhay allows you and your guests the exclusive and private use of the house and its magnificent gardens, thus allowing you to create a wedding that is unique for you. It is a bit like getting married in your own home – albeit an Elizabethan manor!




Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall is the perfect choice for couples looking for a unique and romantic setting for the most memorable day of their lives.



One of the most unusual wedding venues in Devon, Dartington Hall combines an idyllic setting with meticulous attention to detail. At the heart of our extensive 880-acre estate, surrounded by exquisite gardens, a group of magnificent Grade 1 listed buildings encircle a spectacular courtyard.

This is Dartington Hall, the largest medieval house in the West of England and possibly one of the most romantic wedding venues in the South West.



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