Wow factor wedding venues in the South West

30 Aug 2017

Give your South West wedding the wow factor with one of these sensational settings for your big day

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Orchardleigh House, Frome (Somerset)

Nestled at the heart of a 500 acre family owned Somerset estate, Orchardleigh House offers a picture perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams. Exclusively yours for your entire wedding day, this elegant 19th century Victorian stately home is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a breath-taking countryside landscape. The estate boasts an island church, an 18 hole golf course and luxurious accommodation for up to 175 guests.


Beaconside House, Bideford (Devon)

Beaconside is a wedding venue like no other set in 20 acres of private unspoilt picturesque North Devon countryside. Beaconside is yours exclusively for one special day or a whole weekend of celebrations, offering a bespoke service to you as the couple to make your wedding as unique as you are. Beaconside has everything you can possibly need to make your wedding day one that you and your guests will never forget, catering for up to150 guests for the wedding breakfast. The luxury accommodation can sleep up to 50 guests and there are indoor and outdoor heated pools, several lounge areas and even a children’s play area. The estate is full of adventure and fairytale to make your wildest dreams come true.


Buckland Tout Saints, Kingsbridge (Devon)

The most important day of your life deserves the perfect setting and there's nowhere better than this picture perfect, 17th century manor house, quietly tucked away in its secluded valley. Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel is one of Devon’s most enchanting wedding venues. You can be assured that your day will be unique, as the team tailor specifically to the requirements of each couple. The award-winning 2 AA Rosette kitchen team will create a seasonal menu to tickle your tastebuds and wow your guests. You will rarely find a more beautiful venue to celebrate your wedding, be it basking on the terraces in the Devon summer sunshine or relaxing before a blazing fire in the winter.


The Italian Villa at Compton Acres, Poole (Dorset)

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the 10 acres of manicured gardens at the renowned Compton Acres, the stunning Italian Villa has earned a reputation as one of the UK’s best wedding venues, offering chic sophistication, impeccable service and mouthwatering cuisine. The venue was voted Best Venue at the National Wedding Awards and was also named 'Most popular all-inclusive venue, Worldwide' in the International Wedding Expert Awards. With catering from the award-winning Beales Gourmet, your guests will savour the most spectacular cuisine from our talented team of chefs - the perfect match for your magical wedding day.


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Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth

Sometimes you can have it all – a country house hotel and just steps away from the seaside too. If you are looking for a wedding ceremony venue or just a reception then Hotel Miramar, perched high on Bournemouth’s East Cliff, is the perfect choice. This elegant and classically styled hotel offers a complimentary wedding co-ordinator who will help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Dining options include relaxed ‘bowl food’ dining which is hitting all the top trendy London hotels, to a more formal sit-down meal or vintage tea on the lawn. 


Bowood Resort, Calne (Wiltshire)

What better way to start your big day than driving through impressive gates and down a beautiful tree lined driveway and acres of rolling Wiltshire countryside stretching beyond? The wow factor can certainly be found at the Bowood Resort in Wiltshire. You can plan your whole day at Bowood from £98pp, with a civil ceremony licence and space for up to 160 guests for a wedding breakfast and 240 for an evening reception to celebrate the night away. The main wedding venue, the Kerry Suite, is yours for the day and with it comes a private bar, courtyard and stunning outdoor terrace with amazing views across to woodland as well as a dedicated wedding coordinator. On-site accommodation is perfect for guests travelling from further afield.


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Kingston Estate, Totnes (Devon)

If you are looking for a stylish and extraordinary venue in Devon, The Kingston Estate nestled in a peaceful location in the South Hams is the wedding venue for you. Set within 15 acres of beautiful Devonshire countryside, the Kingston Estate offers a magnificent Georgian mansion, nine luxury five-star cottages, the secret Undercroft nightclub, the Cowshed Barn, exquisite gardens, indoor swimming pool, and hot tub, games lawn, helipad - the list is endless. Voted one of the Top 20 UK wedding venues by the London Evening Standard, the Kingston Estate is easily Devon’s most elegant and quintessential venue where anything and everything is possible.


Sandy Cove Hotel, Ilfracombe (Devon)

If you're dreaming of the perfect wedding and looking for a stunning and spectacular venue, Sandy Cove is the ultimate choice. The setting is amazing, offering breath-taking views across the sea, the Atlantic Coast and Exmoor. The venue has a AA 2 Rosette award for the food and a dedicated team who will turn your dreams into a beautifully run and bespoke day. Whether you are planning a small intimate day or a large sparkling one, the team will help you make this the happiest and most romantic day of your life. Unique to the area, the venue also offers exclusive-use weddings where you can enjoy the whole hotel for two days.


Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth (Cornwall)

The Four Star Penventon Park Hotel, is set in the heart of one the country's most favoured counties, Cornwall. Tucked away down a tranquil avenue of verdant trees and subtropical palms you’ll be surprised by the grand reveal. It offers a mix of classical Georgian style and opulent Venetian decor throughout and has a choice of ceremony and reception locations from the Hotel’s Parkland to its Forum Room. The Hotel has a luxurious art deco feel with rich colours and sumptuous furnishings. Couples can choose to have their ceremony and reception for up to 250 guests. 


Deer Park Country Hotel, Honiton (Devon)

Deer Park Country Hotel specialises in beautiful, original, made-to-measure weddings. With more than 80 acres of spiffing grounds, featuring wild flower meadows, woodland walks, manicured lawns and riverside trails, it’s no surprise that the Deer Park is considered to be one of the most romantic wedding venues in Devon. The utterly delectable 18th century Georgian house near Exeter is licensed for civil ceremonies and is perfect for exclusive use weddings, accommodating up to 60 wedding guests in the main house for intimate celebrations and up to 210 wedding guests in the showstopping Orangery.


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