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Wow wedding venues in the South West

14 Feb 2019

Looking for a South West wedding venue with the wow factor? Take a look at these settings in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset

Highbullen Hotel Ltd, Devon

Highbullen Hotel provides the perfect location for your dream wedding. This magnificent country manor, set in its own 127-acre estate, is nestled above the Mole and Taw valleys with spectacular views across to Exmoor. It provides a breathtakingly romantic location for your wedding, whatever the season.

In the summer months, the beautiful croquet lawn adjacent to the Manor House provides the perfect setting for ceremonies and drinks receptions. The Palazzo is Highbullen’s impressive wedding venue, offering a romantic and stylish environment, suitable for wedding ceremonies and evening receptions.

Large and small weddings can be catered for, with a wide selection of menus to choose from. Highbullen’s dedicated wedding co-ordinators are with you every step of the way to ensure your special day runs smoothly.


Trevenna, Cornwall

Trevenna is a cluster of beautifully converted barns, tucked away in the stunning Cornish countryside. With several ceremony locations to choose from, celebration venues, bars and luxurious accommodation for up to 40 guests, the facilities can accommodate your wedding from start to finish.

What’s more, Trevenna is exclusively yours to enjoy with your friends and family, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave as newly-weds. 

With leafy lanes, and gorgeous countryside views, a contemporary garden venue providing a light and airy dining space for up to 120 day guests, a dedicated hosting team in situ and an in-house catering team serving freshly prepared wedding feasts, Trevenna offers a truly unique wedding location that you can make your very own.


Ocean Kave, Devon

Surrounded by nature and ocean, Ocean Kave is a very special venue. Voted winner of the South West Best Countryside Wedding Venue in The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 and 2018, Ocean Kave is internationally recognised as an outstanding and totally unique wedding venue. After a ceremony in either the Kave or the clifftop gazebo, guests will gather in the fabulous glass-fronted Sunset Rooms for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. The entire venue has been designed to maximise the incredible breath-taking coastal views.

From elaborate large weddings to intimate civil ceremonies, the team can tailor your experience in a world class idyllic and private setting. They cater from 2 to 120 guests in the daytime and up to 150 guests in the evening.  The venue has a collection of award winning five-star self-catering lodges within the grounds and an exquisite bridal suite for your wedding night.


Holbrook Manor, Somerset

Combining romance, English country style and a little bit of magic, Holbrook Manor is a delightfully exclusive wedding venue set in the heart of the old Wessex countryside. On the borders of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, this Georgian country house venue is set in 20 acres of lawned gardens and woodlands. The main house is stunning and mixes traditional manor house style with modern facilities and a breath-taking light and neutral function room which can seat up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast and up to 250 for evening receptions.

Keep the party going for longer by letting your guests stay the night. The country manor wedding venue has 20 luxury en-suite bedrooms available plus a beautiful Bridal Suite.


Wooladon Estate, Devon

Wooladon Estate is located on the Devon/Cornwall border. You will have exclusive use of the house, surrounding gardens and lakes, great for those photo opportunities. The Georgian house is a stunning detached country residence offering a high degree of style and comfort for up to 14 guests. There are also luxury barns if you require further accommodation.

There are a choice of rooms for your ceremony from The Grand Drawing Room in the main house to The Garden Room overlooking the lakes. Whatever you choose, from an intimate romantic wedding by candle light or a marquee overlooking the rolling countryside, the team can make your dream wedding become a reality by creating memories that will last a lifetime. The team pride themselves in helping to make your stay as memorable and relaxed as possible, catering for all your requirements and offering a bespoke service you would only expect from a place like Wooladon.


Kingston Estate, Devon

The Kingston Estate is a wedding venue with a difference. With its Georgian splendor the décor is classic, the food and drinks are eclectic and by evening it transforms itself into a super cool venue hidden deep in the Devon countryside. The venue offers space for a ceremony inside or in the walled garden, drinks reception in the mansion house, wedding breakfast for up to 200 guests overlooking the grounds, first dance in the moonlight, late night munchies in the yurt and after hours in the vaulted club. The guests don’t have to leave as there is accommodation for everyone so a sleep-over is obligatory.  


Bishop's Palace, Somerset

Ever dreamed of being King and Queen of a palace for your wedding day? Look no further than Somerset’s only Palace, situated in the heart of Wells.

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens is a wedding reception venue like no other, where couples can turn their big day dreams into reality. With 14 acres of stunning RHS partner gardens surrounding the breathtaking Medieval Palace, there’s no shortage of fantastic locations for those all-important wedding day photographs.

The moat and its resident swans, the gardens with the mystical wells that give the City of Wells its name, the view across the reflective pool to Wells Cathedral and the immaculate Croquet Lawn are the perfect backdrop for a truly unique wedding day experience.

Couples have the use of a range of different rooms within the Palace throughout their special day as well as the Gardens, so guests will be wowed by the variety of locations on offer.


Ocean, Devon

A beachfront wedding venue in Exmouth, Devon with spectacular views. Join the team for a spectacular wedding day set against the stunning backdrop of the sun setting over Devon in the romantic waterfront Ocean Suite.

With panoramic views across the estuary to South Devon and out to sea, Ocean is a wedding venue that guarantees beautiful memories for both you and your guests.

The venue is fully licensed to perform civil ceremonies and partnerships, with options for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. From a magical red carpet ceremony to a bespoke wedding breakfast and on into evening celebrations and entertainment, it’s all possible at Ocean. The team would be delighted to host your wedding day and help you realise your vision for your perfect day. 


Carbis Bay, Cornwall

What’s better than getting married? Getting married on the beach. At Carbis Bay Estate, barefooted brides can walk sandy-toed down the aisle, before exchanging seaside vows with their husband- or wife-to-be.

As wedding days are remembered forever, they should be perfect. Set against the backdrop of its privately-owned Blue Flag beach, as exotic and exhilarating as any British shoreline, Carbis Bay fits the bill.

Wedding venues include the exclusive Wedding Hut on the sand, Main House Hotel and brand new Ocean Rooms and the cosy coastal inn, The Gannet, weddings of all sizes from two to over two hundred can be catered for.

For a spot of pre-wedding pampering, the award-winning C Bay Spa is perfect and with a choice of restaurants and dining experiences across the Estate, wedding menus are carefully prepared by AA-Rosetted chefs using locally sourced Cornish produce.


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Pentillie Castle, Cornwall

Pentillie Castle is a 17th century, award-winning exclusive hire venue situated within a 2,000 acre private estate in Cornwall. A family home steeped in history, Pentillie offers a unique and truly stunning setting for your wedding. Exquisite civil ceremony locations include the Riverside Bathing Hut or the wisteria covered Pavilion. Enjoy an intimate reception in the elegant Dining Room or a large marquee at the Castle Loggia.


Gants Mill, Somerset

Gants Mill is the perfect romantic country garden venue, where you can be confident of an enchanting and memorable day. This is very different venue with as few restrictions as possible, so you are free to choose your own caterers and suppliers and there is no corkage charge.

Couples have described the venue as relaxed, fun and different. You get exclusive use of the secluded 50-acre river valley, the idyllic gardens and the stunning Mill itself, which has a history stretching back more than 1,000 years. There are a choice of sites for your civil ceremony, including the lovely Gazebo. Your reception is in a traditional furnished marquee, positioned to give your guests views of the flowers and the beautiful grounds. You also get the services of the owner who can help you plan your day, act as MC, and give your guests a tour of the Mill.


For more South West wedding inspiration, take a look at the latest edition of South West Bride magazine

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