10 Best Wedding Venues in Exeter 2020
I meet lots of couples who are getting married in and around Exeter. With so many wedding venues to choose from I’m always excited to find out where they have chosen. As a Devon wedding photographer, capturing weddings in Exeter means I get to visit country manor houses, historic buildings and even castles! Here are my top 10 Exeter wedding venues, including a couple that I’ve got in the diary for my 2020 weddings.
Top Wedding Venues in Exeter for 2020:
- Exeter Castle
- Rockbeare Manor
- Exeter Guildhall
- Woodbury Park
- Haldon Belvedere
- Colehayes Park
- Yurtcamp Devon
- Deer Park
- Harefield Barn
- Hayne Devon
1. Exeter Castle
This former courthouse in the heart of Exeter has been transformed into a wonderful wedding venue. One of the old courtrooms is available for the ceremony and another holds the wedding breakfast. I love the little nods to history like the Jury Room sign still on a door and the toilets that were converted from the old holding cells! You have a blank canvas to work with to create your own wedding.
To see a wedding at Exeter castle, click here!
2. Rockbeare Manor
Rockbeare Manor is a country manor house which provides an elegant setting for your Exeter wedding. The Dining Room hosts the ceremony and The Ballroom is transformed for your wedding breakfast. I’ve been shooting weddings here since they launched as a wedding venue and I always love walking in to see how it has been decorated for each wedding. The day runs like clockwork with an expert wedding team on hand (and they always feed the photographer – bonus!).
To see more photos from Rockbeare Manor weddings check out the blog!
3. Exeter Guildhall
At 800 years old, The Guildhall is one of Exeter’s most historic buildings. The great hall can accommodate 80 guests to watch you say ‘I do’ and they can host welcome drinks afterwards. Brass chandeliers and huge oak doors add a sense of grandeur to the occasion.
4. Woodbury Park
If you’re looking for a venue that can host a large wedding in Exeter then Woodbury Park could be for you. They can host wedding receptions for up to 220 guests! Their wedding co-ordinators can organise your whole day, including the décor if you wish. One of my favourite parts of the day is when they take the newlyweds on a buggy ride around the golf course. It’s a chance for a few minutes away from the guests and of course, I come along for the ride to capture those relaxed couple photographs.
Check out this real wedding blog post for more photos!
5. Haldon Belvedere
Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle) is a fairytale castle venue for your ceremony. It’s ideal for smaller, more intimate weddings. Set on the hills of Haldon Forest, there a stunning views and the grounds provide some lovely spots for photographs.
For more photos click here!
6. Colehayes Park
Colehayes Park is a family run wedding venue available to hire for a whole weekend or even longer. It’s a DIY wedding venue in Devon, only 18 miles from Exeter. You can create your own unique wedding just the way you want it and is ideal if you want to run the day yourself in a more relaxed manner. The gardens are huge and there’s a pretty outdoor ceremony space.
For more photos from a stunning wedding at Colehayes Park click here!
7. Yurtcamp Devon
Yurtcamp Devon is a unique wedding venue in Newton Abbot, just 16 miles from Exeter. If you’re looking for something a bit different with a more relaxed vibe then this could be for you. It would also suit those seeking an eco or sustainable wedding venue; lit with fairy lights and camp fires. Guests can stay in the yurts too! The Yurtcamp can provide catering whilst the décor gives you a chance to have a DIY wedding. I love seeing how each couple transforms the venue with bunting, ribbons and so on!
8. Deer Park
Deer Park near Honiton is just 20 miles from Exeter. This Devon country house wedding venue is available for exclusive use and has accommodation for your guests. There’s even a deluxe treehouse for the newlyweds! I love the orangery which hosts the wedding breakfast; it’s light and airy and perfect for capturing those candid reactions to the speeches.
Click here to see some photos from a wedding at Deer Park!
9. Harefield Barn
Harefield Barn is a brand new wedding venue just 5 miles from Exeter. It’s been designed and built with couples in mind offering a blank canvas for you to create your own wedding. It’s always exciting to photograph a wedding at a new venue so I’m really looking forward to shooting here soon! Keep an eye on the blog for photos.
10. Hayne Devon
Hayne Devon is an old threshing barn that has been lovingly restored to create a unique wedding venue near Exeter. Offering 48 hour hire, your celebrations can last the weekend. You can create your own wedding the way you want it and they can recommend local suppliers. I’m so pleased that one of my couples is getting married here in 2020 – keep an eye on the blog for photos!