10 Best Wedding Venues in Exeter 2022 selected by a Devon wedding photographer
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 rustic barns! I offer natural, light and airy wedding photography in Exeter and the surrounding area. I’ve had a look back over some of my favourite weddings to bring you my top 10 Exeter wedding venues.
Top Wedding Venues in Exeter for 2022:
- Rockbeare Manor
- Colehayes Park
- Woodbury Park
- Upton Barn & Walled Garden
- Hayne Devon
- Yurtcamp Devon
- Deer Park
- Exeter Guildhall
- The Oak Barn
- Larkbeare House
1. 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!
2. 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!
3. 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!
4. Upton Barn & Walled Garden
Just 12 miles from Exeter, Upton Barn and Walled Garden is a stunning wedding venue in the Devon countryside near Cullompton. It offers indoor and outdoor ceremonies and has a gorgeous new suite for getting ready.
5. 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. If you’re looking for an outdoor ceremony venue then you can have your wedding in the gardens.
6. 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!
7. 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!
8. 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.
9. The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh
Less than 20 miles from Exeter you’ll find The Oak Barn. It offers on-site accommodation for the wedding party and a number of guests and is a stone’s throw from a pretty medieval church. You can have a seated reception for up to 90 guests and there’s a pretty garden for mingling over welcome drinks.
10. Larkbeare House
Larkbeare House is home to Devon registration Services. They have indoor and outdoor options for your civil ceremony. The house provides a lovely backdrop for your couple photos and venue is near the centre of Exeter.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my top 10 wedding venues in Exeter.
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