Wedding venue inspiration - Romantic retreats

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in Devon and Cornwall including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

Romantic retreats: Holne Park House, Ashburton, Devon

Holne Park House, Ashburton, Devon

This exclusive-use manor house is located on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in 90 acres of woodland and gardens. It offers a selection of accommodation options, including an opulent wedding suite for newlyweds, and camping close by for wedding guests in their four-star, AA-approved River Dart Country Park camping and touring park. Ceremonies take place in a choice of indoor and outdoor locations. The Garden Pavilion is situated in a stunning countryside setting, while The Ballroom with its high ceilings and large windows offers an elegant indoor option for up to 120 guests. There's also The Dawson Room hosting up to 90 loved ones, The Inkwell with its glass lantern roof and marble fireplace holding up to 80 loved ones, and The Music Room and The Ashburton Room best suited to more intimate gatherings of between 33 to 40 guests. The wedding breakfast can be hosted in a variety of these areas with a selection of menus on offer using freshly prepared, locally sourced produce.


Romantic retreats: Middle Coombe Farm, Tiverton, Devon

Middle Coombe Farm, Tiverton, Devon

This tranquil venue is set in the heart of the rolling Devonshire countryside. Nestled in a private valley, it's surrounded by more than 400 acres of mixed woodland, meadows and pasture, all of which can be used during a wedding celebration. The Grade II listed farmhouse provides guest accommodation and is surrounded by established cottage gardens brimming with colour, perfect for big-day photographs. There's also a converted barn boasting original features that can sleep up to 20 loved ones, and guests can use the private swimming pool and hot tub.


Romantic retreats: Caerhays Estate, St Austell

Caerhays Estate, St Austell

Tucked in a hidden Cornish cove on the unspoilt Porthluney Beach and hugged by woodland spring gardens sits this stunning coastal wedding venue. Ceremonies take place in The Coastguards Lookout, a small, historic building hosting up to 20 nearest and dearest. Situated on the rural headland overlooking the coast, it offers stunning views over Veryan Bay and beyond, and the backdrop presents the perfect spot for photographs. There's also the opportunity for pictures to be taken down on the beach after the ceremony at no extra cost. Alternatively, The Vean is a beautifully restored Georgian manor house nestled in the Porthluney valley that's licensed for ceremonies and can be hired exclusively. Couples can choose to host a private dinner the night before the wedding, and a marquee can be erected on the lawn just outside seating up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast and reception. There's also the option of using the terrace marquee attached to the side of the Vean to seat up to 70 loved ones. The house offers luxury accommodation with up to 16 guests staying in eight stylish bedrooms.


Romantic retreats: Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Cornwall

Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Cornwall

Knightor is a beautiful courtyard of historic and traditionally restored granite barns with an adjoining farmhouse used for on-site accommodation. The winery is set in four acres of vineyards, pasture and orchard in a secluded area of countryside nestled just above St Austell Bay. The grounds include a sunny courtyard perfect for drinks and dining al fresco, pretty cottage gardens that surround the farmhouse and lead to the arbour, and a wildlife pond which is a stunning outdoor blessing location. The main Threshing Barn comprises an oak-topped barrel bar, comfy sofas and a dancefloor on the ground floor, with doors leading out to the sunny courtyard. On the second floor, the large room filled with natural daylight has vaulted ceilings, oak beams and stone walls offering a traditional Cornish barn feel.


Romantic retreats: The Horn of Plenty, Nr Tavistock

The Horn of Plenty, Nr Tavistock

This stylish hotel wedding venue is set in five acres of landscaped grounds is located on the Devon and Cornwall border, just outside the market town of Tavistock, overlooking the picturesque Tamar Valley. On a clear day, views stretch across to Bodmin Moor which is 40 miles away and on balmy evenings, watching the sunset across the valley is not to be missed. The main house was built in the 1860s and has constantly evolved, with this year seeing a major refurbishment of all the public rooms. There are tall ceilings, large bay windows and real fireplaces and the restaurant now features wall-to-ceiling sliding doors leading on to the decked terrace that overlooks the valley boasting some of the best non-coastal views in Devon.


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