Hallsannery House, Bideford
This stunning Grade II listed manor house wedding venue is set high on a hilltop is surrounded by 60 acres of parkland and fields, offering incredible views across the Taw Torridge Estuary. With the sandy beaches of Westward Ho! and Instow just a 15-minute drive away, barefoot beach wedding photographs are a possibility. A fantastic photographic backdrop at the venue is the East Lawn where the rhododendrons are in bloom during early summer.Hallsannery is home to 11 stylish en suite bedrooms, reception rooms boasting period features, and a wow-factor hall, not to mention the dining room with its showcase chandelier. It specialises in exclusive wedding weekends.
Ceremonies take place in a variety of places. The Portico, with its grand Georgian pillars, provides an opportunity to create the ultimate open-air ceremony, with no limits on the capacity. Inside, there's the hall holding up to 80 guests for a ceremony, with its ornate cornice, and stunning lanterns. The light and airy Morning Room offers beautiful views over the front lawn and is ideal for more intimate gatherings of up to 30 loved ones. The Drawing Room offers the opportunity for a summer ceremony of up to 30 guests with doors leading on to the garden, and the Dining Room, with its parquet flooring, stunning chandeliers and opulent gold silk curtains, offers a larger space for up to 100 people.Pimms and canapés are served on the terrace to the front of the house (there's no corkage charge at the venue), and a string quartet can play in the nearby summer house with guests enjoying croquet on the lawn.Inside, the Hall and adjacent reception rooms offer impressive surroundings for after-ceremony drinks, if the weather changes. The wedding breakfast is served in the Dining Room for up to 70 guests seated at round or long tables, whilst larger weddings will require a marquee. The evening entertainment also takes place here as space is seamlessly transformed into a dancefloor and bar area, ideal for those wanting to entertain in one area. Those hiring a marquee should consider a tipi to make the most of the far-reaching views over the river, town and towards Exmoor, whilst more traditional marquees enjoy the shelter of the East Lawn.
We love... the magnificent spiral staircase, perfect for speeches, cutting the cake and photographs.
Contact: 01237 439078 | www.hallsannery.co.uk
Hallsannery House, Northam Ridge, Bideford, Devon EX39 5HE