Looking for somewhere really special for your wedding day? Rather than booking the local registry office, why not head to South Devon and get married in true West Country style? One of the biggest bonuses for weddings in South Devon is the region’s weather. The climate here is comparable to that of the Mediterranean, although it is advisable to stack the odds in your favour and plan to marry during the summer months. However, if the climate is good enough to sustain the produce at the South Devon Chilli Farm, then it should be good enough for the majority of weddings in South Devon.
Where to Wed
If you’re looking for a truly spectacular venue for your wedding, then South Devon has everything from grand country houses to beachside ceremonies. The region is blessed with exquisite country house hotels, ancient churches and elegant manor houses. Booking any one of these adds a special quality to weddings in South Devon, giving your guests beautiful panoramas and spectacular countryside as a perfect backdrop to the main event. Venues such as Cockhaven Manor are ideal for fairytale wedding celebrations, with three function suites and framed by the sea and the moors for those perfect wedding photos.
If you prefer a less traditional venue for your wedding, then Bickleigh Castle, Bicton Botanical Park and Gardens, Dartmouth Castle and Kent’s Cavern are all licensed wedding venues that will ensure your wedding is a memorable one. There are even unusual forms of post wedding transport if you want to arrive in style. The Picnic Boat on the River Dart was recently commissioned to take a wedding party from Totnes to Dartmouth.
Accommodation is easy to come by for weddings in South Devon. Many of the venues have accommodation on-site, but there are also country houses that will cater for large groups of people. While these tend to be self-catering accommodation, it does mean that your guests can continue to celebrate without worrying about disturbing the neighbours. The newly-weds might prefer to retire to one of South Devon’s romantic cottages or luxury apartments once the wedding is over.