Just 1.5 miles from Totnes and set in a glorious 880 acre estate in the Dart Valley, Dartington Hall is one of the most magical wedding venues in the South West. This breathtaking environment features ancient woodlands, three miles of tranquil river frontage and wide open fields, and provides the perfect setting for traditional weddings.
Champagne receptions overlooking the enchanting gardens, a lavish wedding breakfast of award-winning dishes served in medieval splendour, and a party to remember can all be found within these ancient walls, as well as a beautiful selection of rooms and outdoor spaces where you can both marry and hold your reception.
The Upper Gatehouse has been recently refurbished and offers a light and airy space for civil ceremonies, and the design of the room combines elements of old and new beautifully. 110 guests can be seated here, undeeath a high ceiling boasting ancient oak beams, and overlooking the formal gardens through enormous windows.
The ancient formal gardens and the medieval courtyard are ideal settings for unusual and creative wedding photographs, with Dartington Hall in the background and views over the South Devon countryside.
The Grade 1 listed Great Hall was completed in 1388, and still retains its original leaded windows and oak hammer beams. Featuring everything you’d expect from a medieval banqueting hall, you will find textured grey stone walls, an enormous fireplace and deep windowsills – allowing you to build stunning floral displays all around the room. 150 guests can dine and dance in this fabulous space, but or more intimate receptions, a selection of elegant and versatile private dining rooms are available, offering all the historical features needed to have a real sense of antiquity and occasion and also housing 21st century conveniences.
Surrounding the central courtyard, there are 51 bedrooms available should you wish to accommodate your guests, starting at £94 per night. This venue is easily accessible from Plymouth, Torquay and Exeter and a 3 hour train ride from London Paddington. Short cab rides can take your guests to charming local seaside towns, which boast some of the best B&B’s in the country. For your bridal suite, Dartington Hall has really pulled out the stops. The West Wing is set over three floors and has incredible views, luxurious fuiture and a truly romantic atmosphere, and you can enjoy your first breakfast together in your own spacious, contemporary dining area while your guests enjoy the wholesome pub-like atmosphere at the venue’s on site restaurant, The White Hart.
This sought-after venue is the stuff that dreams are made of, and bookings need to made well in advance. Function Fixers can still arrange weekend dates in 2014, so give us a call today and we’ll organise a site visit, menu tasting and quote you the best hire price on the market at Dartington Hall – completely free of charge and with no obligation!
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