The Country House With Wedding Licence
Location and Setting
Huntsham Court is an amazing exclusive use Victorian Mansion nestled in wonderful Devonshire countryside with far reaching vistas all around. The large house has 5 acres of private gardens and although it seems a million miles from the hustle and bustle, we are only 15 mins form great motorway and train connections, so really easy to get to for all your family an friends. The house is a great combination of period charm, modern comfort and most importantly – oodles of spaces (reputed to be one of the biggest private rentals in the country!) so you can spread out, gather together and properly spend time together. We have 34 bedrooms, 5 vast reception rooms an dare always rented exclusive use with complete freedom to be anything from self catering to 5 star serviced luxury (or often a combination of the two) – whatever your budget and style prefers.
Why a 2+ day stay?
This is an amazing moment in your life and one that every quality second together counts – especially when it flies by so quickly. With so many friends and family gathered together often from all over the world, getting the exact same group of people together will be almost impossible so this is why we feel a 2+ day stay is the best way to make the most of it. You have the big day, but you also get everyone under one roof so the day before those that don’t know each other get to meet and you really get 24hrs a day to catch up – whether it’s laugh and coffee in the Butler’s Pantry, or a midnight snack, or helping. By the end of your stay not only will you have properly seen everyone, but almost always, those guests that didn’t know each other before become friends for life having shared such an incredible exclusive use weekend.
Indoor Civil Marriages and Partnerships
We have lots of choice with our licence – the South facing Library surrounded by antique books, the large Yellow Room with stunning views and a mural ceiling, the Diamond Room with it’s huge tapestry and the Jacobean panelled Great Hall with it’s granite column and stone archways. Even the main stairwell in licenced in case you fancy a romantic balcony ceremony.
Outdoor Civil Marriages and Partnerships
Some prefer to mark the moment in our wonderful gardens and we have a licence for ceremonies either under the Old Dovecote catching morning and late afternoon sun, or on there East Terrace Under the archway of the front door with all afternoon sun. You can even change your mind last minute if the weather does something unexpected.
Blessings in the village Church
The village church is nestled on our driveway and are very approachable about holding blessings for those that feel it is an important element of their ceremonies. Please contact the church directly if you are interested.
Make it you home, not just a country house
This large Victorian mansion was built to host intimate gatherings on a grand scale and the owners, Chris and Damian, bought the house very much that in mind. It is all about the lead guest really settling in and the house adapting to the needs and style of each unique guest. We recommend you bring photos of your friends and family to put around the place as the more it feels like you, the more your friends really relax and feel at home. Our events team are here to help too with 5 hours planning time being included in the rental fee.
Self catering or Fully Staffed?
It’s really up too you and often guests have different things at different times during their stay. Whichever you choose there is as much or little help as you want so don’t feel worried about arranging such a big party and likewise there is no-one pressuring you to do something you don’t want to – freedom with the tailored support you want. We can also provide a starter template fi you need one.
The main elements to remember:
- We have a unique approach and have won awards for it.
- 35 unique and flexible bedrooms and suites sleeping up to 82 people.
- Raelly easy to get to but feels like you’ve got away form it all – just 15mins to Tiverton parkway station and junction 27 of M5.
- We have an indoor and under cover outdoor civil ceremonies licence.
- Genuine and complete flexibility with a great suppliers network or you can use your own suppliers.
- No corkage! Bring your own booze and run your own bar or get us to do run it for you.
- 5hrs of an event manager’s time is included so you can arrange your stay yourself or use the event planner.
- Pets can stay by prior arrangement. Very family an children friendly too!
- Unique flexibility and freedom to have ‘your stay, your way’.
- Banqueting china, tables, chairs, crockery, glassware, and table linen all included – no extra hidden charges.
Other helpful contacts
(Civil Partnership / Marriage Services)
Our Devon registrars are really helpful but do book up in advance so contact them at the Devon Registration Service on:
0845 155 1002
All Saint’s village church, Huntsham
The lovely village church seats 120 people and if you want to discuss options or have a look inside contact the village church office on:
Marilyn Purchase is a wonderful non denominational Ordained Celebrant for Humanist Ceremonies. You can hold these types of ceremonies anyway in the house or garden:
01598 763 654