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The Venue

Having your wedding at Hestercombe allows you and your guests to enjoy the 50 ­acres of formal and landscape gardens and its historical buildings including Hestercombe House for your special day, with just one overall venue hire cost.

With a selection of venues from grand and formal, to small and intimate all situated in an inspiring and beautiful setting ­ we have the perfect space for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Our buildings have been skilfully restored back to their former glory over the last 20 years and the beautiful scenery is tended by a team of skilled gardeners all year round providing a very special setting for the wedding you’ve been dreaming of.

 

The Orangery

Ceremony: Yes
Reception: No

Capacities…

Ceremony: 112

This beautiful, iconic hamstone building, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, offers unrivalled views across the famous gardens and beyond to the Blackdown Hills.

Bampfylde Hall

Ceremony: Yes
Reception: Yes

Capacities…

Ceremony: 150
Wedding breakfast: 112
Evening party: 200

The grand Bampfylde Hall dates back to 1680. With its high ceilings and dramatic timber beams, the Bampfylde Hall is a fantastic space for your wedding breakfast and party or for your ceremony.

TempleThe Temple

Ceremony: Yes
Reception: No

Capacities…

Ceremony: 90

The Bride, Groom and Registrar inside the Temple, up to 90 on the grass in front Perched high above the Pear Pond in the Landscape Gardens is the 18th century Temple Arbour, built in Tuscan Doric style.

The Temple is the ultimate romantic ‘hideaway’ for wedding ceremonies.

Main HallThe Main Hall

Ceremony: Yes
Reception: Yes

Capacities…

Ceremony: 150
Evening party: 250

Hold your ceremony or drinks reception in the Main Hall, where the splendour of our grand sweeping staircase makes a real statement. This space also lends itself to your evening party after a wedding breakfast in Hestercombe House.

Portman RoomPortman Room

Ceremony: Yes
Reception: Yes

Capacities…

Ceremony: 96
Wedding breakfast: 48
Evening party: 147

The Portman is a classically proportioned room with a beautifully ornate Victorian fireplace. Enjoy your ceremony or reception here with the option to extend into the Main Hall and out onto the Victorian Terrace. Please note some date restrictions apply to the Portman Room. Please ask for details.

The Dining Room

Ceremony: Yes
Reception: Yes

Capacities…

Ceremony: 66
Drinks reception: 75
Wedding Breakfast: 32
Evening party: 75

An elegant room with traditional wood panelled walls and classical paintings, the Dining Room is ideal for a drinks reception after your ceremony with its easy access onto the Victorian Terrace.

Marquee Lawn

Ceremony: No
Reception: Yes

Capacities…

Reception: 200

We have two areas in the Gardens that are suitable for marquees. We are happy to discuss the possibility of you providing your own marquee.