We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding reception such a special and memorable occasion. Thanks to your advice, hard work and expertise we had a truly amazing day, everything was perfect and we won't hesitate to recommend Escot House as a wedding reception venue.

Melissa and Neil

Day into night

We understand that, while some couples still want a church wedding, for others the chance to be married at a venue of their choosing is a priority.

Escot Estate is fully licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. Opt for one of our elegant day rooms − the White Room, Kennaway Room or the Library − for a magical, informal ceremony. Huge windows in the White Room and Library can be opened up to give access to the terrace and lawns with splendid views across the private parkland and lake.

For an extra special occasion, we are able to organise sunset weddings, held in the centre of our stunning beech-hedge maze surrounded by lantern-light.

You will need to book your registrar, and if you want an alternative wedding we can put you in touch with a local wedding celebrant. If your wish is to get married in a church, there are a number of choices in the immediate vicinity, from smaller churches including Escot and Buckerell to larger churches including the famous Ottery St Mary Parish Church, St Michael’s or St Paul’s, both in Honiton. 

Whether the ceremony is at Escot House, a church or somewhere entirely different, we will be ready for you when you arrive. Imagine, as a newly wedded couple, greeting your guests on the terrace overlooking the lake before moving inside for your reception.