Spring in the Escot garden

Spring is the season that most of us really look forward to. Even in a mild winter everyone eventually just has had enough of grey days and dull gardens – we want to see blue skies, green trees and colour in the countryside. This Spring of course, it is all very different. With the country […]

Escot’s Jungle Staircase

Escot wedding jungle staircase

How many couples can say they’ve had their wedding photos taken on a jungle themed staircase? Everyone loves the stairs that lead up into the house, but do you know the history behind it? Escot House was built in 1837 by Sir John Kennaway and as the family home of Sir John-Michael and Lady Kennaway […]

Peaky Blinders at Escot

Peaky Blinders Escot

If you’re a fan of Peaky Blinders you’ll love this themed immersive experience at Escot House on April 25th. The event is being organised by The Vintage Trading Post and is sure to be an unforgettable experience! Here’s the intel: “We will throw you into the gritty gangster world of the Peaky Blinders. Put on […]

Getting Wed When You’re Older

Older couple wedding Escot

Celebrating your ‘late-life marriage’, as it’s sometimes dubbed, is likely to be quite a different style of event than for younger couples just starting out. Whatever your reasons for getting married later on in life, whether you’ve been together forever and simply want to formalise your relationship, whether you’ve been widowed or divorced, whether it’s […]

Teambuilding all year round

Team building at Escot

After quite a long Christmas break, it’s taken a little time to get back into the swing of it, at least for some of us! For corporate teams, it’s important to get the motivation going again, not always easy in a soggy January although we’re glad to see the sun for a few days at […]

Escot 2019 Review

2019 review Christmas

As we head into 2020, we thought it would be nice to have a little look back at some of the highlights of the year. We welcomed a huge variety of corporate, community and private events to the house including awards ceremonies, anniversary parties, memorial services and of course, weddings. Amongst the weddings were some […]

Drive a tank at Escot

Drive a tank at Escot

We are delighted to have ‘Tank Land’ at Escot. Tank Land is the inspiration of Rob Freemantle, who is linked to the company that builds them. Where did tanks originate? On 15 September 1916, the fortunes of the West during World War 1 on the Battle of Flers-Courcelette battlefield, (part of the Battle of the […]

Why choose a Celebrant for your funeral service?

Why choose a Celebrant for your funeral service?

For some, a funeral service feels most comforting when conducted by a member of the clergy at a religious location. For others, religion was not the strongest influence in their loved one’s life and would like their passing to be marked in a secular way. This is where a Celebrant can step in. Many people […]

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks ‘go’!

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks 'go'!

You can’t beat April for colour. It’s the month when everything starts to get greener, flowers begin to bloom in earnest and we get to see the big yellow sun in the sky more frequently. You can go to town on a Spring wedding in terms of pretty colours; pastels are a great choice, with […]

Contemporary vs Characterful

Contemporary vs Characterful escot events celebrations

In the world of conferences, the choice of venues can be mind boggling. Here in the South West we have an abundance of great venues. Each one has its own worth, So, what are some of the things you need to consider when you’re thinking about hiring a conference venue? Capacity Size matters; if yours […]

Review of 2018

Review of 2018

2018 has been quite a year! Here are just a few of our memorable moments. In March, the Beast from the East and partner Storm Emma played havoc with the country. Along with other local venues, we had to cope with a wedding at the time. Our catering supply didn’t get through so Plan B […]

Bluebells in May

Bluebells in May

Everyone gets very excited when the bluebells start to come out in late April and early May. They seem to be harbingers of warmer weather – and with temperatures in the South West set to rise for the first May Bank Holiday, we’d agree with that! Did you know that the about half the world’s […]