Hey pesto! Catering with foraged ingredients

Wild garlic pesto and gnocchi

At Escot we are proud of our catering skills, which have given pleasure to guests and delegates at many wedding receptions, parties, conferences, seminars and family days over the years. Lady Kennaway is a qualified caterer, always happy to don her apron to create delicious dishes. Working alongside Lucy is a long standing member of […]

Weddings in the future

Outside weddings devon Escot

It’s still impossible to say what the wedding of the future will look like, although many are making predictions. Throughout the industry, it seems that very few weddings have been cancelled, with most couples opting for postponement to 2021. At the moment the sense is that when lockdown restriction ease, wedding ceremonies may only involve […]

Wild flowers at Escot

For couples celebrating their wedding at Escot in normal times, Spring at Escot Park provides a fantastic backdrop for photography, in particular the wonderful swathes of yellow buttercups in front of the house. But encouraging wild flowers is an art in itself. Here’s why. Escot Park has been permanent pasture for many years and is […]

Tying the knot virtually

Coronavirus has affected so many areas of life, nothing seems normal at the moment. Weddings have now been banned by the government, and there are so many disappointed couples, families and guests who won’t be celebrating. For couples who have so carefully planned their Spring weddings, the only choices are to postpone or have a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Fanfare Ceremonies

Fanfare Ceremonies

We’re delighted to include this guest blog from Fanfare Ceremonies giving our wedding couples a wider choice of wedding ceremony: Do you want your ceremony to be truly bespoke and personal with no rules and regulations?  Indeed wouldn’t it be more relaxing to know the person who will be conducting your ceremony? I’m Frances but […]

Brides Do Good

Wedding dress Escot

Your wedding dress is an all-important choice. No doubt you want something beautiful, eye-catching, extraordinary – and definitely something that makes you the star attraction on the day! But such a dress can come with a huge price tag, especially if you really do want that designer look. And then what do you do with […]

Tuscan inspiration for your wedding

Tuscan wedding style Escot house

Escot House presents a superb location opportunity for filming and photography and we’ve been pleased to provide location services over the years. In 2018 we were thrilled to work with the Prop Factory on a very unusual, Victorian-style shoot. And earlier this year we welcomed photographer Kathryn Anne to the house for a very different […]

Getting married in a heatwave?

Getting Married during a heatwave Escot

We’ve talked before about what you can do to keep you and your guests warm and toasty if you’re getting married in winter, but what if your wedding falls during a heatwave, as we’re experiencing at the moment? Being too hot is almost as bad as being too cold. If you know in advance that […]

Review of UK marriage laws

Review UK Wedding laws Escot

Current marriage laws were made way back, with some stretching back to 1836. As a result, their relevance to couples marrying today is limited. The Law Commission has recently announced a two-year project to review these laws in England and Wales, to bring them up to date. So, what are they going to look at? […]

Quickie weddings

Quickie weddings

Planning a wedding can sometimes become a major production for everyone concerned; the bride and groom, the family and even the guests. Have you received a ‘save the date’ notification for 2021? Or maybe even 2022! While there is absolutely no reason not to give yourself time to organise your wedding exactly the way you […]