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Popping the question at Christmas

Popping the question at Christmas

It might seem surprising that the most popular day for someone to pop the question is Christmas Eve. Most of us assume that it’s Valentine’s Day – but that trails behind Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve! So, what might you need to think about if you’re going to propose on Christmas Eve? Privacy Do […]

Styled Wedding Shoot – with Sunshine

We always enjoy the experience of a styled wedding shoot at Escot, and maybe particularly at the moment when ‘real’ weddings have been less in evidence, although we’re glad to say this is changing. So we welcomed Chloe Kennedy from Kennedy Wedding Events and her team on a sunny June day for a mostly outdoors […]

The benefits of a day wedding venue

As a wedding venue Escot doesn’t provide accommodation. The house is also a home, and the Kennaway family has always lived in the upper floors. This does make Escot an ideal choice for local couples who want a superb celebration in a characterful venue, without the cost of accommodation. Escot House is a wonderfully affordable […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why have a civil ceremony?

Andy Neal Photography

Once upon a time the only way to get married was in a church or, if you weren’t religious, a registry office. All that changed in 1994 when the Marriage Act 1949 was amended to allow marriages to be solemnized in certain “approved premises”. In 1996, Escot House became one of those approved premises, one […]

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