Covid-19 Update

Like all venues Escot has been unable to host weddings, conferences and other events since lockdown began. We’re keeping up to date with the latest guidelines, as Covid-19 restrictions are changing fairly quickly. Cinemas and museums now look set to reopen from July 4th and today the PM is likely to rule on the reduction […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wedding Trends 2019

Wedding Trends 2019

For some of the wedding couples we welcome to Escot House, a traditional wedding is what they’re looking for. This is often traditional white or ivory wedding dress for the bride and morning dress for the groom. Unfussy décor for the venue and the prettiest of flower arrangements. Of course, we’ve had our fair share […]

Enchant your wedding guests with edible flowers

Enchant your wedding guests with edible flowers

While most brides give a lot of thought to the flowers in bouquets, the church and reception, some also love the idea of using edible flowers to give their special day extra colour and vivacity. Edible flowers are perfect for a bright wedding cake, used in patterns or scattered randomly about; they also give an […]

Weddings, Football and Rugby!

Weddings, Football and Rugby!

Whether you are a fan of the Royal Family or not, you can’t have missed the build up to the Royal Wedding over the past few weeks. There are some who say choosing the same day as the FA Cup Final was a slight error; Prince William who is President of the Football Association, would […]

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 […]