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.

Melissa and Neil

Just a note of thanks to you and your staff for making my daughter's wedding so very wonderful. Escot is ‘the' place to be married, the atmosphere, the food and all of the assistance by yourself and staff was second to none.

Claire’s Mum

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. We are still reeling from how perfect the day was. Everyone commented on the beautiful setting and how yummy the food was. We are so grateful to you for your dedicated and efficient service and for contributing to our happy memories.

Natalie and Daniel

From beginning to end the wedding was absolutely faultless and we felt that every effort had been made to make guests feel welcome and special.

Linda and Stephen

Everything from the canapes to the cakes was perfect and the day seemed to run so effortlessly. We would highly recommend Escot as a wedding venue.

Claire and Phil

Everyone that attended loved Escot and commented on the stunning venue. We would wholeheartedly recommend others to get married at Escot!

Nicola and Jess

Thank you so very much, it was everything we wanted and much, much more. Everyone enjoyed the party and raved about the food, it was fabulous!

Lorna and Steve

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. Thanks for your help and advice while planning the day and for your patience, we really appreciated everything on the day.

Angela and Ricardo

We had a fantastic day - exactly as we had hoped it would be and Escot House was the perfect venue for us. Everything went so smoothly and the house looked stunning in the winter sun.

Paul and Philippa

We had the best of days, the best day of my life, it was just perfect. The food was fabulous, service excellent and Escot House looked incredible - it was the wedding of fairy tales! We have had wonderful comments from all our guests.

Claire and Gary

It really was the most perfect day and we would like to thank Lucy, her family and staff for the efforts they went to achieve that. Last but not least thank you for being patient, kind and jolly efficient!

Claire and Gary

May I say that the wedding was wonderful, what a beautiful venue, good food and very polite and helpful staff throughout the day.


Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wedding ceremony and reception for Danny and Carolyn. Escot was a perfect venue for them and the Mexican themed wedding breakfast was excellent, as were the canapés in the evening. Thank you once again for helping to make their day so special.

Dee (Mother of the Bride)

Peter and I just want to tell you how fantastic our day was, the staff, food and drinks were all wonderful and we have been recommending you to all our friends. We truly had a perfect day.


We just wanted to say a huge thank you for ensuring our daughter’s wedding day was such a wonderful occasion. Despite the appalling weather conditions (a heavy snowfall) the whole day went so smoothly. Your air of calmness was very reassuring and much appreciated. The staff were efficient and friendly. Everyone was very well looked after and the gluten & dairy free lad’s mum wrote to thank us for looking after him so well, so thank you for that as well. The change of menu went really well and suited the cold conditions much better than the original choices. Several people said they had never had such a lovely Bakewell. The fires were a big hit too. So please pass on our thanks to all who helped make the day so special for Pippa and Ed.

Jim and Rowena

It was exactly the day we both wanted - informal and relaxed with lots of laughter, great food and drink, music and dancing for those who wanted it and lots of comfortable places to sit and chat for those who didn’t! We have had numerous cards and messages since we got back to say how much everyone enjoyed the fantastic food and beautiful venue.

Karen & Phil

I want to say a massive thank you to Lucy, Jo and all of the team at Escot for making our wedding so special! Right from the first visit we were sure that Escot was where we wanted to get married, the house, the gardens and view from the terrace are just beautiful. Lucy and Jo are so calm, professional and helpful, everything we asked for was possible and it always felt as though we had the freedom to make our day exactly what we wanted.

Danni and Ryan

First of all I would like to say a huge thank you for making Saturday such a memorable occasion not only for Sam and Bethany but also for ourselves and all our families and friends. We had the best day ever and know you played a big part in that. Many thanks once again for a truly memorable day it was far more than we had hoped for.

Parents Paul and Becky

I am just messaging to say thank you for all your hard work before and during our wedding. We couldn't have hoped for a better day.

Rachel and Jessica

Your wedding, your way

Escot House is an idyllic Devon wedding venue; impressive, steeped in history and with that certain touch of class. What makes us different is our relaxed attitude; you will love having all the splendour with none of the fuss for an affordable price. Our rooms are generously proportioned, light and friendly – there’s simply nothing stuffy about Escot.

Located in East Devon, the striking Georgian house is set in peaceful parkland, and your wedding guests will have the chance to relax in wonderful surroundings. The house overlooks the park and the lake and offers a delightful backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Your wedding day will be in safe hands with the Kennaway family, who have been organising weddings and events for over twenty years. This is their home, they love it - and they know you will love it too. Lucy Kennaway is your main point of contact; she will work with you to create your ideal wedding and make sure you have a stress free day. We can do as much or as little as you like, but we are more than happy to take on all the hard work so you and your guests can just relax and celebrate. 

Our wedding catering is unquestionably delicious, home-cooked on the premises using locally sourced ingredients, guaranteeing taste and flavour. We cater for all diets, as long as we know in advance, so vegetarians, vegans and guests with allergies will be as spoiled as every other wedding guest. 

Escot House is licensed for civil ceremonies. We will gladly host small, intimate weddings, and for larger, more lavish weddings we can seat up to 120 in the house itself, or 180 if we use a marquee. Evening receptions are also held in the house, making it effortless for your celebrations to continue into the night as more guests arrive.

Escot House is not a wedding factory. We book a smaller number of weddings each year than many venues, purely because we like it that way. Every wedding that we host is as special to us as it is to the bride and groom. You will receive exclusive use of the house and its facilities. 

Most importantly for the budget conscious, Escot House is a brilliantly affordable wedding venue. You may be surprised at our prices, and delighted too when you find you have more to spend on champagne!

Although we don’t currently offer accommodation, we can provide an accommodation list for guests who would like to stay locally, including the Pig at Combe, Gosford Pines, Woodhayes Country House, The Milkshed, Treaslake Farm Cottages, Mazzard Farm Cottages, Splatthayes B&B and Larkbeare Grange, with glamping available at Cuckoo Down Farm. Slightly further afield are new holiday lets at Smithincott Barton Farm. The estate is easily accessible from the M5, the A30, and Feniton and Honiton train stations.

Escot House has to be seen to be truly appreciated. You are most welcome to visit, and we will be delighted to show you around and discuss your precise requirements.

Contact us to make an appointment.

Download details of our £5,500 wedding package here