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

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


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.


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

Your wedding, Day into night

We understand that, while some couples still want a church wedding, for others the chance to be married at a venue of their choosing is a priority.

Escot Estate is fully licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. Opt for one of our elegant day rooms − the White Room, Kennaway Room or the Library − for a magical, informal ceremony. Huge windows in the White Room and Library can be opened up to give access to the terrace and lawns with splendid views across the private parkland and lake.

For an extra special occasion, we are able to organise sunset weddings, held in the centre of our stunning beech-hedge maze surrounded by lantern-light.

You will need to book your registrar, and if you want an alternative wedding we can put you in touch with a local wedding celebrant. If your wish is to get married in a church, there are a number of choices in the immediate vicinity, from smaller churches including Escot and Buckerell to larger churches including the famous Ottery St Mary Parish Church, St Michael’s or St Paul’s, both in Honiton. 

Whether the ceremony is at Escot House, a church or somewhere entirely different, we will be ready for you when you arrive. Imagine, as a newly wedded couple, greeting your guests on the terrace overlooking the lake before moving inside for your reception.