Shilstone is a lovingly restored Georgian Manor House and a cherished family home set in several hundred acres of breath-taking rural countryside. Since our first wedding in 2012, Shilstone is now one of Devon’s top wedding venues. The house itself has won numerous awards including Country Life Magazines ‘Restoration of the Century’ award and The Georgian Groups ‘New Building in the Classical Tradition’ award.
The house begins with the East Hall, a bright, airy space with an open fireplace, which provides a warm welcome. A stunning, iconic, 85 foot passage leads the eye through a series of arches down the length of the house to the West Hall.
The Dining Room overlooks the cascading pools and valley beyond. This large panelled room, with full height windows and English oak floor, has a fantastic open fireplace and for those glorious summer days, doors leading out onto the South-facing Front Terrace.
The West Hall with its beautiful geometric stone floor and open fire lead out into the West Garden and Courtyard. Beyond this lies the Walled Garden, a fantastic space featuring a beautiful Garden Tower and stone fountain. A tree-lined path leads to our very own Mughal Marquee complete with twinkling fairy lights, handcrafted oak bar and specialised sound system. The Walled Garden, which houses the Marquee, offers stunning views of Shilstone’s tiered lakes and of the rolling hills beyond.
Fully licensed, Shilstone has a beautiful rustic Ceremony Barn and options for outdoor ceremonies, as well as the beautiful Georgian Manor House and exquisite Mughal Marquee to host your Summer wedding reception. In the Winter months, our Rustic Barn, accompanied by our natural, light-filled Terrace Room and Botanical Atrium host the ceremony, reception and evening party.
Whether you would like a Summer or Winter wedding, a traditional three course wedding breakfast or a laid back afternoon tea, Shilstone provides a classic, yet relaxed setting all year round for you and your guests.
Shilstone is a 30-minute drive from Plymouth, 45 minutes from Exeter and less than 2 miles from our local town, Modbury, which offers a full range of food, craft and gift shops, galleries and bistros.
Photograph Courtesy of Clare Kinchin Photography