Shilstone is a lovingly restored Georgian Manor House and a cherished family home set in several hundred acres of breath-taking rural Devon 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, ceremonies at Shilstone can take place in our rustic Ceremony Barn or outside in our East Garden in front of the main house itself. Following the ceremony, guests can explore the house and grounds whilst enjoying drinks and canapes. There are a wealth of stunning photo opportunities both in the beautifully restored Georgian Manor House and in the outstanding landscaped gardens. Views from the front lawn expand into the valley and rolling hills beyond. Guests are then welcomed into our secluded Walled Garden, home to our stunning Mughal Marquee to eat, drink and dance the night away!
Our talented chefs and committed wedding team ensure that your day is filled with the finest quality of food and service. We consider every detail and endeavour to meet all your requirements to ensure that your wedding is faultless from start to finish. We will help you achieve the day of your dreams and will strive to ensure that your wedding is a truly personal celebration.
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.