Set in approximately 500 acres of countryside in the heart of Devon, Shilstone provides the perfect setting to deliver the wedding of your dreams. Delicately hidden within rolling hills and a gentle valley, Shilstone is one of the finest, exclusive wedding venues in Devon.
Shilstone is fully licensed, providing fantastic opportunities for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. With beautiful grounds and captivating scenery, Shilstone is the idyllic backdrop for your unrivalled wedding experience in Devon.
From the months of late March to October, Shilstone offers a wedding day journey from the East to the West of our entirely exclusive Estate. Experiencing our charming, rustic Ceremony Barn, lovingly restored Georgian Manor House, and unique Walled Garden, home to our Mughal Marquee.
THE NIGHT BEFORE
We can offer accommodation both the night before and night of your wedding at Shilstone. Therefore, your journey with us may begin the day before you say I do.
First, we have Whitmore Barn, which can cater for up to 16 guests across 3 double bedrooms, stylish ‘a la mode’ Bridal Suite and our incredible double bunk bedroom (a real favourite with children and big kids alike)! A further 8 guests can stay in our stunning hand-crafted Shepherd’s Huts.
We also have Meadow Barn, nestled in the valley of Shilstone and located on an ancient farm holding, Croppins Coombe. Meadow Barn is able to accommodate a further 12 guests, across 3 double bedrooms, 2 day beds and a generous Bridal Suite, complete with lit vanity station and floor to ceiling antique mirror.
With both our onsite accommodation barns purpose-designed for weddings, each has a luxury Bridal Suite, offering the perfect space for Bridal or Groom party preparations!
Exclusively yours, with fully equipped kitchen facilities, there are plenty of glasses in the cupboard, so you can pop the prosecco and start the wedding day celebrations!!
With dedicated parking, at both Whitmore and Meadow Barn, suppliers and guests can attend the onsite accommodation with ease.
ARRIVING FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY
Whether arriving at Shilstone following a Church Service or in time for an onsite Ceremony, guests will be greeted by Shilstone’s remarkable landscape.
Our dedicated team of Event Managers and Hospitality Staff will be on hand from the moment the first guests arrive, ensuring everyone parks safely, knows where they are going, and for those having an onsite Ceremony, we have our little, Pre-Ceremony Bar offering a select choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The arrival is often when we start to sense a couple’s personal taste for their Devon wedding. From organising a convoy of VW’s, to a double-decker bus and British classics.
At Shilstone, we have options for both an indoor and outdoor Ceremony. Our character-filled Rustic Barn, with vaulted ceiling and complementary lighting offers the perfect, clean and classic inside space to say I do.
For outdoor Ceremonies, we have our beautifully secluded East Garden, in which the East façade of our Georgian Manor House offers an iconic, architecturally stunning backdrop.
CONFETTI LINE UP
Following your Ceremony, you will have the opportunity for your confetti line up!
After heading through the tunnel of petals, as the newlyweds, you will be first to enter our Georgian Manor House, which is home to our Drinks and Canapé Reception.
Head to the end of our award-winning Grand Passage and collect your first drink! Your wonderful friends and family will follow behind.
Your Drinks and Canapé Reception is hosted within the East and West Halls and the Dining Room of our Manor House, as well as our surrounding, immaculately manicured formal gardens and courtyards.
With our comprehensive Drinks Packages, you and your guests will be able to enjoy, on an unlimited basis, a Shilstone cocktail, prosecco and sparkling elderflower.
Lasting for one and a half hours, the Drinks and Canapé Reception is the perfect opportunity for couple and group photos, capturing you and your loved ones against the backdrop of your exclusive, countryside wedding venue in Devon.
Once the Drinks and Canapé Reception concludes, your Shilstone journey continues to unfold, as you and your guests wander into our Walled Garden, home to our very own Mughal Marquee.
In our Marquee, we host the Wedding Breakfast, speeches and evening party. With all the necessary equipment included as part of your Shilstone package, you can create a round or banquet style layout for our unique Marquee space.
Our in-house Kitchen Team take care of all the catering at Shilstone, and we can guarantee no guest will go hungry! Do feel free to take a look at our Kitchen Menus. Our LED backlit, oak-panelled bar is stocked with a huge range of beverages, including a premium gin and rum offering, so no one will go thirsty either!
Typically, speeches take place after your Wedding Breakfast, and once complete, guests take a comfort break, perhaps get a drink from the bar and head into the Walled Garden for some fresh air.
In the meantime, you may have evening guests start to arrive, and the Shilstone Team will ensure the Marquee space is all in order for dancing the night away!
You will then cut your cake, and whilst you have a captive audience, smoothly move into your first dance! It’s then over to you, friends and family to show us your best moves!
If you wish to offer Evening Food, this is usually served at 9:30 pm, last orders are called at 11:45 pm and carriages are at midnight.