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10 of the Most Stylish Wedding Table Plans

Show your wedding guests to their seats in style with our choice of fabulous wedding table plans. Whether you want something simple and understated, or elaborate and creative, we’ve found a seating plan that will suit every theme, colour scheme and couple. 10 of the...

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Gatsby Glamour! A Roaring 1920s Wedding Theme

A 1920s wedding is the perfect choice for a celebration at Pynes House. The Exeter-based wedding venue lends itself beautifully to a dash of Gatsby Glamour, so it’s no wonder that it’s such a popular choice of wedding themes for couples. It’s a chance to create a...

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The Morning of your Wedding Day at Pynes House

The big day has finally arrived and in just a matter of hours you'll be making your way down the aisle to become a 'Mrs'. Could it get anymore exciting or nerve-wracking?! Today we'll be sharing our top tips on what you should do on the morning of your wedding day....

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8 reasons to have a Spring wedding at Pynes House

The long, dark nights and freezing temperatures are now behind us, and we are embracing the new colours, blooms and delights of Spring. There are a number of reasons as to why a Spring wedding is a glorious choice. Pair it with a wedding venue like Pynes House and...

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A Very Merry Christmas

Well, we’ve hung up our wedding hats for 2016 and are getting ready for a "quiet" family Christmas, although we are not sure this could ever be the case with some seriously excited small children. However, we are taking a moment (a very brief one - we still have...

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5 years on

This month marks 5 years since we moved to Pynes House. We’re often asked how we came to take on the house and grounds and the truth is it started on a whim. A pretty big whim. Looking to move nearer Exeter to be close to family, we were looking at houses all over...

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I only have eyes for you

For anyone booking an event at Pynes House, I have decided to offer a competition. I will offer a bottle of wine to any bride or groom who can find 30 or more faces around the house and gardens at Pynes House (not actual human faces though, that would be too easy!)....

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Knock knock…..

By my reckoning, there are 135 doors at Pynes House and they all work beautifully, as a door should. All except this one, in the basement, which we can’t open. We’ve tried to open it many times, but have always come up short. Part of me wonders if we’re a little...

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Wind in the Pynes House willows

We’re always fascinated by the personal touches each couple brings to their wedding. One of this year’s grooms flew the wedding rings in by hawk. Birds of prey can be seen at Pynes House (outside!), but happily they keep to themselves most of the time. Apart from our...

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The new bedrooms are here!

We are so excited (finally!) to announce that we can now offer an extra six bedrooms for weddings and events at Pynes House. When we first took on the house, it would be fair to say the top floor needed a little TLC, not having been occupied since the servants left...

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Bride Guide to the Perfect Wedding Day

You’ve just become engaged to the love of your life and you’re eager to prepare your planning - the best day of your life must run smoothly and you don’t want to forget a thing. Depending on the type of wedding you’re dreaming of, whether that’s a small ceremony or a...

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5 steps to find a good wedding band

Once the ceremony is over, the reception is where the celebrations can begin. A DJ is a cost-effective and simple solution to keep your guests entertained once the food is finished, but a solid live band could take your special day to the next level. Unless you’ve...

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Kind Words

Pynes House provided the perfect setting for our wedding! Waking up to glorious vistas, staying in the most wonderful rooms; our wedding party were floored by just how spectacular their accommodation was.

Eve & James

Image by Greg-Dennis

Kind Words

Not only is it the most fabulous venue, the team were all so helpful both on the day and with the build-up. We had the most perfect day and we would recommend Pynes House to any couple.

Charlotte & Adam

Image by Pip & Simon

Kind Words

As soon as we entered the drive, we knew this was the venue for us. But when we stepped inside, it just got better! The house itself is utterly beautiful and has been restored to an impeccable standard.

Eliza & Tom

Image by Amy O'Boyle Photography

Kind Words

From the moment we drove up the tree-lined driveway and caught sight of Pynes we couldn't contain our excitement. Walking through the striking front doors into the most beautiful interior, we knew instantly we had found the place for our special day. Pynes House has the most perfect blend of grandeur and elegance, but a really intimate and homely feel. It absolutely encapsulated the modern, elegant but relaxed vision we had in mind for our day.

Jennifer & Henry

Image by McKenzie Brown Photography

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WHAT A VENUE! The house is absolutely stunning, inside and out. All our guests commented on how incredible it was. Lucky for us we had beautiful weather, so were able to enjoy the lovely gardens and croquet on the lawn. One of the best things is how flexible they are - you can choose all your own suppliers to ensure you have a truly unique day! The house the perfect layout for a wedding reception and makes for a really intimate and special event.

Emily & Oliver

Image by Ross Talling Photography

Kind Words

Pynes House is so beautiful and is breathtaking as soon as you come down the tree lined drive. It really is a gem in Exeter. You just feel so proud to have Pynes as your wedding venue and excited to share with your family and friends. You wouldn't think it was so close to the city centre, you almost feel like you're in the Italian hills. I couldn't think of a better place to get married and would absolutely recommend to anyone.

Sarah & Tim

Image by Joseph Hall Photography

Kind Words

Pynes House was just perfect for our wedding. We fell in love with it the first time we went to visit it. Heather was amazing from the first time I called and I really felt relaxed about the whole process right from the start. The house and courtyards are absolutely stunning for guests and photos and it was such a treat to be able to stay in such a wonderful place. Heather and Geoff were available for whenever we needed which was great but also allowed us to treat it as our home for the weekend. I wish we could do it all over again!

Clare & Rich

Image by Steven Carter Hewson

Kind Words

Of all the venues we viewed Pynes House had the biggest wow factor. The dramatic tree lined entrance perfectly frames the house as you enter, transporting you in to what feels like a dream. The property has been lovingly restored, with an attention to detail and eye for style within the interiors (both in the entertaining space and bedrooms) that really sets it apart. Each area offers the perfect flow for you to entertain guests and the gardens and valley provide the perfect backdrop.

Madeleine & Giles

Image by Bianco Photography

Kind Words

Such a beautiful venue, refurbished with love and care, and wonderful staff who helped us have the perfect day. Every guest commented on our choice of venue. So many country houses are dark and cluttered, but Pynes House is full of light. It's perfect in every way. The style fit our vision and decor perfectly. We also loved the idea of having the whole venue for the weekend, so we could relax and not rush.

Abi & Chris

Image by Taylor & Porter Photographs

Kind Words

Pynes House provided the perfect setting for our wedding! Waking up to glorious vistas, staying in the most wonderful rooms; our wedding party were floored by just how spectacular their accommodation was.

Eve & James

Image by Greg-Dennis

Kind Words

Not only is it the most fabulous venue, the team were all so helpful both on the day and with the build-up. We had the most perfect day and we would recommend Pynes House to any couple.

Charlotte & Adam

Image by Pip & Simon

Kind Words

As soon as we entered the drive, we knew this was the venue for us. But when we stepped inside, it just got better! The house itself is utterly beautiful and has been restored to an impeccable standard.

Eliza & Tom

Image by Amy O'Boyle Photography

Kind Words

From the moment we drove up the tree-lined driveway and caught sight of Pynes we couldn't contain our excitement. Walking through the striking front doors into the most beautiful interior, we knew instantly we had found the place for our special day. Pynes House has the most perfect blend of grandeur and elegance, but a really intimate and homely feel. It absolutely encapsulated the modern, elegant but relaxed vision we had in mind for our day.

Jennifer & Henry

Image by McKenzie Brown Photography

Kind Words

WHAT A VENUE! The house is absolutely stunning, inside and out. All our guests commented on how incredible it was. Lucky for us we had beautiful weather, so were able to enjoy the lovely gardens and croquet on the lawn. One of the best things is how flexible they are - you can choose all your own suppliers to ensure you have a truly unique day! The house the perfect layout for a wedding reception and makes for a really intimate and special event.

Emily & Oliver

Image by Ross Talling Photography

Kind Words

Pynes House is so beautiful and is breathtaking as soon as you come down the tree lined drive. It really is a gem in Exeter. You just feel so proud to have Pynes as your wedding venue and excited to share with your family and friends. You wouldn't think it was so close to the city centre, you almost feel like you're in the Italian hills. I couldn't think of a better place to get married and would absolutely recommend to anyone.

Sarah & Tim

Image by Joseph Hall Photography

Kind Words

Pynes House was just perfect for our wedding. We fell in love with it the first time we went to visit it. Heather was amazing from the first time I called and I really felt relaxed about the whole process right from the start. The house and courtyards are absolutely stunning for guests and photos and it was such a treat to be able to stay in such a wonderful place. Heather and Geoff were available for whenever we needed which was great but also allowed us to treat it as our home for the weekend. I wish we could do it all over again!

Clare & Rich

Image by Steven Carter Hewson

Kind Words

Of all the venues we viewed Pynes House had the biggest wow factor. The dramatic tree lined entrance perfectly frames the house as you enter, transporting you in to what feels like a dream. The property has been lovingly restored, with an attention to detail and eye for style within the interiors (both in the entertaining space and bedrooms) that really sets it apart. Each area offers the perfect flow for you to entertain guests and the gardens and valley provide the perfect backdrop.

Madeleine & Giles

Image by Bianco Photography

Kind Words

Such a beautiful venue, refurbished with love and care, and wonderful staff who helped us have the perfect day. Every guest commented on our choice of venue. So many country houses are dark and cluttered, but Pynes House is full of light. It's perfect in every way. The style fit our vision and decor perfectly. We also loved the idea of having the whole venue for the weekend, so we could relax and not rush.

Abi & Chris

Image by Taylor & Porter Photographs


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