How many people can the house accommodate?
- Up to 95 guests for dining in the Ballroom
- Up to 95 guests for a ceremony in the Drawing Room
- Up to 130 guests for a ceremony in the Ballroom
- Up to 130 guests for a reception in the house
If you wish to have more than 95 guests for dinner or wish to have another space for the reception, there is space for a marquee on the lawns.
How many guests can stay overnight?
- We have 12 double bedrooms with an option to include up to 4 roll-away beds.
Can we stay the night before the wedding to make a weekend?
Yes. Most of our guests choose to stay the night before the wedding as well so that they can make the most of their wedding weekend. Between May and September, we have a two night minimum stay.
Can we stay the night after the wedding or a couple of nights before the wedding?
Yes, subject to availability. We are happy to provide a quote for this, which would usually include a minimum of 6 bedrooms.
What time is check-in/check-out for bedrooms?
If you are staying the night before your wedding, you/your suppliers are welcome to set up in the State rooms from 2pm the day before the wedding. Check-in to the bedrooms for overnight guests is from 3pm. Check-out is at 11am.
If we did not take all the bedrooms, would anyone else be staying?
No. The wedding venue is hired to you on an exclusive basis.
Will there be anyone from Pynes House to help on the wedding day?
Yes, our Events Manager will be available to assist with set-up the day before your wedding and throughout the wedding day itself to help ensure things run smoothly.
Can I have a DJ or a band?
Yes. The DJ or band will usually play in the Ballroom (or marquee, if preferred). Due to the historical nature of the building and delicate plaster work, we ask that the sound level is kept to 95 decibels. DJs and bands must remove all equipment at the end of the night.
How do I book my civil wedding ceremony?
You will need to book a registrar to attend from Devon Registration Service. It is best to enquire with them as soon as possible to check they have the time/date of ceremony that you would like as they do book up, particularly at peak times (telephone: 0845 155 1002).
Is there a church nearby where we could have our wedding ceremony?
The Church of Our Lady in Upton Pyne is a mile away in the nearest village. St Peter’s in Brampford Speke is approximately 2 miles away. The nearest Roman Catholic church is the Sacred Heart in Exeter, approximately 3 miles away.
Is the house suitable for smaller, more intimate or elopement weddings?
Absolutely! Although we can accommodate large parties, the house can also be set up to have a more intimate feel and lends itself beautifully to small weddings. If you are interested in an intimate/elopement wedding during the week, then please get in touch for a bespoke quote.
Can I hire the house for a wedding ceremony only?
This is usually not possible for weekends between April and October and in December. However, we can offer this during the week and at the weekend at quieter times of the year.
Can I use my own choice of suppliers?
We are incredibly lucky to work with award winning caterer, Pickle Shack, a young and ambitious team who will deliver creative and, of course, delicious food for your wedding. We are usually happy for you to choose your other suppliers and are also able to make recommendations.
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