FAQs

A useful list of common questions
Learn More
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?
  1. 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?

You/your suppliers are welcome to set up in the State rooms from 1pm the day before the wedding. Check-in to the bedrooms for overnight guests is from 2pm. 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?

Yes, we are usually happy for you to choose your own suppliers and are also able to make recommendations. The one area where we do ask you to choose from our preferred suppliers is with the caterers. Our chosen caterers are familiar with the quirks and intricacies of the building and, most importantly, they know how to create the most delicious menus and deliver excellent service.

Discover Pynes House

Please do get in touch if you’d like to request a brochure, talk about your wedding at Pynes House or arrange a time to experience everything we have to offer. We can’t wait to hear from you!

On the Blog

The Pynes House Guide To Choosing Your Wedding Suppliers

Choosing your wedding suppliers is a huge part of the wedding planning process and will not only take up a large amount of your time, it's what your budget will revolve around. It can be nerve-wracking, exciting and often rather puzzling, especially if you are only...

read more

10 Reasons You’ll Fall In Love With Pynes House in Devon

Choosing your wedding venue should be at the top of your wedding to-do-list. It means you can set the date, choose your suppliers and start imagining your special day. Pynes House has hosted hundreds of weddings to couples from all over the country and even across the...

read more

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

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


Join us on Instagram

@pyneshouse

Pynes House Instagram

Pin It on Pinterest