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Celebrate in style at Pynes House

Corporate Events & Parties

Pynes House is perfect for all manner of occasions and celebrations and, although we’re best known for fabulous wedding weekends, we’re also thrilled to host special events with family, friends or colleagues.

Our exclusive country house, tucked in beautiful, rural Devon, is available for private hire. Combining grand state rooms, stunning and extensive gardens, not to mention luxurious accommodation for up to 24 guests, Pynes House is a wonderful choice for any group event you might be planning.

It is our aim to offer flexibility, expertise and professionalism to all so if you’d like to discuss your next event or outline your particular requirements, please get in touch.

Devon Wedding Venue

Exclusively available all year round

Filming & Photography

Perfect as a film and photographic location, Pynes House offers privacy and space for a wide range of projects. With a choice of large, light-filled rooms and a wealth of original, period features across four floors, Pynes House can provide all the flexibility that you need.

Filming and photography is welcome both inside and outside and in the 37 acres of gardens that surround the house. These include fabulous parterre terraces and fountain not to mention park and woodland.

Pynes House is also a practical as well as an aesthetically pleasing venue. Just under three miles from the centre of Exeter, one mile from the University and a mere six miles from the motorway, we are accessible and peaceful. There is plenty of on-site parking available and we can offer assistance with anything extra that you might require.

For all film or photographic enquiries, please get in touch via our contact form and we will respond as soon as we can.

Exclusive Use

A Country House Retreat

Our Facilities

Pynes House has so much to offer everyone who chooses to spend time here. It is an historic house, but it is also a relaxed family home and this combination creates something very special indeed.

Our facilities include:

  • 12 individually decorated bedrooms
  • an elegant and versatile Ballroom
  • a formal Drawing Room with an open fire and plenty of seating
  • a cosy and intimate Morning Room
  • an imposing staircase framed by an impressive 17th Century stained glass window
  • fully equipped guest kitchen with seating up to 30 guests
  • professional catering kitchen
  • formal terraces and parterres
  • charming woodland and lawns
  • a croquet lawn
  • parking and WiFi

If you feel that Pynes House could be the venue that you’ve been looking for, do contact us to find out more or to arrange a time to visit us. You can be sure you’ll always receive a very warm welcome.

Ceremony Options

Out and About

Activities

Given our location in the gorgeous Devon countryside, it’s no surprise that there’s a wide range of activities for you to experience. Available in the local area, you can enjoy horse riding, fishing and shooting. If you’re willing to venture a little further afield, Exeter cathedral is rightly popular or you could even take in a rugby match and offer your support to the Exeter Chiefs.

We firmly believe, however, that some of the best things in life are free and with such glorious countryside quite literally on our doorstep, we would definitely recommend pulling on your walking shoes and exploring on foot. The Exe Valley Way passes the house and we’re nine miles from the edge of rugged Dartmoor. For an alternative view, venture just 12 miles and you’ll find yourself on the famous south Devon coast.

Good food and drink should always play a part in any indulgent getaway and the local countryside boasts a number of traditional pubs and cosy inns. There are two particularly idyllic spots within striking distance and, of course, Exeter has restaurants to satisfy even the most demanding gourmand!

Reception Options

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


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