An Inspired House
Devon Wedding Venue
Set in the picturesque Exe Valley, not far from Exeter but deep in the countryside, Pynes House is believed to be the inspiration for Barton Park in Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility. We’ve now opened the doors to this very special house so your wedding can find its home here. Imagine wandering through our woodlands on long summer days, taking your vows in our fabulous Drawing Room or enjoying a cosy winter retreat with those you love most in the world.
Make yourself at home
As you have exclusive privacy at Pynes House, you can unwind and enjoy the fabulous surroundings with your house guests before the big day. So, before the rest of your guests arrive, you might have already adopted Pynes House as your own.
From curling up in the Morning Room with a cup of tea or sipping cocktails in the Drawing Room, to strolling through our formal gardens, terraces and woodland, Pynes House is the perfect home from home.
The most important element
On any wedding day, the ceremony is the most important element and, at Pynes House, you’ll have a wonderful choice of locations for your vows.
Several of our state rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies and each has its own attractions and special features. The largest will seat 130 guests in splendid comfort and the smallest will be the perfect backdrop for the most intimate occasion. Or for an outdoor feel, marry on the Entrance steps, framed by the huge ornate doors.
Lavish Dinners to Marquee Celebrations
Enjoy drinks and nibbles on our delightful terrace, or relax on the lawns, perhaps with some croquet or garden games for additional entertainment.
Dinners and wedding breakfasts are always a highlight of any wedding and rightly so. Pynes House can accommodate everything from large, lavish wedding breakfasts to refined and intimate dinners in style.
And that’s not all because our lawns are also the perfect location for a marquee or tipi.
We’ve a long tradition of welcoming guests with warmth at Pynes House and it’s always such a treat to see everyone unwinding and settling in as soon as they arrive. From breakfasting together, exploring the estate or enjoying cocktails and a pre-wedding dinner, the time you spend at Pynes House will be unforgettable.
All twelve bedrooms at Pynes House have their own charms but our Bridal Suite is spectacular. As with all the rooms, it’s decorated in a classical yet contemporary style. Its size and outlook (not to mention the stylish four poster bed) make it the ideal haven for the morning of the wedding and it’s undeniably a superb room to retreat to at the end of your day.
Our prices are very clear and transparent and are set out for you in our brochure.
Hire includes the exclusive use of the state rooms in the house, the grounds and either six or twelve bedrooms from Friday until Sunday. If you are considering a marquee without use of the house (other than for overnight guests), then we can offer a further discount on the prices – just get in touch to discuss your needs.
Want a little more than a weekend wedding? Then Pynes House can be yours for longer if you’d like and we’re always happy to provide prices for extended stays. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to discuss or if you’d like to arrange a time to visit us to find out more.
Pynes House weddings are all about individuality and personality so we want you to choose suppliers and professionals that you love. We’ve listed some of our recommendations below, however the one area where we do ask you to choose from one of our preferred suppliers is with caterers.
Apple Taxis: 01392 666 666
Exe Cars: 01392 555 555
Tree and Greenery Hire
Wedding Planning, Styling and Props Hire
If you need extra help with your planning in the lead up to the wedding, our in-house weekend co-ordinator also offers extra planning services. You can reach Jo direct on [07890 042386]. We are also very happy to work alongside your planner and/or stylist of choice.
We are lucky to have worked with many different and talented photographers. Style and approach can vary considerably (and photographers also book up fast) so we have included a number of possible choices here to help you find the right fit for you:
- Taylor & Porter
- Wookie Photography
- Miss Gen Photography
- Rebecca Goddard
- Helen Lisk Photography
- Sarah Lauren
- Ross Talling Photography
- Allister Freeman
- McKenzie-Brown Photography
- Jay Rowden Wedding Photography
- Nova Wedding Photography
- Maxi Photography
- Amy Sampson Photography
- Rebecca Vale Photography
- Pip & Simon
- Will Dolphin Photography
- Lee Maxwell Photography
Hair and Make-up
Eating Out Nearby
18th century inn in nearby Brampford Speke – an emphasis on local (including home grown) produce, cooked by its award-winning chef.
Located on the Crediton Road, 5 minutes by car from Pynes House, the brewery bar can cater for up to 60 guests (or more in the brew house) and offers a locally sourced, freshly cooked menu. Great for informal dining. (Open Friday evenings only, private bookings possible on other days)
The nearest pub! Great pub food.
Exeter city centre is also only 3 miles away with a wide variety of restaurants.
Friday evening/Sunday brunch catering:
Ethical food company championing the South West, specialising in private dining and bespoke catering.
Music and Entertainment
Bespoke wedding painting commissions:
Charlotte creates bespoke painting commissions and live event paintings at romantic wedding venues, including Pynes House. Charlotte also has a number of limited edition prints of Pynes House for sale, based on her original painting.