Weddings

A romantic country house, Pynes House is one of Devon’s best-kept secrets.
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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.

Devon Wedding Venue

Make yourself at home

Exclusive Use

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.

Exclusive Use

The most important element

Ceremony Options

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.

Ceremony Options

Lavish Dinners to Marquee Celebrations

Reception Options

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.

Reception Options

Accommodation

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.

Prices

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.

Suppliers

Pynes House weddings are all about individuality and personality, which is why, for your wedding food, we are incredibly lucky to partner with award-winning caterer, Pickle Shack. They will deliver menus which are not just delicious, but talked about by you and your guests for years to come. We’ve also listed below some of our recommendations for other suppliers we love and who we have previously worked with.

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.

Photography

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:

Eating Out Nearby

The Lazy Toad

18th century inn in nearby Brampford Speke – an emphasis on local (including home grown) produce, cooked by its award-winning chef.

Hanlons Brewery

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 Stables, Cowley

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:

Eat Nice Be Nice

Ethical food company championing the South West, specialising in private dining and bespoke catering.

Music and Entertainment

Classical:

DJs, lighting, speakers, microphones, other sound equipment:

Other entertainment:

Laser clay pigeon shooting, archery and more.

Art

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.

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We’d love to show you around this very special place so that you can experience its charm for yourself.
In the meantime, download our latest brochure by submitting the form below to learn more about our country house wedding venue.

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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