Buckland Tout Saints – A Delightful Devon Countryside Venue

by Michelle
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Buckland Tout Saints Hotel is such an enchanting wedding venue set in the glorious Devon countryside. This 17th Century manor house is nestled in a secluded valley and both the house and it’s gorgeous grounds can be yours for the day on an exclusive use basis. If you’re planning a more intimate wedding, that’s absolutely no problem at all at Buckland Tout Saints has a number of beautiful rooms available for smaller wedding parties.

In addition to the rooms within the house that are licensed for civil weddings, you can also hold a wedding blessing outside in the grounds.

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Being a year round venue, you and your wedding party can bask in the delightful Devon sunshine in the warmer months. And what could be more inviting for your winter wedding than the prospect of relaxing alongside a roaring open fire?

Combine all of the above with delicious catering,  on-site accommodation and a team dedicated to providing you with outstanding service in the run up to your wedding and on the day itself and you have everything sorted, leaving you free to enjoy every moment of your special day.

We’ll hand you straight over to the team now as thy have so much to tell you about their really charming and unique venue.

Tell us about your venue

Buckland Tout Saints Hotel is a gorgeous William & Mary period manor house hidden away on the hilltop of Goveton, allowing all our guests seclusion from the everyday for a truly peaceful and relaxed getaway.

Part of the Eden Hotel Collection, a portfolio of handpicked luxury hotels, with the purpose of offering each and every guest total escape and relaxation from the moment they visit.

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Nestled in a humble 4.5 acres of lavishly planted and lovingly kept grounds with exquisite countryside interior design, brimming with history and full of character, this 16 bedroom manor house is a well-kept Wedding secret.

Available to be exclusively yours with an experienced team of attentive and friendly staff on hand and delectable award winning cuisine, ensures you have a truly unforgettable and relaxed day.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

Perfectly suited for the most intimate to the most prolific of Weddings, Buckland Tout Saints Hotel is home to 4 licensed Ceremony Rooms with ample space outdoors for stunning blessings.

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Should you wish for a traditional church ceremony, St Peter’s Church is just a stone’s throw away at the top of the hill with everlasting views across the countryside.

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Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?

Our lovely hotel has been home to many guests on both an exclusive and non-exclusive basis.

Exclusive use of this hotel ensures ultimate privacy for Wedding celebrations where our house becomes your home for the day, surrounded by a team of highly experienced and friendly staff, your loved ones, closest friends and nobody else. Being exclusively yours for the day, also includes the use of our grounds, all bedrooms and even a complimentary Bridal Suite for our Wedding couples.

We want the whole family here to enjoy your day, including the extended fluffy variety. As a dog friendly hotel, your pup can join in on the celebrations!

Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

Unlike many other Wedding Venues, Buckland Tout Saints Hotel includes an elegant and brightly lit purpose built function suite with direct access onto our Terrace and its own designated Kestrel Bar. The Kestrel Suite can accommodate up to 120 guests for the sit down meal and up to 150 for the evening reception if hiring exclusively! It is also our largest licensed ceremony room in our hotel seating up to 120 guests.

Our most popular ceremony space is the classic pine panelled Drawing Room, with a stunning ornate fireplace. The drawing room can accommodate up to 80 guests if taken exclusively.

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Each room in our hotel resonates character most of all including our Queen Anne Restaurant. A Russian pine panelled room bursting with elegance and splendour to accommodate up to 50 guests for a Civil Ceremony.

Those wishing for a more intimate affair without feeling lost in a large space, our charming coastal themed Blue Room is the perfect choice. Overlooking our terrace and fountain, this intimate space can accommodate up to 20 guests.

You’ll be able to achieve the best of both with Buckland Tout Saints Hotel, having the quintessentially English Manor House with a Bohemian twist by utilising our front lawn for Tipi or Marquee Hires. The possibilities are endless and we’re here to help make your dream a reality.

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

We understand that our couple’s budgets vary, that is why we offer all-inclusive packages year round to ensure that we remain affordable.

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An all-inclusive winter package costs from £5,999 (based on 50 day guests and 75 evening guests) and includes all your Luxury Wedding Venue essentials such as Exclusive Use, Wedding Breakfast from our award winning kitchen, Wine, Prosecco, Evening Food and Bed & Breakfast.

In addition to this, we also run late availability offers often updated on our social media platforms and website.

Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

At Buckland Tout Saints Hotel, our team of experienced and passionate chefs are proud to adopt the Eden Hotel Collection’s strong food philosophy of using the finest and freshest local ingredients to ensure the highest standard of our dishes.

Our menus vary in accordance to the seasons and can be structured around your personal preferences.

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Our in house Chefs have carefully constructed a menu with an extensive selection for both the Wedding Breakfast and Evening food from fine dining 3 course meals to Asian Banquets and BBQ’s!

However we do accept the use of external caterers for the Evening food only, for which a supplement will be charged. We’ll be happy to talk you through these rates and options, with a list of local recommended catering vendors to aid you in your search.

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

We have two well stocked bars at Buckland Tout Saint’s hotel with our well trained and experienced bar team on hand to help you and your guests quench their thirsts.

Proud stockists of local suppliers including Salcombe Gin, Luscombe, Plymouth Gin, Bay’s Brewery and Sandford Orchards we wish for our guests to explore the regional flavours we have to offer. As such, only alcohol purchased from our bars can be consumed on site.

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

Of course, we wish for your Wedding day to be just as you imagined which includes the flexibility to choose your own entertainment. We have a list of recommended suppliers whom have worked closely with us for the past few years and know the venue but you are not restricted in choosing a supplier from this list.

We currently do not have a sound system installed however can provide a speaker for the Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast as part of your venue hire.

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

Our relaxed and luxury 17th Century Manor house has 16 double bedrooms to accommodate at least 32 guests. Some of our rooms are large enough to accommodate additional beds for families or groups of friends and each room is individually styled.

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We have two lavishly decorated and spacious Bridal Suites available to choose with panoramic views across the countryside.

Included in the bedroom rates is a continental buffet and hot breakfast to help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?

At Buckland Tout Saints Hotel, our team of highly capable & professional staff work closely with you by providing a bespoke service, tailored to your needs.

Unique in character and experts in managing Events, we will be on hand at every step of the way as your designated advisors. We’ll be with you from start to finish, helping you to create truly unforgettable memories.

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

We usually allow access on the morning of the Wedding to set up, but our team of efficient staff with a keen eye for detail will be on hand and happy to aid you with your table décor.

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The day before your wedding, we also invite you in for a final planner meeting to provide you with further clarity and re-assurance prior to the big day!

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

A luxury 17th Century Manor house wouldn’t be quite complete without the enchanting gardens and fountain, a perfect backdrop for your Wedding photos.

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What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?

Choose a venue that you feel truly at home in, with a Wedding Coordinator who will be on hand to ease the stress in the run up to and on the big day.

Don’t pass on quality for price, make sure your Wedding day is perfectly seamless and have an idea of what you’re looking for from your dream venue.

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At Buckland Tout Saints Hotel we have been highly commended for the following;

A relaxed luxury venue to fit a variety of budgets

Award winning food with bespoke menus available

Highly attentive and friendly team of staff

Dog friendly hotel for the extended family

Spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms

Secluded location for ultimate privacy and sense of total escape

Exquisitely styled venue rooms, no need to spend large amounts on décor!

As our final words of advice we want our couples to start the day relaxed and advise having a clear head and full stomach (don’t miss breakfast!) to embrace the day as it comes for the biggest party of your life!

Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?

Weddings are beautiful occasions and grand parties with each being different to the last. So many amazing memories from the Weddings we have coordinated, from hosting extravagant 2 day Asian ceremonies to being fully immersed in a Scottish/Norwegian wedding with the two cultures unified to create a truly unforgettable day for all the staff and guests!

My personal favourite is Bohemian Tipi weddings as it really does unleash the most creativity from our couples. We love the anticipation of their individual twist on their big day and emits a true festival party atmosphere.

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