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Exclusive-use, weekend stay blank canvas venue with a gorgeous party barn, woodland and meadows. Accommodation for 32 included. Bring in your preferred suppliers. No corkage!
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Woodland. countryside.
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Outdoor, Woodland, Quirky, Friendly, Personal,
Full Description
We are a friendly and flexible team with the aim of helping you have a truly bespoke wedding celebration. A hill-top willow 'cathedral', a majestic tree-lined 'gallop' and a secret silver birch 'church' are places to hold your promise ceremony, welcome your guests with drinks or host a picnic! The Old Dairy is perfect for celebration meals and dance parties! You and your guests won't have far to fall - as there is a funky farmhouse for 10 and glamping accommodation for another 22. There is also a really quirky hobbit house honeymoon suite on the woodland fringes for first night privacy! If you want a woodland, festival vibe, meadow or gentle outdoors wedding celebration - this place could be for you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Joanna Tomlins
We are in our first year and are already fully booked for 2020 - so know that our beautiful rural venue is a place that many of you have fallen in love with and want what we are offering. yay! That makes us so happy! We are friendly, approachable and well organised - we want you two to relax and enjoy your special occasion! We pride ourselves on being flexible - so please get in touch to see what we can do for you! we can't wait to show you around!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Lauren and Laurie
Married in November 2019
November 2019
Thank you for making our day so magical! We had the best day ever, you've created the most amazing space for people to celebrate!
Sabrina and Jake
Married in October 2019
November 2019
thank you card
Thank you very much for all your help having the perfect wedding!
Location & Contact Details


Higher Holcombe Farm, Holcombe Lane, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1PQ, England

Travel Notes

We are up a narrow lane and are the only property on the right hand side (after a dingly dell bit)! Give way to traffic with trailers!

Nearest Town

Ottery St Mary

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 29

Nearest Train Station

Honiton and Feniton

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)

Devon Wed Magazine
Festival Bride Blog
Presents and Plans Blog
Green Union Blog
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is the 'best day ever' for each and every couple - so it's kind of tricky to answer this one! We believe that you should celebrate in the way that you want - so that your passions and interests are included. We love how couples use different parts of our venue over the course of a weekend - and I think that I love seeing how friends and family gather around to support each couple. It's such a privilege to be in the background and to see all your ideas and plans come to fruition!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Choose everything that you know will make you happy! Invite your favourite people; eat your favourite food; drink your favourite drinks; dance to your favourite music and enjoy every second!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Paper flowers for the bridesmaids - using comic paper for a joker, maps for a traveller and sheet music for a musician! So thoughtful!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rural Relaxed Beautiful Flexible Inclusive

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The willow cathedral, silver birch church, the knot garden and the gate between the meadow and the cutting garden.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Not yet!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Lettuce cups filled with a poached & smoked salmon and cream cheese rillette with capers, pink peppers and dill. Yummy!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Smoked and roasted gammon sarnies with a sparkly slaw of savoy cabbage, carrot ribbons and purple onion - dressed with honey and mustard.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The hill-top 35m long willow 'cathedral' - a minute's gentle stroll through woodland glades (our lovely natural 'aisle' to the gorgeous party barn with views of the paddock and meadow.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Planting and growing a woodland of 8600 trees over 14 acres incorporating a silver birch 'church' and a willow walkway leading to the willow 'cathedral' = both are very special places to tie the knot.

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