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Mercure Exeter, Southgate Hotel

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£550 - £1500 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
156 Bedrooms
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The Mercure Southgate Hotel, located in the heart of Exeter, is the perfect venue for a truly special wedding day in the South West.
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Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 pm
Usual Finish Time
12:00 am
Late Night Extension


City View
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Spa On-Site

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
The hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in two elegant and stylish spaces. The Lounge terrace is ideal for smaller, more intimate occasions with up to 50 guests, while the Seymour Suite can accommodate larger wedding parties. For your wedding breakfast, the spacious Seymour Suite can be transformed to seat up to 120 dining guests. The suite opens out onto a large exclusive terrace which overlooks the ancient city wall. From your initial enquiry to the last dance of the night, the hotel’s superb banqueting and events team will be on hand to help. You will also have your very own dedicated wedding co-ordinator to support you every step of the way and ensure your dream day runs smoothly. To help with your preparations, we also offer a fantastic selection of all-inclusive and bespoke wedding packages. You can enjoy your first night of married life in the beautiful Bridal Suite, which boasts stunning views of the Cathedral and Bishop’s Garden. The hotel has 156 en-suite bedrooms to offer your overnight guests at preferential rates. During your stay, you and your guests can make full use of the comfortable lounge areas and the fantastic health and fitness facilities, including a pool, spa pool, saunas and gym.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emma Woolley
Hi I'm Emma and I'm the wedding planner at the Southgate. I've been working in events and weddings for over four years! If you want to get in touch with regards to any of our special offers or new packages, please feel free to email me at or give me a call on 01392 412 812 option 2! I'm happy to chat through any casual or larger wedding plans you have!


No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
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No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QF, England

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Exeter central

Nearest Airport

Exeter airport

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

Remember it's your day! It's what matters to you and what you want which should be included in the wedding. Venues are working with you not against you so don't be afraid to ask. There's always a compromise they can come to if you want something in particular included.

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

I once worked on a wedding where every name card had a little polaroid attached to it with a picture of the guest and either the bride or groom which I thought was particularly cool!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Contemporary, blank canvas, stylish, relaxed and historical.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The beautiful Exeter Cathedral, the blossom trees in Southernhay gardens and of course the stunning Exeter quayside which is just a short walk away! The roman wall which is just outside of our Seymour suite is always great in adding a bit of history to your photos! Brides and grooms are always excited to see it too.

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

No, not yet. However, every bride and groom should be treated like a celebrity on their wedding day!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We are the only venue in Exeter city centre which has an exclusive outdoor terrace area, which is great for bbqs but also blessings, its also covered in fairy lights!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The staff and how flexible they are in trying to make a bride and groom's big day special to them!