Rockbeare Manor

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£1400 - £4400 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
13 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
The team at Rockbeare Manor are taking bookings for 2021 and 2022, and welcoming Brides and Grooms for viewings either in person or virtually! Please do not hesitate to call us - we would love to hear about your plans.
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Summer and Autumn Late Availability
Bridebook Deal
Seasonal Offer Available
Just £1875
Bridebook Deal
Midweek Offer Available
Just £1400
Bridebook Deal
Sunday Offer
Just £1975
Rockbeare Manor is an exquisite Grade I listed, Regency country house set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon parkland, near Exeter. Immaculate inside and out, and seating 50 - 160 guests.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,400
Maximum Price
£4,400
The venue hire price is for exclusive use of Rockbeare Manor from 11.30am on the morning of your wedding. Our beautiful wedding venue in Devon can seat between 50 and 160 guests in our orangery style Ballroom, which is flooded with natural light and has stunning views of the parkland at Rockbeare Manor. There are various options for both an indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony, and lots of space inside for guests to relax in, including our Library, Billiard Room and Atrium. Rockbeare Manor is a Grade I listed building but with an elegant, contemporary feel, and immaculately furnished and decorated throughout. There are 13 luxurious bedrooms at Rockbeare Manor which are an additional cost.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
External caterers not permitted
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£70
Maximum Price
£100
Catering for every wedding is different and the per person price will depend on the number of guests attending, the budget available, and what you would like to provide for your guests (for example the quantity of wine, or canapes). The prices shown are a guide, and would include a main wedding menu as well as evening food, plus all staff, linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware is included. A budget of £100 per person would give you canapes and drinks reception, a main wedding meal with wine, a Prosecco toast drink, and evening food. Please contact us for a quotation based on your specific requirements.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
160
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
13
Sleeps No. of People
30
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Venue

Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Disabled Access
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Full Description
Rockbeare Manor is among the most highly regarded wedding venues in Devon with a strong reputation for hosting unique and expertly managed occasions, always with a warm and engaging approach. Set in acres of beautiful parkland, with views as far as Haldon Belvedere and Dartmoor, it is an exclusive use country house venue, and just perfect for weddings! The light and airy Ballroom seats between 50 and 160 guests for your wedding meal and as well as that, there are plenty of other areas for guests to relax, including the Billiard Room, Library, Bar and Atrium. The Drawing Room, with private balcony, is the most stunning of rooms and is available from 11.30am on the morning of the wedding for bridal preparations. Wedding ceremonies may be held in a variety of different places, including outside under the arch of the South Pavilion, with outstanding views and the pretty fountain as the backdrop. Our 13 luxurious bedrooms are available exclusively for you and your guests, when hosting a wedding with us. They are impressive, spacious and luxurious. (A minimum of 8 bedrooms are required for each wedding and are priced in addition to the venue hire). Food is our passion and we have a full time team of chefs who love the opportunity to surprise and delight ! We have an extensive variety of menus and our experienced and friendly team will support you, and help in whatever way they can. One of our Event Managers will be there on the day of your wedding to coordinate everything perfectly from start to finish. We not only manage the venue, but the catering too which gives you the best possibly opportunity to relax and enjoy the day. We would love the opportunity to meet you and show you around this special place, which really must be experienced to be fully appreciated. The team at Rockbeare Manor, wish you all the very best with your wedding plans.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Aimee Carveth
Hi - it's lovely to meet you and thank you so much for considering Rockbeare Manor for your most special of days. Rockbeare Manor really is a wonderful place. It still gives me goosebumps almost everyday - it has such beauty and I'd love for you to experience that too! Our team go above and beyond - we all have an absolute passion for weddings and events and will do everything in our power to give you the most amazing experience from start to finish. We hope to see you very soon x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(18)
Heidi Notter
Married in December 2020
December 2020
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day
We honestly had the best day with our family at Rockbeare, despite the many changes to plans and our wedding day being the 3rd wedding date for us but we are so happy that we decided to proceed with our wedding this year, the intimate setting at Rockbeare was so special and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer team to look after us. We both said after the day that in hindsight we would have planned a more intimate day from the start as it couldn’t have been more perfect and would just love to say a huge thank you to you all for your support from the planning through to the big day itself. For us, the decision of whether to go ahead with an intimate wedding this year or hold off for a couple of years ended up being an easy decision when we sat down to weigh up our options and said to ourselves that the reason we were having our wedding was to get married and become husband and wife. We knew we could have a big party at some point in the future but the most important part of our special day was getting married with our closest family and starting the rest of our lives together. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day than our wedding day at Rockbeare in October, if you’re gut is telling you to go for it, go with it you won’t regret it!
Alexandra
Wedding: October 2020
March 2021
The little details meant a lot - a wonderful day!
30th October 2020 was the day that our daughter Emma eventually married Matt at Rockbeare Manor. I am just looking at photos and it’s reminded me what a wonderful day we had. I’d like to thank all the team at Rockbeare Manor for making it such a special day. Andy and Aimee went out of their way to ensure everything went smoothly. Little things meant a lot; among many things I was grateful to Aimee for parking our car for us and to Andy for accompanying me down the long hall to the ceremony. Jess was great throughout the day. Thank you so much. Alexandra, mother of the bride
Jade and Ed
Married in October 2020
March 2021
Forever grateful for a perfect wedding day
We would highly recommend Rockbeare Manor as a wedding venue. We had initially planned our wedding for April but due to covid had to postpone our wedding day to October with a bigger party planned for later in the year. Rockbeare have been so helpful and understanding every step of the way as our plans continued to change and develop as guidance changed. Our wedding day itself was so special and anyone that is worrying about having just 15 guests shouldn’t worry at all: the staff at Rockbeare and the beautiful grounds meant our day was incredible even with limited numbers. The food was absolutely excellent and one of our guests had several allergies and was just absolutely over the moon at the food that was provided for her as well. Our guests loved how stunning the rooms were as well. We are so grateful to Jessica in particular for all of her hard work on the day in making sure everything ran smoothly. Thank you so much also to Aimée and Helen for all of the arranging leading up to the big day as well.
Mr and Mrs Rudge
Married in October 2020
December 2020
An amazing day!
We want to thank you all for allowing us to have the most amazing wedding day at the beautiful Rockbeare Manor - it will be a place we treasure forever! We had a perfect day and it really was worth all the stress and worry this year has brought us. We're so grateful for all the support we received on the day and in the run up as well. Every single staff member was attentive and helpful and all 30 of our guests commented on the wonderful wedding venue and staff. Love, The Rudges x
Hannah and Steven
Married in September 2020
December 2020
Just sublime!
Thank you so much for all your hard work over the last few months to help us make our day a reality. We truly dodged a bullet with the 30/15 people issue and we had the most incredible day with our lovely friends and family that didn’t feel covid different at all. The weather, food, rooms and decorations were just sublime - (breakfast was an extra lovely treat especially), and all your servers and staff could not have been more lovely and attentive. Our guests all ADORED Rockbeare Manor.
Mother of the Bride
Wedding: September 2020
March 2021
An enormous thank you
Dear all at Rockbeare Manor As the mother of the bride I just want to say an enormous thank you for the lovely wedding reception we all enjoyed. Despite the reduced numbers and the restrictions due to covid, it didn't spoil things at all and everyone has said what a happy day it was. Couples having to have different weddings to normal due to the current restrictions can be assured that they can still have a lovely experience at Rockbeare Manor. Every best wish to you for the coming months.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Rockbeare, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2FE, England

Travel Notes

Although when at Rockbeare Manor you are surrounded by countryside and the most stunning of views, our very special wedding venue is just a 7 minute drive from the M5, and 15 minutes outside of Exeter.

Nearest Town

Exeter

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J29

Nearest Train Station

Cranbrook

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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Industry Awards (2)

Guides for Brides Finalist - Best UK Venue
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It really is almost impossible to answer - every wedding is wonderful! The bond we form with the Brides and Grooms is really unique which makes it all the more special on the day. The very first wedding we ever did, in August 2016 was amazing though. It went so smoothly, without a hitch and it was a very memorable moment.

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

Make sure that your photographer comes recommended (your venue will always be able to help with this), and if budget allows, hire a videographer too. These will be the two things that will mean that you will be able to look back and relive your wedding day over and over. And, trust your suppliers. They are the experts and will be the ones that will make your wedding run like a dream.

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

It's the personal details that make each and every wedding so memorable. One of my favourites was when the Bride and Groom (who had got engaged on a llama treck and generally loved the gentle animals) invited two llamas along for the group photos during the drinks reception. They had pretty floral hoops around their necks and it was certainly a talking point that day!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Magical, Immaculate, Welcoming, Luxurious, Historic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

You can't beat a photo at the front of Rockbeare Manor. Our Grade I listed house is so pretty - and it looks almost like something out of a Jane Austin period drama - it really is the perfect photo backdrop. But, I also love a photo of the newlyweds along our driveway, especially in Autumn - the colours are amazing!

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

Guests have included Tom Daley & Joss Stone.

What’s your favourite canapé?

It's hard to choose but my favourite two would be the 'fillet of beef pan-fried in Dijon cream, on crostini' and also 'sesame halloumi with chilli jam' which is a really great vegetarian option.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chocolate! Always. Our chefs make the most wonderful chocolate brownie which is very hard to resist.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Rockbeare Manor is special in many ways - but the Manor House itself is so striking and instantly recognisable. It looks like something out of a period drama - picture perfect and the most stunning of backdrops for a wedding.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team! They are amazing, and will go above and beyond for our Brides and Grooms. The level of service they provide is second to none.