The one-mile meandering drive to the four-star country house hotel and wedding venue in south Devon is well worth the wait. At the end of the tree-lined driveway, you are greeted by the pristine, silvery facade of a 500-year-old former manor house, which has undergone extensive restoration and refurbishment this year.
Faced in marble from the estate, Kitley House is an impressive Grade I listed building with a steep gabled roof and a multitude of tall chimney pots. Inside, the sense of history continues. The wood-panelled reception with its coats of arms, stained-glass windows and striking castellated fireplace sets the scene for the rest of this elegant building.
Outside, hundreds of acres of quintessentially English countryside are yours to explore: rolling hills, landscaped terraces, extensive woodlands, a lake and the tranquil Yealm Estuary. It's not surprising Kitley has long been recognised as a place of outstanding beauty - an unforgettable setting for your wedding day and exclusively yours for the duration of your celebrations.
Kitley is grand but it's far from austere. You'll find a warm welcome and a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. The dedicated and attentive team will ensure that everything runs smoothly throughout your celebration so that you can treasure precious moments with your partner, friends and family. After the ceremony and photos, you and your guests will enjoy locally sourced food, freshly prepared by the chef and his team.
Over the years, hundreds of couples have chosen Kitley House for their wedding day, for grand affairs and intimate celebrations. A dedicated wedding planner would love to show you around and talk through your vision for your special day over a complimentary cream tea.
Photography: Younger Photography and Steve Haywood Photography