Romance and flexibility at Powderham Castle

Article Published: Thursday 27th May, 2021 - 5:56pm

The setting of many love stories during its 600-year history, Powderham Castle specialises in unfeasibly romantic weddings, combining historic charm and stirring rural beauty with a wholly bespoke approach. Situated near Exeter, the exclusive-use venue is available for a variety of events, whether you wish to host a humanist ceremony in the gardens, a rustic-chic party in the Riding School or a lavish reception in the castle. 


Its beauty is not just to be found in its buildings and dreamlike setting, but its versatile range of spaces. Along with the majestic castle, there are three more fully licensed venues to choose from: the idyllic climes of the Woodland Garden complete with a Gothic pavilion; the rustic charm of the old Riding School, perfect for couples seeking a relaxed barn wedding; and the striking Belvedere, an 18th century tower atop a hill that presents jaw-dropping views across the estate and estuary.

Couples seeking an outdoor wedding will delight in the array of spaces such as the pretty, scented setting of the Victorian Rose Terrace, the picturesque lakeside garden of the Riding School and the fairytale beauty of the American Garden and its wooded glade of exotic trees. There is also a choice of marquee sites scattered across the grounds, including the deer park and by the lake. 


A plethora of indoor options allow you to celebrate in style whatever the weather and season, whether it’s amidst the oak panelling and open fire of the State Dining Room or the light and character-filled Libraries with their panoramas of the gardens and deer park. Or you might fall for the romance of the Music Room with its estuary views and glorious domed ceiling. With every type of celebration tailored to ensure a day as distinctive as your love, a wedding at Powderham is a dream-come-true venue.