Bracken Tor House

£2250 - £3250 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
15 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Have your beautiful wedding day in an equally as beautiful location at Bracken Tor House, set on the edge of Dartmoor in 4 acres of landscaped gardens. Beautiful sunsets on terrace to end a unique day
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
The entire venue, including all accommodation, function room and grounds can be hired for the weekend from £2250 to £3250. This provides accommodation for up to 76 guests.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Guest accommodation included

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
The price starts for simple canapés and goes to between £17 to £25 per head for 3 course wedding breakfasts with table service. Hog Roasts, Cream Teas, Jacket Potatos, Curry Buffets are alterative catering options that some people select. A commercial bar will be provided. Corkage is charged at £3.50 if you supply your own wine for the meal.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Full Description
Bracken Tor House is set in 4 acres of landscaped grounds on the edge of Dartmoor above Okehampton. It is a licensed venue for civil ceremonies and we offer a wedding venue with a difference. The main house was built in an Arts and Crafts style in 1908 and it is surrounded by bluebell woods and open moorland, hence a quiet venue on the edge of Dartmoor with great views over the town of Okehampton. There are two areas which are licensed by Devon County Council. Most choose to have the ceremony under the pagoda in our beautiful gardens where there is outdoor seating for 100 guests (a temporary shelter is available for hire, in the event of poor weather). Our new function room will seat up to 150 guests in theatre style or 100 guests around tables. In the gardens there are areas with picnic benches as well as a campfire area (guests must bring their own wood). The Function Room can be hired separately from the House and Lodge. It has it's own terrace looking out over the north Devon countryside with beautiful sunsets. There is a paved area at the entrance which gives a great area for meeting and greeting people. The wedding ceremony fee includes any help you require planning the day, an event organiser before and during your ceremony, setting out the seating area and preparing the pagoda (not included are costs for decoration nor flowers). Our catering services are tailored to your requirements. A selection of different types of menus is available from canapés to full wedding breakfasts. We can also arrange for Hog Roasts, Cream Teas, Curry Buffet party, Baked Potatoes in rusticware with wooden forks. Dessert can be added to all options. Whatever you fancy, we're here to help! We will provide a commercial bar for your guests and we can recommend wines, local beers and local ciders for your reception. Licensed for bar and entertainment. As a Youth Hostel and Activity centre, you can add-on these elements for a fun-filled family weekend.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Anna and Paul
Thank you for contacting us about your special day. We hope you'd like to come and take a look around and chat about the type of wedding experience you are seeking. We will work with you to help you plan each step of the way. Our great staff team enjoy their work....especially the weddings!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mary and Andy
Married in June 2018
June 2018
What an amazing weekend
What an amazing weekend we have had at Bracken Tor for our wedding ... thanks to all of the staff who helped make our day so special and especially to Sarah who cooked endlessly for 3 days to provide us and our guests with an amazing feast. Thank you 🍾💕
Location & Contact Details


Saxongate, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1QW, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 at Exeter

Nearest Train Station

Exeter St Davids

Nearest Airport

Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Get married in Devon

Industry Awards (2)

Visit Devon 2018 Bronze Award for Responsible, ethical and sustainable tourism
Visit Devon 2017 Tourism Highly Commended Award for Sustainability

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We enjoy every wedding, as they are all unique!

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

Let family, friends and our planners help you, especially on the day, so that you can enjoy it!

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

Everyone bringing a cake to share for afternoon tea!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Gardens, Bluebell Woods, Views, Ponies, Adventures

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Log swing in the garden!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Marshmallows and singing around the campfire

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Watching the sun go down from the terrace after a wonderful day

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Friendly, helpful staff who will go that extra mile to help you have a fantastic day!