Escot House Wedding Venue

£2400 - £2400 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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Escot House is a stunning Georgian stately home in East Devon, surrounded by 250 acres of tranquil parkland.
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In-house catering
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Escot is the privately-owned home of the Kennaway family, who have lived here since 1794. You will receive the warmest of welcomes from Sir John-Michael and Lady Kennaway. As a setting for weddings, Escot offers a perfect combination of light-filled rooms, gardens and terrace. Enjoy stunning views over the parkland with its lake, lawns, and wonderful 'champion' trees - Escot offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding photography. Our catering is in-house and boasts an excellent reputation; we use locally sourced produce and trusted local suppliers and cater for all dietary requirements. As we are a private venue, we can react with total flexibility to our couple’s specific wishes and we offer outstanding value for all bookings, large or small. Your booking includes the services of our wedding organiser who will help you to ensure you have the day you have dreamed of. After more than 20 years as a wedding venue, we understand how important it is to provide a supportive environment which allows you to relax and enjoy your day with absolute confidence. We can help you with as much or as little as you like. Escot is licensed for Civil Ceremonies, so you can say your vows in one of our elegant and spacious day rooms. Your wedding reception can be as formal or as informal as you want it to be. We offer three options: a formal wedding breakfast with a full waiter service, a seated wedding buffet, or a standing buffet with waiters circulating with canapes with some seating still provided. We want your guests to enjoy their day and will help you organise entertainment for children and adults alike. We have many onsite activities such as Segway, archery and clay shoots if you want a reception with a difference! Should you wish to view our venue please get in touch with us to arrange a viewing by calling 01404 819155.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jo
We look forward to welcoming you to our exclusive use venue set amidst private grounds in the heart of East Devon. Escot House is our family home and we take a great deal of pleasure from sharing the special days of our couples and their guests. We take pride in offering a relaxed atmosphere where everyone can enjoy the event. Escot has been hosting weddings since 1995 and we only book 20 weddings each year - so you will know that your day is special to us, too.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Jim and Rowena
Wedding: March
March 2018
Wonderful Wedding Day Despite the Snow!
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for ensuring our daughter’s wedding day was such a wonderful occasion. Despite the appalling weather conditions (a heavy snowfall) the whole day went so smoothly. Your air of calmness was very reassuring and much appreciated. The staff were efficient and friendly. Everyone was very well looked after and the gluten & dairy free lad’s mum wrote to thank us for looking after him so well, so thank you for that as well. The change of menu went really well and suited the cold conditions much better than the original choices. Several people said they had never had such a lovely Bakewell. The fires were a big hit too. So please pass on our thanks to all who helped make the day so special for Pippa and Ed.
Naomi and Steve
Happy couple married in March
March 2017
The house is a fabulous place!
We would like to thank you for allowing us to use Escot House as the venue for our wedding on Saturday 18th February. The house is a fabulous place, and we knew as soon as we saw it that it would be a really special place to be married. As we went through the planning of the wedding, you and Jos were totally efficient in your communications with us, and it was always straightforward to get in contact with you and deal with any queries we had. On the day of the wedding, we were so pleased with every aspect of how you managed things from your side. All the things that we had discussed in our planning happened without us needing to do anything. In particular, the reconfiguration of the rooms was done without affecting the flow of the day at all, and really allowed us to make the best use of the wonderful rooms. Also, our vegan guest commented that the vegan canapes were a lovely touch, and the service of her meal fitted in with the other guests and didn’t make her feel conspicuous or an inconvenience. The rest of the food was really fantastic, and we god so many positive comments from our guests. Thank you also for making sure we each got some canapes during the post-ceremony melee – we would not have wanted to miss those honey and mustard sausages! All in all, we had a wonderful day, and our guests did too. We have had so many comments on what a beautiful place Escot House is, and what a relaxed day it was, so we thank you and all your staff for welcoming us and for all your hard work.
Location & Contact Details


Escot House, Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1LU, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Ottery St Mary

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J30

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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

Get the food right. Great quality food for daytime and evening guests, plenty of it.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, beautiful, idyllic, friendly, impressive

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

So many choices, our beautiful private gardens, bluebell woods, buttercup meadow, terrace - you're spoilt for choice!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our 'jungle' themed stairs

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Making sure our couples have the wedding they want