£6500 - £7500 for Venue Hire
Up to 60
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
We are open for socially distanced show arounds and enquiries by email: enquiries@higherholcombe.co.uk or phone :+44 7740 978 408 for weddings in 2022 and beyond! Check out our 'Sneak Peek' video on YouTube https://youtu.be/GzA4pX0iliQ
Exclusive-use, weekend stay barn & woodland. Marry in the willow cathedral or silver birch church. Glamping and farmhouse accommodation for 32 included. Bring in your preferred suppliers. No corkage!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
2 or 3 night blank canvas extended stays (or longer) which include exclusive use of the whole venue; Old Dairy barn; wet weather 'stretch tent' over terrace; glamping for 22 in 5 large Lotus Belle tents; farmhouse accommodation for 10 (perfect for the bridal party) (optional 'hobbit house available); tables and seating for 100; rustic terrace furniture; bonfire pit with wood and blankets; festoon lighting outside; twinkly lights on Old Dairy beams; rustic signage; mic and PA for speeches; wedding co ordinator; no corkage;
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Guest accommodation included
Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol


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

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
We are a friendly and flexible team with the aim of helping you have a truly bespoke wedding celebration that reflects you both, your personalities and interests. A hill-top willow 'cathedral', a majestic tree-lined 'gallop' and a secret silver birch 'church' are places to hold your promise ceremony, welcome your guests with drinks or host a picnic! The Old Dairy is perfect for celebration meals and dance parties! You and your guests won't have far to fall - as there is a funky farmhouse for 10 and glamping accommodation for another 22. There is also a really quirky hobbit house honeymoon suite on the woodland fringes for first night privacy! If you want a romantic, woodland, festival vibe, meadow or gentle outdoor wedding celebration - this place could be for you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Joanna Tomlins
We're expecting that you'll be doing this wedding party planning thing just once - and want you to know that we are here to help you work out what matters most to you both - and to provide a lovely, rural (and a bit of a secret surprise) venue. Happily celebrating your big day with your friends and family matters as much to us as it does to you. We are on your side every step of the way - and look forward to showing you around and sharing some of our ideas of ways to help make your day!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lauren and Laurie
Married in November 2019
November 2019
Thank you for making our day so magical! We had the best day ever, you've created the most amazing space for people to celebrate!
Sabrina and Jake
Married in October 2019
October 2019
thank you card
Thank you very much for all your help having the perfect wedding!
Location & Contact Details


Ottery St Mary, Devon, England

Travel Notes

We are up a narrow lane and are the only property on the right hand side (after a dingly dell bit)! Give way to traffic with trailers!

Nearest Town

Ottery St Mary

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 29

Nearest Train Station

Honiton and Feniton

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards


Presents and Plans Blog
Devon Wed Magazine
Festival Bride Blog
Green Union Blog

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is the 'best day ever' for each and every couple - so it's kind of tricky to answer this one! We believe that you should celebrate in the way that you want - so that your passions and interests are included. We love how couples use different parts of our venue over the course of a weekend - and I think that I love seeing how friends and family gather around to support each couple. It's such a privilege to be in the background and to see all your ideas and plans come to fruition!

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

Choose everything that you know will make you happy! Invite your favourite people; eat your favourite food; drink your favourite drinks; dance to your favourite music and enjoy every second!

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

Paper flowers for the bridesmaids - using comic paper for a joker, maps for a traveller and sheet music for a musician! So thoughtful!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rural Relaxed Beautiful Flexible Inclusive

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The willow cathedral, silver birch church, the knot garden, meadows, woodland and open fields!

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

Not yet!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Lettuce cups filled with a poached & smoked salmon and cream cheese rillette with capers, pink peppers and dill. Yummy!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Smoked and roasted gammon sarnies with a sparkly slaw of savoy cabbage, carrot ribbons and purple onion - dressed with honey and mustard.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The hill-top 35m long willow 'cathedral' - a minute's gentle stroll through woodland glades (our lovely natural 'aisle' to the gorgeous party barn with views of the paddock and meadow.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Planting and growing a woodland of 8600 trees over 14 acres incorporating a silver birch 'church' and a willow walkway leading to the willow 'cathedral' = both are very special places to tie the knot.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftA free stay in the Hobbit House Honeymoon Suite on your wedding night