Honey Meadow Retreat

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£1,000 - £7,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
25 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Bohemian / Festival offering totally unique bespoke Weddings, with a Romantic / Rustic theme, on site Accommodation, Catering, Horse Box Bar, Barrel Bar, Barn and Marquee, set in 4 acres of stunning grounds we keep the quality up and the price down.
Honey Meadow Retreat Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,000
Maximum Price
£7,000
The Hire of the venue is the cost of the accommodation charged at £65 per person per night.. this is usually paid for by the guest allowing your budget to stretch further. Our venue is exclusive use and we offer you 4 acres of grounds for your use! We are primarily a summer venue as we often host Marques and Tipi's with capacity up to 140 guests. However we are still open for Winter seasons, but have a maxim capacity of 30 guests in the barn. The variation in price depends on how many guests and which season you pick - for example summer season will be at the higher level price per head, per person.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
External caterers not permitted
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Guest accommodation included

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£15
Maximum Price
£75
I design the catering to suit you and your style of wedding , I find every wedding is different , I'm always happy to chat through your ideas with you and give you a rough idea of cost.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
No corkage fee
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Honey Meadow Retreat Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
140
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Pet Friendly

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
Middle Eastern
Hog Roast
Mediterranean
Western / European
Indian
Eastern European
Latin / South American
Honey Meadow Retreat Full Description
Eco-conscious, exclusive hire relaxed all-inclusive wedding packages including vegan weddings.. We charge the same price throughout the year ... No seasonal price hikes. The cost of the Venue hire is the Accommodation,(Your guests usually pay this @ £65 per head per night), this means your budget will go further. We offer everything in house,( this will keep it stress free.). We even have our own florist you can use who will do all your flower requirements with freshly cut flowers from the grounds. John will grow what you like seasonally for you on your special day. We own The Tipsy Horse Bar so there's no hire charge and we stock and staff it. There's also the beautiful Wedding Arbour to get married in with far reaching views. Harriet has over 40 years experience in hospitality and weddings. Best of all she has a knack of getting to the heart of what each couple is looking for and delivering exactly that and more. Harriet is also an accomplished chef and she'll work with you to create your wedding day menu. Anything is possible from a wood fired extravaganza, hog roast with all the trimmings, Grazing table / street food /middle eastern or your choice of a 2/3 course wedding breakfast, With her experience she will create something from anywhere in the world. Accommodation for 60+ across Glamping and Cottages with plenty of extra space to pitch up for the extras. The options here are endless it's all about putting your personality into your day... Pet friendly Harriet is happy to talk through things with you over the phone or buy zoom

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Harriet
Our wedding experience is unique, we try to keep the costs affordable for you & your guests. I'm here to help with the planning through out & help you put your personality into your day.The Venue Hire is the cost of the accommodation which the guests usually pay, making your budget go further.We charge the same price throughout the year & book on a first come first serve basis.I'm happy to chat over the phone/zoom anytime. A visit & Chat is recommended to get a feel for the place.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2019
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(16)
Kim & Scott
Happy couple married in July
July 2024
We loved that we had exclusive use
Honey meadow retreat was the perfect location for my wedding. It's beautiful. The outside areas were perfect for what we wanted. Harriett, JC and the whole team are lovely and couldn't do more for us, nothing was a bother or a hassle. I loved that we had exclusive use for the whole weekend and that the dogs were welcome, they loved it too. Thank you harriett, JC and all of the team.at Honey Meadow Retreat. Xxx
Eddy & Eli
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
June 24
We had our wedding at Honey Meadow Retreat in June 2024 and it was honestly the most perfect weekend we could have asked for! Harriet and John were incredibly helpful from start to finish and her communication was super clear and quick throughout. The setting was so beautiful and the whole weekend went really smoothly with great feedback from all our guests. Thank you again for giving us the perfect wedding, I would highly recommend this venue and Harriet for anyone planning a wedding,
Jess and Rich
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
The most authentic, relaxed and fabulous wedding we could ever ask for.
When we got engaged, Rich and I thought we didn't want a wedding with all the traditional trappings and pomp and ceremony. Instead, we wanted a relaxed, informal, fun and festival-y affair, which wasn't too serious. We found Honey Meadow Retreat and met Harriet and knew this was the place for us. The location is fantastically rural, away from our real lives, and the setting is just stunning without being too grand. The cottages allowed us to accommodate those for whom camping was an ask too far, and the camping allowed us to have the festival feeling and relaxed atmosphere. On the day (or whole weekend), Harriet was calm, helpful and made sure everything went smoothly. All guests were extremely complimentary about the wedding, and about how accommodating Harriet was. It turned out to be the most magical weekend of our lives and I would recommend the venue to any others who are looking for an outdoorsy, relaxed wedding or event. Thank you Harriet and the team for making our dreams a reality!
Matt & Jess
Happy couple married in May
May 2024
The best weekend of our lives!!!
I found honey meadow retreat back in February 2023. I feel in love with it the moment I set my eyes on it. After going back and forth for a while we set the date for the wedding may 2024! Harriet has been amazing from start to finish. Helped plan the PERFECT weekend! Not just a day. One thing I feel in love with, you had the whole place from friday to Sunday. I got married 6 days ago and I honestly want to do the whole weekend again. Harriet and Jc are nothing but amazing! Always checking to make sure everything is ok. Always going the extra mile. To whoever is reading this and planning there wedding. Go and see honey meadow retreat. You'll fall in love with it, just like we did. We made some amazing memories and some amazing friends ❤️
Katie & Jordan
Happy couple married in May
July 2024
May 2024
I want to stay positive with the review but there are somethings that need to be addressed. I am going to break it down into pieces because I wish I had known the pro and cons before booking our wedding here. Now I am not saying that the wedding was bad! So far from it actually! The weekend we had was amazing! What made the wedding was the weather and the atmosphere and all the love and energy poured into it. I would like to say that 90% of this was done ourselves. This venue is very much a DIY one and for the most part that is what we signed up for. However, we made the decision a month before to say that we would do everything in our power to make sure we were organised and left very little down to the venue. I think in the end we only left a small amount down to honey meadow, due to how we were treated and the extra stress put on us. Honey meadow will do your catering with you but I would defiantly make sure that you know what your menu is early on and go in knowing what you want. I want to say that the food was really good! We had turkey dinosaurs and mash and a pasta bar in the evening! It was amazing food and was served so nicely! However, the fun up to this was not without stress. We were given a provisional menu at the beginning with what we wanted with an idea that it would be firmed up closer to the time. We consistently asked from the three month mark what the menu was and could we see it. We were often met with there was one but it wasn't to hand. It got to three weeks out and every time we emailed about it no one could produce the email or the actual menu. So we took measures into our own hands and offered a new menu. The response I got was not a positive one and I ended up handing over contact to one of my bridesmaids. She was met with hostility and raised voices, accusing us of lying and saying she sent the menu, we didn't see one until after this call had taken place. I would also like to say that maybe reiterate if there are any dietary requirements. We specified from the get go that we were going to have a vegan wedding. This was fine, not a problem she said. We then let her know of allergies and intolerances, including that we had someone that was gluten free staying with us for the whole weekend and she said that it was fine and she was able to cater. The morning of the wedding we find out that she hadn’t taken it into account. Then said again that we were lying and hadn’t informed her of this and that she didn’t know they would be there the whole weekend. We ended up sending some of our party into town to go get some gluten free alternatives. It was stress that could have been avoided on the morning of the wedding. I would also like to say that our celebrant ended up helping serve the food to get it out quicker. It appeared that there was only one person serving and by the time last person had been served the first table had already finished eating! The place was gorgeous and such a lovely venue. It really is beautiful in the sunlight and looks out over the hills. However, a little run down and untidy. Not massively but there are things that could have been tidied up a little bit in order to make the place look a small bit nicer! With the grounds they have it’s really noticeable when it’s messy in places! We had use of the Pizza oven the night before, which was amazing! We opted to do it ourselves and that was so much fun! Would highly recommend. However, I was a little surprised to see that some of the people who lived on site were using our stuff to make pizzas for themselves. I am not saying this was a huge problem as we had lots left over but it was just awkward to have complete strangers in our party using our things and our mates having to help? The accommodations on site are so nice and cute and charming! They were such a fun idea and the tents were so cute, once they were up. I am only saying this because by the time the guest started arriving the tents weren’t complete yet. They were also freezing. My now husband asked for a heater many times and we never saw one. It was just unorganised. This leads me on to parking. We sorted the parking situ out pretty easily but there was no clear direction from the beginning and it ended up quite chaotic. Then there was a matter of bottle openers. We supplied our own wine which Harriet was going to place the bottles on the table. This was done and was organised really nicely. However no bottle openers were on the tables. When one of bridesmaids asked about this she was met with the tone that it wasn’t her job and they were back in the cottages. Overall the wedding we had was amazing and what we wanted but I would say mainly down to us. If you are a bride that wants certainty and calm then I would honestly look elsewhere. We considered changing venue about three weeks before due to the lack of organisation and support we had received.
Gemstone weddings
Wedding: January
January 2024
Truly care about there couples day being perfect
An idyllic countryside wedding venue As a wedding celebrant who loves conducting rustic weddings, I was excited to find Honey Meadow Retreat. When I first went to look around, I honestly fell in love immediately. I loved all the different aspects to it, the courtyard looked stunning with the brightest array of flowers and the tallest sunflowers I think I’ve ever seen. The cottages have everything you could possibly need and all the mod cons but still have that beautiful rustic charm.
Honey Meadow Retreat Location & Contact Details

Address

(Honey Meadow Retreat) Higher Northcott, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7PR, England

Travel Notes

We also do Transfers

Nearest Town

Torrington

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Jnct 27 or A30 Whiddon down

Nearest Train Station

Eggesford

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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