Pynes House

£4675 for Venue Hire
12 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Pynes House is an exclusive, country house wedding venue in Devon set in its own 37 acre park. Pynes House skilfully blends historic, elegant details with contemporary style and comfort.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
02:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 AM


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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Believed to be the inspiration for Barton Park in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, we think you will agree that Pynes House is a wonderful place to host your perfect day. Built in the beautiful Exe Valley in about 1700, just three miles from the centre of Exeter, Pynes House makes the ideal year-round private retreat for intimate groups or larger wedding ceremonies and receptions. During the summer, make the most of our manicured lawns, ornamental terraces and pretty woodland, and in the winter enjoy the cosy romance of our beautiful interiors, stunning views and open log fires. Alongside luxurious accommodation for up to 24, there are a number of magnificent state rooms, with capacity to seat up to 96 for a sit-down meal. For larger weddings in Exeter, or if you’d like your wedding reception to be outside, a marquee can be positioned on the lawns. With the house as a magnificent backdrop and surrounded by breathtaking countryside, the grounds of this charming wedding venue in Exeter are the perfect setting for a marquee and outdoor celebration. Always exclusively yours, we pride ourselves on the personal touch, helping you to create the perfect wedding for you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kate
Thank you for your enquiry and many congratulations on your engagement! Please do get in touch with us if you have any questions about how weddings work at Pynes House, or, if you would like to arrange a visit, please don’t hesitate to get in contact to arrange a convenient time.  


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ben and Frankie
Happy couple married in March
January 2021
I wish I could do it all over again!
We got married at Pynes House in October 2019 and could not recommend it enough. The venue is stunning and Kate and the fellow owners are a joy to deal with. They made the whole weekend feel really special and totally stress-free. We had the brilliant Jo Royal help us on the day which meant everything went off without a hitch. Our house guests were bowled over by how beautiful the bedrooms were (the Bridal suite was truly something else!) and everyone agreed it was one of the most beautiful places they'd every been. I wish I could do it all over again!
Lydia and Sam
Happy couple married in October
October 2019
It was incredible
We had our autumn 2019 wedding at Pynes House, and it was incredible. The venue is like no other local building, managing to be both beautiful and unique while also practical for hosting a wedding of around 90 people! The rooms have been stunningly restored, and even though it was grey and rainy on our wedding day, inside was still light and airy. And the lighting of the fires in the evening made it feel very cosy. The grounds are also beautiful, with the highlight being the sweeping drive, fountain and rose garden. The caterers, Pickle Shack, are second to none. The whole process, from looking round the venue, to visiting with our photographer and getting the rooms ready, was easy and organised. We highly recommend!
Alex and Melissa
Happy couple married in September
September 2019
The venue itself is simply stunning
We had our wedding back here in September 2019 and it's safe to say it was all we could ever had wanted and more! The venue itself is simply stunning. I think what we most loved about it is how grand it looks whilst having such a calm atmosphere inside. All the bedrooms are incredibly spacious and the decor is very elegant. The bridal suite in particular is breathtaking. On the day itself the wedding co-ordinator they arranged (Jo) helped us out tremendously. Getting us where we needed to be whilst allowing us to mingle with friends and family as much as possible. The hosts themselves (Heather, Kate, Geoff and Jon) are an absolute delight to work with and were incredibly accommodating with pretty much all our requests. And they're very handy when it comes to suppliers and local hotels, pubs etc. I would thoroughly recommend Pynes House as a wedding venue to anyone! It was the best time of our lives!! Thank you to everyone at Pynes House,
Amber and Kieran
Happy couple married in August
August 2019
We cannot recommend this place enough
What a magnificent venue Pynes House is, the images do not do it justice. What you don’t see from the images is how warm, helpful and kind everyone is who is associated with Pynes House. We got married here in August 2019 and Kate, Heather, Geoff and Jon were fantastic. Jo who is the resident wedding coordinator was phenomenal, if we ever had another event like this she would be first on our list as a guest! The rooms are large, airy and beautifully appointed. Each room is unique, every guest thought they got the “best room”. The grounds and gardens are tasteful and a lovely place to spend and amount of time. We cannot recommend this place enough
Hannah and Martin
Happy couple married in July
July 2019
It was like a fairytale
What an excellent wedding venue! We couldn't recommend it highly enough. They were so helpful with everything from planning to making sure everything ran perfectly on the day. Pynes house provided a wedding coordinator who was fantastic! You could tell she knew exactly what she was doing and everything was managed perfectly. Even down to having our little dog run down the aisle before the bride arrived! Many of the guests commented on how spectacular the venue is, and we couldn't agree more. It was like a fairy tale to be able to stay and get married in such a magnificent place, and to have all of our friends and family around us too. The accomodation is beautiful, from the bedrooms to the guest kitchen, Pynes felt like it was ours for the weekend and it was wonderful to have so many of the wedding party staying in the same place as us for the weekend of the wedding. Fantastic wedding venue, we couldn't have been happier.
Melissa and Ben
Happy couple married in July
July 2019
The perfect setting for our wedding
Pynes House was the most beautiful and breathtaking venue for our wedding in July 2019! From the sweeping staircase to the gorgeous gardens to the incredible interior - Pynes House was the wedding venue of our dreams. It is hard to put into words just how beautiful the venue is but it is truly breathtaking. Our guests absolutely loved the venue! We couldn’t quite believe how close it was to Exeter because when you are at the venue it feels like you are in a completely private space in the middle of the countryside - there are even sheep that live in the fields along the tree-lined driveway! Heather, Kate, Geoff and Jon were absolutely incredible and helped us at every step answering any questions we had. They provided brilliant recommendations for suppliers and helped with getting things organised for the day itself too! Another fantastic thing about Pynes House is Jo who is the wedding co-ordinatior for Pynes House! Jo helped calm my husband-to-be’s nerves and ensured that the day was completely seemless. Before the wedding we worried so much about how it would all come together on the day because it felt like there was so much to get organised and I couldn’t quite work out how we wouldn’t need to be involved in some way! Jo was just wonderful and organised everything perfectly. Pynes House was the perfect setting for our wedding and made the day so incredibly special and memorable. We cannot recommend Pynes House or Jo highly enough!
Location & Contact Details


Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5EF, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Exeter St Davids

Nearest Airport

Exeter International Airport

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We have loved every single wedding here. It is wonderful to see couples' personalities shine through. Although the house looks different each time, every wedding is beautiful.

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

Plan the wedding which is right for you as a couple.

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

For a recent Christmas wedding, a Christmas tree was set up for each guest to add a decoration as a gift for the couple. It was so beautiful to think that every Christmas they would put these decorations on their tree as a reminder of their wedding and their family and friends.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, timeless, atmospheric, stylish, flexible

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

It's hard to narrow it down as there are lots of favourites, but the driveway, which gives you the "first look" of the house and which gets a beautiful afternoon light is always popular.

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

A favourite of ours, Monty Don, was recently a guest and we were thrilled by his compliments on the gardens.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Arancini balls!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon rolls!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The driveway and entrance have the "wow" factor, but there are so many beautiful and historical details in the house which have been sensitively enhanced with timeless and stylish decoration.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Pynes House is family-run and we pride ourselves on the personal touch in helping couples achieve the wedding they want