Rockbeare Manor

(56)
£1650 - £4899 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
13 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
2023 Key Available Dates
Bridebook Deal
only 22 days left
Seasonal Offer Available
Just £1875
Bridebook Deal
only 22 days left
Midweek Offer Available
Just £1650
Bridebook Deal
only 22 days left
Sunday Weddings
Just £1975
Rockbeare Manor is an exquisite Grade I listed, Regency country house set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon parkland, near Exeter. Immaculate inside and out, and seating 50 - 160 guests.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,650
Maximum Price
£4,899
The venue hire price is for exclusive use of Rockbeare Manor from 11.30am on the morning of your wedding. Our beautiful wedding venue in Devon can seat between 50 and 160 guests in our orangery style Ballroom, which is flooded with natural light and has stunning views of the parkland at Rockbeare Manor. There are various options for both an indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony, and lots of space inside for guests to relax in, including our Library, Billiard Room and Atrium. Rockbeare Manor is a Grade I listed building but with an elegant, contemporary feel, and immaculately furnished and decorated throughout. There are 13 luxurious bedrooms at Rockbeare Manor which are an additional cost.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
External caterers not permitted
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£70
Maximum Price
£100
Catering for every wedding is different and the per person price will depend on the number of guests attending, the budget available, and what you would like to provide for your guests (for example the quantity of wine, or canapes). The prices shown are a guide, and would include a main wedding menu as well as evening food, some drinks, plus all staff, linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware is included. Please contact us for a quotation based on your specific requirements.
What is included in this pricing:
Corkage charge applicable
Minimum numbers apply
Bespoke menu available
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Set menu options only
Wine allowance per guest
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
160
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
13
Sleeps No. of People
30
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Rockbeare Manor is among the most highly regarded wedding venues in Devon with a strong reputation for hosting unique and expertly managed occasions, always with a warm and engaging approach. Set in acres of beautiful parkland, with views as far as Haldon Belvedere and Dartmoor, it is an exclusive use country house venue, and just perfect for weddings! The light and airy Ballroom seats between 50 and 160 guests for your wedding meal and as well as that, there are plenty of other areas for guests to relax, including the Billiard Room, Library, Bar and Atrium. The Drawing Room, with private balcony, is the most stunning of rooms and is available from 11.30am on the morning of the wedding for bridal preparations. Wedding ceremonies may be held in a variety of different places, including outside under the arch of the South Pavilion, with outstanding views and the pretty fountain as the backdrop. Our 13 luxurious bedrooms are available exclusively for you and your guests, when hosting a wedding with us. They are impressive, spacious and luxurious. (A minimum of 8 bedrooms are required for each wedding and are priced in addition to the venue hire). Food is our passion and we have a full time team of chefs who love the opportunity to surprise and delight ! We have an extensive variety of menus and our experienced and friendly team will support you, and help in whatever way they can. One of our Event Managers will be there on the day of your wedding to coordinate everything perfectly from start to finish. We not only manage the venue, but the catering too which gives you the best possibly opportunity to relax and enjoy the day. We would love the opportunity to meet you and show you around this special place, which really must be experienced to be fully appreciated. The team at Rockbeare Manor, wish you all the very best with your wedding plans.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Aimee Carveth
Hi - it's lovely to meet you and thank you so much for considering Rockbeare Manor for your most special of days. Rockbeare Manor really is a wonderful place. It still gives me goosebumps almost everyday - it has such beauty and I'd love for you to experience that too! Our team go above and beyond - we all have an absolute passion for weddings and events and will do everything in our power to give you the most amazing experience from start to finish. We hope to see you very soon x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
21
Reviews
(56)
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Poppy & Ethan
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Amazing help
We have booked our wedding for 2024, the team especially Steph have been absolutely amazing! Helping us with all the information needed for a newly engaged couple. As soon as we pulled up the driveway was both knew it was the venue for us. We are super excited to spend the day with our family and friend’s celebrating there!
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Jenny and Brandon
Happy couple married in November
December 2022
From the first look round just after we got engaged we fell in love with the beautiful venue
Hi Anna, we just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at Rockbeare Manor. From when we came for the first look round just after we got engaged we fell in love with the beautiful venue and you and Davy have made the planning completely stress free for us. When we came in to set up it was so exciting and you were just perfect! Yesterday was the most amazing day and you made the day run so smoothly and perfectly! We cannot thank you enough for everything. You and all the staff where so helpful and it was a perfect day! All the guests where in love with the venue and we’re so grateful we could have our day in such a special place. Thank you to the chefs the food was incredible and exactly what everyone needed and the service was amazing too!! Thank you so much again, lots of love, Jenny and Brandon
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Mr and Mrs Walker
Happy couple married in October
December 2022
It was perfect for us in every way
Hi Davy. Dave and I just wanted to say to you and your team what a fantastic day we had on Sunday, it really couldnt have been more perfect for us. Everyone only had good things to say especially about the food. Nothing was to much effort and your patience and working behind the scenes to ensure it went smoothly and was so enjoyable was very much appreciated. Please can you also pass on our thanks to your whole team.
J
Jess
Happy couple married in October
December 2022
Wow Wow Wow!!!
Hey Anna! Wow, wow, wow! I don't know where to start. You are just incredible and I can't thank you enough for the perfect weekend! Every little detail, all the staff, the running of the whole day, the breakfast, your help with my littlest one when she hurt herself, it was all everything more than I ever could imagine. Thank you thank you, thank you! Every single one of our guests that I've spoken to have said what an amazing venue it was. Everyone felt relaxed even with 30 kids under 10 running around!! The night before was so relaxing in the amazing dairy it was enough space for the 6 of us to relax and get excited about the day ahead. Then the dressing room next door with all the mirrors and lights was extra special so much space. It was the luxury of going to a boudoir salon but at home basically! Our hair and makeup team were super excited to arrive to see the amazing space they had to get us all ready in. The little hamper of breakfast food again was another special touch, you even catered for my sister who has a dairy allergy so we didn't have to stress about anything. What a way to start a wedding in such a pretty little setting! You Anna are a credit to Rockbeare, you have such a calming personality and made me feel at ease the whole way through not at one point of wedding planning were we stressed all thanks to you. I can't sing your praises enough! Honestly. Rockbeare is a very special place to us and we will never forget our special day 🤍 I thought you might want to see some photos too so I've sent a couple over. Thank you so much! I don't want it all to be over! If you guys ever do evenings for dinner or anything we will be back!
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Lottie & sam
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Most incredible day!
Where do I even start? The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. The grounds and the house are just incredible so clean tidy. The staff are simple amazing. I’ve never been anywhere where every single member of staff have been so attentive! Everything went so smoothly and couldn’t of wished for better. Anna on the day was the perfect person to help the day run as it did. She was always checking we were ok and there was nothing to little or big that she could help with. I hear brides say all the time how on the day they had constant questions but this venue had everything down to detail. I didn’t get disturbed once about anything whilst getting ready. Thank you rockbeare manor, you were simply the best!
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Mr and Mrs Leonard
Wedding: October
December 2022
The most perfect wedding venue
Dear Andy and Aimée, Our daughter Katy Leonard, had her wedding at Rockbeare Manor last Saturday (1st Ocotber) and i would like to thank you, and all your staff, for making it such a wonderful occassion for all who attended, but most importantly for Katy and her fiancé, Steve. Every single member of your staff from Jess, our Wedding Coordinator for the day, through to your bar staff, waitresses, to those cleaning up on the Sunday morning, were a real pleasure to meet and interact with. All were polite, cheerful, helpful and professional, a real credit to your organisation. What struck us most, considering the number of weddings you must host on a weekly basis, your staff still makde Steve and Katy feel very special as if theirs was the one and only wedding and they wanted to do everyting in their power to ensure it was a successful day. This they certainly achieved in abundance. We would like to give a particular mention to Jess who handled everything in such a calm, cheerful and relaxed manner which allowed the whole day to go so smoothly and be enjoyed by all. As you will no doubt be well aware, Rockbeare Manor and the grounds it is set in, along with its talented chefs, makes for the most perfect wedding venue. However, without the right staff to back this up all that would count for very little in the end. Certainly from the experience Steve and Katy and all of us had that day then it appears that the Rockbeare Manor does have it all. So again, thank you very muc for making it such a wonderful day and we do with you every success for the future.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Rockbeare, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2FE, England

Travel Notes

Although when at Rockbeare Manor you are surrounded by countryside and the most stunning of views, our very special wedding venue is just a 7 minute drive from the M5, and 15 minutes outside of Exeter.

Nearest Town

Exeter

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J29

Nearest Train Station

Cranbrook

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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Industry Awards (2)

Guides for Brides Finalist - Best UK Venue
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It really is almost impossible to answer - every wedding is wonderful! The bond we form with the Brides and Grooms is really unique which makes it all the more special on the day. The very first wedding we ever did, in August 2016 was amazing though. It went so smoothly, without a hitch and it was a very memorable moment.

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

Make sure that your photographer comes recommended (your venue will always be able to help with this), and if budget allows, hire a videographer too. These will be the two things that will mean that you will be able to look back and relive your wedding day over and over. And, trust your suppliers. They are the experts and will be the ones that will make your wedding run like a dream.

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

It's the personal details that make each and every wedding so memorable. One of my favourites was when the Bride and Groom (who had got engaged on a llama treck and generally loved the gentle animals) invited two llamas along for the group photos during the drinks reception. They had pretty floral hoops around their necks and it was certainly a talking point that day!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Magical, Immaculate, Welcoming, Luxurious, Historic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

You can't beat a photo at the front of Rockbeare Manor. Our Grade I listed house is so pretty - and it looks almost like something out of a Jane Austin period drama - it really is the perfect photo backdrop. But, I also love a photo of the newlyweds along our driveway, especially in Autumn - the colours are amazing!

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

Guests have included Tom Daley & Joss Stone.

What’s your favourite canapé?

It's hard to choose but my favourite two would be the 'fillet of beef pan-fried in Dijon cream, on crostini' and also 'sesame halloumi with chilli jam' which is a really great vegetarian option.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chocolate! Always. Our chefs make the most wonderful chocolate brownie which is very hard to resist.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Rockbeare Manor is special in many ways - but the Manor House itself is so striking and instantly recognisable. It looks like something out of a period drama - picture perfect and the most stunning of backdrops for a wedding.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team! They are amazing, and will go above and beyond for our Brides and Grooms. The level of service they provide is second to none.