£2200 - £3900 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Tapeley Park is North Devon's hidden gem with sweeping views of the coastline as well as stunning gardens, the perfect setting for your wedding.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
The price includes exclusive use of Tapeley Park for 3 days and we have 2 options for hire. Firstly being our Barn that hosts intimate weddings for up to 60 guests at the cost of £2100. Second, being a Marquee placed on the front lawn in front of the house with views over the estuary catering for up to 300 guests. Tapeley Park will support you in finding the right sized marquee for your wedding party.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Home to the Christie family, Tapeley Park & Gardens sits proudly on a hill overlooking the River Torridge and the North Devon coastline. Tapeley Park & Gardens is home to the most beautiful gardens, boasting a variety of attractions including a lake, ponds, old woodland and a number of fields for Christie’s livestock to graze. It’s truly a sight worth seeing. In fair weather, couples can have their wedding ceremony in the Italian Gardens in ‘The Toot’. The gardens provide a magical backdrop for your wedding photos and the rambling grounds of the estate and children’s play area provide a perfect distraction for younger guests too! Make the beautiful red brick steps down into the Italian gardens your wedding aisle then say “I Do” under the beautiful arches in ‘The Toot’. The grounds of Tapeley Park & Gardens are the perfect venue for all events and weddings; there are indoor and outdoor venue options suitable for all occasions. We strongly encourage you to make an appointment with us to come and view this venue for yourself, no words or pictures can do justice to this incredible wedding venue.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nigel
To The Happy Couple, Congratulations on your Engagement! Thank you for your interest in Tapeley Park. We are sure that upon visiting the grounds you will fall in love with the magic the place has to offer. It isn't often you find a wedding venue that has a Sea View, Italian Gardens, Rustic Barn and lawns large enough for a 250 person marquee. We have all the facilities needed to help you create your dream wedding reception and ceremony. Tapeley Park is elegant luxury at an affordable price.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in April
April 2022
A fantastic venue
Best wedding venue around! My wife and I had our wedding here a couple of weeks ago. We had an intimate ceremony with close family in the Italian gardens. For two brides, it worked out perfect, we had a set of steps each to walk down and met at the bottom. The gardens are breathtaking, It worked so well. We then had live music in the barn for all our guest (around 80 people) All our guest said how stunning the venue. Nigel was great throughout from start to finish he kept in contact and nothing was too much trouble. The day ran smoothly thanks to Nigel. Highly recommend this place
Happy couple married in August
April 2022
Wedding Venue
We recently had our wedding ceremony in the beautiful gardens of Tapeley Park. We had great communication from Nigel before the day, and Nigel made sure everything went smoothly on the day for us with no hiccups, nothing was too much trouble. We can’t recommend Tapeley Park gardens, and Nigel enough as a Wedding Ceremony choice. Thank you
Deborah Winslade
Wedding: August
August 2019
Beautiful Tranquil and Unspoilt
Beautiful, tranquil and unspoilt
Nesta Carpenter
Wedding: January
January 2019
Lovely Grounds
Lovely Grounds!
Carolyn Standen
Wedding: January
January 2019
A Real Gem
This really is a gem, great ethos and so much to see.
Jane Brooker
Wedding: April
April 2017
Best Place on the Planet
Probably the Best Place on the Planet
Location & Contact Details


Instow, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4NT, England

Nearest Town

Bideford 1 mile

Nearest Motorway & Junction

J27 M5

Nearest Train Station

Barnstaple 8 miles

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It's impossible to choose! Although our grounds have a charming character, every couple puts their own personal touches in, making each wedding so unique and perfect.

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

In the most stressful moments, try and seek some joy in the moment as you will look back on this time and want to remember it positively. Your wedding day is more than just one singular event but is your beautiful journey to your future as a married couple

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Luxury, Magical, Elegant, Affordable, Unique.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have so many but the bride coming down the red brick steps into the Italian garden is very special. For the newly married couple I always recommend a picture on the front lawn over looking the Sea.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We are one of the few venues to have Sea Views as well as beautiful Italian Gardens. Rustic Barn can hold up to 70 persons and the front lawn with magnificent views on the sea is large enough for a 300 person marquee.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our price; couples are always pleasantly surprised to hear how reasonable we are. We pride ourselves on reasonable and affordable pricing, allowing all Brides to live our their Luxury Wedding... and leaving more money for that dream dress!