About Pynes House
Pynes House is an exclusive use country house wedding venue in Exeter, Devon, South West England. Set within 37 acres of the beautiful Exe Valley and located only minutes from the cathedral city of Exeter, this beautiful country house is steeped in history and has long enjoyed associations with the great and the good (including inspiring Jane Austen in her novel, Sense and Sensibility).
Devon Wedding Venue
Pynes House has undergone a recent sensitive restoration to blend the wealth of architectural features (including a glorious stained glass window and grand entrance hall) with contemporary style and comforts.Alongside 12 luxury and beautifully styled bedrooms, there are a number of magnificent state rooms, with capacity to seat up to 90 for a sit-down meal and up to 130 for a ceremony.
For larger weddings or or if you’d like your wedding reception to be outside, a marquee can be positioned on the lawns, with the house and breathtaking countryside as a magnificent backdrop.
Guests can enjoy drinks on the lavender and rose terrace and amongst the formal parterre gardens, play croquet on the lawns or take a walk in the ancient woodland. In colder months, enjoy open crackling fires with no need to worry about the weather outside.
Pynes House, Upton Pyne Hill, Upton Pyne, UK
Prices from £10,000
- Reception capacity130
- Guest rooms12
- Suitable for multi-day weddings
- LGBTQIA+ Friendly
- In-house catering
- External caterers
- Licensed for weddings
- In-house bar
- External bar
- Exclusive use available
- Suitable for wedding
- Suitable for reception
- Outside space
- Suitable for Marquee
- Disabled Access
- Late License
- Honeymoon Suite
- Confetti Permitted
- Sound System Available
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can the house accommodate?
- Up to 96 guests for dining in the Ballroom
- Up to 96 guests for a ceremony in the Drawing Room
- Up to 130 guests for a ceremony in the Ballroom
- Up to 130 guests for an evening reception in the house
If you wish to have more than 96 guests for dinner, there is space for a marquee on the lawns.
Can guests stay overnight?
Yes! We have 12 double bedrooms with an option to include up to 4 rollaway beds. Most of our guests choose to stay the night before the wedding as well so that they can make the most of their wedding weekend.
Who provides the food and drink?
We are incredibly lucky to work with the award-winning caterer, Pickle Shack, who will deliver creative and, of course, delicious food for your wedding. We have our own bar with an extensive array of drinks available (with a strong emphasis on local) together with a tempting wine and cocktail list.
Can I choose my own suppliers?
We are usually happy for you to choose your suppliers other than for food and drink and have an excellent list of recommendations which we can make.
If we want a church ceremony, is there a church nearby?
The Church of Our Lady in Upton Pyne is a mile away in the nearest village. St Peter's in Brampford Speke and St Cyr and Julitta in Newton St Cyres are a 10 minute drive. The nearest Roman Catholic church is the Sacred Heart in Exeter, approximately 3 miles away.
Is the house suitable for smaller, more intimate weddings?
Absolutely! Although we can accommodate large parties, the house can also be set up to have a more intimate feel and lends itself beautifully to small weddings.
Can I hire the house for a wedding ceremony only?
Between April and October and in December, we have a minimum 2 night stay. However, we may be able to offer a wedding ceremony only during the week at quieter times of the year.