Venues Colehayes Park
Colehayes Park
  • DIY wedding venue in South Devon
  • Handily located near Bovey Tracey
  • Grade II-listed Georgian mansion
  • 20 acres of woodland, river and gardens
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Receptions for 150 wedding-day guests
  • Can sleep up to 80 guests
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremonies
  • Exclusive use for the entire weekend

This Grade II-listed Georgian mansion spills out onto 20 acres of garden, woodland and riverside, gazing onto the Dartmoor National Park. The DIY wedding venue is rentable for an entire weekend with up to 80 guests - more permitted on the big day.

With inside and outside areas licensed for your civil ceremony, you can elect to marry in the elegant Georgian living room or under their famous cork tree. As you have exclusive use of the park's entire grounds, you are welcome to have your reception in the house itself or in a marquee in the glorious grounds. You are also at liberty to bring in an external caterer of your choice.

History

The oldest part of the house dates back to 1540, and by 1825 the estate commanded 470 acres. William Adair commissioned its reconstruction in 1825, thus creating its landscaped gardens which consist of beautiful ponds and waterfalls. The cellars of Colehayes Park served as a nuclear bunker shelter for a period after WWII: by the later 1940s, it was listed as a private house.

Facilities

Main Hall

The exquisite Main Hall of the Grade II-listed Georgian house is an ideal backdrop for a big and beautiful wedding ceremony.

Living Room

Suited to a smaller gathering of family and friends, the Living Room can accommodate more intimate wedding ceremonies.

Porch Area

This outside area beneath the manor house's Regency Porch is absolutely perfect for elegant outdoor wedding celebrations.

Cork Tree Pavilion

Marry underneath the branches of the famous cork tree with a gorgeous ceremony at the bottom of Colehayes Park's garden.

A marquee can be independently hired by the bride and groom and erected in the grounds at no extra charge from the venue.

The Colehayes Park Wedding-Day Capacity Is 150 Guests

Catering And Accommodation

Whilst the team at Colehayes Park are eager to recommend caterers and other suppliers, you are completely free to bring in whichever companies you wish. Whether you dream of the traditional wedding breakfast, buffet, hog-roast, Asian cuisine or an informal picnic, there are a wealth of specialist culinary experts in the area who will be able to meet your needs. You are also free to use the barbecue equipment in the grounds.

There is no corkage charge, so you are welcome to use your own drinks supplier or simply bring your own wines, beers etc for the wedding day and your weekend stay at Colehayes Park.

Accommodation

With exclusive use of the venue over a long weekend, up to 70 people can be accommodated in the Georgian mansion. There is room for ten more in Cork Tree Cottage, which is a charming stone bungalow situated just 50 yards behind the main house.

All rooms in the mansion and cottage are self-catering and fully furnished with all the appliances required for a weekend away.

To contact this venue, please use the details listed below.

Address
Colehayes Park
Dartmoor Field Study Centre
Haytor Road
Bovey Tracey
South Devon
TQ13 9LD

Reviews

  • Mr and Mrs McHardy

    From the very first minute we arrived at Colehayes, everyone was so incredibly happy. Friday night was great fun and our wedding on Saturday was superb. We really couldn’t have been happier. The weather was perfect and the gardens were just so beautiful that all our photos are breathtaking. We hope the bagpipes weren’t too disturbing for the neighbours! We really hope that we’ll be able to hire Colehayes again some day for an anniversary or christening as it really is such an incredibly beautiful place.

  • Mr & Mrs Sapiecha

    My daughter has had the wedding of her dreams, and we can’t say how much we appreciate everything you have done to make it possible. Thank you! We hope to be able to return and enjoy the beautiful surroundings again.

  • Ellie and Gareth

    Thank you so so much for enabling us to have the most special and unique day we could ever have wished for. Colehayes is magical and the laid back vibe and ability to have a wedding so bespoke really did surpass all our wildest expectations, all of our guests were blown away. And of course, having the pleasure of meeting such a lovely, kind, unique individual (Rebecca) really made it all extra special. We really could never thank you enough but would like to thank you from the bottom or our hearts; we will cherish our memories forever.

  • Mother of the bride

    Rebecca, words cannot conjure up the magic of Colehayes. My son's wedding last weekend was the most special day in all our lives. Thalia and Ed worked tirelessly to make the whole weekend unique and truly memorable. But thanks to you and your amazing staff everything gelled and their hopes became real. Basically we all had a ball...thank you so much! May the magic last not only in their marriage but at Colehayes so more people can imbibe the atmosphere!

  • Mr and Mrs Rockett

    We just wanted to tell you we had the most FANTASTIC time at Colehayes for our wedding. We couldn’t have made it more perfect if we’d tried and we’d like to thank you so much for all your help and assistance and for all your hospitality. You made us feel so incredibly welcome and we will never forget our time at Colehayes, everything about it was just magical.

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