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Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall

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Dartington Hall

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  • All-inclusive historic wedding venue
  • Grade I-listed medieval Great Hall
  • Stunning location near Totnes in Devon
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Great Hall holds 150 for lavish receptions
  • Ceremony capacity 30-120 guests
  • Seasonal cuisine by AA 2-Rosette chefs
  • Grade II*-listed gardens perfect for photos
  • 50 luxury bedrooms for accommodation

This renowned Grade I-listed Medieval Hall is located near Totnes. Steeped in an abundance of fascinating history, the timelessly romantic setting in fully 800 acres of glorious Grade II*-listed gardens, including a 1500-year-old yew tree, is widely regarded as one of the nation's greatest assets. The Hall and grounds are exclusively for your indulgence when you host your wedding here.

There is a splendid array of rooms for you to exchange your vows and celebrate with a reception, including the stunning, historic Great Hall. With a rural backdrop, seasonal local food and on-site accommodation, your entire day can be enjoyed in sheer bliss.


The estate of Dartington is spread out over 1200 acres in South Devon. The Hall was erected between 1388 and 1400 for John Holand, Earl of Huntingdon, Richard II's half-brother. After John was beheaded, the estate came into the ownership of the Crown.

In 1559 Sir Arthur Champernowne, who was Vice-Admiral of the West under Elizabeth I, purchased the property and his family in succession owned the estate for over 350 years. Subsequently it fell into dereliction for a time until Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst acquired it in 1925. They restored the decaying fabric of the building; soon afterwards the Dartington Hall Trust was established.


Upper Gatehouse

Leading into the medieval courtyard, this building has recently been lovingly refurbished and now has room for over 110 guests.

Formal Reception Capacity - 110 Guests

Ancient Formal Gardens

Across the medieval courtyard from the Upper Gatehouse, these lovely gardens present a fantastic location for wedding photos.

Great Hall

Justifiably the most famous of the separate wedding facilities at Dartington is the truly magnificent 14th-century Great Hall of the Grade I-listed house. It features leaded windows, oak panelling and open roof beams, and can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 150 Guests

Licensed Ceremony Rooms

Each offering individual historic elements, these rooms are ideal for celebrations of different sizes, hosting from 30 to 120 guests.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 30 to 120 Guests

Dartington Hall also presents an array of private dining rooms, perfect for more intimate gatherings and smaller wedding parties.

Catering And Accommodation

The AA 2-Rosette chefs will be eager to create the wedding breakfast of your dreams. They prepare seasonal and local produce where possible, serving guests generous portions of delicious and high-quality cuisine. A tasting for the bride and groom is gratis.

The hospitality team at Dartington Hall are known for their attention to detail and precise care about all aspects of a wedding day.


Old embraces new in delightful fashion in the 50 bedrooms and suites at Dartington Hall. Enjoy the historic elegance of centuries long ago, blending seamlessly with all the comforting modern conveniences and necessary amenities for a luxurious night's stay.

For more information about weddings at Dartington Hall, please use the hospitality team's contact details listed below.

Dartington Hall


  • Mr and Mrs Tame

    We had a truly unforgettable wedding at Dartington Hall. Our ceremony took place in the Upper Gatehouse, and guests were then invited to the Great Hall for the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment. The day ran so smoothly, and both me and my husband felt totally relaxed throughout the day. The food was exceptional, and the staff were extremely attentive to all our guests needs. I would encourage anyone looking for a magical venue for their wedding to seriously consider Dartington Hall, as it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make! I would like to thank the Dartington team for all their help in making our day so memorable.

  • Sam and Ben

    We were so pleased we chose the amazing venue of Dartington Hall to host our wedding. Everyone involved went above and beyond our expectations, and we had an amazing wedding day. All of our wedding guests have commented on what a stunning setting Dartington Hall is, and we would highly recommend it. We are so pleased that Dartington Hall is open to the public year round, meaning we can return on anniversaries and throughout the year to reminisce about our wonderful wedding day.

  • Hannah

    I think Dartington is the most wonderful place in the world to get married and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough! The gardens are incredibly beautiful, and we were lucky enough to have an outside ceremony under blue skies and birdsong. The Great Hall is also a stunning place for a Wedding Breakfast/Reception, and the food was delicious too! All the staff at Dartington were absolutely brilliant – attentive, professional, friendly and went out of their way to make the day and night run smoothly. It was an absolute pleasure and I wish I could do it all over again – and I know our guests loved every second too so very very happy customers!

  • Meg

    I’ve always imagined getting married at Dartington Hall since I was a young girl visiting the grounds with my family. My expectations were exceeded and then some! The day was brilliant, the staff were attentive and professional and our day couldn’t have been more perfect than we had imagined. The Great Hall is spectacular and is such a wow factor when the guests see it for the first time. We would definitely recommend Dartington as the perfect setting for the best day of your life.

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