Venues The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel
The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel
  • All-inclusive wedding venue in Eggesford
  • Historic former coaching inn in 6 acres
  • Grounds include stretch of the River Taw
  • Licensed for indoor/outdoor civil ceremony
  • Reception parties for up to 300 guests
  • Adaptable and award-winning cuisine
  • 20 gorgeously decorated bedrooms
  • Treehouse for unique intimate weddings

As three-time winner of 'Best Wedding Venue In Devon' in the South West Wedding Awards, The Fox And Hounds Country Hotel is unmatchable in terms of beauty and how smoothly receptions are managed. There's a strict one-wedding-per-day policy at this delightful venue, so you can be sure that your celebration will be catered for with complete finesse at The Fox And Hounds Hotel.

Six acres of grounds, which include a gazebo covered in romantic flowers, lakes and a stunning area of the River Taw, add to the tranquil and heavenly setting at the hotel. Right in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, you could usher in your wedding night listening to owls in the nearby woodlands and marvelling at a star-studded sky. The venue is perfect for children and dog-friendly.

About

It has been tradition since at least the 1800s to have a coaching inn at Eggesford, due to its position halfway between Exeter and Barnstaple. The Tarka Line Railway, which portrays an economic history of the area, was built nearby in 1851 and still runs today.

As well as its coaching-inn history, The Fox And Hounds used to be a recreational fishing hotel, an activity which is still on offer to this day. Despite much of the building being altered over the years, it still remains prestigious and significant in Eggesford culture.

Facilities

Marrying at The Fox And Hounds Hotel, you have the opportunity to stage your civil wedding ceremony either indoors or outside.

Wedding Chapel

As its name might suggest, this beautiful and spacious room is perfect for gorgeous indoor wedding ceremonies with 130 guests.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 130 Guests

Dining Room

This stylish room is light and airy and can comfortably accommodate up to 130 guests for a formal reception. However, if you are planning a wedding breakfast for a smaller gathering, it can easily be reduced by screens to create a more intimate atmosphere.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 130 Guests

Bar And Restaurant

This area will be reserved for the exclusive use of the wedding group, and can fit up to 300 guests for an evening reception party.

Evening Reception Capacity - 300 Guests

Garden Ceremony

Outdoors, you have the option to exchange your vows and rings in the charming summerhouse, with your guests seated outside.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 130 Guests

Treetop Treehouse

Overlooking the forest, gardens and lakes is the Treetop Treehouse, which is licensed for civil ceremonies with up to ten guests. Your party can enjoy a civil ceremony in the picturesque treehouse, champagne, luxury canapés and two nights accommodation.

Treetop Ceremony Capacity - 10 Guests

Sample packages can be adapted to suit bespoke requirements. Extra suppliers at special rates can be discussed with the hotel.

Catering

The award-winning chefs use fresh ingredients straight from Devonshire farms. They can serve a formal wedding breakfast, or a hog-roast or barbecue - you are invited to discuss your ideas with the wedding planner, who will be keen to cater to your wishes.

Accommodation

The hotel contains 20 ensuite bedrooms plus a luxury treehouse. These include ground-floor rooms with disabled access and family rooms. The luxurious bridal suite contains a monumental 7-foot four-poster bed - which is the largest in the South West!

Address
Fox And Hounds Country Hotel
Eggesford
Chumleigh
Devon
EX18 7JZ

Reviews

  • Nikita

    Thank you Tara and the team for making my dream wedding flow so smoothly, the guest loved the hotel, food and their rooms. The honeymoon suite is what dreams are made of and I loved every second of it! It went without as hitch and exactly how I wanted it to run! Thank you so much! Cannot wait to be back for our anniversary.

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