Venues Hillersdon House
Hillersdon House
  • Situated in Cullompton, amidst the rolling Devon countryside
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Various indoor rooms can be decorated for smaller ceremonies and receptions
  • For larger wedding parties hire a marquee and host your big day amongst the gorgeous lake and gardens
  • Eight en-suite bedrooms on the first floor of the house and two bedrooms contained in the romantic Jane's cottage

Standing in the centre of 200 acres of parkland, lakes, woodlands and wildlife is this beautiful Grade II*-listed house. The estate boasts stunning views over the Blackdown Hills and its very own 50-acre deer park, home to the Hillersdon herds of red and fallow deer. There could not be a more perfect setting in which to celebrate your marriage.

You will imagine you are stepping into another time as you enter the Great Hall, with its gorgeous late-Georgian style and elegant period furnishings. For larger ceremonies, the lakeside temple is an ideal location with spectacular views and atmosphere, and the outdoor lawn is the perfect spot for a marquee reception.

History

The house was built in 1847, based on designs by theatre architect Samuel Beazley. It was styled in the late-Georgian manner, with red brick and Portland stone walling. Hillersdon soon developed a reputation for wild parties and extravagant events. After the Exeter Ball one year four gentlemen decided to settle a bet by taking off their clothes and swimming across the lake. It is said that, after they had left the lake, they washed themselves clean in baths filled with champagne.

During the mid-19th century Hillersdon House saw the addition of the fern garden, shell grotto and Grant gardens. The garden layout, by William Grant, is a culmination of his tastes for the natural, formal and contemporary.

Today, the house is owned by Michael and Annabelle Lloyd and the beloved 19th century gardens have been fully restored. A new wildflower meadow has planted to encourage plants and insects to flourish on the grounds, and the walled garden provides seasonal fruit and cut flowers for the house.

Facilities

Ceremony Rooms

Ceremonies can be held in the lakeside temple, which seats 150 guests comfortably. This beautiful red brick building makes for some great photographic opportunities, and its tall columns match elegantly with the house. For ceremonies with up to 60 guests, the Great Hall makes a beautiful setting in which to marry.

Reception Rooms

For receptions with under 60 guests you can hire the Great Hall, with its high ceilings and stunning Georgian décor. For larger parties, Hillersdon recommends hiring a marquee and enjoying the wonderful views that the Devon countryside has to offer.

Catering

Hillersdon House understand that every wedding, and every couple, will have different tastes and requirements. With this in mind, they can help you to source a catering company that will provide exactly what you desire.

Accommodation

The first floor of Hillersdon House is occupied by eight beautiful en-suite bedrooms, elegantly furnished and overlooking the parklands. Nestled in the walled garden is the romantic Jane's Cottage, a quiet and tranquil abode, and home to two bedrooms for a more private accommodation.

For larger wedding parties, there are several local B&B's that Hillersdon House can recommend in the nearby town of Tiverton.

To find out more about this stunning estate, get in touch with Hillersdon House using the contact buttons above and below this listing.

Address
Hillersdon House
Cullompton
Devon
EX15 1LS

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