Venues Kingston Estate
Kingston Estate
  • All-inclusive rural Devon wedding venue
  • Magnificent Georgian country mansion
  • Delightfully set in extensive formal grounds
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for up to 170 guests
  • Romantic outdoor wedding ceremonies
  • 54 guests stay in luxury period cottages
  • Characterful Grade II-listed buildings
  • Select from a list of preferred caterers

If you're looking for a magnificent yet relaxed wedding venue, with enough room to land a helicopter or put on a fireworks display, the Kingston Estate is a perfect location for you. The sky really is the limit as Kingston's extensive gardens are capable of holding unlimited numbers of guests, with choice of an intimate indoor wedding or a romantic outdoor ceremony and reception available.

For couples who would choose to host a fairly large informal celebration inside the mansion, the stunning Undercroft provides a fantastic party ambience. At your service throughout, the Kingston team are dedicated to ensuring that your big day is completely perfect. You and your guests can stay overnight in the lovingly preserved holiday cottages containing wonderful historic features.

History

The Kingston Estate is thought to be one of the best surviving examples of an 18th-century country gentleman's residence. The historic estate dates back to 1172, the original house situated where the current outbuildings lie on the West Drive. It was in 1735 that the magnificent Kingston House was constructed for John Rowe, a rich Catholic wool merchant. Over the years the property changed hands several times, each owner altering and adding to the estate, evidence of which remains to this day as markers of Kingston's history. In 1985 Michael and Elizabeth Corfield acquired the estate and began to restore the house to its former glory.

Many of the estate buildings are Grade II-listed with original Georgian features that create a wonderfully grand and historic feel. Walking in the formal garden is like stepping back in time; the flawlessly-trimmed hedges and perfectly planted trees look striking in any wedding photograph. Kingston Estate is now a family-run business helping couples to create the wedding of their dreams.

Facilities

With the combination of a magnificent mansion and its gorgeous grounds, The Kingston Estate presents a plethora of both indoor and outdoor spaces in which ceremonies can take place, giving each couple the chance to find a location that is perfect for them.

Indoor Wedding

If you're planning a more intimate occasion, the Estate has a selection of smaller yet equally stunning rooms within the mansion.

Dining Room

The cosy Dining Room can hold up to 30 guests in a formally seated arrangement, and overlooks the walled and South Garden.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 30 Guests

Marquetry Staircase

If you're looking for something a little more unusual, Kingston offers its couples the chance to marry at the Marquetry Staircase. This feature provides a stunning backdrop to your ceremony which your guests can enjoy from the beautiful Georgian landing.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 50 Guests

Drawing Room

Alternatively, to accommodate a slightly larger party, the elegant Drawing Room seats up to 60 guests. Its large draped windows offer a lovely view overlooking the South and Parterre Garden, flooding the room with light and giving it that extra sense of space.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 60 Guests

Marble Hall

If you're looking for a location to marry that's full of impact then the elegant Marble Hall might well present the perfect place. With views overlooking the Parterre Garden and enough room to seat 75 guests, your ceremony is sure to reflect elegance and class.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 75 Guests

The Undercroft

There are two further spaces available for larger wedding parties: the Undercroft and the unique converted Barn. The Undercroft is a rather unusual location, a vaulted basement whose support pillars create numerous softly curving archways that make for a distinctive and memorable celebration for you and up to 140 guests for a ceremony, and up to 128 guests for a formal reception.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 140 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 128 Guests

The Barn

For large ceremonies and receptions, the first floor of The Barn can hold up to 170 guests and overlooks the Parterre Garden.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 170 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 170 Guests

Outdoor Wedding

Kingston House Entrance Steps

You can recite your vows and exchange your rings in a civil marriage or partnership ceremony on the Entrance Steps to Kingston House! An unlimited number of guests can be seated on the gravel drive, and all will have an amazing view of your celebration.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - Unlimited

Walled Garden

Alternatively, the romantic Walled Garden contains a gorgeous oak-framed gazebo in which you can marry while your guests look on from the lawn. Or, if you prefer the winding hedges of the Parterre Garden with the grand mansion as a backdrop, guests can be seated here to witness one of the happiest moments of your life. Receptions can be held under marquees, giant tipis or yurts.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - Unlimited
Marquee Reception Capacity - Variable

Catering And Accommodation

The Kingston Estate offers all couples a list of preferred high-quality caterers to choose from. Each of these excellent companies are familiar with the estate facilities, and so know exactly how it works and how best to provide you with a perfect wedding meal.

The team at Kingston Estate would be happy to organise either a free or a paid bar after you've enjoyed your wedding breakfast.

Accommodation

The stress of finding, booking and travelling to independent overnight accommodation is completely removed at Kingston, as the estate contains numerous luxury holiday cottages and four quality suites in the mansion. Up to 54 guests can be accommodated in these fantastic period buildings, many of which are Grade II-listed with lovingly preserved original features. Your staying guests will sleep in complete luxury; each bedroom is kitted out with the finest bedding and towels, flatscreen smart TVs and free Wi-Fi.

If you might like to host your wedding at the Kingston Estate, get in touch with the team via the contact details below.
Address
Kingston Estate
Kingston
Staverton
Near Totnes
Devon
TQ9 6AR

Reviews

  • Max

    My Wife and I held our wedding at Kingston Estate in May 2017 and it absolutely was the venue of our dreams. The layout and format of the day flowed perfectly and all of our guests were so impressed with the venue and how organised Marie-Anne and the team made the day feel. Being able to spend the whole weekend there really enabled us to make the most of the celebrations. Thank you so much to Marie-Anne and co for a truly unforgettable time.

  • James

    As soon as we saw this place we knew it was the one. The house and grounds are stunning. Marie-anne organised everything perfectly for us. Cru caterers provided amazing food for the wedding breakfast and Harbour provided perfect entertainment in the evening. Our weekend went perfectly, we can't thank you enough.

  • Brigitte

    My husband and I got married at Kingston at the beginning of September and the day was beyond perfection. The venues appeal speaks for itself, the gorgeous walled garden, impeccably kept grounds, fabulous views from the wedding barn, unique character of The Undercroft and the superbly presented cottages. We can't thank Kingston enough for providing more than we could ever have dreamed of.

  • Marc and Chloe

    My Wife and I got married at Kingston Estate at the start of September. We had the most amazing wedding weekend and it was everything we had ever wished for. The venue has everything..... The Manor House, Gardens, Barn, Undercroft Nightclub just to name a few and all of which is maintained to an extremely high standard by Marie-Anne and the rest of The Kingston Estate Team. We both couldn't recommend Kingston Estate enough, and if you ever visit for a viewing you will struggle to leave without booking it for your own wedding ... It just has the WOW FACTOR !!!!!!

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