Venues Rockbeare Manor
Rockbeare Manor
  • All-inclusive East Devon wedding venue
  • Grade I-listed Regency manor house
  • Located in Rockbeare, near Exeter
  • Set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Evening receptions for up to 200 guests
  • Delicious and unique dining options
  • Luxury accommodation for wedding party

This Grade I-listed Regency manor house is nestled in 100 acres of parkland just outside Exeter. You can revel in the glamour of the architecture, yet here you will feel completely welcome and at ease - the staff encourage wedding couples to treat the house as their own. The décor and furnishings of Rockbeare Manor are nothing short of spectacular, and the tall windows of the house present stunning, far-reaching views stretching to the Haldon Hills, Haldon Belvedere and west to Cawsand Beacon on Dartmoor.

With exclusive use of the property, you can rest assured that your wedding here will be nothing short of spectacular. Restored to create a contemporary space, the manor still retains the aged grandeur of the past. Rockbeare specialises in weddings, and from the marvellous reception rooms to the mouthwatering dining options, you can be quite sure your celebration will be one of a kind.

History

Rockbeare Manor was built as a country house in 1760 for Sir John Duntze, a wool merchant and banker. Enlarged around 1820, it was the family home for the best part of a century until it was subsequently purchased by William Nation in 1859. Since then the house has been lovingly restored, now presenting a contemporary interior space while still retaining much of its original grandeur.

Facilities

Rockbeare Manor presents a variety of different rooms eminently capable of hosting your civil ceremony and wedding reception.

Dining Room

The majestic Dining Room is fully licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies, and can easily hold 100 seated guests.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 100 Guests

Outdoor Terrace

If you would prefer an outdoor wedding, with the capability to seat many guests, the Terrace is perfect for summery ceremonies.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests

Ballroom

Ideal for larger gatherings, your entire day, from ceremony to evening party, can be celebrated in the spacious and airy Ballroom.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 160 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 160 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 200 Guests

Catering

From delicious canapés to a show-stopping wedding breakfast, you can be sure that your entire day will be catered for with ease at Rockbeare Manor. After your ceremony is over, enjoy a drinks and photos reception, choosing from an array of meat, fish and vegetarian canapé options, or how about a miniature afternoon tea, garden party-style, with tiny cakes and cocktail sandwiches?

A unique idea for the wedding breakfast is the Barouche Menu, which offers wedding parties a platter to select from. Some of the platters include Italian antipasti, West Country treats, Spanish tapas nibbles or Persian delicacies, and this can be an ideal choice if you do not want to commit to just one dish for your guests. Alternatively, you could opt for a traditional wedding breakfast using either the Minuet or Regency menu. The chefs also offer equally delectable buffet options, always welcome at the evening party.

Accommodation

Once you've tired from all the dancing, you won't have to go too far to rest your head! Rockbeare Manor features 12 brand-new luxury ensuite rooms, ideal for your wedding night. Nearby Exeter offers accommodation of all types and styles for more guests.

To get in touch with the hospitality team at Rockbeare Manor simply use the contact details which will be found below.

Address
Rockbeare Manor
Near Exeter
Devon
EX5 2FE

Reviews

  • Amy Beney

    We had our wedding here last month and wow what a truly amazing venue! We knew we wanted to get married here as soon as we saw it it's just a stunning building inside and out that's been finished to such a high standard. Thanks to Aimée and Andy the day ran so smoothly and the staff couldn't do enough for you a massive thanks to all of you for all your hard work!
    Everyone commented on how delicious all the food was - from the 3 course meal to the burgers and chips in the evening and the ice cream tricycle was a massive hit!

    The day from start to finish was just perfect and we're so glad we chose to get married here I can't recommend it enough.

  • Richard Jones

    My wife and I married at Rockbeare at the beginning of September and we had a day that we will never forget! After looking around at other venues, Rockbeare was the one place that had everything that we was looking for! The Manor House is beautiful and the grounds are stunning. All of our guests commented on what a special venue it is. The staff at the venue I cannot compliment highly enough especially Stephanie who was so helpful before and on the day, from the professional service to the little magical tweaks.

    The food was was absolutely delicious and all dietary requirements for our guests were no problem at all.
    At the end of the night after a long day to be able to stay in such beautiful and elegant rooms really is the icing on the cake.

    Thank you so much Stephanie & the Rockbeare Manor team for giving us such a special day and amazing memories.

  • Richard Jones

    My wife and I married at Rockbeare at the beginning of September and we had a day that we will never forget! After looking around at other venues, Rockbeare was the one place that had everything that we was looking for! The Manor House is beautiful and the grounds are stunning. All of our guests commented on what a special venue it is. The staff at the venue I cannot compliment highly enough especially Stephanie who was so helpful before and on the day, from the professional service to the little magical tweaks.

    The food was was absolutely delicious and all dietary requirements for our guests were no problem at all.
    At the end of the night after a long day to be able to stay in such beautiful and elegant rooms really is the icing on the cake.

    Thank you so much Stephanie & the Rockbeare Manor team for giving us such a special day and amazing memories.

  • Ian Kelly

    We had our wedding on the 28th October at Rockbeare Manor and we truly had the most amazing day possible. From the first moment we saw the venue and met the team we both knew this was the place for us, other venues just couldn’t match up! Not only is the Manor House simply stunning but the grounds are beautiful too. All of our guests commented on how special the venue was.

    From start to finish the Rockbeare team provided great service and we’re always happy to help/advise and answer queries. All the staff were very incredibly friendly, happy and professional which helped make the day go perfectly. Special thanks go out to Simone for all you’re help over the 2 days, she really couldn’t of done enough for us.

    The food was absolutely delicious too, we certainly would recommend the beef along with the burgers for the evening food. The burgers went down a storm, we still have guests talking about them now, they we’re absolutely delicious!

    All our guests had a fabulous time and the newly renovated rooms to stay over were simply stunning! We would recommend this place to anyone, it was the perfect venue for our dream wedding and can't thank you all enough.

    If you are planning a wedding at this fantastic venue, you certainly won't be disappointed. We also enjoyed a lovely breakfast the following morning with all our other guests which was a great way to finish off a magical weekend.

    Thank you again so much for an incredible wedding day, it’s a day which we will cherish and remember forever.

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