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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty

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The Horn of Plenty

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  • All-inclusive rural Devon wedding venue
  • Victorian country house near Tavistock
  • Three times winner of South West Weddings Awards
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for 90 guests
  • Reception parties for up to 250 guests
  • Award-winning 2 AA-Rosette cuisine
  • 16 luxurious bedrooms and suites
  • Exclusive use recommended
  • Outdoor weddings available (weather permitting)

The Horn of Plenty is a truly stunning wedding venue that combines romantic country house splendour with exquisite photographic opportunities in abundance. As you enter our sweeping drive, the dramatic view of the Tamar Valley will take your breath away. The Georgian manor house then draws you in to its welcoming, stylish interior, where the helpful and experienced team will take good care of you and your guests.

There are four rooms licensed for civil weddings; each room has its own unique character. If you'd prefer to get married outside, you will adore the big lawn overlooking the stunning Tamar Valley; it's just like being on a film set! The exclusive use option gives you the hotel, restaurant, gardens and all 16 bedrooms for a day or two. They can cater for up to 90 guests in the Main House, or up to 150 guests in a marquee. Alternatively if you're thinking of a smaller gathering, you may prefer the non-exclusive use option.

History

Dating back to 1866, this Victorian country house was originally built for James Richards, the Duke of Bedford's Mine Captain, responsible for extracting tin and copper from the Tamar Valley. In 1967 it was converted into a gourmet restaurant by the first British woman to be awarded a Michelin star, Sonia Stevenson.

It has steadily gone from strength to strength; accommodation was added in 1985, and the Coach House extended in 2014.

Today the hotel sits firmly on the foodie map, and has plenty of awards and accolades to its name. An award that will certainly interest you is "Three times winner of South West Weddings Awards (2019, 2016, 2014)".

Facilities

This stunning mid-Victorian manor house presents a choice of three beautiful rooms for civil ceremonies and receptions. The house can seat up to 90 guests for a civil ceremony, followed by an equal number for a formal wedding breakfast reception.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 90 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 90 Guests

Exclusive Use

As The Horn of Plenty is a boutique hotel, having exclusive use of the property is highly recommended for gatherings of more than 25 guests, and is mandatory for couples planning to host an evening reception party (so as not to disturb other guests).

With exclusive use, the 16 hotel bedrooms are at your disposal.

The hotel offers a range of activities too - perfect for those lads on the morning of the wedding whilst the bride is getting ready! Try golf, falconry, tree-surfing, mountain-biking or horse-riding.

Marquee Weddings

Make the most of the great outdoors! Ideal for those brides and grooms looking to host a larger wedding celebration, The Horn of Plenty regularly host marquee events on their luscious lawn.

Evening Reception Capacity - 250 Guests

Catering

The Horn of Plenty have been regarded as one of the region's top restaurants for over 50 years, offering fabulous food, outstanding service and elegant surroundings. Their Head Chef will help you design your very own bespoke menu, including a choice of options to suit all your guests, from fine dining through to a delicious roast. Wedding guests regularly comment that it's the best wedding meal they've ever tasted.

Accommodation

The hotel presents 16 luxury bedrooms, 4 of which are found in the main house, and 12 in the recently-extended Coach House.

Extras

For their brochure click here.

Awards

The Horn of Plenty is critically acclaimed having won a whole host of awards.

  • Three times winner of South West Weddings Awards (2019, 2016, 2014)
  • Crowned one of the Times’ Top 40 “Cool Places to Stay” 2019
  • “Wedding Hotel 2019“ - Editor’s Choice (Good Hotel Guide)
  • “Most Outstanding Bespoke Wedding Venue in Devon” – Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2018
  • “National Small Hotel of the Year” – Silver Award (Visit England 2015/16)

If you would like to find out more feel free to call The Wedding Team or get in touch by checking out the links below.

Address
The Horn of Plenty
Gulworthy
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8JD

Reviews

  • Mr & Mrs Higgins October 19

    Hello, we just wanted to say massive thank you to everyone! Our wedding was amazing! Everything was amazing, food was delicious, staff were very professional and very lovely! Thank you very much for you help so make this day unforgettable for us! We'll be back one day!
    Lots of love

  • Mr & Mrs Harris, September 19

    Just wanted to thank you all again for making our day memorable. What a stunning view and location, everyone loved your hotel, such a great day from start to finish and such helpful staff, they are a real credit to you. Also, would you please thank the chef from us, for his culinary skills, guests were blown away with the food.

  • Mr & Mrs Tham, Aug 19

    Thank you for your support whilst planning our wedding & on the day; everyone was very impressed by the food in particular (I'm relieved we didn't fall over each other during the first dance too). No doubt we will be returning to The Horn of Plenty to celebrate our anniversaries in future!

    I think everyone had a great time at our wedding & we have some fabulous memories from the day; it was perfect!

    Thank you for all your hard work (it is very much appreciated)

  • Mr & Mrs Loss, August 2019

    John and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our most wonderful wedding day. It literally was perfect in every way and everything was just perfect. The attention to detail was incredible and every guest has commented on how amazing the food was and how incredible the venue is. All the Scottish lot are desperate to come back and visit again as they were just blown away with it.

    John and I honestly had the most perfect day and thanks for all your hard work to make sure everything went to well. Your whole team are a credit to you and made us feel so welcome and nothing was an issue.

  • Mr & Mrs O’Callaghan, June 19

    My husband and I married at the Horn of Plenty June 2019 and it was most wonderful experience.
    The breathtaking views over the valley and gorgeous venue and beautiful gardens won us over immediately. From the moment we booked, a year before, to the special day the wedding team were in close contact and always quick to reply to emails or phone calls. The day itself was amazing. I can’t believe how smoothly it all went and how relaxed I felt. I think this was because everything was very organised leading up to the day. All the recommended services (florist/cake/cheese shop) were incredible and the food was delicious on the day.
    Thank you to Shirna and the wedding team for making the day so special for us. I wish we could do it all again!

  • Mr & Mrs Dutton, June 2019

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for our wedding last Monday. I really appreciate all the work that you put in, it definitely helped me stress a bit less about organising things.
    I honestly can’t thank you enough for making the day run smoothly and making it amazing. I also wanted to say a big thank you to the rest of the wedding team and staff that were there on the day, they were all amazing and the food was delicious as always.
    Luke and I really appreciate everything you did and will definitely be back at some point.

  • Mr and Mrs Butler - February 2019

    We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your efforts to make our wedding day perfect.
    Shirna you were amazing from start to finish and I cannot thank you enough for making everything so easy. The day was amazing and everything went so smoothly and we know that it was largely down to all your efforts. We will definitely be returning soon with our dog Maisy, until then thank you again!

  • Catherine and Luke - December 2018

    We chose the Horn of Plenty as our wedding venue for a couple of reasons 1) The amazing setting, and more importantly, 2) Julie, the owner and Wedding planner. She made us feel so welcome and special from the moment we stepped into the hotel whilst looking for a venue that we knew we wanted to get married there. From that very first meeting, Julie and her team couldn’t do enough to ensure our day was perfect in every way. We planned the wedding from Yorkshire and the wedding team were on always hand to answer any questions we had. The actual day was amazing. The food was out of this world. The chef had created a bespoke menu for us earlier in the year where we met with him and discussed our favourite food. He then designed a menu around this and made our favourite foods even better! All of our guests commented on how good the food was and how well ran the day went. I can’t recommend The Horn of Plenty enough. It was a day to remember and we will most certainly be going back in years to come.

  • Mr and Mrs Miller - December 2018

    Thank you for hosting the best day of our lives. We could not have imagined a more perfect venue – beautiful setting, friendly and helpful staff, delicious food and a great night’s sleep resting our dancing feet! The horn of Plenty now has a very special place in our hearts. We look forward to celebrating many anniversaries to come here and relive this happy day. Thank you so much!

  • Lisa and John - October 2018

    We’ve had a fantastic day, thank you so much for making it extra special for us. Everybody was just so impressed with the lovely location and delicious food.
    There is absolutely nothing you could have done better, you went above and beyond, and we couldn’t have asked for a better team and location :)

  • Dave and Craig - October 2018

    We decided on the Horn of Plenty for our wedding day. Julie and her team are amazing and the personal touch is really what set this venue apart from others we looked at. You’re made to feel that the day is truly unique to you and nothing is too much trouble. The views are amazing and the food is out of this world, the head chef Ashley really works with you to design a menu that reflects you. From the canapes, to the breakfast and petite fours all the way to the evening food, there was nothing that was not a pleasure to eat. The rooms are fantastic with many offering views across the valley and beyond. I have nothing bad I could say about the place. Definitely consider it as a possible wedding venue, but also just a fantastic dining experience or night away.

  • Mel - September 2018

    I am writing to say that my daughter and her now husband were married at your beautiful hotel this weekend.
    I have to say that we as a family cannot thank you enough for everything that you have done for us.
    As the father of the bride I could not have wished for a better place for her to be married, the scenery, the hotel and most of all the staff made it a day that will live on in our hearts for many years to come.
    Thank you doesn’t seem to say a lot , but we mean it from the bottom of our hearts!

  • Jordan and Gary - September 2018

    Well what a place... thank you to every single member of staff who made our wedding so special. You guys have been phenomenal through our wedding planning to the actual date. Nothing was too much trouble and we had the best wedding we could ever have wished for.
    A special thank you to Shirna, who was my rock on the day! You helped calm my nerves and made sure everything went smoothly and that I had nothing to worry about.

  • Dan and Claire - August 2018

    I just wanted to drop you a quick line to once again thank everyone involved in the planning and execution of our big day on Monday.
    We had the most perfect day and wouldn’t change a single detail and the venue and staff played a massive part in that. We have had so much positive feedback from our guests about the food, setting and the rooms for those that stayed
    We will definitely be back in the future and look forward to catching up with you when we do visit again
    We could not recommend you highly enough!

  • Timothy and Stephanie - July 2018

    It was such a delightful day and we're incredibly thankful that you were there to help us stay organised, all of the waiting staff keeping everyone fed and watered, and the kitchen team doing the best food I've experienced at any wedding - a sentiment also expressed by many of our guests. We had everything we needed and more, and all the staff were super helpful. Shirna's improvisation to move the speeches outside certainly saved a few people, and all of the layout and decoration being handled by the staff was greatly appreciated as it freed us up to spend our day with our guests, and also got the layout of everything just right.

  • Amii and Kurt, Nov 2017

    We would like to thank each and every one of you for the most amazing experience from the moment of booking our wedding, right until we checked out on Sunday. Everything was faultless and all our guests complimented the venue, food and rooms. Please can you extend this email onto your kitchen and housekeeping staff too as I know they often go unnoticed.

    We honestly had the best time and were so sad when it was over.

    We will most definitely be back next year for our anniversary and hopefully for lunch in the meantime!

    Thanks again.

  • Charlotte and Laurence

    I just wanted to say a big thank you to you both and to the team for making our wedding day perfect. The venue was gorgeous and we were so lucky with the weather. We had so may comments from guests about the food and the staff - everybody was just brilliant. The only thing we do wish was that it didn't go so quickly!

    Thank you both for being so accommodating in the months running up to our wedding and we hope to come and stay with you in the future.

    Many thanks
    Charlotte and Laurence
    August 2016

  • Elly Nagy

    I got married here on the 20/10/17, the staff went above and beyond and exceeded every expectation. Thank you for your kindness, patience and making my day perfect!

    The food is the best I have ever eaten, the grounds are beautiful, rooms gorgeous and it's dog friendly! You will not be disappointed with a visit to this beautiful gem. I can't wait to go back!

    Elly Nagy, October 2017

  • Clare & Dave

    Thank You! We had the most fantastic day, as did all our guests! Everyone loved the venue, commenting on how beautiful it is and how great the food was!

    I really can't think of anything that would have been done better!! You are so obviously experienced in facilitating weddings, with such attention to detail, which shone though throughout the whole of the experiences. We loved creating our own menu, experiencing a night there together and being able to completely personalise our day.

    Can't wait to come back and reminisce.

    Thank you so much again, Clare & Dave Xxx
    October 2016

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