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The Horn of Plenty
  • All-inclusive rural Devon wedding venue
  • Victorian country house near Tavistock
  • 'Best Wedding Venue in Devon 2016'
  • 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)

Overlooking the Tamar Valley, The Horn of Plenty is an award-winning country house hotel featuring 5-acres of grounds and incredible rooms. They even offer a bespoke menu designed with their talented head chef.

The venue can accommodate intimate weddings and more lavish affairs with up to 90 guests in the main house and 200 guests in a marquee outside. The hotel is willing to create bespoke packages for the couple eager to personalise their special day.

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. Just a glimpse of our awards; South West Wedding Awards 2016 - Gold Winner & Visit England national small hotel of the year 2015 - Silver Award.

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 has its own highly-reputed restaurant, led by an expert in-house catering team comprised of six talented chefs. Having earned two prestigious AA rosettes, the team is held in high regard both locally and further afield, supported by the fact that they regularly host weddings for chefs every year.

The catering team always obtain their produce locally, with 90% drawn from South West suppliers, and 70% within Devon itself.

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

in addition to being a 4 star hotel, The Horn of Plenty has also been awarded 2 AA rosettes and was voted the 'Devon Wedding Venue of the Year' in 2013 and 2016's South West Wedding Awards. They were also featured in Visit England as the silver winner of their 'National Small Hotel of the Year' 2015 awards.

Special Offers

Save up to £1,500! The Horn of Plenty are currently offering this incredible deal for exclusive use of the venue. This deal applies to:

  • All remaining dates in 2019
  • Winter weddings; November - March any year
  • Monday weddings throughout the year

Terms & Conditions apply. Please contact us for details and availability as offers may be withdrawn at any time.

If you would like to find out more feel free to call Julie, Shirna or get in touch by checking out the links below.

Address
The Horn of Plenty
Gulworthy
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8JD

Reviews

  • 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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