The Setting

Nestled in peaceful countryside, Hestercombe is a unique combination of beautifully restored gardens, all saved from disrepair and lovingly restored to their former glory over the last 20 years. With a selection of flexible locations for your ceremony and reception Hestercombe has a wonderfully romantic atmosphere. A candle-lit ceremony in the Orangery; an intimate supper with a handful of friends; an evening party venue for up to 200 – they can create the dream wedding.

The Vibe

Hestercombe is licensed for civil ceremonies with the advantage of being able to hold your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening party all at one magnificent location. Their friendly and accommodating in-house wedding team have many years of experience and will work with you to create your special day.

With 50 acres of gardens, woodland, lakes, cascades, temples, shade-dappled pathways and romantic corners topped off with views that will take your breath away – Hestercombe is the picture-perfect backdrop for photographs too.

To help you make the most of all the options at Hestercombe their wedding co-ordinator Julie is always on hand. Hugely experienced and full of good ideas Julie will guide and support you when you need it but step back when you’re happy on your own. On the day, Julie, together with an experienced team, will make sure everything runs smoothly, right down to the last detail… and even mopping tears of joy or calming nerves!


Lovely Words from Lovely Folks

  • Julie, your professionalism and eye for detail shined throughout the day. Thanks also to the Chef for the beautifully presented and very tasty food. I would not hesitate to recommend Hestercombe Gardens as a venue to anyone. Thank you once again for making Victoria and Kieran’s wedding day the special day it was.

    Mr & Mrs Evans (parents of the bride)

  • Thank you to the whole team who looked after us. It was a wonderful time and the fact that we were able to enjoy it so much was thanks to the great attention to detail and the great staff who made visitors feel they were enjoying the afternoon as well!

    Alistair & Angel

  • Thank you for everything you contributed toward our wedding day. You were so supportive but also a calm and knowledgeable presence in the run up to our wedding. Hestercombe was the perfect venue and with your expertise, we feel we pulled off a wedding that we and our guests will never forget.

    Beth & Olly

  • We really had the most beautiful time and we are grateful for your support throughout the whole process. A thank you too to the hospitality team who were fantastic on the day – everything was seamless.

    Jo & Lucas

  • On the day I didn’t have to worry about a thing (except my lippy staying in place). The teams worked in the background and how on earth they managed to work around us with no one noticing, I’ll never know. The day its self was faultless, the canapes and food were lovely and the atmosphere was relaxed. Whatever it is Hestercombe are doing, please, keep doing it!

    Rebecca Smith