Colehayes Park is a beautiful Grade II Listed, granite-built, Georgian mansion that sits in 20 acres of private woodland. Located on the edge of the stunning Dartmoor National Park, Colehayes is one of the largest self-catering accommodations available in the UK, sleeping up to 80 guests on site.
With the Manor located inside Dartmoor National Park, you are never far from the breath-taking views the moor has to offer. The famous Haytor Rock, Hound Tor and Widecombe-in-the-Moor are all a short drive away; whilst the beauty of the Devon coastline is within a 30 minute drive from Colehayes.
Colehayes Park is the perfect venue for those looking for somewhere relaxed to extend their wedding celebrations over a long weekend or whole week (rather than a single day). Not only is the house a fully-licensed wedding venue but they can also sleep up to 70 guests in the manor and a further 11 in Cork Tree Cottage. This offers a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy the company of friends and family for a longer period of time and in a more intimate setting.
They are also unique as a DIY wedding venue which means that you have the choice and freedom to create your own perfectly individual wedding. Despite its size, the house has a informal and cosy atmosphere, making it feel like a giant home-from-home.
You can hire the manor for a long weekend from 3pm Friday to 10am Monday, or you can choose to hire the manor for a week. This is especially popular in the summer as your guests can stay and spend more quality time together, enjoying the beautiful surrounding areas of South Devon.
They are licensed for indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies in 5 locations. For indoor ceremonies, they are licensed in the oak panelled front hall and the beautifully styled living room. Outside, they are licensed for ceremonies at the front of the house, the granite steps leading into the gardens and their lovely hand crafted custom-made wooden wedding pagoda.
As an exclusive use venue, you won’t be disturbed by other people; the house is entirely yours. The manor can comfortably host weddings for up to 150 people and many couples opt for casual dining (such as a hog roast or buffet) with seating across different reception rooms. Couples wanting a formal sit down wedding breakfast for 90+ guests can do so in a marquee of their choice in the beautiful grounds.
They have one bedroom with a double bed located on the ground floor which has a wheelchair friendly wet room bathroom opposite. They have portable ramps to enter the house and the wheelchair friendly bedroom is easily accessible to the main reception rooms.
They have no corkage and pride themselves in being transparent in all their fees. They understand that planning a wedding can be a big job so they strive to be as helpful as possible; no question or concern is too big or small.
Kate & Mike
From the very first minute we arrived at Colehayes, everyone was so incredibly happy. Friday night was great fun and our wedding on Saturday was superb. We really couldn’t have been happier. The weather was perfect and the gardens were just so beautiful that all our photos are breathtaking. We hope the bagpipes weren’t too disturbing for the neighbours! We really hope that we’ll be able to hire Colehayes again someday for an anniversary or christening as it really is such an incredibly beautiful place.
Kate & Martin
We chose Colehayes Park as our venue, and I can’t say enough good things about this place. They’re one of the only totally DIY wedding venues in the country – you can literally do whatever you want which is exactly what we wanted. We had zero restrictions from decorations to the time we finished. They are so incredibly helpful, friendly, lovely and great to deal with. The house itself is absolutely stunning. Most of our wedding guests stayed with us, which was really important as we didn’t want our wedding to only last one day or to have to chuck everyone out at 11:30 – that’s just when the party is getting started! The location is absolutely stunning; there’s even a lake! It could not have been more perfect.
Amy & Chris
I think we knew as soon as we pulled up outside we wouldn’t need to look anywhere else. We took a tour of the house and fell in love. The biggest selling point was that we could do whatever we wanted; including our own catering and choosing our own décor. Once you arrive, the house is yours to do as you wish with, the owners do pop in and out if needed, but they also leave you to it.
Fiona & Pete
Had our most amazing, beautiful, lovely wedding at Colehayes on 3rd August. Ellice and Rebecca could not have been better to work with, and we also hired Kathy and her crew for a day to help and they were all stars. It truly was the best day and I would recommend everyone we used. All in all, it was an amazing day, we could not have asked for better.
Genevieve & Andrew
Colehayes Park is one of our favourite wedding venues and one we would return to in a heartbeat. The most amazing thing about this Georgian mansion set in the Dartmoor Countryside is that quite literally anything goes; you can completely have it exactly as you want it with as much or as little help from the staff as you desire. You can hire the entire place to yourself, you can have the ceremony outside next to a spectacular cork tree (one of only 9 in the UK!), the building is beautiful and covered in Virginia Creeper, and the surrounding land is gorgeous: from the immaculate gardens to the lake with its historic stone bridge leading to a little island with a single huge tree, it’s beyond picturesque. Needless to say, we absolutely fell in love with this place and we are sure you will too.
York Place Studios
Colehayes Park was the perfect wedding venue. Rebecca, Kathy and Ellice were very kind, did loads of the thinking for us and allowed us to do our own thing 100%. Having the guests stay on-site made it a very special weekend and it got rave reviews from the guests. We couldn’t recommend the venue or management highly enough. Hope to return soon!