River Hall

Wedding Size 70-90 Bideford, North Devon

Sprinkle with guests and leave to mingle

Who needs a classic English house wedding just a mile from Devon’s powdery sands? You do. At River Hall, the ceilings are lofty, the spiral staircase ripe for wowing, and the ambiance grand. Say ‘I do’ under the central Portico, then plonk your marquee on the east or front lawn. Add a feast, sprinkle with guests and leave to mingle.

High above Bideford, deep within the Devon dream

Set in a yawning acreage of perfect parkland, River Hall sits high above Bideford Bay and deep within the Devon dream. Amid rugged beauty, rolling hills and an ever-changing estuary, River Hall is a quintessential country Estate that’s party-palatial yet family-friendly. Effortlessly elegant and warm and welcoming.

River Hall sleeps 22 with room for a few more children, and for seven more guests in the Coach House. There’s oodles of downstairs space to enjoy, entertain and escape in, including a country kitchen with all the mod cons and a stunning dining room for elegant eating. Tustle over eleven stunning ensuite bedrooms, all with a touch of quirky and most with spectacular views over rolling Devon hills and the Torridge estuary.

Break the rustic hush with the clink of a flute glass on the terraces. Fire up the barbie. Spread out across the classic English lawns. Challenge the family to a game of croquet. Work up a thirst on the tennis court – or a deep sleep.  Take the Nature Trail through the woods and fields down to the river.

Beyond the manicured grounds and wild woodlands lies the rugged North Devon coast. Punctuate your break with a trip to Westward Ho! Split the difference between Britain and America on lonely Lundy Island. Walk the coastal path, ride the waves, take a white-knuckle ride on white water, try a wine tour, shoot some golf or clay pigeons, fish, or just reel in some real ale.

 

Weddings at River Hall

Think of the quintessential country house with lofty corniced ceilings and a spiralling staircase.  Add a couple to be married and a gaggle of guests, a feast fit for a King and his Queen and lashings of love. Imagine your wedding at River Hall.

Whether you wish to get married inside the House or outside under the grand stone Portico, or if you prefer a church wedding where the party afterwards moves back to the estate, you can use River Hall to create your own perfect wedding celebration.

With its polished wooden floors and ornate cornicing, the Hall has a grand, yet simple beauty about it. The spiral staircase is perfect for the bride who wants to make an entrance and ‘wow’ her awaiting guests below.

For the ultimate in intimate outdoor romance, say ‘I do’ under the grand central Portico. For a larger reception, the grounds provide plenty of space for a marquee. Choose from the East Lawn or the Front Lawn with views over rolling parkland.

 

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The Setting

River Hall is set in five acres of private gardens and grounds, with rolling fields and ageing oak trees. The Estate also has its own tennis court, boasting spectacular views over the Tarka Trail and River Torridge.

Enjoy woodland walks, tree-top swings and natural balancing beams. Or take the Nature Trail down to the river.

The terrace is the ideal spot to relax with a spot of afternoon tea or a glass or two of bubbly. The extensive lawns are perfect for a quiet game of croquet or boules or a snooze in the sun, whatever takes your fancy.

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The Ceremony

Whether you wish to get married inside the House or outside under the grand stone Portico, or if you prefer a church wedding where the party afterwards moves back to the estate. Use River Hall to create your own very personal, and perfect, wedding celebration.

For a small intimate wedding the dramatic arched windows in the library create a stunning backdrop for your wedding ceremony, whilst the ornate fireplace and décor gives the room a distinguished, yet intimate feel.

With its polished wooden floors and ornate cornicing, the Hall has a grand, yet simple beauty about it. The spiral staircase is perfect for the bride who wants to make an entrance and ‘wow’ her awaiting guests below. The Hall can accommodate up to 75 guests for an indoor wedding ceremony.

For the ultimate in intimate outdoor romance, say ‘I do’ under the grand central Portico. If the weather’s on our side, your guests can be seated outside to watch your magic moment.

The Reception

At River Hall there is plenty of space for you to celebrate with your family and friends.

Whether you choose to stay in the house and enjoy an intimate wedding breakfast with your nearest and dearest, or you want to have the wedding of the century, the possibilities are endless at River Hall.

If you prefer an outdoor or larger reception, the grounds provide plenty of scope for marquees of all shapes and sizes. Choose from the East Lawn with its riot of rhododendrons or the Front Lawn with its views over rolling parkland and Bideford beyond. There’s even space for a croquet pitch or for setting up a bouncy castle… great for entertaining kids, big and small!

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The perfect country house wedding

When you imagine the grand country-house wedding, it’s this. Rising like a mini-White House above the Torridge estuary, River Hall has celebration written all over it. Your photographer will love the lawns. Your guests will love the elegant décor and the outside dining. Put the honeymoon on hold. Everything you need is here.

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