River Hall

Wedding Size 70-90 Bideford, North Devon

Hilltop magic on the North Devon coast

A quintessential coastal Estate, perched high on a hill one mile from the "little white town" of Bideford, close to North Devon's sandy beaches. Deep within the Devon dream, you’ll breach the beaches, ride the waves and wear out the kids.

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Living Spaces

River Hall has three light and spacious living spaces, opening off a grand entrance hall.

Take a pew in one of the two squishy sitting rooms, or seek solitude in the Library, filled with board games and books. The main sitting room is a big, comfortable “gentleman’s retreat”. Get together on the giant sofas and make the most of the huge space for living, entertaining and plain old fashioned fun.

The Family Room is a little larger than the Sitting Room, and is complete with games, toys and a big TV. The Morning Room is an elegant room, perfect for relaxing in morning, noon and night. In the Coach House there is a games room including a large ping pong table, pool table, sofas and assorted games.

From the moment you arrive, until you pack your party back in the car, River Hall is yours to explore and enjoy…so take a deep breath of Devon air and make yourselves at home.

Cooking and Dining

River Hall has an impressive dining room with a table for up to 28 guests. The perfect backdrop for a celebratory meal. The Cook’s Pantry, just off the dining room gives you an extra space to relax in.

Indulge in the Sunday papers in the country-style Kitchen, a lovely white space with tall ceilings, full of light. There is a big breakfast table, masses of shelving and all mod-cons, with a Utility room close by.

Looking for a special meal without any fuss? Our highly rated chefs will prepare a celebratory meal to order, all cooked and cleared out of the way. Once the plates are cleared, they’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of the evening. For special occasions, we can arrange all kinds of catering – from a simple buffet, to a summer BBQ or a fully catered holiday. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out.



River Hall has eleven large, comfortable ensuite bedrooms for you to enjoy during your stay. Each with their own element of quirky and most with stunning views of the North Devon countryside.

The main house sleeps 22 guests, plus a few extra children, and there is space for up to seven more guests in the Coach House if required. The Coach House has four bedrooms – two doubles, one twin and one single.

Within the main house there is one ensuite bedroom downstairs with full disabled access. One of the bedrooms has a bunk bed perfect for the kids to make their own, complete with keep-em-busy buckets of toys.


Children Welcome

At River Hall there’s something for everyone and different spaces and places for all ages. That’s because we know that if your family is happy, then so are you.

Inside there are halls, rooms and landings to explore.  Board games, books and DVDs to discover.

Outside there are five acres of gardens and grounds to run around in, Nature Trails to explore and footballs and cricket sets to make the most of.

The bunk bed room is the ultimate hide away for the kids, complete with buckets of toys under the bed.

What people say

What people say

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‘A perfect venue for a wedding. Had a brilliant day and evening and a lovely relaxed weekend. Thank you to everyone involved’ - Olivia
‘Such a beautiful wedding venue… I will treasure the memories of this weekend’ - Louise
'The grounds were fantastic, especially for energetic boys, with acres of land to explore in total safety and even a tennis court to use. The local area was great for days out, with Westward Ho!'s sandy beach just 15 minute's drive away and lots of other attractions nearby.' - Victoria
"River Hall was an idyllic location with uninterrupted views over Devon countryside" - Sarah
"Having River Hall all to ourselves made us feel even more special" - Hannah
‘Love, love, love the House and Bideford, Westward Ho!, tennis court etc’ - Juliette
‘A beautiful house at a beautiful place with beautiful people’ - Michael
‘Best birthday a girl can have! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful house! Had the most wonderful weekend. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. I will definitely be back’ - Leena
‘Superb stay in a wonderful house. Thank you so much!’ - Jos
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