A celebration of the senses at Coombe Trenchard

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Small yet incredibly beautifully formed weddings like never before

Petite & Beautiful Packages

Intimate Weddings, thoughtful design and kindness

Coombe Trenchard is one of those places that stays with you long after you have departed. It’s a well-kept secret that, if you search, you’ll find tucked away in a secluded part of West Devon on the edge of the raw beauty and romance of Dartmoor. The show-stopping main house is an Edwardian “Arts & Crafts” country house set in over a hundred acres of well-tended garden, parkland and woodlands. The house was designed with entertaining in mind and so lends itself perfectly to intimate weddings and elopements. In a world where quantity often continues to outweigh quality, it’s refreshing to find the “Arts and Crafts” principles of handcrafting, thoughtful design and a personal approach running so much deeper than the beauty of this exquisite country house. 

Care and personal attention

Every aspect of this privately-owned intimate wedding venue offers choice, quality and individuality. First, there is a strict limited on the number of wedding held here annually, meaning that you can be assured that your wedding will be a truly unique and personal experience reflecting your own wedding day vision. Sarah, the owner, answers enquiries personally; she’ll be delighted to show you round; and, when you book, it will be Sarah, or one of her trusted team, who will expertly guide you through your pre-wedding planning, as well as be with you on your wedding day to ensure every detail is just as you wish. A particularly lovely detail is that Sarah will grow seasonal flowers for your wedding day in the cutting garden on the estate. Talking to Sarah, it struck me that the care taken in understanding your floral requirements, sharing her knowledge and experience to help you, and, then the ongoing individual attention put into growing your wedding day flowers is a metaphor for how things work at Coombe Trenchard. Sarah and her husband Phillip does not just open their home to you, they open their hearts too.

What might our intimate wedding at Coombe Trenchard look like?

Coombe Trenchard offers relaxed elegance and flair at every juncture, to be enjoyed throughout your wedding day. Start your wedding day in the three-roomed bridal suite adorned with jugs of seasonal flowers and home to a stunning, free-standing Edwardian bath, creating the perfect place for you to get ready for your wedding ceremony. Then, there is a choice of 12 different indoor and outdoor locations licensed for your wedding ceremony, including the Grand Hall with its high-vaulted ceiling, impressive granite fireplace and Minstrels’ gallery. Or, if you prefer an outdoor wedding ceremony, the Bothy, Clock Tower and Pavillion provide three unique choices. After your ceremony, while your guests enjoy welcome drinks on the terrace, you can slip away to enjoy a few treasured moments together wandering the wonderful gardens, woodland and parkland of the estate with your photographer to capture those just married moments in sublime surroundings. You will all be looking forward to celebrating with a seasonal wedding feast designed to indulge your senses with a heady blend of tastes, colour, texture and scent. Every aspect of your dining experience comes with extra-special details such as freshly picked seasonal blooms from the cutting garden, vintage linens, antique table-ware as well as an elegantly presented handmade wedding cake and a glass of fizz to toast your union. As evening draws in, gather in the Peacock Bar where you and your guests can enjoy a signature cocktail and, later on grazing platters as the sun sets on your wedding day. Round your evening off under the stars, toasting marshmallows on the fire, before retiring to the comfortable luxury of the bridal suite. There are 4 additional bedrooms at Coombe Trenchard that you can book for members of your wedding party and a lovely hotel that’s just a ten-minute walk from the house providing another 14 rooms for your guests.

 

Coombe Trenchard is a fabulous choice for discerning couples seeking a beautiful small wedding or elopement venue that provides a truly intimate, personal and meaningful wedding experience from start to finish. Combe Trenchard truly is a rare find.

“Petite & Beautiful” wedding packages at Coombe Trenchard

You can book exclusive use of Coombe Trenchard for a “Petite & Beautiful” mid-week wedding on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, subject to availability. Costs for an elopement wedding for two are as follows:

 

High-season £4000 (June to August)

Mid-season £3500 (September, October and May)

Low-season £3000 (November, December to April)

 

What’s included in your “Petite & Beautiful” wedding package?

 

Your ‘Petite & Beautiful’ wedding package includes:

 

  • Dedicated wedding planning support leading up to the day and on the day co-ordination.

  • Exclusive use of the main house, gardens, terraces & Coach House from 10am on the day of your wedding, to 11am the following day.

  • A choice of 12 stunning licensed locations where you can take your vows.

  • A private three-roomed principal wedding suite, enabling you to arrive in the morning and prepare for the day ahead in perfect privacy.

  • Stunning hand tied flowers – in the form of a bouquet and buttonhole.

  • Beautiful table arrangements of seasonal flowers in vintage jugs and glassware.

  • Dried flower petal confetti, for your guests.

  • After your ceremony canapés with Pimm’s or fizz, a three-course wedding breakfast with wine, an evening grazing platter, signature cocktail and marshmallows for toasting. For the couple only but other guests can be added at additional cost.

  • A hand-made decorated wedding cake with stand and cake knife.

  • Wedding photography for three hours.

  • Use of furniture, vintage linens, china, silverware, glassware, candles and the stylish house props to compliment the occasion.

  • An in-house BOSE music system for ceremony music and background music during dining and into the evening.

  • Equipment and staffing costs.

  • An overnight stay for the newlyweds, to include breakfast the following morning.

 

Can we have guests join us on our wedding day?

Wedding guests can join you for your wedding day and are charged £150 each to include:

  • Post-ceremony canapés and two glasses of Pimm’s, fizz or a non-alcoholic option.

  • A three-course wedding meal with half a bottle of wine

  • A glass of fizz for speeches

  • A slice of wedding cake

  • The evening grazing platter

  • Dried petal confetti

  • Marshmallow for toasting under the stars

 

You can also add additional drinks on request either by using a pre-paid or cash bar.

 

Additional overnight accommodation for guests in 4 comfortable double bedrooms is available at a cost of £150 per double room and £180 for the attic suite. Up 28 guests can stay at a comfortable hotel just a 10-minute walk away.

Can we add any other services to our intimate wedding day?

The following products and services can be organised subject to additional quotation:

  • Videography

  • Additional flowers for bridesmaids and family members

  • Extended hours photography

  • Stationery

  • Hair and Make Up Artist

  • The option to have a cash sale set up within the Peacock Bar

  • Additional/other catering should you need it

 

You will only need to arrange the following yourselves:

  • Registrar or Celebrant to conduct

  • Wedding rings

  • Your chosen attire for the day

 

Don’t take our word for it…

Here’s what some couples who have been lucky enough to marry at Coombe Trenchard have said.

From the bottom of our hearts the biggest, warmest thanks for opening your home to us and allowing us to marry in such a stunning setting. You both went above and beyond and made our day everything we dreamed of and more. We will never forget your kindness and will treasure your home in our hearts forever. We hope to be back and visit you both in the not-too-distant future.

 

All our love,

 

Francesca and Benio

We got married at Coombe Trenchard in October 2019 and it was everything we had ever dreamed of. The house and grounds were stunning and exactly what we wanted. Sarah was amazing from start to finish, she had loads of great advice and couldn’t have been more helpful. She also has a great list of suppliers to choose from. We will definitely make sure we go back and visit on one of the open days.

 

Amy & Matt

Coombe Trenchard is one of those places that stays with you; it has its own personality and magic. From the moment we came to visit there was never any doubt where we would be holding our wedding, nothing could compare! From the start Sarah was utterly wonderful, full of knowledge and so caring and friendly. We felt in very safe hands as we navigated the brand-new waters of wedding planning and enjoyed our meetings hugely! Our guests were blown away when they arrived, Coombe Trenchard is the best kept secret, a hidden gem in an often over done wedding circuit. We wouldn’t change anything and feel incredibly lucky to have had our special day somewhere as unique and beautiful as Coombe Trenchard – go and see this exclusive and heavenly venue ASAP.

 

Emily and Bob

We chose Coombe Trenchard for our wedding venue and we cannot express how wonderful our wedding day was. Sarah was a fantastic person to help plan the day and she was like our own personal wedding planner! She went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was unique and special to us. Coombe Trenchard is a fantastic venue, the gardens and grounds are breath-taking, the house itself is wonderful and decorated with Art Deco style features and the rooms are all full of character. In particular, the room used as the bridal suite was phenomenal! The house is perfect for a wedding as the day ran seamlessly from ceremony in the main hall. welcome drinks on the terrace, wedding breakfast in the marquee overlooking the grounds and then dancing in the recently restored Coach House. Walking the minstrels’ gallery as my wedding march was a very special experience for me, however, all of our guests were in awe of the venue, the suppliers and the attention to detail Coombe Trenchard provided. Coombe Trenchard feels like a second home and we cannot thank Sarah enough. We would recommend Coombe Trenchard without question and only wish we could relive our own wedding day again.

 

Rachel

Next steps

To find out more about an extra-special intimate wedding or elopement at Coombe Trenchard you can get in touch with Sarah by email or call on 01566 783179.

 
Contact Sarah at Coombe Trenchard

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