Hestercombe Gardens

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Wedding Licence

About Hestercombe Gardens

Somerset is famous for beautiful rolling hills and sweeping fields, so where better to head for a stunning countryside wedding? You’ll find historic Hestercombe Gardens nestled in a particularly lovely spot in between Taunton and the Quantock Hills, where it has been since at least 1249.

As well as hosting art installations, stunning light shows, live music and theatre, seminars, workshops and more, Hestercombe also hosts beautiful weddings - wedding parties here get full, exclusive access to Hestercombe’s magnificent fifty acre grounds, including three historic gardens and a wide range of locations for your wedding ceremony and reception, from cosy, intimate spaces to grand and spacious.

One of Hestercombe’s most popular ceremony spaces is the Lutyens-designed Orangery - a bright, spacious venue with huge windows and beautiful vistas that stretch southwards towards the Blackdown Hills. Larger ceremonies could head into the Main Hall, where the bride can enter via a dramatic staircase, or the elegant wood-panelled Dining Room. Alternatively, there’s the whitewashed stone walls of the Bampfylde Hall or you could have an al fresco wedding in the 18th century Temple Arbour, with guests arranged on the lawns in front.

Almost all of these spaces are available for receptions, drinks and wedding meals as well, and there are more outside spaces for garden parties too, including the stunning vistas of the Victorian Terrace, and the sweeping Orangery Lawns, which are perfect for a marquee wedding.

It’s fair to say, you’re spoilt for choice here. On top of that, Hestercombe’s kitchen and front of house teams are on-hand to tailor every aspect of your wedding, from menus and drinks to decoration, flowers, hair and makeup, outfitters and more. The team has decades of experience in planning weddings, so your special occasion couldn’t be in better hands.

Good to know about Hestercombe Gardens

Wedding Facilities
Bridal changing facilities, In house wedding coordinator, On site parking, Pet Friendly
Alcohol Licence, Confetti permitted, Disabled access, Wedding Licence
Type of Venue
Barn, Country venue, Historic, Landmark , Outdoor
Venue Style
Rustic, Traditional, Unusual

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Hestercombe Gardens Rooms

The Orangery

The Orangery

The perfect light-filled venue for your ceremony, this beautiful, iconic hamstone building, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, offers unrivalled views across the famous gardens and beyond to the Blackdown Hills.

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Bampfylde Hall

Bampfylde Hall

The grand Bampfylde Hall dates back to 1680. With its high ceilings and dramatic timber beams, the Bampfylde Hall is a fantastic space for your wedding breakfast and party or for your ceremony.

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The Temple

The Temple

The Bride, Groom and Registrar inside the Temple, with guests on the grass in front. Perched high above the Pear Pond in the Landscape Gardens is the 18th century Temple Arbour – the ultimate romantic ‘hideaway’ for wedding ceremonies.

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The Main Hall

The Main Hall

Hold your ceremony or drinks reception in the Main Hall, where the splendour of our grand sweeping staircase makes a real statement. This space also lends itself to your evening party after wedding breakfast in Hestercombe House.

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The Dining Room

The Dining Room

An elegant room with traditional wood-panelled walls and classical paintings, the Dining Room is ideal for a drinks reception after your ceremony with its easy access onto the Victorian Terrace.

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Orangery Lawn

Orangery Lawn

We have two areas in the Gardens that are suitable for marquees. We are happy to discuss the possibility of you providing your own marquee.

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Victorian Terrace

Victorian Terrace

The Victorian Terrace overlooks the world acclaimed formal gardens, with bright colours specified by garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, and far-reaching views of Taunton and beyond. A perfect setting for summer drinks and canapes.

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Special offers for Hestercombe Gardens


Save £1,000 on your 2024 Wedding

Expires on 31 December, 2024

Inclusive Packages

We offer one inclusive cost to cover everything you need, including:

  • An experienced Wedding Coordinator assisting with everything you need to realise your dream wedding
  • Use of any of our unique spaces, including The Orangery, Bampfylde Hall, Column Room, Victorian Terrace and Cascade
  • A reception drink, canapés and three course breakfast for you and all your guests, prepared by our in-house chefs
  • Up to half a bottle of house wine per person to be served during your meal and a glass of prosecco served for speeches
  • Chairs, linen table cloths, linen napkins, crockery, cutlery, glassware, cake knife, easel for your table plan
  • A choice of home-made evening food
  • One year’s joint membership to Hestercombe and an invitation to return for celebratory afternoon tea on first anniversary

Additional guests can be added to the packages below for £110 per person. 

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Location for Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

01823 413923


Testimonials For Hestercombe Gardens

The best place to get married! DECEMBER, 2022

The best place to get married. Thank you to Hestercombe House wedding team for making sure the day ran smoothly and ensuring it was perfect! Food and drink delicious.

Jon Hall

You are spoilt for choice for photo opportunities! DECEMBER, 2022

We have been fortunate enough to photograph a few beautiful weddings at Hestercombe Gardens. The light in the orangery suits our style of modern, bright photography perfectly! With the acres of grounds and gardens at Hestercombe you are spoilt for choice for photo opportunities. The staff are friendly and professional, we highly recommend Hestercombe Gardens.

Jamie and Kerrie Photography

Hestercombe - a stunning location for a wedding! DECEMBER, 2022

Hestercombe is the most stunning location for a wedding, everything was so relaxed and perfect. The venue is so beautiful, all of our guests absolutely adored it. The food was excellent. I can’t thank Julie and her team enough. They made the wedding planning process stress free and enjoyable. The day flowed beautifully all thanks to them. I can’t recommend this venue enough, if you’re thinking about getting married here, do it! You will not be disappointed. It’s so very special.

Melissa Lee

Thank you all so much for giving us the wedding of our dreams! DECEMBER, 2022

Thank you all so much for giving us the wedding of our dreams. Right from showing us around to the big day itself, you were a joy to work with. The food was incredible – so many guests have said it was the best wedding meal ever.

Priya and Tim


Is the venue licensed?

Yes, the venue is licensed for civil ceremonies.

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Can the wedding party stay overnight at Hestercombe?

There is no accommodation on site, but the venue can recommend places to stay nearby.

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Is there parking at Hestercombe?

Yes, there is a public car park and extra parking available to wedding guests.

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