Castle Hill


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Situated on the southern edge of Exmoor in North Devon, Castle Hill offers history, enchantment and breathtakingly beautiful scenery in
equal measure, making for an incredibly romantic place to marry. The magnificent Palladian house, which is today home to the 17th generation of the Fortescue family, sits amidst 50 acres of historic parkland, where the glorious gardens are dotted with mystical follies, temples and rivers snaking their paths through woodland cloaked with wild flowers. Whatever the season, spectacular landscapes make for remarkable photographic backdrops as well as idyllic spots to spend some cherished time together on your wedding day.

While its picturesque grounds make Castle Hill an awe-inspiring wedding venue, its choice of settings to marry make it quite exceptional. Couples can choose from an indoor or outdoor ceremony and an intimate or large-scale celebration, whether it’s a grand manor house wedding or relaxed festivities in the woods.

Our two venue options provide couples with a choice that fits their style and budget. The West Wing is a wow-worthy spot for ceremonies and celebrations with up to 120 guests in attendance. If you have a larger guest list then a marquee reception overlooking the West Lawn is equally impressive, with its 18th century fountain and vistas across the valley to the Triumphal Arch. The newly restored 18th century Holwell Temple is lit at night and a spectacular sight on the edge of the woods; offering a relaxed and rustic backdrop for ceremonies and receptions, it’s an enchanting option for couples dreaming of a woodland wedding. The temple can hold 70 guests for a romantic secluded ceremony, our packages include a marquee adjacent which can hold up to 100 guests.

Castle Hill at a Glance

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Stately Home
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Up to 300
Breath taking views and situated in the stunning rolling hills of North Devon Exclusive use of the gardens when holding your wedding or reception in the West Wing The photographic opportunities are endless, there are bridges, a castle, temples, follies, lakes and stunning historic woodland and gardens 2 venue options depending on your preferred style; a magnificent Palladian manor house or a rustic woodland temple A dedicated wedding coordinator Ability to choose whichever suppliers you want for your special day Country House Manor House

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Marc & Kayley
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06 Jul 2019
Marc & Kayley's Romantic Holwell Temple Ceremony
Thanks for everything, you made it all go so smooth and stress free from start to finish. The Temple is just beautiful and was perfect for our special day, we couldn't have wished for anything more.
From my first enquiry to leaving the venue to head off for our reception, you were there to help wherever needed.
I can't thank you enough for all you did.
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Katie & Ryan
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27 Jul 2019
Ryan and Katie's Elegant West Wing Wedding
Our wedding day at Castle Hill was perfect from start to finish. Staff went above and beyond to help out in any way that they could, not only on our wedding day but with the run up to it as well.
With a special thanks to Crystal who was absolutely amazing throughout, especially in the last couple of days before our big day.
The house was perfect and the setting was exactly what we were looking for. We didn’t even view any other venues!
We would definitely recommend Castle Hill to anyone looking for the perfect venue for their wedding.


Jade & Dominic Stoneman

Jade and Dom celebrated their marriage at Castle Hill in June 2019. They hired the West Wing and West Lawn and had a marquee for their wedding reception. This video was shot by Daisy Daisy Films.


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Castle Hill, Filleigh, BARNSTAPLE, Devon, EX32 0RQ

Castle Hill

  • Castle Hill
  • Filleigh
  • Devon
  • EX32 0RQ
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Megan Verney

Hi there, I am Megan, Events and Marketing Manager at Castle Hill. Myself and colleague Crystal look after all the events including weddings here at Castle Hill Estate. We will be your dedicated wedding coordinator and help you plan your most perfect day. We are happy to help you choose and recommend the best suppliers in the area and assist you in the lead up and during your big day.