The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel


UKbride 4.9 Heart Rating
32 Reviews

Information For The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

Award winning wedding venue on the River Taw, boasting the UK's largest luxury tree house!

We take pride in being experts at arranging your wedding. We have been the very proud winner of the award for the Best Wedding Venue in Devon 3 times and runner up twice in the last 8 years and we are finalists for 2019.
The votes are cast by previous brides and grooms to reflect service, value for money and overall excellence in event management.
We are licensed for civil weddings and boast one of the prettiest rooms in the South West to get married in. Our stunning summerhouse is licensed for outdoor weddings and our luxury garden canopies provide a bit of shelter if the weather is not co-operating or the sun is too hot.
We only ever have one wedding per day to ensure you have our fullest attention, and we can help with any of the arrangements you need. Your dedicated wedding planner will guide you through the planning stage and be present on the day to ensure your special day runs effortlessly. Brides consistently comment on how much more flexible and friendly our venue is compared to chain hotels and stuffy stately homes.
Our 6 acres of grounds are beautiful, with the gazebo blooming with roses and clematis offering a lovely centre piece for your photos, as well as the lakes and River Taw being perfect scene setters for amazing wedding pictures. Our Bridal Suite, with enormous, white, 7 foot four poster bed, is truly stunning and perfect for the occasion.
You can also get married in our beautiful Treehouse overlooking the forest and fishing lake which is licensed for civil ceremonies for small numbers up to 10 guests.

The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel at a Glance

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Price Range
£1200 - £7800
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Exclusive Use
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Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 120
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Reception Capacity
Up to 120
We ensure your wedding day is 100% tailored around you! Our dedicated team of chefs cater to your preferences using locally sourced produce and prepare everything fresh in house The main function room offers scope for you to put your personal touch on your wedding décor and theme A dedicated member of staff is with you every step of the way and will be with you on your special day to ensure all your expectations are exceeded We only hold one wedding per day so you receive the full attention from our dedicated team and can have exclusive use Whether you choose a ceremony in our stunning gardens or our beautiful indoor chapel, your dream wedding will come true Pricing Category : AffordableReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 250Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 120Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50 View More
Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : ChulmleighNearest Airport : ExeterNearest Motorway : M5Nearest Train Station : EggesfordConfetti PermittedFireworks PermittedCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available Reception MusicPackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyLovely GroundsGarden OutdoorHotelWedding PlannersSame-Sex View Less

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Midweek Value Wedding Package! Just £2800 for 40 Guests! Ceremony in the Chapel with Drinks, Food and Decor packages included! Additional Guests available at £59 per adult.

Top Wedding Tips

Delegation is key! Your friends and family are there to help as well as the staff here, so you can relax and enjoy the day.

Remember it’s your day - so have the day that makes you happy!

Don’t make any plans for the evening before, this is your time to relax!

The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel Reviews

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Chloe Jane Maginn
All around FANTASTIC! An absolutely amazing wedding venue only topped by their friendly and helpful staff. From booking our wedding 2 years in advance we made several trips and every single time we were met with enthusiasm. When it came to planning, Maddie & Tara couldn’t have been more helpful (but they would have definitely tried). They were open to all our ideas and leading up to the wedding, Maddie kept us calm, collected and up to date. She was always an email away if we had any worries or questions. As for the venue itself, the hotel and all of the guest rooms were spacious and beautiful with a cosy bar that really makes you feel at home. We stayed in the luxury Treehouse behind the hotel which we considered a must for a romantic weekend as soon as we saw it and it didn’t disappoint. Mind-blowing, to the point where we had to show all our guests just how amazing it was. Even with a little rain our big day couldn’t have gone smoother. Maddie was on hand throughout the day, keeping perfect time and making sure the whole day was the best it could be (which it was). Our garden ceremony was beautiful and intimate. The flowers has just bloomed and we needed very little decoration because in itself the greenery was spectacular. Plus, even with rain our guests could enjoy it with little worry as the parasols kept them dry. After our food tasting earlier in the year we had been dreaming about our wedding meal and quite rightly as it was delicious. Every course came out in good time and the portions were spot on. The bar in the evening gave us the perfect spot and never felt crowded (even with 100 guests & a massive TARDIS photo booth). All our guests loved the venue and we couldn’t have been happier. It was perfect. We can’t wait to return to the treehouse for our 1 year anniversary. If you want an unforgettable wedding that has everything North Devon can offer, look no further! Thank you again everyone who made our day truly magical, we’ll never forget our special day. — with Jim Maginn.
Response from The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel
Thank you so much for your kind words!
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Emma Catherine
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the fox and hounds. The staff were fantastic and we were able to decorate and use the hotel as we wanted for the day and night. I would definitely recommend the venue and the garden is beautiful!
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Debs Woolacott
We had the most amazing wedding here at the end of December! Everything was perfect, staff were very helpful, food was delicious and rooms were lovely! All of our guests had a fantastic time too! We would definitely recommend the Fox and Hounds to anyone looking for a wonderful wedding venue.
Response from The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel
Thank you for your lovely feedback!
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Kelly Folland
To say our wedding day was perfect would be an understatement. We cannot put into words how much, my husband and I, and our friends and family enjoyed our time at Fox and Hounds in Eggesford on 30/06/18. Tara and the team couldn’t have done more for us, the food was fantastic and the whole hotel is stunning! I could seriously go on forever but the key thing to mention is we would recommend Fox and Hounds without a shadow of a doubt!!! Thank you so much - can’t wait to return xxx
Response from The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel
It was a pleasure to host your special day and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Belinda Butler
We are getting married at this beautiful hotel in May this year. We’ve stayed here often and love how friendly the staff are and how comfortable and welcome they make us feel. Everyone should stay here xx
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Nikita Olivia Learnihan
Thank you Tara and the team for making my dream wedding flow so smoothly, the guest loved the hotel, food and their rooms. The honeymoon suite were what dreams were made of and I loved every second of it! It went without as hitch and exactly how I wanted it to run! Thank you so much! Cannot wait to be back for our anniversary
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Donna Hodgson
Had a wedding here last year and it went perfectly. The staff were incredible and went out of their way to make it the perfect day for us. The food was gorgeous and service fantastic. Lots of guests highlighted how lovely it was, woukd yoyally recommend.
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Ben & Gem
Perfect from start to finish.
It was perfect from start to finish. The staff looked after myself and family so well and everyone commented on how beautiful the hotel was - just a perfect setting for our wedding. We are both so glad that we chose to get married here and can't wait to return again - maybe for our first anniversary!
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Mr & Mrs Evans
Wouldn't Have Wanted Our Big Day Anywhere Else!
We would like to thank all of you for EVERYTHING! You all did an absolutely amazing job at making our special day perfect!
Thank you to Tara for all the planning & organizing the year and months before the big day, & for making the day run so smoothly!
Thank you to Barry & all the evening team as I think we can say for all the guests that everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did (including the best man who was passed out in the disabled toilet)!
We couldn't have done it without you all & wouldn't have wanted our big day anywhere else!!
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Mr & Mrs O'Bryan
Every Minute Detail Was Attended To
We came from Australia to get married, as I moved there 9 years ago to be with my Australian partner so wanted to be surrounded by my family I left behind. All of the staff went above and beyond to ensure every minute detail was attended to. Dana, our wedding planner, went out of her way to make sure the day was exactly what we wanted, even answering our messages and questions outside of business hours, which was an amazing personal touch! She was by our side throughout the day to gently guide us so we knew what was happening at all times and I will never forget how wonderfully she treated us during the planning of, and on our wedding day. Ourselves and our guests were treated very well and nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff, I will always recommend this venue to other people.
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The Fox & Hounds have been winners three times and runners up twice to win best venue at  The West Country Wedding Award
The Fox & Hounds have been winners three times and runners up twice to win best venue at The West Country Wedding Award


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Eggesford, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7JZ

The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

  • Eggesford
  • Chulmleigh
  • Devon
  • EX18 7JZ
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Jennifer Cutlack

Thank you for taking an interest in The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel as your potential wedding venue, and congratulations on your engagement! Having many years experience of running weddings and events, I know that each wedding is as individual as the Bride and Groom and I take great pride in creating your perfect day.