Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Civil Ceremonies
- Wedding Receptions
- Event Manager for your wedding
- Locally sourced, great tasting, food
- A Choice of Ceremony Locations
- Large Grounds
- Accommodation on site
- Exclusive use
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes, for all our weddings we offer exclusive use of the manor. This means your guests and you can enjoy a day to yourselves tailored around both you and your partner.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes, we are licenced for ceremonies up to 160 guests.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes, we can hold ceremonies outdoors. You can say your vows underneath the archway of our South Pavilion looking out to your guests who can enjoy the beautiful view.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
Yes, we do charge corkage for wine.
Can we use our own caterers?
We ask all catering is provided by our expert kitchen team who are both flexible and can tailor our menus to your needs.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
On the day of the wedding, suppliers can access the venue from 10:30am to begin any set up. The wedding party have access from 11:30am.
What time does the reception need to finish?
Our music licence expires at 12:15am. We find most guests usually head off around this time or at 12:30am.
Are fireworks allowed?
Yes, but we ask couples to only use our recommended supplier, Sonic Fireworks if they wish to have fireworks for their wedding.
Is confetti allowed?
Yes, you are able to do confetti at Rockbeare Manor. We do this on our lower lawns in our beautiful grounds and ask brides and grooms to supply natural flower petals only.
Are candles allowed?
Yes, candles are allowed as long as they are kept within a candle holder.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Our accommodation system allows brides and grooms to choose who stays with them within the manor on the night of their wedding along with which room they will be staying in. The beauty of this is that brides and grooms can pick which one of our bedrooms they'd like to stay in depending on preference. We do find however, most couples choose the spacious, Room 1 as their bridal suite.
Is there accommodation on site?
Yes, we have 13 luxury, en-suite bedrooms on site.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes, we have plenty of accommodation within Exeter city centre. Alternatively, the Hampton by Hilton is a short drive away with some bed and breakfasts based nearby too.
About Rockbeare Manor
Set in over 100 acres of glorious parkland, this exquisite Grade I listed Regency house has a timeless elegance about it. We would like you to treat it as your own, and are sure that you will feel at home in the stylish but relaxed surroundings.
Weddings are our passion. From the moment you catch your first glimpse of Rockbeare Manor through the trees lining the driveway, right up to the big day itself, we want you to have the day that you have always imagined, and as such we’ll do our utmost to ensure that we give you the support that you need to be able to achieve this.
Whether you have 50 or 150 guests attending, we have a choice of places to hold your civil ceremony, including the stately Dining Room or the pretty outdoor Terrace. You can then enjoy reception drinks and some delicious canapés, before being invited into our spacious Ballroom for a lavish wedding breakfast.
Everything about Rockbeare Manor is devoted to you. With a professional and dedicated Event Manager to help plan and run your day, we will go the extra mile to deliver the highest possible level of service - because we never forget, it’s the little things that make a big difference. We’ll give the utmost care and attention to every aspect of your day offering a bespoke service, allowing each and every moment the freedom to be unique and personal. Incredibly simple, but the result is simply incredible.
There may be many wedding venues in Devon but there is only one Rockbeare Manor.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception and ceremony for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks reception, wine during the wedding breakfast, toast drinks and evening food.