country house

When I watched the BBC’s version of the Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice, I was completely taken in by the gorgeous buildings, towns and scenery that were used as the backdrop for the story. From the stately manor houses to the lovely gardens to the romantic stone church where Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are married at the end, each was more beautiful than the next. I remember thinking how wonderful it would be to be married in the same kind of setting.

Well, dear friends, I have found the next best thing to this movie set. Nestled in the rolling South Ham Countryside in Devon, with a stunning Jacobean garden and lakeside setting sits Langdon Court, a traditional English manor house. The house dates back to Norman times and has a rich history. It was family owned for 500 years before it was transformed into a 4 star awarded hotel that has been voted Devon wedding venue of the year. It is truly a stunning, elegant and sophisticated venue and if you picture yourself marrying your very own Mr. Darcy in one of the most romantic settings in the UK, then Langdon Court could be for you.

Boasting in house wedding coordinators that can oversee everything from the flowers to music, lighting to photographers, a coordinator can arrange it all. Everyone wants their wedding to be unique and leaning on the experience offered from their staff and pedigree may ensure that your big day is designed to be bespoke to your needs and day of your dreams.

Langdon Court is the perfect venue to choose if you want to have your entire wedding experience there. They are licensed to perform civil ceremonies and have two lovely areas to choose from. There is an intimate inside venue, perfectly outfitted with candles and a roaring fire, if the season permits. There is also an outside wedding gazebo with incredible views of the lake and the vineyards.

If you want a traditional church wedding, Wembury Church is just a short romantic stroll from the hotel. This coastal church dates back to the 15th century and will truly invoke your memories of the wedding scene from Pride and Prejudice. The church is located on the top of a hill at the edge of Wembury beach and offers spectacular views of the sea below.

As if the beauty of the house and grounds and the option to have your ceremony either there or at a 15th century church overlooking the ocean aren’t enough to convince you to investigate Langdon Court in person, the fact that the venue is yours for the length of your wedding celebration should seal the deal. Each wedding package at Langdon Court comes with a room for you and your maids to get ready for the ceremony, arrival drinks and hors d’oeuvres, a complete wedding breakfast and an evening reception with music and dancing.

There are plenty of places on the grounds for beautiful wedding photographs and no area is really off limits. Your guests will be able to reserve rooms while you and your groom will have use of the bridal suite for the night. There is no worry about travelling from place to place, being stuck in traffic, safely driving after partying…all these things are taken care of for you to make your day enjoyable and stress-free

Langdon Court offers a stylish, elegant and most of all, romantic venue in a historic English manor house. You and your guests will be pampered and made to feel perfectly looked after. The manor house is for your exclusive use throughout your stay, making your event feel even more personal. If you dream of a wedding that takes place in a setting as romantic as the love story of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, Langdon Court should be on your list of venues to consider.