“Daniel … writes and performs as a singer, songwriter and musician. He is a member of genre bending improvisation group the Adventurists, in which he plays harp, Arpeggione & Guitar and is the guitarist singer with Swing supergroup The Magic Number.” Contact him for really fantastic, fun and innovative music on your special day
“With a sound that evokes the brooding, peaty presence of the dramatic Dartmoor landscape she hails from, mixed with the honeyed sweetness of a wild Devon hedgerow in full florid bloom, Holly Ebony invokes in listeners a yearning to sing and the lingering sense of a journey shared.
In her elegant solo venture, acoustic guitar accompanies a voice of profound primal power and rare acrobatic dexterity, gracefully through folk, blues and soul, delivering tender playfulness alongside raw, edgy attitude.
A flexible musical act available for full set performance or as a detail featuring within a ceremony. Personal requests are welcome and the act can be customised upon discussion.”
‘A voice that is comfortable yet seductive, familiar yet brand new, and simply one of a kind, She meddles soul, blues and folk into one heckufa concoction and stirs it until it becomes her own.’ Found Magazine
‘Her subtle blend of stripped down summery folk pop was a great antidote to a hectic week.’ Music Muso
“Rosewood String Quartet love playing at weddings and creating the perfect mood for you. They are four musicians who are passionate about music and thoroughly enjoy their part in making each booking a really special one.
Rosewood String Quartet brings a very professional and friendly enthusiasm to every event that they partake in. Based in Devon they are one of South West England’s most sought after string quartets, providing musical entertainment for all occasions throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and further afield.
Rosewood String Quartet specialise in classical and light classical music for wedding ceremonies and receptions, civil partnerships, corporate events and other functions. They offer a diverse and beautiful repertoire. They also have a large repertoire of modern songs.
With the utmost professionalism this very experienced string quartet, comprising 2 violins, viola and ‘cello, will bring a touch of magic to your event. Rosewood String Quartet’s wonderfully broad repertoire ranges from Haydn and Mozart to the lighter”
“What sets us apart from other venues is that we have no curfew which means you can party till the early hours. We also let you stay and enjoy the Sunday, relaxing by the 30 degree heated outdoor pool with poolhouse, leaving Monday for the clearing up. We also let you plan your wedding day yourselves, giving you complete freedom over caterers, bands, size of marquee if needed and everything else. Eggbeer has a very relaxed atmosphere, so for those of you who want something more than the more traditional wedding and would like something different, we highly recommend you come and have a chat. We have a beautiful camping area with a fire pit with views over Dartmoor for all your guests to use and they have their own bathroom facilities including a hot shower, leaving the house for you and your family to enjoy.” This stunning venue is really special and our rustic, delicious and local food looks great in the beautiful big barn.
Oakenham – wedding venue
One of our favourite wedding venues; they provide “Homegrown wedding flowers, Agricultural Barn Wedding Venue, Field Hire for Weddings and Events, Campsite” We have catered outdoor weddings at this stunning Devon location – cold buffets and BBQ’s for clients wanting a beautiful, rustic and unique day.
Sharpham – wedding venue
We’re really pleased to be a nominated caterer at Sharpham – a beautiful wedding venue with great facilities; “Sima Cutting operates the successful Kitchen Table catering, specialising in locally-sourced, seasonal produce. www.thekitchentable.org.uk” “On a few limited occasions each year, the Trust welcomes couples to use Sharpham House and its wonderful gardens exclusively for their weddings.
The Wedding Breakfast can take place either in the House or outside in a marquee. If in the House then there are three rooms that take 40 people comfortably: the Tuesday Room, the Octagonal Drawing Room and the Music Room. The maximum number for a sit-down Wedding Breakfast in the House is 120. If a marquee is used for the Wedding Breakfast then up to 200 can be accommodated depending on the size of marquee selected. However, please note that numbers in the House are limited to 120.”
We loved this venue – the money they raise goes to supporting the centre and it’s a trully unique and beautiful site for your special day! “Ash Rescue Centre provides the opportunity for a truly unique wedding for couples wishing to tie the knot in an outdoor setting. The wedding site covers a 2 acre area which includes ornamental gardens, natural wildlife pond and a large open field for your yurt or marquee reception. Vows are taken in the Blessing Hut next to the tranquil wildlife pond, where guests can later warm themselves around the Fairy Fireball when evening comes. For real lovers of the outdoors, yurt accommodation can be arranged onsite with an individual honeymoon yurt for the bride and groom.”
Another gorgeous venue with barns and accommodation giving you an opportunity to be really creative with your day. “Enviably positioned in one of the most spectacular settings in the South Hams (on the headland just above the picturesque town of Salcombe) East Soar Farm is the perfect place for those seeking a venue with oodles of character and rustic charm.”
“If you are looking for a coastal wedding venue that is relaxed and romantic then this delightful venue in an area of outstanding beauty is perfect. You’ll find us a stone’s throw from the beach, hidden down a winding Devon lane. New Barton Barns, with rustic oak beams, mellow stone walls and a beautiful meadow sit on the cliff top with breathtaking views overlooking the River Yealm and sea beyond. Whether you want Boho or quintessentially English, our venue provides the perfect space for you to create your dream wedding.”
Colehayes – wedding and family gathering venue
“Colehayes Park offers you the chance to create your own unique and totally individual wedding…Colehayes is the ideal venue for your Wedding or Wedding Reception, Anniversary or any other major family gathering.
Imagine being married at this beautiful Georgian Manor House set in spectacular Dartmoor Countryside. Yours exclusively… to do something completely different… celebrating with friends and family, all together under one roof, for longer than just a few hours. Colehayes Park is available to rent for a long weekend or full week and can sleep up to 70 people.
Please Note- While help is at hand, the responsibility lies with you to organise the occasion.”
We have catered several weddings here and love the venue – beautiful, well equipped and with fantastic staff on hand to help.
Cliff House, Salcombe wedding venue
“The idyllic waterside location provides a truly romantic setting for weddings in one of the most unique venues in Devon. The views are stunning! Cliff House is licensed to perform civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests in a choice of two function rooms and can host your wedding reception in the elegant Assembly Room with stunning terrace overlooking the Salcombe Estuary.
A Cliff House wedding is special and personal. It gives you the choice to make your day really original and our team is here to help you to design a day which is unique, with all the little personal touches to make it an unforgettable seaside wedding”
We really love the fact that the kitchen is well equipped and there are staff on hand to help us with the logistics of the day. The space is grand but not intimidating and the balcony for the drinks reception is truly stunning.
“For your most special day I’ll create your wedding flowers with the colour and scent of freshly gathered English flowers to make your wedding unforgettable.
If you prefer a do-it-yourself floral wedding, order a magnificent bucket of flowers and foliage to work with. If you have a colour scheme in mind, I’ll do my best to pick blooms to match. I’ll bring you a generous seasonal mix of flowers fresh from the field, cut and ready for you to arrange as you please.”
“Marta Matson Flowers – local florist and grower. My work is wild and natural, and my garden is an inspiration for this, providing many of the flowers and foliage we use for commissions from the cutting garden and woodland.”
“Emily creates exquisite cakes decorated with beautiful local organic flowers and fruits; for weddings and other celebrations throughout Devon. Queen Bee Cakes uses only the best and freshest quality ingredients, which are organic, fair-trade and locally sourced wherever possible. The wild blossom honey comes from our own hives, and we grow some of the fruits and edible flowers in our organic garden. Queen Bee Cakes takes pride in offering a friendly, reliable and professional service.”
Graham’s cakes are beautiful, creative and show-stopping – the way he decorates his cakes is fun and imaginative and will impress your guests!
“We’re very happy to cater for your event – be it a bonfire party or a wedding reception.
We find that the best way to feed lots of hungry people is to bake our 10” pizzas (hand-made, these often turn out more like 12”) and serve them cut into four generous slices on biodegradable holders. Ideal for parties.
Our van needs a level place to park – that’s all you need to arrange. After that you can leave it to us to turn out sizzling, freshly-baked pizza slices to satisfy your hungry guests.”
Many weddings we have catered have pizza’s as the evening food – a great option for people who love delicious, locally sourced and innovative food for their special day.
“Whilst living in various parts of Spain for over 5 years, I fell in love with the Spanish way of life and, in particular, the cuisine. I spent the first year of my time in Spain on the Costa Brava, in Sant Feliú de Guíxols, where I was exposed to Mediterranean sea food and, of course, authentic Spanish paella.
Later on, I ventured south, to the mountains of Andalusia, where I spent a year working at 4 star rural hotel, El Coto Del Valle. Here I was introduced to the wonderful array of predominately meat dishes typical of the region, from Jamón Ibérico, Plato Alpurareño, Salmorejo, to Lentejas con Chorizo. A year later, I relocated once more, this time to the city of Granada, where I was spoilt by the seemingly infinite variety of tapas on offer across the city.
After moving back to my home town of Totnes, I was inspired to bring a taste of Spain back to the UK in the form of my favourite of all Spanish dishes, Paella. And so with that, Hermanos Paella was born and the rest is history” Some customers have used Hermanos for the evening food after they’ve had their wedding breakfast from The Kitchen Table.
In 1926, after three quarters of a century of brewing, The Lion Brewery in the heart of Totnes ceased trading. At its peak, this successful brewery owned 26 pubs and employed many local people. People far and wide celebrated its famous porter and its “celebrated Totnes Stout.”
Now, a passionate group of Totnesians have brought that history back to life with the launch of the New Lion Brewery, a business that will once again craft award winning beers and help to boost the Totnes economy. New Lion began creating trial brews in temporary quarters in the autumn of 2013. Over the winter, we built a new brewery from scratch on Station Road, slowly expanding capacity. Now we’ve got a state-of-the-art brewery that can produce 45 barrels a week. In addition to our three basic beers, we are working with local businesses and community groups to create experimental and one-off beers like a pumpkin ale, a chilli beer, and a mushroom stout.” We love their beer- we use it in our cooking and sell it at some events.
The Brewery can provide a fully managed bar for your wedding or can simply supply you with casks of yummy craft beer if you would prefer to run the bar yourself. Contact Mat or Jac at the brewery direct; firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Essentially we provide a comprehensive mobile bar and drinks service in the South West and beyond. We are able to provide a bar in virtually any location regardless of whether there is an existing premises license permitting the sale of alcohol. We love events of all sizes and for any occasion. We experienced in supplying bars for up to 4000 thirsty people. So we’re big enough to cope but small enough to care and able to offer you a personal service.”
We have worked several times with Jonny and Luke – they are fun, professional and committed to sourcing their drinks as locally as possible.
“Born from a love for the finest spirits, beers and wines, we believe in showcasing all our ingredients at their very best. From a perfectly shaken cocktail, to a chilled glass of wine, or a local ale. We select all our products with flavour in mind, as well as making our own syrups brewed with whatever is growing in the garden! Let us create a bespoke menu to suit your needs. Hire us for your event, wedding, party or festival!”
We’re also really excited about organising pop up events with Dita at the new unit! Watch this space
“I like to tell a story with my wedding photography, capturing all the special moments – the textures, colours, emotions and details which tell the story of your day. Please check out my full wedding galleries on this page to see my storytelling style in action across a range of weddings. The galleries feature alternative weddings and I love to photograph anything creative, colourful and a bit different so do get in touch if you are inspired by these galleries! Discounts available on wedding photography in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall.”
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