Ashley Court


Weddings & Significant Celebrations

Celebrate in style with us! Ashley Court is the perfect location for a small but beautiful wedding, a relaxed family birthday or other special event. We cater for gatherings of 4 to 40 people. As formal or informal as you choose. Ideal if you are looking for a genuinely relaxed event with a big country house feel, photogenic ‘shabby-chic’ interiors and gardens and a ‘place that time forgot’ feel. More personal and quirky than a boutique hotel, with no two rooms alike. Much of the furniture, has been in situ for 80 years or more and most fixtures and fittings date back to the Regency and early Victorian period. We use a mix of vintage, antique and modern textiles, cutlery and crockery to dress these rooms to give them an eclectic ‘period’ look, they make beautiful settings for photo shoots and videos (and your Instagram account).

From a simple champagne cream tea in the morning room and a wander in the walled garden with just a few close friends to a formal sit down dinner in the candle lit dining room with a roaring fire, any combination of indoor and outdoor spaces can make an atmospheric and memorable day. Please be in touch to chat about how we can help you create a special event.

You can hire any combination of the ground floor rooms for private dining, party or wedding:

The Morning Room/Library

A small room perfect for an intimate high tea, luncheon, late night supper or drinks party. Seats up to 8 at a table, or 12 for drinks or a buffet. Close the shutters and light the candles and a fire for a cosy winter event or open the doors to the terrace and the garden for a summery party. Upright piano.

The Dining Room

With its gold rococo pelmets, grand piano, Adam-esque fireplace and glass doors opening onto the terrace and gardens this is our largest room. Seats up to 30 people for lunch/dinner or 40 for a concert, wedding or party. Beautiful light room with garden views can also be shuttered and candle lit for a winter evening with an open fire.

The Drawing Room

A high Victorian dark wood dining room with great character features a beautiful view of the ancient Lucombe Oak. Seats up to 28 for dinner, or can be arranged café style for more informal teas or parties. Open fired, candle lit suppers are atmospheric and intimate here.

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Catering – Eat with us!

We provide a real taste of the Devon countryside with our delicious plant-based menus. Vegetables have pride of place at our table and we cook and eat seasonally, slowly and in tune with nature. Most of our produce is grown by no-dig organic methods in the walled kitchen garden or foraged from our fields and hedgerows (you may be able to join in with harvesting for your dinner.) Our menus are based on our own decades-long commitment to vegetarian and vegan food. This is how we cook and eat for family and friends, and for you. We limit our food miles to suppliers that are truly local to us apart from a few best loved products like lemons, coffee and rice that we source from ethical suppliers.

Recommended florists and cake makers

We can recommend our favourite and trusted ethical, local and organic cake makers and florists to put the finishing touches to your event.

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You can book up to 6 bedrooms (Super-king ensuite, twin, twin, double, double/triple/twin, single) for up to 12 people to stay, babes in arms are free, cots, cot/toddler beds and extra single beds for kids can be added as needed for a family event.