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Hestercombe

Location pin

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, TA2 8LG - 

  • Users

    Up to
    250 guests


Hestercombe is the quintessential romantic English country garden and the perfect place for your wedding. This breathtakingly beautiful garden, comprising over fifty acres, has been lovingly restored to its original period splendour and is now a historically significant garden of international acclaim.Nestled in Somerset countryside, this picture-perfect venue is conveniently located for your wedding guests - only 3 miles from Taunton and just 15 minutes from junction 25 of the M5. Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can enjoy your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening party all at one magnificent location. When you get married at Hestercombe, you'll have access to the entire estate for your wedding day - fifty acres of beautiful gardens and a collection of historical and unique buildings for you and your guests to enjoy.  The iconic Orangery with its sweeping lawns, the Temple Arbour for a 'hideaway' ceremony and the Bampfylde Hall with its high ceilings and dramatic timber beams, perfect for an evening party. A picturesque backdrop to your wedding, you can explore Hestercombe’s lakes, cascades, temples, rills, sun-dappled pathways and romantic corners. Every location giving you the opportunity to capture unique images that will tell the story of your big day.We love hosting weddings at Hestercombe Gardens and it shows. Each one of our expert team is dedicated to making sure your day is the best it can be - from your first contact with us, right through to heading home as a happy couple.Pictures don't quite do justice to our beautiful setting - book a visit to see for yourself so you can start planning your wedding day at Hestercombe.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 250

Theatre

Theatre

up to 250

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 20

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 250

Location

Reviews

  • Bridget Page

    May 2024

    Fab day out with our 2 dogs. The gardens were beautiful and staff friendly and helpful. The plants in the shop were excellent.

  • michael kent

    May 2024

    We went to Hestercombe today using our Gardeners world 2 for 1 card. Entry for adults is £16.90 with gift aid or £15.30 without. There are plenty of loos dotted around with disabled facilities. There is a "Tramper mobility scooter" available if required but you must pre-book by email in advance. We went off on the many woodland paths and walked around the whole 50 acre site. Accessible paths are marked on the available map. We saw numerous buildings en route, many with fine viewpoints - Sibyl's temple, The witch house, etc. There is a cafe there but we brought our own lunch whilst sitting in the Rustic seat overlooking the Great cascade. There are numerous lakes, streams and cascades around the garden. In the lower part there is the Edwardian formal gardens a Victorian terrace and the house. That was a disappointment with nothing left inside as it had been used as Somerset fire brigades offices for decades previously. There are a few paintings in there plus the bookshop and gift shop. Overall we were a bit underwhelmed as we expected much more colour and plants in the formal gardens. There are currently Delphiniums, Irises, Pansies in flower. Maybe if we returned in a couple of weeks then the Roses and Peonies will be in bloom. Even in the woodlands there was not much wild flowers and Rhododendrons and Azaleas were only few in number. Dogs on leads are allowed and there is a picnic area. There is also a nice plant sales area.