Wedding Testimonials

Bespoke Country Wedding Venue with Stunning Views

Here are a few recent testimonials from some of our lovely brides and grooms:


Good morning Julie, Shirna and Team,

Now that we have started to come back down to earth after a truly amazing
weekend of celebrations, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you.

From the moment we visited, we were blown away by the Horn of Plenty and
fell in love with your beautiful location the moment we entered the drive.
Despite Covid-19 causing numerous disruptions, restrictions and changes
along the way, all of you have been utterly fantastic every step of the way
and met our every need. You’ve been patient, reassuring, positive,
optimistic and excellent communicators throughout and we couldn’t thank you
enough. You made us feel confident that we would be able to have the perfect
day, whilst catering to our every need (or demand rather) in a both
professional and personal way. In addition to this, it goes without saying
your hospitality, food, service and everything in between has been second to
none, we couldn’t of asked for a better wedding day or venue to be married.

The ceremony was beautiful and we are so thankful for your patience with the
set up to ensure we were able to marry outside, just as we always wanted.
Thank goodness the sun put his hat on in the end. It was so special.

So, to conclude, thank you to every single person at the Horn of Plenty that
contributed to making our day the most special day to date. Tom and I had
the most amazing lead up and day for our wedding. We couldn’t of been
happier with everything you did for us and cannot thank you all enough.

Each of our guests commented on how friendly, helpful and professional the
whole team were and how you all went above and beyond to make our day
perfect. Thank you.

We certainly look forward to returning in months to come to reflect on our
wedding day and continue to make memories at your beautiful establishment.

For now, take care of yourselves and enjoy the summer months to come which
we are sure will be filled with many more amazing weddings.

We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again in the near

Best wishes,
Emma & Tom, June 2021


From the bottom of our hearts we just wanted to thank you all for giving us the BEST day of our lives. Our wedding say was absolutely perfect – you are a special team and we can not wait to visit again soon!

Kate and Tom Smith, Oct 20


Thank you so much to you and all your team at the Horn of Plenty. We have had the best stay. The wedding itself was amazing. It ran like clockwork! The decorations looked amazing, everyone loved the food, all my suppliers were well treated. Honestly could not fault our experience with you at all. You have been so flexible and accommodating, giving us such an amazing day for real value for money. The 6 course taster menu and breakfast each day were a particular highlight!

Rebecca and Ryan Maguire, Oct 20


We wanted to thank you so much for our wonderful stay at The Horn of Plenty and for how well our wedding went on Tuesday 29th September! We were so impressed with every aspect of our stay. The professionalism and attention to detail was fantastic as was the friendly, courteous and polite manner of all the staff. They are such a credit to you. Everything about the hotel is sophisticated and classy. The property is beautiful and we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect stay and venue for our wedding. Mandy was so friendly and kind so we had to mention her too!!

Our room was fantastic and we were so lucky to marry on the balcony in the sun with such a breathtaking backdrop.  Please do pass on our thanks to your entire team.  We can’t wait to come back one day to your wonderful, peaceful and beautiful hotel

Mr & Mrs Vrouwes, Sep 20


Just a few words to thank Shirna, Sara and all the staff involved in ensuring our day was a special one.  Everyone we met from Reception though to Housekeeping were always cheerful, positive and helpful.  

The Horn of Plenty is a stunning venue. The grounds and the views are tremendous. Our Best room in the main house was light, spacious and comfortable and all our meals were delicious, so thank you.

Mr & Mrs Cullen, Aug 20


When we initially started to plan our Wedding at this beautiful venue, back In January 2020, we could not have predicted what would happen 8 weeks later: COVID-19.

We had always intended a small intimate wedding with 13 family members and the Horn of Plenty was not only a beautiful venue with an excellent reputation for an intimate wedding, but more importantly it gave value for money.

The wedding team at the Horn of Plenty listened to what we wanted, gave us suggestions and more that we ever expected. Then the COVID pandemic took hold resulting in uncertainty, and for many couples having to cancel or rethink their large and extravagant wedding. For us with having a small wedding there was a small chance it may go ahead.

During this period of waiting , 'The Horn Of Plenty, kept us updated and reassured that in the invent of it not going ahead, they would work with us to find an alternative date.

Leading up to the 23rd of July,the team worked with us to find reasonable adjustments that would keep us and their staff safe but not compromising us from having the day that we had planned.

The day came and at no point did we feel that we were still in the middle of a pandemic or unsafe. The hotel went above and beyond to make it a special day.  There is nothing that  we can find fault with the day, the hotel , the grounds and the amazing staff.  

Mr & Mrs Woods, July 20


From start to finish you and your team made sure our special day was everything we had dreamt of, the food was just stunning, chef and team did an amazing job! From the minute I arrived to the minute we left as husband and wife we cannot fault a thing!

All of our guests had a fantastic time and the comments about how amazing the day was, your team and the hotel just kept flowing.

The only thing we keep saying is “we so want to do it all again”. Thank you once again to you and your team Shirna for the most amazing day!

Mr & Mrs Huxham,  Dec 19


We had our wedding there in October 2019 and from start to finish it was the most amazing experience. Shirna and Julie went out of their way to help us with the planning and, with their wealth of experience, can help advise whilst still treating you as an individual and giving you freedom to make the day yours. 

The whole team helped make it a really special occasion from beginning to end. The food is amazing and all our guests commented on how tasty it was, from the meal the evening before, to breakfast the next day to the wedding breakfast itself. The rooms are absolutely beautiful and I couldn't have imagined a better experience.

It is a wonderful place to be married and very good value for money. It is equally a fantastic hotel in which to stay and I would highly recommend their restaurant for any occasion. We have eaten there several times in the past but creating such delicious food for 50 to be served all at once is no mean feat. The chef is fantastic and we loved meeting him to design the menu. An unforgettable experience. Thank you to the whole Horn of Plenty Team!

Mr & Mrs Binney, October 2019


Thank you for ensuring our special day was simply magical. Your staff were wonderful, so helpful, warm and attentive, especially Shirna who calmly and kindly ensured our day ran smoothly. The food was amazing and enthusiastically complimented by all of our guests. Despite the rain, Jim or I couldn’t have asked for a more fabulous day.

Sam and Jim, August 2019


John and I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our most wonderful wedding day. It literally was perfect in every way and everything was just perfect. The attention to detail was incredible and every guest has commented on how amazing the food was and how incredible the venue is. All the Scottish lot are desperate to come back and visit again as they were just blown away with it.

John and I honestly had the most perfect day and thanks for all your hard work to make sure everything went to well. Your whole team are a credit to you and made us feel so welcome and nothing was an issue. We will definitely be back to visit soon

Hannah and John, August 2019


I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for our wedding last Monday. I really appreciate all the work that you put in, and for making the day run smoothly and making it amazing.

I also wanted to say a big thank you to the rest of the wedding team and staff that were there on the day, they were all amazing and the food was delicious as always.  Luke and I really appreciate everything you did and will definitely be back.

Beccy and Luke, June 2019


What a fantastic hotel. We couldn’t have had a better place to celebrate our wedding with our closest family and friends. They made our day so relaxed and enjoyable, we really cannot thank them enough.

Nina and Rob, June 2019


We would recommend The Horn of Plenty to anyone who wishes to have their big day there. The food…..there are no words, simply decadent.Thank you for making our day so special.Everything was amazing  We had so many great comments from all our guests!

You were all so welcoming, friendly and organised

Emma and Joe, April 2019


The Horn of Plenty is an absolute gem nestled in the very heart of Dartmoor; the most beautiful country house hotel in the most beautiful setting, the grounds are just stunning, the views across the moors breathtaking, and the rooms are exquisitely furnished and luxurious. And the food! I’ll run out of adjectives for the food; it is truly special.

But what sets this hotel apart is surely its staff – the service is second to none, and they cannot do enough to make your stay as perfect as possible.  Without doubt the best decision we ever made was booking our wedding here – the venue absolutely made the wedding, and the staff absolutely made sure it was perfect, they could not have done more.

From the outset the owner Julie was so warm, friendly, helpful and supportive. We loved every meeting and every visit we had. Shirna the wedding planner was also fantastic, forever on hand to answer my myriad questions and super efficient at sorting out the logistics for us.

We adored meeting the head chef Ashley to create our bespoke wedding menu – truly a highlight of the whole experience, and this surely makes the Horn of Plenty a must for any foodies getting married! Ashley listened to us to find out our favourite foods and then created unique dishes for the day to incorporate these, just so special, and the food was outstanding on the day too – we were drowning in compliments.

Our guests adored staying at the hotel, and the staff could not have been more accommodating for each and every one. Especial thanks to Shirna for her lovely, kind and super patient care of me on the big day, and for ensuring all of our requests were met, so speedily and seamlessly, so that everything happened just as we dreamt it would.

The staff were fantastic all day and all night, and so tolerant of us! 
We had the most wonderful wedding and I can’t recommend the Horn of Plenty enough – I just wish we could do it all again ❤️

Mary and Patrick, March 2019


We chose the Horn of Plenty as our wedding venue for a couple of reasons.  1) The amazing setting, and more importantly, 2) Julie, the owner and Wedding planner. She made us feel so welcome and special from the moment we stepped into the hotel  that we knew we wanted to get married there. From that very first meeting, Julie and her team couldn’t do enough to ensure our day was perfect in every way.  We planned the wedding from Yorkshire and the wedding team were on always hand to answer any questions we had.

The actual day was amazing. The food was out of this world. The chef had created a bespoke menu for us earlier in the year where we met with him and discussed our favourite food. He then designed a menu around this and made our favourite foods even better! All of our guests commented on how good the food was and how well ran the day went.

I can’t recommend The Horn of Plenty enough. It was a day to remember and we will most certainly be going back in years to come.  We’ve had a fantastic day, thank you so much for making it extra special for us. Everybody was just so impressed with the lovely location and delicious food.

Catherine & Luke, December 2018


Thank you for hosting the best day of our lives. We could not have imagined a more perfect venue – beautiful setting, friendly and helpful staff, delicious food and a great night’s sleep resting our dancing feet! The Horn of Plenty now has a very special place in our hearts. We look forward to celebrating many anniversaries to come here and relive this happy day. Thank you so much!

The new Mr & Mrs Miller, December 2018


There is absolutely nothing you could have done better, you went above and beyond, and we couldn’t have asked for a better team and location 🙂

Lisa & John, October 2018


We decided on the Horn of Plenty for our wedding day. Julie and her team are amazing and the personal touch is really what set this venue apart from others we looked at. You’re made to feel that the day is truly unique to you and nothing is too much trouble. The views are amazing and the food is out of this world, the head chef Ashley really works with you to design a menu that reflects you. From the canapes, to the breakfast and petite fours all the way to the evening food, there was nothing that was not a pleasure to eat. The rooms are fantastic with many offering views across the valley and beyond.  Definitely consider it as a possible wedding venue, but also just a fantastic dinning experience or night away.       

Dave and Craig, October 2018


I am writing to say that my daughter and her now husband were married at your beautiful hotel this weekend.

I have to say that we as a family cannot thank you enough for everything that you have done for us.

As the father of the bride I could not have wished for a better place for her to be married, the scenery, the hotel and most of all the staff made it a day that will live on in our hearts for many years to come.

Mel Channing, Father of a very happy Bride, September 2018


Well what a place… thank you to every single member of staff who made our wedding so special. You guys have been phenomenal through our wedding planning to the actual date. Nothing was too much trouble and we had the best wedding we could ever have wished for.

A special thank you to Shirna, who was my rock on the day! You helped calm my nerves and made sure everything went smoothly and that I had nothing to worry about.

Jordan and Gary, September 2018


I just wanted to drop you a quick line to once again thank everyone involved in the planning and execution of our big day on Monday.

We had the most perfect day and wouldn’t change a single detail and the venue and staff played a massive part in that. We have had so much positive feedback from our guests about the food, setting and the rooms for those that stayed

We will definitely be back in the future and look forward to catching up with you when we do visit again

We could not recommend you highly enough!!!

Dan and Claire, August 2018


Sam and I had our wedding at the horn of plenty a few weeks ago (28th July 2018) and we had an absolutely perfect time. Staff were all amazing and were all really flexible and accommodating when we had bad weather for our planned outdoor ceremony. Julie and Shirna rearranged the location and the timings of the day to ensure that the weather didn’t affect the enjoyment of us or any our guests. We had an absolutely fantastic wedding weekend, the rooms and food were all incredible – we cannot fault them and will definitely be visiting again!

Amy and Sam, July 2018


Thank you, we enjoyed our wedding so much and we are incredibly happy with how the day went. From start to finish, it was brilliant. All guests enjoyed their food and their rooms, we had lots of comments on the food and how lovely it was! All staff work so well together to make the day goes smoothly and we appreciate that a lot.

Our pictures look beautiful too with the amazing backdrop from being outside. We’re so glad we got to do that.   We will definitely be returning, especially for our anniversary.

Charlotte + Martin, July 2018


“The Horn of Plenty is a beautiful venue with gorgeous views across the valley. The house has lots of charm and character and all of the rooms are beautifully decorated with individual character. It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, it’s a fabulous little venue.

We held a celebration lunch here in 2016 for a family birthday and fell in love with the place. The food is incredible, the staff are always friendly and helpful. Nothing is ever too much trouble. We arranged a wedding tour very swiftly after this visit and booked without needing to look anywhere else.

We had our wedding on 4th June this year and the team did not let us down. Leading up to the big day, Julie and the weddings team guided us through the build up and were always on hand to answer any questions and give advice without hesitation. On the day, Shirna and the front of house team delivered a perfect day for us from start to finish.

Another selling point for us booking the Horn of Plenty for our big day, was the fact that we were able to sit down with Chef Ashley and create our own personalised menu. From the reception canapes right the way through to our evening set up, the food was impeccable! All of our guests commented on how amazing it all was.

We cannot recommend the Horn of Plenty enough. It’s become our favourite place and we can’t wait for our next champagne afternoon tea overlooking the gorgeous views! 😍

Thanks to all of the team for being fabulous always x”

Phillippa Alder, July 2018


We had our wedding here on Monday 21st May and it was everything we ever wanted, the day went perfectly, we didn’t need to worry about a thing.   Julie and her team were absolutely amazing from start to finish. I can not thank you all enough and we cant wait to come back for a visit.       

Natalie and Mark, May 2018


We can’t thank Julie and her team at The Horn of Plenty enough for making our wedding day so perfect!

We knew from the moment we first met Julie and had the wedding tour that this would be our venue; nothing else compared.

Leading up to the big day everyone is so supportive and helpful and always on hand if you have a question. Julie took our ideas of the perfect wedding day and turned them into a reality. The chef is amazing and choosing our own wedding menu was so much fun, he listened to our food choices and complemented them perfectly. Not only do you get to choose your own 3 choices for each course but you also choose your canapés, veloute and petit fours which are all amazing.

We couldn’t have asked for more lovely staff!  The parts of the day that had the HOP were involved in were just perfect, they moulded to any changes in timings and had the day organised perfectly. You don’t have to think or worry about a thing. Our guests have all been so complementary of the venue, the service, the food and the rooms which is what it’s all about!

We are lucky enough to live locally to this beautiful venue and will return regularly.  We can’t recommend a better venue for a wedding or any celebration!  Thank you Julie and team.        

Kim and Matt, April 2018


We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much to you and your team.  The day completely exceeded our expectations and it couldn’t have gone any better – it was magical!

So many of our guests commented on what a wonderful venue it was, the food was exquisite and the service impeccable.  We will be back soon.

Gareth & Nina, March 2018


We had an amazing time. You couldn’t have done more for us, we felt like royalty. Our guests had an amazing time, we had so many people say how fantastic the venue and staff were. The food was also brilliant, even my father in law loved it!  Just can’t wait to visit again, you all feel like family.

Martyn and Holly, November 2017


I got married here on the 20/10/17, the staff went above and beyond and exceeded every expectation. Thank you for your kindness, patience and making my day perfect! The food is the best I have ever eaten, the grounds are beautiful, rooms gorgeous and it’s dog friendly! You will not be disappointed with a visit to this beautiful gem.  I cant wait to go back!    

Elly and Alex, October 2017


We are just writing to say thank you to you all for making Beccy and Allan’s wedding day so perfect.  All the arrangements, setting up, the delicious food and drinks went so well.  All the staff were BRILLIANT.  They worked so hard and there was nothing that was too much trouble for them.

Everything went off seamlessly and we could not have been happier with the results of all their hard work. Their suggestions and help on the day made it all so perfect.

We are so glad we chose The Horn of Plenty for this special day.  The feedback that we have received so far from our guests was all positive – how much they had enjoyed themselves, what a beautiful setting and how lovely the hotel was, how amazing the staff were.   Thank you all once again.

Beccy’s Mum, October 2017


The Horn of Plenty is my most favourite place. My husband and I got married here in 2015 and visited many times leading up to our big day and have returned for our 2nd Anniversary. We are always made to feel so welcome and the attention to detail and thoughtful little touches mean so much. The rooms, food and staff are all outstanding and we can’t wait to return next year. A massive thank you.       

 Emma, October 2017


Got married here on the 11th of August.  We had such a wonderful time.  Julie was fantastic, the view was to die for and my wedding breakfast meal was stunning A*.   It truly was the wedding of my dreams.        Donna + Jeff, August 2017


We had our wedding here in May, what a fantastic venue, nothing was too much trouble from start to finish, it was exactly what we both wanted and met all our demands!  Julie and her staff were amazing on the day! Even managing to bring our meal forward an hour! The house and gardens are amazing for taking photos.  Would seriously recommend to everyone who is thinking of getting married!

Emma and Andrew, May 2017


Neil and I wanted to thank you all for the lovely wedding day we spent at the Horn of Plenty. The ceremony was well organised, the food was delicious, the table decorations were exactly as I pictured them and we were very impressed by the professionalism of your team of staff throughout the day. We will always keep fond memories of this special day at your venue!

Neil & Stephanie, April 2017


We had our wedding at the Horn of Plenty and to say it was a perfect day is an understatement! From booking it a year ago to the big day itself was so easy and stress free! The staff couldn’t do enough for us and the chef along with his team served up a real treat, the whole day was made so special with a big thanks to all the staff! Could not recommend it enough!                  

Lee & Jo, February 2017


Richard and I would like to thank you and your fantastic team for making Saturday such a wonderfully happy day for all of us. We all had a ball, in no small measure down to your gentle guiding hand ahead of Saturday and then your discreet direction on the day.

Nothing seemed to be too much trouble – whether it was providing a room for us to arrange the flowers on Friday morning or imperceptibly adapting the day to suit the temperature and just ensuring that everything ran as smoothly as planned.

Congratulations and thank you too to the chef and the staff in the kitchen and restaurant for producing such a delicious topnotch wedding breakfast.

The Horn of Plenty itself was a star – what a setting, shown off to best advantage in the sun and autumn colours. We were so lucky.

And all of us fortunate enough to stay overnight were impressed by the stunning rooms, views, stylish comfort and unobtrusive staff.

So a big thank you once again.          Will’s Mum, November 2016


I just wanted to drop you a quick line to express my heartfelt gratitude to you and your whole team for the incredible service we received this weekend. I simply cannot fault anything from the whole time we were there. Everyone commented on, of course, the stunning location and splendid house, but also there was considerable high praise for the food.

Every single member of your staff were so wonderful, incredibly polite and helpful without feeling false or insincere.

I can’t put into words what a wonderful time we had, your hotel bedrooms, grounds and food were beyond expectation and the service provided ensured we had the most relaxing, stress-free and beautiful day.  So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.   Anna and Ashley, September 2016


This is just a short note to say thank you to you and all your team for being such a large integral part of those memories for us. From the day we decided to hold our wedding at the Horn of Plenty, it was packed with fun, excitement and pure pleasure. The planning was so enjoyable and what a turn out on the day. The venue, staff, food and atmosphere was past even the wildest of our expectations.

Our guests raved about it all as did we and our photos told the full story.

We will have fond memories of our day together with our families and friend for many, many years to come.  Thank you again for making our day so special.   Alistair & Sandra, April 2016