Wedding Testimonials

Bespoke Country Wedding Venue with Stunning Views

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


We are on our way back from our mini moon! Just wanted to say such a massive thank you. Our wedding truly was a perfect day that we will remember forever and a massive part of that is thanks to you! We really appreciate all the help and just wanted to say thank you for truly making our wedding special (last Friday)! 

Zayna & Alex, April 2022


We recently got married at the Horn of Plenty and had the most perfect day. A truly memorable and amazing venue. The whole team made us feel so welcome and nothing was an issue.

From the initial look around to the day itself the communication and attention to detail was excellent. Shirna and Mia were very accommodating with all aspects of our day, especially the last minute changes in the week leading up to the wedding.

The food was delicious and we had many compliments from our guests. We weren't limited to a 'set menu' like menu wedding venues. We were able to sit down with Ashley the head chef and design a bespoke menu based around our favourite foods which was a lovely personal touch.

The hotel rooms are lovely, all with individual character and very clean.

We will definitely be back to stay for our anniversary. Big thank you to the whole team at the Horn of Plenty for making our wedding so special.  

Chloe & Jake, March 2022


Just a really quick email to say thank you for the weekend!!   We did it!   Now I’ve come home and started looking at the power cut figures etc I can’t believe we pulled it off and didn’t experience a power cut for the entire wedding day.

I’ll be in touch again but just wanted to quickly say thank you, we had the perfect day!! And special thanks to Sara - both you and her were amazing!!!

Lizzy & Christian – Mr & Mrs Balistrari, Feb 22


Our son’s wedding was held at The Horn of Plenty. Superb venue, food excellent  staff exceptional.  We booked a disabled room and it couldn't have been any better . Our waitress was so attentive it was wonderful. Thankyou to all who made this such a special day .

Mrs King, Mother of the Groom, Dec 21


I attended my daughters wedding on 27th November at your beautiful hotel the honour being in the role of the brides mother.  Can I just say everything was superb: the venue food, service provided by your staff, the rooms ... even the weather was kind to us.  Please extend my thanks to all your lovely staff.

Mrs Marston, Mother of the Bride, Nov 21


I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the team for helping to make our wedding day so perfect. You made everything so easy and everyone was so attentive and accommodating. It really was everything that we wanted from our day! I also cannot start to tell you how many complements we have received about the food, so please pass on our praises to all those involved in producing the menu and making our wedding breakfast on the day!

Mr & Mrs Debel, Nov 21


We would like to thank you and the entire team at The Horn of Plenty for a fabulously well organised day.  You provide a perfect venue.  All the arrangements were beautifully managed.  The service was excellent.  The food was magnificent

Our guests were delighted with the hotel and their room... and even the sun shone for us on the day.

We, and by all accounts all our guests, thoroughly enjoyed the wedding. Thanks for all your assistance and support.

Mark & Liz, October 2021


We celebrated our wedding at the Horn of Plenty in September and we couldn't have dreamt of a more perfect day! Shirna was very accommodating with the various changes we had to make to our date and number of guests. Prior to the wedding, Shirna and her team were always available to discuss our plans and thoroughly ensured that our day would go smoothly, which it did! The location is stunning and the food is so nicely presented and absolutely delicious!

Mr & Mrs Allison, Sep 21


We just wanted to pass on a massive massive thanks to you, Shirna and your team, you made the day truly special and faultless! We couldn't have asked for nicer, more gracious hosts or venue! I was so worried about how the day would fall into place after everything that has happened the past year and a half, but from the moment we arrived at the venue everything just started to work and we was hit by a wave of calm, your team took over and it was like a weight lifted from our shoulders.

Also thank you for the extra care you all have taken and the personal touches you have given us! (and for helping me by carrying my dress before the ceremony) It is all the little things like this that will also stick with us in making the day so wonderful and memorable.  You made us feel like one in a million!

Everyone there yesterday commented on how beautiful the Venue was, how accommodating, friendly and helpful the staff were, and how beyond delicious the food was!! (a few saying they would return one day) (my friend has just booked you as a venue for her wedding next year and she was also floored by how perfect everything was and how smooth the day went, she's even more excited now and full of ideas!)

Despite Covid and all the changes and postponements you, Shirna and your team have been amazing in making it as easy and smooth as it could possibly have been. We really really appreciate everything that you and your team have done for us.

We will be back for visits in the future for sure!!

Tash and Pete, Sept 2021


Thank you for allowing us to host our daughter’s wedding at your wonderful hotel. Our stay with you has allowed us to make life long memories.

Shirna was amazing and ensured the day went without issue. We are blown away with how well the day went.

Special mention to Rosie who helped make our stay enjoyable from the moment we walked in. Nothing was too much trouble for her.

I will be strongly recommending your hotel to all of my friends and colleagues.

Please pass on my thanks to everyone who help us make Emily’s dream day come true

Martin Payne, Father of the Bride, August 2021


Can I start by saying how amazing you and your team have been throughout are whole wedding experience. You gave us the most magical day and all your staff were wonderful and went above and beyond to make are day special.

Mr & Mrs Egan, Aug 21


We would like to thank you and your amazing team for what we can only describe as the most perfect day we could of ever dreamed of . We knew from the first time we met you and the constant covid issues we all faced that you would make the day as seamless as humanly possible . 

The attention to detail was second to none. All of our guests were absolutely taken back by the quality of the food many of them even commented it was the best food they had ever eaten.

The service we were given by every single member of staff was friendly, professional and  flawless. The guests with dietary requirements commented on how safe and relaxed they were made to feel. They said so many places had made them feel like they were an inconvenience to have to make special meals for them where as your amazing team made them feel important and that nothing was too much trouble.

The lengths you all went to make sure Cleo was happy really made us feel relaxed.

From the rooms, the view, the food and your team. You all made it better than our expectations and we cannot thank you enough. 

We will be back to stay with you again as we always felt so relaxed and that noting was to much trouble for you or your team . 

With so much love and appreciation, the very happy newlyweds.

Camille & James, July 2021



We just wanted to say a massive thank you for last weekend and of course all of your help with the planning and run up to the wedding.

We can’t thank you enough, everyone said they had an amazing day and despite the situation we couldn’t of asked of anything more. Adam and myself thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend and definitely one to remember.

We would like to say a massive thank you to Sarah for being so wonderful and for giving us such an amazing day and evening. It was perfect! Also a massive thanks to all the staff!

Kat and Adam, July 2021


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

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