Here are a few recent testimonials from some of our lovely brides and grooms:
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.
Thank you doesn’t seem to say a lot , but we mean it from the bottom of our hearts !!
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! x
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
We were in a slightly unusual position of actually booking our wedding at The Horn of Plenty, two and a half years before the actual day, so we had a long time to plan everything! Throughout that time, we visited the hotel on a number of special occasions.
While the hotel itself and the views are absolutely stunning, without question it is Julie and every single member of staff that we have met, that makes The Horn of Plenty the most perfect venue for any celebration at all. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff, and they were so nice and so incredibly helpful.
The big day itself went without a hitch. The food, the ambience, the Christmas decorations, and again, the staff, all helped make the day one that we will never ever forget.
We cannot thank Julie and the team enough for everything they did for us, in the lead up to the wedding and on the day itself. Their professionalism, experience and attention to detail set The Horn of Plenty apart from any other venue that either of us have ever visited in the past.
The words “THANK YOU” just do not seem anywhere nearly close to being enough! Anna and Dave, December 2015
The Horn of Plenty surpassed our expectations in every way possible enabling us to have the most wonderful wedding day.
Julie and Emma took care of everything for us. The Hotel offers a dedicated wedding co-ordinator – something that we hadn’t expected, but were so grateful to have. Throughout the planning stages both Julie and Emma accommodated all of our requests and offered us guidance when appropriate. On the wedding day itself, they made sure the day flowed seamlessly, enabling us to relax and enjoy the day.
The communication between us and the Hotel was excellent. We felt like our wedding was as important to them, as it was to us. We were allowed to feel as if nothing was ever too much trouble, no matter how small the request.
We, and our guests, were made to feel so welcome within the Hotel. All of the staff were excellent. The accommodation was superb and the food was spectacular. Our guests raved about the food, as much as they did about the venue.
We cannot recommend this Hotel highly enough. We have every intention of going back to the Hotel on a regular basis, and it has become a firm favourite with our guests too.
Thanks to the Horn of Plenty, we have created memories that we shall treasure for a lifetime. Sarah & Dan, August 2015
“Our Wedding Day was absolutely beautiful and will be a day we will cherish forever. The food was exquisite, the staff were so friendly and attentive and the rain held off leaving our guests with the breath-taking views which David and I fell in love with on our first visit.
I cannot praise the staff enough, each and every one of them made our day that little bit more special. Could you do anything better…. No… keep doing what you are doing, as you are all doing it fantastically well, the staff seem like a happy family and that shines through creating a loving happy atmosphere.
We will definitely be back to reminisce on such a fabulous day and The Horn of Plenty will most certainly have a special place in my heart.” Kelly & David Aug 2015
“We wanted to thank you for all your amazing help, support and advice in the lead up to our wedding. Planning everything from Australia was a challenging prospect, but you made the whole process relaxed and easy – we couldn’t have done it without you!
We had a beautiful day and our guests have all complimented us on the gorgeous venue and delicious food. You definitely deserve all of your awards!” Rosie & Ian, March 2015
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day as fabulous as it was. Everyone has said what an amazing place you have and how wonderful and relaxed it all was, and that is all down to you and your wonderful staff. Everything was just perfect and everyone is talking about how utterly divine the food was. We shall definitely see you again very soon. So so many thanks.” Becky and Dean, September 2014
“From the moment we saw the venue and met you, we knew this was the place to hold our wedding and we were not disappointed. Everyone’s been commenting on what a wonderful day it was and how beautiful the venue is. The food was incredible and people are still talking about it.
Thank you also to you Julie. You helped the day go perfectly and made me feel very special and very calm too. Which helped me enjoy every second. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Nicola and Jason, May 2014
“Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Accommodation wonderful, wedding organised and carried out to perfection. Setting beautiful. The only thing better than the food and the accommodation was the staff, an absolute credit and we cannot sing their praises loud enough. You have made our day and our wedding. Thank you to all at your wonderful Country House Hotel!” Lynzi and Colin, March 2014
“Thank you for making Charlotte’s and Andy’s wedding day so wonderful. We have heard nothing but great praise from all the guests that attended about how fab the wedding was, and this was in no small part to the meticulousness of your work.
Clearly, the venue is stunning, albeit even more enhanced when the sun is shining:).
As far as I am concerned though what was even more stunning was the quality of service that you and your staff provided. The day just seemed to whizz by and this was simply because I did not have to worry about a single thing and had a smile on my face all day long.
The food was outstanding and was a real highlight that everyone commented on: send our thanks to your kitchen staff and chef.
Your serving staff were fab: they could not do enough and I heard one even stayed beyond her finishing time because she was enjoying the wedding so much.
Having organised corporate functions myself at work I know that a completely seamless event is both very difficult to achieve and is sometimes not appreciated by those attending: be assured I have the greatest admiration for your efforts and that of your staff.
I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending you and your hotel: the accolades you have won are completely justified.
Keep up the good work and all the best for the future.” Charlotte’s Dad, May 2014
Beautiful independently owned 4-star country house hotel with a 2 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant
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