The magical setting and convenient location makes us the perfect venue for all manner of events including wedding receptions and business functions. For locals and visitors to Devon it is a 'must see' and with its many attractions - a wonderful family day out.
Our Castle is an elegant family home. The Courtenay family have lived here for over 600 years and have a long history of hosting wonderful events and welcoming people to their magnificent home. Powderham is recognised as one of the Country's leading venues. It has many unique qualities, ensuring memorable occasions for all who choose to hold events here.
The Castle, built in 1392, is set amidst a beautiful Deer Park with breathtaking views across to the Exe Estuary. Its ancient woodland creates a peaceful setting where fallow deer graze and where grey herons and exotic egrets are a familiar sight around the lakes.
The majestic State Rooms were originally designed to impress and continue to do so to this day. The vast Music Room is light and airy; with a splendid domed ceiling creating wonderful acoustics. The State Dining Room has an exceptionally warm and welcoming atmosphere and unlike some stately homes the fireplace and minstrel's gallery are often used by guests. The splendid libraries are equally impressive, making it hard to choose which rooms to use.
Every event and occasion is unique and we tailor our service and facilities to meet your special requirements. By working together we guarantee your event will be a success and one to be proud of.
The stunning location lends itself to all manner of wedding styles; the Rose Garden Terrace is ideal for a summer champagne reception and the majestic rooms are available to hire in many different combinations to suit your individual requirements. The vast Music Room is light and airy; with a splendid domed ceiling creating wonderful acoustics and the Dining Room has an exceptionally warm and welcoming atmosphere with a fireplace and minstrel's gallery often used by string quartets.
We are an extremely flexible venue for wedding receptions. We can cater from 2 to 180 guests and if you would like a larger occasion you can even put up a marquee in the Deer Park. With so many wonderful backdrops both inside and out, it is any photographer's dream, together with our attentive service and tailored facilities we will ensure your wedding day wishes come true. The Castle's own charming little chapel is also available for wedding blessings and can seat up to 60 guests.
Why not celebrate your child's next birthday in the wonderful safe haven of the Walled Garden? The enclosed garden is the perfect location for a memorable birthday party, where the children can run around with their friends meet the friendly animals and let their imagination run wild on Courtenay Fort the adventure play castle. We provide the snack boxes, all you have to bring is the cake.
Birthday, Christening, Christmas, Easter, Engagement, Halloween, New Year, School Prom, Wedding