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A beautiful and historic country house venue with award-winning gardens that offer romance, elegance, grandeur and beauty, the perfect backdrop for memorable photographs and a very special day with your family and friends. Forde Abbey never books more than one wedding at a weekend, making it exclusively yours to enjoy.
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Celebrate in Style

Forde Abbey grants unmatched surroundings for you to greet your guests, dine and dance into the evening. Start with a champagne reception in the Great Hall and enjoy the 30 acres of award-winning gardens, open to your guests to explore while you create an unforgettable photo album.

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Civil Ceremonies

Forde Abbey is available for civil marriage ceremonies, civil partnership ceremonies and chapel blessings. For sheer grandeur, the Great Hall provides a stunning backdrop or for a cosier setting, the Monk’s Refectory is a more intimate choice.

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Wedding photography at Forde Abbey by Tony Hart

Our Friends

The stunning weddings at Forde Abbey have been created with the help of other local companies that make it their mission to create the perfect day for each couple..

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“Thank you for providing such a stunning venue for our wedding reception. It was absolutely wonderful for our family and friends, many of whom came from different parts of the country, to be able to enjoy the beautiful house and gardens with a glass of champagne. Thank you again to all at Forde Abbey for all your help and for allowing us to personalise your wonderful place for the day. It really helped turn our big day into our dream wedding”.

“Thank you so much for all your help and for letting us host our wedding in your beautiful home. We feel amazingly lucky to have discovered you and had a really wonderful day with even sunshine appearing. Thank you so much for making this possible; all our guests commented on how magical the house and gardens were, and I couldn’t have imagined anything better myself”.


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