The Small Print
Monks Withecombe is in the Dartmoor National Park, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We're just 25 minutes from Exeter. 2.5 miles off the A30, and 1 mile out of Chagford.
Monks is "venue only". We provide stunning gardens, a beautiful marquee field, safe off-road parking, excellent local contacts and support and assistance where needed.
You are free to put together your own unique, personal day at Monks Withecombe.
We can put you in touch with excellent local contacts: caterers, florists, marquees and loos - but you are free to choose your own team, and bring your own suppliers to Monks. We insist only that any suppliers you bring to Monks are properly trained, registered and insured. There are no hidden charges at Monks - no corkage or per head charge. We have a dedicated 64amp power supply, and a back-up generator. We are happy to take in and keep secure any deliveries during the week of your reception.
The Gallery and Corn Barn are both licensed for civil ceremonies. The Gallery is beautiful, with long views to Dartmoor and can seat up to 100 people, including the Registrars.
The Corn Barn is larger than the Gallery, measuring 40ft x 20ft with huge windows on the east, west and south sides. You may choose to hold the ceremony in the Gallery, and move through to the Corn Barn for the wedding breakfast. Alternatively, the Corn Barn would be perfect as a dance area. There is a raised gallery for the band, or for the high table, at one end of the Corn Barn. For a large wedding, the Corn Barn would be perfect as a wet weather alternative to the gardens, before your family and friends move through to the Marquee.
The eight acre marquee field, with its wonderful views to Dartmoor, is perfect for a game of cricket, or rounders, or kite flying. You are welcome to return to Monks on Sunday morning for a relaxed BBQ, game of cricket or rounders, while your family and friends help with tidying and clearing the marquee. Enjoy time together the day after the reception, to share memories of your special day, and to spend some peaceful, catch up time with the people who matter most to you.
We are surrounded by farmland and farm animals, so no fireworks or Chinese lanterns please. You must also ensure that any suppliers understand the need to protect and respect this very special environment, and that all rubbish and recycling must be removed from the venue.
You can pick and choose which facilities you would like to hire at Monks for your wedding day, although you can be assured that wherever you choose to hold your ceremony and/or reception you will only ever be the only wedding on that day.
Carriages at midnight.
Terms & Conditions
We are happy for you to bring your own suppliers to Monks Withecombe, but you must ensure that all your chosen suppliers are properly registered, trained and insured. Please contact either Nicky on 07976 294939 or Simon on 07721 613145 to arrange site visits for your chosen suppliers. The access road to Monks Withecombe are single track, so it's important that your suppliers limit the size of delivery vehicles.
SPECIAL NOTE: No stilettos in the Corn Barn please
Sole Use of Monks Withecombe
You, your family and friends are welcome to come to Monks Withecombe from Tuesday of the week of your wedding as you prepare for the reception on Saturday. We are happy to take in deliveries for you from the Tuesday. The marquee/yurt/tipi/raj tent is erected for a total of 4 days from the Thursday of your wedding week. You will be able to make preparations on the Friday for the reception on the Saturday. You are welcome to return to Monks Withecombe with your friends and family on the Sunday to clear up and to make use of the marquee/yurt/tipi/ raj tent for a BBQ or brunch.
The marquee/yurt/tipi/raj tent must be taken down on Monday (total of 4 days).
Included in the charge for sole use of Monks Withecombe is use of the parking field, the gardens, courtyards, the Corn Barn, the Art Gallery and the Marquee field. In the event of wet weather, we will lay out road mats.
You will have the use of the dedicated 60 amp power supply, and understand that if you exceed 60 amps, you will need to hire a generator.
The water supply to the marquee field is from our well. The water is PH balanced and treated with UV, and the supply is able to meet normal requirements, If additional water is needed, please speak to Simon at Premier Luxury Loos on 07771 738990 re hire of a water bowser.
Access and Transport
We make every effort to ensure that your guests can arrive and leave Monks safely. The exit from the parking field is lit, and we will manage the exit from the parking field wearing high visibility vests. Please note that the access road from the A382 is single track, and that we strongly advise you to engage bus transport for the safety and convenience of your guests.
We can recommend Harveys Bus Ltd, telephone 01647 441221
In the event of wet weather, we will lay out road mats across the parking field.
Terms and Conditions
Fireworks or Chinese Lanterns are not allowed because we are surrounded by farms, with farm animals out in the fields.
Noise levels: The special environment of the Dartmoor National Park, and the rights of our neighbours to peaceful enjoyment of their properties, must be respected.
Under the terms of our premises licence music must be turned off at midnight and alcohol cannot be served or consumed after midnight. All guests must leave by midnight.
Sufficient trained bar staff must be engaged to ensure that Health and Safety standards are maintained and that there is no consumption of alcohol by minors.
Sheep and cows graze in the fields between weddings. It is therefore essential that glass and other debris is not left in the field.
Caterers and bar staff are responsible for the removal of all rubbish and recycling material from the venue.
The dumping of hot liquids or oil onto the field is not permitted.
Unavailability of the Venue
The owner may cancel bookings made if the property becomes unavailable for reasons beyond the owner's reasonable control, including without limitation: flooding; fire; significant damage to the property; or failure of utility services to the property. In this event we will refund to you any sums you have paid. The owner shall have no other liability to you.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you or any member of your party or to your or their property, except where such loss or damage is due to our negligence. If we are negligent, our liability to you will be limited to the loss or damage which was a foreseeable result of such negligence. Except in the case of death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, our total liability to you in respect of any breach of the Terms of Business or tort or other act or omission by us in connection with this contract shall be limited in aggregate to the price agreed to be paid by you for the right to use the property for the period agreed.