Being a wedding photographer based in South Devon, and someone who is a fan of all things beautiful, Cockington Court ticks all of the boxes for me as a much sought after wedding venue destination. Cockington Court & Country Park is a very peaceful location with stunning gardens & grounds, located just over a mile away from Torquay’s coastline. The outside areas are spectacular with well-managed park estate grounds including a walled garden and a Tudor Rose Garden, to name just a few of the features that make this such an exciting place to visit.
To put the beauty of the Cockington Court park and the surrounding areas into perspective, the area has been included in the UNESCO English Riveria, thanks to its “stunning geological heritage and landforms”. This area is indeed beautiful and I feel very lucky to be able to live here and to visit venues such as the stunning Cockington Court.
A multi-purpose venue, Cockington Court is swiftly becoming known as one of the most sought after local venues and with good reason. This award-winning setting is incredibly family-friendly, features a contemporary art gallery and has a keen focus on crafts, being officially hailed as a craft center and a visitor center. Something else that caught my eye, both on wedding-related trips and online is the fact that Cockington Court is very dog-friendly and has won a tourism award for this in the past. As a place to visit, Cockington Court offers much to people of all ages and interests. As for Cockington Court as a wedding venue, crikey! The staff here really do pull out all of the stops.
Your Cockington Court Wedding
As I mentioned before, I’m very well familiar with this venue, having shot many weddings with many very happy couples. I was delighted to be asked to capture Chris and Mica’s special day at Cockington Court in September 2018. What a beautiful day that was, full of so many magical and memorable moments!
Cockington Court has three unique and much sought after wedding venue options. These are The Space, The Hayloft and the Cary Room. These rooms all vary in size and style, making it easier to find something that suits your special occasion as well as your budget. For example, the Cary Room, which is located in the Grade Two listed Manor House, seats up to fifty-five guests and decorated in a neutral palette, with plenty of light. The Hayloft has a fun rustic vibe and look, offering two floors of charming space and room to seat up to twenty-five guests. The Space, which has French doors leading outside to the patio, has plenty of room for as many as sixty seated guests. This type of versatility in terms of decor and layout also makes it easier for a couple to find the place best suited to their needs and wants.
With numerous other packages in place, from food and drink to flowers (and more!) you know that you’ll be very well taken care of. Take, for example, the fact that you may arrive in a horse-drawn carriage, courtesy of the stables behind the Rose Garden. These extras are what really make the day memorable.
One of the extras that I came across when photographing a wedding there last year was their artisan and bespoke wedding items offered, especially Claire Austin England’s craft gallery showcasing her beautiful handmade bridal accessories. This is such a wonderful nod to the artists and crafters who work from Cockington Court and it allows you to enjoy something bespoke that is unique to you and your magical day.
Obviously, the Cockington Court website has all the information you need and their dedicated customer service team will be happy to answer any of your questions. As for me, I’m looking forward to my next wedding shoot there. The light is great, the atmosphere is amazing and there is so much that goes into each wedding day or engagement event.
All of this is what makes Cockington Court a true Torbay treasure! If you are looking for a Devon wedding venue that really does make your special occasion all the more memorable, I would recommend starting my venue research here.