Higher Eggbeer is a super relaxed venue where you and your guests can arrive on a Friday at noon and enjoy a long weekend. One of Higher Eggbeers big attractions is you can have so many guests staying on site, with a huge camping field bositing beautiful views and plenty of onsite accommodation. The main farm house which sleeps 14 guests has just been completely renovated to a very high standard. 
 
You will then have the whole afternoon to set up the tables in the main barn and the separate chapel to your taste, it is already beautiful so you won't need to add much apart from flowers, crockery, cutlery and glassware etc, but you are free to do as little or as much as you like. Once that is done you can enjoy the heated pool in the summer months, brand new astroturf tennis court all year round and games room, including pool table, darts, table tennis and foosball table. Or you could just enjoy the beautiful almost 360 degree views of Dartmoor and rolling hills.
 
You can wake up on the wedding day with everything already prepared the day before, just leaving hair and makeup etc. Some previous clients have hired a breakfast van if there are a lot of guests staying. Myself or my manager will then be with you from around 10am all day until 1am on Sunday to make sure everything runs smoothly.
 
The day would normally continue with a ceremony in the chapel or outside in the grounds at around 2pm followed by canapes and bubbles. You can either have these on the front lawn or down by the pool. You could have garden games if you liked as well. This is a perfect opportunity to have all the family photos taken. If the weather is wet you can either stay in the chapel and fold up all the chairs or you can go to the games/room bar or straight into the main barn, so three wet weather options.
 
At around 4:00pm you would then enter the main barn for the wedding breakfast, this will already be prepared for you, with all the fairy lights turned on with the candles and fire lit. The barn has now been insulated with Thatch on the inside, which is uplit. This means it remains cool on a hot summer day and warm in the winter. You can choose your own caterers and can spend as little or as much as you like!  Adjoined to the main barn you have the main bar, toilets and catering area all under one roof so in wet weather you won't need to go outside. 
 
When the wedding breakfast finishes we remove half the tables from the barn, we leave four tables against the wall down by the fire for guests to sit, for evening food to go on and drinks etc. Late night food would normally come out at about 9pm. We build a stage at the other end of the barn which takes about 15 minute. The band or DJ can then set up. We have the bar open and ready for when you finish the ceremony in case any guests would like something different than bubbles. (this is if you haven't paid the corkage and are having your own drinks).
While the band sets up you can cut the cake and as soon as the band is ready, normally at about 7:30pm enjoy the first dance, which is always a crowd pleaser. By this time we would have turned on all the beautiful lighting outside, including lots of fairy lights, uplit trees and lit a fire pit.
 
The band can play until just after 11pm followed by a DJ or playlist until 1am, we have a PA you can use for this. At 1am we shut the main barn down and you can carry on partying in the pub/games room until whatever time your bodies can take.
 
With Eggbeer you get the venue for the whole of Sunday and Monday morning as well, this is a wonderful time to properly catch up with all your family and friends enjoying the pool, tennis court and games room with a BBQ or you can use our pizza oven. If it is wet you can use the main barn again, but on the Sunday we won't light all the candles.
 
Monday morning is the first time you will need to think about cleaning up with much clearer heads and a good team of friends and family. 
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Testimonials

Orin and Abigail's weding. "To die for... We had our wedding weekend at Higher Eggbeer. Im working on a reason to come back. My 40th perhaps. Alistair is a great host. The venue was perfect. Thanks for all the help getting it right."

Ben and Chloe's wedding. "We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us on the most amazing weekend of our lives. You went way beyond the call of duty and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you for lugging tables around, lighting candles (every time we came to see it) and staying up to party till the end (we'll send you the survivors photo)."

Rob and Jenny's wedding "We were so lucky to have found Higher Eggbeer for our wedding. A relaxed place for a long weekend in such a beautiful setting - so much charm and an amazing place for a party. The icing on the cake from our DIY wedding was the incredible help from Alistair and Kate - they really got stuck in helping us out and the day was all the better for it. Thanks so much you two, we’d recommend your place any time!"

Tom and Janine's Wedding. "We celebrated our wedding at Higher Eggbeer Farm at the end of April 2015 and could not have been happier. Alistair and Katie enabled us to have exactly the kind of relaxed and informal reception we had hoped for – celebrating with family and friends in an incredibly stunning location where everyone could just have a good time. The heated pool was a real hit with kids of all ages and the range of beautiful and ancient barns supplied plenty of undercover space for our 300+ guests during the many rain showers. Alistair and Katie really impressed us with their easy-going nature, can-do attitude and eagerness to help, whatever the weather or the time of day. Thank you so much!"

Robin and Emily’s wedding “Eggbeer was the most perfect venue for our wedding party. They accommodated all of our needs and even heated the swimming pool up like a bath! There was ample room for parking, the house is charming and the views are nothing short of breathtaking. We loved our stay there and had plenty of time to prepare and pack up. A highly recommended venue for a great price.”

Guy and Nicia's wedding "We had a our winter wedding at Higher Eggbeer and it was just what we wanted it to be. The lovely medieval house was beautiful and enchanting, filled with holly and ivy, log fires, beams and laughter. The wedding was at a local church in a ancient village, we had an evening service and served mulled wine. Then everybody made their way to Eggbeer to be welcomed by a huge row of christmas trees with christmas lights. The whole wedding was a great success and everyone told us what a wonderfully place Higher Eggbeer was. The gardens and view are also beautiful, especially for summer or spring weddings." Mr and Mrs Guy Rodwell, Paris, France. 

Contact us

Alistair Scott-Lawson

Higher Eggbeer Farm

Cheriton Bishop 

Nr Exeter

Devon

EX6 6JQ

 

Mob: 0785 0136131

E-mail: ascottlawson@gmail.com

 

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