Yesterday evening I visited the beautiful new Devon wedding venue, Shilstone House near Modbury in the South Hams. As a professional wedding photographer Shilstone offers such a wealth of great photographic opportunities and splendid backdrop. They pride themselves on their bespoke and personal approach to your special day.
A romantic, newly restored Georgian house in the heart of South Hams, Devon. With fantastic opportunities for both
civil ceremonies and receptions, Shilstone offers the perfect setting for a country wedding.
The Main Entrance is approached by guests through the East Garden which is surrounded by iron railings and gate piers. Guests walk into the East Hall, a bright airy space with an open fireplace which provides a warm welcome. A stunning 85ft passage leads the eye through a series of arches down the length of the house to the West Hall.
The Dining Room is at the centre of the South front of the house, overlooking the cascade of lakes and valley beyond. This large panelled room with full height windows and English oak floor has a fantastic open fireplace and, for those glorious summer days, doors leading out onto the Front Terrace.
The West Hall with its beautiful geometric off-white stone floor and open fire leads out into the West Garden; this semi-circular grassed sun-trap nestles over 3 levels between the main house and the Walled Garden, with a view of the west façade.
Beyond this lies the Walled Garden, a fantastic space featuring a beautiful garden tower and stone fountain. The Walled Garden offers stunning views of Shilstone’s tiered lakes and of the rolling hills beyond.
You and your guests are able to enjoy exclusive use of the house and all the surrounding gardens for the duration of your celebrations.
Shilstone is a new Wedding venue accepting bookings from August 2011 onwards.
Michael Marker photography is an award winning professional photography studio specialising in wedding and portrait photography. Michael photographs weddings throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset as well as throughout the UK and destination weddings abroad. Contact him on 07955373355 or visit www.29gallery.co.uk