Woodland weddings at the Holwell Temple, Castle Hill Devon
What could be more magical than a woodland wedding in a Temple?
The newly restored Holwell Temple is the latest jewel in the crown for Castle Hill and one that provides an opportunity for those with a limited budget to have the wedding of their dreams.
The Holwell Temple is perched high on a hill in the woods overlooking the river valley, presenting panoramic views across to the main house and surrounding countryside, providing a truly rustic and romantic space for ceremonies and small scale receptions. Its stone covered interiors make the perfect backdrop for couples to decorate and light the venue in keeping with their chosen theme. Bunting and candle light have been very popular with our first weddings and fresh flowers adorning windowsills set the scene for sunlight beams to capture the truly romantic feel of the location.
The Holwell Temple was built in 1771 and is the most beautiful and elaborate of Matthew Lord Fortescue's eighteenth century extensions into the landscape and arguably one of the most dramatically sited in the country. An elaborate and beautiful temple, the Holwell Temple is decidedly Roman in design. It was originally built as a house and was lived in until distressingly gutted by fire almost a century ago.
For those looking for something decidedly different this must be the answer. The Temple provides a more rustic option to weddings in the main house at Castle Hill. With catering opportunities designed to suit the location and tailored to your budget we really believe this to be a venue you’ll love as much as we do.
The Holwell Temple can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests for a ceremony and up to 100 for a reception with additional space provided in a Marquee.