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…on this page to help you Plan the Perfect Wedding at Combe House Devon, Luxury Country House Hotel & Restaurant …
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• What is the capacity of each private dining room seated?
The Panel Room can accommodate 44 guests
The Georgian Kitchen can accommodate between 10-12 guests
The Green Mural Room can accommodate 30 guests
The Pink Dining Room can accommodate 30 guests
A Marquee on the croquet lawn can accommodate up 150 guests
• What is the dress code?
The dress code for a private dining room is respectably smart/casual. However, should you decide to set a more specific dress code for your special event, you are welcome to do so, i.e. suits/dinner jacket and evening attire.
• Is smoking allowed in the dining rooms?
We comply with non-smoking legislation throughout the house and do not permit smoking in any of the bedrooms. However, guests are welcome to step outside the hotel front door and bar door, where appropriate receptacles for cigarette ends are provided.
• Is there an open bar in each dining room?
No. However a wide selection of bar drinks are available by waiter service from the House bar.
• Is it possible to have music entertainment?
There are several options concerning music for the Ceremony and Reception from a string quartet to a harpist or simply your own selection of music. A portable CD player is available and can be used for background music. You are most welcome to bring along your own selection of music or we have some on hand. The Green and the Pink Dining Rooms are equipped with a six-cd changer. The House offers a variety of jazz and classical music CDs.
• Is dancing allowed?
When Combe House is taken over on an exclusive use basis the Great Hall is ideal for dancing.
We are able to arrange a disco or a live band until 1am when you have exclusive use of the House.
• What time can I access a private room from?
When you book for lunch, you can access the room from 11:30am
When you book for dinner, you can access the room from 6:30pm
• What time do my guests and I need to vacate a private room?
When you book for lunch, we kindly request your guests to vacate the room by 4:30pm
When you book for dinner, we kindly request your guests to vacate the room by 12:00 midnight
• Is the house accessible for disabled people?
Yes, but on the ground floor only. There is a disabled toilet and a ramp is provided leading you through the front door of the house. All our bedrooms are on the 1st floor, so there are a number of stairs and sadly no lift. (Combe House is Grade 1 listed and Elizabethan.)
• What is the deposit required to secure my booking?
When you decide to confirm your reservation for a private dining room, we do require a deposit of the private room hire charge as quoted when making the booking.
• A Master of Ceremonies?
Our Manager will be on hand to act as a Master of Ceremonies guiding you throughout the day, announcing all formalities to you, your family and friends.
• Can a meal be served in the gardens?
Unfortunately no, we can however serve your drinks and canapés in the gardens if you wish.
A BBQ is a fantastic way to welcome your guests on the first day of a two day exclusive use.
A dinner or buffet in one of the private dining rooms is a perfect alternative.
• Can we have a choice of menu on the day for our guests?
For numbers over 10 guests, we kindly request you to select a set menu for everyone. Guests with any dietary requirements or allergies can be taken care of. There is also a vegetarian menu available.
• What flowers are included in the hire of the room and where are they located?
There are floral displays in the Great Hall, reception and the fire place in the Green Dining room. We can offer simple cut flowers from the garden in single vases for your table or you may wish to discuss more personal arrangements with our house florist Meriel Hill who will be happy to help you with ideas and prices.
• Where are the fire places and when are they lit?
There is a fireplace in the Great Hall, which is lit for the majority of the year, except in very warm weather.
There are also fireplaces in the Panel Room and Dining Rooms which are lit in the autumn, winter and early spring as required. The Georgian Kitchen offers the exceptional wood and coal burning stove which is lit all year round as this also provides the heating! Lighting is by candlelight as there is no electricity.
• What is the hotel’s policy on corkage?
Unfortunately, we do not allow guests to provide their own wines. We are proud to offer our guests a very interesting wine list – please consult with Ken and Barry for special requirements.
• Are there any baby changing facilities?
These can easily be arranged.
• Is confetti allowed?
No confetti, but rose petals are perfect.
• Is there room for guests to change prior to a private event?
If you are not staying with us, we will do our best to provide a bedroom, if available. However, you are more than welcome to use the spacious rest rooms.
• What parking facilities are available?
The hotel offers 35 parking spaces for residential guests and day visitors. If you are planning a large party parking attendants will be onsite to assist everyone.
• How far away is the sea and coastal walks?
The famous Jurassic coastline from Sidmouth to Lyme Regis is 8 miles from Combe House. There are plenty of coastal walks, seaside towns, villages, fascinating places and sites to see and visit. More details are available as required.
• What are the nearest towns to Combe House?
Honiton is our nearest town, only 2 miles north east of Combe House. There are regular trains from Honiton which run direct to London Waterloo. Exeter is the County City, at a distance of 17 miles, with easy access from the A30. Exeter International Airport is only a 10 minute drive from Combe, again easily accessible just off the A30.
• Is there a helipad?
Yes indeed – the croquet lawn, just above the ‘cross road’. But please contact us before hand so we can inform the Arabian Horse Stud owner.