Deer Park Country House Named 'Best For Weddings,Parties & Special Occasions' - Conde Nast Johansens
Updated: Jan 14, 2020
The magnificent Deer Park Country House has been crowned ‘Best for Weddings, Parties or Special Occasions’ in the UK and Ireland in Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2020. Hotly anticipated, the winners of the 37th Annual Awards for Excellence 2020 were revealed on Monday (4th November) during a glamorous black tie ceremony held at The May Fair Hotel, London.
An elegant Georgian manor house set in 80 acres of glorious East Devon countryside, triumph at the awards cements Deer Park Country House’s position as the favorite wedding and events venue not only in the region but nationally and internationally too. Winners at Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2020 must excel in a range of criteria in order to be victorious, including responses from online voting, guest feedback and Local Expert reports drawn from hotels featured on the publication’s website and most recent guides.
Deer Park Country House specialises in creating unforgettable one-off celebrations for guests looking for something truly out of the ordinary. No idea is too ambitious for the creative team and no detail too small. Commenting on the highly sort after accolade, Mark Godfrey, managing director of Deer Park Country House, says: “It is such a great accolade for us to win, we’re so delighted and so proud of the entire team. We look forward to continuing to lead the way at Deer Park; creating new experiences, welcoming new guests and of course hosting our regular clients’ events too. ”
Famous for its sumptuous decoration and classic architecture the charming Deer Park, located just outside Honiton, is a truly impressive wedding, party and event venue boasting five different event spaces. Available for exclusive use only, guests have uninterrupted enjoyment of the stylish country house including elegant lounges, vintage-inspired restaurant, light-filled conservatory, 30 boutique bedrooms and beautiful Orangery, capable of accommodating up to 220 seated guests.
The jewel in Deer Park’s crown has to be its romantic thatched tree house. A fairy tale structure, handcrafted from traditional water reed thatch and red cedar cladding, perched among ancient oak trees with sweeping views of the grounds and countryside, a log burner, roll-top bath and wrap-around balcony.
The whimsical grounds of the Deer Park are just as breath-taking as the splendid manor house with sweeping lawns, Italian garden, walled vegetable garden and al fresco Mediterranean kitchen. Over recent years the estate has been painstakingly restored to its former magnificence. Many of the vegetables, herbs and fruits used in the kitchen are prepared by the expert hands of Chef, Hadleigh Barrett and his team and are grown in the house’s walled garden.
Head chef, Hadleigh Barrett bases his menus on ingredients from the estate, including foraged ingredients and game.