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Wedding packages & prices

To assist you with planning your wedding, we offer different wedding and event room packages. Our experienced House Manager Denise Scribbins is happy to show you around the House and talk through all the arrangements.

Read the details of the wedding packages that we can offer you at Sharpham below, or download them as a document by clicking here:

Sharpham Trust Weddings & Celebrations information & booking form 2019


Venue Hire Charges

(Off -Peak Discount: 20% off accommodation prices, November – March)

A. Sharpham House Ceremony Rooms

The following rooms are available for ceremonies:

Octagonal Drawing Room (max 60 guests)

Oval Main Stairwell (max 60 guests)

Octagonal Entrance Hall (max 60 guests)

Main Stairs and Entrance Hall combined (max 120 guests)

B. Private hire of Sharpham House without accommodation

This includes use of all reception rooms and the formal gardens.

Monday – Thursday departing by midnight, 1 day £2500

C. Private hire of Sharpham House with accommodation

Midweek and weekend hire subject to availability.

This includes:

  • Accommodation for Bride & Groom and up to 33 guests on a bed & breakfast basis in 18 bedrooms. Another 6 bedrooms are available at an additional cost of £40 per person per night for bed & breakfast, taking the maximum number of guests to 44, including the Bride & Groom.
  • Complementary bridal room
  • Use of all ceremony rooms, receptions rooms and formal gardens

Monday –Thursday (departing by 12 noon the next day): 1 night £4,000, 2 nights £5,000

Weekends 2 nights Friday from 4pm –Sunday (departing by 12 noon) £6,000

 Additional nights - £1,800 (for up to 33 guests)


The fee for the House does not include the Registrar's fee.

This is applied for and paid direct by the client, who books the time and date with the Devon Registrar's office before confirming the date with Sharpham.


Our rooms and facilities

We have 24 bedrooms in the House sleeping up to 44. The rooms vary in size and outlook: 

 
Floor Rooms & facilities
South side 1st floor Ruth Ash – double/twin

Philemon Pownoll
– double bed
(hand-basin)

Thomas De Sharpham
– double bed

(hand-basin)
 
South side 2nd floor Walnut – double/twin (en-suite) Beech – triple (en-suite) Chestnut - twin Tulip - triple
Rear 1st floor Edmund Bastard – single/small double Elizabeth Durant - single    
Rear 2nd floor Oak – twin Elm – twin    

North side ground floor

Clare Milne – single (en-suite accessible)

     

North side 1st floor

Monkey Puzzle - single

     

North side 2nd floor

Holly - twin

     
North side 3rd floor Lime – triple (hand-basin) Cherry – twin    
Front of House Yew – twin Ash – twin (hand-basin)    

West Wing

Apollo - single

Favourite - single

Hermione - single

 
South Wing Capability Brown - twin Richard Durant - double/twin Robert Taylor – double/twin  


We have 8 shared bathrooms and 3 en-suites.


Ceremonies

We have five spaces/rooms licensed for weddings. Ceremonies can be held in The Entrance Hall/staircase, in the Maurice Ash Room, in the Music Room and the Octagonal Room and the South Wing Hall.

The Entrance Hall and staircase can be used together, to accommodate up to 120 people. The other rooms can each accommodate up to 60 people.

Up to 120 chairs are provided.


Dining

The Wedding Breakfast can take place either in the House or outside in a marquee. If in the House then there are three rooms that take 40 people comfortably: the Maurice Ash Room, the Octagonal Room and the Music Room. The maximum number for a sit-down Wedding Breakfast in the House is 120.

If a marquee is used for the Wedding Breakfast then up to 200 can be accommodated depending on the size of marquee selected. However, please note that numbers in the House are limited to a maximum of 120.

The marquee site area has a capacity to seat up to 200 people and the House can seat a maximum of 120 guests in three different dining rooms (max 40 per room).

Sharpham House has 120 chairs with blue seat pads and various tables that may be used inside the House only. To hire the tables, there is a cover charge of £10 per person.

Clients may need to hire more tables depending on their needs.

Clients can select from the following options:

A.        One of our nominated caterers

Please see the sample menus and then contact the caterers directly to discuss your needs including hire of glass, silverware and linen.

  • The Dartmoor Kitchen – award-winning Devon-based wedding catering - www.dartmoorkitchen.com
  •  The Kitchen Table – Sima Cutting operates the successful Kitchen Table catering, specialising in locally-sourced, seasonal produce. www.thekitchentable.org.uk

Desserts from The Kitchen Table

 

B.        In-house catering provided by the Trust

We can offer simple low-cost buffet options, with wholesome, tasty vegetarian food that has garnered many plaudits. Please discuss with the House Manager.

C.        A Hog Roast

Our nominated provider is South Devon Hog Roast - www.southdevonhogroast.co.uk


Wedding Breakfast wines and reception drinks

Sharpham House holds a Premises Licence for the provision of entertainment and the consumption of alcohol from 11am to midnight. This may be extended on request. The House Manager holds a Personal Licence and the Trust provides a qualified SIA security steward for all weddings.

Clients can select from the following options:

A. Sharpham Wine can be supplied with a 10% discount direct from Sharpham Vineyard.

Contact [email protected] to arrange for a complementary wine tasting for the Bride and Groom.

You will also need to arrange glasses either from a supplier or through your caterer.

Choose Sharpham wine at your wedding here

B. Clients may provide their own wine and drinks.

We request that some Sharpham Wine is included.

You will also need to arrange glasses either from a supplier or through your caterer.

C. The caterer selected by the client can be asked to supply wine and drinks.

We request that some Sharpham Wine is included.


Post-reception bar

The Trust employs a trained security steward on the night of the wedding.

Clients can select from the following options:

A. The caterer selected by the client can be asked to run a cash bar.

Clients arrange directly with the caterer. A £150 charge is made by the Trust.

Clients are not permitted to operate a bar themselves under the terms of our licence.

In the event of any guest’s behaviour being unacceptable e.g. disruptive, drunken or abusive, we reserve the right to refuse to serve them drinks and if necessary, to request that they leave the premises.

B. New Lion Brewery

Clients can request that our local brewery run the bar and provide the beer. A £150 charge is made by the Trust. New Lion Brewery can also offer Hen or Stag parties. They are at www.newlionbrewery.co.uk and can be contacted on 01803 226277 and [email protected]


Cakes

Please arrange these directly with your supplier of choice.


Marquees & Tipis

Tipi weddings take place in Sharpham Trust grounds

Clients often hire a marquee in which to hold the wedding breakfast or entertainments. Marquees can be set up on the lawn which is on the north side of the House which is level ground and has power close by (1 x 32 amp and 2 x 16 amp outdoor plug sockets).  An additional catering tent maybe required. Please discuss your marquee requirements with the House Manager, fill in the Marquee Consent Form (below) and then hire your marquee directly with a reputable supplier.

You will need to hire chairs and tables for the marquee – you cannot use Sharpham chairs in the marquee or outside.

If you are having more than 100 guests then extra portable toilets will be needed, at the expense of the client.

Marquees should be erected on the day before the wedding and must be removed the day after. Please confirm this with your marquee supplier.


Music

All musical entertainment is by arrangement only. Music in the marquee on the north lawn or in the House has to stop by 11.45pm. Music is not allowed outside on the south side patio under our licence.


Travel

Rail - the Estate is situated close to Totnes which is served by mainline rail.

Bus – Ashprington only has a weekly bus but Totnes is well served.

Coach – only minibuses can reach the House. PLEASE NOTE only single level coaches can access the top of the Estate with a maximum length of 10 metres (32ft) and a maximum width of 2.62 metres (8ft 6in). Guests must then walk 5 minutes down to the House.

Taxi – taxis are available for the short trip from Totnes.

Boat – the venue can be reached by boat on the River Dart via North Quay which is below the Vineyard. This is dependent on the tides and MUST be checked prior to booking.

You must provide all coach and boat companies with Sharpham contact details and they are requested to confirm access before an event. Please also inform Sharpham of the companies you are using and contact details.

Click here for details on how to find us


Car Parking

We have limited car parking at Sharpham. Please encourage car sharing or minibus hire amongst your guests.

There are 30 spaces at the House with an additional 20 spaces at Reservoir car park at the entrance to the Estate, 10 minutes’ walk from the House.

We can provide a member of staff to supervise car parking before the wedding.

Guests must not park at the Vineyard Café.


Accessibility

Disabled or less able visitors can be dropped off at the front of the House. There is level access to the lawns, marquee, ground floor of the House and toilets. There is access to the upper floors of the House via a small lift. Please consult the House Manager about disabled access and use of the lift.

We have an accessible bedroom – The Clare Milne Room – on the ground floor. Please download and consult our Accessibility Statement for more details.


Departing the event

Our licence is until midnight and we request that all members of the party leave the site no later than 30 minutes after the agreed end time. We also ask that members leave quietly so as not to disturb our neighbours.


Candles

Due to fire regulations, a limited amount of candles can be used. These can only be alight during the ceremony & meal and must be extinguished prior to an evening dance.


Confetti

Biodegradable confetti or rose petals are perfect, however if you choose to use any other type of confetti there will be a clearing charge of £200.

Confetti

Fireworks

These are not permissible due to animals being located close to the site.


Flowers

These are not included as part of the wedding package & you are most welcome to decorate the rooms with your own floral arrangements.


Smoking

The marquee & house are recognised as a smoke-free zone and therefore we request that your guests smoke outside. Please ask your guests to use the sand buckets provided.


Health & Safety

We take the safety of our guests seriously and expect all participants to act in a way that will not endanger themselves, others or property. A member of Trust staff will be on duty throughout the wedding day. An SIA steward is on duty from 10pm through the night and will ask anyone acting in an unsafe manner to leave the event. If alcohol is to be consumed a member of staff with a personal licence will be present and monitor that the conditions of our licence are abided by. We request that wedding guests do not consume excessive amounts of alcohol and bar staff will be told not to serve individuals that clearly have had enough.


Security deposit

We take a 10% security deposit at the same time as we take your balance (2 months before the wedding date) which is refunded after the event - minus any additional costs incurred in relation to cleaning, repairs, damaged property or extra staff time.


Booking

Once you have discussed your arrangements and you wish to book you will be asked to fill in a booking form and agree our terms & conditions. Bookings and dates cannot be confirmed until you have paid a deposit.


Cancellations

Please see our Terms & Conditions on our Booking Form for our cancellation policy.


Insurance

It is recommended that you insure against cancellation. The Sharpham Trust cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage to the personal property of any clients or their guests whilst on the premises. The clients will be liable for any loss or damage sustained to the property including furnishings, themselves, their guests & children.

Email us to arrange a viewing

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Denise Scribbins
Tel: 01803 732842
Email: [email protected]
Address: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7UT