The Georgian manor house set in 80 acres was previously a 33-room, four-star AA hotel but at the end of the month will turn its focus solely to weddings and events. The two-AA rosette restaurant featuring head chef Richard Still will also no longer be open for lunch and dinner service.
Mark Godfrey, MD of Deer Park Country House, said: ‘The demand for Deer Park as a wedding and event venue just keeps growing. One of the secrets of a successful business is to respond to what’s happening in the real world, so we feel it’s the right time to focus on that side of our business, and specialise in creating one-off celebrations for customers who are looking for something truly out of the ordinary.”
“The great thing about this new chapter is that it’s a logical progression of all the massive effort and investment we’ve been putting in over the past few years. The house and estate have never looked better, and the brilliant team behind the scenes are excited by this change of direction.
He added: “We have always regarded ourselves as part of the local community, and hope that we will in future be drawing customers to Devon not just from all round the UK, but from all over the world.”
The Deer Park Country House general manager John Spiller-Jones will remain in his role as will the current wedding and events team.