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Kingston Estate

Totnes, Devon

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We are a wedding, events and location shoots venue. We are located near Totnes (Narnia) in the Devon countryside and with a Georgian mansion house, a vaulted night club, a barn with floor to ceiling glass over looking the gardens, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, children's play area, games room, 40 ft yurt and accommodation for 60 its Devon's best kept secret.

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T
30 November 2019

We just spent a week in one of the holiday cottages on the beautiful Kingston Estate. The cottage was cosy, clean, very warm and very well-equipped. Our children had a fabulous time running around the grounds, playing on the trampoline and in the indoor pool. ||||The atmosphere was wonderful - staff and other guests were all happy and friendly. One of the staff even took the time to give me a tour of the whole estate.||||The location is very peaceful, with amenities a short drive away in Dartington and Totnes. My only complaint was the incessant rain, but it is testament to the venue that we still had a fantastic time!||||Thank you, we can’t wait to come back! More...

T
30 November 2019

Having been raised in Devon (but now living abroad), we decided that The Kingston Estate might be the perfect place for our 7yr old son to get together with his grandparents for his annual birthday trip to England. We really wanted him to appreciate the best of the English countryside, and leave him with memories to cherish.||||Well, we feel so lucky to have found this fairytale venue. The setting is simply beautiful, in acres of picture perfect countryside, and we will never forget our boy's excitement as he explored the grounds, his face lighting up as he discovered country wildlife and other treasures hidden in nooks and crannies around the estate. His grandfather delighted in walking with him each day, and teaching him all about the colourful trees, plants and birds which abound in the many gardens of this impressive property.||||Our cottage felt luxurious, and so thoughtfully equipped - everything was in just the right place. It is evident that the proprietor insists on top quality - from the furniture and appliances, to the soft bathrobes and relaxing hot tub. Even more impressive was the immaculate attention to detail delivered by the team, they were so pleasant and always available - our son couldn't believe his luck when he came back from his birthday adventure at Crealy, to find the Kingston crew had left beautifully wrapped gifts on his bed, a selection of treats from local suppliers!||||Our boy and his grandparents simply couldn't have had a better experience. We've already booked to go back next year and we hear him talk about it every day! Thank you Kingston, this was the best holiday he ever had! More...

P
30 November 2019

Great weddings venue, we love working with them

C
4 November 2019

A beautiful weekend holding and celebrating our wedding at Kingston Estate. Even the storm didn’t stop us! Kingston is an amazing venue both inside and out set in the beautiful Staverton countryside. Our guests arrived Friday and didn’t want to leave on the Sunday! The accommodation is spectacular and very affordable for our guests. 85 guests being able to stay there is priceless. Jodie the wedding co ordinator is a star who knows her stuff. A huge thank you to Kingston Estate and Jodie. If your looking for a weekend venue for a wedding... then this is the place. More...

J
31 October 2019

Amazing venue for a fabulous wedding. Indoor and outdoor facilities excellent. Sophisticated yet relaxed. Great waiting staff.

G
21 October 2019

The estste was amazing, grounds kept tip top. clean and pleasnt, the houses were lovely and nice

R
29 August 2019

Such a lovely and wonderful place, stunning grounds/gardens/cottages and cellar vibe bar/dance floor. Staff are very friendly also. This makes for a very good wedding venue, highly recommended :) More...

L
29 August 2019

Absolutely incredible venue for my brother's wedding. Stunning grounds, excellent accomodation and brilliant staff. Flawless.

L
25 August 2019

When we got engaged I had no idea where I wanted to get married. I just wanted to make sure our day was filled with high spirits, love and a good old knees up! I started to look at venues and was underwhelmed nothing I saw felt right. We wanted a venue that would let us be us, that didn’t make you feel like the next couple on the package wedding conveyor belt in at 8am and guests out by 12. We wanted to make it all last as long as possible. Then we stumbled across the Kingston Estate and everything fell into place! Kingston Estate as a venue has a class and vibe all of it’s own and when you add everyone you love to this it’s just the perfect match. We loved all the spaces available, especially the yurt which we decided to get married in. The Cottage accommodation was perfect to make this the most amazing Wedding weekender! Finishing with the Club style Undercroft we knew that this wedding was going to go off with a bang! We got married last Saturday and the comments and praise we have had from guests re the venue has been fantastic everyone loved the food, the setting and the feel of the day. They were so impressed by all the areas. We wanted to make sure we hosted the biggest party of our lives and Kington Estate made that dream come true! We are still on Cloud 9 no wedding blues for us. A massive thank you to Jamie, Sarah, Hayley, JoJo and Marie-Anne for all your help and support. Also to Sam Box Photography and HollyHocks Florist such amazing professionals. We will be back don’t you worry already plotting a first anniversary visit!! A million times thank you The New Mr & Mrs Bromley.xxx More...

S
3 August 2019

Kingston estate took our breath away when we first viewed it but nothing prepared us for how we would feel on our wedding day! The venue was everything and more and made our dreams come true! Our guests all commented on how amazing it was from the variety of locations to use, facilities and the friendly staff, one of them describing the day as a fairytale. I would like to say a massive thank you to Marie Anne and all the team for giving my husband and I our perfect day we couldn’t have imagined a more magical wedding! Words will never be enough! More...

C
31 July 2019

We got married on 29th June 2019 and it couldn’t have gone more perfectly. I had my dream wedding at Kingston, Marie-Anne and the team, you are amazing. Marie-Anne helped me the entire way along, we booked our wedding approximately 18 months in advance so we got to know each other quite well in that time! We loved being at Kingston, the surroundings are absolutely beautiful and make the perfect fairytale wedding venue. Thank you Marie- Anne for all your help along the way and for always being so calm! Never under estimate the importance of calm people on your wedding day! Charlotte and Jamie Little xxx More...

A
24 July 2019

Myself and my partner got married here on the weekend. It was the most perfect setting and we had so many comments from our guests about how beautiful the grounds were. Having the different elements to our wedding in different areas - the marble hall, barn, undercroft etc made everything stress free. The outside area of the Linhay was just picturesque. We really enjoyed our weekend as we stayed from the Friday. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was delicious and the service was of an incredibly high standard. Guests enjoyed staying in the self catering cottages and were looked after well. Marie-Anne was completely helpful and supportive in every way and to every fine detail. All of our wishes and requests were met at every point. We would whole heartedly recommend Kingston as a wedding venue and look forward to returning one day. More...

L
18 July 2019

Kingston Estate is the most beautiful wedding venue and was perfect for my husband and I!! Marie-Anne was our dedicated wedding planner and she was fantastic! ! Thank you Marie-Anne for helping us plan our perfect day and thank you Kingston for being the perfect wedding venue More...

E
15 July 2019

We had our wedding in Kingston in mid-June 2019 and we were blown away by the overall experience. The venue itself was exactly what we were looking for in terms of food, atmosphere, scenery and overall experience. We had sole use of the house for 2 days, and on both days, our party were the only people allowed in the venue, which was a huge plus. Marie - Ann and the rest of the staff were nothing but helpful in the run up and during the course of our weekend, we could not praise them enough. As a wedding venue, we could not fault anything. The food was out of this world on both days and all our guests commented on the quality of food on offer. The curry on the Friday night, the Pork, the dessert, the breakfast-it was all-amazing. The venue played a huge part in the success of our weekend and the amount of our guests who are still talking about your venue is testament to that. Thanks again Kingston Love Eva & Rob x More...

F
21 May 2019

The Kingston Estate is simply beautiful. Everyone said how amazing it was and what a fantastic wedding we had. The staff we there to help along the way and made the day run smoothly. I think everyone should get married here. A true gem in the Devon countryside. Thank you xx More...

R
5 May 2019

The friendly and personalised service from the team to help plan and execute our big day. The venue is stunning and a gem in the South Devon hills. This estate is set in a tranquil countryside setting that enabled us to have all of our family and friends stay with us for the whole weekend. More...

T
8 April 2019

what a wonderful day!!! everything was well organised and the happy couple and guests were very well looked after, They managed to accommodate all of the guests that wanted to stay We would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a wedding venue in the South West

S
1 February 2019

Beautiful fairyland setting,

T
8 January 2019

My Best Friend and her husband tied the knot at Kingston. We booked the entire venue for ourselves. The main house is stunning, and so are the individuals bars. The property is well maintained and the owners and staff are very friendly. More...

T
31 December 2018

We rented a cottage at short notice and were lucky enough that they had availability. We stayed in the 3 bedroom courtyard cottage which also had exclusive use of a hot tub. ||The cottage far exceeded our expectations in size and quality. It was immaculately clean. The very generous welcome pack was truly lovely with some local delicacies and a pint of milk in the fridge etc. Real coffee and tea bags etc. We all felt welcomed and we're able to have a cup of tea on arrival after a very long journey before fully unpacking. ||All of the bedrooms were charming and spacious but the master bedroom is really quite special as it is very spacious and pretty with lots of ancient beams in thw ceiling. A fantastic ensure bathroom. ||The main attraction for my three kids was the indoor swimming pool. Well it is small but perfectly formed. Not a pool for swimming lengths but my kids were in heaven splashing around for hours both morning and night. I liked it as the water was particularly warm so I could tolerate spending over an hour in the pool with the kids. ||The grounds to the estate are beautiful. Lots of really perfect corners to sit and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the estate. They have beautiful formal gardens and walled gadens and lovely open spaces. Their Web site shows you how lovely the outside spaces are. ||Getting to and from the estate is easy once you have been there. Lots and lots of very narrow single track lanes which are quite hilly. My sat nav had a field day around this area. I have been sent up and down country lanes that really didn't look like a proper road but always were. The biggest issue is always to keep an eye out for a passing point and very fast oncoming traffic from locals who know the roads well. ||Whilst we were at the estate we were able with great ease able to visit all of the attractions near by such as Dartmoor, Torquay and countless other charming small towns and villages. I haven't been to Devon for over a decade and forgot how beautiful Devon is.||Our welcome at the estate and in general in Devon was exceptional. The staff at the estate are very charming and helpful. They clearly like working in a positive and welcoming team and it was really noticeable even by my children who usually cloud their day to day existence through the fog of headphones and touchscreens.||Also of importance is that I did get a reasonable phone signal in the cottage and more or less usable 3 and 4 g data. The estate wide wifi worked well and was easily available which was an absolute deal breaker for the kids. ||Over all our stay at the kingston estate was one my favourite holidays of the year. I think that it was also exceptionally great value as the quality of their service and product could.be seen and felt through out our 5 day stay. ||| More...

T
31 December 2018

We had a wonderful first family break with our ten month old son at one of the cottages on the Kingston Estate. The cottage was pristine as were all the fixtures and fittings. Baby gates, cot and a even gifts for us and our dog were provided. The grounds were amazing and we got some fabulous memorable photos. We left some washing behind by mistake and the owners of the Kingston Estate did everything in their power to get it returned to us (we threw it in the rubbish by mistake). We had lots of fun the pool and wandering around the spectacular grounds. We wouldnt hesitate to return again or recommend to our friends. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again one day. More...

S
27 November 2018

Absolutely brilliant 40th birthday night partying and staying at Kingston. Thank you SO much. Nothing was too much trouble. Everyone had a great time!

B
17 November 2018

My husband and I got married at Kingston Estate last month (October 2018) and we can honestly say it was the best day of our lives. The care and attention that we received from Marie-Anne and the Kingston staff, throughout the whole process was incredible. They are there with you every step of the way, to make sure your day is everything you want it to be. Our guests said it was the most stunning venue and the best wedding they have ever been to. They said there wasn't a single lull throughout the day, and every moment of the day flowed seamlessly. We don't have a single regret picking Kingston Estate for our special day, and we are already planning coming back to stay for our anniversary!! ❤️❤️❤️ More...

C
9 October 2018

What an absolutely incredible venue. It was the first and only wedding venue we viewed; we immediately knew that there was no need to see anymore. I was adamant that I was going to get married outside in the walled garden, but unfortunately the weather was not too kind to us. After setting up and decorating the Marble Hall my disappointment of not getting married outside disappeared as it is such a beautiful room and creates an intimate ceremony; perfect for us. It is rare to find a venue that equally caters for good and bad weather. It was amazing to be able to drag the day out and have all our family and friends with us at the venue on Friday evening, where we started the party earlier. I also loved that we moved around throughout the day; not being stuck in one room all day is such a relief! They are so flexible and working with a blank canvas you can make your wedding exactly how you want it. Marie-Anne is incredible. So, so helpful and ensures the day runs perfectly. We honestly didn’t have to worry about anything at all; she is always one step ahead and on top of everything. I couldn’t recommend this place enough. Thank you Marie-Anne and the team; you were absolutely awesome! Wish we could do it all over again! More...

T
29 September 2018

We went to simply wonderful wedding here. The venue is superb, lovely Georgian house with lots of outbuildings used for accommodation and venues. |The wedding went smoothly with the group transitioning from main house for drinks, garden for …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

T
29 September 2018

We rented a cottage at short notice and were lucky enough that they had availability. We stayed in the 3 bedroom courtyard cottage which also had exclusive use of a hot tub. ||The cottage far exceeded our expectations in size and quality. …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

T
29 September 2018

We had a wonderful first family break with our ten month old son at one of the cottages on the Kingston Estate. The cottage was pristine as were all the fixtures and fittings. Baby gates, cot and a even gifts for us and our dog were …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

A
8 September 2018

Stunning wedding venue!

R
8 September 2018

A beautiful location that's impressive from the moment you arrive. The garden hedges and bushes look as though they clipped and maintained on a daily basis. The cottages have been modernised but the original features have been retained …MoreA beautiful location that's impressive from the moment you arrive. The garden hedges and bushes look as though they clipped and maintained on a daily basis. The cottages have been modernised but the original features have been retained where possible. The one we had had a lot of the timber framed walls and the meat hooks are still in the ceiling of what is now the kitchen. A perfect combination of ancient and modern done with taste. I note that several people have complained about the doors not closing well. Is that really a problem when you are sharing with others you presumably know - after all you've booked it together! Bathrooms and shower room locks in our cottage worked well, so personally don't see an issue. More...

O
6 September 2018

There are some things which are such big undertakings that you wonder if they can ever live up to the expectations created in your own mind. Rather than fall victim to this pressure, Kingston Estate delivers more as a wedding venue than you could ever anticipate. It is a stunningly beautiful venue, and laid out on a scale which facilitates every component for a wedding you could wish for. The range of facilities on offer and the overall standard of the buildings, inside and out, delivers a phenomenal sense of luxury without the sharp edge of pretence. The staff too go above and beyond and leave you feeling very well taken care of. The wedding you want is their priority, not a particular wedding which might be being sold to you. Cru provided food worth writing home about, including roast potatoes which risked eclipsing the whole wedding, and again the personalisation of the service shines through throughout. There is arguably a certain fallacy in burdening any particular day of one’s life with the title of ‘best’ or ‘most important’. Whether or not we were to entertain such titles for our incredible wedding, we are delighted beyond doubt that Kingston Estate provided the setting for it. Should the same be possible for you, I can’t urge you enough to make it so. More...

T
8 August 2018

We had a wonderful first family break with our ten month old son at one of the cottages on the Kingston Estate. The cottage was pristine as were all the fixtures and fittings. Baby gates, cot and a even gifts for us and our dog were … More...

T
8 August 2018

We had the most fantastic weekend at the Kingston Estate. The whole weekend went off without any problems and Marie Anne the wedding planner is exceptional at her job. What a wonderful setting and experience More...

C
8 August 2018

Absolutely loved this place so perfect in every way was there all weekend for nephews wedding highly recommend weather you are getting married of for a relaxed dream place .

D
23 July 2018

We got married at The Kingston Estate last weekend and what a fantastic day and venue. Thank you Sarah and your team for all the hard work, it really helped make this special day truly memorable. If you are thinking of a wedding venue, look no further than Kingston. More...

A
23 July 2018

Shaun and I just got married here this weekend. It was amazing. Not one of our guests had a bad word to say about it. Thank you so much to Sarah, Jamie and their team of people who made our day so special

G
23 July 2018

Beautiful venue with excellent staff.

L
23 July 2018

The perfect venue, the perfect day. Tom and I loved every second of our wedding weekend. Our guests were blown away by Kingston - and having travelled from
Reading/London and even Malta it was so important that they were happy and comfortable - and of course they were! They loved it as much as we did. We're already planning our return for anniversaries - hope you're ready Sarah and Jamie! Huge thanks to you and the team...we'll be back soon - get that courtyard bar open, mine's a gin ❤️ More...

K
23 July 2018

James and I got married at the Kingston Estate yesterday and it was a truly magical and wonderful day, we are bursting with happiness! Marie-Anne is just amazing, she was fantastic to work with, made everything happen for us on the day so that it all ran smoothly. Our guests are all raving about how stunning the Kingston Estate is. Thank you, we are so happy! xx More...

J
23 July 2018

Having worked in the events industry for 20 years, I have arranged many weddings, I attended my brothers wedding this weekend, the venue was perfect from start to finish, the food and service from posh nosh all spot on - a hidden gem to be talked about, cottages were traditional but very functional, a lovely weekend by all ❤️

M
23 July 2018

My Wife and I held our wedding at Kingston Estate in May 2017 and it absolutely was the venue of our dreams. The layout and format of the day flowed perfectly and all of our guests were so impressed with the venue and how organised Marie-Anne and the team made the day feel. Being able to spend the whole weekend there really enabled us to make the most of the celebrations. Thank you so much to Marie-Anne and co for a truely unforgettable time. Love Max and Liz More...

J
23 July 2018

As soon as we saw this place we knew it was the one. The house and grounds are stunning. Marie-anne organised everything perfectly for us. Cru caterers provided amazing food for the wedding breakfast and Harbour provided perfect entertainment in the evening. Our weekend went perfectly, we can't thank you enough. More...

M
23 July 2018

My Wife and I got married at Kingston Estate at the start of September. We had the most amazing wedding weekend and it was everything we had ever wished for. Our thoughts were shared by all of our guests who all couldn't believe this little gem was out in Staverton.

The venue has everything..... The Manor House, Gardens, Barn, Undercroft Nightclub just to name a few and all of which is maintained to an extremely high standard by Marie-Anne and the rest of The Kingston Estate Team.

We both couldn't recommend Kingston Estate enough, and if you ever visit for a viewing you will struggle to leave without booking it for your own wedding ........ It just has the WOW FACTOR !!!!!!

Many Thanks

Marc & Chloe
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S
23 July 2018

Thank you for a fantastic wedding weekend for our son & daughter in law. The staff were so helpful and we could not rate the service highly enough. Amazing.

S
23 July 2018

Wonderful place for a wedding venue we stayed in the stables can't fault it we all had a fabulous time

J
23 July 2018

We got married at Kingston last July and it was the most perfect day . I can not recommend Marie-Anne and the staff and all they do from day one till the wedding.
Cru was absolutely amazing there food was amazing and service. Our day was magical thanks to Kingston � �
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P
23 July 2018

Attended a friends wedding, what a lovely romantic venue, has everything needed for the special day or even a function, with many walled gardens and beautiful Avenue of trees, this is the perfect location. It is a very rural location

J
23 July 2018

We had our wedding at kingston estate over the weekend and i can honestly say it was so much more than we could have ever asked for! Such a stunning venue and an amazing atmosphere! I can't thank Marie -anne enough for all her hard work! Everything was more than perfect!!! � More...

E
23 July 2018

Wow, words cannot express how much we loved our day at you amazing venue! The setting was fantastic and the support we received from the staff was amazing throughout!
Everything went perfectly and we could not have done it without your help Marie-Anne - especially when helping me solve some of my own last minute hiccups!
Everyone of our guests commented on your beautiful grounds and the quality of service provided. And our weekend guests adored your beautiful cottages.
You made the planning process so easy which really helped us to relax and enjoy the experience.
Thank you sooo much and we can’t wait to share our photos once they arrive!
Love
Mr & Mrs Lloyd x
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M
23 July 2018

Kingston estate is an amazing venue, I am not surprised it is one if the top places to get married in the UK. Marie-Anne the manager could not do enough to make my daughter Hannah, now Mrs Gaffney & Shayne’s wedding a truly fantastic day. Sarah & Jamie have also been a massive support and what an accolade just see our Facebook! Beautiful venue, out of this world, stunning location are but just a few choice words. Thankyou, Thankyou, to all the staff and the lovely owners who we now class as our friends. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a stunning location to choose Kingston Estate in Staverton, Devon, for a remarkable and unforgettable truly spectacular wedding!!!!!!!�� More...

H
23 July 2018

Well what can I say.....a week ago today I married my best friend at the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. I cannot thank Marie-Anne, Jamie, Sarah and the Kingston team enough, our day was truly spectacular from the moment we partied on the Friday right through to the Sunday when we left. Marie-Anne did an amazing job of running everything on the Friday and especially the Saturday it went perfect, even in the heat we had it was truly the most amazing day. We are so very grateful and would highly recommend anyone who are thinking or planning on getting married to get themselves booked here, it was the best day of our lives. Thank you and much love to you guys from Mr & Mrs Gaffney xxxxxx More...

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The stunning venue in a rural location and managing different events especially 2/3 day weekend weddings.

We have a fabulous reputation a beautiful venue and you are the centre of our attention. If your guests don't say that's its the best wedding they have ever been to them we have failed.

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