One such venue - which I came across when one of my first Devon couples got married there last year - is the stunning Hotel Endsleigh.
Some of you may have heard or come across it before as it is the hotel owned and run by Olga Polizzi ( mother of Alex Polizzi of Hotel Inspector fame ).
It is a grade I historic house set in the most beautiful woodlands and just off the edge of Dartmoor, near the gorgeous market town of Tavistock.
It has 17 gorgeous bedrooms and is decorated in absolutely impeccable taste - combining a very traditional classic look with a fresh modern style. It really combines a traditional English feel but with the elegance of a Italian Hideaway!
They can accommodate weddings of all sizes from an intimate wedding for two to a large wedding for a 150 with a marquee on the lawn and all weddings are bespoke and tailored to suit you.
A fantastic advantage is that all of their ground floor rooms and some of the areas of the garden, including a 'shell grotto', are licensed for civil ceremonies - making it incredibly flexible.
I hope you agree with me that it is a truly stunning venue!
Contact Hotel Endsleigh at http://www.hotelendsleigh.com/ or for more wedding information including prices http://www.hotelendsleigh.com/wedding-information/