Tapeley Park & Gardens, North Devon

Top Notch Event Catering is proud to be the sole caterers & party planners for Tapeley Park & Gardens.

Home to the Christie family, Tapeley Park & Gardens sits proudly on a hill overlooking the River Torridge and the North Devon coastline. Tapeley Park & Gardens is home to the most beautiful gardens, boasting a variety of attractions including a lake, ponds, old woodland and a number of fields for Christie’s livestock to graze. It’s truly a sight worth seeing.

The grounds of Tapeley Park & Gardens are the perfect venue for all events and weddings; there are indoor and outdoor venue options suitable for all occasions. We strongly encourage you to make an appointment with us to come and view this venue for yourself, no words or pictures can do justice to this incredible wedding venue. Discover Tapeley…


The Barn

The Great Barn with tressel tables - Top Notch Event Catering - Tapeley Park & Gardens- Indigo perspective photography

Photo credit: Indigo perspective Photography

The Barn is a rustic and charming DIY event venue in the grounds of Tapeley Park & Gardens. It can hold up to 80 people and comes with a specialised bar area, what you do with the rest of the space is up to you! It is also licensed for wedding ceremonies, ideal for winter weddings and just for peace of mind if your planned outdoor wedding ceremony in our gorgeous gardens in ‘The Toot’ are scuppered by inclement weather.

A wedding reception, a grand dinner, dancing the night away, whatever the weather or the occasion The Barn offers the opportunity to bring personal touches, colourful characteristics and unique decorations to the party of a lifetime. The above photo is from a wedding where we used local rustic furniture suppliers, BAYA hire, for a relaxed, informal feel, yet the space works equally well with more formal round dressed tables.


The Front Lawn

The front lawn with tipi - Top Notch Event Catering- Tapeley Park & Gardens

Photo credit: Andy Casey Photography 

A stretch of lush green grass, The Front Lawn is a blank canvas for party planners to do with as they wish. For parties and weddings alike add your own marqueesdomes or tipis and fill them as you desire in true DIY style. Dining and dances can be undercover, games and entertainment could be on display outside, all the while guests will be treated to stunning sea views and unrivalled panoramic views of North Devon.


The Italian Terrace Gardens

Italian garden - bride walks down aisle - Top Notch Event Catering - Tapeley Park & Gardens

Photo credit: Andy Casey Photography 

Where all the magic happens! In fair weather, couples can have their wedding ceremony in the Italian Gardens in ‘The Toot’. The gardens provide a magical backdrop for your wedding photos (scroll down to see a selection of photos from some gorgeous weddings at Tapeley). The rambling grounds of the estate and children’s play area provide a perfect distraction for younger guests too!

Make the brick steps down into the gardens your wedding aisle (pictured above) then say “I Do” under the beautiful arches in ‘The Toot’ (pictured below). After your ceremony, we can arrange a drinks and canapé reception in the gardens, whilst your guests mill about the stunning gardens and you get some magical wedding photos. Then head on to your wedding breakfast and evening event in The Barn or on The Front Lawn. 

Wedding ceremony in The Toot - Top Notch Event Tapeley Park & Gardens

Photo credit: Andy Casey Photography 

As the sole caters and party planners for Tapeley Park & Gardens weddings and events, Top Notch Event Catering will impress your guests with first-class food and drink as well as the legendary outstanding customer service that being part of the Brend Hotels’ Group assures.

Video courtesy of Skyz Inc

Hire charges for Tapeley Park & Gardens 2020

Main Front Lawn for day and evening function:
50 -100 guests: £1950
100+ guests: £2100

The Barn for day and evening function with its own rustic bar area (80 persons max):

Wedding ceremony at Tapeley:

Food, drinks, marquees etc are not included in the above hire cost for Tapeley Park & Gardens hire.
Top Notch Event Catering are the only designated caterers at Tapeley Park for weddings and functions.
Unfortunately you are not allowed to bring your own food on-site.

Get in Touch

Contact us today on 01271 344496, email info@topnotcheventcatering.com for more information on hiring Tapeley Park & Garden for your wedding, corporate event or party.

"The level of generosity shown by Brend Hotels at the Castle Hill Jubilee Ball was astounding. Quite simply Nigel, you and your staff made the evening the success that it was."
Stephen Roberts, Commercial Director North Devon Hospice
"Just to say a huge thank you for catering at our sons’ wedding at Castle Hill. We cannot speak highly enough of Nigel, Elliot and all the staff, who looked after us with faultless precision and effort. So many guests said how wonderful the food was and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to our friends. James and Vikki have had such a great start to their marriage. Thank you again. With kind regards."
Mike and Sue Howard
"Thank you for all your help leading up to and on the day for our wedding at Castle Hill on the 27th April. We both had a wonderful time and family and friends enjoyed the wedding breakfast thanks to all your preparation and organisation on the day. Thanks and best wishes."
Martin and Natalie
"The Dinner on the Saturday evening was an outstanding success and I was hugely impressed with Nigel and his team and how they coped with the dreadful weather conditions. Given that the food had to be prepared offsite it was delicious and many people commented on how good it was and how succulent and tasty the chicken was - well done to the chef."
Ian, Aston Martin Centenary Dinner at Castle Hill Devon
"Myself, my husband and the family can't thank Nigel and his team Enough! What an amazing job he done for us the food was 100% and the service was even better! Will 100% always recommend! "
Charlotte Parr – Facebook review
"Both myself, my new husband and all our family and friends cannot recommend this company more highly. They treat your venue as one of their own and go above and beyond to ensure everything is perfect for you and all your guests. This is not just a business to them, there is genuine care and attention put towards doing the job right. We are so grateful for everything they did for us and it was a complete bonus that the food was out of this world!!!”"
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