The leafy Devon estate where Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh said 'I do'

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Stretching over 164 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and boasting a Grade I-listed Georgian mansion, Grade II-listed castle, Italian-style terrace and breathtaking panoramic views along East Devon coast, it's easy to see why Peter Andre and his beloved Emily MacDonagh chose to tie the knot in Mamhead House.

Situated on the outskirts of Exeter in Devon, the estate – which has recently opened as a wedding venue – is nestled in the heart of the English countryside and comes with 16 bedrooms, 10 reception rooms and eight bathrooms.

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Peter and Emily chose the breathtaking setting as the backdrop for their perfect day on Saturday 11 July, and no doubt the new Mr and Mrs were not disappointed. The venue can be hired in its entirety for fully private events accommodating an intimate group of 10 anywhere up to 1,000 guests.

So naturally the couple and their wedding party – which according to reports included Peter's two children from his previous marriage Princess and Junior as flower girl and pageboy – would have been well catered for.

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Steeped in history, Mamhead House was established in the 13th century and has had a house in its grounds ever since, although the main house has been refurbished on several occasions.

The 37,500 sq ft property has been called home by several distinguished families – Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV, frequently stayed in the house and had a bedroom and dressing room permanently reserved for her. In the past it has also served as a school and been let as a holiday centre.


Wedding photographs taken here will be to treasure for a lifetime, with the Italian sunken garden featuring a Salvin fountain and sundial, as well as large swathes of beautiful parkland with views of the east Devon coast to Portland Bill.

Meanwhile, the stained glass and wonderful finish of the house itself are a triumph of the Gothic style combined with the light and grace of late Georgian style.

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