Wedding Venue at Honiton in East Devon
East Devon Wedding Venue, near Honiton and Cullompton
Lakeview Manor is well known as a premium wedding venue, and is located within over 40 acres of woodland and lakes in some of the most attractive countryside in Devon, and the West Country.
Getting Married in East Devon, and need a Wedding Venue near Honiton?
Where is Honiton? Lakeview Manor Wedding Venue is near Honiton in East Devon.
Honiton grew along of the Fosse Way, which is an ancient Roman road linking Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) to Lincoln (Lindum), which has always been a stopping point. The location of Honiton is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but was in those days called Honetone, which means 'a farm belonging to Huna'.
Honiton became an important market town of East Devon famous for its lace making, which was started by Flemish immigrants in the Elizabethan era.
Honiton was once well known for pottery
Honiton was once well known for its pottery, but In the mid-18th Century the town was damaged by fire with much of this charming East Devon town destroyed. Georgian houses were constructed in place of the old buildings.
Honiton is much bigger now than it used to be, and has in fact more than doubled in size between the 1960 and 2013, and so there are more and more couples being attracted to Lakeview Manor as an ideal wedding venue near Honiton.
Link with Queen Victoria's wedding dress and Lakeview Manor
Queen Victoria's wedding dress was made from Honiton lace. Thus there is a historical link between Lakeview Manor as an East Devon Honiton wedding venue, and the Royal weddings of the past. Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1840 so the lace for the wedding dress would have been made between 1838 to 1830. Today when couples from Honiton think about getting married they often think of Lakeview Manor as an ideal wedding venue, and the association with the historic Royal Family.
Honiton Town Museum
There are still indications of the history of this East Devon town as a centre for lace making. For example, there are many road names such as "Lace Walk" and the "Honiton Lace Shop". The museum was once Allhallows Chapel, built around 1200, which is thought to be the oldest building in Honiton. It was once the home of Allhallows School. All the buildings of High Street are Georgian, and built after the two fires of 1747 and 1765.
Although not in the town of Honiton there are many new luxury holiday lodges being built at nearby Lakeview Manor, and these would make an ideal investment for families planning to spend time in Honiton in East Devon.
St Michael's Parish Church is situated on a small hill above the town and was constructed in 1911 after a fire. The west tower and the outer walls are all that remains of the old building. The cost of the original building was paid by Bishop Courtenay of Exeter.
Devon has been a much sort after location for getting married and Lakeview Manor is considered one of the best wedding venues in East Devon. Any couples getting married near Honiton will be delighted with the spacious grounds of Lakeview Manor, near Honiton in Devon.