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If you are looking for a romantic and intimate wedding venue on the Devon, Dorset & Somerset borders in an area of outstanding natural beauty, then the Fairwater Head Hotel is the perfect venue. We hold a civil license and have a choice of two ceremony rooms, either an intimate relaxing drawing room or for larger weddings our main dining room has beautiful views over the Axe Valley.

We can cater for up to 60 people for a sit down wedding breakfast and for the larger wedding, we can provide a marquee to be set up in our beautiful gardens. Our award-winning Chef can prepare a truly special wedding day menu from a three to six course meal to a simple or elaborate buffet.

We work with a number of local companies and can help you arrange wedding cars, D.J's and photographers - we really can help you to take care of everything.

With enough bedrooms to accommodate for 34 guests and a superb bridal suite we are sure your wedding day will be very special and truly memorable.

Please call us to discuss your wedding requirements and menu options. We can arrange to give you a tour of the hotel, meet the Chef and the staff and then you can decide if the Fairwater Head is right for your big day.

Additional details:

Tucked away in peaceful open countryside and approached down leafy lanes of Hawkchurch - the 'village of roses' - the Fairwater Head Hotel is a mere 4 miles from Axminster and 5 miles from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic coast - England's first natural World Heritage Site which covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from east Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.

The Fairwater Head Hotel is the ideal location for touring or simply relaxing in the hotel's award winning gardens and restaurant.

Discover the peace and tranquillity here that is unique to the Fairwater Head and together with the warm hospitality and superb food you will leave rested, relaxed & refreshed.

The hotel is dog friendly.

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Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests60
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Accommodation16 bedrooms
Bridal suite4-Poster Bridal Suite
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsNo
External caterersNo


Fairwater Head Hotel
Scouse Lane
EX13 5TX
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Directions by car:

Fairwater Head is situated in glorious open countryside, off the beaten track, but central to endless places of interest. The following directions will assist in locating this oasis of peace and tranquillity.

From the M5 Motorway:
Leave the M5 at Junction 25 (Taunton) and take the A358 Chard road. As you enter Chard, at the traffic lights continue straight on, signposted Axminster (staying on the A358). As you are nearing Axminster you will see a sign for A35 Dorchester. Follow this until it meets Axminster by-pass and continue forward a few hundred yards and you will see Hunters Lodge Pub on the right. Turn left opposite the pub onto the B3165 (Crewkerne) road. Three miles down you will see a sign for Hawkchurch and our Hotel sign.

If it is daylight you may like to take a shorter but more adventurous route. Having left Chard along the A358 and halfway to Axminster (at the village called Tytherleigh) you will see a sign for Hawkchurch. This is a scenic route along the country lanes, over the River Axe, following the Hawkchurch sings. When you reach the village drive past the church to the top of the hill and the hotel is to the right at the crossroad.

From the A303:
The A303 is a much improved road and you can either follow the road into Chard (then follow the directions above) or you can leave the A303 then you see the signs for Crewkerne. When you reach the centre of Crewkerne be sure to follow the Lyme Regis sign at the end of the main street (the B3165). This takes you through the villages of Clapton and Marshwood and a couple of miles past Marshwood the hotel and Hawkchurch signs are on your right. Take the right turn and head down the country lane and take the fist turning on your left. There is a sign for Axminster at the crossroad and the hotel is 150 yards along this road and right at the fork in the lane.

From the A35 Dorchester:
From Dorchester take the road to Honiton. At the new roundabout by Charmouth take the Axminster/Honiton turning. Halfway up the incline is a Hawkchurch sign. We are signposted from about 3 miles down.

From the A35 Honiton:
Approaching Honiton take the Axminster bypass and turn left at Hunters Lodge Pub, onto the B3165 Crewkerne Road. We are signposted from 3 miles down on the left.

Directions by public transport:

Axminster Main Line Station - 4 miles
Exeter Airport - 21 miles


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