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The Lost Music Hall | Luxury Elopement Wedding Venue | Totnes, Devon

Weddings at The Lost Music Hall

Ipplepen, Totnes, Devon, UK

Two lovers in The Lost Music Hall; the start of a fairytale. Here is a luxury wedding venue in the land of milk and honey, a south Devon dwelling turned sweethearts’ playground. Wrapped up in an eccentric folklore all of its own, this extravagant country manor house is no stranger to Champagne-drenched parties and sentimental revelries. Seeking a historic elopement destination fit for aesthetes in the throes of love? This must be the place.



To-be-weds who know that anything is possible, meet The Lost Music Hall. At this luxury elopement venue near Totnes, there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all; counting orchards, walled gardens, and a grand music room among its ceremony spaces, this remote wedding destination is a truly bespoke offering. Couples can have a ceremony in the light-filled house or verdant garden in the presence of up to 200 guests, while traditionalists can opt for a church ceremony in one of three nearby parishes, each less than ten minutes away, before returning to this country house venue for an evening of confetti-strewn celebrations. In a nod to the Italian gardens next door, set up long banquet tables festooned with eucalyptus and peonies for a classic wedding breakfast, or bring in food trucks for a backyard jubilee of enormous proportions.


With three fantastically large rooms (sleeping up to twelve people if you would like to make use of all the beds), The Lost Music Hall is a luxury self-catering home with an oh-so cool twist. Enchantment trickles in through huge picture windows and across the oak parquet floors of this enigmatic residence; as if a William Morris-approved Arts and Crafts museum met a collegiate library, this architectural treasure is one of the best kept secrets on the British wedding scene. A glorious three-day stay will be on the cards for private hires, but consider mini-mooning at the manor for a full week to give you enough time to weave your story into the fabric of the estate. Behind doric columns and under domed ceilings, gather with your dearest ones for a wedding-eve reception, fending off cold feet by the open fire, and sneaking last kisses before the big day.


Oh, sweet whimsicality. For you, home went from being a place to a person a long time ago. And yet, here is a matrimonial home for the ages; a place for shared vows, swapped rings, and memories made against a mossy orange façade. At The Lost Music Hall, magic is all around. Outside, gardens explode in all directions and foliage creeps up the walls in a backdrop-worthy flurry. Set in a secluded South Hams valley, on the historical Great Ambrook estate near Totnes, The Lost Music Hall is a place where anything can happen. The poet on the guest list might recount an Ode to the Newlyweds from the grand Italianate terrace, a feel-good folk band might lead the conga-line with a mandolin, you might kiss under the light of a thousand stars as the milky way pierces through Devon’s dark skies. All that’s certain is this: it had to be The Lost Music Hall.

The Facts

  • CapacityUp to 150 wedding guests
  • SleepsUp to 12 guests
  • Alternative group optionUp to 100 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are three bedrooms in The Lost Music Hall, each featuring two double beds. The primary suite includes two king-size beds and has an en suite with bath and shower attachment. The other two bedrooms include two double beds each, and share a Victorian-style bathroom with overhead shower. We market the three bedrooms for six guests, but groups of up to twelve are welcome at an additional cost. It is possible to hire the entire property, comprising both The Lost Music Hall and The Lost Manor, making use of additional bedrooms.
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  • FeaturesThere is a heated outdoor swimming pool (May-September) and games room with table tennis and darts
  • PetsTwo pets are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • PracticalitiesThe property is licensed, couples can have a civil or humanist ceremony on-site or an off-site church ceremony close by, followed by a celebration at the venue. The Lost Music Hall offers a number of flexible options for wedding guests up to 200. When hiring just The Lost Music Hall, the property can accommodate up to 100 day guests, if you wish for higher numbers, you have the option to hire The Lost Manor or a marquee in the property’s meadows. There is space for 30 cars on-site, and additional space for 60+ cars in adjoining fields (in wet weather, this is only suitable for 4x4s). The venue is booked on a dry-hire basis, and a full list of recommended suppliers will be sent on enquiry. Music must be turned down at 11pm and off by 11:30pm with carriages at midnight. A three-night minimum stay is required.
  • Homestay includesGuests staying in the property will receive a luxury welcome hamper of local and organic produce, with use of Bramley toiletries, Wellington boots, children´s toys, luxury magazines, wool covered hot water bottles in winter, and logs and kindling to get you started…House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
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The Lost Music Hall can adapt to any wedding theme<br /><span>© Spencer Dungey l Love of Mine</span>
A luxury UK wedding venue with an oh-so unusual twist<br /><span>© Spencer Dungey l Love of Mine</span>
Enchantment trickles in through huge picture windows<br /><span>© Spencer Dungey l Love of Mine</span>
Set up long banquet tables festooned with seasonal florals<br /><span>© Spencer Dungey l Love of Mine</span>

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Please note, availability for this property is to be confirmed by Unique Homestays on receipt of your enquiry


Totnes is a bohemian coastal town in the south Devon countryside, where alternative therapies and yogi-types abound. Where the real-life Christopher Robin once lived, this historic market town sits within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Getting there

  • On the Map The luxury elopement wedding venue sits in a hidden valley near Totnes in the South Hams region of Devon, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • By Car The venue is just over one hour from Exeter, or four from London via the M3 or M5.
  • By Train You can take a train from London Paddington to Newton Abbot or Totnes train stations in just under three hours. The Lost Music Hall is 15 minutes away from both stations by car.
  • By Air Exeter Airport is approximately forty minutes away from The Lost Music Hall by car.

From the owner

“We bought the property and moved here in 2019. We have since met many individuals who have connections to the estate, each sharing stories about the house and the families that have enjoyed it as their home. Arthur Graham’s historian and biographer talks fondly about the special atmosphere here, and it does indeed have a tranquil, magical ambience.”

From the owner

There are endless enchanting spaces throughout the venue. The Lost Music Hall itself was a bold addition to The Lost Manor, made in the early 1900s by Arthur Graham. Designed by local architect T. H. Lyon, the building was originally an enormous single-height chapel-like structure with a vaulted ceiling, constructed in part to house an enormous organ that was specially made and shipped from New York.

Graham was a society bachelor who entertained extensively and there are many stories of the guests that enjoyed time here in the hidden valley. I can imagine the gatherings with guests spilling onto the grand Italianate terraces on a summer evening enjoying the view across the grounds with its ancient trees and tiny river. To host bespoke weddings here feels true to the bones of the building.

Holding up the tradition, we've hosted several music events since we’ve been here.  Notably a benefit concert with some amazing folk musicians and a chamber music event as part of a festival organised by Ashburton Arts including a world-class string quartet.

There is a really magical quality here; there are so many myths and stories about the decadent events in the manor and music hall. It is such a wonderful place to come together with friends and family.

The Montgomery Family

Guest Testimonials

Thank you one and all for your care, kindness and for sharing your incredible home with us. It is an environment that´s inspired warmth and joy amongst us all. We will treasure these memories. Its been the most magical weekend, the river, the pool, the meadows, the views and the fresh air! Its all been glorious, there´s no where we would have preferred to celebrate our special day. Your hospitality definitely made an amazing event even better.

There is something so special about The Lost Music Hall. I can’t explain how beautiful it is, not only for a get away but to host a wedding that our guests nor us will ever forget. The hosts are incredible and went so far above and beyond our expectations. I truly can’t think of enough nice words to say about them or their home.

There is something so special about the Lost Music Hall. I can’t explain how beautiful it is, not only for a get away but to host a wedding that our guests nor us will ever forget. The hosts are incredible and went so far above and beyond our expectations. I truly can’t think of enough nice words to say about them or their home.

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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