For an oh-so-elegant smaller wedding, head straight to the Georgian loveliness of Southernhay House in Exeter.

Small and perfectly formed, and just a minute's walk from Exeter Cathedral, this 10-bedroom boutique hotel opened in 2011.

Rooms are colonial-inspired, with plush furnishings and names like Opium, Silk, Spice and Chai.

At the rear of the ivy-clad house is a white, wrought-iron veranda which makes the ideal spot for an alfresco ceremony, and you can look forward to sitting down to your wedding breakfast in the airy dining room, with its striking floor-to-ceiling Georgian windows.

Ceremony capacity: 30; Packages per person: £48

Southernay House; 01392 435324;www.southernhayhouse.com