Turn your fairytale into reality…

Bridwell Park weddings
Picture yourself on the staircase at Bridwell


Turn your fairytale into reality

We are currently offering discounts on remaining available dates in 2017. Contact us for more details



Now in its third year of weddings and events, Bridwell has proved itself to be an extremely popular and sought after wedding venue.  Set amidst the beautiful Devon countryside, it is only a stone’s throw from the motorway and Tiverton Parkway mainline station and yet Bridwell is an oasis of calm and you would never know how accessible it is.  From the moment you drive through the wrought iron gates into the parkland you will be in heaven.  Take it slowly up the drive towards the house as the occasional red or fallow deer may bound across the road but this will give you the opportunity to relish the approach, the ornamental lake, the parkland and the Georgian house sitting regally in the middle of the park.

Your wedding celebrations start from the moment you arrive and take over this glorious country house estate.  You may wish to stay one, two or three nights and take advantage of the luxurious accommodation in the Main House and Old Stables.  Surround yourself with your family and friends, pop open a bottle or two of champagne and get set to enjoy!  We cater for weddings of all sizes with maximum numbers in the Orangery at 150 for the wedding breakfast.  However, if you wish to add a marquee or tipi in the park, your numbers can be much larger if needed.  Ceremonies can take place outdoors in the Conservatory Gardens, in the House or the Chapel depending on your numbers and desires. So you can install yourselves in this elegant country house estate and there is no need to move anywhere apart from the house to the chapel or orangery.

We allow you to choose your own suppliers with guidance from us if needed.  You may want a barbecue on the Friday night, food stalls, fine dining or perhaps mum has cooked a fabulous curry for you all to enjoy on arrival!  Our suggested caterers for your wedding breakfast are all superb and used to catering at Bridwell.  They are tried and trusted and the food is delicious.  And we can suggest local cooks to come in and cater for you and your guests at breakfast if you don’t enjoy the idea of self-catering so you can relax and really enjoy all that Bridwell has to offer.  Corkage?  Forget it… we don’t charge and so you are welcome to bring in as much of your own wine, champagne and beers

Our venue hire fees vary and most weddings are subject to a bespoke quotation so please, by all means, look at the rates page, but preferably do drop us an email or give us a call to discuss your particular special wedding… we would love to hear from you and are happy to help.

We think we have something pretty special to offer at Bridwell and in order to really appreciate that special something, we advise you to come and have a look for yourself to see if it ticks all of your boxes.


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Photograph courtesy of Maxi Photography

To Elope Or Not To Elope? That Is The Question…

Elopement Weddings At Bridwell

Intimate runaway weddings at Bridwell
Runaway Weddings At Bridwell

The wedding industry is one that is growing by the day… fabulous weddings in spectacular places, flowers to die for, culinary delights that deserve a Michelin star, photobooths, singing waiters, bands that wold not be out of place on a festival stage and styling that could grace the very best glossy magazine.  You only have to look at photos of the recent Pippa Middleton wedding to realise what money can buy and how to transform a marquee or a room into a botanical wonderland.

But there are other options… perhaps you want to keep your celebration small and intimate?  Perhaps you want to get married in secret and surprise your family and friends?  Perhaps you want a small but perfect celebration and spend the money on a round the world trip?  Whatever your reasons, an elopement or runaway wedding just might be the answer.

Elopement has always held a romantic and magical place in historical dramas.   The starcrossed lovers abscond in the middle of the night leaving both families perplexed and furious that the couple have defied family wishes.  The bride to be creeps through the house and out into the darkness shrouded in a cloak and steps into her horsedrawn carriage to go and meet her lover in the woods and disappear to some far off location to tie the knot.  Any Poldark fans will have followed the storyline of Dr Enys and Caroline.. sigh!

A modern elopement is usually a far cry from the historical equivalent.  The reasons for an elopement or runaway wedding are varied and numerous and range from the wish to be just the two of you to saving your pennies for a house deposit, it may be a spontaneous decision to get married in a week or two or, maybe you just do not want to deal with the planning and executing of a large wedding celebration.  Both the large, lavish wedding celebrations and the small intimate weddings have their place and it is a very important decision and one which we would love to help you with.

Bridwell is now offering Runaway Wedding packages for just you two or you plus a few and we would be delighted to discuss your ideas with you and tailor a fabulous intimate wedding celebration to suit just the two of you.

For more information on our packages, please contact the Events Team and we would be delighted to help.


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