It’s time to book that Christmas Party!

 

I know it’s only early September but we are feeling just a little bit Christmassy at Bridwell this week! Don’t worry….we haven’t got the tinsel and baubles out (yet!) but we are all really excited to be drawing up plans for our fantastic season of Christmas parties here at our lovely home.

This is a brand new venture for us – one of a series of fantastic developments planned for Bridwell in coming months – and we are confident having your Christmas party here will bring you an experience which is unique, memorable and, what’s more, fantastic value for what we are offering.

Launched on the back of our fabulously successfully season hosting weddings at Bridwell, we are now aiming to sprinkle some glitter over your Christmas celebrations by offering a series of unique opportunities to enjoy a festive celebration here.

Bridwell is the perfect party location for your company Christmas lunch or dinner. Set in 100 acres of deer park in the village of Uffculme, Devon, but only minutes from junction 27 of the M5 and Tiverton Parkway mainline station, this elegant Georgian country house provides the perfect backdrop for a truly splendid festive party. We are ideally located for Exeter, Taunton and surrounding areas.

Refreshingly different from the run of the mill Christmas celebrations, Bridwell offers a warm festive welcome. Just the arrival up our long, sweeping drive takes the breath away and imagine then being greeted with a glass of mulled wine or fizz followed by a memorable dining experience in a glorious country house setting.

We can accommodate smaller parties in the Main House for up to 50 people in our elegant dining room and for larger numbers up to 150 in the stunning Orangery located just next to the Main House.

Alternatively, have your party for up to 60 seated guests in the wonderful Chapel with the log burner roaring away and lanterns adorning the windowsills. You can’t get much more festive than that!  The minstrel’s gallery is the perfect spot to place a musician or two to enhance the festive feel.

There is also the opportunity to share your Christmas festivities with other guests if you don’t have large enough numbers to book Bridwell exclusively.

We know how onerous the task of booking and organising a Christmas party can be, so our expert team is here to assist with you all the way.

As we are opening our home for the first time for Christmas parties, we would be delighted to welcome party organisers up to the house now to show you around the facilities and talk through your requirements.

We are now taking bookings for November and December Christmas parties. As availability is limited, ring or email now to avoid disappointment.

Contact:

Events@bridwell.co.uk

01884 842430

www.bridwell.co.uk

Dom & Margit – Our first Bridal Couple

 

On August Bank Holiday Monday one of our old wedding couples came back to visit; I must correct that statement because they weren’t just former wedding clients they were the first couple to ever get married here at Bridwell! But more than being the first couple, they were actually the principle reason that I got into the wedding business in the first place.

Margit is a force to be reckoned with. Five years ago I was not in a particularly happy place, I was recently divorced and was in the process of selling the house (a bit of a wrench) as to be frank a single bloke didn’t need such a big house and I still owed money to my wife. One of the prospective buyers of Bridwell was looking to use it as a corporate retreat and was a friend of Margit’s. He had mentioned Bridwell to her and shown her some pictures whereupon she informed him that she was looking for a venue to hold her wedding and that she would be his first client. Fortunately the sale never happened but that didn’t deter Margit; she called me every month until I had no option but to agree to her wishes!

Of course the wedding was a great success and we had a lot of fun in the process. Margit had the vision and could clearly see the potential of Bridwell. The fact that we did not have a licence was not barrier to her dream wedding, hers was a humanist ceremony on the the front circle, all rather different, but a lot of fun none the less!

The reception was held in three giant tepees in front of the chapel, (the Orangery was still a pool at that point which her guests took full advantage of) and Dartmoor Kitchen did the catering. My eldest daughter completed her first waitress job, she worked for 12 hours flat and still says that she never worked so hard in her life for so little money…never again! (a rude awakening to the realities of life!) Many of Margit’s friends camped in the park and it looked like a mini festival – fortunately the weather was fabulous so all in all it was a very happy time.

So I have lots to thank Margit and Dom for and I was very happy when they called up last weekend to say they were staying locally. We had a lovely lunch in the sunshine , a great catchup and relived a very happy time in their lives and a turning point for myself and the fortunes of Bridwell Park. Thank you Margit and Dom.