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.

01884 840432

The Boho & Retro Wedding Festival

The Boho & Retro Wedding Festival 29th – 30th April 2017

You Missed It … Been and Gone!

We were delighted to welcome lots of fabulous suppliers to Bridwell for the Boho and Retro Wedding Festival. The stands all looked spectacular!  Thanks to the amazing Tracey and Bridget from Blue Fizz Events for organising it all.  Hopefully they will have recovered enough to do another one here next year 🙂


Blue Fizz Events is proud to present a unique and very stylish event celebrating all things fabulously BoHo and Retro …….in conjunction with media partners WED Magazine, Pasties & Petticoats and Coco Wedding Venues
A Chance to visit Bridwell Park, a beautiful Georgian House
Recently opened to the public following a stunning renovation
Private tours of the house available
Set in 120 acres of Devon parkland and home to Lord Ivar Mountbatten

Goody bags and gorgeous giveaways | Showcase of Wedding Marquees, Tipis, Domes & Yurts | Boho & Retro inspired music and entertainment | Pop-up hair and Beauty Boudoir | Barefoot Catwalk | Grooms Room | Glamping Village | Talks & Demonstrations | Street Food & Tea Party……..& so much more

Following extensive renovations and refurbishment, Bridwell is now able to present 10 luxuriously appointed bedrooms within the Georgian House and 8 luxe bedrooms within the newly converted Old Stable bedrooms. Bridwell offers complete flexibility…..the opportunities are endless!!

Watch this space – to see WHO’S WHO at the totally fabulous BOHO & RETRO WEDDING FESTIVAL. From bridal wear to accessories, flower design to stationery, cake design to film making , wedding planning and wedding styling, boho & retro music & entertainment, pop up street food & refreshments…there is something for everyone!!

Boho retro wedding festival at bridwell park

Take a look at the Blue Fizz blog (link above) for more information on our exciting Boho & Retro Wedding Festival

Bridwell and Blue Fizz Events are delighted to announce

The Boho & Retro Wedding Festival
At Bridwell Park, Uffculme, Devon EX15 3BU
From 11am – 4pm
on 29th and 30th April 2017
01884 8424300

Free entry via ticket – pre-register Eventbrite : BoHo and Retro Wedding Festival

Enchanted brides photoshoot

Pictures to tantalise from the enchanted_brides photoshoot at Bridwell with Blue Fizz Events for the Boho & Retro Wedding Festival

The Old Stables – Fabulous new bedrooms for summer 2016!

The Old Stables – Fabulous new bedrooms for summer 2016!

We are delighted to confirm that phase two of our development, the renovation of our Old Stables is now complete, creating a superb collection of additional well appointed bedrooms with views of the park and gardens for our clients and their guests to enjoy. This brand new facility will increase our residential capacity to 40 guests. A fantastic boost to our offering for weddings, corporate, and private house parties alike.