Elopements & Intimate Weddings

Image courtesy GRW Photography

It’s all about you

Have you ever wondered about just slipping off quietly and getting married without all the fuss and expense of a large do?

Perhaps you would like to elope just the two of you and not tell a soul?  Or alternatively, you may be thinking of inviting a small number of friends or family members to join you in the celebration of your wedding day.

We understand a fully fledged, all singing, all dancing, grand scale traditional wedding is quite simply not for everyone – and at Bridwell we believe your wedding should be as unique and as special as you are, which is why we have recently launched a selected number of exclusive elopement and intimate wedding opportunities which are available mid-week throughout the year.

We will be thrilled to welcome just the two of you, or more, to hold an elopement wedding here on the estate, just as you wish.

Bridwell is a picture perfect haven in the heart of Devon – but you really don’t need volume in number to have a magnificent time here.

An intimate marriage ceremony could take place in the Chapel or, if you prefer, in one of the elegant rooms of the Main House.  And if the sun is shining, you might decide to tie the knot on the Conservatory Lawn under the canopy of beautiful trees, with far reaching views of the park.

Your favourite spots within the estate can be yours to embrace and enjoy for a couple of hours, or 24 hours, or, you decide! Whatever you choose, we will be delighted to create a bespoke quotation for you.

And to the details of your day – catering, flowers, discreet photography, music, readings, perhaps even a commemorative water colour painting, amongst many many more ideas can all be arranged for you at the hands of our event team who will curate our first class suppliers accordingly.

Do contact us to chat through your ideals – we would love to hear from you, and creative the perfect arrangement for your beautiful day.


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Indicative costings & ideas for an Elopement Wedding

Ceremony Only for Two (2-3 hours venue hire)

Hold your ceremony in one of our fabulous locations in the House, Gardens or Chapel – to include a bouquet of seasonal flowers for the bride, a buttonhole for the groom, and an appropriately arranged floral piece for the ceremony location.

Following the ceremony enjoy a glass or two of champagne, and a selection of seasonal canapés, whilst soaking up the opportunity for some time alone together before departing.

From £1200 inc vat

Ceremony & Lunch OR Ceremony & Tea for Two … plus a few (3-4 hours venue hire)

As above – but stay for a three course seasonal luncheon or an exquisite afternoon tea in the main house dining room with menus designed for you, all served with a glass or two of your favourite wine, beer or spirits – heaven!

From £1500 inc vat

Ceremony & Dinner for Two … plus a few (3-4 hours evening venue hire)

Marry later in the day, and stay into the evening for a glass of champagne, canapés and a three course evening supper, which will be served with your favourite wine, beer or spirits – quite the treat!

From £1750 inc vat

All prices shown for are for mid-week bookings only, include arrangements for the couple only, and precise costs may vary according to the season. Your ‘plus a few’ can be between 2 and 18 extra guests, which will be quoted additionally per person in accordance with your ideas.

Bring your own!

Remember we do not charge corkage, so you are most welcome to bring that special bottle or two of wine or champagne along with you for the occasion! We really won’t mind at all!

Creating precious memories – documenting your day

Your wedding may be small, but nonetheless you simply must capture each and every moment beautifully, naturally, discreetly.  We can organise a first class, unobtrusive photographer who knows the estate well and will be available for a minimum of 2 hours personally for you. Our partner photographer, Venetia Norrington can be booked at a discounted rate starting at £350 inclusive of vat.  Contact Venetia direct to chat through your thoughts or allow us to handle this for you.

Stay the night in our charming Old Stables 

Bridal suite, £175 inc vat per night

Double Ensuite bedrooms, £160 inc vat per night

Accommodation prices include a complimentary continental breakfast hamper for each bedroom which will be personally delivered by a member of our events team each morning.

Don’t forget the legal bit!

The prices quoted above do not include the registrar’s fees, and the legally binding part of your marriage.

For details of the civil marriage costs and to request registrar availability to attend the estate contact our local registration service office on the details below.


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