The fairytale factor at Bickleigh Castle

The fairytale factor at Bickleigh Castle

Article Published: Tuesday 6th June, 2023 - 6:52pm

Step into a picture-postcard scene courtesy of Bickleigh Castle’s sprawling country wedding venue. Located between Crediton and Tiverton, the exclusive estate is guaranteed to spoil your guests’ senses, from the 11th century castle complete with a 6th century chapel to the 65 acres of spellbinding greenery that present natural beauty at every turn.

With the River Exe winding its way through the estate, expect picturesque tranquillity – along with the chance to fish or wander the riverside – as you take full advantage of this charm-packed setting and all it has to offer. There’s a cluster of Grade-II listed thatched cottages, allowing your guests to extend the celebrations and linger a while longer to enjoy tennis, croquet, archery and clay pigeon shooting or simply soak up the sense of history and natural beauty.

Whether you’re planning an intimate outdoor wedding or a large-scale ceremony in the great hall – which comfortably seats up to 120 guests – Bickleigh Castle provides a versatile venue to make your own. Stage an outdoor ceremony under the gazebo by the river or host a winter wedding before a roaring fire in the great hall. Then it’s time to feast in five-star style in the breakfast room, banqueting hall or the bar and orangery, where you can dance the night away before a night in the Tudor bridal suite. Hire a marquee, organise a blessing in the chapel or escape for a small destination wedding at one of Devon’s most historic and magical locales. Whatever your dream wedding scenario, Bickleigh Castle’s enchanting surrounds and tailor-made packages will ensure it’s achieved to wow-worthy effect.

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[Photography Timeless Weddings / Dress Pirouette Bridal / Hair Cindy Beddard / Make-up Kayleigh B]