YOUR DREAM WEDDING
Located in the beautiful Devon countryside and nestled next to the river Exe, Bickleigh Castle is the perfect wedding venue for all seasons.
"Some came to soak up the grandeur and exclusivity of Bickleigh Castle, and others for its warmth and intimacy. Whatever the reason, each guest was guaranteed the most perfect Devon wedding venue in all the land!"
We are very conveniently located just 20 minutes from the M5 and easily reached from Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids Railway Stations, and Exeter Airport.
YOUR CASTLE WEDDING
We are delighted to have helped many couples make their wedding day dreams a reality. Our success is measured by the magnificent and heart-warming feedback we receive from our couples who describe their wedding day at Bickleigh Castle as seamless, relaxing, romantic and purely beautiful. No wedding day should ever be stressful, which is why we take care of every little detail for you.
Our staff are attentive and professional and will go to great lengths to ensure that your wedding day is planned to perfection. We can seat up to 120 guests for your Civil wedding ceremony (more if on the Gazebo lawn beside the river) and wedding breakfast and many more can be invited for the evening reception.
Whether you are planning an exclusive wedding reception for 120 guests, or an intimate event for close family and friends, you can rest assured that we are at hand to cater to your every request. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Bickleigh Castle. Wander around the enchanting Castle grounds, listen to the gentle flow of the river Exe and take in the stunning surroundings.
Make it extra Special – Celebrate your Weekend Wedding
Enhance the excitement of your wedding day by celebrating with your closest family and friends over an entire weekend.
With arrival at Bickleigh Castle the eve before your wedding, celebrate a fabulous pre-wedding gathering with your closest family and friends, the perfect way to start the excitement of your big day!! With 18 bedrooms and suites available, up to 40 guests can be accommodated overnight, with special rates often available.
Wake up at Bickleigh Castle on the morning of your wedding to start the preparations and let the excitement begin!
Your Wedding Ceremony - 'Tie the Knot'
Wonderful wedding ceremonies take place in the magnificent Great Hall, seating up to 120 guests.
With stunning views, a beautiful Minstrels’ Gallery and a roaring log fire during the winter months, the Great Hall is the most romantic setting for your marriage ceremony.
Our crowning glory is an intimate 6th Century Chapel located in a walled garden in the grounds of Bickleigh Castle.
The Chapel is available to use for a Blessing, a humanist ceremony, an opportunity to sing some of your favourite songs, or simply capture beautiful photographs..
Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies
With the River Exe flowing through the estate, outdoor civil wedding ceremonies are much sought after, with amazing countryside views and the most picturesque, tranquil and peaceful setting. Perfect for your Spring or Summer outdoor wedding ceremony.
Surrounded by the beautiful countryside & situated next to the River Exe. Bickleigh Castle can ensure your outdoor wedding goes to plan. Just imagine saying your wedding vows with the sound of the river running by, robins singing in the trees and the trees quietly rustling in the wind. Although we may not be able to guarantee the weather, outdoor weddings are truly spectacular. We do have different options in place in case of a “British downpour” We will evaluate the weather the Friday before the wedding and set up The Great Hall as a backup plan if we think there may be a chance of rain.
After the ceremony, you can move to the versatile Wedding Breakfast Room, where you can dine in style with all your friends and family. View our menus for more information about our 5-star dining experience. For extremely large weddings it is necessary to hire a marquee.
Some of Our Testimonials
- We wanted a dream wedding and thanks to the staff at Bickleigh we got it! Thanks to Sarah & John and everyone at the castle who make such a marvellous location even better.
– Anne & Peter
- The wedding ceremony in the castles guard room, and blessing in the chapel were simply stunning. The chapel is quite magical, crossing the moat back for a champagne reception on the lawn could not have been more perfect.
- We are still on cloud nine following the most wonderful, magical and fantastic weekend for our wedding with you at Bickleigh. The whole event went perfectly.
– Duncan & Hannah