The Best house party in Devon


Be the envy of all your friends by throwing the ultimate house party at Bickleigh Castle in Exeter, Devon. Forget paper plates and plastic cups; forget chips and dips and unidentifiable cocktail mixtures; forget the horrendous clear up the next day. Bickleigh Castle can help you to host the most exquisite castle house party in the South West! We all love a good house gathering, but if you are looking to plan a party with extra pizzazz, then look no further! What better way to dazzle your guests than by hosting your next party in an 11th-century castle? While hotels may offer you the chance to hire venue space, a legendary party at Bickleigh Castle enables you to utilize the whole space, ensuring your friends and family have complete privacy and exclusivity.

Host your party at Bickleigh Castle

Bickleigh Castle is a grade-one building nestled in the heart of Devon – 15 minutes from the M5 and easy to reach from Tiverton Parkway train station, as well as Bristol and Exeter airports and other areas of the South West. The Castle sits proudly in the Exe Valley, surrounded by countryside and the River Exe, making it the perfect backdrop for your ultimate house party.
The estate contains some amazing features – the historic Saxon chapel dating back to the 6th century; a motte and bailey; an enclosed courtyard; an elegant Hall; and spectacular scenery to feast your eyes upon. Bickleigh Castle also hosts many weddings, services, and events, all tailored to your specific requirements.

Activities for everyone…

Whether you are looking for children’s entertainment for the young party-goers, or activities with a more mature theme, we can accommodate your every requirement. You and your guests can enjoy a range of activities during your visit to Bickleigh Castle, including:

  • Zorbing
  • Treasure hunts
  • Cycling
  • Tennis (hard court)
  • Shooting
  • Horse-riding
  • Falconry
  • Balloon rides (weather dependant)
  • Country walks
  • Tobogganing (weather dependent)

If the above activities don’t take your fancy, why not enquire about our other indoor and outdoor games, such as cards and chess. In the evenings, we can set up one of the rooms with a cinema so that you and your guests can watch a movie!

Tuck in…

Our staff can prepare and serve all of your meals, giving you the chance to relax and speak to your guests without worry about the cooking and baking. We provide a range of dining experiences to suit your needs – from full gourmet catering in the banqueting hall, to hog roasts and BBQs in the gardens, to children’s party food. We also have a bar and conservatory area where your guests can boogie while sipping their champagne cocktails!

A place to rest your head

Hosting the ultimate house party can be tiresome, and at Bickleigh Castle we are fully aware that you may want to retire to your bedroom as quickly and painlessly as possible. So, to complete your party experience, why not stay the night in one of our 18 bedrooms – sleeping up to 40 people. To find out more about our rooms and tariffs click here.
If you are considering throwing a party at Bickleigh Castle for your friends and family, why not come and visit the site for a full tour? If you are a group up to 40 people, contact us today to find out how we can make your party the most memorable and exciting weekend!
* House Parties in 2016 will be the last to be held at the current rate of £285 per person. Accommodation is mainly in our Grade 2 listed thatched cottages, with one grander room in the Castle itself. We have a very cosy guests’ sitting room where you can relax at any time, and link up to the internet. There is extensive free parking; the railway stations (Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids) are less than half an hour away, as is Exeter Airport. We have a disabled parking facility and several rooms are accessible to people in wheelchairs. We regret, no pets please. Some activities necessarily incur an additional cost.