The birds are singing, the River Exe is whooshing and the trees are quietly rustling while you’re exchanging vows to become Husband and Wife. Here in Devon, we are pleased to offer you the ultimate outdoor weddings package at our perfectly romantic Devon venue. Marry under our new romantic Gazebo; the lawns can seat small and large wedding parties. Whether you are local and are used to the beauty of the Devon Countryside or are travelling from a major UK city like London or Cardiff we can accommodate you and your wedding party with 17 rooms for up to 40 guests within our grounds and plenty of accommodation nearby.Enquire Today
Your Romantic Outdoor Wedding Venue
You see him standing there at the end of the aisle and your heart starts to flutter, like the day you first met.
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 tree 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.
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Get married in our new for 2016 Gazebo on the lawn surrounded by the beautiful countryside and the flowing river Exe or get married in The Great Hall, followed by a blessing in the 6th Century Chapel.Contact us to book a viewing
The day ran SEAMLESSLY!! Sharon and Sarah showed us the true meaning of a fairy tale wedding, amazing food!! The relationship we made with Sarah was genuine , she interacted with the family and made a grand job which made me have the Best Day of my Life!
The castle is medieval, but the rooms and bathrooms are quite modern and comfortable. The owners and staff are warm, friendly, helpful and efficient, and went out of their way to ensure that the wedding reception, breakfasts, dinners, fireworks, etc. were all over the top. The owner and wedding coordinator exceeded expectations a number of times to ensure all went well – even to the sewing up of a broken zipper on a bridesmaid’s dress as she headed for the church! We will definitely spend more time at Bickleigh Castle.
Sincere thanks to everyone involved in this amazing wedding. The castle is stunning and the gardens beautiful. A fairytale come true. Thank you
Thank you so much for an absolutely incredible weekend, we couldn’t have asked for more. We were expecting a magical weekend, but it surpassed all our expectations.
The fireworks, in particular, were amazing. Scott was an excellent chef and everyone commentated on how delicious it all was.’
Lots of love
Harriet x x x and Will x x x
“Had a fantastic time everyone was so lovely and helpful, big thank you to everyone at Bickleigh Castle .”xx
From the start of coming to view the Castle, your kindness and hospitality has been amazing. Sharon did a fab job at helping us organise the most perfect day imaginable, and very prompt with replying to emails and speaking with us about anything we needed; this made the whole process run so much smoother, cut down on the stress, and I think that it really showed on the day just how well everything came together. On the day itself, a lot of guests commented that they thought they were at a Celebrity Wedding!! It was a lovely touch for Sarah to come and see me and give me the last roses out of her garden, and the love and kindness from Sharon and Polly was really touching; it was obvious how much they wanted us to be happy and give us the most perfect day. We cannot say Thank You enough for giving us a Wedding Day that we didn’t even know was possible. We knew our Wedding Day would be special, but we didn’t know it was this possible to be this happy, and now, we will hold on to these memories forever. We just wish we could relive the day again and again and again. We are so proud to have had our Wedding at your venue and would recommend it to anyone for future weddings. It was 1000 x better than we could have ever imagined.
Dear Sarah and team, We are still floating after the amazing wedding we had with you on the 14th October! We really wanted the opportunity to let you know how much we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and how much our guests were in awe of our celebrations at Bickleigh! From the onset we could have not asked for more support or help; The wedding breakfast room was set up so beautifully, the organza that we gave was hung in such a stylish yet understated way, and it looked amazing. It was a pleasure to have been able to have celebrated in such glorious surroundings overall, Bickleigh has such a charm which deserves all the praise it gets. We were so completely relaxed and it did feel a little like home from home – thanks to the care and attention we had from you all. We really do have to stress how fabulous your staff are – we cannot remember names very well, but in particular Richard and a young lady who I keep calling Marie – I hope this is correct – she was the lady who helped me up the stairs with my dress going in to the great hall, and she served our table and looked after Angus and I very beautifully during the wedding breakfast. They literally kept the wedding running on the very practical side, Richard served our guests and ourselves with such respect and helpfulness, he must have been completely exhausted! David Read was brilliant – he did call me Karen though at the blessing, which raised a giggle! Such a delightful man, I particularly found him delightful, helpful and funny and was very pleased he was part of our day. Scoff catering is a blessing, the food was delicious, served hot and presented beautifully! I have sent an email to him separately as I have his addy. The jazz band was completely amazing! It really made the afternoon enjoyable, and with the weather being nice enough they could head outside, it made it go so quickly whilst photographs were happening! I also need to thank you and Robbie for the ride in your amazing car! How fantastic that the number plate is my Daddy’s initials! Obviously meant to be! Thank you again Sarah, we would very much appreciate that you pass on our thanks to your team. They are all fantastic and you must be so very proud to have them work with you. With much love and best regards, Clare and Angus Beer
The Great Hall made it a most romantic Ceremony and the blessing afterwards in the little Chapel was very special. I could write so much about the beautiful flowers, excellent food and good wine. It was a truly magical day from beginning to end not only for the Bride and Groom but for their family and friends. So glad we all stayed in the Castle’s courtyard cottages.
“Mathew was here when he was 6 weeks old now he came back here and got married.”
I would just like to say a massive thank you to Sarah and the team at Bickleigh Castle for hosting our Winter client event this year. We started off with having drinks in the Great Hall which was spacious yet cosy with the huge fire going. We then went on to the banqueting room for our buffet style lunch which was extremely tasty with plenty to go around all of our 70 guests (some going up for seconds!). John did a fantastic speech about the history of the castle which was both informative and interesting. John then led on to tours of the castle which all the clients thoroughly enjoyed. All of the staff (naming Marie and Steve especially) were extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble and it really made my job a lot easier knowing I had such a great team to call upon at any time. Thank you, Sarah, we all thoroughly enjoyed the event and will be sure to be back.