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.Download our Wedding Brochure
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
It was even better than we imagined and our family and friends had a magnificent time. The venue and setting is really to die for, so picturesque and perfect for a wedding. We do recommend to your future customers in taking the package including the wedding coordinator. Especially if you don’t live in Devon.
Everything about that weekend was much more than we had anticipated, the service & organisation was excellent throughout. The food and presentation during the whole weekend far surpassed our expectations, the ambience. The chapel on Sunday morning was the crowning glory with over 40 attending which surprised us all. It was truly wonderful and magical. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Bickleigh Castle!
They wanted a fairy tale venue & they got one… The accommodation was clean and well presented, the beds were very comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble. The ceremony was exactly what they wanted. The food at the wedding breakfast was lovely.
Thank you for an amazing day. Wonderful venue, gorgeous wedding. Everything was perfect, even the weather!
The team at Bickleigh Castle made every effort to to meet our (quite particular) needs, and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about our weekend. Our party (of stags!) had a great time, and we thoroughly enjoyed living like lords for the weekend. Thank you to Sarah and everyone behind the scenes; we couldn’t have been happier with the environment, freedom, and help provided by the friendly folk at Bickleigh Castle.
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!
My son and his bride chose Bickleigh Castle for their wedding, what an amazing place to celebrate. It was absolutely wonderful. Everything was perfect – from the lovely cottages, breakfasts, cream tea in the afternoon when we arrived, the Barbie in the evening to the most wonderful wedding ever! So seamless and perfect without one realising how much hard work goes on being the scenes. A massive thank you to all at Bickleigh Castle – wedding breakfast amazing food, chef, fireworks incredible and the dancing and singing in the evening!
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.
To Sarah and the Team….We had the most amazing wedding. The flow around the Castle and Grounds was perfect. The Great Hall looked stunning. The Chapel was awe inspiring and the Humanist ceremony magical. Champagne and canapés on the lawn followed by live music from the Swing Kings in the courtyard got the party started. The wedding breakfast room looked fabulous and everything went smoothly. The welcome drink in the Great Hall for evening guests was a brilliant idea. The evening events were in the |Orangery with 10 piece band rocking. Casino entertainment upstairs & Dan Frazier magician meant there was something for everyone. The fireworks were the Grand Finale and all the guests were spellbound!!!!! It couldn’t have been more PERFECT and the wedding of the year. Romantic, historic and memorable. Simply just PERFECT.
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.