This English historical wedding venue is situated next to the River Exe that winds through this quaint village and close to the 18th-century working watermill at Bickleigh Mill. The estate combines its tranquil river setting with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and can be hired exclusively for a day or a weekend celebration. The pretty courtyard takes centre stage dotted with charming thatched cottages accommodating up to 40 guests in 17 individually decorated rooms. The bridal suite – a charming Tudor room with a four-poster bed – is located inside the castle itself.
Ceremonies take place in a variety of places including in the Saxon chapel for up to 100 guests with space for an extra 25 loved ones gathered in the gallery on the mezzanine level above, and outside on the lawn under the romantic gazebo with the sound of the river running by. The Great Hall is also licensed for ceremonies for up to 120 people and 70 guests can be seated here for the wedding breakfast, or there's the barn-inspired Wedding Breakfast Room with its tall vaulted beams, five-star menus and close proximity to the original Victorian stables which is now a bar serving the famous Bickleigh Castle-branded wine and gin which is a must-try!
We love... that couples can request whichever flag they wish to fly from the top of the castle for the duration of their day and the spectacular firework displays that can be arranged.
Contact: 01884 855 363 | https://bickleighcastle.com
Bickleigh Castle, Tiverton, Devon EX16 8RP