Escape to the unspoilt English countryside with family and friends to celebrate your love in the most beautiful location at Bridwell Park in Devon.
Sitting in the midst of the Culm Valley, part of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty, Bridwell Park is a magnificent country house wedding venue that’s perfect for a relaxed, elegant, quintessentially English wedding.
From Bridgerton to Pride and Prejudice, Bridwell’s exquisite early Regency manor house is guaranteed to evoke every ounce of romance any English literary classic has ever stirred in the veins of you, your partner or your guests.
Bridwell Park Weddings, Devon
Its perfectly proportioned Georgian manor house is surrounded by nothing but rolling green hills, open green valleys, woodland and the waterways of the River Culm, which stretch for as far as the eye can see.
Serving up a collection of stunning indoor and outdoor wedding spaces plus endless accommodation for guests, this serene manor house wedding venue in Devon has all you need for a sublime celebration in the great British countryside.
A Historic Manor House Wedding Venue in Devon
Hugely popular for both UK and destination weddings, Bridwell Park is teeming with British history. Bridwell’s charming stone chapel was rebuilt in 1809 to house the fascinating array of artefacts the world-famous Captain Cook amassed on his travels.
First built by the Clarke family between 1774 and 1779, the Bridwell Park Estate is owned by Lord Ivar Mountbatten, the great nephew of Lord Louis Mountbatten, last viceroy of India, distant cousin to Queen Elizabeth II and favourite uncle of Prince Phillip. Lord Ivar is also a direct descendant of both Queen Victoria and Catherine the Great.
Weddings at Bridwell Park in Cullompton, Devon
Though positioned in rural Cullompton, Bridwell Park is conveniently located for the M5 and nearby Tiverton Railway Station.
Its serene setting puts you in the heart of Devon amongst wildflower-filled meadows, ancient woodlands, valleys and waterways. The sensational rural mid-Devon landscape remains untouched and is littered with beautiful wildlife, winding country lanes and pretty villages complete with traditional thatched and cob cottages.
Close by lies the town of Cullompton whilst Exeter, Taunton, top family attractions and Exmoor National Park are just 30 minutes away.
Alternatively, in less than hour, you and your loved ones could find yourself enjoying top Devon beaches, Dartmoor National Park and the popular Cornish towns which lie on the Devon-Cornwall border.
Elopements, Multi-Day and Intimate Weddings at Bridwell Park
The grade I-listed manor house and accompanying wedding locations are given to you as a blank canvas which you can use as you wish. The variety of spaces plus plenty of accommodation means Bridwell Park is perfect for both intimate and multi-day weddings as well as elopements.
The grade II-listed gothic-style chapel with dark volcanic rubble walls, mullioned windows and a medieval roof is a top choice for your wedding ceremony. The option to exchange your vows at the chapel means it’s possible to host your entire wedding in one location. However, there are local churches nearby if you want more choice.
The Conservatory Gardens are popular with couples who want an outdoor ceremony, providing a picturesque setting with sweeping views across the parkland and the Culm Valley beyond.
Bridwell Park’s many period rooms are available for your use. Each has been lovingly restored by English Heritage to display original features including beautiful oak floors, ornate plasterwork, mahogany doors, decorated ceilings and a grand staircase. Not to be missed are striking extras such as the plush cinema room and extensive wine cellars.
The light-filled Orangery with superb views across the grounds is a top option for the reception. On the other hand, a marquee or tipi in the grounds can take your guest list from 150 to unlimited. With accommodation in the Main House and Old Stable providing rest for up to 46 guests, everyone is free to fully enjoy the celebrations.
Unforgettable Weddings in Cullompton, Devon
With the option to stay on or arrive early, you and your loved ones will find yourself drawn into rural Cullompton.
Head into the Culm Valley and Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty beyond to hike and cycle the many trails, narrow winding paths and age-old stone bridges which populate the landscape. Here amongst the meadows, woodlands, commons, pastures and waterways, you’ll discover pretty hamlets, charming wildlife and history which dates back to the Iron Age.
Climb to Culm Beacon, an Elizabethan structure 820 high, for the best views around Or join The National Cycle 3 – The West Country Way to Penzance or Bristol.
For local history visit nearby Coldharbour Mill, one of the oldest woollen mills in the country, or St Andrew’s Church, thought to be one of the finest examples of the period parish church architecture in England.
Everyone will love the muddy, 28-obstacle assault course at The Bear Trail or the enormous vehicle-themed rides at Diggerland Devon. More sedate entertainment can be found at Bickleigh Castle, Killerton House, The Walronds Garden and more.
However long your stay, whether destination or UK wedding, you and your loved ones are guaranteed to have an incredible celebration you’ll never forget.
Bridwell Park – Devon’s Top Country House Wedding Venue
The picturesque pastoral scene which greets you as you drive towards Bridwell Park is intoxicating. Grazing sheep and roaming deer scattered across the vibrant green of the Culm Valley are hard to resist
Once you pass through the wrought iron gates and make your way up the drive to the carriage circle which guards Bridwell’s perfectly-proportioned white country house, you’re guaranteed to be smitten.
On either side lie Bridwell’s 100 acres of parkland – a dazzling array of landscaped gardens, a deer park, an ornamental lake, woodland and meadows. All are available for your exclusive use alongside a sensational range of indoor and outdoor wedding spaces.
Bridwell Park Wedding Photographer
Unsurprisingly, any opportunity to be a Bridwell Park wedding photographer is a dream. As a local Cornwall and Devon wedding photographer I’ve been lucky to photograph numerous weddings here and it’s an absolutely fantastic wedding venue.
The house itself is full of all sorts of wonderful architectural features which make great backdrops. Outside, the range of grounds means there’s even more choice for beautiful backdrops. It all makes for stunning and unique wedding photos which is what you want for your wedding photography.
The River Culm’s nearby and you also have the opportunity to have the Culm Valley, complete with red and fallow deer – a stag if you’re lucky, in the background of your wedding photos – that doesn’t happen every day! Lord Ivar is really accommodating so you’ll have the entire estate to use as you wish meaning we can be as creative as we want with your wedding photography.
Local to the area, I’m a highly experienced Bridwell Park Wedding photographer who has been lucky to photograph at Bridwell Estate many times. Whether you want to get married at Bridwell or another location, call me on: 07854 172143 or send a message and let’s talk about what you have in mind for your wedding.
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