Discover the venue for your Devon wedding

As someone who is recently engaged, finding the venue for your Devon wedding is important. It's the backdrop for one of the most important days of your life. Fortunately, Devon is home to some of the most stunning wedding venues in the UK, ranging from rustic barns to elegant manor houses and picturesque gardens. However, with so many options available, selecting the right one can be a daunting task. To make your life easier, we have put together some tips to help you research and find your dream Devon wedding venue. 

Create a list 

The first step in searching for your ideal venue is to create a list of what you're looking for. Do you want a rustic or modern venue? Would you like to be surrounded by gardens or by water? How many guests will you invite? Answering these questions will help you create a wedding vision board and narrow your search. Once you have your list, start researching venues online. Instagram is an excellent place to start, as many venues showcase their spaces with stunning images. Using hashtags such as #Devonweddingvenues or #Devonbarnweddings can lead you to some hidden gems. 

Make time to visit venues 

Next, it's time to visit the venues. Make a list of three or four places that have caught your eye and schedule an appointment to tour them. Seeing the space in person and meeting with the venue coordinator will give you a better understanding of how you can transform the venue into the wedding you envision. During the tour, ask plenty of questions about catering, cost, decor, and any restrictions they have. These questions can help you compare venues and make an informed decision. 

"At Bickley Mill Inn, we believe that discovering the ideal wedding venue for your special day should be an unforgettable experience. With our stunning grounds and rustic charm, you'll find a truly magical setting to celebrate your love with family and friends. Our passionate team of staff are dedicated to providing an exceptional level of service to make sure your wedding day is everything you ever dreamed of."

 - Vanessa Woodleigh-Smith, co-owner, Bickley Mill Inn 

The catering matters 

Don't forget to ask about the venue's catering services. Some venues may require the use of their in-house caterer, while others may allow outside catering. If you have specific dietary requirements or want a menu tailored to your tastes, discuss your options with the caterer. Also, ask about the bar services and whether they offer wedding packages that include alcohol. This information can help you maximise your budget and provide a better experience for your guests. 

Check availability 

Another essential factor to consider when searching for your Devon wedding venue is the availability of accommodation. Do they have on-site accommodation for you and your guests, or are there nearby hotels or bed and breakfasts? Having accommodation nearby can make the day less stressful, and it's an added perk for your guests. If you're planning a destination wedding, finding accommodation for your guests is a crucial step to ensure everyone can attend. 

"With our rustic barn and picturesque outdoor garden, we can help you create the perfect atmosphere for your celebration. We provide a range of services including full event planning and coordination to ensure that each moment of your big day is unforgettable. Our experienced team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your vision is expertly brought to life. When you're looking for something more intimate and relaxed, we can help you create a day that's unique to you." 

- Vanessa Woodleigh-Smith, co-owner, Bickley Mill Inn 

Dedicate time to the process 

Searching for your Devon wedding venue can be a bit overwhelming, but by breaking it down into steps and doing your research, you'll find the ideal location to say, "I do". Create a wish list of what you want from your venue, research online and visit your top choices, ask about catering and accommodation, and you'll be well on your way to finding the venue of your dreams. Remember, this is one of the most important days of your life, so take your time and choose wisely. 

Interested to learn more?  

At Bickley Mill Inn, we specialise in hosting memorable weddings. Our experienced wedding planning team understands that every couple is unique and will work with you to create the perfect day tailored to your individual taste.Con Contact us today.


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