The complete guide to venue amenities for your Devon wedding

With Devon being a popular wedding destination, you have a plethora of choices when it comes to wedding venues. While aesthetics and location are important factors to consider, venue amenities are also a crucial part of narrowing down your options. In this blog post, we’ve put together a complete guide to venue amenities for your Devon wedding. 

Outdoor Amenities 

Devon is a beautiful location for a wedding, and outdoor amenities can make your special day even more unforgettable. Check if your venue has any outdoor amenities, such as a vineyard, garden, or patio area, that you can use for your wedding ceremony or reception. Also, confirm if they have any indoor backup plans in case of bad weather. Outdoor amenities can add to the ambiance of your wedding and create a stunning backdrop for your photographs. 

"Discover a seamless event experience with our handpicked, trusted team of suppliers. They'll take care of all your decor, flower, and entertainment needs, ensuring every detail is handled to perfection for your unforgettable occasion!"

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


An important amenity to consider is catering. Does the venue have an in-house caterer or are you allowed to bring your own? Do they offer a tasting session so you can sample the food? What are the options available for dietary restrictions, and are they willing to accommodate specific requests? Make sure to ask these questions and clarify any doubt you may have. 

Tables, Chairs, and Linens 

Some venues offer tables, chairs, and linens. This is a major convenience because it means you won’t have to worry about renting them separately. However, if the venue doesn’t offer these amenities, make sure to factor in this additional cost into your budget. It’s always better to have a clear understanding of all the costs involved before booking a venue. 

Lighting and Sound 

Lighting and sound are important elements that contribute to the overall ambiance of your wedding. Ask about the availability of lighting options and if there is a dedicated sound system for speeches, music, or DJ. If not, can you bring in outside vendors to provide these services? Make sure to clarify these details so you can plan accordingly.

"We understand that no two weddings are the same and offer customisable packages to suit your individual needs. From flower arrangements to decorations, cuisine, entertainment and more – our talented team of experts will be on hand to make sure your day is unforgettable." -- Vanessa Woodleigh-Smith, co-owner, Bickley Mill Inn 


If you’re planning a destination wedding or have guests traveling from out of town, then accommodation is an amenity to consider. Does the venue offer on-site accommodation for guests? If not, are there nearby hotels or B&Bs that can offer group rates? Consider ease of access and transportation options for your guests when deciding on a venue.

Choosing the perfect wedding venue can be a daunting task, but by keeping these amenities in mind, you can narrow down your options and find the perfect venue that suits your needs. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and clarify any doubts you may have. 

Interested to learn more?

Contact one of our experienced event planners at Bickley Mill Inn to discuss in more detail and start planning your dream wedding today! 


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