Venues Bridwell Park
Bridwell Park
  • All-inclusive wedding venue in rural Devon
  • 18th-century mansion near Cullompton
  • 100 acres of sweeping parkland
  • Beautiful lake and idyllic deer fields
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Receptions for 200 guests in Orangery
  • Gothic-style Chapel for ceremonies
  • BYO caterers, no corkage charge
  • Bridal Suite, 9 further rooms, glamping

A Grade I-listed Georgian country house which is presently the family home of Lord Ivar Mountbatten, Bridwell Park is located near Cullompton and nestled in 100 acres of verdant parkland. The gorgeous house showcasing classic mid-Georgian stylistic features is well preserved, with grand décor; it enjoys an idyllic setting, overlooking the stunning Devon moors and deer parks.

Choose to marry in the Gothic-style Chapel and then host your reception in the stunning Orangery, which opens out onto the 18th-century landscaped gardens with delightful views of some of Devon's most spectacular countryside. Hire of the venue is extremely relaxed, with no corkage or curfews. You're invited to imagine a fairytale wedding with no restrictions at Bridwell Park.

History

This mid-Georgian house is now the family home of Lord Ivar Mountbatten, who is directly related to Queen Victoria and to many of Europe's heads of states and the last Tsar of Russia. Ivar's father was best man to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, when he married the future Queen Elizabeth in autumn 1947.

The estate was owned by the Clarke family from 1628 to the early 1800s and the house was built between 1774 and 1779.

An earlier Chapel on the estate was demolished in 1774, and was then replaced in 1809 by the current Gothic-style building.

The house itself was severely damaged by a fire in the 1980s, but was lovingly restored by a team from English Heritage, who have managed to retain the original layout and principal rooms.

Facilities

The Chapel

The Gothic-style Chapel is separate from the rest of the estate in a gloriously tranquil setting. With high ceilings, large windows and a stone fireplace, the building is adaptable for all seasons.

Never consecrated, the Chapel can still host civil ceremonies.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 80 to 100 Guests
Drinks Reception Capacity - 100 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 60 Guests

The Orangery

Four sets of Georgian-style French doors open out from The Orangery to the picturesque south-facing surrounding garden, also admitting a generous amount of light into the large room.

It has a built-in speaker system, a bar area, kitchen and toilets.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 150 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 200 Guests

Catering

Bridwell Park has excellent connections with external caterers who know the venue well and present the finest organic meat, fish and vegetarian options together with some award-winning charcuteries. However, if you wish, you may bring in your own preferred caterers. There's no corkage charge at Bridwell Park.

Accommodation

The Lady Ivar Suite is the perfect destination for the bride and groom to enjoy their first night together as newlyweds. It offers stunning views of the lake, and its four-poster bed and grand dressing room present a perfectly romantic setting. It is also a lovely place for the bride to prepare for the big day, descending the grand staircase to meet her guests and soon-to-be groom!

There are nine further bedrooms for guests, which contain all the amenities needed for a delightful night's stay and luxury en suite bathrooms. All bedrooms gaze over the deer park and the undulating South Devonshire hills. For larger parties, 'glamping' tents can be erected in the grounds for further accommodation.

If you are interested in this venue and would like further information, simply get in contact using the details below.

Address
Bridwell Park
Bridwell
Uffculme
Devon
EX15 3BU

Reviews

  • Hannah & Michael

    Our Bridwell wedding was incredible. We were blessed with a sunny day in February. The house was so comfortable, warm and romantic we could have happily spent all our time sat around the open fires. We really felt at home and very welcome. The grounds are very private and natural with deer roaming in the distance freely. Looking through every window was a delight, ever changing unspoilt countryside. Bridwell staff looked after us wonderfully from start to finish. Thank you, everyone, our wedding was perfect.

  • Ollie and Sasha

    A quick note to say a huge THANK YOU!! to you all for being so perfect and hosting our dream wedding. The perfect and spectacular accommodation and venue was second only to the wonderful service your team provided throughout the booking, planning and execution of our fab weekend.

  • Adam and Jane

    We feel so privileged to use such a beautiful house and its grounds for our wedding. We are so grateful to you and Lord Ivar for making us feel so welcome and at home. Bridwell will always be a special place for us and we look forward to future visits.

  • Lynsey and Alan

    A small note to say the biggest of thank yous for making this couple’s dreams come true. You made us feel so special and important from the moment we booked our first viewing appointment to the day after our wedding. There are no words to express how grateful we are for the help, kindness and support you all gave us in the quest to become a married couple. Thank you so so much.

  • Robert and Kelly

    Our wedding was everything and more than we could have wished for and it is for that reason Robert and I want to say a huge big thank you for making us feel so welcome. Thank you for all your guidance and support in the months leading up to our wedding. Bridwell is truly a special place and we were blown away with it from the start. Our guests were in love with the place too.

Contact Bridwell Park

We will send your details directly to this business so they can respond to your questions with details of their services.

×

Rate Bridwell Park

Let others know what you think of Bridwell Park by giving a star rating and a small review.

×