Venues Two Bridges Hotel
Two Bridges Hotel
  • All-inclusive rural Devon wedding venue
  • Historic hotel situated on Dartmoor
  • Stunning riverside valley setting
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for up to 150 guests
  • Pagoda for romantic outdoor ceremonies
  • Delicious locally-sourced seasonal cuisine
  • 32 stylish uniquely-decorated bedrooms
  • Exclusive use available by arrangement

Beautifully located on the banks of the West Dart River in the delightful Dartmoor National Park, the Two Bridges Hotel is a historic hostelry, perfect for wedding celebrations of all sizes. Previously known as The Saracen's Head, the hotel is steeped in history spanning back several centuries, and any wedding at Two Bridges inevitably has an air of grandeur and uniqueness.

The hotel boasts both outdoor and indoor ceremony areas, as well as an impressive reception suite that takes full advantage of the gorgeous country location, gazing out across the moors. The dedicated wedding staff at Two Bridges Hotel know how to create a truly romantic event, and will be adaptable and flexible to the individual personal needs of different brides and grooms.

History

Up to the 18th century the site was known for its potato market, where farmers from Chagford and Moretonhampstead brought goods to be sold. It thrived, so the area prospered as a result.

A map was produced in 1765 which explains the current name of the site; the road crossed both the West Dart and the Cowsic rivers, requiring two separate bridges. However, when the hotel opened in 1762 it was called Saracen's Head, and the current name was substituted by the Allanson family in the early 1900s.

In 1907 a Devonia handbook advertised Two Bridges Hotel as a favourite resort for fishermen and ideal for those who wished for a restorative holiday in Devon. It turned out to be a popular meeting point for tourists and walkers, which it remains today.

Facilities

Fountain Room

This function suite has four pairs of French doors, which allow a generous level of sunlight into the room. They open out to a private garden which gives way to amazing views of Dartmoor. The suite also features baby grand piano, dancefloor and bar.

Evening Reception Capacity - 150 Guests

Tors Restaurant

This space is ideal to host a civil ceremony, and features oak panelling with an impressive ornate fireplace and period décor.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 150 Guests

Riverside Pagoda

Stunning outdoor ceremonies are often hosted at Two Bridges' Riverside Pagoda, perfect for romantically-inclined couples who dream of tying the knot al fresco. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony can be moved indoors into the Tors Restaurant.

Want to welcome guests to your very own inn for your wedding celebration? Two Bridges Hotel offers an exclusive-use option, where you and your guests have sole use of the entire property from 11am on the wedding day for a full 24 hours; there are 32 luxury bedrooms of various styles for the wedding party to use.

Two Bridges Hotel has a range of wedding packages which can be tailored to meet individual needs. They also offer a variety of services with their compliments to couples who book weddings.

Catering And Accommodation

The chefs prepare local, seasonal produce, sourcing it as close to Dartmoor as possible. They make the most out of their fertile countryside location, and serve mouth-watering typical English cuisine, the finest of which appears in their wedding breakfasts.

Accommodation

Two Bridges Hotel presents 32 stunning bedrooms and suites, many of which gaze over the West Dart River onto Dartmoor. They are each individually styled and decorated, and are split up into three categories; Premier, Historic and Country rooms.

Premier rooms are simply lavish, featuring whirlpool baths and four-poster beds. Historic rooms are ideal for couples requiring something a little bit unusual, showcasing antique furniture and each named after different historic local figures. Country rooms contain modern facilities with traditional features and individual themes. There are disabled-access suites on the ground floor.

To contact this venue, simply click on their details below.

Address
Two Bridges Hotel
Two Bridges
Dartmoor
Devon
PL20 6SW

Reviews

  • Mr and Mrs S

    We had our wedding here a year ago. It was a very wet and drissly day but Two Bridges made us feel like it was the most beautiful day in the world. The staff were absolutely fantastic. Everyone was so helpful, with anything and everything. Hannah, our wedding co-ordinator made us feel so relaxed and comfortable. She knew exactly what we wanted and due to maternity leave, our wedding was her last day. The lovely girl who shared responsibility on our day made us feel just as relaxed. We did not worry about anything at all!
    Finally, there was Alan! Wow! He was amazing! I was so nervous and he came and introduced himself before the ceremony and I knew that all I needed to worry about was walking down the aisle without tripping. He was friendly and sociable. All the guests said how fantastic he was. He helped make our day the best day in the world! Overall Two Bridges was the most fantastic venue we have ever been to for a wedding (may be a bit biased) but there was nothing that was too much trouble. Food, drink and the overall hospitality was amazing! We do not have a bad word to say about them. Thank you so much for making our day so amazing.

  • Lauren

    We had our wedding here just under two weeks ago! We had the best day of our lives. We opted for an outside ceremony which was just beautiful, our food choices were spot on and everyone commented how great they were, we had a hog roast in the evening which was lush. Also we had a cake made of cheese for our wedding cake which was provided from an outside service but Two Bridges accommodated this, allowed us to buy our own crackers and chutneys, grapes and strawberries, they stored it in the fridge, made it up for us and wrapped it all up so could take the leftovers. The toastmaster and Two Bridges staff were fantastic and looked after us very well. Anna, wedding coordinator, was super, Very organised, attentive and gave us lots of suggestion in preparation for our special day. Nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend this venue as a wedding venue. Thank you!

  • Janine

    We got married on Saturday at Two Bridges hotel . We had many guests travel down from up country who also stayed at the hotel. From start to finish the staff at Two Bridges made the day completely perfect. Holly who organised the wedding was so helpful and friendly enabled us to make the day how we wanted it and really made us feel like nothing was too much trouble .
    Alan, the toast master, was truly fantastic and made us and all our guests feel at ease and his organisation of the day took all the pressure from us. Mike, the head chef , made the food beautifully presented and absolutely delicious , of which everyone commented on. All the staff and management at the hotel enabled us to have the perfect day and I can not thank them all enough for all their hard work and the friendly atmosphere they created for us . Needless to say anyone thinking about Two Bridges as a venue for their special day need not look any further.

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