Brickhouse Vineyard launched in late Spring as a dream wedding venue for those looking to escape the stress and expense of a ‘traditional wedding’. Couples who don’t fancy the 600 miles trip to Gretna Green, can now plan their own ‘elopement’ wedding in this beautiful Devonshire spot. Not only is this new wedding venue a little easier to get to, but it has the added bonus of being right in the middle of a vineyard!
Nestled in the foothills of Haldon Hill, Brickhouse Vineyard is home to Matt, Jo and their two young daughters. Jo says “Our dream was to create a place which celebrated the simplicity and joy of the wedding ceremony in a stunning location. The old Round House attached to the Grade ll C18 threshing barn was in a state of total disrepair but we could see that it had amazing potential. We’ve completely renovated our beautiful stone built, beamed and thatch ‘Horse Gin’ using local materials. With the additional of a new landscaped terrace overlooking the vineyard, it is now the perfect venue for elopement, intimate and small weddings for up to 50 people”.
The market for ‘just the two’ and intimate weddings is on the increase, in fact we’ve mentioned it in our Venues Trend Report the last couple of years. Couples are wanting to focus on the significance of the ceremony in a romantic setting, rather than spending months planning the Big Day while getting into debt. Sound familiar to you?
As the cost of the average British weddings rises, the simpler approach is an attractive option. Brickhouse Vineyard can take away all the stress by providing everything a couple would need to turn up and enjoy their wedding. “We can arrange everything from witnesses to wine!” Jo continues “We work with our couples to organise a bespoke package tailored to their individual wishes including flowers, photography and catering – all the couple have to do is book the Registrar”.
Surrounded by budding vines, the Round House looks out over gently rolling fields towards the coast at Teignmouth; “We’ve had amazing support from the local community and wedding suppliers. It’s really important to us that we use as many local businesses as we can and we’re fortunate to be surrounded by very talented people in Devon”.
Tucked away in the idyllic south Devon hills, set in 20 acres of fields and woodland, Devon weddings just don’t get more beautiful than this.
Owned by Jo and Matt Szczepura, the couple bought it in 2015 when they moved to Devon from London. The ambitious project to restore a dilapidated historic C18 ‘horse gin’ came to fruition on May 15th 2018 when it launched as an intimate wedding venue for couples seeking an alternative to big weddings. The renovation project has taken 18 months to complete.
The vineyard produces over 1,000 bottles of Rose and Sauvignon Blanc per year. The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc won Bronze in the latest South West Vineyard Association Awards. New vines have been planted with the intention of increasing production and add sparkling wine to the collection although sales will still be limited to events and wine tasting at the vineyard. So that’s your party sorted!
Matt & Jo welcome all, whether you’re a party of up to 50, or it’s just the two of you, same-sex marriages, blessings, vow renewals and more. Your dogs and children are also invited to join you on your special day!
Photography Mimosa Photography
Venue Brickhouse Vineyard
Hair Brigitte Fisher
Makeup Layla Purwanan
Dresses Rock The Frock Bridal, Plymouth
Cake Boho Cakes
Macarons Flour + Zest
Canapés Rodean Restaurant
Stationery Faithful Designs Devon
Hair Pieces Kye Tew Jewellery
Wedding Car Land Rover Experience West Country
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