The Rural Dream at Brickhouse Vineyard

Written by Emma Hla
Image by The Unbridled. | Film by Capture Weddings.
Here’s what happens when you marry rustic countryside charm with contemporary Scandi chic, in the middle of the Devonshire hills…

We’ve long been fans of Brickhouse Vineyard, championing this small family run venue ever since they joined the Directory in 2018. We knew that this rustic / modern space would be a sure-fire hit with our couples and that was even before they had finished the incredible renovation on their Barn.

It’s a pleasure to reintroduce Brickhouse to you today, to hear from the owners, Matthew and Joanna, and share some totally gorgeous real wedding images, alongside a showstopper of an editorial. The creative team turned this already awesome venue into an achingly cool wedding setting, showcasing the new venue space using a chic minimal colour palette and exquisite bridal fashion.

Keep reading to find out more about the impressive Barn renovation, and absorb some of the incredible accompanying imagery. Serious wedding inspo goals!

Notes from the Venue

Our Venue

Nestled in the picturesque South Devon hills, yet located only 20mins from Exeter you will find our unique venue, Brickhouse Vineyard. Surrounded by 20 acres of woodlands, fields and vineyards, Brickhouse is ideal for a memorable celebration of all sizes; we host elopements and micro weddings in our charming Round House and larger celebrations in our newly renovated Barn. Couples have exclusive use of the venue to use each space as they like and celebrate their wedding in their own individual way.

The petite Round House and larger Barn are both simple enough to be a brilliant blank canvas for couples but also carry a stylish, elegant vibe – offering the perfect backdrop for any wedding style or theme. The Barn is a fusion of traditional features and striking modern architectural design including an open vaulted roof with exposed oak beams, white-washed walls and contemporary finishes. It’s a space that’s perfect for country loving couples who will enjoy the views across the vineyard but who also have an appreciation for design.

The wedding packages at Brickhouse Vineyard include everything you’ll need to ensure a well-planned, smoothly run and super-enjoyable wedding experience. The venue hire price includes support with wedding planning and on the day co-ordination, ensuring that everything will go to plan leaving you to truly relax and enjoy every moment of your special day. You will also have exclusive use of the Round House and the Barn as well as various outdoor locations such as our landscaped terrace, vineyard and picturesque grounds. In addition, furniture and glassware for your drinks reception and wedding meal, as well as a Bluetooth sound system are also all included in the hire price.

When booking Brickhouse Vineyard, you and up to 60-day guests can relax, enjoy the magical scenery and raise a toast with some of the finest wines the South of England has to offer. It gets even better – you can extend the invitation for up to 100 evening guests to continue the celebrations into the night.

On a practical note, our fully licensed bar will be staffed to keep your guests refreshed and for a personalised touch, you could always choose to serve Brickhouse Vineyard wine with your wedding breakfast. You are welcome to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at your final planning meeting when purchasing bottles from the vineyard!

Our Rural Dream

Following our hearts, in 2015, we (Joanna and Matt) left London to pursue our dream: to create something new and unique in a picture-perfect rural setting. This exciting new venture was aimed at those looking for a venue in Devon to host special events and weddings, whilst at the same time we were hoping to produce some amazing wine too!

Our driving motivation was to create a rural family business that would not only provide a better environment for our growing family, but also provide a better work-life balance. Nearly six years on, the Round House renovation is complete, and together with the recently renovated Barn these spaces skilfully combine tradition and contemporary architectural design, managing to fuse classic rustic charm with modern stylish elegance. Stunning features such as the open-vaulted oak beam roof sit perfectly alongside the minimalist aesthetic providing couples with an impressive and versatile events space for weddings, and more.

It’s a pleasure to welcome guests to the vineyard from around the world and we have no doubt that you’ll enjoy the space we have created, maybe while sampling some of our delicious wines overlooking the slopes on which they are grown?

What do we love about weddings?

Everything! Our journey from setting up and building the business to personally overseeing every wedding that takes place at Brickhouse has been an incredible experience. We love what we do and feel very privileged to be able to work with so many amazing couples during this special time in their lives, helping them to make their wedding dreams a reality.

What We Offer

  • Exclusive use hire for you and your guests
  • Situated in the heart of the beautiful Devonshire countryside
  • Perfect for micro weddings and larger celebrations for up to 60-day guests and 100 in the evening
  • Alternatively, you could host an elopement ceremony with just the two of you!
  • Surrounded by stunning scenery ideal for your wedding photos
  • The vineyard produces some of the finest wines in the South of England
  • Fantastic range of local recommended suppliers
  • Support with wedding planning and co-ordination prior to, and on the big day
  • Fully licensed and staffed bar included in the venue hire price

At Brickhouse Vineyard, we treat every wedding day as a uniquely special occasion. That means that we will give you our full attention to help you make your wedding day magical. Our aim is to ensure that every wedding is as each of our couples had envisaged, if not better!

Planning a wedding – however big or small – can be a stressful experience, that’s why our experienced and dedicated events team will be on-hand to assist you however you need. With a fantastic range of recommended suppliers, you will be able to work with them to create the bespoke wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Planning Tip

If you’re a newly engaged couple or just starting your wedding planning journey, congratulations on this wonderful chapter in your life!

The majority of the wedding top tips couples are given centre around logistics and practicalities. From our experience, the most memorable weddings are those which are enthused with the couples’ personalities throughout all of the little details. Think of the venue as your blank canvas and the other more personalised components will come together to make the day feel totally magical.

However, our top tip is from the heart: does the venue feel right to you? Can you envisage your special day there? If this is the first step in your wedding planning journey, when looking at a venue and visiting in person, you’ll know if it’s the right one for you if you can truly imagine yourself getting married there.

The style of the architecture, décor and surroundings should feel like they work with your personality and it’s these elements that can have a big influence on the rest of your day. From the theme, styling and even the outfits – start with the venue and the rest will naturally fall into place.

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Elopement Weddings

This option is perfect for a romance filled wedding day, focused on just the two of you. Your wedding day will start with an intimate ceremony, followed by a photography session in the Vineyard and a Champagne afternoon tea to celebrate your marriage.

The price in 2022 starts from £1,300 in low season

 

Micro Weddings

Our micro weddings are a great option for couples who like the vibe of an elopement but would love to include more people in their wedding celebrations. It allows time for your wedding ceremony, canapes and drinks on the terrace, photography session, a celebratory meal followed by cutting the cake and your first dance before carriages.

The price for venue hire in 2022 starts from £3,200

 

Barn Weddings

Our Barn weddings provide the perfect option for those looking to extend their wedding celebrations over a full day into the evening