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 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 of their Barn.

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

Read more about the impressive Barn renovation and absorb some incredible accompanying imagery. Serious wedding inspo goals!

Notes from the Venue

Our Venue

Nestled in the picturesque South Devon hills, yet only 20 minutes 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 individually.

The petite Round House and larger Barn are 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 perfect for country-loving couples who enjoy the views across the vineyard but 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 coordination, providing that everything will go as planned, leaving you to relax and enjoy every moment of your special day. You will also exclusively use the Round House and the Barn and various outdoor locations such as our landscaped terrace, vineyard and picturesque grounds. In addition, furniture, glassware for your drinks, reception and wedding meal, and a Bluetooth sound system are all included in the hire price.

When booking Brickhouse Vineyard, you and up to 60 guests can relax, enjoy the magical scenery and raise a toast with some of the finest wines the South of England offers. 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. When purchasing bottles from the vineyard, you are welcome to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at your final planning meeting!

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, while we were hoping to produce some fantastic wine, too!

Our driving motivation was to create a rural family business that would provide a better environment for our growing family and 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, fusing 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 do not doubt that you’ll enjoy the space we have created 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 overseeing every wedding at Brickhouse has been an incredible experience. We love what we do and feel very privileged to work with so many amazing couples during this special time in their lives, helping them 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 coordination before and on the big day
  • A fully licensed and staffed bar is included in the venue hire price

At Brickhouse Vineyard, we treat every wedding day as a uniquely special occasion. That means we will give you our full attention to help you make your wedding day magical. We aim 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 can work with them to create the bespoke wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Planning Tip

Congratulations on this beautiful chapter in your life if you’re a newly engaged couple or just starting your wedding planning journey!

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