You won’t find many vineyards here in Devon, but Brickhouse Vineyard, tucked away in the village of Mamhead at the foot of the Haldon Hills on the outskirts of Exeter is a one-of-a-kind hidden gem. It’s a little off the beaten track with a wonderfully secluded feel to it.
The venue comprises a beautiful and lovingly restored 18th Century barn and thatched roundhouse set against the backdrop of the rolling hills of the Devonshire countryside and the grape vines. It has the most unique feel to it. traditionally Devonian, yet at the same time, with the sun shining you feel you could almost be in the luxury of the Napa Valley vineyards. It’s an absolutely idyllic spot for a luxurious wedding with that get-away-from-it feel.
Brickhouse Vineyard is a family-run wedding venue. Ideally suited to elopement weddings with just the bride and groom and their witnesses, and micro weddings with up to 40 guests. The beautiful, thatched roundhouse with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views over the vineyard is just perfect for more intimate weddings. Whilst the newly renovated luxury barn, with an open-vaulted roof and exposed beams is just the ticket for a smaller wedding. Accommodating up to 60 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast followed by 100 guests for the evening’s festivities.
Today’s wedding elopement at Brickhouse Vineyard took inspiration from the red grapes of the vineyard and featured a colour palette of soft whites, pale pinks, olive greens, and a splash of burgundy.
The Bride wore a stunning slinky, crepe, boatneck wedding dress, with diamante detailing down the back and on the sleeves from Pirouette. It featured a fitted train that could be pinned up for dancing in the evening. For a splash of colour the bride wore green wedding shoes by Harriet Wilde. The dashing groom wore a traditional black tie suit.
Opulent Ceremony Florals at Brickhouse Vineyard
The beautifully landscaped terrace at Brickhouse Vineyard offers the perfect setting for a couple to enjoy drinks and canapes whilst relaxing with their guests during the wedding reception. Or if you’d like an outdoor wedding ceremony the sun-filled terrace offers the perfect romantic setting overlooking the vineyard to get married.
For this elopement wedding, instead of the popular symmetrical vertical floral arch ceremony, Flourish and Grace created a spectacular opulent horseshoe effect floral display that included; David Austen Roses, Ranunculus, Dahlias, Scabiosa, Lisianthus and Eucalyptus.
More Than Just A Vineyard
Brickhouse Vineyard is not just a wedding venue. They’re also a working vineyard and have carved an exceptional reputation on the English wine map as one of the UK’s most notable artisan vineyards. A Proud member of the Southwest Vineyard Association they were awarded bronze for their first harvest of Sauvignon Blanc in 2016. So you can rest assured whilst you’re enjoying your wedding breakfast that the wine being served will be top-notch from homegrown grapes.
The thatched roundhouse was the setting for the elopement wedding breakfast. An intimate but luxurious and elegant table setting was created using rattan chargers, crisp white crockery and crystal glassware A white silk runner, gold cutlery, gold candle holders with green candles, and an urn brimming with beautiful florals completed the look. In keeping with the vineyard setting a trough filled with wine bottles with labels featuring table numbers and guest names made a unique escort display..
No wedding whether large or small would be complete without a fabulous wedding cake. And this elopement wedding was no exception. Claire Arscott Cake Designs created the exquisite cake. Consisting of a 3-tier white iced cake. with sugar-crafted flowers and leaves.
Romance In The Vineyard
Set amid 20 acres of fields, woodlands, ponds, and organic gardens, Brickhouse Vineyard offers a stunning rural setting with an array of exquisite backdrops for your wedding photos. The young wine vines of the Vineyard offer a unique and different aesthetic to the surrounding Devonshire countryside.
As a local Devon wedding photographer, it’s always a treat to photograph a Brickhouse Vineyard wedding. I love to meander amongst the grape vines with the happy couple, it makes for the most romantic setting to capture beautiful and intimate couple portraits. My light and airy aesthetic, with pastel tones and a painterly style, perfectly complements the soft lush greens of the vineyard and the surrounding countryside.
And when the sun shines across the vineyard it’s not hard to imagine that you could be in the wineries of Napa Valley.