Tucked away in Dartmoor, Bovey Castle is an outstandingly beautiful 5 star luxury hotel and wedding venue. From the it's long driveway up to the house, to the lavish interiors and the extensive pristine grounds. The service you receive from the staff is second to none and it's definitely high up there as one of my recommended venues within Devon. This venue can easily cater for the most intimate celebrations or large scale weddings.
Bovey castle dates back to the early 1900's and it showcases all sorts of gorgeous period and historic features throughout the house. The first time I saw The Adam Room I was well and truly taken aback (you'll see what I mean!) and is defintiley a photographers dream.
From whichever direction you look at it, Bovey Castle seriously is impressive. You can approach it from it's long winding driving way and be greeted warmly by the wonderful team. You can also look up at it whilst wandering the grounds, where you'll see an equally grand view.
The Grand Staircase
At the centre of the castle, the grand staircase winds it's way up to the rooms. The oak panelled wall, stone archways and oil paintings create an incredibly historic feel, with little cosy nooks and window seats tucked away. An interesting feature you'll notice is the antler chandelier!
The Cathedral Room
This beautiful room can be used for larger wedding ceremonies, seating up to 130 and guests. It's incredibly tall ceilings, the giant feature stone fireplace and those massive windows create a serious sense of space and character. I loved the beautiful natural light flooding in, and the simple muted tones in this room.
The Adam Room
Walking into the Adam Room, you feel like you are entering another era. It has a truly romantic quality with soft, delicate colours and intricate decor. The incredible attention to detail is breathtaking. If you picture yourself having a grand and elegant wedding, this room would definitly exceed your dreams and expectations! The velvet textured armchairs and warm open fireplaces, allow this room to have a luxurious but also comfortable feel to it.
The Library Room
The smallest of ceremony spaces is the charming Library Room, where you can have an intimate wedding with up to to 20 guests. It may be smaller but this room does not lack those wonderful quintessentially English features. It's bookcases are filled to the brim and the fireplace and ceiling are beautifully carved.
The Mulberry Room
With the option of three different dining rooms, the Mulberry Room is perfect to dine in if you are having a smaller wedding. You can sit around one large table under the crystal chandelier, making the whole experience feel more intimate.
The Bar & Spa
With an onsite spa, Bovey Castle can provide you with luxury treatment on the morning of your wedding. The bar also stocks a rare and extensive inventory of alcohol, which your wedding guests can enjoy whilst relaxing later in the day. Everywhere you look, there are interesting features such as artwork, sculptures and ornaments.
You are truly spoilt for choice within the ground of Bovey Castle. There are so many different locations that I enjoyed photographing, such as the ivy covered archway, the large lake and the floral walkway. It's all kept immaculately and also offers the option of an outdoor wedding in the Summerhouse. As you venture further out into the grounds, you discover the golf course and further accommodation consisting of 22 private lodges.
Breathtaking views of the valley and Dartmoor hills are provided from the terrace and most of the windows at Bovey Castle. As the sunset, beautiful golden light was cast around the scenery, which I found to be the perfect backdrop for Bride and Groom portraits.
I hope you enjoyed my guided tour of the wonderful wedding venue Bovey Castle. You can see more of a lovely real wedding I photograph at this venue over here
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