Today I want to introduce you to one of my favourite wedding venues down here in Devon. In actual fact it was on the shortlist of wedding venues for our wedding for next year … and the only reason we discounted it was due to final numbers.
I first discovered Glazebrook House http://www.glazebrookhouse.com/ after seeing its stunning interior in a photo shoot styled by the Blue Fizz Events team which was featured in Devon’s Wed Magazine last year http://www.wedmagazine.co.uk/fairytale-wedding-through-the-looking-glass.html. The one of my clients who was having a fantasty literature inspired wedding told me she was getting married there as well and I just had to check it out!
The amazing interiors have a dark decedant feel and are heavily inspired by Alice In Wonderland – with all of the bedrooms being named after characters in the book and having an Alice theme to them. It’s the perfect fantasy wedding venue! I especially loved the Mad Hatter bridal suite!
Throughout the rest of the hotel fun quirky interiors have dark walls which showcase features of china, bowler hats and old road signs. An amazing peacock stands in the bar area and a bird skeleton in the very impressive hallway! The moment you walk into the place you know you are somewhere really different, fun and quirky. I honestly almost booked it for our wedding based on the interiors alone – guests be damned!
One of our favourite areas of the downstairs had to be the whisky tasting room – with a bust of Winston Churchill and a cabinet full of the best whiskies I’ve ever laid my eyes on, as a whisky fan I could of spent all day in there! The marble counter in the middle would have made a really fun space for a dessert table on the evening of a wedding. The bar was pretty spectacular as well and we were given the option of creating our own signature cocktails for the day.
I have to say, despite not picking Glazebrook for our wedding venue ( we’ve ended up with something equally gorgeous but very different in style ), I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to people looking for something fun and quirky for their wedding … and to be honest if nothing else it has shown me exactly how I want to decorate my house when we move!
Photo credits :
Location Glazebrook House www.glazebrookhouse.com
Styling and direction Blue Fizz Events www.bluefizzevents.co.uk
Bridalwear Pirouette www.pirouettethecollection.com
Hair and hair accessories Steven and Laurent www.stevenandlaurent.co.uk
Make-up Claire Bowring www.clairebowring.co.uk
Cakes Edible Essence Cake Art www.edibleessencecakeart.com
Flowers Phillip Taylor Corps www.taylorcorps.com
Photography Nova Wedding Photography www.novaweddingphotography.co.uk
Groomswear Evolution Clothing www.evolution-clothing.co.uk