A bride and groom hold hands on a grassy hill, looking down at a warmly lit venue with guests enjoying the evening. a gentle slope leads to the festivities surrounded by stone buildings.


Bickley Mill Country Inn & wedding venue wedding photographer

Bickley Mill wedding photography.

Are you looking for professional wedding photos for your wedding at Bickley Mill Country Inn in Devon?

Hi, I’m Helen, and I have written this guide to introduce myself as a Bickley Mill wedding photographer.

What is Bickley Mill like as a wedding venue?

Nestled in the heart of South Devon, Bickley Mill Inn is a beautifully, dog frendly, restored 13th century flour mill that offers an enchanting wedding setting in which to celebrate your big day. As a Devon wedding photographer, I have been delighted to capture numerous, unforgettable, heartfelt moments here. Its unique blend of vintage charm, with stone walls and wooden beams, creates a perfect backdrop for any couple seeking a stress-free,  intimate, and elegant wedding day.

Why choose Bickley Mill Inn for your wedding?

Planning a wedding can be stressful, but choosing this 13th century mill Bickley Mill Inn wedding venue, for your wedding is like stepping into a fairytale. The country inn exudes an atmosphere of romantic tranquillity, making it an ideal place to say “I do”. With its picturesque grounds and quality food and drink, informal atmosphere, and very warm welcome this venue is one of my favourite small wedding venues to photograph, offering a beautiful setting for your wedding and ensuring every detail is taken care of and a space to make your wedding unforgettable.

Is Bickley an affordable wedding venue?

The affordability of Bickley Mill Inn is one of its most attractive features, especially for couples looking for a venue that offers both elegance and value. As someone who has always believed in the beauty of simplicity and cost-effectiveness, finding this gem was like a dream come true. The staff at Bickley Mill Inn understands that weddings are significant but shouldn’t break the bank. They offer various packages that accommodate different budgets, ensuring that every couple can enjoy their special day without the stress of overspending.

What’s more, the value for money here is incredible. From the exquisite dining options to the cozy and well-appointed accommodations, every aspect of Bickley Mill Inn exudes quality and charm without the hefty price tag often associated with wedding venues.

Bickley Mill Inn is a hidden treasure for affordable wedding venues. It offers a perfect blend of beauty, elegance, and affordability, making it an ideal choice for couples who desire a memorable yet economical wedding day. This place proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality for cost, and that’s something truly special.

Getting Ready

The morning of the wedding at Bickley Mill Inn is always stress-free. The bridal suites are spacious and beautifully appointed, providing a serene space for first looks and candid moments. As a photographer, I’m always inspired by the natural lighting and the backdrop of whitewashed stone walls, which add an extra layer of elegance to every photograph.

Ceremony Options

When it comes to choosing a ceremony spot, Bickley Mill Inn offers several enchanting options. The Millers Room, with its exposed beams and rustic charm, is perfect for intimate ceremonies. For larger weddings, the Inn can accommodate up to 75 guests in its beautifully restored spaces, each offering a unique and memorable setting for your vows.

Wedding Reception

The reception at Bickley Mill Inn is always a breathtaking affair. The venue offers a decked area just outside the main barn which is a perfect space to relax and enjoy your cocktail hour with your friends and family. The quality of food and drink is always a highlight, with the Inn’s culinary team delivering exquisite dishes that cater to all tastes.

The Grounds

The grounds of Bickley Mill Inn are a photographer’s paradise. With lush countryside, a babbling stream, and beautifully manicured gardens, there are endless opportunities for capturing those candid moments. The outdoor settings are also ideal for guests to relax and relive the day’s events over a cuppa on the balcony.

Overnight Accommodation

For those looking to extend their stay, Bickley Mill Inn offers charming and comfortable overnight accommodation. Each bedroom is a blend of modern comfort and historic charm, offering a peaceful retreat after a day full of celebrations.

There are 13 bedrooms in total, each with its own unique design and recent refurbishments. The rooms offer the perfect blend of contemporary style and coziness. In each room, you’ll find an LCD TV, free WiFi, and tea and coffee facilities, along with individual toiletries and bottled water.  Some of the rooms come with their private terraces or balconies – a lovely bonus for a bit of fresh air! And the super king-sized beds in certain rooms are just dreamy. Unfortunately, there is no lift or disabled access to these bedrooms due to the historic nature of the building as it was previously a flour mill.

Bickley Mill Inn, Newton Abbot, Devon, Harry Potter Wedding, Kelly & Mike

Award-winning Bickley Mill Wedding Photography and What to Consider?

As an award-winning Devon wedding photographer, I cannot recommend Bickley Mill Inn enough for its photographic potential. The mix of stone walls, wooden beams, and lush grounds provides a perfect canvas for capturing your day. When planning your wedding photography here, consider the use of the grounds for both intimate portraits and group shots, as they offer a stunning backdrop.

When searching for the perfect photographer for your wedding at Bickley Mill Inn, there are several key points to consider. First, it’s essential to delve into the photographer’s portfolio. What you’re looking for is consistency in their style and the quality of their work.

Speaking from my own experience, my style is vibrant, bold, and driven by emotion. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for me, it’s all about capturing the feelings of your special day. I believe in photography that makes you feel like you’re reliving each moment of your wedding when you look at the photos. Regardless of the style you prefer, ensure you see a full gallery of the photographer’s work to confirm it aligns with your vision.

Having someone familiar with Bickley Mill Inn can be advantageous, as they’ll know how to capture the venue’s unique beauty. However, this isn’t a deal-breaker. Photographers like myself, if we haven’t shot at a particular venue before, typically arrive early to scout the best photo spots.

Another crucial aspect is the photographer’s personality and how well they mesh with you and your wedding party. Establishing a good rapport is key and can significantly impact the quality of your photos. My goal is to become more like a “friend with a camera” by your wedding day, ensuring you’re comfortable and natural in your photos.

Lastly, discuss pricing and packages upfront to avoid any surprises. By considering these factors, you’ll be well on your way to finding the perfect photographer who will beautifully encapsulate the essence of your special day at Bickley Mill Inn.

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The History of Bickley Mill Inn

Bickley Mill Inn’s history is as rich and captivating as its aesthetics. Originating as a 13th-century flour mill, this country inn has been beautifully restored, retaining its original charm while offering modern luxuries. This historic context adds a unique layer to every wedding, making your day not just a celebration but a part of the Inn’s long-standing heritage.

How to Find Bickley Mill Inn

Located in the picturesque South Devon, Bickley Mill Inn is easily accessible yet feels like a secluded haven. Just follow the M5 down to Devon then follow the signs for the A380 Plymouth / Torquay road.

Newton Abbot the Nearest Town to Bickley Mill Inn

This charming market town is situated just a 10 minute drive away from the inn, making it super convenient for anyone staying at the Inn. Newton Abbot is bursting with character, offering a mix of traditional shops, cozy cafes, and some really lovely parks – perfect for a stroll or a quick coffee break. Plus, it’s got all the practical amenities you might need, from supermarkets to pharmacies. Whether you’re grabbing some last-minute wedding essentials or just exploring, Newton Abbot adds a lovely touch of local life to your stay at Bickley Mill Inn.

The English Riviera – A Stone’s Throw Away

Just a quick 15-minute drive from the inn, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the English Riviera, Torquay & Paignton.  This vibrant coastal town is a kaleidoscope of experiences, perfect for a day trip. Offering so much more than just stunning sea views. They are towns where history meets modern leisure, making it an ideal spot for wedding guests looking for a little extra adventure or relaxation whilst visiting Devon.  From Kent’s Cavern, an underground wonder that takes you back in time. It’s a cool (literally!) place to explore, from Paignton Zoo with its mirage of animals to of course the beautiful beaches dotted along Torbay’s shoreline all of which offer your wedding guests, a perfect destination for a day of sunbathing or a romantic stroll. And if you’re up for a bit more exploration. the colorful market town of Totnes is also just a short drive away.

Alterative guest accommodation

While Bickleymill Mill Country Inn offers charming accommodation, Torquay provides additional options for guests. From luxurious hotels to cozy B&Bs, there’s a wide range of places to stay that cater to all preferences and budgets.

As a wedding photographer, I always think about the overall experience of a wedding – and that includes what guests can do in their downtime. Torquay offers a delightful escape for your wedding guests, with activities and sights that cater to all ages and interests.

The Call of Dartmoor

Now, if you’re like me and sometimes crave the tranquillity and raw beauty of nature, Dartmoor National Park is your go-to spot. It’s just north of the inn and offers a dramatic landscape of open moors and stunning tors.  It’s perfect for those who love walking, horse riding, cycling, or even something a bit more adventurous like fly fishing, climbing, or rafting. Dartmoor never disappoints

Frequently Asked Questions about Bickley Mill Inn

(Q) What is Bickley Mill Inn?

Bickley Mill Inn is a beautifully restored 13th-century mill in South Devon, now serving as an idyllic wedding venue.

(Q) What makes Bickley Mill Inn a unique wedding venue?

Its historical charm, combined with modern amenities and a beautiful countryside setting, makes Bickley Mill Inn a unique and memorable place for weddings.

(Q) Can I have my wedding ceremony and reception at Bickley Mill Inn?

Absolutely! Bickley Mill Inn offers versatile spaces for both ceremonies and receptions, accommodating intimate gatherings and larger celebrations.

(Q) What photography opportunities are available at Bickley Mill Inn?

The Inn offers a plethora of photography spots, from its historic interiors to the picturesque grounds, perfect for capturing both posed and candid moments.

(Q) Is Bickley Mill Inn an exclusive-use venue?

Kind of, Bickley Mill Inn offers an exclusive use space which houses it own bar, ensuring a private and intimate setting for your special day. But it is also a pub so expect other guests to use the main facilities such as the restaurant.

(Q) What is the best time of year to get married at Bickley Mill Inn?

Each season brings its unique charm to Bickley Mill Inn. Summer offers lush outdoor settings, while winter highlights the cozy and intimate interiors.

(Q) How much does it cost to book Bickley Mill Inn?

The cost varies depending on the package and time of year. I would highly recommend contacting the Inn for detailed pricing, but at the time of writing for a maximum of 75 guests the cost higher this venue was £6695.00

As a Devon wedding photographer, I have been privileged to capture many weddings at Bickley Mill Inn. Each one has been unique and memorable, making the Inn a favorite venue of mine. From its rich history to the beautiful setting for your wedding, Bickley Mill Inn is a place where dreams come true and memories are made forever.

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