Romance is in the air at Exmoor Character Cottages
We all love a wedding and the chance to spend time with family and friends, and after the pandemic, many couples have rethought their nuptials, preferring a smaller, more cost-effective ceremony and celebrations. For those planning a boutique wedding in Exmoor, with a few treasured guests, then a stay at Exmoor Character Cottages is the icing on the cake.
Our four luxury holiday cottages provide your wedding party with sublime comfort based in the heart of glorious Exmoor in West Somerset. Sleeping up to 22 adults in Minehead, and six in Dunster, there’s plenty of space for everyone. And when it’s time to relax, three of the cottages offer hot tubs too! What’s more, they are all a short walk from the local parish church or approved wedding venues in Minehead and Dunster.
Say ‘I do’ in Exmoor
Boutique weddings are a less formal way of saying “I do” and are for couples who are planning a small intimate wedding that is a little out of the ordinary – but won’t leave you out of pocket. To help plan your special day at Exmoor Character Cottages, we can recommend a few excellent local suppliers, including a bridal shop, a florist specialising in artificial arrangements you can keep forever, a photographer, and a private chef. And here’s the link to the local Somerset Registry Office.
Mini Moons and Romantic Escapes
One trend that has taken hold is the idea of a mini-moon instead of the full commitment and cost of a traditional honeymoon. This is a much more relaxed wedding escape to share post-wedding dinners and a blissful morning after the night before. And if your heart desires, you can choose to share this special time at one of our lovely holiday cottages with treasured friends and family for a while longer.
Luxury and comfort at Vicarage Road Cottages, Minehead
Imagine if you will, a crisp autumn day in a cosy thatched chocolate box cottage with distant views of Exmoor and the sound of the bells calling the wedding party to gather at the church. And right next door is another thatched cottage and a modern barn conversion, all with the prettiest gardens and steaming hot tubs to relax in. This is Vicarage Road, Minehead, and the prime location for three luxurious self-catering cottages that sleep 22 in total. All are 5-Star, or 5-Star Gold rated by VisitEngland. Pilgrim Corner and The Old Sweet Shop sleep eight, and Stone Barn sleeps six.
History and charm at The Oval, West Street, Dunster
Or what about a 14th-century cottage on West Street in historic Dunster, that is a short stroll to the ancient church or a fairy tale castle on the hill? If historic houses are your thing, it doesn’t get any better than The Oval, Dunster on West Street. The beautiful medieval village on Exmoor National Park is an idyllic setting for an outdoor picnic and a personalised ceremony with a civil celebrant. If you want to avoid all the fuss and keep it short and sweet, do the nuptials in the county town of Taunton, hire our private chef service to serve a wedding breakfast in the secluded courtyard or simply retire to the French four-poster bed.
Our guests from May 2022 got married at St George’s Church in the village and held their reception in the Tithe Barn. Here’s what they said in the Guest Book: “The Oval proved to be fantastic for my daughter’s wedding preparation – and thanks to Lucy and her team, there was plenty of room outside for the two horses and carriage to pick the bride up from the door! We can also recommend the Tithe Barn for a wedding reception. Annie the recommended dog sitter was amazing, keeping Mikkie occupied all afternoon.”
Rated Four Star Gold to Five Star Gold by VisitEngland, Exmoor Character Cottages offers:
- Steaming hot tubs
- Romantic four-poster beds
- Private cottage gardens and idyllic courtyards
- Private chef for bespoke wedding and party menus
- Near to the local church or approved wedding venues
The best in Exmoor wedding accommodation
These gorgeous cottages are perfect for a romantic retreat for two or can be hired for six to eight guests. When you book a stay with Exmoor Character Cottages your booking is completely protected when booking directly with us. No agents, no hassle, no baggage allowance, just a sublime experience. Check our availability now and save the date!
Note: The photos in this blog were all taken by Lucy in Parham House Brides in Dunster. Thank you to owner Susan Hinckley for letting us use them.