Thursday, 12 August 2010

Things are all coming together

and for once I'm not talking about the house. Yesterday we popped out for a couple of hours and managed to arrange both a venue for our wedding ceremony and another for the reception. This morning we booked the registrar so family please keep Saturday 16th July 2011 free (and probably the days before and after because it's a long way down to Devon!)

We shall be getting married at Woodbury Park, a hotel and golf club in east Devon. Woodbury Park is owned by former formula one driver Nigel Mansell and is also home to the world of racing (please note you have to book in advance to go to the world of racing). We'll be getting married in the Oaks room in the clubhouse - an upstairs room with a beautiful view of the Devon countryside.
The clubhouse (photo courtesy of

After the photographs we'll head over to Otterton Mill - a working water mill on the river Otter. We'll have the place to ourselves including the mill building itself, the terrace and a little garden by the leat. It's only a 30 second walk to the riverside footpath for those wanting to go for a wander down the river at any time during the evening.

We'll obviously send out invitations with more information nearer the time, but please get in touch if you want to book any rooms at the hotel (they also do lodges for 4-8 people) because you can get a discounted rate as part of the wedding party.


  1. Very timeous posting. I was just contemplating asking if you had a date in mind because I have been contemplating next year already because I may be having visitors from NZ again.

    16 July will be unforgettable for CJ and I - it's Mum's Birthday. Just as I can always remember my wedding anniversary because it was the 9 May.

  2. Date reserved! And fingers already crossed for fine weather.

  3. Thank you! We chose the July date because it had a lower probability of rainfall than the August one. Fingers crossed it's as good a summer as it was this year.

  4. Cool! It looks like a lovely place for a wedding and a day before Baby Leo's 1st birthday. Looking forward to go to the wedding!:D