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Little Bidlake Farm is a stunning venue in Okehampton, Devon, where couples can host their weddings and other milestone events. This gorgeous property provides nearlyweds with the ultimate blank canvas where they can create the bespoke wedding celebration of their dreams. With a variety of flexible event spaces, numerous accommodation options both onsite and locally, and a license to hold civil ceremonies, Little Bidlake Farm has everything couples need to celebrate their day their way.

Facilities and Capacity

Whether couples are planning an intimate gathering or a grand affair, Little Bidlake Farm is the perfect place to tie the knot. The whole complex can be hired for exclusive use and can accommodate up to 300 guests. The spacious grounds, manicured gardens, and idyllic country views will delight couples and photographers alike. Nearlyweds can exchange vows in peace and privacy under the gorgeous green oak gazebo with the landscaped grounds, picturesque farmhouse, and stunning Devon countryside as their backdrop. After the ceremony, the newlyweds can celebrate their forever union with an evening of dinner, dancing, and revelry in a marquee on site.

Services Offered

Little Bidlake Farm is the perfect option for creative couples looking for something a little out of the ordinary from their wedding venue. The team is dedicated to creating unique and memorable milestone occasions for each client. Regardless of the style or size of the wedding, they aim to be flexible and accommodating in bringing the celebration to life. Outside vendors are welcome, and confetti is permitted on the premises. There is a choice of 6 rustic cottages on the grounds, free camping, and a host of other accommodation options available in the surrounding area.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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100% Recommended by couples
Nikki Sent on 13/10/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing weekend

Note to Jo, Phil and Keith. Thank you so much for all your help and hardwork before and after the wedding. We had the most amazing weekend at Bidlake. Love Nikki and Bruce
Kevin Sent on 07/06/2014
5 out of 5 rating

10 out of 10

message - This venue is perfect for a wedding. The people are more than helpful and so friendly. I cannot say how much I enjoyed the wedding venue when I stayed at a wedding there. They went beyond whatever had been asked of them and treated guests as if they had known them for years. 10 out of 10 and well done to you all. Kevin
Kirsty Sent on 07/06/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You, Thank you, Thank you.

Message - we cant thank you enough for all you did to ensure our wedding was amazing. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Kirsty & Shaun
Melissa Sent on 07/06/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Little Bidlake is absolutely gorgeous

Letter - Jo & Phil, Thank you and everyone at Bidlake for making our day so perfect. Little Bidlake is absolutely gorgeous, we couldn't have imagined a better setting for our wedding.
Everyone loved the venue and couldn't praise Keith enough for his cocktail making skills!
Thanks again for everything you did for us on and leading up to the big day. See you soon. Lots of love Mr & Mrs Gott.
Richard Sent on 20/05/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Miracle workers!

In life we make all kinds of decisions, some good and some bad. Apart from asking the most wonderful woman in the world to marry me the best decision I've made in a very long time was to agree to have Little Bidlake Farm to host our wedding. Our wedding was held on Saturday May 17th. The sun had come out, the grounds were looking magnificent and many of our guests had enjoyed a very pleasant and comfortable night's accommodation at the farm. Nothing could go wrong surely? Then, just 3 hours before the ceremony a text arrived from our chosen caterers (yes, a text!) telling us that they were unfortunately going to have to let us down! The only saving grace for me at this stage was that this news had not reached my bride-to-be. What happened next absolutely amazed me and all of our guests. Within minutes of hearing this news the wonderful owners of Little Bidlake (Jo & Phil Down) along with Phil's brother Keith, took it upon themselves to save the day. Keith dashed off to Waitrose & Jo phoned around to her family members to provide the necessary help to cook and serve meals for 100 guests. I suppose the greatest compliment that could be paid to the Little Bidlake team is that the later arrivals, who weren't aware of the drama that had unfolded just a few hours before, just wouldn't believe that their wedding meal had come about in such circumstances. I think I speak on behalf of every single one of our guests when I say that Jo, Phil, Keith and their band of helpers achieved something very remarkable indeed. We can never thank you enough for totally saving our day!
Jason Sent on 04/11/2013
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives

letter To Jo & phil, We cannot thank you enough for helping make our wedding day run so smoothly!
All of our friends who stayed over, all commented on how lovely the cottages were.
Everybody was blown away about how beautiful Little Bidlake is! we've had a few guests say since that it was the best wedding they'd been too and we're sure Little Bidlake was a big reason why!
Thank you so much again, it really was the best day of our lives! With love Jason & Michelle 14.9.13
Tim Sent on 04/11/2013
5 out of 5 rating

A Wonderful Weekend

Dear Jo & Phil, Just a small not to say a very big 'thank you' for all your hospitality which make Michelle and Jason's wedding so very special. We all had a wonderful weekend at Little Bidlake and were so blessed with the sunshine on the day.
Thank you for everything, it was really fabulous. Yours Tim (father of the bride)
Kerrie Sent on 04/11/2013
5 out of 5 rating

amazing thank you

Dear Phil and Jo, We would like to thank you for your amazing venue on our special day. We loved every minute of it and hope you enjoyed it too.
Thanks for all your help and support from start to finish. It was AMAZING. Thanks again, Kerrie and Chris (Mr & Mrs Wills) 3rd August 2013
Chris, Sent on 20/05/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous wedding, service and so friendly

Thank you so much for making Anna and James's wedding so special. You did everything you could to make it special, and it was! You even made the sun shine, and nothing was too much trouble.
Vicky Sent on 19/08/2012
5 out of 5 rating

A day to remember

Letter - Thank you so much for all you did to make Sophie and Malc's wedding reception run so smoothly. Nothing seemed too much trouble.
It was great to be able to have the families staying so close to the marquee.
The setting and the marquee were just wonderful. It was certainly a day to remember, and the weather couldn't have been better.
Thank you again Vicky Taylor
Sara Sent on 12/07/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Relaxed & fun

We got married at Little Bidlake in June 2012 and the venue was perfect as we didn't want a wedding that was too formal. Jo and Phil couldn't have made us feel more relaxed and no request was too much to ask. All our guests loved being at Little Bidlake Farm and the evening camp fire was a particular highlight. If country houses aren't your thing, go to Little Bidlake Farm. We can't wait to go back for our holidays already.
David Sent on 30/04/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful part of devon

letter - Thank you so much for the wonderful weekend. Your hospitality and warmth know no bounds. I hope we will be able to return soon and enjoy this beautiful part of Devon.
Barry, Sent on 30/04/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Relaxed wedding

letter - Thank you all for such a lovely stay, you truly have the perfect place for a wedding.
Very relaxed and welcoming.
Steven Sent on 30/04/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Venue for my sisters wedding

letter - To Phil Jo & Team, Thank you so much for making the day so perfect for Karen and Rich, Its a wonderful venue, you have fantastic accommodation and you are lovely people!
Alison Sent on 29/04/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Romantic setting

letter - What a Brilliant venue, we stayed in a fantastic cottage and it had all the facilities we needed.
Lovely people!
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