When we decided to get married we emailed every venue we could find within an hour of our home in Plymouth, and from the off the Bedford stood out. Their events team were really friendly and helpful and within a few minutes of walking into the hotel to meet with them to discuss their package we had both decided it was the perfect venue for our day. Cosy and intimate, whilst retaining a feeling of space and light we fell for both the Woburn room for our ceremony, and the Gallery for our reception. The benefit of having more than enough rooms at a reasonable rate to sleep any of our guests who chose to stay, whilst being within an easy distance of many lovely B&Bs for those who wanted to be away from all the wedding bustle. Tavistock is such a beautiful town many of our guests who had never been before fell in love with it and intend to return on future trips to the West Country.
The staff were friendly and approachable, and always on hand during the planning stages to answer silly questions or to set our minds at ease. The list of suggested suppliers that they gave us also proved invaluable.
We decided to make a weekend of it so booked dinner for 30 on the Friday before the wedding to allow both sides of the family to mingle, meaning everyone was a lot more relaxed come the big day.
The food was AMAZING. We had a bespoke menu for both the Friday night and the Wedding breakfast. Everyone commented on how lovely the food was, and even the most difficult of dietary requirements were handled without complaint. We were even able to offer our guests a choice of wedding breakfast meal at no extra charge.
When we first viewed the hotel we thought the garden may be a little on the small side for photographs if the weather was nice, but it was actually more than enough space. We also loved the fact that there were many different areas, both in terms of light, space and decor, that if the weather wasn't favourable (quite likely in the UK) we would still be able to capture lots of wonderful photographs. As it was the weather was great and we spent a great deal of time outside.
The bridal suite was also lovely. Added to this the fantastic deal that the Bedford was offering made it £4500 cheaper than the equivalent package at the nearest rival!
We would thoroughly recommend holding your wedding at the Bedford hotel, and if we had to do it all again, we would likely do it there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bedford Hotel in the heart of the historic Devon market town of Tavistock. 31 individually styled rooms, including Four Poster rooms with spa baths. Welcoming lounges packed with antiques, and a bustling bar popular with locals and residents alike. Full Devon breakfast to set you up for the day. Delicious lunches (from a bowl of homemade soup to a three course meal), and candlelit dinners in the award-winning Woburn restaurant. Or just enjoy a hearty meal in the bar in the evening. Local, seasonal produce is at the heart of all the menus at The Bedford. The Bedford Hotel is an ideal base for exploring the wild majesty of Dartmoor National Park, or the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bedford Hotel Tavistock
- The Bedford Hotel Tavistock, Devon