Weddings

Plan your perfect wedding

Located on the edge of the Wiltshire market town of Devizes, Braeside House is the perfect venue to create a unique celebration, where family and friends can come together to celebrate in beautiful, exclusive surroundings.

We are also a perfect child friendly venue for those who feel children form an important part of the celebration. Activity staff can be booked to entertain the little ones during the key moments of the day likes speeches and other formalities.

The Main House and the dining hall (excluding a marquee) can hold:

Ceremony – Up to 60 seated in the Rose Room
Wedding breakfast – 60 seated in dining room
Evening Reception – 150 across the Lounge, lecture room, bar and terrace

With a large marquee on the upper lawn, there would be capacity for up to 250 guests for the Ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.

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What's included as standard

We give you the freedom to plan every detail from your favourite caterers, suppliers and decorations.

Included in the hire cost as standard is:

  • Exclusive hire of the Main House (including the dining room) and grounds 09:00 – midnight
  • Bridal dressing room and private lounge
  • Cash/card bar from midday – 23:00 on  Saturday
  • A member of Braeside staff on hand to support you throughout the planning and on the day until 20:00
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Hire charges

20222023
Weekend (Friday - Sunday)£5200£5700
Saturday (09:00 - Midnight)£3200£3600
Midweek (09:00 - Midnight)£3000£3300

Optional extras

At Braeside House we can offer a number of different packages to tailor your wedding booking to your needs. In addition to the standard hire charge, please see below the hire charges and optional extras to make your day unforgettable!

Accommodation

All accommodation is included in the Weekend package. In the main house we have 4 ensuite twin/double rooms plus 7 multiple bed rooms  – perfect for kids and families

Friday evening – £100 per ensuite, £50 per multi bedded rooms.

Saturday – £1000 for all the rooms in the main house

Catering

If you are looking for something a bit different for your catering then we can offer the following:

  • Afternoon tea
  • Barbecue with sides and salads
  • Pizza from the pizza oven
  • Hog roast with buns and salads
  • Chicken sliders with sides and salads
  • Indian street food
  • Full English/continental breakfast Saturday/Sunday morning

£25 per person/£15 children 8yrs and under. Breakfast £12 per person/£8 children 8yrs and under

If you are looking for a traditional wedding breakfast we work with some fantastic local caterers that we would be happy to recommend. This would be charged directly by the caterer.

£500 kitchen cover charge applies

Activities

We have great facilities onsite to keep kids (and adults!) entertained through the day. Here are a few option and ideas:

  • Climbing wall and zipline. Minimum 2 hour session with up to 20 participants. £300 for 2 hour session, £60 per additional hour.
  • Highropes (crate stack, parallel poles, leap of faith). Minimum 2 hour session, 12 participants per instructor. £100 per hour per instructor

We are happy to discuss any special requests, you can see our full list of what we can do on our activities page where we can give you a personalised quote

Decorations and venue dressing

A set of wedding decorations is available for hire where the wedding party dress the venue themselves. Please arrange a visit to view what we have to offer. £50 hire charge

If you would like the Braeside team to take some of the stress away and dress the venue for you, we will be more than happy to help. We will then use our own decorations and incorporate any personal touches you would like to add to the decor. This service includes dressing the ceremony room, dining hall, tables and the main house entrance. £150

  • The Ceremony

    We are a licensed venue and we have various options for the ceremony. In the main house we have the Lounge (40), Rose room (60) and Porch (12). Outside we have the Loggia (40) and pagoda (8 under the covered area with up to 120 guests on then lawn)

    The registrar’s details are: Wiltshire Registrars. Tel: 0330 003 4570. Email: ceremonies@wiltshire.gov.uk. Please remember that s the responsibility of the wedding party to ensure availability and book the registrar!

  • Drinks

    We have a well stocked bar full of beers, wines and spirits both local and from across the world. The bar will be staffed on Saturday and upon request on Friday. We can arrange reception drinks, wines and beers upon request.

    Reception drinks package example – £22 per guest

    • Glass of Champagne when guests arrive
    • 2 bottles of wine per table (based on 8 guests per table)
    • Glass of bubbly for the toast

    We are happy to arrange a drink package to suit your taste and budgets. All drink consumed onsite must be purchased through us. We are licensed to 11pm but we may be able to extend this upon request.

  • Additional accommodation

    We have an additional accommodation cabin available for extra sleeping space. The Laurels has 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps maximum of 14 people. This is ideal for a couple of families who may want to be slightly separate from the main accommodation.

    £300 per night

     

  • Entertainment

    We are licenced for live and recorded music so you are free to boogie the night away to your favourite tunes. Because of our location we can have live music outside until 11pm but don’t despair, you can carry on the fun inside in our large reception rooms.

    You can bring along your favourite band/DJ no with extra cover charge – this is already included in your hire charge. Alternatively, we would be more than happy to help source the right sounds to get everyone moving.

  • Marquee

    If you wish to expand your guest list using a marquee, contact us for a competitive quote.  Marquees can include:

    • Space for up to 120 guests
    • Ivory pleated lining
    • Cord carpet on suspended floor
    • Vintage chandeliers
    • Full lighting including festoon, fairy and uplighting
    • Tables and chairs
    • Dance floor and stage
    • Pagoda bar area

     

  • Booking conditions

    The small print.

Just wanted to send a message to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We were blown away by how beautiful the area we were using was and how amazing the food was. Such attention to detail made our day even more special. Please could you pass on our thanks to everyone involved and thank you again for making it so special.

Chris and Jo

Dear Gaja and the Braeside Team, J and I find it hard to put into words exactly how much we felt that Braeside added to our special day. Your whole team from the servers at the feasts to the bar staff were superb. You were all welcoming, but unobtrusive, hands on, but discreet. You left nothing to chance, and it all went like clockwork. We were, of course, blessed with unexpected fabulous weather – perhaps you even ordered that too! Our little suite of rooms set aside for the bride and groom’s party with intercommunicating doors was perfect and the wonderful view and balcony to chill out on and take pictures. The rooms were beautifully dressed for the occasion with lots of little touches to make us all welcome. For example, tea and coffee was served by a lovely real live person and a pretty greeting card with very welcome gift of quality tea mugs with our initials was so thoughtful. We are using them straightaway. We enjoyed having the whole ground floor of your lovely Art Nouveau building to ourselves and it was great having the comfy lounge for guests to take a breather and chill out in between dancing at the disco in the Library or chatting at the intimate little bar which the non dancers really said made it for them, as they could watch the dancing as well. The lighting was spot on with discreet digital enhancement which really made it. The entrance hall was a picture with the drapes and decorations on the main staircase. I was staggered how much you had eliminated the look of everyday, and the fact that during the week it is, after all, an education centre. It was totally transformed to a beautiful house for the wedding. The newly decorated Rose Room so light and airy with its pretty delicate sage green wall colour, creamy accessories was also a delight with sun streaming in and the white chairs and it all was perfect for the actual ceremony with everyone facing the beautiful windows looking onto the garden. You have done a great job in there. Later when you changed its personality for the piano cabaret we all enjoyed, was a lovely intimate setting for that too. Your staff were always on hand if needed with a smile and instant help. Please thank them from J and I. I don’t know how you managed it but the dining room was such a transformation from its daytime use. Our afternoon tea was superb and everyone enjoyed it. A special mention must be made for our chef in the evening. His passion for his cooking came across and even though we thought we were stuffed from all the afternoon tea goodies, when it came to it, the gorgeous aromas of the hot street food gave us all renewed appetite, and I for one could not resist seconds! I will certainly spread the word that Devizes has a superb venue for weddings now, and in fact, for any celebration. Well done to you all and again thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Yours sincerely D & J

D & J