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Real Wedding – Lea and Joe’s Dog Friendly Runaway Wedding

Photography by Rebecca Roundhill

Lea and Joe had two priorities on their wedding venue wish list – it must be immersed in the natural landscape and absolutely must be dog friendly!  When they discovered our Luxury Runaway Wedding Venue in Devon, they knew they’d struck gold and booked it straight away!






The Proposal

We had just rescued our pooch Lily and were on the sofa with her watching the TV. We had talked about getting married but nothing more. I go on my iPad Googling ‘dog friendly weddings’ and the Luxury Runaway Wedding Venue popped up.  I took a closer look and grew more and more in love with it. I turned to Joe and said, “Don’t be scared but I’ve just found where we are going to get married!” He loved it as much as I did and said, “book it!”

The engagement ring was bought in secret in St Ives and given to me whilst I was cleaning the bathroom as he couldn’t wait to give me the ring (even though the wedding was booked!). We never do things straight forward!

The Venue

The reason we chose the space initially is because we both love nature and it just was the perfect setting for us. Also, most importantly, the dog could be a major part of our day. Looking out across a lake and at the alpacas every morning was just amazing, it truly is idyllic and was everything I imagined after seeing it online. The other thing that sold it to us was the help we received from the initial enquiry.  It instilled confidence that we had picked the right place.

The Ceremony

The whole day was perfection. I loved that the fact that we just went for a walk in the morning and chilled out together.  We didn’t have any stress.  We married in the summerhouse which was so magical and there was a Christmas tree put up specially for us.  

Everyone who has seen our photos always comment on how gorgeous the venue is and we feel honored that we got married there.

The Details

Space & Rock Venue – Luxury Runaway Wedding Venue in Idyllic North Devon

Photographer – Rebecca Roundhill


Notes on the venue

Our Luxury Wedding Venue in Idyllic North Devon is a multi-award winning space.  Offering small intimate weddings, the Summerhouse can accommodate up to four guests for a civil ceremony.  Throughout the grounds of this magical low-stress venue, couples can take advantage of the hot tub in the woods, hobbit hut for intimate alfresco dining, stunning lakeside walks and of course meet the resident alpacas.

To discover more about this incredible space, view their Space & Rock listing.

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