tel:- 01364 649 493
web address:- www.theoakley.co.uk/
The Oakley :-
Venue type: self catering accommodation set it a rural area
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 3?
Function room names and capacities: *fully functioning kitchen & dining area with fully opening large bifold doors which alllows a fully outdoor indoor experience.
Reception room with doors to patio/garden & fireplace
Lounge with wrap around sofas
4 Designer Bedrooms - 1 with large master ensuite, further 2 with ensuite bathrooms in total.
Large patio & garden with stunning devonion valley views
Guests rooms available: 4
Honeymoon suite available: 1
Garden suitable for marquees: Yes
Choice of wedding breakfast menus - Yes
Parking Facilities - Yes
Ideal Honeymoon Venue
Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Entertainment is available: upon request
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Back drop of South Hams South Devon - Famous area of outstanding beauty. Numerous beaches all within 15 - 30 min drive away. Dartmoor National Park - 15 min drive away
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Master Bedroom House has quite a contempory feel - so all comes down to personal taste. We've had photo shoots here for magazines...
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Dartmoor National Park
Bantham, Bigbury Beaches - Burgh Island ( famous for Agatha Christie)
Venue special features: Contempory design with lots of mood lighting and chandeliers. Designer Bathroom Suite. Oak Framed Barn Conversion. Outside fire pit with seating area, BBQ.
Granite work tops, underfloor heating, wood burner. LED flatscreen TV, Music system
Venue History: Originally a stone Barn (approx 200 years old )for housing young cattle. Converted in 2008 - completed 2010
Other information: parking enough for approx 8 cars only
The Oakley is more set up for a self catering venue - however we will happily by arrangement organise special events and catering... we will consider everything that is asked
Honeymoon vacations local attractions: Several beautiful beaches within 15 - 30 mins drive depending on which beach. Surfing, Sailing. Dartmoor National Park - beautiful walks. Numerous Award winning restaurants. Theme Parks, Horse Riding, Saltrum stately home - National Trust where Sense and sensibility was partly filmed. Powderham Castle, Berrypomeroy Castle (ruin) Lanhydrock Stately home where Twelth Night was filmed, Aquairiums, Zoos, Boat trips and Sharpham Vineyard.
WHY IT BECAME "BAD LUCK" FOR THE GROOM TO SEE BRIDE BEFORE THE CEREMONY
Until relatively recently, brides were considered the property of their father. Their futures and husbands were arranged without their consent. The marriage of an unattractive woman was often arranged with a prospective groom from another town without either of them having ever seen their prospective spouse. In more than one instance, when the groom saw his future wife, usually dressed in white, for the first time on the day of the wedding, he changed his mind and left the bride at the altar. To prevent this from happening, it became "bad luck" for the groom to see the bride on the day of the wedding prior to the ceremony.