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Elope, and have it all

Your perfect Dartmoor elopement wedding

We offer exclusive-use, mid-week, 2 night elopement packages for wedding couples who want laid-back luxury either alone or with up to 6 guests (10 guests in warmer months). We take care of your accommodation, photography, flowers, styling, champagne, canapes, wedding breakfast AND wedding cake.

Whether it’s just the two of you or with up to 6-10 guests, Ever After is the perfect location for an intimate elopement ceremony.

We’ve thought of everything, so you don’t have to. Our elopement package is designed so you can focus on the important job of marrying the love of your life…

Stay two nights on site in our luxurious 18th century stone honeymoon cottage. We’ve also got a shepherd’s hut and annexe on site for your guests.

Plan your special day

Arrive the day before your wedding and stay overnight in our honeymoon cottage. Get married the next day and enjoy a 3 course wedding breakfast cooked on site by our caterers. Finish your perfect day with a final night in the honeymoon cottage.

Have your cake...
& eat it

After your elopement ceremony, it’s time to celebrate. We’ll pop the champagne corks, you’ll have yummy canapés followed by a 3 course wedding breakfast. We have caterers who come to site to prepare your food and our cake maker/pâtissiere will create a gorgeous custom mini wedding cake just for you.

Blooms included

We all know how important flowers are for weddings and with the Ever After elopement package, flowers are included – yay! The only thing you need to do is let our fabulous florist Amanda Randell know which colours and style you’d like or take a look at our gallery and pick out some you like from there.

Frequently asked questions about elopements...

What makes Ever After different to other elopement venues?

Everyone says when they see the venue for the first time, ‘wow, we’ve never seen anything like this!’ That’s definitely the main difference. Have a look at the photos here on the website and check out our photos on instagram to see for yourselves. You can have an outdoor wedding in beautiful surroundings and if...

How do we know if Ever After is a good fit for us?

This is definitely a crucial question – are we your people? If you’re looking for an awesome tiny wedding that reflects the story of how the two of you got to this place, we are your people. If you value quality; time over money; authenticity and teamwork; custom-made and styled then yes, we are your...

We want to deal with a green company – how ‘eco’ are you?

We see ourselves as custodians of this special place that is Lower Grenofen. We’re in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and part of our grounds are designated as a SSSi (Site of Special Scientific Interest). The SSSi is protected primarily for rare lichens and moss (giving the woods their amazing green-ness) and for...

Which days do you hold elopement weddings?

Easy. We hold elopements every Tuesday and Thursday in the following 7 months each year; March, April, May, September, October, November and December. So pick your elopement season; spring, summer, autumn or winter. We’re closed for weddings in January, February, June, July and August each year.

Can we meet the team before the wedding?

You can meet me! We make sure you have all the answers you need through our FAQ’s, the brochure, the elopement manual we email to you after you book and we’re here to answer any other questions you’ve got about your wedding – that’s what we’re here for. All your contact with the suppliers to...

Can we bring our own stuff to decorate the venue?

Yes you’re very welcome to bring your own things to decorate the venue. We’ll get a list from you in advance of what you’re bringing. If you’re bringing a ton of stuff (eg 1,000 paper cranes) you’ll need to set that up yourselves as our staff will already have lots of things to get ready...

Can we use our own suppliers for the elopement wedding?

You’re welcome to use your own photographer, florist or cake maker for your wedding. We don’t give a discount if you don’t use our suppliers. Why not? Our dream elopement team of caterers, photographer, florist and cake maker guarantee to do all our available elopement dates so in return we guarantee the work for them...

Can we (or our guests) bring dogs to our wedding?

We love dogs! We welcome well behaved, friendly dogs here at Ever After so you and your guests are welcome to bring your dog(s) to share your elopement wedding. When we say ‘well behaved’ we mean we’ve got ornamental/wildlife ponds at the venue and we don’t allow dogs in the ponds, they can tear the...

What’s included in an Ever After elopement wedding?

We take care of pretty much everything – you wake up here at the venue on the morning of your wedding, get ready here (with hair and make up professionals coming to the venue if you choose), have your legal wedding ceremony followed by a mini drinks reception (champagne & canapes included) a 3 course...

Anything not included in the Ever After package?

Well, you need your outfits for the day, wedding rings, your drinks, your music. We can’t book the Registrars to come to the venue to marry you (much more info on this below), the two of you need to do that yourselves. Download our handy sheet on all the requirements for booking the Registrar including...

Are there any optional extras we can add to the elopement package?

Yep there are a few things you can have for an additional cost as not everyone wants them so we have them as optional extras. There’s additional accommodation on site for guests, which are the annexe and the hut. You can find more details about those in the elopement brochure. We can make recommendations for...

Who does all the set up for the day?

We do all the set up for the day, we co-ordinate the wedding ceremony making sure everyone’s in the right place at the right time – you don’t need to worry about a thing.

Do you have a brochure?

Yep, we’ve got a shiny brochure for you with plenty of info and pics including prices – go ahead and download the latest version right here, right now. Once you book with us we’ll email you an elopement manual which tells you everything you need to know about getting married here – what to do,...

Can we come and see the venue?

I’d love to show you round! Most of our elopement couples book without seeing the venue. Some book and then visit before the wedding when it’s convenient for them. Most couples see the venue for the first time when they arrive the day before the wedding – whatever works for you. To fit round our...

Are you taking bookings now?

We’re currently taking bookings for 2022 and 2023. We’ve got a waiting list for 2024 so if that’s your year, just email me at [email protected] and I’ll put you on the list – it’s strictly first come, first served. We’ll be in touch when our 2024 dates are released which will be some time this...

That all sounds great, how much does it cost?

Our elopement prices for 2022/23 are set out in the brochure. It’s £3,900 (including the ole vat) for March, April, October, November and December and it’s £4,500 (including vat) for May and September. That’s for the two of you for 2 nights. You arrive any time after 2pm the day before the wedding. The price...

Does the month we choose to elope affect the cost?

Just in May and September, the summer months. There’s an additional charge of £300 plus VAT to get married in those 2 months. For all other months, the price is the same.

Will we have exclusive use of the venue and will you be there on the day?

You’ll definitely have exclusive use of the entire venue for the whole time you’re here. Yep, the whole place just for you, gardens and everything. The only other people on site will be our staff and of course us because we live here. There are no restricted areas in the garden so you’re welcome to...

What’s the closing time on the day?

With elopement weddings, there’s no finish time provided we can’t hear any noise from the house after 11pm. Not to be a kill joy but the lovely S has to get up early for work the next day so he needs his beauty sleep. So that’s no music, no laughing or loud voices to be...

What deposit do we need to pay to confirm our elopement wedding date with you, do you take credit cards and can we pay by instalments?

The deposit is £600 (incl VAT) and your booking isn’t confirmed until your deposit is in our account. After the deposit is paid, the balance is payable 3 months before your wedding date. We’ll check on your final guest numbers about 3.5 months before your wedding and we’ll email you a final invoice based on...

What dates do you have available and can you hold an elopement date for us?

We’ve got a handy availability calendar so you can check what dates are still available. You can’t actually book the date online with us as there’s paperwork to do before you can book but the availability calendar is up to date so you can see what dates are left. Where dates are shown as reserved...

If we book a date with you can we change the date later if we need to?

We want to help if we can. We postponed over 150 weddings during Covid so we’re used to making changes. If you need to delay or bring forward your wedding date for any reason, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do. If we’ve got another date to suit you, we can usually...

What our couples say...

Kiley & Martin
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"I think what makes Ever After such an incredible place is how personal everything is. From the moment we first made contact with Nicola, through to leaving the day after our wedding everything was a joy."
Sam & Mike
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"Our advice to any bride and groom considering booking this venue – just do it, you won’t regret it. The staff go over and above to accommodate your dream day. I will truly miss e-mailing and speaking to them and all the fun that goes in to planning a wedding."
Charlotte & Shaun
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"My favourite moment of the wedding was feeling like it was just about us. With other weddings you are trying to please all your guests whereas at Ever After everyone is working to make your day perfect and it really is all about you. There were no worries and everything ran smoothly making the day romantic and intimate."
Niki & Zoltan
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"The most wonderful place and host you can ever wish for! Thanks again for Nicola and her wonderful team (Bethany, Clare, Harrie and Amanda) for making it such a special one for us!! We are very grateful that you gave us the opportunity to be able to have our wedding in your beautiful place in Lower Grenofen."
Cassie & Tom
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"We can’t thank you enough for giving us this beautiful & magical venue for our special day. We had the most wonderful day with our nearest and dearest but you and your team helped create a day to truly and always remember."

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