Following our hearts, in 2015, we left London to pursue our dream: to create something new and unusual in a perfect rural setting for those looking for a Devon venue for special events, and at the same time produce some amazing wine. A driving motivation for us was to create a rural family business that would not only provide a better environment for our growing family, but also provide a better work-life balance. A few years on, we’re excited to be able to share Brickhouse Vineyard with you for intimate weddings, all types of events and wine tasting.
In 2015 we could see the potential in the Grade II* listed house, one of the very first houses in Devon to be built from handmade bricks, the threshing barn with the attached Round House, or horse gin, and the vineyard. After nearly three years, the Round House renovation is complete and the vines are producing around 1000 bottles of wine a year. We’re welcoming guests and have no doubt that you’ll enjoy the space we have created, and maybe sample some of our delicious wines too whilst overlooking the slopes on which they are grown. You’ll find us just 20 minutes from Exeter, hidden in the hills of south Devon, providing a special space, in stunning surroundings for gatherings you’re planning.
The thatched, 18th Century Round House with massive oak beams and an octagonal softwood roof structure has been completely rebuilt, providing a flexible events space, just for 2, to up to 50 people seated or 60 non-seated. Sitting on the landscaped terrace, overlooking the vines, and the rolling Devon hills makes it an idyllic spot for weddings and an inspiring space for events and wine tastings. What’s more, we work with handpicked local services to ensure you have all you require for you event, and we’ll be on hand from initial enquiry to the day of your event to ensure everything runs smoothly.
I don't even know where to start on thanking you for your time and patience over the last year. We had such an incredible day yesterday and a massive part of that was down to you. You have been so helpful during this process and have put my mind at ease when I go into panic mode! We are so happy we chose your venue for our wedding. It is absolutely beautiful and everyone commented on that yesterday. Thank you for making our wedding day the best day we could have ever imagined.
"We could not recommend this little slice of heaven more, after having a small wedding here on Thursday. Joanna is the most perfect host, attentive but not intrusive, supportive, friendly and knowledgeable. The whole process from booking, to the day has been completely stress free and the day could not have been more perfect. The vineyard is so beautiful and secluded we could have been anywhere in the world. The supplies Joanna uses and recommends were equally as amazing and we honestly could not have asked for more. This venue is perfect for a small wedding but equally any event (I want to book here to do everything)! Thank you so much, you made the day what it was!"
"We just wanted to say a huge and heart felt thank you to you both for everything you did in arranging our wedding. We had the most perfect day, we couldn’t have asked for anything more! Everything was so beautiful, the venue, the flowers you arranged! The cake and cream tea were as delicious as they looked! We will be forever grateful to you for making it so special!"
"We can't thank you enough for helping to make our day just perfect in every way. All of our family and friends were in awe of your venue and are still talking about it now! Your help and support made the booking and planning process just seamless."
"Thank you so much for such a wonderful wedding day. Everything about yesterday was amazing! From the ceremony itself, to taking photos, the wine tasting and canapés. Simply beautiful... exactly 100% what we had dreamed of."
"We had the most amazing day yesterday! It was absolutely beautiful, we are both delighted with the whole day. We can't thank you enough for allowing us to use your beautiful home for our special day. Today I have been spoilt with messages from family and friends saying how much they enjoyed themselves and how they felt they were in France for the day! Honestly we were blown away, thank you so much."
"We had our winter wedding at Brickhouse Vineyard and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! Devon countryside was breathtaking… and the Roundhouse was intimate and romantic…Thank you Brickhouse Vineyard for making our special day truly amazing!"
"We had absolutely fabulous wedding day at Brickhouse Vineyard on a gorgeous autumnal afternoon. Thank you Joanna and Matt for letting us share your venue to make our special day truly magical. The surroundings were perfect and you were truly amazing hosts. We couldn’t have asked for anything more."
"Thank you so much for your help and support during my husband’s Wake. You helped us make the event really special"
"Thank you so much for everything last night, it was fantastic! Your vineyard is stunning and the food simply amazing!"
"What a fabulous mix of networking, talks and festive cheese and wine tasting! A stunning venue with beautiful hosts. An unexpected treat! Thank you Matt and Jo; so looking forward to coming back!"
"Stunning location, beautifully and lovingly restored, fabulous family running it, been to some great events there. And then they have their own amazing wine!"
"Beautiful venue, fantastic wine and Jo was just lovely and really knowledgeable. We had a wonderful evening and looking forward to a return visit as soon as we can."
"Having run events at venues from Tate Britain to Cambridge Colleges, nowhere has the welcome been so warm and event so enticing as at the Brickhouse. A perfect mix of elegant sophistication and relaxed country charm. A perfect venue to get out of the city and revitalise your team."
"A simply stunning unique location, from the moment you turn into the drive you know its special. Jo and Matt have been a pleasure to deal with, very approachable and willing to go the extra mile."
"Brickyard Vineyard has been built with real love and attention and the hosts, Matt and Jo are just amazing. You will feel incredibly welcome and the location is just stunning. Such a magical place - highly recommended!"
"I was lucky enough to document Jo and Matt's renovation of the Brickhouse Vineyard over the past year. A joy to work with, they have created an extraordinary weddings and events venue in one of the most picturesque corners of Britain. And the wine is pretty decent too!"
"Stunning newly launched venue for private and corporate events. Take in the tranquillity of this beautiful place and whilst there, you must try their delicious wine!"
"Thanks so much for your fabulous Rose. Gorgeous with the goats cheese as you said! The Sauvignon Blanc is delicious! Perfect for pre-dinner tipple and great with Yarg too. Whoever knew roses and whites went so well with cheeses. Lovely!"
"Just wanted to say thank you again for allowing us to sample your truly delicious wine, a lovely lunch and your very kind hospitality. Brickhouse is going to be a fabulous venue!"
"A big thank you to Joanna Pisko-Szczepura for her amazing hospitality last week, when Lynn Gillard and I were lucky enough to be invited for a tour of Brickhouse Vineyards. Jo is a fabulous host, and put on a wine tasting/food pairing experience for us too. Can't wait for the all the renovation works to be completed - this is going to be a beautiful venue for corporate events, meetings and weddings."
Brickhouse Vineyard Ltd. received part funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. This funding assisted in the restoration of the Round House and launch of the Brickhouse Vineyard events venue.