What happens on the day you elope?

by | Feb 14, 2023

What happens on the day you elope?

Eloping offers you and your partner the opportunity to get married in a truly authentic and intimate way, whether you want to stick with traditions or you want to throw the rulebook out the window. If you’re wondering what happens on the day you elope, we’ve put together a quick guide so you have a better idea of how your celebration can unfold.


Can I have bridesmaids if I elope?

Absolutely! You can still have your family, bridesmaids, or groomsmen by your side if you elope, and they can even act as your witnesses. 

Elopement Wedding Arrivals
Eloping Couple Kiss

Do you walk down the aisle at an elopement?

Yes, you have the flexibility to choose whether you want to walk down the aisle to your partner or walk in together, hand-in-hand, ready for your vows. Whichever way you choose to begin your ceremony, we’ll work alongside you to make sure it’s your definition of perfection.


How many guests are considered an elopement?

Generally, an elopement takes place with just the two of you, alongside your witnesses who have often been members of the Brickhouse Vineyard team. It’s an intimate celebration, but you can still include a small number of close friends or family members. 


Eloped Couple Family

Do you invite people when you elope?

Yes, you can invite a select few people, such as close friends or family members, to be a part of your elopement. They can also act as witnesses during the ceremony.


How do you do an elopement?

During your ceremony, you can exchange your vows, host a choice of readings, and sign the necessary paperwork for the legalities, etc. Afterwards, it’s time to capture the moment with your wedding photographer. You’ll find an array of gorgeous backdrops at our Devon wedding venue, from the vineyard and its surrounding views to the charming barn and Round House.

Escaping Wedding Couple
Escape Wedding Couple

Our elopement wedding packages include a champagne afternoon tea for two, where you can tuck into the most delicious food and fizz, fuelled by newlywed bliss! Lots of couples still love the thought of the traditional cake cutting at their elopement, opting for a mini two-tier masterpiece to cut together. 

Elopement Wedding Champagne Toast
Elopement Wedding Cake
There really are no rules for your elopement wedding so you can create a day that reflects you both perfectly. Perhaps you want to enjoy a stroll throughout the countryside together, or you may want to take a break and enjoy a dip in the sea. Lots of couples make their way to luxurious accommodation to continue with the champagne, while others head home to host a post-elopement party! If you’re looking for some inspiration for What to do After You Elope you can check our blog on how to plan your post-elopement celebration.

At an elopement wedding, you really can do what’s best for you! There are no restrictions on timings, formats or even locations. And it doesn’t really get more romantic than that, does it? If you’re feeling smitten at the thought of an elopement, please do get in touch to discover our availability at Brickhouse Vineyard. You’ll find our elopement wedding packages waiting for you here!

Eloping Wedding Bride
Eloping Wedding Groom
Eloping Wedding Transport

We’d love to welcome you to have a nosey around our Ultimate Elopement Checklist to guide you through every step of the elopement planning process..

Drop us a note to book in a private viewing or pop along to our Open Days! Team B can’t wait to meet you – but in the meantime, swing by Instagram to keep with our latest wedding adventures!

Images by Emma Barrow