Intimate Wedding Ideas - Blog

Dog Friendly Places to Eat North Devon

North Devon, with its stunning coastal scenery and charming countryside, is not just a paradise for humans but also for our four-legged friends. Exploring the region's delights with your faithful companion can work up quite an appetite, and luckily, there's no shortage of dog-friendly establishments to satisfy both your cravings!

Ceremony Only Weddings at Tree Top Escape

At Tree Top Escape, we understand when couples dream of a wedding day that is not only beautiful but also stress-free and intimate. That's why we've created our Ceremony-Only Wedding package

Tree Top Escape receives Feefo’s coveted Exceptional Service Badge 2024

Tree Top Escape has won one of Feefo’s most exclusive accolades in customer service – the Feefo Exceptional Service badge..

Marcia Shapland Wedding Stylist

Marcia has many years of experience within the wedding industry from designing and making bespoke wedding dresses to styling show windows and refurbishments to the present day as a wedding stylist.

Rebecca Roundhill

With over 18 years of wedding photography experience, Becca Roundhill has been part of the Tree Top Escape recommended suppliers since 2012

Winter Weddings

Summer Weddings at Tree Top Escape Intimate Venue

Summer Weddings

Summer Weddings at Tree Top Escape Intimate Venue

Autumn Weddings

Embrace the Warmth of Autumn: Intimate Weddings at Tree Top Escape

North Devon's Adventure Coast

For families with older kids, North Devon is a playground of excitement and adrenaline-pumping activities.

North Devon Family Friendly Days Out

North Devon is a haven for families seeking memorable and kid-friendly days out see our top recommendation here.

Real Weddings Andy & Janette

With their nearest and dearest family and friends Andy and Janette (and their four-legged Romanian Rescue Dog Riley) enjoyed an intimate wedding ceremony here at Tree Top Escape in October 2023.

Spring Weddings

Is there a better time to get married than in the Spring? Everywhere begins to blossom - Spring signals the start of new beginnings.

Rain on your wedding day?

Horror of horrors you wake up on your very special day and it is raining...

What is a Celebrant Wedding?

There are three types of wedding ceremony currently performed in the UK, Religious, Civil and Celebrant - Find out more.


Tree Top Escape, as part of the Millbrook Estate Family, has clinched the prestigious title of "Dog-Friendly Business of the Year" at the Devon Tourism Awards 2023/24!


Are you planning an intimate wedding day with just a few of your closest friends and family to witness the special occasion? Then this wedding package is for you!

Meet Your Wedding Coordinator Nicola

“After 8 years of event experience at a local family attraction, I decided it was time for a new challenge… One of my favourite events that they hosted was the Wedding Show, I just loved talking about all things Wedding! Meeting Bob, Kate and the team at Tree Top Escape, I instantly felt part of the Millbrook/TTE family and I haven’t looked back since. Now 3 and a half years (and counting) later, I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

The Grill Haus Experience

If you’re in search of a wedding meal with a twist, our Grill Haus dining experience is like no other! Read a first-hand account of dining in the Grill Haus from one of our Tree Top Escape couples.

North Devon Dog Friendly Beaches

North Devon is perfect for a dog friendly holiday with miles of sandy beaches, coastal footpaths and the refreshing Atlantic ocean for a doggy paddle.

The Meadow Room at Tree Top Escape

It is time to discover Tree Top Escape’s very own room of requirement, a Harry Potter reference that describes the Meadow Room perfectly!

Ceremony Only Weddings under £1000

Get married at our amazing Tree Top Escape, with your wedding ceremony in the Nest with the Devon countryside as the backdrop to your wedding. Ideal for just two or bring up to 10 guests to join in your special day. Children and Dogs welcome.

Wed at Tree Top Escape for under £2000!

You can enjoy everything our Tree Top Escape wedding packages has to offer with an intimate winter elopement January or February 2025

How to make the most out of your wedding day

This may seem a strange topic for a blog, but for some the pressure of planning your wedding day extends to the day itself.

5 Steps to getting married in the UK

It’s not every day you plan a wedding, and sometimes it can be a little overwhelming knowing where to start, words like ‘giving notice’ and deciding what type of ceremony you’d like can be a little confusing. So, we’ve put together this helpful guide with everything you need to know about how to get legally married in the UK

Where to start planning for your wedding

Some couples may have their perfect day already in mind, others may be considering their options and some might be starting with a blank canvas. With so much to plan and so many decisions to make, it can be overwhelming and you may question where to even begin…

Destination Weddings at Tree Top Escape

Rural landscapes and stunning coastline, you will find the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Tranquil lakes, luscious green fields, winding paths through crisp woodlands, golden sandy beaches, jagged cliffs, rolling waves and hidden beauty spots are just a few glorious features in North Devon. Perfect for wedding photos!

Real Wedding Blog - Ellie and Josh

Ellie and Josh’s story started when they were at high school, with Josh being Ellie’s high school crush, and now nearly 10 years on…after a 6 year engagement, they decided to tie the knot with their with their daughter and closest friends and family to witness.

Gold Award for Accommodation

Since the beginning of Millbrook Cottages 17 years ago, we have entered the Devon Tourism Awards 5 times, and each time we have won GOLD.

An Autumn Elopement Wedding - Real Wedding

We hear from Rita and Em, who celebrated their intimate elopement with us in September.

Intimate Family Weddings at Tree Top Escape

Watching children enjoy the magic of weddings is one of the real joys we get to witness here at Tree Top Escape. While the celebrations are always exciting, it’s often handy to have some activities lined up for your younger wedding guests to take part in so they also have a truly memorable day filled with love, laughter and fun

May 2022- Spring Real Wedding

While we could happily offer you a million reasons why you should Tree Top Escape as the backdrop for your special day, there’s nothing quite like hearing from couples who have already done so to help you make up your mind!

Elopements and Intimate Weddings; What is the difference?

Over the years, both elopements and intimate weddings have become incredibly popular thanks to a move away from ‘traditional’ weddings and a desire for more low-key or private ceremonies

Real Wedding Blog - Fiona & Russell

If you’re considering choosing Tree Top Escape for your small wedding venue, you might like to hear from newlywed couples who have already enjoyed their special day with us

Dog Friendly North Devon

There’s so much for dogs to do, but we only had room for 10 of our favourite North Devon Dog Friendly Days Out - Ruby's Top 10

6 Reasons to Opt for an Intimate Winter Wedding

Winter is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting times of the year, so why not consider choosing a date for your wedding during this magical season? For couples looking to enjoy their wedding day in winter, there are plenty of benefits!

Looking to Get Married Quickly?

Tree Top Escape offers extra special intimate wedding from just the two of you to up to 14 guests in its amazing Tree Top Setting. Escape last minute to Devon to say "I do!" If you are looking to Get Married Quickly then look no further!

Dog Friendly Wedding Venue

Let’s face it, your perfect day is not perfect if it doesn’t include your waggy tailed best friend! Why should they miss out on the excitement, attention and festivities? Here at Tree Top Escape we welcome furry bridesmaids/ best men /flower girls and four pawed guest to join you for your intimate wedding!

Things to Consider for an Intimate Wedding

Although perfect for some, the traditional ‘big white wedding’ isn’t for everyone, and today, there are so many other options available when it comes to having a more low-key wedding. From romantic elopements to close-knit ceremonies, the beauty of intimate weddings is that there’s no pressure to do it a certain way, often making for an even more memorable experience. However, as with any wedding, there’s still lots to consider, especially when choosing your intimate wedding venue, so what should you think about?

Five Wedding Traditions

At Tree Top Escape we encourage couples to think outside the traditional wedding square. We specialise in intimate weddings and welcome weird and wonderful ideas to make your day more personal to you. Just because everyone else is doing something doesn’t mean you have to, choose your wedding your way.