Colehayes is one of our favourite venues in Devon for wedding filming. An all in one venue, with accommodation for more than 20 people, a range of outside spaces and a LAKE!!!! Filming here is a pleasure, but the location also has a range of benefits for couples getting married. We’ll run you through some below!
Advantages for Devon wedding video – All in One (Exclusive) Venue
We’ve mentioned this before, but the big advantage of an all in one venue, is how much more relaxed everything is. There’s no transport issues and no parking stresses – and most importantly, it means no wasted time moving between venues!
Colehayes has on-site accommodation, lots of parking (which is away from the house – meaning everything looks its best, no cluttered cars out front), licensed for marriage outdoors and indoors – and generally looks bloody stunning!
And as an exclusive venue, you can guarantee that there will be literally nobody else there – only the people you love and care about the most!
Advantages for wedding video – Ceremony
Bright and airy, it’s an unconventional layout, but it means that the bride and groom don’t have their backs to everybody. Also, in terms of filming, we and the photographer are completely invisible (we stand out of eyeline, just down the steps in the middle), we can move around (quietly) if needed and don’t drawn any attention to ourselves. But we still get a perfect shot on the bride and groom!
Advantages for Devon wedding video – A LAKE!!!!
Assuming the weather is good (and it will be – have faith!) everybody spills outside onto the beach. It’s not private as standard, but you can choose to pay a little extra and make it so. There are games to play and it just feels like a big beach party – we love it.
Advantages for wedding video – Couples
Stunning. Beaches are always nice, b
ut it’s not just wide blue ocean, which is obviously a theme for Cornwall – there’s a lot going on in the background. We shot so much for Phil and Holly’s wedding video! As amazing as it is in the day, it all changes at night – north coast sunsets are stunning!!
Advantages for wedding video – Reception
The marquee area hosts food and dancing – and it’s amazing watching the sun set while doing a fast dance! It looks stunning embedded in the cliffside. We finished at 11.30, and still felt like we could keep shooting!
Disadvantages for wedding video – HUNDREDS OF STEPS!
No pictures of these. All the kit was packed up. But look at the cliff behind the building in the image above – the stairs are that high! They’re actually not that bad…unless you’re carrying 6 kit bags and have been filming for 15 hours!
Still, they’re 100% worth it – Lusty is SOOOOOO gorgeous!!! And it taught us about the need to pack a bit lighter for future seasons 😀