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Clovelly Estate

Clovelly Estate

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Clovelly Estate

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  • Set in the idyllic village of Clovelly
  • Stunning romantic scenery, perfect for weddings
  • Once owned by the Queen of England
  • Two hotels with civil ceremony license
  • Wedding Ceremony and Reception venue
  • Picturesque pedestrianised village location
  • Selection of packages available
  • Two event planners available
  • Variety of ceremony spaces on offer
  • Fantastic catering team in both hotels

Clovelly is the perfect destination for a dreamlike rustic wedding day; ideal for any couples seeking something a little out of the ordinary. The beautiful village is completely pedestrianised, so allow no cars, and has two hotel venues suitable for your celebrations.

The picturesque estate is situated on the edge of a cliff, which offers the ideal backdrop for stunning photograph opportunities just after you have tied the knot! Whether it be the donkeys and sledges which are used to transport goods and people or the fairytale-esque setting of the venue; it is certain that, at Clovelly, you will feel worlds away from everyday life.


The Domesday Book supposed the village to be owned by the King, but it is known that in 1242 Clovelly was acquired by the Giffard family. It has since been owned by the Queen of England and has subsequently been under private ownership of just three families. It has connections with authors; Charles Kingsley lived there, Charles Dickens wrote about the village and it was included in Rex Whistler's work. After a walk around the stunning scenery, it's easy to see why it has inspired so many!


The New Inn

This hotel is based in the midst of the village and boasts an oak beamed room which is perfect for ceremonies and receptions.

Reception capacity - 30 guests

The Red Lion Hotel

This quayside hotel is licenced for larger ceremonies and is has an impressive backdrop of quays, boats and cliff panoramas.

Wedding breakfast capacity - 60 guests

If an intimate celebration is what you fancy, the Wilderness Summerhouse overlooking Mouthmill cove and the Rex Whistler Summerhouse are fully licenced for wedding ceremonies.


Fantastic catering options can be found at both The New Inn and The Red Lion Hotel, including three-course meals that come with both wedding packages. Both restaurants use local and seasonal ingredients in their delicious dishes.


The Clovelly Estate offers two brilliant packages for couples to choose from. They include:

Package 1

  • Three-course wedding breakfast
  • Wedding décor including seat covers and ribbons
  • Welcome drinks
  • Clovelly Land Rovers to and from the ceremony

Package 2

This package includes everything from package 1, plus:

  • Clovelly donkeys to accompany the newly-weds
  • Evening reception disco
  • Use of Harbour bar
  • Evening refreshments
  • Complimentary bedroom for the Bride and Groom


Both The New Inn and The Red Lion Hotel offer great accommodation for you and your guests. The New Inn is a three-star hotel and has eight wonderful bedrooms with some featuring beautiful views of Bideford Bay. The Red Lion Hotel boasts four-stars and eleven rooms, all individual and reflecting the hotel's maritime history.

There are also various Bed and Breakfasts throughout the village where guests can relax after the celebrations.

To contact the staff at Clovelly Estate, please click on the details above and below.
Clovelly Estate
Estate Office
EX39 5SY
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