Venues Clovelly Estate
Clovelly Estate
  • Stunning romantic village, perfect for hosting weddings
  • Once owned by the Queen of England
  • Two hotels in the village have a civil ceremony license
  • Also available for wedding receptions
  • Own caterers permitted

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


You can make use of any external caterers at Clovelly; with the fantastic array of companies in the local area, you will be sure to have a personalised and bespoke wedding breakfast.


The two hotels in the village are ideal for wedding night accommodation.

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Clovelly Estate
Estate Office
EX39 5SY
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