Devon is a coastal wedding venue hotspot, encompassing sandy beaches, fossil cliffs and national parks. Boasting picturesque harbour towns, we completely understand why the Torbay region of Devon is known as the English Riviera.
The beautiful and eclectic county, showcases eternal blue skies and swaying palm trees and is the perfect place to throw a stylish and whimsical wedding. Choose the North or the South Coast for varied yet guaranteed breath-taking settings.
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Take a look at the carefully crafted list of coastal venues below.
From gorgeous estates with neighbouring beaches, to lavish hotels overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and private venues showcasing their breath-taking cliffs, you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit for you.
Tunnels Beaches is a unique coastal wedding venue, nestled within the cliffs of Ilfracombe, North Devon. Indulge in the rugged coastal views, make an entrance through their hand carved tunnels and enjoy the venue’s private beach!
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The seaside thatched gazebo offers an idyllic setting to say your “I dos”, think cliffs, secluded beaches and unparalleled sunsets. Alternatively pick a contemporary and stylish indoor setting, with the venue’s striking main building.
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Facing the ocean, you’ll have jaw dropping views and a space you can design to your every desire.
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The team provide a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere, making your special day, above all, fun for you and your loved ones. Invite up to 120-day guests and party away with 160 evening guests.
Celebrate in style with the in-built sound and light system. Enjoy fabulous food from the talented chefs and style the venue with quirky add-ons provided by the team.
The Royal Castle Hotel
Situated in the heart of Dartmouth, this landmark hotel features fantastic views over the river Dart. This privately owned 17th century hotel is an iconic landmark, perfect for housing your special day.
The picturesque town is the perfect place to explore with its independent shops and galleries at the bustling harbour side.
The hotel specialises in bespoke weddings and offers three elegant rooms, all licenced for civil ceremonies. Choose the Churston Booking Hall, situated on the Paignton-Dartmouth Steam Railway for a unique ceremony.
Host up to 90 guests for the day, pick the Adam and Apollo rooms and overlook the river Dart for your wedding breakfast. For a feast with a little more excitement, dine on the river boats while you sail through the famous river.
Board the Dart Explorer for a wedding reception on the river Dart and soak up the beauty of South Devon.
If you decide to say your vows at Churston Booking Hall, travel by steam train to and from your ceremony with the Dartmouth Steam Railway. Create a memorable day at The Royal Castle Hotel.
The Grand Hotel
Perched in one of the best locations on the English Riviera, surrounded by 22 miles of coastline, The Grand Hotel is one not many can rival.
Situated on the Torquay Seafront, the coastal venue boasts a beach directly opposite, a nearby harbour and marina.
The coastal area will ensure a fun fuelled stay. Enjoy superb strolls on the best beaches Devon has to offer. It also boasts the first urban UNESCO-designated global geopark, national parks and heritage sites.
Take a boat ride to the historic harbour towns of Brixham and Dartmouth. Sail, kayak, fish, dive or cycle and immerse yourself in everything the area has to offer.
Overlook one of the finest bays on your special day. The hotel features traditional British charm and a sense of grandeur at every turn. The landmark hotel gives you individually styled bedrooms, fine dining and a reputable plethora of past guests.
Flete Estate located in South Devon is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated on a heritage coast and being a site of scientific interest, the venue is animated by its wild flowers and beautiful birds.
Host your day on Pamflete House’s grounds for a sophisticated marquee wedding, or have an intimate ceremony in the formal dining room.
The house’s Georgian farmhouse, where the dining room is situated, was renovated to give you ultimate luxury. Whether you choose the sweeping views of the valley or the elegant house, the venue caters to your theme.
Take your wedding photos at the nearby unspoilt beaches; the golden sand, streams and rock pools will make for some unforgettable photos. Why not also enjoy the coastal venue in its full glory; stargaze, bird watch or take a boat ride on the magical grounds.
Sandy Cove Hotel
Explore the rugged coast and lush green of Exmoor National Park at Sandy Cove Hotel. Set on a North Devon cliff top and wrapped in natural beauty the jaw-dropping views will create a tranquil setting for your nuptials.
The hotel sits next to the stunning secluded Broadsands beach, and the beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton. Transcend into the surroundings with the venue’s terraces that span out onto the landscape, perfect also for those all-important photographs.
And then, why not take a short drive to the beaches on the Atlantic coastline after the ceremony for a spontaneous romantic getaway?
The hotel also gives you award-winning locally sourced food, individually styled rooms and swimming pool facilities. Unwind at this mystical coastal venue, explore the unique cliff railway and visit the picturesque Swiss like villages.
Soar Mill Cove
For a romantic wedding haven, Soar Mill Cove is the one for you. The hotel is located in Salcombe and offers a countryside setting and spell-binding sea views. The family run venue provides a lavish setting for the big day, alongside rolling views of the cliffs and ocean.
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The relaxed sense of elegance is perfect for an intimate occasion, but this coastal venue caters to wedding parties of any size. Every wedding here is bespoke and reflects personal taste.
Your stay brings with it award-winning food, sweeping views of the shores and luxurious rooms.
The venue also offers a spa and pool, take a dip in the spring-fed saltwater pool, feel pampered with a massage and a refreshing sauna session. Keep the nerves at bay with this tranquil venue.
Indulge in the East Devon coast for your special day at Ocean. This hidden gem offers panoramic views across the estuary to the South of Devon.
Showcasing glorious views and an elegant setting, the Ocean Suite terrace overlooks the Exmouth seafront and is adorned with contemporary décor that will complement any theme.
The team are there to reflect your style and bring your vision to life, without missing a detail. Partnering with the sought-after Lyme Bay Field Kitchen, design a bespoke menu for your guests. Relish in fresh, local ingredients, giving you world-inspired dishes with a modern West-Country twist.
Host all parts of your day here, the modern building stands pretty surrounded by greenery and florals.
The Ocean Suite, the venue’s main function room, comprises of a large stage, wooden dancefloor, a bar and of course two south-facing terraces, which showcase the breath-taking views. Host the celebrations here or choose the charming outdoor area.
The Imperial Hotel
This Victorian style hotel overlooks Torquay and the South Devon coastline. South Devon’s Bay, known also as the English Riviera delivers award-winning beaches, exotic palm trees and lush green spaces.
High on the clifftop, The Imperial Hotel is a spectacularly romantic setting. The venue provides incredible views and a backdrop that exudes beauty regardless of the season. Soak in the waterside and pretty colourful houses as you gaze beyond.
The charming spaces will house all parts of the celebrations, giving you a romantic ceremony, a glamorous dining experience and a sophisticated evening soiree.
The Torbay views also provide the perfect backdrop for your photographs. Choose the wedding package and allow the team to take care of the details while you revel in the costal surroundings.
To round-off the bunch, the breath-taking Edwardian hotel in North Devon could be the one for you. Situated above a sandy beach on the coastal villages of Woolacombe and Mortehoe, the seaside resort and sand-dune-like land create a fairy tale setting for your day.
The spectacular backdrop consisting of quiet sandy beaches and rolling surf below allows Watersmeet Hotel to boast a romantic and magical setting.
Host your ceremony in the hotel’s lounge with spectacular views across Combesgate beach and beyond to Lundy Island. Then, proceed to the lawn for drinks and canapés for landscaped gardens and unrivalled vista.
If it’s ever a bit chilly choose the lounge, complete with a warming log fire and panoramic views. The wedding breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant which also sits in view of magnificent landscapes.
Designed as an Edwardian summer residence, you are sure to feel grand on your wedding day. Dine in style, take some breathtaking photos and stroll on the beach with your loved one when all is said and done. The coastal venue gives you exclusive use to ensure you feel special on your wedding day.
The oceanside estates, hotels nestled in the cliffs and private buildings offer a varied range of magical venues to say your nuptials and celebrate in style. We hope one of these striking Devon coastal wedding venues has inspired you and set the ball rolling for the big day.
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Once you’ve taken the first step and secured your dream venue you can begin the whole planning process. You can find numerous fabulous Devon based wedding venues as well as general inspiration on our website.
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