Venues Ocean Kave
Ocean Kave
  • Unique North Devon award winning wedding venue
  • Panoramic views of the coastline and Atlantic ocean
  • Licensed to host indoor and outdoor ceremonies
  • Exchange vows and rings overlooking the ocean
  • Evening receptions for up to 150 guests
  • Beautiful sunset reception suite with fantastic views
  • Range of wedding packages from 2-150 guests
  • Suitable for summer and winter weddings
  • 17 luxury holiday cottages and apartments for guests
  • Located in an AONB

Located near the popular holiday resort of Westward Ho! This enchanting Kave has been purposefully crafted to host weddings above Mermaid's Pool, in the heart of North Devon Coast's 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Ocean Kave epitomises magical romantic coastal weddings, commanding impressive panoramic vistas over the Atlantic Ocean, and all the way to Lundy Island on a clear day.

For those couples who dream of a private wedding with a truly coastal feel, Ocean Kave is ideal. Ceremonies can take place in a choice of 2 locations, Ocean Kave ceremony room or the outdoor gazebo. Their Sunset Rooms, boasting panoramic views of the ocean are absolutely perfect for wedding receptions. Versatile for both summer and winter weddings; it takes full advantage of the glorious sunsets in the summertime, and can be made wonderfully atmospheric during the chilly season with the waves crashing against the rocks.

About

Originally part of the old quarry, Ocean Kave is a purpose build exclusive wedding venue, it was excavated by local masons to create the wonderfully unique, isolated facility that it is today. The first marriage took place in June 2013, and it has since enjoyed tremendous success as a wedding venue.

This includes winning the title of Best Countryside Wedding Venue in the South West of England in both 2015 and 2018 (TWIA). The onsite accommodation also boasts an array of awards including Gold Winner of the South West Tourism Awards 2018 for best self-catering in the South West.

Facilities

Ocean Kave

What location could be more magical than this cliffside refuge, gazing out romantically onto the blissful ocean beyond? Both civil ceremonies and intimate wedding breakfasts can be held in the mystical inner sanctum of Ocean Kave.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 22 Guests

The Sunset Rooms

Commanding panoramic views of the surrounding beaches and coastline, this reception suite is equipped with a fully-licensed bar, a dancefloor with modern disco lighting and a PA system.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 130 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 150 Guests

There is a generous amount of outdoor space that can be used creatively. You are welcome to add your own props, games and decorations and bring in a range of different suppliers; couples in the past have used ice-cream trucks, sweet carts and more!

Catering

The staff at Ocean Kave appreciate the importance of flawless wedding breakfasts, taking meticulous care in their production. Nigel Powell, the Head Chef, has a wealth of catering experience. He is fantastically equipped to observe individual or special dietary requirements, offering separate menus to children and juniors.

All confirmed wedding parties are offered a consultation and menus can be created on a bespoke basis. Delicious buffets are also available for your evening reception.

Accommodation

Within the grounds of the venue are fourteen luxury holiday cottages, each sleeping two to eight people, which can be adapted to suit different needs. Choice of bridal suite is included in most packages and guests will be welcome to extend their stay. Also available are three 5-star gold-rated beachfront apartments nearby in Westward Ho!

Just use the details below to contact or book Ocean Kave. And don't forget to claim your free bubbly when booking!

Address
Ocean Kave
Duckhaven Stud
Cornborough Road
Westward Ho!
Bideford
Devon
EX39 1AA

Reviews

  • Jill and John

    We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to make our Wedding Day so special, from the first meeting to the Wedding weekend. Cannot believe that is now over, but what lovely memories to have.

    We and all our guests felt that the whole Kave experience was just magical and the Sunset Room was a perfect venue for our reception. Everyone of the team we have met are amazing and it feels like we have known them for years!

    I’m sure that we will be seeing you all again soon.

  • Fiona and Ben

    I wanted to say we really had such a wonderful time with you all. It was so blissful!! The cottage, location, services and farm are just so wonderful!

  • Michelle and Richard

    I wanted to thank you again for making our wedding so special, we had the most amazing day and have made so many beautiful and funny memories. So many of our guest are saying how amazing the day, staff and accommodation were. We will be forever grateful.

  • Laura and Matt

    Thank you all again for giving us the best day ever and making everything so perfect for us! You were all so lovely and couldn't do enough for us! We also noticed all the little touches that you included without us knowing! Thank you for that, the pictures are going to look stunning!

    Our cottage was beautiful, we had a lovely stay and it was so peaceful! We are hoping to come and stay again for our one year anniversary so we will be in touch!

  • Tracey and Wayne

    Thank you for a perfect stay and wedding with you. Everything was amazing and we're so grateful for all your hard work. Thank you so much. We look forward to booking another stay with you all soon.

  • Mr and Mrs Young

    Thank you for making our wedding day so magical, everything went so smoothly, the food was out of this world! You were amazing from start to finish, With us and with the children. Thank you for making our dream day possible, we are eternally grateful and will definitely be back for our anniversary if not sooner!

  • Charlie and Alex

    We had the best time, couldn’t think of a better place in the world to get married. We were very fortunate with the weather and had a huge amount of compliments for finding the venue. Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend. We look forward to returning next year.

  • Father of Bride

    The wedding day was a total triumph and all the feedback from everybody has been universally very positive. The location was stunning, the food superb and the staff performed magnificently. Throughout all the preparations, we all had an image of how we hoped the day would go. However, the whole day surpassed all our expectations and was an absolute triumph.

    You and your team are consummate professionals and that was reflected throughout, both in the planning of the wedding and then in it's execution. The only genuine unknown in the planning was the weather and you even managed to arrange that, the weather perfect and the sunset spectacular!

    Would we recommend the location and venue to others, absolutely we would and I wouldn't be surprised if you pick up further business (if not directly from the wedding party , then from others who have viewed the wedding pictures and the favourable comments on social networks).

    Well done and once again, thank you!

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