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The Headland Hotel Torquay

The Headland Hotel Torquay

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The Headland Hotel Torquay

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  • All-inclusive South Devon wedding venue
  • Imposing clifftop hotel in Torquay
  • Elegant, historic mid-Victorian villa
  • Two acres of gardens, panoramic sea views
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for up to 130 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 150 guests
  • AA Rosette-awarded in-house cuisine
  • 78 ensuite bedrooms with all mod-cons

Surrounded by two acres of magnificent gardens and just a stone's throw from the South West Coastal Path, this proud, majestic villa was constructed as residence for a wealthy Russian family during Torquay's golden age in the latter part of the 19th century. Licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests, the hotel accommodates a wide range of needs.

Marrying couples can choose between The Ascot Suite and The Romanoff Restaurant as the main venue for their civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception party, and in the meantime should encourage their guests to take full advantage of the stunning Gallery Lounge and outdoor Sea View Terrace, not to mention over two acres of pristine landscaped gardens to explore.


At the close of the 19th century, Torquay became extremely popular with the rich and privileged of Europe, and it was during this opulent time that a noble Russian family, the Romanoffs, arrived and built the stunning edifice, which they called Villa Syracusa.

Down the years, the villa had many influential, prestigious visitors, including Edward, Prince of Wales. The Russian Royal Family were frequent guests, visiting the Romanoffs with Count Gregoire Stroganoff and Countess Alexandra Tolstoy, to name just a few.


The Ascot Suite

The recently refurbished Ascot Suite successfully blends the modern with the traditional, and effortlessly conveys the bright and airy atmosphere that is so much an integral part of being at the seaside. The room can host a moderately-sized formal wedding breakfast for up to 50 guests, rising to a capacity of 70 for an evening reception party. The suite is also ideal for civil ceremonies.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 60 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 50 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 70 Guests

The Romanoff Restaurant

Named after the family who commissioned the Villa Syracusa in the mid-19th century, this elegant room showcases impressive chandeliers and large bay windows which command beautiful sea views. The Romanoff Restaurant is ideal for larger occasions.

Formal Reception Capacity - 130 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 150 Guests

Catering And Accommodation

Catering at The Headland Hotel is provided by the AA-Rosette award-winning in-house team of chefs, who prepare and serve up a delicious Table d'Hote menu all year round to visitors staying at the hotel. Rest assured, your wedding cuisine is in safe hands!


As a renowned hotel, The Headland actually offers 78 ensuite bedrooms. All have tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi and much more. Also, the hotel has its own mini gym and sauna to be enjoyed, perhaps before your big day kicks off, or afterwards!

Get in touch with the hospitality team at The Headland Hotel in Torquay via their contact details provided just below.

Headland Hotel And Spa
Daddyhole Road
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