Wedding Venues North Devon
North Devon really does have some spectacular venues for weddings. Whether your looking for romance by the sea or a beautiful countryside setting for your special day, North Devon has it all.
Here is a list (in no particular order) of five of the best wedding venues North Devon has to offer and some photos from weddings I've shot at these venues. All of these stunning venues have one thing in common, they will look good for your wedding photos!
Ocean Kave is certainly a unique venue to host a wedding, set amidst a secluded location in the rolling hills and coastal moorland of Westward Ho!. One of it's many highlights is the stunning coastal views you get from the Kave ceremony room, where you can watch the sun setting at the end of your romantic day! Since opening it's doors in 2013 Ocean Kave has become one of the premier wedding venues in Devon and last year won the Best New Business Award in the Westcountry Wedding Awards!
Last year they opened a stylish new glass fronted reception suite called the Sunset Rooms, a perfect place to host the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. Personally, I love shooting here as there are so many spectacular photo opportunities within the grounds and you are a couple of minutes away from Westward Ho! beach for those all important bride and groom photos.
I've shot quite a few weddings at Sandy Cove over the years, but this year has seen a few changes to make an already great venue into a top of the range one! There's the brand new modern 'Venue' building, a great place to hold your reception, meal and evening do, overlooking the cliff top. To top it off there is the unique new four meter platform extending far out over the cliff edge to the sweeping views below, there's nothing quite like it in the South West. The view here is the perfect backdrop for bride and groom photos.
If you need accommodation for you and your guests you can stay at the on site hotel, many rooms have those amazing sea views. Sandy Cove certainly has that 'wow' factor and I love shooting weddings here!
Hallsannery is an elegant manor house set in beautiful surroundings, located about 1 mile from the centre of Bideford. It has a beautiful sweeping lawn at the side of the house, offering views over the Torridge estuary, perfect for your photos!
Many of their large rooms are licensed to hold an indoor wedding ceremony, or if you want to have your ceremony outdoors you can, under the grand stone Portico. One of the highlights of the venue in my opinion is the stunning swirling staircase, which is the house's centre piece. There are so many nice spots for photos at Hallsannery, especially the giant bamboo plants. I've shot weddings here in all kinds of weathers and enjoyed every one.
If you want to get married by the sea, you can't get much closer than the Pier House! Overlooking Westward Ho! beach, the Pier House is an ideal venue for a beach wedding. Although you can't actually get married on the beach, you are so close, you can almost hear the crashing waves (if the tide is in) from inside the main ceremony room!
After the ceremony, you can bask in glorious sunshine on their stylish decked sun terrace for a quick breather. One of the many reasons I enjoy shooting here is the delicious food! The Pier House is also a restaurant and bistro, so the food is always to high standard. As for photo opportunities, there is the beach or the nearby coastal path. I've shot quite a few times at the Pier House and always look forward weddings there.
Another North Devon wedding venue by the sea, Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe is a stunning setting for a wedding. One of the highlights of this place is the long tunnel built into the rock that leads you into the main ceremony area. The modern building built into the rocks over looking the sea and it's two private beaches make Tunnels a very popular venue for weddings. During the summer wedding season, they often get fully booked and hold up to 7 weddings per week! I've really enjoyed shooting weddings here and there is no shortage of excellent photo opportunities with some truly stunning scenery!
If you are considering getting married at any of these venues, please contact me to arrange a chat about your wedding photography.