10 coastal wedding venues in the South West

31 May 2017

Find a sensational seaside wedding venue in the South West of England with these beautiful options

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The Headland, Newquay, Cornwall

A wildly romantic setting on the ocean’s edge, The Headland overlooks the world-famous Fistral BeachOffering the perfect blend of discreet English ambience, underpinned by four-star hospitality, double Rosette awarded dining and gorgeous seascapes, The Headland is a unique wedding venue for an unforgettable celebration. The venue is licensed to host civil ceremonies and has a selection of show-stopping suites for you to choose from. Whether you are celebrating with two or 250 guests, your dedicated wedding coordinator will take your ideas and create a bespoke wedding package, just for you. With 96 four-star hotel rooms and suites as well as 39 five-star self-catering cottages, why not extend your special day into a memorable weekend?



Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth, Dorset

Set in Bournemouth's prestigious East Cliff district, Hotel Miramar offers an idyllic wedding venue for discerning couples. This elegant country house hotel by the sea has immaculately presented gardens and stunning coastal views, and is just a stroll away from miles of golden sands. From a relaxed and informal vintage afternoon tea on the lawn to a sumptuous formal dinner, you will be afforded the very best and most courteous service with attention to every tiny detail. There is also the option for exclusive use, ideal for those travelling with guests to celebrate their marriage at this well-appointed coastal destination. 



Pennsylvania Castle, Isle of Portland, Dorset

With stunning sea views, idyllic gardens and luxurious suites, Pennsylvania Castle is the perfect venue for the fairytale wedding of your dreams. Whether you’re planning a relaxed and intimate gathering or a more glamorous and grandiose affair, The Penn - which was built by the grandson of the founder of the US state of Pennsylvania - offers a variety of luxurious indoor and outdoor ceremony spots.


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The Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Perched on a cliff-top above the bay, The Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant in Lyme Regis, Dorset, is a dreamy venue for a chic wedding by the sea. The Grade II listed historic house has expansive private gardens leading to a sandy beach on the Jurassic Coast. The hotel has five ceremony venues including a Lookout Tower nestled in the gardens and a recently-restored chapel, converted from a Georgian stable block. From champagne and canapés on the lawn to sit-down wedding breakfasts, the hotel’s kitchen is renowned for championing local (and seasonal) West Country produce and fresh seafood dishes. The hotel is also available for exclusive use and has 23 individually-designed bedrooms (most with sea views).



Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton, Dorset

Bournemouth’s ‘grande dame of hotels’, the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton has a history of weddings which stretches back over 70 years. A majestic Victorian property with dramatic clifftop views across Bournemouth’s stunning coastline, the Hallmark Hotel is as grandiose today as it was back then. The Carlton offers eight stunning refurbished event rooms, capable of hosting everything from intimate celebrations with your closest family and friends to a magnificent banquet and dance for 200 guests. Ceremonies can also be held outdoors in their spectacular award-winning gardens which boast breathtaking ocean views.



Weymouth Pavilion, Dorset

With its superb location next to the beach, Weymouth Pavilion is the ideal venue for your wedding. All the rooms enjoy stunning views across the bay and there is a first floor balcony perfect for photographs with the sea and cliffs providing a spectacular backdrop. Looking for somewhere a little different for your ceremony? Why not give yourselves and your guests a truly magical experience by getting married on the Theatre Stage? There is a stunning starlight backdrop, beautiful silk drops and an abundance of lighting which can be themed to suit the colour scheme of your wedding. Following the ceremony, the Ocean Room ballroom - with the starlight ceiling canopy - offers the perfect place for the wedding breakfast and evening party.



Blue Fizz Events, covers South West

Are you a barefoot bride? Dreaming of a boho/festival-inspired or beach chic wedding? Blue Fizz Events offers gorgeous traditional canvas pole tents in exquisite coastal locations complemented by perfect planning and creative styling to deliver your beautiful, bespoke wedding celebration. Let the team create something special for you.



Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate, Saint Ives, Cornwall

Set in the heart of its own sandy bay with stunning sea views, Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate can cater for weddings of any style or taste, from grand weddings to intimate gatherings. Eleven areas of the estate are licensed for wedding ceremonies which include: luxury function rooms with panoramic sea views within the boutique hotel; stylish relaxation lounge with balcony and quirky pavilion in the award-winning C Bay Spa; decking and Beach Club restaurant on the sands of the beach; and new for 2018, The Ocean Club - a stunning venue with top deck, function suite and retractable roof which allows dining for up to 160 guests.



The Grand Hotel, Torquay, Devon

If you are looking for a stylish and elegant venue for your wedding that offers fantastic service and excellent food that will leave your guests truly impressed, then The Grand Hotel is the venue for your special day. The venue has a choice of rooms to hold civil ceremonies as well as the wedding breakfast. The Devonshire Suite is a beautiful room and is popular for evening receptions, with a large dance floor and elevated stage area suitable for either a disco or band. Wedding parties are offered preferential rates for their guests if they wish to stay the night, and the bride and groom are treated to a complimentary room for the evening of their wedding. 



Sandy Cove, Nr Ilfracombe, Devon

If you're dreaming of the perfect wedding and looking for a stunning and spectacular venue, Sandy Cove is the ultimate choice. The setting is amazing: breathtaking views across the sea, the Atlantic Coast and Exmoor. The venue has a AA 2 Rosette award for the food and a dedicated team who will turn your dreams into a beautifully run and bespoke day. Whether you are planning a small intimate day or a large sparkling one, the team will help you make this the happiest and most romantic day of your life. Unique to the area, the venue also offers exclusive-use weddings where you can enjoy the whole hotel for two days... just you, your family and friends.



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