You’ve had your heart on getting married by the seaside, but you’re worried about venues being stuffy and old fashioned, possibly harking of “Fawlty Towers”! Well, we’ve got four coastal venues here that offer something different, modern and ideal for putting your own stamp on the day…
We love a coastal wedding, and these are some of our favourite seaside spots for saying “I do”. Whether it’s a secret hideaway in the rugged North Devon rocks, or a wedding on the historical Jurassic Coast, we’ve got something for everyone…
Can you imagine anything more romantic than celebrating your marriage in style a quarter of a mile out to sea? A wedding on the Grand Pier is a truly unforgettable experience, with its spectacular panoramic views it’s an incomparable venue!
The Grand Pier has a number of beautiful rooms to choose from. The Regency Suite can host 250 guests and is located on the top floor of the pier with a breathtaking vista of Weston’s Seafront. Its balcony is the perfect place for guests to unwind with a glass of bubbly and take in the views.
On the ground floor at the back of the pier, The Tiffany Room has room for 150 guests and has jaw-droppingly beautiful views of the bay and its Edwardian decor is elegant and stylish. The North Tower boasts panoramic views across town and can seat up to 30 guests for civil ceremonies.
Whether you choose one of The Grand Pier’s wedding packages, or they tailor the day to suit your budget and style; their wedding coordinator will help you create your dream wedding. Find out more about The Grand Pier, and don’t hesitate in ordering your free brochure!
The Dome‘s seaside location and its rich history create an ambience that is unique and inspirational. A stone’s throw from Brighton, and easily accessible from London, this venue is perfectly located for city dwelling couples who’ve been dreaming of waves at their wedding!
With lovely facilities and uniquely adaptable suites, and intimate rooms for every style of wedding celebration The Dome is everyone’s dream venue. Following the “I dos” in the Whispering Gallery your guests can sip on cocktails and devour delicious, locally-sourced canapes in the Atrium Bar. Afterwards they can enjoy a sit-down meal in the spacious main lounge where 140 guests can dine.
They have adaptable menus making the most of local produce including Sussex cheese, cream and sausages. There are lots of extras to be had at The Dome too, such as a rehearsal dinner the night before, brunch or afternoon tea the day after, and even a photo booth is on offer.
You can head out for gorgeous wedding photography on the beach as that’s only 50m from the front doors, with views across to the Seven Sisters. Why not take a closer look at The Dome here.
Sidmouth Harbour Hotel is one of the South West’s most sought after waterfront wedding venues, boasting an exceptional location and spectacular views of the stunning Lime Bay.
Take your vows in luxurious surroundings in the newly refurbished wedding suite, then sip champagne on the hotel’s private wedding terrace! Head out into the grounds and revel in the beauty, and have your wedding photography with the dramatic Jurassic coastline as a backdrop.
For more intimate weddings, Sidmouth Harbour Hotel‘s brand new reception room offers the ideal space. The coastal themed room features a decadent fireplace and is licensed for ceremonies, holding up to 40 people.
Not only is the hotel pefectly located and offering impeccable service, their luxury Harbour Spa has five treatment rooms, fitness suite, indoor pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room! This is most perfect spot to relax before the biggest day of your life! Book a visit and order your free brochure here.
Nestled on the coastline of Ilfracombe, North Devon, hides a perfectly private and unique wedding venue: Tunnels Beaches. Accessed via handcarved tunnels in the cliffs, this venue is is set in an ethereal secluded garden overlooking the rugged north Devon coastline and out across the waves to the famous Lundy Island.
Once you’ve made your way to the venue, you can say “I do” under their pretty thatched gazebo, or inside the fresh and modern building, or for the more adventurous bride and groom you can even take your vows in the Tunnels themselves.
The gorgeous private beach and immaculately landscaped gardens and terrace are exclusively yours for the entire celebration. And the wedding party can stay in the Bath House accommodation at Tunnels Beaches, so no rushing for taxis at the end of the night.
In-house chefs will cook up a phenomenal gourmet BBQ menu for you and your guests, and the venue offers couples a huge range of extras! Make your wedding “you” and hire their ice-cream tricycle, giant deckchair, 4ft “LOVE” illuminated letters, and bring guests to the venue in a fab VW shuttle bus! Find out more about this excitingly fun venue here.
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