Wedding venue inspiration - Coastal venues

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in Devon and Cornwall including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

Coastal venues: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth

This magnificent hotel is positioned on the fringe of the city, adjacent to Millbay Park which offers a fantastic green space as well as period steps and pillars perfect for big-day photographs. A short stroll from the hotel is another wonderful photographic opportunity at Plymouth Hoe, which offers sensational ocean views across Plymouth Sound. The hotel is a Gothic Grade 11 listed building with feature windows, towers and turrets. It boasts a canopy entrance, ornate architectural features and revolving entrance doors. The interior offers a wealth of historic features, with grand rooms and hallways, glittering chandeliers, period columns and a stunning Grade II listed sweeping staircase.


Coastal venues: Crowne Plaza Plymouth, Devon

Crowne Plaza Plymouth, Devon

This sophisticated hotel is located in a stunning setting on Plymouth Hoe with beautiful sea-facing views. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna and beauty salon. The venue is perfect for a modern wedding in a fantastic contemporary setting and a wide selection of wedding packages are offered. Home to the largest ballroom in Plymouth, the Mariner Suite is licensed for civil ceremonies and also works well for the wedding breakfast and reception furnished with a licensed bar, dancefloor and stage. Ceremonies also take place in the Commonwealth Suite, a versatile option that boasts stunning vistas across Plymouth Hoe, the Astor Suite, and the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. This is located on the penthouse floor of the hotel revealing panoramic views over the Plymouth Sound, Dartmoor and across to Cornwall.


Coastal venues: The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall

The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall

This coastal property is Falmouth's oldest hotel, perched overlooking the privately owned quay and pontoons that offer Instagrammable photo opportunities, and just a stone's throw from some of Falmouth's stunning beaches. Newlyweds can take a romantic boat trip to toast their marriage, before returning to the hotel. Ceremonies are held in the romantic Riverbank Suite that boasts views of the estuary, or on the sundeck overlooking the water, an ideal spot for smaller celebrations. The Water's Edge restaurant is an idyllic pick for an intimate wedding breakfast, and the evening reception follows in the Riverbank Suite complete with a private bar and a balcony overlooking the river.


Coastal venues: Hannafore Point Hotel, Looe, Cornwall

Hannafore Point Hotel, Looe, Cornwall

This waterside wedding venue situated in South East Cornwall is perched on the rocks, just 20 yards from the water's edge. It offers excellent facilities for informal and formal celebrations, with the ability to cater for between two and 180 guests and also host the ceremony. The stunning location with its panoramic views stretching across the Looe Bay and St. George's Island provides the perfect backdrop for big-day photographs. The hotel prides itself on its personal and professional service, traditional hospitality and menus that can be tailored to suit each couple's requirements. It also offers well-appointed accommodation for guests.


Coastal venues: The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall

The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall

Recently re-opened in February this year, this Relais & Chateaux property is located on the harbour of this picturesque, cobbled fishing port against the rugged Cornish coast. It's home to 19 bedrooms, each one individually designed to complement the surroundings. It's the ideal setting for a drinks reception or a post-vow wedding celebration in the multi-award-winning restaurant with views across the water. Couples can dine at the chef's table or outside on the waterside terrace. New head chef Dorian Janmaat heads up the kitchen team, serving dishes that champion the freshest local ingredients and produce.


Coastal venues: St Mawes Hotel, Cornwall

St Mawes Hotel, Cornwall

This luxury seaside boutique hotel, the sister property to The Idle Rocks, sits on the Roseland Peninsula. Its seven charming bedrooms are all individually designed with their own sense of style. Fresh Cornish food is served in The Bar & Restaurant and on the Upper Deck where guests dine against the backdrop of the sea. The Courtyard Room is a bright, airy space available for private hire seating between 20 and 40 guests depending on the room layout. It's ideal for a wedding reception and has its own private outdoor courtyard for summer drinks.


Coastal venues: The Berry Head Hotel, Brixham, Devon

The Berry Head Hotel, Brixham, Devon

This family-run hotel nestled on the water's edge in six acres of grounds enjoys seaside views across the Torbay coastline. It's positioned in six acres of picturesque gardens offering plenty of photo opportunities. Facilities include comfortable bedrooms, an à la carte restaurant for fine dining, and a more relaxed menu available in the brasserie. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. The hotel caters for between two and 200 wedding guests, with menu choices that can be tailored to suit each different celebration. Ceremonies take place both indoors and out, and the wedding breakfast and reception can be enjoyed in a choice of two rooms.


Coastal venues: Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Mawgan Porth

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Mawgan Porth

This award-winning, four-star hotel is known for its contemporary colour pop interiors and beachside setting. Distinctive from the outside, and true to its 1960s roots, the exterior of the building is a mix of white-painted brick and expanses of glass. It's surrounded by dune gardens and native plants and overlooks Mawgan Porth Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Inside sees a collaboration where Scandi-chic meets Cornwall, and there are plenty of spaces in which to relax and enjoy the spectacular sunsets. It's the ideal wedding venue for an elopement for two, an intimate day with loved ones, or a larger affair. Ceremonies take place for up to 50 guests in The Garden Room, an idyllic space set in the dune gardens, ideal for small wedding parties or elopements. Guests dine at one long trestle table and after the wedding breakfast, they can enjoy toasting marshmallows over the firepit. For larger ceremonies of up to one hundred guests, with room for a further fifty in the evening, there's The Venue, a versatile space with its private entrance, reception, bar area, sunset terrace and a beautiful view of Mawgan Porth beach.


Coastal venues: Cliff House Salcombe, Devon

Cliff House Salcombe, Devon

This historic waterside wedding venue overlooks the Salcombe Estuary and the golden beaches of East Portlemouth. It enjoys uninterrupted views from the large terrace which is a picture-postcard spot for big-day photographs and a drinks reception. It can also accommodate a marquee if required and can be decorated to suit the theme of the wedding, with furniture, bunting, outdoor lighting and other decorative accessories. Ceremonies take place in a choice of two function rooms each featuring original period features and stylish décor. The elegant Library holds up to 100 guests and the larger Assembly Hall, with its large bay windows and French doors leading out on to the terrace, hosts up to 150 loved ones. It can hold an additional 50 evening guests, (so 200 people in total), plus there's plenty of space for a band or DJ and a dancefloor.


Coastal venues: The Rosevine, Nr Truro, Cornwall

The Rosevine, Nr Truro, Cornwall

Located on the Roseland Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the South Coast, and close to St Mawes and Truro, wedding venue The Rosevine is a relaxed and friendly seaside bolthole open all year. Set within a Georgian family house just a stone's throw from the golden sands at Porthcurnick Beach and the South West Coast Path, it's a boutique apart-hotel lovingly known as 'the big house by the sea'. The property welcomes couples getting married and can accommodate up to 30 of their family and friends in the choice of 15 individual apartments each featuring a large living and dining area plus a kitchenette. Most have incredible views over the landscaped lawns down to the sea and next door is The Lookout, a cosy holiday house with a large open-plan kitchen, sitting room and four bedrooms accommodating up to six adults and two children. Extensive manicured lawns frame the venue with sweeping views across Gerrans Bay to the tiny fishing village of Portscatho. Once inside, there's a heated swimming pool, comfortable lounge with sofas and a wood-burning stove, a children's play area, restaurant and a friendly and welcoming team ensuring a relaxed home-from-home vibe.


Coastal venues: Kitley House Hotel & Restaurant, Plymouth, Devon

Kitley House Hotel & Restaurant, Plymouth, Devon

This 500-year-old country house hotel wedding venue and privately owned estate sits on the tranquil Yealm Estuary and its own lake in Devon's stunning South Hams. It's home to 19 stylish bedrooms including three charming suites packed with character and revealing far-reaching views down to the creek that makes a romantic photographic backdrop. Ceremonies take place in a choice of elegant rooms inside the house for up to 100 guests. There's The Regency Room and the Library, The Morning Room that's best suited to more intimate gatherings, and the Banquet Hall which is ideal for larger celebrations. Outside, couples can step across a rustic bridge to The Island for a spectacular lakeside ceremony, or exchange their vows in the summerhouse located beside the fountain garden. The wedding breakfast can be hosted in the Library for a maximum of 65 guests, or in the Banquet Hall for a maximum of 100 loved ones. The evening reception holds a maximum of up to 150 guests.


Coastal venues: Moreton House, Bideford, Devon

Moreton House, Bideford, Devon

This new wedding venue offers the feeling of privacy and seclusion in a remote setting, yet it's located just one mile from the town centre and close to the stunning North Devon coast with its abundance of local beaches. Ceremonies take place framed by the columns of the portico, or in the hall beyond. Inside, the venue offers a choice of four elegant function rooms all with stunning period features yet still maintaining an inviting and homely feel. It's ideal for medium-sized functions of up to 70 guests, allowing for each stage of the wedding to be held in its own dedicated space. The salon dining room easily seats up to 70 loved ones for the wedding breakfast and guests can then move to the relaxed clubroom bar, or dance the night away in the morning room bar and party room.


Coastal venues: St Moritz, Wadebridge, Cornwall

St Moritz, Wadebridge, Cornwall

This chic seaside hotel wedding venue and Cowshed Spa is nestled on the picturesque North Cornish coastline between Polzeath and Rock just a stone's throw from the beach. It's a collection of luxury rooms, suites, self-catering apartments and villas alongside the UK's only Cowshed Spa outside of the Soho House properties (offering six restful treatment rooms including a double one ideal for newlyweds) and a brand new dining experience in its new-look restaurant.


Coastal venues: Pengersick Castle, Penzance, Cornwall

Pengersick Castle, Penzance, Cornwall

This enchanting castle is steeped in history and character, with open-beam ceilings, ornately carved granite fireplaces and a fine Tudor stone spiral staircase for those wishing to make a grand entrance. The main entrance features an arched doorway with a built-in drop-slot, and it sits in formal Tudor gardens complete with a Knot and Medieval gardens. Guests can enjoy the four acres of woodland with grassy pathways leading to the original Medieval manor house site that's now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and everything is located just 600 metres from the sea.


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