Wedding venue inspiration - Hotels

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.

Hotels: Future Inns, Plymouth, Devon

Future Inns, Plymouth, Devon

This city centre hotel is home to 143 modern en suite bedrooms at affordable prices. Highlights include its convenient location and free car parking, complimentary Wi-fi and the relaxed, contemporary Fishbone Restaurant serving popular British dishes with a West Country flavour using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Ceremonies and receptions take place in a variety of stylish function rooms suited to a small, intimate affair or a large party (when restrictions lift), and the hotel only hosts one wedding per day. There is a selection of wedding packages available and they all include, but are not limited to, a red carpet arrival, white table linen and napkins, a dedicated wedding coordinator, the complimentary King Suite for the newlyweds on the night of the wedding and a special accommodation rate for guests.


Hotels: 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.


Hotels: Elfordleigh, Plymouth, Devon

Elfordleigh, Plymouth, Devon

Nestled within 120 acres of park and woodland on the edge of Dartmoor is this privately-owned country house hotel - and stunning wedding venue - and golf club complete with luxurious bedrooms and elegant suites, an 18-hole golf course and outstanding leisure facilities including the Elfordleigh Spa. Ceremonies take place in a choice of three stunning rooms and there are two impressive function rooms with private bars to suit every size of wedding breakfast and evening reception.


Hotels: 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.


Hotels: 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.


Hotels: Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall, Plymouth, Devon

Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall, Plymouth, Devon

This award-winning, five-star spa wedding venue is located in the picturesque grounds of Boringdon Hall Hotel, an elegant manor house with fire-lit lounges, two restaurants and 42 sumptuous bedrooms. With an emphasis on wellbeing in a natural environment, the facilities are set against a backdrop of countryside views and include an indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool with an outdoor swim-through, experience showers, heat experiences including a Finnish sauna and a crystal salt steam room, a herbal sauna and outdoor hot tubs. The deep relaxation room overlooks the wildflower meadow and offers a wide variety of treatments, and there's a Spatisserie in which to relax and enjoy the indulgent menu. Ceremonies take place in a variety of places in the hotel, from the beautiful Rose Room for up to 30 guests, or in the Ward room or the Grenville Room.


Hotels: Abbey Sands Hotel, Torquay, Devon

Abbey Sands Hotel, Torquay, Devon

This beautiful hotel wedding venuel, part of The Richardson group, is located on the English Riviera. Originally two villas, it's a Victorian building boasting much of the original architecture with most of the 47 bedrooms still home to period features. The property sits in manicured gardens, ideal for big-day photographs, and is situated less than a one-minute walk from the beach and close to the town. Leisure facilities include an indoor and heated outdoor pool, a gym, hot tub and 15% off treatments in the spa at sister property, The Grand Hotel (also in Torquay). Ceremonies take place in a choice of beautifully appointed ceremony rooms or outside in the secret garden. There's flexible, bespoke packages available for the wedding breakfast and reception, from the Elegant Package for 40 day guests and 80 evening guests, to The Fairy Tale package designed for 60 day guests and 100 evening guests.


Hotels: Grand Hotel Torquay, Devon

Grand Hotel Torquay, Devon

This elegant Victorian property, Torquay's landmark hotel (and the sister one to the Abbey Sands Hotel (above); The Royal Beacon in Exmouth and The Falmouth Hotel), sits pride of place on the seafront. Steeped in history, it has retained many of its period features across its 132 individually styled bedrooms and is home to an AA rosette fine dining restaurant, 1881, and The Spa at the Grand. This tranquil spot uses organic and ethical Caudalie products, with manicures and pedicures using Jessica nail polishes and HiBrow and Lashbase treatments available. Spa packages include Total Time Out for Men, ideal for small stag groups, and the Hen Day Spa package. The Sheer Indulgence package for two includes a full afternoon tea, a Caudalie facial and a relaxing and nourishing body wrap.


Hotels: The Headland Cornwall, Newquay

The Headland Cornwall, Newquay

Perched on its very own private clifftop overlooking the golden sands of Fistral Beach, one of the best surfing beaches in the UK and Europe, this opulent five-star hotel offers panoramic views spanning the Atlantic Ocean. It's home to individually designed bedrooms and suites, one of which is offered complimentary to the newlyweds on the night of the wedding, and a new multi-million pound leisure complex, The Aqua Club, opening in late spring 2020. This five-star destination will house five pools - a 25-metre swimming pool; an adjoining hydrotherapy and children's pool; a heated outdoor pool and a vitality pool complete with water features. There'll also be an ocean-facing sun terrace and a stylish new restaurant, The Deck.


Hotels: 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.


Hotels: 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.


Hotels: 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.


Hotels: 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.


Hotels: 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.


Hotels: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock

The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock

This historic hotel wedding venue sits just across the road from St. Eustachius' Church and the Pannier Market that this quaint town is well known for. It reflects the style and grandeur of the area and is packed full of charm, with original features and antiques on display in the public areas, and 31 individually styled bedrooms ranging from the comfortable classic ones to the indulgent four-poster rooms and the elegant bridal suite.


Hotels: Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor National Park

Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor National Park

This country house hotel wedding venue and former coaching inn located in the heart of Dartmoor is perched on the banks of the West Dart River. It oozes character and style as you first approach it over a historic bridge, with its manicured lawns sweeping down to the water. The informal yet beautiful gardens that surround the hotel merge into the open moorland beyond, with rolling countryside vistas in every direction. Inside is like stepping back in time, with historic antiques, crackling log fires, and romantic candlelit areas offering a sense of warmth and well-being. The individually styled bedrooms range from those with a traditional country feel to indulgent premier ones with four-poster beds and spa baths.


Hotels: 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.


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