Venue inspiration from Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding

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.

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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.

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.

The Castle Bude, Bude

This historic castle is a Grade II listed wedding venue nestled in dunes next to Summerleaze Beach and runs alongside the Bude Canal. It offers a relaxed and friendly venue with unrivalled views, stunning grounds, and a sweeping driveway, all ideal for big-day photos. Ceremonies take place in a choice of three areas. The Willoughby Gallery is the largest room overlooking the castle grounds seating up to 60 guests. The Blanchminster Gallery can seat up to 16 loved ones and also boasts beautiful views, and there's also the Conservatory Room with views stretching across the Atlantic Ocean that also accommodates up to 16 guests. Buffet-style receptions are held in the Willoughby Gallery for up to 40 seated guests or up to 80 standing. There's a second, smaller room available best suited to a more intimate 20 seated guests or 30 standing.

Caerhays Estate, St Austell

Tucked in a hidden Cornish cove on the unspoilt Porthluney Beach and hugged by woodland spring gardens sits this stunning coastal wedding venue. Ceremonies take place in The Coastguards Lookout, a small, historic building hosting up to 20 nearest and dearest. Situated on the rural headland overlooking the coast, it offers stunning views over Veryan Bay and beyond, and the backdrop presents the perfect spot for photographs. There's also the opportunity for pictures to be taken down on the beach after the ceremony at no extra cost. Alternatively, The Vean is a beautifully restored Georgian manor house nestled in the Porthluney valley that's licensed for ceremonies and can be hired exclusively. Couples can choose to host a private dinner the night before the wedding, and a marquee can be erected on the lawn just outside seating up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast and reception. There's also the option of using the terrace marquee attached to the side of the Vean to seat up to 70 loved ones. The house offers luxury accommodation with up to 16 guests staying in eight stylish bedrooms.

Lusty Glaze Beach Weddings, Newquay

This rustic, laidback venue is situated on its private beach in a secluded cove on the North Cornish coast and has been designed to reflect its surroundings with a restaurant, two bars, the Top Deck ceremony area and clear-fronted marquee allowing for panoramic views stretching across the Atlantic Ocean. It's not hard to see why the venue was voted the Best Coastal Wedding Venue in the UK Wedding Awards 2019, and also the UK's Best Beach by The Sunday Times. Ceremonies take place on the Top Deck, a quintessentially coastal space with seating for up to 120 guests. Its bright, open design means that vows can be exchanged against uninterrupted sea views. Alternatively, and new for 2019, couples can now elope in front of one of the coastal blue beach huts with just their witnesses and the ocean. Ceremonies here can take place during the day, or as the sun is setting. Alternatively, a private area of the marquee can also host the ceremony.

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.

Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Cornwall

Knightor is a beautiful courtyard of historic and traditionally restored granite barns with an adjoining farmhouse used for on-site accommodation. The winery is set in four acres of vineyards, pasture and orchard in a secluded area of countryside nestled just above St Austell Bay. The grounds include a sunny courtyard perfect for drinks and dining al fresco, pretty cottage gardens that surround the farmhouse and lead to the arbour, and a wildlife pond which is a stunning outdoor blessing location. The main Threshing Barn comprises an oak-topped barrel bar, comfy sofas and a dancefloor on the ground floor, with doors leading out to the sunny courtyard. On the second floor, the large room filled with natural daylight has vaulted ceilings, oak beams and stone walls offering a traditional Cornish barn feel.

The Grain Store, Kingsbridge, Devon

The Grain Store is a new wedding and party venue set in the heart of Devon on the site of a traditional English farm, offering complete privacy, accessed via a tree-lined drive, and boasting sea views across Start Bay. After sitting empty for years, the barn has been lovingly transformed into the perfect wedding location able to host up to 200 guests. It boasts a dancefloor, stylish bar, cartwheel chandeliers, soft up-lighting, silk parachutes strung from the ceiling and fairylights scattered throughout, creating a magical, romantic ambience. Hire of The Grain Store includes exclusive-use from the Friday to the Monday allowing couples time to style it, plus accommodation at the farmhouse, a five-star, seven-bedroom house featuring luxury interiors that sleeps up to fourteen wedding guests.

Trevenna, Liskeard, Cornwall

Located in a secluded setting within 142 acres of the Cornish countryside, Trevenna is a cluster of elegant barns and a cosy farmhouse that accommodates up to 40 wedding guests. The views provide a beautiful backdrop for photographs, and the grounds provide plenty of opportunities for guests to explore, with meadow walks and games on the lawn. Ceremonies take place in a choice of areas. Outside, the beautiful Arbour constructed from solid oak and natural slate using traditional carpentry skills can be styled with drapes to create a soft and romantic look, or the posts and beams can be adorned with ivy, flowers or bunting. It's surrounded by open countryside views and holds up to 120 guests.

Cornish Tipi Weddings, St Kew

This quirky venue is located in a secret woodland valley situated just five minutes from the wild Atlantic coast and surrounded by 16 acres of countryside blooming with wild ferns, bluebells, ancient oaks and meadowsweet. There's a shimmering lake at the heart of it where ceremonies can take place by the water's edge. A romantic idea at dusk is to host a Festival of Light ceremony with floating candles and flowers released into the water. Ceremonies are also conducted in the fully licensed wedding pavilion made from wood, willow and canvas, set deep in the heart of the secret valley by a clear brook. It seats up to 50 guests inside, with space for a further 50 loved ones outside on the decking. For larger weddings of more than 100 people, additional seating can be arranged outside. Straw bales covered with coloured rugs are a great way of accommodating larger numbers.

Hendra Barns, Newquay, Cornwall

Set in three acres in a secluded valley surrounded by woods and farmland, this property is a collection of three renovated stone barns offering exclusive-use weddings and accommodation sleeping up to 20 guests. They also offer holidays and breaks away, the ideal choice for a minimoon for newlyweds after the ceremony. Each fully equipped barn has been lovingly restored and decorated to a very high standard by owners Ken and Maggie, providing a blank canvas for couples to create their dream celebration. On the day, this family-run venue offers wedding coordination to ensure everything runs smoothly. Hendra Barn, sleeping ten guests, boasts a beautiful conservatory offering panoramic views across the valley to open farmland. The Coach House sleeps six people, and Little Hendra can accommodate up to four.

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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.

The Horn of Plenty, Nr Tavistock

This stylish hotel wedding venue is set in five acres of landscaped grounds is located on the Devon and Cornwall border, just outside the market town of Tavistock, overlooking the picturesque Tamar Valley. On a clear day, views stretch across to Bodmin Moor which is 40 miles away and on balmy evenings, watching the sunset across the valley is not to be missed. The main house was built in the 1860s and has constantly evolved, with this year seeing a major refurbishment of all the public rooms. There are tall ceilings, large bay windows and real fireplaces and the restaurant now features wall-to-ceiling sliding doors leading on to the decked terrace that overlooks the valley boasting some of the best non-coastal views in Devon.

Bickleigh Castle, Tiverton, Devon

This English historical wedding venue is situated next to the River Exe that winds through this quaint village and close to the 18th-century working watermill at Bickleigh Mill. The estate combines its tranquil river setting with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and can be hired exclusively for a day or a weekend celebration. The pretty courtyard takes centre stage dotted with charming thatched cottages accommodating up to 40 guests in 17 individually decorated rooms. The bridal suite – a charming Tudor room with a four-poster bed – is located inside the castle itself.

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.

When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding when making any enquiries.