Abbey Sands Hotel, Torquay, Devon
This beautiful hotel wedding venue, 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.
We love... the cosy restaurant serving seasonal dishes, and the Devonshire cream teas on the menu.
Contact: 0800 005 2244, abbeysandshotel.co.uk
Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HG