The Venue at Sandy Cove

(54)
£1500 - £7500 for Venue Hire
Up to 170
38 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Bridebook Deal
Seasonal Offer Available
Just £1500
Bridebook Deal
Autumn Elopement Package
Just £2400
The Venue at Sandy Cove is a stunning, secluded exclusive & unique clifftop Wedding Venue with breathtaking views across the sea, Atlantic coast & Exmoor - just the most perfect magical backdrop.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,500
Maximum Price
£7,500
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
External caterers not permitted
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£45
Maximum Price
£68
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
170
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
38
Sleeps No. of People
72
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Church Within Walking Distance

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Exclusive Use
Water View
Pet-Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Spa On-Site
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Fully licensed for wedding ceremonies, both inside & in the amazing cliff top gazebo with a Sky Walk Platform. Your guests will sit facing the sea in amphitheatre style to witness you taking your vows. The Sky Walk Platform is wrapped in glass, creating an incredible place for photos. Offering state-of-the-art lighting with a colour wheel allows couples to tailor the lighting to fit with their colour scheme and the Lutron panel controls mood lighting. The ceiling has panels with fibre optic lights giving the effect of twinkling stars. There is a fully integrated sound system with built-in microphones for speeches and the building is fully air-conditioned & ventilated. The amazing sea views are brought inside by the bi-fold glass doors which run along the full front of the building. The large deck provides a tranquil space for guests to relax on & soak up the breathtaking scenery. With award-winning food and a variety of drinks packages, the dedicated and professional team strives to help turn your dreams into a beautifully bespoke reality as you start your married life together. The Hotel offers a range of accommodations for your wedding party and guests. This venue provides a great base to enjoy a pre-wedding meal the night before, drinks on the terrace or just to relax and use the beautiful on-site facilities such as the swimming pool, sauna, steam room. The venue is not only a magical place to tie the knot but with the hotel, it is also a great place for your family and friends to have an amazing time while you prepare for your big day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kelly & Dawn
The Venue offers a unique setting to host wedding events. This contemporary, secluded venue boasts dramatic, stunning sea views. Set in its own cove, at the top of the cliff, it is the ultimate wedding venue. The property is surrounded by beautiful beaches such as Broadsands, Combe Martin, Watermouth Cove & Hele, all within a five-minute drive away. These stunning strands provide incredible photo opportunities for newlyweds

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1971
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
58
Reviews
(54)
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Meg & Luke
Happy couple Married on April
May 2022
Beyond Perfect!
This was the only venue we viewed and we fell in love with it instantly. It is so unique, set in its own cove, at the clifftop, the stunning views reminded us of Italy and Portugal where we had holidayed. The whole front of the venue is glass & opens right up and there are panoramic sea views. It is so stylish we could see that we didn't really need to do much in the way of decor. I actually cried when I saw the Ceremony room with the flower wall and the outdoor Gazebo & glass platform, we were able to get married outside but I would have been just as happy with the Ceremony room as there are still stunning sea views here. The lead up to the Wedding was relaxed and stress-free and the Wedding day itself was more that we could ever have wished for. Food was excellent, staff brilliant and many of our guests have told us it was the best Wedding they have ever been to. A huge thank you to all the staff, everything was beyond perfect.
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Tim M
Happy couple Married on April
May 2022
The Venue - Excellent
Our wedding at sandy cove was amazing, it was our dream wedding everything we wanted. The staff was amazing the food was amazing and the views were to die for. The hospitality of all the staff and the service was excellent. We have even booked in for our anniversary next year.
C
Chris B
Happy couple Married on April
May 2022
Our dream Wedding
Thank you to everyone for helping to make our Wedding day the most perfect day of our lives. Booking and planning our wedding was stress-free and it genuinely seemed that they were as excited as us about our wedding. We knew food was good as we had stayed in the hotel before but the food for our wedding was unbelievable, the chefs are so talented. The whole team throughout were brilliant; on the day they did the whole set up for us and every little detail was perfect, they were on hand all the time to help with timings and anything we needed. Although the venue is exclusive and secluded in its own grounds it was so good to have the hotel above where our guests were able to book rooms with a discount. Our wedding weekend started from the moment everyone checked in the day before the wedding, we had drinks on the terrace and then many of our guests had a meal in the restaurant which has a lovely informal, relaxed atmosphere & great menu with wood-fired pizzas a speciality, then we met in the bar afterwards for drinks. The next morning everyone was able to have breakfast together before getting ready for the wedding. There is even a swimming pool, sauna & steam-room which some of us used the day after the wedding. The backdrop here is incredible & the venue so unique, loads of our guests said it was the best venue they had ever seen.
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Georgina T
Happy couple Married on April
May 2022
Amazing Wedding
We searched wedding venues for months & months and nothing was quite right but as soon as we visited The Venue at Sandy Cove we knew this was the venue for us. It felt like being abroad and, although very elegant and sophisticated, it had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Staff were amazing throughout the lead-up planning and on the day were so supportive and attentive, especially the wedding manager Jess and the wedding co-ordinators Lucy & Sammie, it always felt like they had time for us and couldn't do enough to help. It was great having the hotel onsite, The Cove Restaurant was brilliant with a lovely wood fired pizza oven so we had a lovely relaxed meal with many of our guests the night before, this was such a lovely start to our Wedding and great for everyone to get to know each other. On the morning of the Wedding our guests had breakfast in the restaurant and staff brought breakfast to our room while we were getting ready. The weather on the day was mixed, we had sunny spells but it was windy & overcast at times but this didn't detract from the stunning views, it actually made the coastline all the more dramatic and we have some amazing photos. Food was absolutely incredible and we had so many compliments from our guests. If you're looking for a stunning venue with stress-free booking and planning process, great staff and food, we can't recommend this place enough. Thank you to everyone who helped give us such a wonderful day.
S
Stevie
Happy couple Married on April
May 2022
The Perfect Place
"Myself and my wife had our wedding here on the 09/04 and words can’t describe what an absolutely astonishing venue this is. The day was literally perfect this is mainly down to the staff from the waiters/waitresses to the bar managers, chefs and wedding planners who are so helpful and polite. We cannot wait to come back for our anniversary as we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay as did our guests who all commented what a beautiful venue it was.
N
Natasha & Jamie
Happy couple Married on April
May 2022
Breathtaking venue
The Venue at Sandy Cove is the most dreamy, breathtakingly beautiful venue with stunning sea views. We can’t thank them enough, they made the whole process stress-free from the moment we booked. They were always available to help with our lead up planning and they seemed genuinely excited about our Wedding. Jess who was the weddings manager and co-ordinator on the day was brilliant from start to finish & Sammie was amazing. Thank you to all the chefs, the food was outstanding. We had the most perfect day and can’t thank everyone enough.

Wedding Showcase at The Venue

6th November 2022
Meet the Sandy Cove Weddings Team and a collective of handpicked, incredibly talented wedding suppliers. Entry from 10:30am – 4pm.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Combe Martin Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9SR, England

Nearest Town

Ilfracombe

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J27

Nearest Train Station

Barnstaple

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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Press & Awards
(2)

Accreditations / Associations (2)

AA 2 Rosette Award for Food
4 Star Hotel
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We couldn't possibly choose, every wedding is completely unique, they are all amazing!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy every minute of planning your amazing day. Keep it simple and remember we are here to help and advise you.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

The Bride surprising her new Husband by singing to him a song she has specially written after the wedding meal.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exclusive, Contemporary, Unique, Breathtaking, Elegant

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many we couldn't list them! We particularly love the glass wrapped skywalk platform over looking the most stunning sea view in the UK, couples tell us it is just like being abroad.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have had lots!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Very difficult to choose as there are 17 to choose from! Most people go with the Mini Yorkshire pudding & Beef with Onion Gravy or the Duck Breast, Spring Onion & Plum Sauce.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Devon Scones with Clotted Cream & Jam

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Complete glass frontage with bifold doors opening on to a decked area with the most stunning sea views in the country; also overlooking the skywalk platform which is lit up at night.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Award winning food, professional friendly staff, incredible location & beautiful contemporary building.

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