The Venue at Sandy Cove

£1,500 - £7,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 170
38 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Last Minute Key Dates 2023
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.
The Venue at Sandy Cove Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
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
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
The Venue at Sandy Cove Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

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


Exclusive Use
Water View
Pet Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Spa On-Site
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

The Venue at Sandy Cove 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


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: August
August 2023
Excellent all round
The Hotel was lovely and the food in the Seacliff restaurant was delicious all staff very friendly and helpful an excellent stay if you have a dog. The room was very clean and tea and coffee was a bonus very nice power shower bed was very comfortable and sea view was lovely.
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
Outstanding Wedding
In regard to our actual wedding day, it could not have been more perfect. We had Sammy as our co ordinator and she was exceptional. Our day went seamlessly. Nothing went wrong but I have full confidence that this is due to the diligence of the team. The food is outstanding, many of our guests commenting on how it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. We also sat on the balcony for about an hour watching the dolphins who put on a show for us in the bay. It was amazing.
Happy couple married in June
August 2023
Hi, we stayed for 3 nights at the start of June for my daughters wedding and we could not have been more pleased . The hotel and the grounds were immaculate and in splendid condition . The wedding venue is somewhat special . Everything was perfect and the staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating . A special mention to Neil , the hotel manager , who went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for my daughters big day …thank you very very much .
Happy couple married in April
August 2023
A Stunning Friendly Wedding Venue
We are so glad that we booked our small intimate wedding at The Sandy Cove Hotel, Excellent Rooms, Service and Food, Professional and Friendly Staff that cannot do enough for you during your stay & when planning your wedding and THE VIEW of DREAMS for your wedding day.
Happy couple married in April
August 2023
Couldn’t recommend a better wedding venue!
The location was exceptional. The staff were really friendly and helpful, making it easy for us on the day so it was stress free. We’ve had multiple compliments on the food from guests. Thanks again!
Exclusive Use Wedding at Sandy Cove 18.03.23
Happy couple married in March
August 2023
Exclusive Use Wedding at Sandy Cove 18.03.23
We had our wedding at Sandy Cove on 18th March. We had exclusive use of the hotel so ourselves and most of our guests stayed there the night before which was the best idea as it gives you more time to spend with your friends and family as you don’t get as much time with everyone during your wedding day. Our wedding day was perfect, we couldn’t fault it. The weather stayed dry luckily which meant we were able to get married outside which is what we were really hoping for! The staff are all very h
The Venue at Sandy Cove Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J27

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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The Venue at Sandy Cove Press & Awards

Accreditations (2)

AA 2 Rosette Award for Food
4 Star Hotel

Bridebook Awards (1)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Venue at Sandy Cove?

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 The Venue at Sandy Cove in 5 adjectives

Exclusive, Contemporary, Unique, Breathtaking, Elegant

Where’s the best photo spot at The Venue at Sandy Cove?

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 The Venue at Sandy Cove?

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 The Venue at Sandy Cove 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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