Tunnels Beaches

(53)
£5000 - £11250 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
33 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Last Chance 2022
Bridebook Deal
Winter Elopement Package
Just £3950
PRIVATE BEACH Wedding Venue accessed via tunnels...
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£5,000
Maximum Price
£11,250
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£50
Maximum Price
£120
What is included in this pricing:
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
160
No. of Bedrooms
33
Sleeps No. of People
66
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
2:00AM
Yes

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Pet-Friendly

Ceremony & Reception

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

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Tunnels Beaches is a uniquely designed coastal wedding venue – accessed via a hand carved tunnel through the cliff and with its own PRIVATE BEACH! Fully licensed for wedding ceremonies within a thatched gazebo overlooking the sea, or inside our contemporary and stylish bespoke venue building – ensuring there are no concerns about the UK weather! Invite up to 120 day guests and up to 160 evening guests... Late license - party until 2am! This unique and stunning location is an ideal venue for your special day – beautiful scenery, private secluded beaches with spectacular sunsets and offering a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. Our rugged coastline make for a dramatic backdrop and awesome photos! Easy access for all your guests via the paved & very gently sloping tunnels. Wedding venue also has a lift & wheelchair facilities. Follow us on Instagram: @tunnelsbeaches See Google & Facebook for lots of reviews!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2001
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
60
Reviews
(53)
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Steve & Sammy
Happy couple Married on March
March 2022
Best meal of our lives!
We'd like to thank everyone at Tunnels Beaches for bringing our wedding day dream to life! We genuinely couldn't have wished for more, every single detail on the day was completely perfect, from the service to the incredible food and drink, and of course the stunning setting and breathtaking venue! We could write a whole testimonial just on the food - genuinely the best meal of our lives! Everything was cooked to perfection, and there was plenty for everyone - a lot of our guests have since admitted to us that they had 2nds/3rds! We were a little worried that service would seem disjointed with guests having to go down to the BBQ to select their food, but we needn't have worried, service ran so smoothly and the nature of the BBQ service added to the relaxed feel of our day. The team were all so incredible in delivering the chilled out, summer time beachside celebration for us - everything on the day ran so smoothly, the planning process was so easy and everything was delivered as requested. All of our guests are still talking about how perfect our wedding day was, and considering how busy 2021 had been for the wedding industry, you'd never know how much pressure the team will have been under and how tired they would have almost certainly been feeling! We felt like the most important couple to ever get married. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for incredible memories of the most perfect day we'll have for the rest of our lives.
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Callum & Emily
Happy couple Married on December
March 2022
When just knew straight away!
"Tunnels Beaches was the first and only wedding venue we viewed. When we went to view we just knew straight away that having our wedding day there would be amazing. We were not wrong at all, our wedding day was the BEST day ever!!! From the moment we booked the venue, the communication with the staff was great. We had so many questions about all the small details as we got nearer to the day but after sending an email, we would have a reply within no more than 20 minutes. They were always happy to help! Us and some of our guests stayed in 'The Courtyard' and 'The Bath House'. When we arrived we were shown around the spotlessly clean and beautiful houses. Everything you could possibly need was in the houses, they were a great base and we spent so much time around our wedding day there. We had welcome drinks with our guests the night before our wedding and then a more chilled BBQ on the day after our wedding. It meant we had 3 full days to spend lots of time with our friends and family all in one place! Everything was so well organised for our wedding day. The staff are happy to help set up your wedding decor which really helped us out - not that you need too much as the venue and views are beautiful!! The weather was perfect for our special day and we will never forget how amazing it was. We absolutely loved every part and our guests were also in love with the venue. The food was so good and there was plenty of it. We had cornish pasties as our evening snack which I highly recommend, they were massive!!! The backdrop is incredible and so many people commented on how it was the best venue they have ever seen. We absolutely love it and the venue as well as our day will always hold a special place in our hearts."
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Bryony & Lloyd
Happy couple Married on November
March 2022
Magical sound of waves
Tunnels Beaches was the most magical setting for our wedding day. From the moment we walked in through the gates and down through the tunnel at our viewing with Jamie, we knew there and then that it was the place we wanted to spend our special day… and that’s before we’d even seen inside the venue!! We loved every single thing about Tunnels, from the gorgeous scenery right down to every little detail, it was all just perfect. Words can’t really describe how magical it was to say our “I Do’s” whilst listening to the sound of the waves. A big thank you to the amazing Tunnels team who helped make our day so special - throughout the build up to the wedding and on the day, everyone was so attentive and made everything so easy for us. Neither of us once felt stressed leading up to the day as we knew it was all in hand! We will definitely take you up on the offer of visiting next time we’re nearby!
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Nicole & Andrew
Happy couple Married on October
March 2022
Perfect Wedding Venue
Tunnels was the perfect wedding venue - a stunning setting, laid back atmosphere with lovely, helpful staff. Our wedding was moved several times during the pandemic, and the team worked with us to offer us as many options as possible during what was no doubt an extremely stressful time for them as well. We were so happy to be able to finally have our wedding with 80 guests this September as planned, and even with dry, sunny weather! We really wanted a relaxed, laid-back venue with minimum fuss and extra 'frills', and Tunnels is great for that. The staff really do think and take care of everything, so that there's minimum stress. So many of our guests commented on how gorgeous the venue was and how delicious the food was (it was amazing!). We couldn't fault anything on the day, and there were always staff seamlessly on hand to gently let us know what was happening next or to make sure we were fed and watered.
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Steph & Michael
Happy couple Married on October
March 2022
Paradise
Tunnels Beaches is quite simply a real life paradise. We first stumbled across Tunnels in summer 2018 and knew right away we wanted to get married there. We booked it within a few days for September 2020 and the countdown was on. We visited twice before the big day, on both occasions everyone was super helpful and answered all our questions. Obviously our wedding was unable to go ahead in September 2020 so we moved to April 2021 and then again to September 2021. Each time we moved, everyone was so helpful and accommodating and we were always kept in the loop with what was going on. Jamie, Jacs and Tanya were always on hand to answer the thousands of questions we had and Catherine was an absolute angel to work with in the last few weeks when we had last minute drop outs and changes to make. The day itself was nothing short of perfection. Everything was carefully thought out, exactly how we’d asked and Naomi, Rebecca and Simon were brilliant throughout. Every time Rebecca noticed I didn’t have a drink – she was on it! The food was spectacular and a lot of our guests commented it was the best wedding food they’d ever had. We’re still eating the cake of cheese over 3 weeks on, although we’re now down to nursing the last bit of stilton as it was simply delicious. I don’t know how many weddings we’ve been to but there’s always something you think could have been better or ran more smoothly and I can honestly say hand on heart that if you want to have the wedding of the century that not one of your guests will ever forget – then Tunnels Beaches is for you. We’re already planning out 10 year vow renewal!
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James & Ged
Happy couple Married on September
March 2022
Stunning location
If you're looking for a stunning location, a stress-free booking & organisation process, incredible food and a team that feels as excited about your big day as you are – Tunnels Beaches is it! From the very first time we viewed the venue we fell in love with the whole place, people and all. We're a fairly chilled couple but personalisation was really important to us and we had a lot of ideas for how we wanted our day to go; the Tunnels team never rushed us, never told us what we could or couldn't do in the space. They maintained an "it's your wedding, you do you" attitude the entire time. The food and drinks packages are really flexible and SO worth the money. Top tip: get the monkfish skewers – you will not regret it! Our friends are still raving about them two months later. As for the venue, what can we say that isn't already so obvious from just looking at the place? Being tucked away in your own corner of the world, on your own private beach behind the rock, feels really special and intimate, and having the sun set behind you through panoramic windows during the speeches is a moment you won't forget. Trust us. We were always a little sceptical when people told us "it'll be the best day of your lives"... but it really was the best day of our lives and we couldn't imagine it having taken place anywhere but Tunnels Beaches.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bath Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AN, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Ilfracombe

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J27

Nearest Train Station

Barnstaple

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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Press & Awards
(3)

Industry Awards (3)

Muddy Stilettoes - Best Wedding Venue Devon
Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues
Hitched Awards 2022
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is unique - we can't single out one as they are all genuinely amazing!

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

Enjoy the planning & day itself by keeping it simple and relaxed.

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

The bride performing fire show!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, breathtaking, private, stylish & relaxed.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many to list! An entire expanse of private coastline, beaches, coves & hand carved tunnels gives amazing photo opportunities...

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

Yes - several!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Spicy Crab cake with mango salsa.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon bap

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Totally private beach accessed via hand craved tunnels

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Staff, food, venue design & facilities

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