Tunnels Beaches

(69)
£1950 - £11250 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
33 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Early 2023 Elopement!
PRIVATE BEACH Wedding Venue accessed via tunnels...
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,950
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
Late night availability
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

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
(69)
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Alicia & Rob
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Couldn't believe we weren't abroad
We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for hosting our Wedding at Tunnels Beaches. It really is just the most incredible venue, so much so that people who didn't attend our wedding, couldn't believe we weren't abroad. The team were fab from start to finish. You are all so amazingly chilled and experienced, it really puts your mind at rest. Any questions we did have were answered immediately. The food is next level, we thought it would be good but it exceeded expectations. The accommodation is just perfect for large groups of family and friends. Having an ensuite in each bedroom makes all the difference and the communal areas are so large, you don't feel at all like you are on top of each other. The lasagne on the Friday night before the wedding was delicious! I would recommend this venue to anyone.
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Jess & Jack
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Amazing venue
We just want to say a massive thank you for everything, to yourself and all your staff. You have such an amazing venue and have thought about every little detail to make it the perfect wedding venue. The moment we walked round the corner from the Tunnel and saw the venue, we knew it was the one - we didn't need to visit anywhere else, it's truly unique. The booking process, communication leading up to our wedding day was all so stress free. It was so amazing have the luxury of staying in the three beautiful houses the night before. It gave our family and friends a chance to meet and get to know each other before the big day. The Paella went down a treat! The wedding morning everything was super stress free, nothing was too much of a problem. For a control freak like me, I could relax and know that everything was in safe hands of your wonderful staff. While the girls were getting ready in The Bath House, the boys went on a 5k run followed by a dip in the tidal pool. The food was amazing as we expected! Everyone has been raving about the Cornish pasties!! I think the best man won having eaten 5!! We will definitely be coming back next year! We love Devon so much.
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Pippa & Jamie
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
The wedding venue we fell in love with from the go
Where do we start… Me and Jamie got engaged in July 2020, neither of us knew much about wedding but we were 100% sure we wanted a beach wedding. We had trolled the internet for wedding venues and we was lucky enough to have come across Tunnels Beaches, the wedding venue we fell in love with from the word go. We booked to the view Tunnels Beaches in September, two months after being engaged. The moment we stepped foot into Tunnels Beaches our breath was taken away and we knew this was where we wanted to get married. Our wedding was on Wednesday 7th September 2022, we stayed with all of our wedding guests in the on-site accommodation (The Courtyard, The Bath House and The Woodlands). This was booked Tuesday-Friday. We would recommend this to everyone. The accommodation was stunning, it was lovely and modern and super clean too. It also gave us the chance to spend time with our family and friends before and after the wedding and the fact we travelled 5 hours from home no one had to worry about getting a taxi. You could simply walk/stumble through the tunnel back to the accommodation. The wedding day itself was like a fairytale come true. There was meant to be thunder and lightning all day but there was almost no cloud in the sky! We cannot thank the staff anymore for making the day run so smoothly from the lead up, to walking down the aisle and the evening partying. So many of our guess have mentioned how lovely you all are and I can’t agree more, you have all been absolutely amazing from the lead up to the wedding until the day we left. A massive hats off to the Chefs aswell - the food was to die for and weren't shy on the portion sizes either. Although I didn’t try one of the pasties because I was way too full from dinner, so many of the guests commented on how amazing they were. You have all helped to make our wedding day so very special and for that we cannot thank you enough and will forever sing your praises. We will definitely be back in the future to celebrate our anniversaries.
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David & Rosie
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
100% the most amazing venue in the UK.
Tunnels Beaches is 100% the most amazing venue in the UK. The views, food and staff are all incredible. We booked without viewing (due to not being able to travel during the pandemic) in 2020. The team were great with sending us photos, video tours and answering all our questions. And when we finally were able to visit, the venue did not disappoint! We also booked all of our suppliers from their recommended list and were super happy with all of them. On the day, everything went so smoothly, even the bits I was worried about, like setting up the tables and controlling the music. It's seamless and you don't need to worry about a thing. The food was AMAZING (we're still getting compliments now) and there was plenty of it. And obviously, the venue itself and the beautiful views are incomparable. We also booked ' The Woodlands' accommodation which is fantastic - modern, roomy and super close by! It was so nice to have all of our family under one roof. And the kitchen delivered our dinner the evening before (green Thai chicken curry - delish) which was really convenient and meant we could just relax. Massive thanks to the whole team, in the lead-up and on the day of the wedding. Everyone was super helpful and always smiling - we couldn't ask for better service! All of our guests have said that it was an amazing day, in such a beautiful part of the country. We couldn't be happier and would definitely recommend. So if you're on the fence, book it!
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Ruth & Jess
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
This wedding venue totally matched our vibe
First and foremost can we say a massive thank you for having such a unique wedding venue. We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep. Our accommodation was 'Runnymede House'. It was lovely to have such a stunning place to get ready in. The accommodation is decorated beautifully and we wish our house looked like this - such a fantastic style!! The staff were fantastic from the moment we booked to the day. They answered every question and believe us we had many! They were so good on the day, you didn’t need to worry at all as everything was taken care for by the lovely staff. Nothing was too much and there was almost too much food to eat! They were very generous at Tunnels and the food was AMAZING! Such lovely fresh food to everyones taste. This wedding venue totally matched our vibe and was all we had dreamed for our special day. We were lucky with the weather - not too hot but a lovely breeze and plenty of sunshine. It wouldn’t have matter as the venue is stunning enough without it. Would not have changed a thing about our day, just wish we could do it again! We had quite the dream team on the day choosing local people from our fab photographer to the what must be ‘resident’ DJ Paul - who knew the venue well and made it just as special.
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Sarah & Ethan
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
Magical spot
Our wedding day at the Tunnels was everything and more. We couldn't have picked a more magical spot. Just having that view and the sounds of waves crashing during the ceremony would have been more than enough but the fact we could actually go down to the beach and go in the sea after made our day more special! All our guest absolutely loved the food - we had so much choice and there was so much that everyone had seconds and some had thirds. The staff were all amazing and couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating. Honestly couldn't have asked for anything else on our special day, we will be going back when we get the chance! Such a special place! Thank you we will most definitely be back!!...
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
(4)

Industry Awards (3)

Muddy Stilettoes - Best Wedding Venue Devon
Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues
Hitched Awards 2022

Bridebook Awards (1)

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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