I photographed a wedding at Watermouth in April and honestly, I love this place!
A huge perk with my job is that I get to see venues in a slightly different perspective as I get to see a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff, and I have to tell you, I can not stop raving about the team there.
First things first, it's beautiful! The beach, the caves, the views, the indoor venue spaces, the woodwork (look closely and you'll spot what I mean), and the bridal sweet is newly furnished and looks fantastic. They've even thought about having a hook in the ceiling so you can hang your wedding dress properly. They have such a great eye for detail, and they have really thought about how to make the most of the venue.
The practical stuff: a venue can be beautiful, but if it's not practical, it really annoys me, again, they have thought of this. Parking, accommodation, all the indoor spaces are easily accessible, the loos are not miles away, I did get a little concerned the slope up to the cliff top ceremony space might be too steep for some guests, but no, they have a golf buggy on hand just in case!
The food: I wasn't expecting to be fed at this wedding, but the chef would not hear of that, and happily provided me with a 3 course gluten free meal with hardly any notice. It was delicious! And the fact she could cater to my allergy at the drop of a hat, that meant so much to me.
The Staff: When I left, I just wanted to walk around and hug EVERY member staff. They care so much about what they do and giving their couples the best day, but they also have this joy for life which is infectious.
This venue is so unique, so beautiful, so well thought out, but the team there are simply wonderful.