It’s not surprising that Cornwall and Devon are one of the most popular wedding destinations in the UK. These wow factor wedding venues in Cornwall and Devon are a breath of fresh air for couples looking for a really unique location to exchange vows. They provide cool coastal elegance, one-of-a-kind characterful locations, and stunning rural views.
Maybe you want to walk on the beach, wear your wellies during a rural wedding reception, or arrive at your wedding destination by boat.
Here are some wow factor wedding venues in Cornwall and Devon, that you don’t want to miss.
Wow Factor Wedding Venues in Devon
Providing some of the most spellbinding settings, these wedding venues in Devon are gorgeous. Enjoy these areas of outstanding natural beauty and their medieval towns for the perfect coastal or countryside celebration on your wedding day.
- Salcombe Harbour Hotel
- Burgh Island Hotel
- Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle)
- Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding
- Hotel Endsleigh
Salcombe Harbour Hotel
One of South Devon’s premier waterfront wedding venues is Salcombe Harbour Hotel. This picturesque wedding venue in Devon overlooks the Salcombe Estuary’s sparkling seas, offers sweeping views of East Portlemouth’s sandy beaches, and is surrounded by woods and rolling farmland.
The panoramic Salcombe estuary serves as a beautiful background for wedding ceremonies. Take breath-taking pictures at the water’s edge while sipping Champagne on the private outside deck.
Or, a common choice among newlyweds is to travel to the stunning North Sands or South Sands to take the picture-perfect wedding photos on the beach that you have always imagined.
Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island is a wedding venue in Devon that is most recognisable. It is tucked away on an island off the wild South Devon coast, close to Bigbury, and is encircled by golden beaches and glittering water.
It is regarded as one of the top locations to view and experience Art Deco in Europe at its best and most authentic for those wanting to experience this period in history.
Why not lease the island for a private wedding with up to 50 guests for something truly unique on your wedding day? Enjoy a very special wedding day as you sit back, unwind, and take in the beautiful surroundings. Drink champagne while taking in live jazz or classical music from the 1930s.
Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle)
This wow factor wedding venue in Devon, Haldon Belvedere, for civil ceremonies is perched atop Haldon Hill and is surrounded by five acres of lovely woods, six miles from Exeter, the county’s capital.
Panoramic views that include Dartmoor, Exmoor, the South Hams, the River Exe valley, and its estuary are seen from this vantage point. The Isles of Purbeck and Portland Bill in Dorset, as well as some people’s speculations about Wales, can be seen on a very clear day.
Your wedding would be held in a spacious, light-filled ballroom with a high ceiling, big gothic-style windows, and Baroque plasterwork. Up to 50 people can seat in the space comfortably.
Champagne and canapés can be served in the Lawrence Room following the ceremony while your photographer makes the most of the many photo opportunities provided by the structure and its surrounds to capture those priceless moments.
They provide a variety of canapé and buffets made especially to go with your drinks. In and outside the Belvedere, only food provided by their caterers may be eaten.
Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding
Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding in Tavistock is a top wow factor wedding venue in Devon if you’re seeking a magnificent outdoor location surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. This modern wedding venue is sure to impress your special guests. It is situated on 46 acres of gardens and woodlands.
Use the open-sided barn for your ceremony so that guests can pour out into the large lawns for champagne, canapés, and maybe a game of croquet! Enjoy a spectacular wedding breakfast in one of their solid-floored, custom-built exterior rooms with glass roofs.
The location can be changed to fit your aesthetic, whether you want a wedding with rustic glamour or something sharp and sophisticated.
This fairy-tale wow factor wedding venue, Hotel Endsleigh based in Milton Abbot, which is located in the Tamar Valley on the Devon and Cornwall border, is a truly magical setting for your special day.
Instead of worrying about traffic, aircraft noise, or light pollution, take a moment to unwind and listen to the Tamar River while admiring the Tamar Valley’s breathtaking backdrop.
The staff at Endsleigh can accommodate up to 80 people for a sit-down lunch in the Stable or 100 people throughout the rooms on the ground floor of the main house. They can accommodate up to 140 people for buffets and evening dances. And if you’re thinking about larger groups, you can select The Marquee, which is tucked away amid the trees in the magnificent hotel gardens.
Wow Factor Wedding Venues in Cornwall
Thanks to its diverse scenery, Cornwall provides some genuinely charming and romantic wedding venues to hold your special day. You can choose to spend the day in the serene ambience of ancient grounds and gardens or watch the sunset over sand beaches and crashing waves.
- Polurrian On The Lizard
- Carbis Bay Estate
- Stennack Farm
- Cornish Tipi Weddings
- Lusty Glaze
Polurrian On The Lizard
Polurrian is a hidden gem of a wedding venue. Perched right on the cliff edge of the Lizard Peninsula, this venue offers amazing views along with brilliant service. You have the option for your wedding to be in a couple of the rooms or have exclusive use.
Did I mention you there’s a beach right outside? Well a couple hundred meters down a path. If the beach doesn’t take your fancy, take a little walk to ‘Love Rock’ which has breathtaking views over all the bay.
This venue is one not to be missed if you’re wanting to say I do by the sea.
Trevanna, a lovely collection of rustic barns encircled by wooden farm gates and lush fields, is located in the picturesque Cornish countryside. Choose between a charming outdoor ceremony and a wedding within the glass Garden Venue room, which gives stunning views of the surroundings.
Just one mile away is the stunning St. Neot church, where you can have a more formal ceremony.
The venue, which is located on 142 acres of rural land, can accommodate 120 daytime visitors and 150 evening visitors. Even better, it can be rented for up to three days, making it ideal for lengthy weekend celebrations among couples.
Carbis Bay Estate
For lavish family weddings, private ceremonies, and receptions, the Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa, in St.Ives, the only hotel in Britain with a Blue Flag beach, is in an unbeatable waterfront setting.
With easy access to the sands, breathtaking vistas, beautiful patios, and subtropical plants offer the ideal location. The brand-new, luxurious C Bay Spa has special bridal deals available.
Stennack Farm is certainly a wow factor wedding venue in Cornwall. It is a brand-new wedding location that has opened in West Cornwall, and it is simply gorgeous. One of the appeals of the new facility is its off-the-beaten-path location, which is only a short drive from St Ives and Godrevy and is surrounded by a patchwork of farmland and lovely woodland.
A cow barn is currently being converted into an elite wedding location for luxurious country weddings with up to 200 guests in attendance. The venue includes a family-run functioning farm and a collection of luxury barn conversions.
Cornish Tipi Weddings
You have come to the perfect place if you’re thinking of a festival wedding, an outdoor wedding, a wedding by the river, in the woods, or even a camping wedding. Cornish Tipi Weddings wood, willow, and canvas Pavilion are situated next to a clean stream and beneath an oak and ash tree canopy.
They offer a lovely valley and woods which are ideal for extravagant festivities in a marquee and festival-style outings, cosier afternoon tea parties, or romantic woodland picnics – a wedding as simple or elaborate as you like. You have the freedom to style this venue as WOW as you want!
The UK’s Best Coastal Wedding Venue and Britain’s Best Beach, Lusty Glaze Beach in Cornwall, is a genuinely exceptional location. This horseshoe-shaped secluded cove, on the golden sand and beneath beautiful cliffs, looks out over one of Cornwall’s top surf beaches.
In the summer, the sun sets exactly in front of the covered beach decking, where your guests will be enjoying the scene with sand in their toes and smiles on their faces. This truly is a wow factor wedding venue in Cornwall.
Choose Your Wedding Venue Wisely
The most challenging aspect of wedding planning is choosing the venue. There are so many various factors to take into account. There are choices to be made that must fit the two of you and your guests, from the location to the capacity, from the amenities to the flexibility.,
The decision is made much easier if you first decide on the type of wedding you want to throw and the atmosphere you want to create. I hope these wow factor wedding venues in Cornwall and Devon have helped you with your search!
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