It’s no surprise that South Devon is one of the UK’s most highly sought-after wedding hot spots. With its cool coastal classiness, unique characterful venues and beautiful countryside views, these exclusive wedding venues in South Devon offer a breath of fresh air for couples seeking to tie the knot somewhere truly special.
Perhaps you want to arrive at your wedding venue by boat, make marks in the sand or get those wellies dirty for a rustic wedding celebration. Whether it’s all frills and formal or laid back and natural, South Devon has a wide range of wedding venues to suit all tastes and budgets. From ballrooms to beach shacks, you could even get married on a working farm, cows n’ all!
Here are five of the finest wedding venues in South Devon for an unforgettable wedding:
Salcombe Harbour Hotel
This is hands down, one of South Devon’s ultimate waterside wedding venues – the Salcombe Harbour Hotel. Couples can take their vows against the panoramic Salcombe estuary backdrop, sip Champagne on the private outdoor terrace, and have their photos taken at the water’s edge.
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
Soar Mill Cove Hotel is nestled in a valley just outside Salcombe amongst rolling National Trust land. If you want to tuck yourselves away somewhere really romantic, then the ‘cove calls’. Uninterrupted sea views, a welcoming family feel, award-winning food and a sandy cove as your playground are just some of the delights for the wedding party.
The Barn at South Milton
The Barn at South Milton is a delightful renovated barn that has not lost an inch of its rustic charm. In an elevated position, it enjoys panoramic views over the rolling Devonshire countryside, and down to the sea, coastline and beyond.
Bantham Bash Wedding Venue
This epic hilltop venue looks out towards the iconic Burgh island and the popular surf breaks of Bantham and Bigbury. So, if you fancy watching the wave-riders with a cold beer on your wedding day then this is it. The field is huge and a total blank canvas, meaning there is plenty of scope to handcraft the wedding of your dreams. You could even go for a quick surf before the service!
East Soar Farm
Situated on headland just above the town of Salcombe, East Soar Farm is the perfect place for those seeking a venue with oodles of character and rustic charm. A selection of refurbished barns will suit all your needs – a walkers hut for pre-celebration drinks, a rustic attic barn – aka ‘the swallows nest’ complete with woodburner for a more humanist ceremony, and an open-fronted barn complete with hay bales. Watch the sunset and enjoy sea views over Bolt Head and the South West Coastal Path in-front of the firepits, or make friends with the resident sheep, pigs, pygmy goats, donkeys and pony!
Planning a wedding can (at times!) be a little stressful. Arranging additional accommodation for your wedding guests may not be the top priority on your ‘wed-min’ to-do list. At Coast & Country Cottages, we have a wide range of holiday properties that are perfect for the wedding party; family, friends and all those who might fancy making a mini or extended break of it. From cosy thatched cottages, waterside apartments and countryside retreats nestled in unspoilt spots around the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our luxury properties provide the perfect setting for special occasions and extended family gatherings.