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The 25 Best Beach Wedding Venues in the UK

Set the scene for a charming coastal celebration – no passport required – with our pick of the best beach wedding venues in the UK

Aerial view of the Polhawn Fort wedding venue surrounded by lush forests and overlooking the ocean

If you think you need to jet away to an exotic wedding destination to feel the sand between your toes on your big day, then you’re mistaken. You can easily find your dream beach wedding venue, right here in the UK. With more than 32,000km of spectacular coastline and more than 1,500 beaches, the UK offers ample opportunities for you to bag yourself a beautiful coastal wedding venue without having to fly to get there. 

To help you with your search, we've scoured high and low to bring you our favourite beach wedding venues in the UK for a romantic coastal celebration. From venues in Cornwall to venues in Dorset, we've got you covered with the best and brightest beachfront boltholes – no passport required. 

The 25 Best Beach Wedding Venues in the UK

From chic seafront hotels to coastal castles fit for a fairytale, we've rounded up 25 of the best beach wedding venues that are well worth staying local for. Whether you’re after a picture-perfect location to wear your dream beach wedding dress or a clifftop setting that offers front row seats for the most gorgeous sunsets, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with all these amazing UK beach wedding venues.

1. Tunnels Beaches – Devon

Tunnels Beaches is a hidden gem of a wedding venue nestled within the dramatic cliffs of Ilfracombe, a seaside resort in north Devon. As well as offering unspoilt coastal views, this unusual and gloriously isolated beach wedding venue has its own private beach that you can make the most of for drinks and photographs. 

This beach wedding venue offers a range of options for couples; say your vows in the thatched gazebo that overlooks the sea, or even in the 19th century hand-carved tunnels themselves. There are plenty of spots to soak up the gorgeous sea views too, such as the garden and terrace, or on the balcony and roof terrace of the main building that's etched into the rock.  

We love that the stylish interiors means that not much additional wedding décor is required here. There is built-in (indoor and outdoor) lighting, as well as sound and PA systems, meaning less stress and costs for you.

  • Capacity: Up to 160
  • Pricing: Venue hire from £5,000; menus from £35

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2. Lusty Glaze Private Beach Weddings – Cornwall

Delivering swoon-worthy seaside ceremonies, soul-stirring views and spellbinding sunsets, Lusty Glaze is one of the ultimate beach wedding destinations in the UK. 

This Cornish cove offers total exclusivity, meaning Lusty Glaze Beach could be solely for the use of you and your guests, from the very top step right down to the water’s edge.

There are a range of wedding package options for beach-loving couples, plus plenty of delightful seafront accommodation choices nearby. Or you might choose to make the most of the beachside glamping instead, with 12 yurts that each sleep two adults, and extra room for children.

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: From £1,750

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3. Gara Rock – Devon

Coastal wedding venue

Devon boasts some of the UK's most magnificent coastlines and Gara Rock in Salcombe truly makes the most of its stunning surroundings, so it's a beach wedding venue that's well worth considering. Perched on a clifftop on the south coast, you'll get to enjoy beautiful coastal views from all angles, whether you're exchanging vows in one of the ceremony spaces or having a relaxing bath in the wedding suite. 

Planning a takeover? You can hire out the hotel's dedicated wedding beach house exclusively for your wedding weekend so you and your loved ones can enjoy a private celebration away from the main hotel in your very own home from home – it doesn't get much more luxurious than that.

  • Capacity: Up to 120
  • Pricing: From £6,000

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4. Fairyhill – South Wales

Fairyhill is one of the best wedding venues in South Wales. It comprises a dreamy Grade II-listed Georgian house and an awe-inspiring woodland renovation called the K Room that, frankly, has to be seen to be believed. 

This modern, light-filled space has been designed especially to host ceremonies and seated wedding breakfasts for up to 150 people. With floor-to-ceiling glass walls, state-of-the-art facilities and panoramic views, this is a beach wedding venue that will seriously wow your guests.

Beyond the venue's charming wedding spaces, award-winning beaches are just a stone’s throw away, and you’ll be offered exclusive use of the venue and grounds as standard. 

  • Capacity: Up to £150
  • Pricing: Menus from £70

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5. The Venue at Sandy Cove – Devon

The Venue at Sandy Cove is a stunning and contemporary UK beach wedding venue with unforgettable views, delicious food and a breathtaking clifftop gazebo suitable for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

Tucked away in its own cove at the top of a cliff, this coastal offering is surrounded by beaches, including Broadsands, Watermouth Cove and Hele Bay, so you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to photo backdrops and beautiful beaches on which to say 'I do'.

Foodie couples should also take note: with a 2 AA Rosette under its belt, The Venue is known for its seriously good grub. Expect nothing less than a carefully designed, seasonal menu inspired by the best locally sourced produce around. 

  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Pricing: From £1,500

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6. Turner Contemporary – Kent

If you’re looking for a show-stopping beach venue with a difference, the Turner Contemporary in Margate has put this cool seaside town in the spotlight of late. 

The iconic art gallery, which stands tall on Margate seafront, was designed by the award-winning David Chipperfield and makes for the most impressive setting – think pristine light-flooded rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, state of the art facilities and, of course, those panoramic coastal views of the North Sea and beyond. There's also a balcony and terrace for al fresco drinks in the summer months. 

For a truly exclusive event, ask the in-house team about the possibility of a private viewing and reception in the exhibition galleries – we promise your guests won't forget that in a hurry. And if you love the idea of getting married in a gallery, you might also love our edit of the best museum wedding venues.

  • Capacity: Up to 120
  • Pricing: From £5,000

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7. Treseren – Cornwall

Do you dream of an intimate beach wedding venue where you can escape the bustle and enjoy a laidback celebration with loved ones? With its remote location and maximum guest list of 22, Treseren is one of the smallest coastal venues in the UK. 

This under-the-radar country pad is perfect for micro weddings, and sits less than five miles from Newquay's fabulous beaches. With two acres of plush gardens – themselves a riot of colour and secret, winding pathways – you won't be short of space for open-air drinks and photos, while outdoor ceremonies can be conducted on the front lawn too. 

Inside, the house has a distinctive Georgian vibe but with a fresh, modern European feel – think elegant French doors, light-filled spaces, and pared-back rustic décor. Did we mention there is also a cocktail bar? Picantes all round, please! 

  • Capacity: Up to 22
  • Pricing: From £2,750

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8. The Atlantic Hotel – Cornwall

Grand in scale and huge on first impressions, The Atlantic Hotel is an ocean-view beach wedding venue not to be missed. Standing proud on the rugged clifftops of Cornwall's surf city, this luxurious four-star property offers panoramic views and art deco interiors that will inspire even the most seasoned photographer. 

From the enchanting sea-view terrace, ceremony suite and Grand Ballroom to the AA Rosette menus, every inch of this lavish setting is made for a blow-out, A-list do. All the packages include the red carpet treatment too, so you'll feel like a total VIP… 

  • Capacity: Up to 1,000
  • Pricing: £POA

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9. Polhawn Fort – Cornwall

Tucked away on the Cornish coast, Polhawn Fort is a beach wedding venue that feels totally secluded and miles from anywhere – yet it’s only four hours from London!

The seafront venue is situated on the Rame Peninsula, an area renowned for its natural beauty and wonderful landscape boasting both countryside and coastline.

Polhawn Fort is hired on an exclusive basis for weddings over a two, three or four night stay, which makes it the perfect retreat for those planning a whole weekend of celebrations with loved ones.

The fort even has its very own beach. Follow the path from the garden down to Polhawn Cove and enjoy some stolen moments with your partner, or grab your guests for uninterrupted photo opportunities.

  • Capacity: Up to 100
  • Pricing: From £4,700

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10. Greenwich Yacht Club – London

Second to none for wildly romantic river views over the capital, Greenwich Yacht Club is a beachside venue with a difference.

Nestled between the O2 Arena and the Thames barrier, on a wide stretch of beach, this tucked-away gem has two standalone wedding venues – the Club House and The River Rooms, the latter of which has three adjoining light-filled spaces and roomy outdoor decking that overlooks the boatyard – perfect for a summer bash.

Alternatively, the Club House is a two-storey, glass-fronted building that almost looks as though it’s on stilts in the middle of the Thames. Accessible by bridge (or boat via the private pontoon, if you really feel like making an entrance), it can accommodate up to 130 guests for a nautical-inspired celebration.

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: From £3,000
  • Deals: Enjoy a free Prosecco reception when you book before the end of 2024.

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11. The Gallivant – East Sussex

Styled to feel like a New England beach house, The Gallivant is a warm and welcoming hotel and restaurant like no other. Just a three-minute stroll from the dunes of Camber Sands, think of it as your own private beach house – exclusive hire comes as standard with all weddings booked here. 

Start your celebrations (shoeless) with drinks and canapés on the beach, fringed with sea grass and buckthorn, before heading back to the gorgeously decorated Summer House for a feast of fresh seafood and drinks on the terrace. The food here is a highlight and all ingredients are locally sourced where possible. 

Recover the next day with a massage courtesy of the mini Bamford spa before enjoying a family debrief over breakfast. 

  • Capacity: Up to 80
  • Pricing: Menus from £250
  • Deals: Book before the end of 2024 and you’ll receive a Plan Your Wedding complimentary night’s stay, subject to availability. Not only that, Hitched couples will also receive an exclusive 5% discount off their wedding booking, too.

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12. Reach Court Farm – Kent

If your idea of perfection is marrying your love in a breath-taking setting that boasts both coast and countryside, then put Reach Court Farm in Dover on your shortlist of beach wedding venues. This inviting farmyard venue is a blissful meeting of rustic elegance and pristine gardens, only moments from the famed White Cliffs. 

The family-run property is a secluded haven ideal for those who dream of an off-grid, outdoorsy celebration, with a pretty open-air bar and marquee-lined barn that makes a great blank canvas.

Surrounded by the best of the Kent countryside, you'll be dancing the night away under the stars. 

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: From £3,750

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13. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens – Lancashire

Situated on Dorset's dramatic Jurassic Coast, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is an exotic oasis with all the feels of a far-flung location. First established in 1756 as a kitchen garden by the first Countess of Ilchester, this 30-acre site has evolved into a truly enchanting beach wedding setting in the UK. 

The wooden gazebo is probably the highlight of this exclusive botanical setting. An impressive feat when you consider the beautiful plants that adorn this hidden haven. And tucked within this spectacular display lies the venue's purpose-built wedding pavilion, awash with natural light and breath-taking glass panelled walls. 

If the turquoise hues of nearby Chesil Beach aren't enough to draw you closer, this fabulous structure most certainly will. 

  • Capacity: Up to 150
  • Pricing: From £2,950

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14. Newton Hall – Northumberland

No matter what kind of day you're after – whether it’s an elegant country-meets-coastal affair, or an off-the-wall party pad for your nearest and dearest, the folks at Newton Hall will make it happen.

Although it's beautiful both inside and out, there's no denying that Newton Hall was made for outdoor weddings, thanks to its large garden suite, wedding terrace and enchanted chapel. 

You can also say your wedding vows and celebrate your reception with your toes in the sand – the gentle, lapping waves and salty sea air as your backdrop. Kick off your shoes and enjoy a champagne picnic with your guests amongst the dunes, and toast to your first night of married life as the sun sets. 

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: Menus from £65
  • Deals: Click on the link below to pick up a whole host of last-minute deals available throughout the year.

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15. Titchwell Manor Hotel – Norfolk

Nestled on the North Norfolk coastline, Titchwell Manor is a boutique seaside wedding venue that effortlessly balances boho beachy vibes with Victorian country charm. 

Here you can have the best of both worlds – host a quintessentially British farmhouse-style wedding while wide-open golden sands beckon just beyond. 

The venue is positively bursting with dream ceremony locations to suit every wedding style. Intimate micro weddings can soak up the rays in the contemporary conservatory while the walled garden can easily accommodate a large luxury marquee. And the best part? Immediate access to an onsite wedding specialist, 3 AA Rosette awarded chefs, and a craft cocktail mixologist. Truly, this property has it all. 
  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Pricing: From £3,000
  • Deals: Enjoy a whole host of offers on exclusive-use hire – including two-day takeover weddings, and intimate weddings.

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16. Chateau Rhianfa – North Wales

Chateau Rhianfa, situated on the beautiful shores of Northern Wales, is the epitome of European sophistication. 

Built in 1849, this Grade II listed hotel has all the appeal of a French chateau, its incredible façade standing proud against the Welsh countryside. The property only gets better the further you step within its fairy-tale walls – there's no end to the grandeur, with an inspiring selection of regal suites, elegant lounges, and the pinnacle Banqueting Hall. 

Boasting views of the Snowdonia Mountain Range and the Menai Strait, this is the ultimate wedding location for those who dream of saying "I do" in a Disney-inspired castle by the sea. 

  • Capacity: Up to 140
  • Pricing: Menus from £75
  • Deals: Check out offers on last-minute intimate weddings for 2024, or pick up a great early booking deal for 2025.

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17. Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa – Devon

Salcombe Harbour Hotel and Spa is one of the most magnificent modern beach hotels in the UK and is packed with chic options for a seaside celebration. You can exchange your vows against a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling windows which overlook the glittering estuary, before enjoying reception drinks out on the terrace.

There's plenty of space for you to party the night away with up to 150 guests – plus, there's up to 50 rooms to book for friends and family, many of which have private balconies overlooking the sea. 

  • Capacity: Up to 150
  • Pricing: £POA

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18. Bamburgh Castle – Northumberland

Castle coastal wedding venue

As one of the largest inhabited castles in the country, Bamburgh Castle is a beach wedding venue steeped in history. 

Rebuilt in the 19th century by Lord Armstrong, the King's Hall is one of the star features of this historic venue. With high ceilings, stained-glass windows and wood panelled walls, you'll be hard pressed to find a more grand space to say 'I do'. 

Perhaps even more impressive, however, is its location. Surrounded by private beaches and overlooking the Farne and Holy Islands, it's nothing but panoramic coastal views as far as the eye can see. A true destination setting in its own right. 

  • Capacity: Up to 150
  • Pricing: £POA

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19. The Orangery – Cornwall

Orangery wedding venue

Fancy arriving at your wedding venue via boat? Well, you can if you choose to celebrate at The Orangery, a stunning reception venue on the south-east corner of Cornwall surrounded by beautiful pebble beaches and coastline. 

Built in 1775, we have no doubt you'll be impressed by this spectacular building which boasts 100ft floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto Italian gardens and a tranquil water fountain.

The gorgeous garden at this seaside wedding venue will be yours for the duration of the day, so you and your guests can sip drinks and tuck into canapés under the stars. And since The Orangery comes with an epic dance floor and band area, it'll be the ideal area to catch your breath after all that partying!

  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Pricing: From £3,600

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20. Carbis Bay Hotel – Cornwall

Inside the Ugly Butterfly restaurant beach wedding venue with views out to sea.

If you're after a quintessentially laid-back Cornish-style wedding, Carbis Bay Hotel could be the beach wedding venue of your dreams.

Set against a private Blue Flag beach, there are a number of areas on the estate to host your ceremony and reception, including The Godrevy Room, chef Adam Handling's breath-taking restaurant Ugly Butterfly, and on the beach itself before celebrating in the charming Wedding Hut, a self-contained space that really plays on the nautical vibes. 

As the celebrations draw in, you and your guests can enjoy a beachside firework finale before heading to bed in the venue's Beach Suites. With an on-site spa and some of the rooms even boasting hot tubs and plunge pools, you won't want to leave!

  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Pricing: Menus from £50
  • Deals: Pick up offers on both summer and winter wedding packages throughout 2025 and 2026.

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21. The Boathouse at Dougarie – Scotland 

Boat house wedding venue overlooking the coast

We couldn't put together a coastal wedding venue roundup without including The Boathouse at Dougarie on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. Not only does this stunning beach property have unbeatable coastal views, it has a lovely quaint feel to it which will make you feel right at home on your special day. 

The boathouse can accommodate weddings of up to 80 guests, but you can also make use of a marquee should you wish for a larger celebration. Alternatively, the option to marry on the beach itself makes this one of the most affordable beach wedding venue in the UK. 

This wedding venue might have a peaceful setting but that doesn't mean you'll be stuck for activities to do if you are planning a long wedding weekend. With water sports, wild walks, sea fishing, lobster potting, golf days and archery available, you'll be spoilt for choice. 

  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Pricing: From £2,400
  • Deals: Hitched couples will receive an exclusive 10% discount, but you could also enjoy up to 50% off venue hire on selected bookings.

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22. Pendennis Castle – Cornwall

Aerial view of Pendennis Castle in green fields with the sea behind

If you're looking for a wedding venue in Falmouth, then be sure to check out the beautiful Pendennis Castle. This impressive beach wedding venue is almost completely surrounded by sea, providing an unbeatable backdrop for your wedding photos. 

Couples who choose to celebrate their day here can expect to enjoy exclusive use of the venue for a private experience like no other. Say your vows in The Castle Keep, with its ancient stone walls, while the light-filled Killgrew Room can accommodate a wedding breakfast of up to 120 guests. Both banquet and buffet style dinners are available, and couples are encouraged to work with the on-site events team to design their dream menu. 

This venue boasts some pretty cool history, if that's your thing. It dates all the way back to Tudor times and was used as a fortress in both the First and Second World Wars. 

  • Capacity: Up to 120
  • Pricing: From £3,950

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23. Watermouth Cove Weddings – Devon

Wooden pagoda and benches surrounded by trees overlooking the sea and hills

Along the North Devon coastline you'll find Watermouth Cove Weddings, a three-generation family run wedding venue where you and your guests can enjoy stunning sea views. 

If you're planning an outdoor wedding, The Viewpoint is the location for you. This beautifully unique spot overlooks gorgeous natural features such as Combe Martin, Hangman Hill and Broadsands Beach. For indoor events, the rustic woodland barn is yours, complete with exposed timber, fairy lights and a stone wishing well. 

Wedding breakfasts and receptions can be held in the nearby Beach House, another rustic venue with enough space for drinks and dancing. If your guests fancy a break from the noise, they can head to the Snug, an adjacent space filled with sofas and cuddle chairs, ideal for chatting with family and friends, or simply catching a breather. 

  • Capacity: Up to 150
  • Pricing: Packages from £6,000; menus from £50

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24. Arches Beach Weddings – Devon

A beach wedding venue perched on the rocks in Devon

Combining spectacular sea views and a flower wall of dreams, Arches is an intimate but perfectly formed beach wedding venue perched high on the rocks in the pretty Devonshire village of Combe Martin.

You have two choices here – book a full wedding package which includes exclusive use of the floral-filled ceremony space, the balcony overlooking the sea and the adjacent private garden, or the elopement package, which gives you access to the ceremony space for two hours.

Kick off the evening events with fish and chips on the beach at sundown (remember to cast off those high heels!) then, after the party, tiptoe upstairs to the deluxe wedding suite (included in the full wedding package) for a luxurious end to your traditional seaside wedding.

  • Capacity: Up to 120
  • Pricing: from £1,000

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 25. Roslin Beach Hotel – Essex

The interior of a beach hotel wedding venue in Essex with views out to sea

With light-filled rooms, mouth-watering menus, and the sound of crashing waves as your backdrop, Roslin Beach Hotel is a chic seafront venue that can cater to weddings of all sizes.

Where better to raise a toast than on one of the hotel’s private terraces overlooking the shimmering estuary? Choose from the charming Bay Room for intimate celebrations or the knock-your-socks-off Ballroom for something even grander, before enjoying a vibrant evening of dinner and dancing.

Post-party, spend your first night as a married couple in the modern luxury of the Mulberry Suite and clear any fuzzy heads the next morning by blowing away the cobwebs with a walk along the beach.

  • Capacity: Up to 130
  • Pricing: £POA

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If you’re set on having your wedding on the beach itself, don’t forget to take a look at our outdoor wedding ideas.