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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Introducing Gara Rock

Gara Rock is a luxury wedding venue and hotel located near Salcombe, Devon. Tucked away at the end of rural lanes, you may feel as though you have stepped into another world. Here, couples can celebrate their wedding with the south coast of England as their backdrop. The venue itself is nestled on a hilltop, ensuring that couples and their guests have plenty of views. It is a tranquil setting ideal for magical celebrations. The hotel is licensed for ceremonies in several spots, allowing you to host your entire day in one place. And after the dining and dancing have come to a close, the couple and their loved ones can retreat to the hotel's guestrooms.

Dog Friendly

Why not bring your fury best friend along with you! We are extremly dog friendly and love welcoming the whole family to Gara.


Gara Rock is a stylish hotel that has a relaxed sense of elegance set against the beautiful coastline. From sunrise to sunset, spend your time before, during and after the wedding in their easy-going atmosphere and enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Relax and rejuvenate at the spa or take a moment of peace in the cinema room. Our stunning location gives your guests access to a beautiful, secluded beach only a short walk down the coastal path.


The dedicated team at Gara Rock work to create a bespoke wedding that is unique to you. From a relaxed and intimate gathering to more formal festivities, the team aim to deliver exactly what you were looking for. At Gara Rock, the team takes pride in their down-to-earth customer service. If you are looking for a spectacular venue with the wow factor, Gara Rock is sure to inspire.

Weddings at Gara Rock

Our Exclusive Use Weddings are truly magical, perfect for larger celebrations with up to a maximum of 120 guests. With exclusive use of the full hotel and all our accommodations, you can relax knowing all your loved ones can spend quality time together in one place. Our exclusive use hire is 2 nights minimum (except permitted low-season midweek dates), giving you the chance to extend your wedding celebrations. As the hotel will be closed to other guests, we require a minimum of 50 guests.

A Secret Suite Wedding is perfect for those couples who are looking for a smaller, more intimate wedding celebration. The secret suite is separate from the hotel, with a beautiful glazed wall overlooking the sea. The ceremony and drinks reception can be held in the suite giving you complete privacy. The wedding breakfast would be held on the private dining table just off the lounge in the main hotel. Our Secret Suite Weddings are suitable for a maximum of 24 guests, including the wedding couple.

(We offer either exclusive use or secret suite weddings at Gara Rock. We cannot cater for weddings over 24 guests while still open to other hotel guests as our larger weddings are held in the restaurant and lounge area)


Restaurant - 120 guests
Secret Suite - 24 guests

These numbers include the wedding couple

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Coastal weddings
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Salcombe, East Portlemouth TQ8 8FA Salcombe (Devon)
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