The Lookout

Larkstone Gardens, Ilfracombe (Devon) EX34 9QG Map · Telephone · Website
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2 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0
Starting at £1500
Number of guests 50 to 120
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About The Lookout

The Lookout is a unique wedding venue in Ilfracombe, Devon. Located in the south-west of England, this coastal property offers a charming hideaway that would be ideal for hosting unforgettable celebrations. The wife-and-husband partnership of Julie and John Holton are the two professionals in charge of this property. They delight in helping couples experience dream get-togethers at this eye-catching space. Boasting an array of function areas, couples are sure to be spoiled for choice here.

Facilities and Capacity

Ceremonies may be held at The Lookout. Couples who choose to tie the knot here can enjoy the breathtaking scenery that dominates this six-acre site. A number of areas are available to host the ‘I-do’ occasion, and each one offers distinctive appeal. In The Orangery, guests can be seated as the happy couple hold hands and swap vows at the head of the room. Alternatively, to-be-weds can make use of the Gardens. Here, a gazebo marks the spot where heartfelt words can be exchanged as two people make a lifelong commitment to one another. Amazing vistas can be admired at this location, offering an idyllic backdrop for the milestone moment. After everybody has congratulated the happy couple, photo opportunities may be enjoyed around the grounds. Invitees are welcome to savour the cocktail hour as the wedding breakfast and grand reception draw near.

An open-air bar is sure to beckon everyone as the afternoon gradually drifts toward the evening. Beverages may be served here as everyone mingles ahead of the all-important main meal. A marquee can be erected on the spacious lawn, allowing everyone to come together to dine in comfort. Overall, the maximum capacity of The Lookout is for approximately 120 people.

Services Offered

Couples are welcome to hire their preferred caterers if they so wish, but The Lookout’s staff are also happy to provide in-house cuisine. Dishes include salami platters, skewers of tiger prawns, mixed leaf salads, and more. Conveniently, a wedding coordinator can help each couple’s big-day vision come to life. What’s more, a dance floor is also provided so that couples can boogie the night away and make new memories together with their nearest and dearest. Ultimately, this nearshore property is a beautiful retreat that is more than worthy of fairytale festivities.

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Al fresco bar
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The Lookout
Winter weddings
Winter weddings
Romance is in the air
Romance is in the air
Tasty options
Tasty options
A naked cake
A naked cake
Tipi for the reception
Tipi for the reception
All smiles
All smiles
A Garden ceremony
A Garden ceremony
December wedding
December wedding
The couple in confetti
The couple in confetti
Summer cool
Summer cool
Sheer happiness
Sheer happiness
Tipis for extra space
Tipis for extra space
The little ones
The little ones
The setup
The setup
Lady in red
Lady in red
Having fun
Having fun
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Al fresco bar
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The Lookout
Winter weddings
Winter weddings

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2 Reviews for The Lookout

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Lucy T. · Married on 06/06/2020

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value for Money:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A sparkle of light throughout a tough year.

    The first day I met John and Julie was back in summer 2019. I had big ideas to plan a Alice in wonderland themed tea party. Straight away Julie had fantastic ideas of how we could make the venue fit my theme, even though the venue is fantastic as it is. Julie is super warm and friendly and instantly makes you feel at ease. She can also cater for you and from pictures I have seen her food looks delicious. I haven’t had my wedding yet due to covid 19 but have it rebooked for May 21. Throughout this tough year Julie has kept in touch with me with lots of positivity for the new year. I can’t wait to finally have my day at The Lookout! I highly recommend this wedding venue to anyone as I know Julie and John will be there to support you in anyway they can.

    Sent on 18/12/2020
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    Nic M. · Married on 24/08/2019

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Summer Rustic Wedding

    Beautiful location for a wedding. Stunning views, beautiful vibes and wonderful staff! Would do it all again here in a heart beat. Julie and John and team couldn't have been more supportive and accommodating if they tried. Would highly recommend this venue!

    Sent on 16/01/2021

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The Lookout FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Coastal Weddings
    Unusual Weddings
    Marquees and Tents
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
    Tipis and Yurts
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Venue Leisure Facilities:
    Hairdresser
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Allows fire ceremony
    Confetti Permitted

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  • Larkstone Gardens Ilfracombe (Devon) EX34 9QG
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