Located in Ilfracombe, Devon, in southwest England, The Venue at Sandy Cove offers a unique setting to host wedding events. This contemporary and secluded venue boasts dramatic and stunning sea views. Set in its own cove, at the top of the cliff, it is the ultimate wedding venue. The property is surrounded by beautiful beaches such as Broadsands, Combe Martin, Watermouth Cove and Hele, all within a five-minute drive away. These stunning strands provide incredible photo opportunities for newlyweds.
Facilities and Capacity
The Venue at Sandy Cove is fully licensed for wedding ceremonies, both inside and in the amazing cliff top gazebo with a Sky Walk Platform. Here, your guests will sit facing the sea in amphitheatre style to witness you taking your vows. The Sky Walk Platform is wrapped in glass and provides an incredible place for photos after you are married. Offering state-of-the-art lighting with a colour wheel allows couples to tailor the lighting to fit with their colour scheme and the Lutron panel controls mood lighting. The ceiling has panels with fibre optic lights giving the effect of twinkling stars. There is a fully integrated sound system with built-in microphones for speeches and the building is fully air-conditioned and ventilated. The amazing sea views are brought inside by the bi-fold glass doors which run along the full front of the building. The large deck provides a tranquil space for guests to relax on and soak up the breathtaking scenery.
With award-winning food and a variety of drinks packages, the dedicated and professional team strives to help turn your dreams into a beautifully bespoke reality as you start your married life together. Sandy Cove Hotel offers a range of accommodations for your wedding party and guests. This venue provides a great base to enjoy a pre-wedding meal the night before, drinks on the terrace or just to relax and use the beautiful on-site facilities such as the swimming pool, sauna, steam room or heated relaxation loungers. The venue is not only a magical place to tie the knot, but, with the hotel, it is also a great place for your family and friends to have an amazing time while you prepare for your big day.
48 Reviews for The Venue At Sandy Cove
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Denise B. · Married on 22/06/2021
We had an absolutely amazing wedding day.
Our wedding coordinator Briair was brilliant, nothing was to much trouble. Such a lovely person. Our personal chef Carla, produced such amazing food and was so lovely.
The venue was simply stunning. Breathtaking views, relaxing atmosphere.
We had an elopement package with just the two of us and our day was perfect from start to finish.Sent on 10/07/2021
Melissa A. · Married on 19/06/2021
Outstanding venue with stunning views, easy access to beach for beach photos. Good and service was outstanding; highly accommodating and flexible.
The food and service was outstanding. The staff made it s feel welcome and nothing was too much. They were organised and flexible. The setting is breath taking, all our guest were blown away with the place. Cannot rate this place highly enough, you won’t be disappointed.Sent on 02/07/2021
Michael A. · Married on 06/06/2021
Amazing wedding day and stunning venue
Me and my now wife had a fantastic wedding at Sandy Cove on the 12th of July. We had an outdoor ceremony, despite torrential rain the day before and some rather black clouds on the morning of our wedding. Luckily, the venue do not have to make a decision on where to hold the ceremony (in or out) until about an hour before. Thankfully for us, the clouds cleared and the sun came belting down!
Dawn, Kelly & the rest of her team made every effort to make our day as wonderful as possible and were instrumental in getting us the day we wanted despite Covid throwing restrictions at us left, right and centre. They were responsive throughout, more so in the weeks leading up to the big day, the reception team kept smiles on their faces, despite being moaned at and criticised for no good reason, by some rather idiotic customers (not from our wedding party I might add) and our coordinator (Lisa) and the night manager (Chris) kept the day running like clockwork!
The award-winning food was delicious, and a number of "foodie" guests commented on how it was the best wedding food they have ever eaten, a statement echoed by al other guests. We did want the BBQ but were told we could not have this, as it was buffet style and Covid/Boris would not allow it. We were gutted about this, but it wasn't the venues' fault and to be honest, probably worked out for the best, for the reasons stated above!
If you are looking for a venue with a wow factor, by wow I mean stunning views, amazing staff, award winning food, close by nature walks, beaches on your doorstep, large capacity, fantastic indoor & outdoor ceremony options, good decor (where the colour scheme can be chosen by you) and so on, then you really do not need to look any further... Sandy Cove have you covered!
Holly & Mike (Happily married 12.07.2021)Sent on 19/07/2021