Tunnels Beaches

(9 reviews) 9 5
Bath Place Ilfracombe Devon EX34 8AN
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About Tunnels Beaches

Bath Place, Ilfracombe
Devon, EX34 8AN

Tunnels Beaches on North Devon’s rugged North Coast is a spectacular venue for your wedding and reception. 

“Unique” is an over-used adjective when it comes to wedding locations, but there is certainly no other way to describe this one!...

Access your private, secluded garden overlooking the sea and beach via hand carved tunnels through the cliffs and then take in the breath taking coastal views to Lundy Island.

Choose to get married within our thatched gazebo overlooking the sea, within our beautiful bespoke building or even within the tunnels themselves! Your guest will love the choice of vantage points from which to enjoy the views - garden, terrace, balcony, roof terrace, bar and function rooms all enjoy amazing outlooks.

Built-in (indoor & outdoor) light, sound and PA systems plus gorgeous interior design mean hardly any decorations are required and a stress-free build up for you!

This historic location is an ideal venue for your special day – fantastic scenery for your photos, private secluded beaches with spectacular romantic sunsets and all arranged by attentive and flexible staff.

The garden and your facilities will be exclusive to you during the day and your guests are able to explore the tunnels, coves and beaches in privacy in the evening.

We offer a wide choice of gourmet barbecues, canapé, and drink packages that provide a relaxing and informal feel.

The dramatic high cliffs, sheltered beaches and our own tidal bathing pool make a stunning backdrop for your day.

We were shortlisted for the South West 'Wedding Venue of the Year' Award in 2012!

We were shortlisted for the 'Best Coastal Wedding Venue' Award in 2016!

A few snippets from our testimonials... 
“Perfect venue, staff and scenery makes Tunnels Beaches the ultimate wedding venue!” 

“The best wedding venue in the UK!!” 

“Perfect wedding venue...who needs Barbados?!!”

“Stunning wedding venue”

“Stunning and unique wedding venue”

“Amazing wedding venue!!!”

“Relaxing, beautiful and unique”

“Breathtaking venue!” 

“THE best wedding venue!!”

Visit www.devonbeachweddings.co.uk for further information.

• • Coastal venue with private beach • • Stylish indoor function rooms and bars • • Outdoor beach side ceremony within thatched gazebo • • Relaxed & informal gourmet barbecues • • Stress-free, weather proof facilities - see our website for AMAZING TESTIMONIALS!!! • • Shortlisted for the 'Best Coastal Wedding Venue' Award in 2016!

Facilities at Tunnels Beaches

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Tunnels Beaches Reviews (9)

Outstanding venue and Team!
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By Laura Doyle, on 17 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2019

"We chose Tunnels Beaches for our wedding in October 2019. It's the first wedding venue we visited and we did not view any others. It's a breathtaking venue. I happen to be a wedding photographer - and over the decades have visited many lovely wedding venues across the UK and abroad. I have never been to a wedding venue and felt as special as Tunnels made us both feel. Their attention to detail, knowledge and professionalism is the best I have ever come across. Nothing was a problem to any of the amazing people who work there. The entire team at Tunnels Beaches made us feel totally at ease with any requests / questions we had...we always knew we were in safe hands. As for the day itself - it was awesome and exceeded our expectations. The food was incredible and guests are still commenting on it was the best and most unique wedding they had been too. We cannot wait to share our wedding photos when we receive them with our amazing venue. Thanks so much - to Jamie, Tanya, Catherine and the entire team for helping us create one of the most memorable days that we will treasure forever! Mr & Mrs Doyle xx

BEST DAY EVER at The Tunnels Beaches
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By Megan and Chris Walden, on 23 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2017

BEST DAY EVER! From the moment we first visited The Tunnels, we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding. We were lucky enough to have the sun shining on our special day, and as soon our guests arrived, jaws dropped in amazement. All of the staff went above and beyond to make the day truly unforgettable, with special mentions to Tanya and Catherine for all their help in the run up to the ceremony and Jacqui and Naomi attending to our every need during the day into the night. You will not find better food at any wedding venue... ever! Everyone has commented how incredible the canapés & BBQ were, and being served the evening snacks whilst on the dance floor was also a huge hit! Booking the Bath House was brilliant too. Such gorgeous accommodation, allowing ease of movement during the day, and allowing us to relax and enjoy Ilfracombe with our family for the whole weekend. The views, the staff, the venue, the food... a perfect combination for an epic weekend. So sad it's all over, but have such wonderful memories for our married life to come. Our dream was to get married in the sun, by the beach, with all our friends and family. The Tunnels Beaches allowed this to come true. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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By Marize Viljoen, on 23 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2017

WoW! WoW! WoW! Words cannot even describe our gratitude to the whole Tunnels Beaches Team for making our day so special and unique to us! From our first viewing almost 18 months ago we fell completely in love with this stunning venue! The communication since have been fantastic and this continued post our wedding as well. The food was incredible! Our guests were very complimentary of the food and described it as the best food they have ever had! The ice-cream tricycle worked very well with the canapés! Our DJ Paul (The Wedding Spinner): thank you for entertaining our guests and contributing to our amazing day! You are very competent and your passion for music shines through you! We loved having you and would recommend you to all future brides! To all the future brides out there, I would strongly recommend this venue to you! It is not just a venue, a whole family walking every step of the way with you!"

Our perfect day at the perfect venue
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By Reena & Sam, on 06 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Aug 2017

We always wanted to get married by the sea, at a unique venue and were excited when we came across Tunnels Beaches, and even happier that it was in the UK. It ticked every box for us, we booked the accommodation at Bath House from Mon - Thurs for our close family and friends, and had a few drinks the first evening for our guests who had travelled from far and wide. It was fantastic, and made the wedding last for 3 days. As we live quite far away, we spoke a lot to the amazing wedding team, who were really helpful and patient even with the simplest of queries. The venue is stunning and didn't need a lot of decoration, we only added splashes of our colour theme. The sun came out for us, the staff were so attentive to our every need, guiding us through the day, keeping things running smoothly without us even noticing, so friendly and happy - even handing over sun cream after hearing us talk about someone getting burnt. We were married outside to the sound of the sea, we had a string quartet playing in the background, it was beautiful and so romantic. The menu options were amazing, it took us the best part of a day to decide (and agree) on the options, and there is something to meet all dietary requirements. The food on the day was the most delicious you can imagine! All in all our wedding was even more perfect than we could have imagined, all of our guests thought it was the best wedding they had ever been to. If you are looking for somewhere magical to have your special day, book Tunnels Beaches.

Tunnel Beaches
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By Tom & Jodie Longmate, on 22 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Aug 2017

We had the most wonderful wedding day at Tunnels. As wedding planning goes the team made the experience as stress free as possible. The team on the day were fabulous, extremely organised and we did't have to worry about anything on the day apart from the weather. We didn't have the warmest/sunniest day weather wise, but this didn't make a slightest bit of difference to our day, and it made for some fantastic photographs. The food was amazing, all our guests commented on how lovely the food was, and also how much food there was for everyone. We also had a fish and chip supper the night before which our guests loved and we also enjoyed, this again was a stress free experience. I cannot recommend the venue enough if you are looking for an informal, relaxed but also breath taking wedding venue. Ourselves and our guests were completely blown away.

A breathtaking venue with an exceptional team!!
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By Dewayne & Victoria Artrey, on 27 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2017

Our day was magical, the venue was breathtaking something out of this world!! The gasps of 'wow' from the guests as they walked out of the tunnel was music to our ears. From setting up in the morning to the clear out at midnight the tunnels staff couldn't do enough for us, they worked tirelessly in the background to make our day celebrations roll seamlessly into the evening fun! I would like to thank everyone at tunnels for an amazing day. A day that our families and friends are still talking about and will do for years to come!

A wedding day to remember
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By Natasha & Pauline Armitage-Evans, on 27 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2017

Our beautiful beach wedding at Tunnels Beaches was everything we'd dreamed of!We knew when we first viewed it that it was the venue for us.The organisation was easy and at no point did we feel stressed out by the process as the team were great at keeping us informed and helping us to get our arrangements for the big day in place! The morning went with ease and we were both surprised at how calm we felt prior to the ceremony. Our favourite memory will always be walking down that beautiful tunnel with the smell of the sea and the crashing waves setting the most beautiful scene for our special day. The food was spectacular and all our guests left with full bellies and lots of positive comments of how tasty it was. What a day!Some beautiful memories to treasure forever!

Perfect location, service & atmosphere
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By Rebecca Hogarth, on 23 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Jul 2017

This place is incredible. We had the most amazing day; I know it sounds corny but it really was the best day of our lives and this was genuinely thanks to the effienct, friendly & ninja like team of Tunnels Beaches. It wasn’t just on the day that displayed such professionalism but in the lead up to our wedding all our emails were answered promptly, they had brilliant advice on the running of the day and we used their recommended suppliers which were all brilliant. The venue is just stunning; all our guests commented on how the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding & the party went on until 2am! Perfect in every possible way.

Absolutely perfect venue!
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By Emma & Luke Wallace, on 23 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Jun 2017

My now husband and I got married at Tunnels Beaches early June, the venue and staff couldn’t have been more perfect in helping family set up in the morning and meeting our needs throughout the day as well as during the planning! The atmosphere and BBQ wedding breakfast was amazing! We still have friends and family commenting on how much impressed they were. There is no other venue quite like it and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxed beach wedding venue.

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