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Last update: November 2023
Located in Ilfracombe, Devon, Tunnels Beaches is a scenic wedding venue ideal for couples who wish to wed on North Devon's stunning coast. This private beach is accessed via hand carved tunnels and offers a peaceful and picturesque setting for your nuptials, and your loved ones are bound to adore the eye-catching sea views. Breathtaking views, romance, and memorable moments are par for the course at this postcard-perfect getaway.
Facilities and Capacity
The Tunnels Beaches team delights in seeing couples exchange their vows in their tranquil garden. Overlooking the sea, this beautiful space is a wonderful place to experience your "I do" moment. Your nearest and dearest are free to marvel at the views of Lundy Island before witnessing you begin your married journey. Whether you want to host your ceremony outdoors, within the thatched gazebo, or in their state-of-the-art building, the staff have you covered. The indoor ceremony room has the same stunning views, so no worries about the weather. A selection of indoor function rooms and bars can set the scene for receptions and after-parties. The venue has a 1am late license, so you can celebrate into the early hours of the morning.
As your big day unfolds, your friends and family are able to explore the tunnels, coves, and beaches that surround Tunnels Beaches. The paved and gently sloping tunnels allow easy access for wedding-goers, while the property also features a lift and facilities for wheelchair users. In addition to its event spaces, the property is home to a four stunning & luxurious self-catering houses that boast 33 ensuite bedrooms.
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Incredible venue & team!
The morning of the wedding the venue host came to the accommodation and talked me through everything and answered all my nervous questions! She made me feel very relaxed and everything went incredibly smoothly. They closed off the tunnels to the public for when you walk down towards the aisle and it was just the most incredible feeling.
The rest of the day also went very smooth, the venue staff just had everything under control and nothing got delayed. Even the change over of staff from day to night was super easy and the venue itself is just the most stunning place, even at night! I was lucky enough to have dry weather but even in the rain (or storms which is when we first saw the venue and booked), it is just the most incredible, special, unique place. Most of our guests came from Ireland, Northern England and Scotland and couldn't get over how beautiful it was. And we can't forget about the BEAUTIFUL food!
It's a day we will cherish forever, and I'm so glad we live local so we can come back and visit our new favourite place over the years to come.
Our wedding July 2023
Couldn’t recommend enough
Out of this world
Incredible views, food and team
Wow! What a day!!
Our accommodation was Runnymede. It was lovely to have such a stunning place to get ready in. The accommodation is decorated beautifully and we wish our house looked like this - such a fantastic style!!
The staff were fantastic from the moment we booked to the day. They answered every question and believe us we had many! They were so good on the day, you didn’t need to worry at all as everything was taken care for by the lovely staff. Nothing was too much and there was almost too much food to eat! They were very generous at Tunnels and the food was AMAZING! Such lovely fresh food to everyones taste.
This wedding venue totally matched our vibe and was all we had dreamed for our special day. We were lucky with the weather - not too hot but a lovely breeze and plenty of sunshine. It wouldn’t have matter as the venue is stunning enough without it. Would not have changed a thing about our day, just wish we could do it again! We had quite the dream team on the day choosing local people from our fab photographer to the what must be ‘resident’ dj Paul - who knew the venue well and made it just as special.
A huge thank you - we’ll definitely be back to visit!
Truly Tremendous Tunnels!
We stayed in two of their houses, Bath Hoise and Courtyard, both stunning, really well equipped, large communal areas and great for making a weekend of the celebrations. We just couldn’t fault anything - book it, you won’t be disappointed!
The perfect venue
Amazing place and great team
There's no place quite like it...
If you're looking for a stunning location, a stress-free booking & organisation process, incredible food and a team that feels as excited about your big day as you are – Tunnels Beaches is it.
From the very first time we viewed the venue we fell in love with the whole place, people and all. We're a fairly chilled couple but personalisation was really important to us and we had a lot of ideas for how we wanted our day to go; the Tunnels team never rushed us, never told us what we could or couldn't do in the space. They maintained an "it's your wedding, you do you" attitude the entire time.
The food and drinks packages are really flexible and SO worth the money. Top tip: get the monkfish skewers – you will not regret it! Our friends are still raving about them two months later.
As for the venue, what can we say that isn't already so obvious from just looking at the place? Being tucked away in your own corner of the world, on your own private beach behind the rock, feels really special and intimate, and having the sun set behind you through panoramic windows during the speeches is a moment you won't forget. Trust us.
We were always a little sceptical when people told us "it'll be the best day of your lives"...but it really was the best day of our lives and we couldn't imagine it having taken place anywhere but Tunnels Beaches.
Hands Down the BEST Place to get Married in the UK
It truly was the most perfect day and we are so glad we chose Tunnels Beaches!
The team provided quick and helpful responses running up to, and on the day, it was great to know that everything we had prepared was all in hand, and all we needed to do was turn up! The day ran smoothly thanks to all the amazing and friendly staff. The food completely lived up to the hype, it was delicious and we loved the fact the guests could pick exactly what they wanted.
Worth the wait!
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