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Tunnels Beaches

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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 offers a peaceful and picturesque setting for your nuptials, and your loved ones are bound to adore the eye-catching sea views. You are more than welcome to host every stage of your celebration here, from your rehearsal to your reception. 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 has you covered. A selection of indoor function rooms and bars can set the scene for receptions and after-parties. The venue has a late license, so you can celebrate into the early hours of the morning.

Services Offered

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 trio of luxurious self-catering houses that boast 27 ensuite bedrooms.

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Coastal Weddings
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Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
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Wedding Coordinator

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    Kay H. Married on 16/04/2022
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    Truly Tremendous Tunnels!

    Wow, don’t even know where to start! From our first look round at Tunnels to the day itself, everything was absolutely fabulous. It is the most stunning location, beautifully and tastefully furnished. The scenery and views are absolutely stunning - takes your breath away! The team that work there go out of their way to make everything go without a hitch, so helpful, organised, friendly and professional. The place has such a relaxed feel about it, which we loved. The food was amazing, from canapés at the welcome, BBQ in the afternoon and Paella in the evening - we had so many compliments on just how good it was. A number of people said it was the best wedding venue they’d ever been to .... it really is great!
    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!
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    Sandra P. Married on 11/12/2021
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    The perfect venue

    Tom and I just wanted to thank you all for our perfect wedding day and stay at the weekend, we all had such a wonderful time. From the very first enquiry email we sent, looking around, booking and the actual event it’s all run so smoothly and everyone has been so helpful, friendly and accommodating. When we saw your website it was exactly what we are looking for but had been unable to find. Everything on the day was so well organised but at the same time relaxed, the setting is stunning and it was so lovely to access the beach even in the rain. The staff were professional and friendly and so helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The food was outstanding, the menu covered all tastes and it was perfectly cooked. The accommodation was contemporary, stylish and comfortable for everyone from one year to 87 years and everyone could relax and do their own thing. The venue gave us recommendations for hairdressers, make up and other suppliers who were all excellent and reliable. We really can’t thank them enough for giving us such wonderful memories.
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    Cheryl W. Married on 28/10/2021
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    Amazing place and great team

    Got married here on a lovely Devon day in October (by lovely I mean wet and windy) but that wasn't a problem for us or the team here. We had a great day and no request was too much for the lovely team.
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    James P. Married on 11/09/2021
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    There's no place quite like it...

    We are desperate to be invited to a wedding here so we can enjoy the whole experience again as guests!

    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.
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    Samantha B. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Hands Down the BEST Place to get Married in the UK

    We genuinely couldn't have wished for more from our wedding day, every single detail on the day was completely perfect, from the service to the incredible food and drink, and of course the stunning setting and breathtaking venue! We could write a whole review just on the food - genuinely the best meal of our lives! Everything was cooked to perfection, and there was plenty for everyone - a lot of our guests have since admitted to us that they had 2nds/3rds! We were a little worried that service would seem disjointed with guests having to go down to the BBQ to select their food, but we needn't have worried, service ran so smoothly and the nature of the BBQ service added to the relaxed feel of our day. The team were all so incredible in delivering the chilled out, summer time beachside celebration for us - everything on the day ran so smoothly, the planning process was so easy and everything was delivered as requested. All of our guests are still talking about how perfect our wedding day was, and considering how busy 2021 had been for the wedding industry, you'd never know how much pressure the team will have been under and how tired they would have almost certainly been feeling! We felt like the most important couple to ever get married. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for incredible memories of the most perfect day we'll have for the rest of our lives.
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    Hayley M. Married on 29/08/2021
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    It truly was the most perfect day and we are so glad we chose Tunnels Beaches!

    This is a dreamlike venue, it was a no brainier when selecting the location for our wedding day, and boy did it deliver. Tunnels beaches literally had everything we could have hoped for and more, it is mysterious, unique and has utterly breathtaking views of the beaches and the sea. We were incredibly lucky that our day had clear blue skies and allowed the venue to shine, not to mention being able to watch the most incredible sunset. We and all of our guests were completely bowled over, no-one has been able to stop talking about it since!

    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.
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    Hannah K. Married on 15/08/2021
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    Worth the wait!

    Tunnels is hands down the most incredible wedding venue, the views are insane! After having our wedding postponed, it was definitely worth the wait! The staff are incredible, they have thought about every tiny detail - so you need not worry. They will also make you feel completely relaxed, they are the experts, there will be no stress! Having a venue that supplies everything, will genuinely make your like a lot easier! The food is also absolutely fantastic, 4 months later my friends and family are still talking about it! You will not be disappointed with this venue, I have nothing but good things to say, the venue, food, views and staff are just awesome.
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    Raz D. Married on 22/07/2021
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    Turn Key Solution

    Tunnels really offer a turn key solution to weddings We arrived to a day that was well planned, delivered and offered flexibility around our newborn baby and need for a swim after the meal. The food was sublime and plentiful - reccomend the monkfish&prawn skewers! Mafia 4 and Yeti photography are the only improvement to this venue, which we were fortunate enough to have. In a year of cancelled weddings we've really seen the true motivations of businesses - Tunnels have shown compassion, iunderstanding and been so great with communication throughout the pandemic. We're lucky to have had the days there that we did and hope all our friends get married there so we can revisit.
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    Kerry M. Married on 12/10/2021
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    The perfect wedding venue

    The food, staff, views, everything was perfect. You can’t get better.
    From the very second we walked into Tunnels Beaches back in 2017 my now husband & I both fell completely in love, our breath was literally taken by the panoramic views of the sea. We knew there & then that was the venue we needed to say ‘I Do’ in.

    Unfortunately we were one of the thousands of weddings affected by the pandemic which is where the service we received from Tunnels completely shone through. The communication was next to none, Tunnels were so attentive and helpful. I personally can’t thank them enough for all of their support during such a stressful period for any bride.

    We finally got our dream day and the wait had well and truly been worth it. The day ran perfectly all thanks to Tunnels. All our guests commented on how beautiful the venue is and how incredible the food was. Tunnels made you feel like the most important wedding they’d ever dealt with.

    We couldn’t of picked a better venue and will forever be grateful to the team at Tunnels for making our day so special and smooth.
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    Stephanie W. Married on 16/09/2021
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    Tunnels Beaches - a real life paradise!

    Tunnels Beaches is quite simply a real life paradise. We first stumbled across Tunnels in summer 2018 and knew right away we wanted to get married there. We booked it within a few days for September 2020 and the countdown was on. We visited twice before the big day, on both occasions everyone was super helpful and answered all our questions. Obviously our wedding was unable to go ahead in September 2020 so we moved to April 2021 and then again to September 2021. Each time we moved, everyone was so helpful and accommodating and we were always kept in the loop with what was going on. Jamie, Jacques and Tanya were always on hand to answer the thousands of questions we had and Catherine was an absolute angel to work with in the last few weeks when we had last minute drop outs and changes to make. The day itself was nothing short of perfection. Everything was carefully thought out, exactly how we’d asked and Naomi, Rebecca and Simon were brilliant throughout. Every time Rebecca noticed I didn’t have a drink – she was on it! The food was spectacular and a lot of our guests commented it was the best wedding food they’d ever had. We’re still eating the cake of cheese over 3 weeks on, although we’re now down to nursing the last bit of stilton as it was simply delicious. I don’t know how many weddings we’ve been to but there’s always something you think could have been better or ran more smoothly and I can honestly say hand on heart that if you want to have the wedding of the century that not one of your guests will ever forget – then Tunnels Beaches is for you. We’re already planning out 10 year vow renewal 😉 Love Steph and Michael Woodworth xx
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    Caroline W. Married on 03/09/2021
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    The best venue ever!

    We got married at Tunnels in September 2021 and cannot say enough about how brilliant this venue is. This was the first venue we viewed and we knew straight away that it was the venue for us. Amazing views, a beautiful modern setting and friendly and helpful staff. The booking process was easy, the staff were helpful throughout, even with a million questions in the lead up to the day. Communication was excellent, nothing was too much trouble and they made our wedding so easy! Every guest was amazed at how beautiful the venue is, the amazing food and everything about this place! Book it, you won’t regret it!!
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    Kimberley P. Married on 28/07/2021
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    Amazing wedding venue

    We only needed to visit Tunnels Beaches once to realise it was the venue for us. The sea views are spectacular and the venues attention to detail with décor is perfect. With COVID we were unable to visit again until the wedding and we had our concerns, but every step of the way the wedding co-ordinators put our mind at ease and reassured us. I emailed them so many times with questions that came to mind, no matter how trivial they were we also got a hasty response!

    On arrival our guests were blown away with their accommodation and the location of Tunnels, we hired all 3 houses for close friends and family to make a mini-holiday. We had a paella dish provided by Tunnels the night before and this was delicious- huge portions and plenty of chunky fish.
    Tanya was brilliant on the day of the wedding, she was on the ball and we didn't have to worry about a thing! Initially we were disappointed that they made the decision to have the ceremony inside, but they knew best, half way through the vows the heavens opened and thankfully the registrar was the only person who got a little wet!! Thankfully the sky cleared after the ceremony and the sun came out, the Tunnels staff were flexible to adapt to the weather and this allowed us to enjoy drinks out on the front patio.
    We picked the BBQ for guests and it was soooo good!!! Plenty of food, suitable for children, vegetarians, vegans and fussy eaters. The ice-cream tricycle was then a great choice for deserts, it allowed people to have their pudding once dinner had settled after speeches.

    Overall, Tunnels has given us unforgettable memories for our special day- we are so thankful for all of the support the staff provided us 2 year prior to the wedding and even afterwards with lost property being left at the venue!
    Thank you x
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    Anna W. Married on 08/07/2021
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    Perfect Relaxed Day

    Where to start? Joe found tunnels beaches online when researching ‘relaxed wedding venue’; we made the visit and didn’t bother looking anywhere else (you know when you know, right?)

    From booking and all the way up to the day was such a super chilled process, nothing was an issue, all questions answered and super quick responses.

    We booked the Woodlands accommodation to make more out of the time, and wow was that worth it. The place was flawless, with all details considered. A bathroom for every bedroom just made the experience perfect for those who wanted some chill time outside of the communal fun. Having the accommodation for three days spread out all the celebrations which was so lovely.

    I am still pretty astonished at how incredible the wedding day was; quite lost for words, but I’ll give it a go…

    Firstly, the team are absolutely brilliant; their energy, friendliness, professionalism, and loveliness added to the brilliant atmosphere of the day. They really took amazing care of Joe & I, so attentive, thinking of things I wouldn’t have even considered, which made the day flow so well; nothing was an issue.

    The venue. I mean… just wait till you see it. To have your own private escape, nestled away in the incredible coast of Ilfracombe. We were lucky enough to have sunny weather and our guests felt like they were on a day trip to Italy. Regardless of weather, we visited the venue in October on a drizzly day and were still buzzing at the venue and beautiful set up. The brilliant thing about Tunnels is that the view is your decoration, you honestly don’t need anything more than the jaw dropping views of the coast. Still can’t actually get over how beautiful it is.

    For all you foodies out there, the gourmet BBQ is TO DIE FOR! The selection is so good; only problem was trying not to choose everything. Everyone loved it; who doesn’t love a BBQ? Tunnels were so accommodating for veggies and vegans too, every dietary requirement is considered. We went for the pasties in the evening, and what a flipping delight- best pasties EVER! Finally, for the night after the wedding, we had a Thai green curry cooked for the house which was just so delicious. The quality of all the food was so on point.

    We are still so buzzing that we got to get married at Tunnels, it was everything we wanted and more.
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    Helen Married on 01/11/2019
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    Everything about it was perfect from the moment we

    We searched for a wedding venue for months and months. We could never find anything that had the relaxed, laid back vibe that we wanted, in a beautiful location and with organised staff we felt we could trust with our special day. Then we went to Tunnels! Everything about it was perfect from the moment we first saw it. Being from South Wales, we didn't really have any connection to the location but we were drawn to it's coastal beauty and the incredible setting. We loved that you could stay on site (we stayed in The Courtyard), it really made a weekend of the whole occasion and we got to spend extra special time with our closet friends and family.

    We got married in Nov 2019, even though it was a very wet and windy weekend the dramatic coastline and beautiful venue was still absolutely perfect. It's stunning inside and out, we barely had to decorate, the views speak for themselves. The staff at Tunnels cannot do enough for you, they are so attentive and supportive but also give you space to do your own thing. We viewed so many venues that projected their view of what our wedding should be on us, and we never experienced this with Tunnels, they were so great. They were very helpful on the lead up to the wedding, replying to countless emails due to my bridal nerves, putting my mind at ease and always having the answers. They were helpful when we arrived and on the day of the wedding, always on hand and so welcoming. They even helped us manage our playlists and music.

    The food was EPIC. People still talk to us about how incredible the food was. They even got in a special flavour of ice cream for us.
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    Gregg Married on 26/10/2019
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    The location is down right stunning

    Tunnels Beaches was the first and only place we visited. We booked immediately. There is something truly magnificent about Tunnels and those who have had their wedding there or been to someone’s there will know exactly what we mean! The location is down right stunning - think ultra-cool venue meets ‘Bond Lair’ and you are some way there.

    Despite Yellow weather warnings and torrential rain on the day until 45 mins before the ceremony, Tunnels management and experience meant we got to get married outside (of course everything was prepp’d in case of a last minute change)! Every guest has commented (and some still do) that it was the best wedding ever - we would of course say that - but it was down to the overall professionalism of the entire team at Tunnels - cleaners to chefs and beyond. The food is something they really pride themselves on and they should! Again our guests still mention it...and one mother wishes there were more photos of the food too!

    The venue has so much to offer and you will struggle to find anything more unique - you can see that from the photos - but Tunnels is the entire team! From Jamie and Catherine who helped us pull it all together to Jacs who delivered on the day. The whole day ran like clockwork without us or even the wider bridal party having to worry about a thing! Nothing was ever too much, everything was pre-empted and they would always try and accommodate requests within their bounds.

    The venue, the accommodation, the service - everything is simply outstanding! Our best day ever with the most fantastic memories!

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