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On since 2022

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.

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 four stunning & luxurious self-catering houses that boast 33 ensuite bedrooms.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Tunnels Beaches

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100% recommend it
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Will S. Sent on 29/05/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Tunnels Beaches Review

Tunnels is just an incredible wedding venue! It looks amazing in photos but you have to go and visit it to see how cool it really is. All of our guests loved our venue and we had so many comments on how beautiful it was! It truly unbelievable!

Jamie and the team were always really quick to reply to emails and super helpful in accommodating our choices and ideas to make our day really special.

The weather was 50/50 on the day and we were planning to have our ceremony outside. In the end, we went for it and chose to get married outside. The team at Tunnels, had inside set up, just in case as well! Luckily they did, as it rained half way through our ceremony! We all rushed inside and finished off upstairs! If you’re worried about the weather, don’t be! Inside is amazing as well, and you have both options!

Food was so good- everyone absolutely loved it! There were options for everyone and more than enough to go around.

The accommodation onsite is really amazing. We made a weekend of it, and it was so lovely to have most of your guests on site with us for the weekend, it really made it extra special. The houses are lush as well, and it’s really worth it!!

Overall, everything was brilliant and it was the most perfect venue for our wedding. If we could do everything again we would, and we wouldn’t change a thing.
Becky B. Sent on 20/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

BEST Wedding Venue!

We got married at Tunnels Beaches on the 4th April 2024. From the moment we came across Tunnels Beaches online when looking for a wedding venue, we absolutely loved it. After going to view it, we knew it was definitely the one. The venue and its surroundings are absolutely beautiful. It really doesn't compare to any other venue.

During the planning process in the lead up to our wedding, Jamie and his team were fantastic. We had a lot of questions and a few last minute changes that did not seem to phase Jamie at all. He made the whole process so easy for us!

We booked The Courtyard and The Bath House to stay in and we couldn't be happier that we did. They are connected which was perfect for all our family and friends. We had a paella night the night before our wedding where the chef from the venue came to the houses to cook a delicious paella. Everyone loved it.

On the day of our wedding, everything ran so smoothly. We genuinely cannot fault the team at Tunnels Beaches and we are beyond grateful for how hard they all worked to make our wedding day so special. Typically, it started raining the moment I walked down the aisle, but the tunnels team were quickly on hand with umbrellas for our guests. Sean and I said to each other after the day that we didn't notice the staff at tunnels hand out umbrellas, take away the ceremony chairs, move the tables to set up the dance floor etc as everything was done so smoothly and completely without any stress or disruption to us. We couldn't have asked for the day to run any better! The staff also packed up any belongings we had left at the venue for us to collect the next day.

Thank you so much to the whole team of staff that work at Tunnels Beaches. We honestly cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so perfect. We definitely hope to visit the venue again some time!

Sean & Becky Byrne xx
Sam H. Sent on 24/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day and Best Venue Ever!

What a day we had at Tunnels! They are the friendliest people ever and ensured everything ran perfectly and smoothly. But honestly the service starts well before this, from the first time we went to visit the venue everyone was so welcoming and as soon as we walked through the Tunnels to the view of the sea we knew it was the place for us!
Jamie and Team were always on hand to answer any questions we had!
Food was beyond amazing and the venue itself is so unique, I just can't imagine there is any better place to get married!
Wish we could do it all over again! Thanks again to the Tunnels team, what an unforgettable day they created for us
Sam & Jen
Jennifer H. Sent on 29/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue & team!

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day at Tunnels! From the moment we booked the venue, right the way through to when we checked out the morning after the wedding, the Tunnels team including all the office staff, the venue staff, accommodation cleaners etc, were incredible. I live fairly local so had visited the venue a few times and nothing was ever too much to ask, even with all my last minute questions, and requests!

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.
Sally Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding July 2023

Tunnels Beaches facilitated the day of our dreams. We felt so cared for by them throughout the day and also in the lead up to our wedding. We feel so lucky to have been married at Tunnels and it’s amazing that the venue isn’t just all about the setting..! All of the elements are first class and that really starts with the heart of the staff. We didn’t feel like another wedding being churned out and just felt completely special and unique. The food is also amazing. So happy we got married here.
Becky F. Sent on 30/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t recommend enough

The Tunnels was the easiest and best decision of our entire wedding. We couldn’t recommend the venue more highly. I think once you’ve seen it, you’ve got no option but to book it! The entire team were brilliant from start to finish. They answered my many emails before the day and I felt very comfortable leaving them in charge of the schedule on the day itself. We managed to have our service outside, I love that you can decide so last minute depending on the weather. The food was incredible, our wedding photographer actually said it was the best wedding food he’d ever had! The morning after we went down to clear up and all of the work had already been done, which was such a huge help. The houses on site are beautiful and so convenient. I don’t have anything even vaguely negative to say!! Thank you all so so much for everything, we can’t wait to return!
Rosie H. Sent on 10/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible views, food and team

Tunnels Beaches is 100% the most amazing venue in the UK. The views, food and staff are all incredible. Didn't have a thing to worry about on the day. We booked without even a visit and have zero regrets! Book it.
Pippa T. Sent on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Out of this world

The moment we stepped foot into Tunnels Beaches our breath was taken away and we knew this was some where we wanted to get married. When we made the decision to get married at tunnels beaches it was the best decision of our lives. You have all helped to make our wedding day so very special and for that we cannot Thankyou enough and will forever sing your praises.
Jess H. Sent on 25/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wow! What a day!!

First and foremost can we say a massive thank you for having such a unique wedding venue. We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep.

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!
Kay H. Sent on 14/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Hayley M. Sent on 31/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Sandra P. Sent on 13/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Samantha B. Sent on 29/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Cheryl W. Sent on 26/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Hannah K. Sent on 19/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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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