Tunnels Beaches

(44)
£4500 - £10250 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
27 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
Private beach Wedding Venue accessed via tunnels...
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£4,500
Maximum Price
£10,250
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
160
No. of Bedrooms
27
Sleeps No. of People
54
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
02:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Tunnels Beaches is a uniquely designed coastal wedding venue – accessed via a hand carved tunnel through the cliff and with its own private beach! Fully licensed for wedding ceremonies within a thatched gazebo overlooking the sea, or inside our contemporary and stylish bespoke venue building – ensuring there are no concerns about the UK weather! Invite up to 120 day guests and up to 160 evening guests... Late license - party until 2am! This unique and stunning location is an ideal venue for your special day – beautiful scenery, private secluded beaches with spectacular sunsets and offering a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. Our rugged coastline make for a dramatic backdrop and awesome photos! Easy access for all your guests via the paved & very gently sloping tunnels. Wedding venue also has a lift & wheelchair facilities. Follow us on Instagram: @tunnelsbeaches See Google &Facebook for lots of reviews!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2009
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
40
Reviews
(44)
Helen & Rhys
Wedding: November 2019
May 2020
Everything about it was perfect from the moment we first saw it.
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 request flavour of ice cream for us.
Lyndsey & Matt
Wedding: September 2019
April 2020
One of the most magical places on our planet.
Tunnels Beaches is one of the most magical places on our planet. It’s a hidden gem. You can see from the photos it’s going to be extraordinary but nothing comes close to when you see it in person. We dreamt of getting married by the sea, with a relaxed location with modern accommodation for our family and guests and Tunnels ticked every box. We wished for a wedding with an atmosphere, Music, delicious food and great people and we were lucky enough to get our wish. We had magnificent weather on our day and marry outside, alongside the waves crashing against the rocks (magical). The food, a quote from my friend ‘oh my god this food is way better than my own wedding’ We loved the BBQ it’s the best way to feed people without stress, catering for everyone with no worries. We had so much praise on how colourful, varied and flavoursome the food was. It was truly delicious. The drinks package was perfect with Pimms and beers and then the wine too it lasted all the way until the evening, and the venue were brilliant as they saved the bottles after dinner for people to have on the evening too. We were all very merry! The staff: I can’t stress enough how wonderful the process was - we all have these silly little questions we want to ask beforehand and so I would build a few up write them on an email and get a reply really quickly. Big Thanks to Catherine, Tanya and Jacs. The accommodation (we had Woodlands) is dreamy, modern, super clean and huge. We genuinely had the best day of our lives, seamless and perfect.
Hannah & Jodie
Wedding: April 2019
April 2020
From booking through to the day itself; communication and decision making was effortless
When your vision of the perfect wedding venue is to find a modern design, overlooking the sea with a relaxed feel, we thought we’d have to compromise on something. Little did we know at the time that The Tunnels had all of that and so much more. It was the first and only wedding venue we needed to view, even though our first viewing was on a dreary, cold January day, we loved the venue. We were made to feel welcome by Jaques, our wedding coordinator, from our very first meeting which immediately put our minds at ease. And that’s how it stayed from booking through to the day itself; communication and decision making was effortless, with any question or worry answered quickly. The majority of our guests stayed in all three houses, which are beautifully presented even though at the time of booking The Courtyard was incomplete and The Woodlands was just plans. Staying onsite gave us the opportunity to make a mini-break of our wedding where our guests could relax and enjoy the surrounding area with us. The day itself ran like clockwork, everything fell into place thanks to the subtlety of Jacques and her team, and we both felt like we floated through the day on a wave of happiness. You really couldn’t ask for anything more from your wedding day than that. And to top it all off, the food was gorgeous and drink a plenty. We went with the garden party drink package and it was the perfect amount for us. We danced through to 1am and snacked on huge pasties later in the evening, which definitely helped with the sore heads the next day. If we had our day all over again, we wouldn’t change one thing. It really was perfect - thank you so much Jamie, Jacs and the rest of the team.
Victoria & Gerry
Wedding: September 2019
April 2020
Perfect
Our original plan was to get married in Barbados. By chance we visited Tunnels after visiting family in Cornwall. Tunnels was still in the middle of building The Courtyard. The place was a building site…. There and then we booked our wedding for the 4th September 2019. After stepping into the venue, looking out at the ocean there was no way we were leaving without being in Tunnels diary . Perfect. When we returned almost two years later Tunnels was completed and looked stunning . We hired the three properties for three nights and our guests were more than happy. Our day was perfect. The staff, the food, could not be faulted . We felt very lucky and it truly was the best three days of our lives. It took us nearly 20 years to tie the knot, turns out it was well worth the wait. Anyone who asks about our day I simply say "magical".
Gregg & Row
Wedding: October 2019
April 2020
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!
Andy & Katy
Wedding: September 2019
January 2020
The views and quality of the setting are unbelievable.
Our experience of Tunnels Beach from start to finish was simply outstanding. From our first visit to the venue and meeting with yourself we were instantly convinced to hold our wedding day at Tunnels. The venue speaks for itself, the views and quality of the setting are unbelievable. Added to that you and your team were so helpful, friendly and accommodating to our random questions. Once booked we continued with numerous questions and all were answered straight away with clear information and nothing was too much trouble to try and make our day go as we wanted. Once the big day arrived the Woodlands house was simply stunning and felt like home straight away. It is so well equipped and just beautifully decorated throughout, just to our taste! Our big day was relaxed and informal, but intimate and private, just as we wanted. With Jacqui helping to run the timings and ensuring we could enjoy the day, everything ran like clockwork. We received so many comments about the venue, not just the views but the different spaces available and probably the most about the quality and quantity of the food!! The venue is really everything you could ever ask for, we cant thank you enough for helping to make our special day just perfect. We look forward to visiting in years to come and wish we could do it all again!! Our pictures from the day show how great the venue looks even on a cloudy day!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bath Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AN

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Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues