Tunnels Beaches

Up to 120
27 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Private beach Wedding Venue accessed via tunnels...
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
02:00 AM


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

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
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!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Gregg & Row
Married in 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!
Laura & Rory
Married in October 2019
November 2019
The best I have ever come across!
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. 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!
Sarah & Simon
Married in September 2019
November 2019
The food was INCREDIBLE!
Simon and I wanted to say such a HUGE thank you to you and your team for making our day so perfect. From start to finish everyone was so organised, calm, patient and effortlessly polite (probably all the things I wasn't on the day hahaha!) The food was INCREDIBLE - I completely mis-timed having my dress tightened! Our guests are still talking about the day even now and have all commented how wonderful the team, the food, the venue and the sunset all were. You were right about the cheese - Simon and I are still working our way through it and it's delicious! I genuinely had the best day of my life so I really cant thank you enough for making that happen so seamlessly and without issue. You've got a fab crew who are a real asset to your business. We'll most definitely be back to visit!... Love, tears and sunflowers...
Amy & Steve
Married in September 2019
November 2019
We cannot recommend this venue enough
When we got engaged we knew straight away that we wanted to get married near the beach, so after a little research we booked viewings at our two favourites, the first being Tunnels Beaches and the second a venue in Ibiza (fearing the worst of the British weather!). However, from the second we walked into Tunnels on a cold and overcast day in March we fell in love with it, and both said that if we hadn't booked our flights to Ibiza we wouldn't have even bothered going! Our wedding day was like a dream come true and we loved every second! We did luck out with the weather (sunny and 20°C in the middle of September!), but even without that you just can't fault the beautiful venue, which speaks for itself and the amazing staff that make it what it is. They were always on hand to answer any questions we had and went above and beyond both before and on the wedding day, nothing was ever too much trouble. And then the incredible houses, we booked The Courtyard and The Bath House, which meant all of our family and close friends could stay with us on and around the wedding, which was just the icing on the cake. We cannot recommend this venue enough, so many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to (and was the most amazing wedding food they had ever eaten!) So thank you Tunnels, you are a special place that will always have a place in our hearts and has given us memories that will last a lifetime - our only wish is that we could do it all over again!
Andy & Katy
Married in 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!
Natalie & Nathan
Married in September 2019
November 2019
Guests said it was the best wedding that they had ever been to!
As soon as we visited Tunnels Beaches, Nath and I just looked at each other and we both just knew it was the place to get married for us. We had the absolute best day ever! I could not fault it. So many of our guests said it was the best wedding that they had ever been to! Which is the best compliment and such a lovely thing to be told. The day ran seamlessly and you didn’t even notice the team working hard in the background. The Tunnels Beaches staff were just incredible from start to finish. The food, the venue and the staff were just fantastic and the weather was on our side too! I recommend the monk fish and king prawn skewers (people are still talking to me about them even now). The bar staff even joined in dancing behind the bar to our DJ! It was a great moment! Thank you Tunnels Beaches for being everything we could have wished for in a wedding venue and so much more. Can we do it all again please?!
Location & Contact Details


Bath Place, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AN, England

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Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues