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Venue type: Hotel, Museum, Historic, Unusual, Waterside
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The most romantic venue in North Devon for your wedding
From wooded cliffs far above the tiny harbour, a cobbled street winds down to the sea past cottages, flower bestrewn the summer long. Clovelly is an enchanting village of timeless beauty and has a picturesque choice of settings for a wedding day of wonderful memories.
The New Inn, in the heart of the village, has a wedding licence, so you can be married in the oak beamed Hamlyn Room and enjoy your reception there in a heart-warming village atmosphere. The New Inn can cater for a seated reception of up to 30 guests.
On the other hand, what could be more romantic than to lead your guests down the cobbled street to the ancient harbour. Here there is an album filling selection of maritime settings for your wedding photographs.
The Red Lion, right on the quayside, is also licensed for wedding ceremonies and is a perfect venue for a larger wedding breakfast of around 50/60.
The two hotels offer 19 en-suite bedrooms and there are other accommodation options in the village.
We also provide a complimentary first night stay for the bride and groom and special overnight rates for your guests if they fill both hotels.
We also offer two utterly romantic outdoor wedding venues on the cliff tops to the west of Clovelly village, The Wilderness Summerhouse and The Cabin. The Terrazza at the Visitor Centre, with its panoramic view of Bideford Bay, is licensed as an emergency wet weather venue.
The Wilderland Summerhouse
Much use was made of local materials to restore this beautiful building, winner of a civic conservation award, which could not be set in a more romantic location with its view from the cliff top down to the Atlantic cove of Mouth Mill. It can be reached by Land Rover.
This secluded and wildly romantic location is approached on foot across Clovelly Court parkland to a kissing gate, beyond which a short rhododendron tunnel leads to this restored C19th rustic shelter perched on the cliff top. It was built by Sir James Hamlyn Williams, a former owner of Clovelly.
Framed by ancient, gnarled oak trees, the view across Bideford Bay is simply stunning.
Marquee wedding receptions
For a wedding party of up to 150 guests, we offer marquee space on the Great Terrace of Clovelly Court, the ancestral home of the owners of Clovelly. From such a vantage point, the panoramic vista of Bideford Bay and beyond is simply breathtaking. The Terrace is a very short, tree-lined walk from Clovelly Village’s old church of “All Saints”.
Clovelly offers you such an intriguing palette from which to paint your perfect wedding scene, so do come along and view our hotels and facilities, without any obligation.
A wedding day is one of those memorable days of your life when everything has to be just perfect. We have the experience, skills and, most importantly, the commitment to make your wedding day truly special
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