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20 Amazing Beach Wedding Venues For 2023

Author: Gracie Pritchard

When it comes to planning your wedding, the first thing you need to decide on is the venue. And for those of you opting for a beach wedding, you have plenty of options! The UK is home to so many coastal towns with stunning views. From quaint Cornish beaches to picturesque Welsh coastlines, we’ve picked out some of our favourites to help you find the perfect place for your beach wedding.

So, here are 20 of the UK’s best beach wedding venues for 2023…

1. Worthing Dome

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With the beach on its doorstep, Worthing Dome is the perfect place for your coastal wedding. Located in West Sussex, this Edwardian heritage building is full of unique charm.

Say ‘I Do’ in the beautiful Whispering Gallery right at the top of the building with stunning coastal views, or for larger guest lists, the Main Lounge is another beautiful wedding ceremony space.

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And the best part? Head down to the beach for some one-of-a-kind wedding photos with white sand and sea as your backdrop!

2. The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa

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If it’s a wedding venue directly on the seafront you are looking for, then look no further. The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa is one of Bournemouth’s favourite beach-side venues, with the gorgeous stretch of Dorset beach a small distance away, and the city center not much further.

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For a ceremony with sea views, head to the Ocean Suite with it’s contemporary beach feel, easy terrace access and capacity for 100 people for both the ceremony and wedding banquet.

And if it’s a view of the pool you’re looking for, The Atlantic Suite offers exactly that. With a bar, dance floor and direct access to the poolside, you and up to 120 guests can enjoy the beach celebration you’ve dreamed of.

3. St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

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Cornwall is known to be one of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in the country, with many beaches and coastal landmarks being compared to those abroad. So what better place to have your beach wedding?

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St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa is a beautiful, luxury wedding venue and spa overlooking the sea. You’ll have full use of their event spaces, The Harbour Suite the largest, fitting 200 ceremony guests and 160 guests for your wedding meal.

The Godrevy Sands Suite is the perfect space for evening celebrations and pre-ceremony mingling, with stunning sea views and direct access to the beach. And let’s not forget the terrace, with more views across Porthminster beach, creating the perfect backdrop for all your wedding photos!

4. Lisle Combe Country House

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We’re heading across the sea for this one! The Isle of Wight has a great selection of wedding venues, most of them just a short distance from the ocean. At Lisle Combe Country House, you will be spoilt with views across the English channel, and you won’t be far from a quaint, picturesque beach either!

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Perfect for more intimate celebrations, their elegant dining room has space for 30 seated guests for a more formal sit down meal, or 50 guests for something a bit more informal. A friendly, welcoming venue, this family run business is a beautiful, private venue for your beach wedding.

5. Oldwalls Gower

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Head west to Wales and you will not only find beautiful wedding venues, but breathtaking coastlines too. Oldwalls Gower wedding venue, located in Swansea, is surrounded by 50 acres of picturesque Welsh countryside and stunning views.

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Exclusive use for your wedding day, The Oak Room is the perfect space for your ceremony with tall oak beamed ceilings and gorgeous views. Prefer an outdoor ceremony? No problem! There is dedicated space for your nuptials among their luscious grounds.

Oldwalls Gower also boasts a state-of-the-art wedding Marquee with glass paneled sides, so you can party the night away with up to 200 guests! And if you’re wondering about the beach, there are two within 15 minutes of the venue, so you can slip away to take some gorgeous wedding photos and feel the sand between your toes!

6. Fairyhill

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Staying in Swansea, Fairyhill is another beautiful wedding venue just a short distance from the Welsh coast. This gorgeous Georgian house is nestled in 24 acres of picturesque grounds, the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

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Start your day with your wedding ceremony in The K Room, a round space with floor to ceiling glass windows offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. When it comes to the celebrations, Fairyhill has capacity for 150 day guests and 300 evening guests, so you can celebrate in style with all your favourite people.

And with onsite accommodation you can really enjoy the venue and surrounding ares, with bedrooms and suites to accommodate up to 45 of your guests. With a place to stay the night, there’s no excuse to not visit the beautiful Welsh beaches just a stone’s throw away. It’s worth it, we promise!

7. Hermitage Hotel

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Just a two minute walk from Bournemouth beach and pier, Hermitage Hotel offers the beach wedding experience with everything you could possibly need.

They have some beautiful spaces to choose between, from their Clifton Suite for ceremonies with up to 70 guests, to their Hardy Suite offering the perfect setting for a wedding breakfast with 120 guests to take place.

And if you’re looking for a more intimate space, the Orangery Suite in their onsite restaurant is a private space for up to 40 guests!

8. The Cumberland Hotel

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Staying in Dorset, The Cumberland Hotel is located on Bournemouth’s East Cliff, boasting views of golden sand beaches and picturesque ocean landscapes. Sounds like the perfect venue for your beach wedding, right?

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With space for weddings of 40 to 200 guests, you can truly make your wedding here unique. Their specially designed wedding packages allow you to create bespoke food and drink options that suite your tastes and culture.

What’s more, with an onsite swimming pool and Miami inspired lido deck, you will truly feel a million miles away on your wedding day. And why not sneak off to the beach for a romantic wedding photo or two? You are sure to have your guests gushing over your beach wedding for years!

9. Nancarrow Farm

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Cornwall is full of breathtaking beaches and coastlines, so it’s no surprised they’ve appeared in our list more than once! Just a short distance from Truro in St. Agnes, Nancarrow Farm offers historical farm buildings for a rustic wedding.

Boasting gorgeous exposed beams, the Hay Barn is the perfect covered space for your ceremony, or for an outside soiree, the courtyard is such a pretty space for you and your guests to gather. With 5 different barns onsite, you really have the run of the venue to make your wedding day perfectly yours!

There’s also wedding accommodation available for you and your guests, with beautifully decorated en-suite rooms sleeping 20 people. And during the warmer summer months, there are three bell tents available in their orchard, so a few guests can get the full countryside experience. With a place to stay the night, you have plenty of time to visit the famous Cornish beaches!

10. Ocean

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One of the UK’s favourite staycation destinations, Exmouth in Devon is the perfect place for your beach wedding. Panoramic views and just a stone’s throw from the beach, Ocean Hotel is the ideal location for your seaside wedding celebrations.

Licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, you have the choice to marry inside this beautiful venue, or outside on their top floor terrace! We can smell the sea air already!

11. Nant Gwrtheyrn

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Nant Gwrtheyrn is a Victorian Quarry Village on a 200 acre site in a secluded wooded valley overlooking Porthdinllaen Bay on the Llŷn Peninsula. The centre is managed by a registered charity and has its own mile long beach and access for cars or coaches by a private road.

And with multiple ceremony spaces and a chapel on site, there’s something for everyone!

12. Polhawn Fort

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Talk about romantic, Polhawn Fort is set in a stunning beautiful location in South East Cornwall, overlooking the great sweep of Whitsand Bay. Imagine the stunning photography this setting would make for!

With capacity for up to 120 guests and a Garden House outside for an outdoor ceremony, this beautiful venue is the wedding setting of your wildest dreams!

13. Padstow Harbour Hotel

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All Harbour Hotels are known for their stunning locations, and the Padstow Harbour Hotel is no exception. With room for 100 ceremony guests and 30 more for evening celebrations, it’s the perfect place to spend you special day.

And when the big day is over, this 4-star, newly-renovated Victorian boutique hotel perches above the small fishing port of Padstow where you can spend the day exploring the many shops and restaurants. Maybe even do a spot of fishing – the world is your oyster.

14. Harvest Moon Weddings

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Fans of outdoor wedding venues will fall in love with Harvest Moon Weddings. With two beautiful venues to choose from you can create your own unique wedding celebration.

This isn’t a one night affair but a weekend celebration where friends and family from far and wide can come together in their very own private site, set in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Edinburgh and East Lothian. If you’re after a unique wedding celebration then look no further!

15. Knockinaam Lodge

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Set in 30 acres of stunning landscaped grounds with immaculate lawns running down to a private beach and stunning sea views over to Northern Ireland, Knockinaam Lodge is well and truly one in a million.

Realize your dream of a fairy-tale wedding – in the perfect setting for a magical celebration of love.


16. Weymouth Pavilion

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Imagine the wedding photographs you could take on this first floor balcony overlooking the ocean at the Weymouth Pavilion, we couldn’t think of a better place to spend you special day!

All the rooms enjoy stunning views as well as the first floor balcony perfect for photographs, with the sea and cliffs providing a spectacular backdrop. Yes Please!

17. The Riviera Hotel

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Take your wedding vows against the open skies and clear blue waters of Alum Chine beach. Sip Champagne on the poolside terrace and head down to the beach for breath taking photos or the stunning Alum Chine Bridge. The Riviera Hotel, based in beautiful Bournemouth, is unlike any other.

And with room for up to 180 guests, couples looking for a wedding venue for bigger wedding parties need not worry, this could just be the perfect wedding venue for you!

18. The Kingscliff Hotel

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Located along the beautiful Essex Sunshine Coast, The Kingscliff Hotel is one of many stunning hotels from huge chain of successful venues, The Kingscliff  being the most popular for seaside weddings!

A stunning 1930’s seaside hotel with a prime seafront location, think gazebos, ocean views and luxury bedrooms – what’s more to love!

19. The Grand Hotel

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The Grand Hotel, Torquay offers a beautiful setting for any wedding. With a choice of rooms some with spectacular views across the bay, it is easy to see why so many wedding parties not only choose to hold their reception at the Grand, but also their civil ceremony.

Expect a day and night full of luxurious food and wine, with enough memories made to last a life time – we’re booking our stay as we speak!

20. Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel

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With beautiful views of Swansea Bay, Best Western’s Aberavon Beach Hotel is an ideal location for your dream wedding. And of course, being a hotel, all of your guests can stay with you too!

Plus, with capacity for up to 300 guests (yes 300 GUESTS), all of the couples looking to book a big wedding are in luck with this one!

So, there we have it. We hope you feel inspired by out top picks of beach wedding venues across the UK coastline! You can find more of our beach wedding venues here.


Written by

Gracie Pritchard

Gracie is our Marketing Assistant. She recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University, studying BA Broadcast Journalism and is passionate about anything and everything to do with writing! In her spare time, Gracie enjoys creating playlists, eating good food, drinking cocktails, and spending time with her favourite people; her family and friends.

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