Gorgeous Wedding Venue By the Sea
Not far away from where I am in Bideford is the beautiful wedding venue, Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe, North Devon. Listed as one of the top places to get married in the UK, couples from all over the world come to get married here. It's no surprise really when you see the place, a stunning three storey venue carefully designed, nestled into the cliffs next to the sea, enjoying countless sunsets and with it's own fire pit outside. What's not to like? It is one of my favourite venues in the area.
The place is steeped in history, carved out by Welsh miners in the 1820's it allowed for visitors to access beaches which were otherwise only reached by boat or some very careful rock scrambling. There was at that time two beaches, a ladies and a gentleman's, nowadays you can visit both without worrying! If you're interested in the history (I'm a little bit of a local history geek) you can download it from the Tunnels website.
If you're planning a large gathering and friends and family are coming from all over the place to celebrate with you, then there is a great amount of accommodation available onsite and off. Ilfracombe is famed for its vast amount of Victorian hotels, some frequented by coach tours and others not!... take your pick! #
Below are some photographs from Chloe & Rebecca's wedding at Tunnels Beaches. It was a beautiful sunny June day, so calm and the sky was clear - they could not have wished for better weather! Their theme was a subtle 'Final Fantasy' one, with a cake, guest book, place names and photo booth props geared towards this. Their day was a big celebration with their close friends and family, everyone was so excited to be there, enjoying the surroundings and be a part of it all. As the sun went down we managed to get down to the beach for some amazing sunset photographs and the tidal pool provided beautiful calm reflections. Once the sun had gone down the fire pit was lit and s'mores were toasted over the flames while the party continued on the first floor for the rest of the evening. A perfect day.
As a photographer who has photographed at the Tunnels I would love to tell you more about weddings there, so if you'd like I am more than happy to chat - find my details on the contact page.