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Watermouth Cove FAQ
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Please contact with us to discuss wedding availability. Or visit our Availability Page.

We fix your venue hire fee to those current to the date of your booking. However, food & drink prices may rise due to stock costs and inflation
Your prices will not fall in the event that the VAT rate is lowered as the majority of our costs and overheads (such as food stocks/staff/insurance/rates etc) are not VAT reclaimable.

Yes, we require a £1,000 security deposit. This MUST be paid at no later than 7 days before arrival. Funds will only be taken if damage has been caused or items are missing

We offer our wedding venues year-round. Winter weddings are very popular, we also have indoor ceremony ‘The Woodland Barn’ and reception venues you can use.

Our wedding days are Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The Bar in the Snug will be open an hour before your ceremony on your wedding day for guests to relax and buy drinks whilst they wait. Then the Beach house bar opens when your Wedding Breakfast begins

I’m afraid you cannot, however we have multiple drinks packages to suit all budgets.

If you have your heart set on getting married in a Church, you can still book your wedding stay and reception at Watermouth Cove. This means you arrive the day before and relax here by the pools before the big day, you can wake up and get ready in your Bridal Suite and make your way to the Church. Once you are done all your guests can come back to Watermouth and enjoy your reception. 

Yes, it is! This includes use of our private cove, two outdoor heated swimming pools (from April-September), all of our accommodation, parking and our beautiful grounds. 

You will be able access the venue from 2pm. Access will not be granted before this time as our staff will still be working to get everything ready for you.

Music will be turned off outside at 11pm. If you choose to have a Band/DJ they will have to finish at 11.30pm. We will stop serving drinks at 12 midnight & allow for a half an hour drink up time before we close the Wedding Reception Venue at 12:30am.

Yes, we are very dog friendly. Dogs are allowed at your ceremony and at the reception! They are also allowed in most of the accommodation. However, they are not allowed to be unattended at any point, especially in accommodation.

Our accommodation holds up to 57 people. We also have a fully serviced field if some of your guests wish to camp at an additional cost. If this is something you’re thinking about, please discuss it with us as we will need to accommodate this by opening other facilities. As for our Reception & Ceremony Venues – we can take a maximum of 125 guests (150 for Evening).

 

We have a minimum of 2 guests for our weddings. For weddings in high season during the weekend, are minimum number is 50 guests.

Unfortunately, this isn’t possible. Our company runs your bar for you – we have had more than 25 years’ experience in the licensed hospitality industry.

We have a sounds system in The Beach House, the main reception venue, that can be used for both indoors and outdoors. This sound system is also linked to our outside heated swimming pool area for you to enjoy during the day, as well as the nearest toilets. 

Yes, (must be inside not outside) you are able to hire a band/DJ. Our cut off time for the band is 11:30pm. They would need to bring 2 x XLR cables to hook up to our sound system.

Sorry we do not allow parties to supply alcoholic favours.

Yes, these are held in January & February the year you get married.

We do not allow guests to supply their own food. It is a large part of a wedding which is why we have an in-house catering team at Watermouth. They provide many different options and are always more than happy to create bespoke packages to fit your requirements.  

We do not allow bar tabs. Drinks must be paid for at the time of ordering, at the bar. This can be done at The Beach House  by cash or debit/credit card payment or Apple Pay. We also accept Contactless card payments.

Yes, most definitely, we ask that you have names on the front and on back food choices and any dietary requirements. If you have young children attending don’t forget to include highchairs in the table numbers, as they take up a whole space.

We do not allow you to serve your cake for dessert, however, it works well to serve with you evening food for something sweet.

Yes, we do. However, it must be biodegradable. 

Yes, you can. You are free to bring any decorations you would like to decorate the venue. 

Our rustic banquet style tables are beautiful and look great without table clothes, however if you wished to have them you are more than welcome to bring some of your own.

We do not allow fireworks.

Sorry but we do not allow paper lanterns.

You are more than welcome to dress the tables, provided they do not get damaged/stained. We do not allow Scatter Crystals or Wedding Table Confetti on tables

Smoking is not permitted indoors. However, you are able to smoke outside wherever you wish.

Parking isn’t a problem here. We have parking for around 50 cars in the main field area for day/evening guests to use. There is a designated parking bay outside most of the accommodation for your guests staying overnight to use. There is also a small car park next to our entrance for your guest to use if they need to park as close to the venue areas as possible. 

Please make sure you book taxis ahead of time. Ilfracombe and Combe Martin are a small village (we are situated around 5 minutes’ drive between the two of them) and they book up very quickly. We suggest booking in advance, if you would like recommendations on taxi companies please contact us.

We require a £2.0000 non-refundable deposit to secure your booking, 50% of the total balance is due 6 months before the wedding date, then finally the remainder is due 8 weeks before.

If you would like to change your wedding date within one month of booking this is no problem. If it has been longer than a month since you booked it will be treated as a wedding cancellation. This is outlined clearly in our Terms and Conditions. Any new wedding date booked with us would be charged at the current tariff for that date.

Yes, you must have your own wedding insurance to book a wedding with us. 

The two heated swimming pools are open from the beginning of April to the end of September. 

Sorry we are unable to offer Late Check-outs.