Burgh Island Hotel extrerior

Newton Abbot Wedding Venue

Wedding season is fast approaching and the charm of an outdoor wedding is certainly tempting. Imagine the crystal blue waters and golden sands of a coastal town, paired with the warm reprise and charming welcome of a historical hotel. Guests of your big day will flood from all corners of the UK, congregating on the sands to witness the magic of your special day all together… This is what your big day could look like if you snap up one of the most captivating wedding venues near Newton Abbot, the grand Burgh Island Hotel. 

Wedding venues Newton Abbot

If you dream of the blue skies and seas mixing together, the gentle winds whispering past as you say “I do”, then there is a venue calling out to you. Imagine celebrating your love on a secluded island, the entire hotel and island reserved just for you and your lucky guests. Gold sands, rugged cliffs, a gorgeous bar area with skylight and true historic charm serving up your favourite cocktails… This is not a fictional setting, but the magic that awaits you at the most spectacular Burgh Island, one of the most exceptional wedding venues in Newton Abbot. 


While the breathtaking ocean views are undoubtedly a highlight, Burgh Island offers so much more than just a picturesque backdrop. It’s a sanctuary for couples seeking an unforgettable, personalised wedding experience steeped in history, Art Deco glamour, and impeccable service! Did we mention you’ll be poised on your very own island surrounded by all your favourite faces? This elegant wedding venue is just under 30 miles away from Newton Abbot and provides the perfect coastal retreat for your magical day.

Wedding packages for your special day

Exclusive hire of the island is a must for your big day! Included in your package, you’ll have your pick of 25 unique rooms that can house up to 50 lucky guests. Additionally, for dinner and breakfast, there is space for 50 guests, as well as space in the Grand Ballroom for 15 additional non-resident guests.


The wedding venue will be decorated to your liking, your favourite drinks will be served to all, your chosen playlist will set the scene and dedicated wedding planners running around making your wildest dreams come true. The cost for the exclusive use of Burgh Island is: (Sunday–Thurs) From £23,000, (Fri–Sat) From £48,000. Friday and Saturday bookings have a 2 night minimum hire requirement but guarantee a truly exceptional wedding ceremony and after-party that all your guests will remember forever! One-night bookings are available every other night (except bank holidays), subject to availability. The private hire of the island will ensure your wedding day is truly spectacular and filled with every tiny detail to ensure the most perfect day. From your arrival on the island, filled with drinks and some pre-nuptial excitement, to the arrival of your wedding morning, with anxious butterflies and excited tears. Then once the legalities are over, enjoy blissful strolls along the beach to take a moment before the real fun of the after-party begins! 


The specialist Burgh Island team are dedicated to hosting your ceremony with the utmost care. Burgh Island is undoubtedly one of the most romantic wedding locations within close proximity to Newton Abbot, surrounded by sea, sunshine and rugged cliffs. 

Hire the whole island

The Burgh Island wedding team are dedicated to creating the most perfect day, assisting you with advance planning, indulgent menu tasting, supervision and advice on your music and entertainment plans (including lively recommendations), parking on the mainland, transport across the beach and priority check in for the wedding couple and their parents. However, what the team do best is throw a party! Whether you’d like a magical ballroom evening experience, an outdoor party under the moonlight or a delightful 1920s soiree with murder mystery fun, the team can assist in making your dreams come true. 


For some special touches available on Burgh Island, the team can provide a selection of 1930s period, classical or jazz music. As well as exciting entertainment choices such as Murder Mystery players and London-based cabaret, including Noel Coward. Your wedding will be the talk of the town (and the Island!). Our bar staff will also work with you and your partner to create signature wedding cocktails, with unique recipe cards to provide to guests as charming little keepsakes of your spectacular wedding day on Burgh Island. 


The next morning, please feel free to roam about the island at your leisure, exploring the sands, perhaps taking a dip in the cooling waves, playing a game of tennis on the court, or perhaps besting the groomsmen to a game of croquet or snooker. Better yet, retire to the Palm Court Lounge for a stiff drink overlooking the beautiful waves, toasting to the happy new couple. 

A wedding venue like no other

There truly is nowhere like Burgh Island to tie the knot. Burgh Island is renowned for its Art Deco glamour and true island serenity. Stepping onto the causeway at low tide transports you to a world apart, complete with pale blues, captivating Art Deco decor, truly striking sea views and sensational service by the Burgh Island team. 


This captivating wedding venue near Newton Abbot can be spotted by the imposing granite Victorian lighthouse, built in 1861, a dominating sight across the island. Historical and opulent, Burgh Island was built in 1929, attracting luminaries like Agatha Christie, Noel Coward, and The Beatles who flocked to experience the magic of the island’s exclusivity themselves, and now you and your wedding party can do the same. Staying on the island is truly spectacular, with each of the 25 rooms and suites individually designed, celebrating past guests and exuding Art Deco charm at every turn. You’ll awake to breathtaking sea views in the Agatha Christie Artist Retreat. It was in this room that Christie penned “And Then There Were None” while seeking inspiration on the island. Alternatively, find a moment to relax in the cosy Noel Coward Suite, where the playwright once enjoyed the island’s tranquillity and historic charm. The rooms’ unique decor, luxurious furnishings, and modern amenities ensure a comfortable and special stay for yourself or your lucky wedding guests, complete, of course, with some truly exceptional coastal views and a crashing sea soundtrack found nowhere else. 


Furthermore, the true charm of Burgh Island lies within its secluded location and dazzling Art Deco soul. With the tide washing in twice a day, you’ll feel truly disconnected from the mainland and at peace to enjoy your wedding ceremony and celebrations separate from the real world, transported back to the grandeur of the roaring 20s. Here you can dress lavishly, jitterbug and jive to your heart’s content, and say “I do” in a truly historic and magical location. 


While staying on the island you’re free to explore the rocky coves and hidden paths, soak up the sun on the sandy beach, or relax in the Palm Court Lounge. Better still, invite the Bridal party for a pamper with a luxurious spa treatment, let go of stress in the Mermaid Pool, or enjoy the bounties of the island restaurants. The hotel also boasts a tennis court, croquet lawn, and a selection of board games, ensuring there’s something for eve

Conveniently located near Newton Abbot

This captivating wedding venue near Newton Abbot is just under 30 miles away from Newton Abbot itself, with easy access to other locations such as Bigbury-on-Sea. While staying on the island, explore the charming village of Bigbury-on-Sea, where you can enjoy fresh seafood at local restaurants, browse quaint shops, or simply get lost in the coastal charm. Not too far away, you’ll also find Dartmoor National Park where you can begin an early honeymoon and enjoy the beauties of the area.  


Once you’re on the island, you will simply want for nothing. Ride the charming Burgh Island Sea Tractor across the waves and allow yourself to melt into the very island, allowing pure excitement and wedding flutters to fill you as you make your first steps toward the next chapter of your lives together. 

For more information about wedding ceremonies, private hire of the island, or general enquiries about your special day, please get in touch