10 Best Wedding Venues in Torquay 2020
As a Torquay wedding photographer I get to visit the best venues in the bay. The English Riviera provides a stunning natural backdrop and is ideal for couples wanting to get married by the sea. From rustic barns to luxury hotels, here’s my round up of the 10 best places to get married in Torquay.
Top Wedding Venues in Torquay for 2020:
- Torre Abbey
- Spanish Barn
- Torbay Register Office
- Osborne Hotel
- The Imperial
- The Grand Hotel
- Bickley Mill
- Abbey Sands
- TLH Toorak Hotel
- Living Coasts
1. Torre Abbey
Within Torre Abbey you have a choice of rooms for your wedding ceremony including the undercrofts and the chapel. The gardens make a lovely backdrop for photos and a place to host your welcome drinks. I love the Victorian palm house which is always a go-to spot for couple photos, even if it’s raining outside.
2. Spanish Barn
The Spanish Barn is set in the grounds of Torre Abbey and is the perfect venue for a DIY wedding in Torquay. The ancient barn provides a blank canvas for you to create your dream wedding where you can have your ceremony and hold your reception. From the music to the décor you can hire local suppliers for a truly bespoke wedding (top tip: you’ll need to hire portaloos too!).
3. Torbay Register Office
Cockington Court is home to Torbay Register Office and is set in a country park just a mile away from the seafront. They can hold small intimate elopement weddings as well as ceremonies with a larger number of guests. The grounds provide a lovely setting for couple photos with a walled rose garden and open green spaces.
For more info on weddings at Cockington, check out my blog feature!
4. Osborne Hotel
The Osborne Hotel near Meadfoot Beach gives you the option of having an outdoor wedding ceremony in Torquay. You can create your own look for your reception or choose a package that includes everything from chair sashes to mood lighting.
For more photos of how the Osborne could look for your wedding click on my featured blog post!
5. The Imperial
The Imperial Hotel boasts view across Torbay and gives a romantic backdrop to your wedding photos. The wedding team offer to take care of little details such as your table name cards and offer wedding night accommodation for the newlyweds. The garden provides some pretty spots for some relaxed wedding photos.
To see some Imperial Hotel wedding photos, click here!
6. The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel is a landmark wedding venue right on Torquay’s seafront. Lauren and her team work really hard to ensure your day runs smoothly. If you’re looking for a budget wedding venue in Torquay then The Grand offers packages to suit and they can take care of the details for you. It’s a stone’s throw from the beach which is ideal for capturing those natural couple portraits.
7. Bickley Mill
Just a few miles from Torquay, this restored mill offers a unique setting for your wedding. It has a cosy atmosphere and it’s well know locally for excellent food. It’s ideal for couples looking for a relaxed wedding venue near Torquay. The whitewashed stone walls provide a pretty blank canvas for your wedding decor and it looks lovely decorated with bunting and fairy lights. I love the rustic barn hidden away in the grounds which makes for some pretty couple photos.
Check out this Bickley Mill wedding on the blog for more inspiration!
8. Abbey Sands
Abbey Sands is the sister hotel to The Grand and they offer similar packages for couples on a budget. They can take care of all the details for you and the dedicated wedding team will make sure your day runs smoothly. The hotel is set back just a minute’s walk from Torquay seafront so a walk along the beach is a must!
9. TLH Toorak Hotel
The Toorak is one of four hotels that form the TLH Leisure Resort. The events advisor can help you to organise your wedding and if you’re looking for an outdoor wedding venue in Torquay then they have a gazebo set in their award winning gardens.
Check out this gorgeous summer wedding at the Toorak here!
10. Living Coasts
*Sadly, as of June 2020, This venue is now closed.*Living Coasts is a waterside attraction in Torquay which is also available for weddings. The functions manager will look after the arrangements on your wedding day and you can even book a private visit to the penguin enclosure!
You can see more photos from Living Coasts on the blog!