Seaside Wedding Venue in Devon
Marquee weddings by the coast
Carswell is a truly special venue for any kind of wedding and event, set on the clifftop amidst farmland that stretches 3 miles along the South Devon coast. The wedding field with its stunning sea views is exclusively yours, allowing you to make the venue your own and give your guests an experience they will remember.
Set on a working organic dairy farm surrounded by fields and orchards that are full of wild life, this romantic retreat is perfect for any wedding and can be tailored to create the special day of your dreams. Those who are looking for a venue surrounded by rolling fields can opt to site their marquee in a field beside Lambside House – ask us for more information.
Just a few minutes away are the Carswell Farm Holiday Cottages, each unique in charm and character. From a romantic hideaway for two, to a Georgian ‘gentleman’s residence’ for fourteen, it’s a lovely place to have your guests staying close together and to really make the most of the occasion. Wedding guests may also choose to camp just metres from your reception venue.
We can recommend a number of marquee, yurt and tipi providers who can provide a huge range of options – from fabulous clear frame marquees to a group of tepees. We have also worked with many other local suppliers to provide you with a full range of services and make the process as easy for you as possible. Mains electricity and water on site offer convenience and great value-for-money.
As well as boasting spectacular panoramic views, another unique feature of Carswell Weddings is The Tea House which is just metres away on the clifftop. Edward Baring of Barings Bank built a carriage drive around the coastline which leads to the historic Tea House, where the first Lord Revelstoke and his wife used to park their carriage and take tea whilst admiring the views. This historic building is a beautiful setting for wedding photos with ancient arches and windows framing the sea and countryside behind. It is also the perfect place to fill with fairy lights for your wedding guests to admire once the sun has set.
From a traditional wedding at a local church followed to an informal clifftop ceremony, the choice is yours. You can opt for a formal sit-down wedding breakfast or a relaxed buffet, a clear-span marquee or a group of tipis, an intimate gathering or a large celebration for all your friends and family. Carswell really is a magical wedding venue which allows you to create your dream wedding.
We would love to meet you to find out more about you and what you are looking for. For more information, or to arrange a free site visit and show-round, please call Jo on 01752 830020. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Dates: The wedding field is available for hire between April and September. Please contact us for available dates.
Numbers: Unrestricted. Marquees can cater for any number of guests comfortably.
Wedding Licence: No wedding licence but informal, spiritual and humanist ceremonies are welcome. We have some beautiful local churches in the area, including Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo, Modbury, Bigbury, Holbeton, Plymouth and Ivybridge.
Music: There is no set cut off time for music, but we do ask that music is turned down after midnight or that a silent disco is used after this time.
Catering: There are no restrictions on caterers- you are welcome to use any caterer that you like including food trucks.
Accommodation: Our 5 lovely holiday cottages are located under 10 minutes’ walk from the wedding field, sleeping up to 36 guests in total. These range from a romantic cottage for 2 to a splendid Georgian Farmhouse sleeping 14 people!
Cost to hire: The wedding field costs from £2750 (inclusive of VAT) to hire for four days.
The Wedding Field
Power Supply: On site mains electricity supply – no need to hire a generator!
Water Supply: On site water supply.
Parking: Plenty of space on-site for parking.
Camping: On-site camping is available for wedding guests. Please ask us for details.
Toilets: Toilets are not provided so should be arranged separately.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed but MUST be kept on leads due to the farm location.
Other Useful Information
Barbecue and Fires: Barbecue and fire-pit areas can be arranged by your chosen marquee provider – this is subject to restrictions so please do mention this when you enquire.
Straw Bales: We can order these for you from a local supplier and they will be delivered straight to the wedding field.
Children: There is plenty of outdoor space for children to play, and you are welcome to arrange a separate tent for children.
Insurance: We do ask that you arrange wedding insurance.
"Thank you for making our wedding such a day to remember. From the run up to the day itself, your service and professionalism has been such a help.
The feedback from everyone has been incredible, everything flowed so smoothly thanks to you all!"
- Abbie Hall