Beach Wedding Venue, Devon

Arches is a one-of-a-kind, ceremony-only, DIY beach wedding venue in the pretty Devon village of Combe Martin


Tucked into the cliff as the path curves round into the harbour, this intimate beachside venue is the perfect spot for a unique wedding ceremony surrounded by friends and family.

Think of Arches as a private register office. Simply organise your own registrar, book the venue for two hours and enjoy getting married in one of the most stunning wedding locations Devon has to offer.

How will you celebrate?


After the ceremony at Arches, why not enjoy a celebratory glass or two in the adjacent garden. Then head down to the beach for a fish and chip supper and watch the sun go down. Or hire the village hall, hang some bunting, drink Pimm’s and have a party.

Or maybe order picnic hampers, throw some blankets on the sand and enjoy an afternoon tea with fizz. Or just head to the nearest pub. There are plenty to choose from in Combe Martin and the surrounding areas. Browse the directory below for places to stay and places to party.

A small but perfect beach wedding venue


With a total capacity of 120, Arches beach wedding venue is fronted by large French doors which give views across the sea. Imagine getting married here with the incredible Devon seascape as your backdrop. Or why not exchange vows in front of the stunning flowers wall, which runs down one side of the venue. Or get married under one of the arches looking out to sea, while your guests stand on the footpath in front of the venue.    

At 7m x 10m, plus a small dressing room and loo to the side, Arches comfortably accommodates 100 people sitting and 20 standing, but also feels intimate and romantic if there are just a handful of guests. Paid for parking is available next door.

We wanted a DIY beach venue for our intimate wedding and found the perfect hideaway cove in Combe Martin

Charlotte and Hugo, Manchester

Check availability and prices


Arches is available to book as a two hour window throughout the day, from Monday to Sunday, from dawn to dusk. Prices for the venue are £1000 for Saturdays and £600 Sundays to Mondays. Live in the EX34 postcode? Enjoy a 25% discount on Sunday to Friday.

Useful information for the day

Perhaps you want to get married when the sea is out and you can see the beach. Or maybe you want an intimate wedding ceremony as the sun goes down. See below for tide, sunrise and sunset times.

Tide times 

Sea in or sea out? Check the tide times to see when’s the best time to get married

Sunrise and sunset times 

Morning or evening ceremony? See local sunset and sunrise times before booking your wedding

Local registrar

Remember to book a registrar for your ceremony. Browse a list of local registrars

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