We’ve found some of the most stunning south west wedding venues which will provide the most magnificent backdrop to your day – and all are near a great value Travelodge hotel, so it needn’t cost a bomb for you or your guests.
Green wedding: The Eden Project, Cornwall
Hold a green wedding at this world-famous icon of sustainability and your day will be both beautiful and eco-friendly. You’ll get to say your vows in one of its huge glass domes with the backdrop of either lush jungle in the Rainforest Biome (get married in a bamboo Malaysian hut, and have photos taken by the rainforest waterfall), or bright blooms, herbs and citrus trees in the Mediterranean Biome. At night, low lights reflect on the arched ceiling to create the illusion of thousands of stars. The Eden Project stays true to its sustainable principles, and will supply a menu that is sourced almost entirely from Cornwall – and they can even find local flowers for you too.
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Our nearest Travelodge is the St Austell Hotel
Idyllic country wedding: Lantallack, Cornwall
With acres of apple orchards, rolling fields, beautiful lawns and majestic old beech trees, this Grade II listed Georgian farm is perfect for a boho, laid-back do. There’s a choice of setting for the actual ceremony: in the17th century barn, outside on the beautiful Wisteria Walk, or perhaps in a vintage-style canvas tent on the lawn. Wherever you choose this is a stunning site where you can create your own country wedding. Come the evening the location feels magical, lit by solar-powered fairy lights around the lily pond and on the fruit trees in the orchard – and you could even serve your guests Lantallack’s own organic apple juice.
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Our nearest Travelodge is the Saltash Hotel
Clifftop wedding: The Wilderness Summerhouse, North Devon
Looking for an intimate wedding venue with miles of stunning Devon coastline spread out before you? Then this one’s for you. The Wilderness Summerhouse is on the clifftops to the west of famous Clovelly village (known for its cobbles and donkeys) and is a stunningly romantic spot. Recently restored to its full glory, the summerhouse is wonderfully secluded (only accessible by four wheel drive) and has spectacular views across Bideford Bay to Lundy Island from the balcony, which makes for great photos. It only has room for 25 guests, so is perfect for small and very memorable gatherings.
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Our nearest Travelodge is the Barnstaple Hotel
Folly wedding: Haldon Belvedere, Devon
This turreted, castle-shaped folly perches on the top of one of the highest hills for miles around and has views across south west fields and forest to the beaches in the distance. It makes a fabulous venue for a fairytale wedding: imagine sweeping up the hill to the white building towering above, where your groom – or bride – awaits. The ceremony room is reached via a spiral staircase, and is decorated in Gothic splendour, with high ceilings, grand windows and Baroque detailing – and more breathtaking views of course.
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Our nearest Travelodge is the Exeter Hotel
Beside-the-seaside wedding: The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
Say your vows a quarter of a mile out to sea, at the end of Weston’s neon-lit pier. It’s such a great venue – you can treat your guests to ice creams, fish and chips and (more) donkey rides, and have your ‘happy couple’ photos taken in his-and-hers striped deckchairs. You could go for the more fine dining options on offer if you want to take things more upmarket come the evening, but whatever style of day you go for, you’ll have the amazing, panoramic ocean views to go with it.
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Our nearest Travelodge is the Portishead Hotel