5 Reasons why Salcombe weddings are a brilliant idea!

For many women, their wedding day will be the biggest, happiest event of their lives. From church services to gourmet feasts, hours of planning and organising go into this very special occasion. If you are planning your very own big day, here are just five reasons why Salcombe weddings can’t be beaten!


First things first – what is the weather going to do?

For every bride one of the most stressful aspects of planning a wedding are the uncontrollable factors… and whilst liberal amounts of concealer can cover those unwanted, stress-induced spots on the morning of the wedding, there is very little that can be done about rain on the big day. Salcombe is in the most southern tip of Devon, and enjoys its very own micro climate. Indeed, this beautiful area has one of the warmest climates on mainland Britain. Whilst it is not guaranteed that the sun is going to shine, there is a good chance that it will – one big reason to start planning a Salcombe wedding today!

Thinking about completing your dream wedding look?

So, you have chosen your stunning wedding dress, the bridesmaid dresses and the flowers. All that is left is the pre-wedding pampering. One of the best things about arranging a Salcombe wedding, is the fabulous choice of hair dressers and beauty therapists at your disposal. Whether you are looking for a pedicure or manicure in the lead up to the big day, or someone to complete your hair and makeup on the morning of your Salcombe wedding, there are many salons and independent beauticians to choose from both in Salcombe and in the surrounding area. Cater Cove is an experienced Salcombe based hair dressers, who have expertise in everything from sophisticated bridal up-do’s to Mother-of-the-Bride wash-and-blow-dries. If you are looking to treat your bridesmaids prior to the wedding, why not book a pre-wedding spa day at the Harbour Spa at the Salcombe Harbour Hotel in Salcombe, with hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room – a wonderful way to alleviate any nerves!


Not sure where to book for the ceremony itself?

For the ultimate Salcombe wedding, it is important to plan and book in advance – wedding venues in this popular sailing town are often booked months ahead of time, especially during the Summer season. Why not consider the historic Cliff House, a centrally located wedding venue with incredible views over the Salcombe estuary from the stunning terrace – the perfect spot for some amazing photographs. Your photographer certainly won’t be short on inspiration in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For more tips, don’t forget to download our view magazine and read the article ‘Getting Married in South Devon.

Considering catering options for your celebration?

If you are yet to decide what to feed your congregation, why not think about what you enjoy to eat most, and work from there. One of the best things about having a Salcombe wedding has to be the mouth watering local produce, which is available in an abundance. From Salcombe caught crab, to delicious meats and produce reared or grown on the green fields of South Devon, all dietary requirements and individual tastes can be catered for. If you are considering outside caterers, why not try locally based Salcombe wedding specialists The Galley Girls.


What about the honeymoon?

The answer to this one is simple – stay in Salcombe! What better way to celebrate your wedding nuptials than with a romantic honeymoon with your new husband or wife in this beautiful area. Enjoy candlelit meals for two in one of the area’s award-winning restaurants, take romantic strolls along secluded sandy coves and relax in one of the luxury Salcombe holiday homes Coast & Country Cottages have available. The perfect end to your dream Salcombe wedding!

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