History

How Ocean Kave developed into a leading Wedding Venue

Thank you for your interest in Ocean Kave, North Devon’s magical award-winning, purpose built wedding and events venue.

The inspiration for Ocean Kave began one balmy summer’s evening, within the grounds of our family home at Duckhaven Stud. The sunset, tranquillity and natural setting were so overwhelming that we decided we should share the magic with others. And so, one year later, Ocean Kave was born.

We hosted our first wedding in June 2013 and, since then, have welcomed couples from all over the world to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of Ocean Kave, we have hosted an array of corporate events and high profile celebrations.

We are delighted to offer you the perfect coastal venue for your wedding day, from the ceremony through to the reception and evening celebrations. We can accommodate every element of your wedding day in one truly stunning location.

Each wedding and event is so different and it gives us all such pleasure to be part of each client’s journey, something we will never tire of. We are inspired by our surroundings and passionate about the area in which we live. As far as possible we try to promote local businesses and food sourcing, from the bespoke toiletries and handmade fudge we provide in our cottages to the florists, photographers and hairdressers that we recommend to each bridal party.

Your Ocean Kave celebration will be managed by our hand picked highly experienced team with an extensive portfolio of weddings and celebrations between them. Ocean Kave owners who live on site and the dedicated events team have delivered events all over the world.

It's our job to ensure that every element comes together just when it should, and to this end we are here for you as much or as little as you require.  

The level of service that you will receive during your preparations and throughout the day will be second to none.  We offer detailed wedding planning meetings to ensure that everything runs smoothly for you and your guests. We can help you with sourcing the very best local suppliers who can add those magical touches to your vision for the perfect day.  

We love hosting Ocean Kave celebrations and working tirelessly in the background to ensure each celebration is a complete success. Your day is as important to us as it is to you and we do whatever we can to take all the worry away from you so that you can sit back and enjoy your special day.

Choosing a venue is like choosing your dress - it’s a very personal experience, and you’ll know straight away if it’s ‘the one’. So why not call us to book a private viewing and discover if Ocean Kave is ‘the one’ for you.

You all made our wedding day more than we could ever of hoped for! It was just perfect! Ourselves & all our guests could of stayed for another week!

Mr and Mrs Garwood Suffolk

We have had so many compliments on the venue, the food and the accommodation, and it was definitely the best weekend of our lives. It was great to be able to use the decorations and centre pieces that you had, it definitely made life much easier and I thought the sunset rooms looked great - thanks especially to Kelly for helping us get everything set up.

Suzie and Phil Berkshire

A HUGE thank you from us for working so hard to enable us to have the day we always dreamt of.

Kirstie and Emlyn Brighton

Just wanted to say thank you all so much for our amazing wedding!! It really was everything that we hoped for and more. You really did make our dreams come true - and Adrian is an absolute diamond. I felt so relaxed knowing that he had the whole day under control & he really is the nicest & kindest person ever. All of our guests loved the venue and commented very highly on the food - many even saying it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding!!

Kim and Tom Bristol

Thank you so much for our sensational wedding at Ocean Kave, your attention to detail and genuine passion was first class. Our guests are still talking about our wedding 2 months on!

Esther and Graeme Henley-on-Thames