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.

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

What a fabulous place for a wedding, beautiful views with a perfect setting, the staff were amazing and extremely helpful before and after the wedding , nothing was too much trouble taking the stress and worry away from us. The food was delicious and presented beautifully and there was plenty on hand. The day flowed starting with Pimms on the lawn followed by the reception and then the evening event. A huge thank you to Kathy and your wonderful staff for what can only be described as a very magical day for my daughters wedding

Mrs Donnovan Bideford

We and all our guests felt that the whole Kave experience was just magical and the Sunset Room was a perfect venue for our reception. Everyone of the team we have met are amazing and it feels like we have known them for years!

Jill and John McManus Devon

The whole day went seamlessly and that's totally down to the Ocean Kave Staff. The food was amazing, it simply couldn't be faulted, so a big thanks to the chef and their team. Everyone had a fantastic day from start to finish.

Kelly and Jason Bideford

Thank you for making our elopement wedding day so magical, everything went so smoothly, the food was out of this world! You were amazing from start to finish, With us and with the children. Thank you for making our dream day possible, we are eternally grateful and will definitely be back for our anniversary if not sooner!!

Mrs and Mr Young Gloucester