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Welcome to the Ocean Kave Blog

Here you can find out more about our events, exhibitions, real weddings and read about the couples that share their love with us in our unique coastal wedding venue.

The grounds at Ocean Kave provide the perfect setting for stunning photo shoots and we have had a great deal of editorial coverage in our first 3 years.

If there is anything that you would like to see added to our blog please email us at [email protected] and our bloggers will endeavour to include these for you.

With love from Ocean Kave.


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Blog - Marvellous March cliff top wedding

The sky was a beautiful clear blue, the sun was shining and the sunset was so magical.

April 2017

When you have your heart set on a blue sky, Pimms on the lawn vision of a wedding, December is not always the best time of year for a viewing.  When Hannah and Stevie came to view Ocean Kave it was a winters day just before Christmas in 2015. Had the couple of been considering our sparkle season candle lit wedding, the weather and ambience on their viewing day would have been ideal, however the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks and the rugged coastal feel were not ideal.  However, the second they saw the venue, that was it!  They knew it would be the perfect setting for their special day. Hannah was certain beyond any question of doubt that the weather would be crystal blue skies and gleaming sunshine for her and Stevie’s romantic celebration – she must have ...

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Real Weddings - A Midsummer Nights Dream wedding

Surreal, magnificent and breathtakingly romantic

February 2017

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Blog - Wonderful Winter Weddings at Ocean Kave

A candlelit aisle, cosy wood-burning stove and the dramatic scenery of North Devon's rugged coast make Ocean Kave the perfect venue for winter weddings.

January 2017

In recent years, winter weddings have become increasingly popular. Whether it's the idea of exchanging vows by candlelight or the endless opportunities for unique winter decor, a growing number of couples are opting for winter celebrations. Here at Ocean Kave, we have hosted some spectacular ceremonies. We find couples are inspired by the unique location of our venue. With panoramic views over the Atlantic and a romantic cliff top setting, The Kave is perfect for winter celebrations. Even in stormy weather, the ocean looks majestic from the comfort of our exclusive reception venue, the Sunset Rooms.                                                                                           &n ...

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Blog - Small intimate weddings at Ocean Kave

January 2017

Small intimate weddings  We all know that sometimes larger weddings can be complicated; if you have made the decision to celebrate your marriage or vow renewal away from it all in an intimate style, let us help you create the most memorable and special day possible at Ocean Kave.Ocean Kave is just as beautiful in the winter months with a romantic candle lit wedding as it is in the glorious British summer time!Ocean Kave is “officially” a wedding venue like no other. Set in 60 acres of private grounds within the AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) the secluded cliff top location boasts breath taking panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean. We have a wealth of experience hos ...

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Real Weddings - Wonderful cliff top winter wedding

A truly bespoke candle lit dream

November 2016

Adorned with crisp Autumn leaves and beautiful homemade candles, Ocean Kave and the Sunset Rooms brought nature indoors for Eme and Terel's wedding. The dramatic scenery of the sweeping coast and rolling hills made Ocean Kave the perfect location for this romantic, down-to-earth ceremony. We love helping couples achieve their dream wedding and this beautiful pair wanted to embrace the colours and cosiness of autumn and winter. To make the most of the cliff top venue in November, the couple chose a 5:30pm ceremony time, flickering flames from a mulitude of candles reflected from the walls in Ocean Kave, creating a romantic ambience for the ceremony. Around the table and chairs, gold, purple and red Autumn leaves were scattered. Eme wore an elegant, floor-length lace dress and her hair beautifully styled with a beaded headband. Her Uncle Gary walked her down the twilight path and candlelit aisle. When Eme's son ...

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Blog - Celebrating success and the sea at Ocean Kave

Glittering Trafalgar night celebration

October 2016

On Sunday 23rd October Ocean Kave wedding venue in Westward Ho! celebrated the completion of its sea cadet hospitality training course is true style, welcoming naval dignitaries from the UK and Holland for a Trafalgar day evening celebration.  Guests including The High Sheriff Mrs. Gilbert, Deputy Left Tennant, Mayors of Bideford and Northam, DO. Lt.Cdr Carol Rashleigh and Mrs. Viviane Foster the National President of the Merchant Navy Association were in attendance as well as distinguished decorated naval dignitaries from Holland.  The evening started with a firework salute from Lundy Island and Ocean Kave, under the supervision of Ocean Kave’s head Chef Darren Rogers, Head Chef Georgia Cumbers from Ilfracombe Sea Cadets with assistance from sous chef Cadet Tristan Luker and Chef de partie Adam Cleave both prepared the delicious 4-course meal from Bideford Sea Cadets.  Front of House was headed up by Maître d Cadet Mathew Cleave ...

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Real Weddings - Devon coastal wedding full of Scottish charm

What a wonderful romantic setting for Di and Drew’s coastal Scottish influenced wedding this October.

October 2016

This wonderful wedding was full of surprises and personal touches that made the wedding truly unique to the couple.  Many of the guests had travelled from all over the UK to be at the couples Big Day, this made Ocean Kave the ideal venue with our on site accomodation for up to 60 guests. The groom paid tribute to his Scottish heritage in a dashing kilt teamed with elegant cream rose buttonhole.  Di looks absolutely beautiful in a satin halter neck dress that had been customised to suit her own personal style. This was such a happy day, fun, love and laughter filled the venue.   The bride was led to the  Kave to start her grand bridal entrance by an authentic Scottish piper, her entourage looked stunning in an array of deep purple and lilac gowns. After a welcome reception full of fizz and fun, a ...

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Real Weddings - Emily and Jodie 's coastal vintage wedding

A romantic windswept coastal cliff top wedding.

October 2016

Even the stormy skies could not put a dampener on the love that filled the venue on their wedding day. The Sunset Rooms were styled to reflect the couple’s love of vintage.  Vibrant colours, homemade bunting and bespoke décor adorned the venue that gave it a truly personal feel.  The couple had thought of many little touches, which echoed their passion for the 1950’s, including a hand made tiffin stand crafted from vintage vinyl’s festoon with glorious cupcakes. Emily’s bridesmaids wore stunning blue and pink floral dresses, the elegant vintage hair styles, were expertly created giving the wind a clear signal to not get in the way of the couples Big Day!  Jodie was enjoying the atmosphere in the Kave with her entourage; all eyes were on her beautiful brid ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Christmas Party at Ocean Kave 2016

Come and celebrate with us this Christmas

September 2016

Celebrate with us this Christmas   Thursday 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd Dec Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Dec Saturday 10th, 17th, 24th Dec     ...

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Real Weddings - Rustic charm meets coastal elegance.

Jenny and Bobby get wed

August 2016

We first met Jenny and her Mum Jan at the National Wedding Show in Birmingham, they were on their way out and got a glimpse of our stand and stopped for a chat and to find out more. It was obvious from that point that Ocean Kave was going to be the perfect venue for this truly romantic and personal weekend wedding celebrations. After all the wedding guests had checked in to their properties within grounds at Ocean Kave, we helped the bride settle in to her cottage, our prestigious new romantic property Kala’s cottage prior to finalising some last minute details before the big day. The next morning the cottage was buzzing with excitement and the bridal preparat ...

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Blog - Ocean Kave wins Nationals in the Venus Awards

July 2016

Another Win for Westward Ho! Business Woman  July 7th saw another win for Westward Ho! businesswoman, Kathy Murdoch at last week’s Venus Awards finals. Known as the “working woman’s Oscars”, the Venus Awards recognise the passion, talent and contributions of women who work to improve their local communities.   After winning Business of the Year at the Regional Awards in November 2015, Kathy was automatically put through to the National Awards where, although no stranger to success, she was astounded to be announced National Award Winner for two of her businesses, the exclusive wedding venue Ocean Kave and its complementary selection of 13 luxury holiday cottages at Westward Living. When asked about her inspiration, Kathy was quite clear on the driving force behind her success: “I am a mother first and foremost. I love Devon and ...

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Real Weddings - Chilled and relaxed summertime coastal wedding

July is always a wonderful time of year to get married at Ocean Kave

July 2016

Terri and Joff certainly chose one of the best days of the summer for their beautiful and oh so personal wedding celebrations. The couple had a very special 4 legged VIP to the wedding celebrations, the bride got ready in our dog friendly bridal suite Dream Cottage which was perfect as it meant that Coco could also enjoy the pre wedding celebrations.  Terri was radiant in an elegant floor length white wedding dress adorned in lace and delicate beading; she carried a gorgeous bouquet of pinks and seasonal pastel shades.  The groom complimented his beautiful bride to be in a stylish navy suit with a pink tie and striking pink rose buttonhole. The bride made her grand entrance into the Kave on the arm of her proud father, to the chords of a harpist; it was a very magical and special mo ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Ocean Kave meets Ibiza

In a fabulous white party style charity event

June 2016

Ocean Kave is now well known in the South West as an award winning wedding venue, word is now out that we also offer a fantastic venue and facilities for corporate and charity events. We were delighted to have been approached by Mr. and Mrs. Sparrey to assist with their summer fund raising event in aid of the Bideford Christmas lights.  The turning on of the Christmas lights in Bideford is a high profile event for the town, its gets bigger every year and brings so much joy to so many people of all ages. Jennifer and Darren wanted something completely different to WOW their guests, we love a challenge at Ocean Kave so when we were told by our clients that they wanted an Ibiza style white party we could not wait to get started on the planning.  T ...

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Blog - Romantic Elope to the coast

Wedding packages for couples and up to four guests

June 2016

We are delighted to announce our new package designed for couples who want to celebrate their vows or marriage without all fuss.  Our Elope to Coast package has been designed for couples and up to 4 guests. The package is inclusive of two nights in an award winning bridal suite and hire of Ocean Kave ceremony room or out door gazebo for your ceremony.    Ceremonies for couples and up to 4 guests: £2500 (inc.VAT)  Available: all dates excluding Saturdays and Bank Holidays  We all know that sometimes weddings can be complicate ...

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Blog - Small intimate weddings

Wedding packages for couples and up to 20 guests

June 2016

Ceremonies for couples and up to 20 guests: £2600(inc.VAT)  Available: all dates excluding Saturdays and Bank Holidays  If you are planning a wedding with 20 guests or less, our small wedding package is the perfect choice for you. This cliff top romantic Ocean Kave wedding is small but perfectly formed. The same amount of care and attention to detail applies to all of our weddings, whether there are just two guests or a hundred.  The ambience and lighting of ...

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Blog - A Picture perfect cliff top wedding

One of the most important decisions you will make on your wedding day........

May 2016

One of the most important decisions you will make on your wedding day aside from the venue and dress is choosing the best photographer to suit your personal style.   Having a connection with your photographer is so important and is evident when those much-awaited photos arrive.  Stacey and Simon certainly made the right choice when they engaged professional South West wedding photographer Rebecca Roundhill to cover their big day at Ocean Kave in Spring 2016. Shimmering elegance with a dreamy red ocean sunset summed up Stacey and Simon’s magical day at Ocean Kave. Ocean Kave was the perfect location for their elegant and sparkly celebrations. The Sunset Rooms looked stunning, decorated with swirls of ivy, hues of gold and a beautiful coastal accent. The couple put their personal stamp on the wedding with their uniqu ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Bideford Round Table celebrate the Chairmans Ball at Ocean Kave

Happily Ever After Ball in honour of the Chairman of the Bideford Round Table

April 2016

On Friday 8th April 2016, Ocean Kave was proud to have hosted the Happily Ever After Ball by the Chairman of the Bideford Round Table. The evening was a wonderful eclectic mix of Disney and Fairytale characters all coming together to celebrate life and the Chairman’s reign.  The styling team took inspiration from the theme and created a menu based on a Cinderella fairytale ball.  Alice in Wonderland inspired the welcome drinks, they were served in the Kave and we created a garnish to match the colours of the Round Table logo.  The revelers danced the night away to the voice of fantastic West Country Band “The Sound”, the fabulous photo booth was provided by Fotobomb. ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Ocean Kave at The Big North Devon Wedding Show

North Devon's Biggest Wedding Show was a great success!

March 2016

The Ocean Kave team were delighted to attend the Big North Devon Wedding Show this weekend held at The Big Sheep in the EWE 2 arena. With a cross section of the best wedding suppliers in North Devon all under one roof, The Big North Devon Wedding Show is our favourite local fayre and we were pleased to part of this years event once again.  With rock the frock catwalk, pop up hair and beauty parlour, live music, dance choreography sessions, gorgeous product demonstrations, yummy cafe and more, it's certainly a date for your diary. It was lovely to see many of our couples yesterday who were excited to share their plans with us at the show, and the team had a fantastic time meeting lots of newly engaged couples; excited about starting their wedding planning journeys. If you were unable to meet us at The Big North Devon Wedding Show yesterday, please feel free to give our ...

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Real Weddings - June is always a stunning month to get married at Ocean Kave

Starfish, driftwood and diamanté encrusted converses were amongst the many forgettable moments of Heather and Russell’s romantic and unique coastal wedding.

March 2016

Heather and Russell’s coastal romanceOcean Kave was the perfect location for their elegant, coastal and very personal wedding in June 2015.  Heather and Russell chose Ocean Kave for many reasons including the fact that we were able to offer a wide range of luxurious self-catering holiday cottages that matched their guests’ requirements.June is always a stunning month to get married at Ocean Kave, the wild flowers, breath-taking blues of the Atlantic Ocean and perfect British Summertime weather made Ocean Kave the ideal back drop for this very special wedding.The Sunset Rooms were transfo ...

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Events & Exhibitions - #HIBERNOT

The perfect way to warm up winter in style

February 2016

On Sunday 7th February 2016 we were chosen by well known Land Rover dealer County Garage as the venue to host their #HIBERNOT launch event. The “hibernot” campaign was designed to encourage people to see winter differently – for more information about this fabulous concept please click here.  Talented local magician The Magic of Graham Prigg entertained guests and the memories of the day were captured by photographer Andy Francis who also shared his vast knowledge of photography with the guests, what better place is there to capture a perfect coastal back drop? Chef prepared a succulent Lundy Lamb spit roast, which was accompanied with mulled spicy cider and uber hot chocolates drenched in cream and marshmallows. ...

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Blog - Romance is in the cliff top air

Romantic January intimate wedding Mintra and Sam January 2016

February 2016

After may years together Mintra and Sam decided that a small intimate wedding was going to be the perfect way to celebrate their marriage in front of loved ones.  The couple knew exactly what they wanted; we are honoured to have been chosen as their venue.  On the morning of the wedding, Royal Celerity bridal suite was a hive of activity, florists, hair and make up artists, photographers and family.  The bride looks sensational in her stunning floor length gown and breath taking sparkly wedding shoes.  The couple had a magical intimate wedding ceremony in the Kave, with a very special four-legged guest.  The bride walked up the aisle, which was scattered with natural rose petals to be greeted by her groom Sam. Mintra chose local florist Blooms of Bideford to adorn the arch with lilies and gyps, which created a simple yet elegant backd ...

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Real Weddings - Jony and Jon’s Romantic Wedding Reception at Ocean Kave

January 2016

Jony and Jon wanted to get married in church but still wanted to have their dream wedding reception at Ocean Kave. As always, we were more than happy to accommodate their needs and suggested that they take advantage of the beautiful Kave by holding the welcome reception there. Jony looked simply beautiful in an asymmetric, fishtail dress in lace with intricate beading detail and a handheld bouquet. The bridesmaids wore lace-necked deep purple dresses and each held a hand tied arm bouquet of three white calla lilies. Jon and his best man and ushers wore full morning suits with purple cravats and calla lily buttonholes to complement the bridal party. Following a traditional ceremony in a local church, the couple and their guests returned to Ocean Kave where they enjoyed welcome drinks and photos in the exquisite Kave and its beautiful cliff top surroundings. The Ocean Kave looked simply stunning, tastefully decorate with vintage lace and exquisite t ...

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Real Weddings - Bond Glamour for Adam and Milly's Vow Renewal at Ocean Kave

January 2016

Adam and Milly had previously attended a wedding at Ocean Kave and fallen in love! So when they decided to celebrate ten years of marriage with a renewal of their vows, they knew immediately where they would hold their ceremony and celebrations.As long-standing Bond fans, Adam and Milly opted for a Bond theme, which allowed guests to dress to impress in the opulent surroundings of the Kave and Sunset Rooms.Milly looked stunning in a dove grey chiffon and lace dress with bead embellishments. Her beaded headband added a touch of vintage glamour to her look. The couple's daughter, Esther was bridesmaid in a complementary grey dress, while Adam and their twin sons looked dapper in black tie.Adam, Milly and their family stayed in Star Cottage for the weekend. Once the guests had been escorted to the Kave for the evening ceremony, Milly and Adam were driven to the Kave. Reverend Steve Hunt conducted the romantic, intimate ceremony as the pair c ...

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Real Weddings - Intimate perfection for Tania and Stuart's wedding day

December 2015

At Ocean Kave we love weddings of all sizes, from big, formal events to the smaller, more intimate days. Tania and Stuart chose to have just 11 guests to witness their special day, which was truly special and filled with love and laughter.The couple and their children stayed at the Seahorse Penthouse Apartment, with Tania and her daughter getting ready for the day together in style. Tania chose a navy lace-embellished dress, complemented by her daughter’s white dress and navy cardigan. Tania carried a lovely bouquet of sunflowers and thistles, which was matched by the buttonholes.  Stuart and their son looked equally dapper!The ceremony at Ocean Kave was just beautiful; incredibly emotional as the couple vowed to love and support each other forever. The ceremony was followed by a reception in the Ocean Kave, with delicious canapés and drinks. All of the guests enjoyed the stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean, played lawn games and enjoyed time toget ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Best Business at the “Working Woman’s Oscars”

December 2015

Our Director, Kathy, was shocked and thrilled to be awarded “Best Business of the Year” at North Devon’s annual Venus awards on 27th November.   Investing in the local area is a key part of Kathy and her family’s ethos and as such the award means a huge amount to everyone. As a result of this regional award, she will be invited to attend the National Awards in summer 2016, where she will represent Devon against the other inspirational regional winners.    Category sponsor Sandra Sampson of Sampson Hall said: “Sampson Hall have been ex ...

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Real Weddings - Gemma and Luke’s 1920s Elegance

December 2015

Gemma and Luke’s special day took place in November this year. From the first day we met the couple, they had lots of ideas about what they wanted and how to create their special day. Every detail was thought of and, with our help, executed with precision.  Gemma and her bridesmaids prepared for the day in Royal Celerity, revelling in the excited air of anticipation. Gemma wore a stunning 1920s style, beaded gown, which she complemented with a beautiful fur coat, which added to the vintage glamour while providing her with warmth against the British autumn weather! The vintage theme continued with the bridesmaids’ dresses, which were a beautiful deep navy blue with gold beading on the bodice and sleeves. Luke, his best man and ushers each loo ...

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Blog - Runaway Bride and Groom: Emily and Isaac Elope!

November 2015

  Many people love a big wedding, but some prefer to celebrate the beginning of the rest of their lives in a more intimate way. Emily and Isaac decided that they wanted their wedding to be as simple as possible and opted for the romance of eloping to North Devon.    Emily looked divine in a strapless lace dress and simple hand-tied bouquet, whilst Isaac looked dapper in a three-piece suit with purple cravat and handkerchief.   The couple chose to stay in the ...

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Real Weddings - Adam and Vikki’s Vintage Country Wedding

November 2015

Hay bales, bespoke ales and vintage lace were the order of the day for Vikki and Adam’s September wedding.    Ocean Kave was the perfect location for their rustic vintage countryside theme, complete with lace covered hay bales and vintage lawn games. The Sunset Rooms looked stunning, decorated with hessian and complemented by beautiful, rustic homemade touches, and a retro sweet table.    Adam was resplendent in an aubergine suit, while his ushers and best man wore matching shirts and taupe trousers, completed with dried flower buttonholes and coordinating cravats.   ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Ocean Kave’s MD is a contender for Business of the Year

October 2015

Kathy Murdoch, Managing Director of Ocean Kave & Westward Living, has been announced as a finalist for the title of Best Business of the Year in the Devon Venus Awards 2016. Dubbed the “Working Women’s Oscars” by Channel 4 and now in its third year in Devon, the Venus Awards were created to recognise the brightest female business stars from across the region.  Launched in May 2015, this year’s county awards have seen fierce competition, with over 500 nominations and 230 applications across the 12 Award categories. Entries have been whittled down, with public and award sponsors selecting the most exceptional candidates over a series of events.  The winners of the Venus Awards will be announced on Friday 27th November 2015 at an Awards Ceremony and Dinner at The Great Hall, University of Exeter.   Sponsor Sandra Sampson of Sampson Hall (Sponsors of Best ...

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Blog - New Menu Launch

September 2015

Through close collaboration with local suppliers and taking on feedback from thousands of satisfied guests, our Executive Chef Darren has created three new menu packages sure to tantalise all taste buds!   From the traditional favourites to extraordinary taste sensations, Darren’s light touch combines with his extensive knowledge and experience of food to create delectable menus. Darren has worked for a range of high profile restaurants, both around the UK and in France. This experience refined his style and taught him the value of fresh, local food as well as exciting combinations that perfectly complement each other.   ...

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Blog - Create A Magical Winter Wedding

Say "I Do" In A Magical Winter Wonderland

September 2015

Winter weddings have a certain magic that adds serious wow factor. We take a look at the special touches that make yuletide nuptials so enchanting and guide you through the added extras that make a winter wedding at Ocean Kave truly unforgettable.   Styling   Our Sparkle Season package comes complete with wood burning stoves and lanterns, making the Ocean Kave and Sunset Rooms welcoming and inviting. Guests will be offered snuggle blankets which, alongside the lighting and stoves, will make everyone feel cosy and cocooned in love and warmth. ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Meet us at the National Wedding Show at the NEC

September 2015

We are looking forward to coming to the NEC on 2 – 4th October where we anticipate meeting prospective couples. We have already booked most weekends for 2016 and have a few bookings for 2017 so if you think that you might want a unique wedding overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, bring your diary to avoid disappointment!    Keep an eye out for us on Stand B51, where Kathy and Laura will be delighted to talk you through the many options available at Ocean Kave to help you create your perfect wedding day.     ...

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Real Weddings - Emma and Sion’s Devon Dream

The Perfect Summer Wedding

September 2015

Emma and Sion intended to have a traditional church wedding in Emma’s home town but thought they would visit Ocean Kave whilst visiting family in Devon in the summer of 2014. It was love at first sight; Emma burst into tears when she entered the Kave, enchanted by the romantic ambience and the potential of the venue to create the wedding of her dreams.   The couple were prepared for the traditional English “summer” and knew that, of all aspects of the day, the weather was the one element that was out of their control. However, on their wedding day, thanks to a last minute change in forecast, they were greeted by clear skies.   ...

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Real Weddings - Charlotte and Louise’s Summer Bliss

August 2015

When Charlotte and Louise viewed Ocean Kave on Christmas eve 2014 they fell in love with romantic winter scene before them and were enchanted by how the venue would be on a magical summer’s day. The couple were not disappointed on 1st August when they woke up in their luxury cottages to perfect weather.   Keen not to break with the tradition where the couple don’t see each other until the ceremony, Louise got ready in Sadler’s Cottage and Charlotte prepared for the nuptials in Frankie’s Cottage. They both looked beautiful in full length lace-backed dresses; Louise opted for a lace dress with wide straps and a sweetheart neckline while Charlotte looked stunning in a cream satin V-necked dress embellished with lace and crystals. ...

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Blog - A Good Bridesmaid is Always Prepared…..

The kit list

August 2015

With years of experience planning over a hundred unique weddings, we have learnt to expect the unexpected! Ocean Kave’s wedding planners are generally prepared for any eventuality, but there are some things that you should ask you bridesmaids to carry on your wedding day so that you can get hitched without, well, a hitch.   The Bridesmaids’ bag of wonders should contain everything you may possibly need for your wedding day. Here are some essentials, but feel free to add your own things to the list to help make your day stress free: ...

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Real Weddings - Sun, Sea and Romance for Fiona and Chris

July 2015

  With their love of the sea and many magical memories on beaches around the world, the Atlantic Ocean was the perfect backdrop to Fiona and Chris’s beach themed wedding.    The couple chose the sunflower, a symbol of long life and good luck whose vibrant colour perfectly matched the blues chosen to reflect the location.  Chris and his ushers opted for laid-back style in chinos and blue shirts; smart yet relaxed to suit the beach theme.   As the sun shone over the sea, guests arrived to the music of a bagpipe pla ...

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Real Weddings - Elegant Glamour for Gemma and Andy

July 2015

Gemma and Andy fell in love with the Ocean Kave when they attended Gemma’s sister, Holly’s wedding here in 2012. Emphasising the versatility of the location, the couple’s day was very different to Holly’s, with the couple opting for luxurious vintage glamour.   Gemma looked simply beautiful in vintage lace while her older bridesmaids wore pink Grecian style dresses. The smaller bridesmaids looked divine in clouds of net topped with pink rose head garlands.     The couple wanted traditional games in keeping with their theme of vintage opulence and after the ceremony, gu ...

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Real Weddings - Casual Panache for Libby and Andrew’s Cliff Top Wedding

June 2015

Libby and Andrew’s spirits were not dampened by the unpredictable English weather and despite grey clouds, they shared a stunning day with their friends and family.   Having proposed at a nearby beach, both wanted to start their journey together with the sweet scent of the sea in the air. They wanted a relaxed atmosphere with formal element; when we first met the couple, they both fell in love with the location and we were delighted to be given the opportunity to help create their ideal day.    The couple’s love of the ocean was reflected in the colours selected for the day; ocean turquoise and pastel blue sashes on the chairs were complemented by rope tied napkin rings, and ...

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Real Weddings - A Family Affair; Paul and Sarah’s Vow Renewal at the Ocean Kave

June 2015

  Paul and Sarah’s vow renewal took place in May 2015 to mark the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary. For the couple and their family, the day was an opportunity to celebrate 25 years of strength, love and partnership with significant people from their past, present and future. Guests ranged from immediate family to relatively new friends and even their son’s football coach! When we first met, Paul and Sarah wanted a very low key day. As their plans evolved and under the guidance of the Ocean Kave’s experienced wedding coordinators (and the couple’s children!), the day turned into a stunning reflection of a very special family. For guests, the day was an emotional one as they witnessed the close family unit draw ever closer; the children were integral to the day’s proceedings, from reading in church to performing the duties of master of ceremonies at the reception and even writin ...

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Real Weddings - Happy Days with Steff and Steph at Ocean Kave

The June weather did not disappoint Steff and Steph, who woke to blue skies on their wedding day.

June 2015

Crystal clear skies and an abundance of flowers added to the air of excited anticipation as guests arrived at the Ocean Kave for Steph and Steff’s wedding. Florist Steff had applied her considerable talents and the approach to the Ocean Kave looked stunning, with jars of wild flowers swinging in the breeze, paper lanterns adorning the fence surrounding the lawn.   ...

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Blog - Ocean Kave Shortlisted for Best New Business in North Devon

North Devon Journal Business Awards 2015

June 2015

The team at Ocean Kave work incredibly hard to maintain the outstanding services that have become synonymous with the award winning North Devon wedding venue. From keeping the grounds immaculate, to offering unrivalled, award-winning customer services, every element of a guest’s experience at Ocean Kave is considered with great care and attention to detail.   We are, therefore, absolutely delighted to have been announced as finalists in the “New Business” category of the North Devon Journal’s Business Awards 2015. In a part of the world where digital services are going from strength to strength, it is our very great pleasure to offer people from home and further afield the opportunity to enjoy first hand the exceptional beauty of the North Devon coastline.  Passionate abo ...

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Blog - In-cottage Private Dining

May 2015

 



Blog - Images of a Dream Spring Wedding

Magical memories of a special day

April 2015

Talented photographer Rebecca Roundhill captured every enchanting detail of Gemma and Jon’s dream coastal wedding at the Ocean Kave. Rebecca’s unique photographic style makes her a popular choice amongst our couples and has earned her recognition as one of the Ocean Kave’s preferred wedding photography partners.    To view more stunning images of Jon and Gemma’s spring wedding, view Rebecca’s blog. http://www.rebeccaroundhill.co.uk/blog/2015/04/22/gemma-and-jons-wedding-at-ocean-kave/    Photographer - Rebbecca Roundhill ...

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Real Weddings - The Unique Wedding of Lowri and Lee

April 2015

It was such a joy to host the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Harris at Ocean Kave.  Lowri and Lee had hunted high and low for a coastal wedding venue that not only looked fantastic but offered flexibility so that the couple could pass the day in their own distinctive style. They were thrilled when they found Ocean Kave; a venue that promised to bring their wedding dreams to fruition.    Lowri and Lee knew instantly that Ocean Kave, with its personal wedding planning service, was the place for them. We knew that their wedding would be a fantastic opportunity for the team at Ocean Kave to work their magic and create the perfect, bespoke wedding experience that the couple so dearly wanted. ...

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Real Weddings - Lisa and Jamie's Perfect Ocean Wedding

April 2015

When Lisa and Jamie first visited the Ocean Kave seven months before their wedding they were both clear that their perfect day would be a relaxed yet elegant family celebration with sunny weather and a good measure of WOW factor.     With family members staying in both the onsite cottages and the 3 exclusive Seahorse Apartments situated on the beachfront in the nearby village of Westward H ...

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Blog - Bridal Breakfasts at the Blue and Green

March 2015

Enjoy the perfect end to your North Devon wedding experience with a bridal breakfast the day after your wedding, exclusive to Ocean Kave wedding parties. Local beach front restaurant the Blue and Green is located less than a mile from Ocean Kave near the luxury Seahorse Apartments. With its delicious menu and unrivalled views across the Atlantic Ocean, the Blue and Green is a popular choice for local people and holidaymakers alike looking for locally sourced lunch and evening meals of exceptional quality. It is our pleasure to offer the restaurant exclusively to Ocean Kave wedding couples and their guests the morning after the wedding. The experience requires a minimum of 20 guests and includes private hire of the premises from 9am until 11am, with a choice of breakfasts, including delectable pastries, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and traditional English br ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Our first charity fund raiser at Ocean Kave

In support of the Bideford Sea Cadets

February 2015

 On Valentines night 2015,  a very special event took place in honor of local well known businessman and entrepreneur Mr. Steve Clarke OBE.  Steve Clarke had a local plant hire company and we worked closely with him in the construction of our lovely venue.  When he passed away suddenly in December, we knew that our first charity fundraiser had to be in his honour for the charity that he worked so closely with. ...

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Real Weddings - A romantic run away wedding

Intimate weddings at Ocean Kave

January 2015

We were so delighted to get a call from Rachel and Peter in early January who decided that they wanted a small intimate wedding with us at Ocean Kave........in 10 days time!  We understand the importance of a stress free wedding expereince so were able to assist the couple with every element of their special day including styling the Kave, planning the logistics, booking the most amazing bridal suite within the grounds and booking the fabulous Marc Collins of MK Photography for their official wedding photographer.    ...

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Real Weddings - A Wonderfully Winter Wedding

December 2014

Only 3 sleeps away from Christmas, on a beautiful winters day, on top of the cliff over looking the dramatic Atlantic Ocean,  - this was the magical setting for a truly personal celebration of love for Helen and Paul. Ocean Kave was styled to perfection, everything today’s stylish bride would expect for a wonderful winter wedding.  When Helen made her grand entrance, the Kave echoed with the word wow!  The bride was truly beautiful in an elegant vintage style dress and fur wrap.  In the glow of the crackling fire and alter candles, Helen walked up the aisle on the arm of her son.  When Paul turned round to see his bride for the first time, it was a very special moment. ...

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Blog - South West Brides Magazine - Digital Edition is now available to view!

December 2014

We were delighted to receive the digital edition of South West Bride Magazine today and look at this fantastic Double Page Spread on the The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Heats, where Ocean Kave won Best Countryside wedding venue!  We cannot wait for the finals in January where we look forward to rubbing shoulders with the very best suppliers that the wedding industry has to offer Nationwide!    Why not check out the full digital edition of South West Bride here:  ...

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Blog - Allergen and special dietary requirements at Ocean Kave

If you or your guests have any special dietary requirements or food allergens, then making the correct choice for you wedding catering to be inclusive for all is essential.

December 2014

At Ocean Kave, the skilled catering team led by experienced Executive Chef Darren provide you and your guests with the very highest quality wedding catering. Food allergens and special dietary requirements are aspects of your catering that cannot be overlooked.  We take the time to find out any specific dietary requirments or needs and accommodate such requirements whilst ensuring that your wedding day catering is delicious, hand picked by you and suitable for all of your guests to enjoy. Here at Ocean Kav, Darren and his team apply their considerabl eknowledge and creative ability to craft your delicious wedding menu ensuring dietary needs are catered for and offering alternative options that are equally mouthwatering.   ...

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Blog - November is a great month to get married at Ocean Kave

Winter weddings in Westward Ho!

December 2014

When Jamie and  Andrew chose Ocean Kave for their coastal winter wedding venue, we were so pleased as the couple had a very unique theme and style that they were bringing to Ocean Kave.  The late November time of year was absolutely perfect for this special wedding celebration, the couple had a romantic candle lit ceremony in Ocean Kave.  When Jamie arrived in her  stunning dress which she had carefully customised to suit the styling of the wedding, there was certainly a gasp of "WOW".  The bridesmaids were equally as breath taking in their elegant ocean blue off the shoulder dresses.  The intimate ceremony was  followed by a bespoke winter punch served in the Kave prior to the guests moving into the Sunset Rooms for thier wedding breakfast.  The couple chose a convivial dining set up made up of inward facing trestle tables adorned with Ocean Kave's signature styling candelabras.  Jamie and Andrew chose a delicoius 3 c ...

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Blog - Ocean Kave - Regional winners of the best countryside wedding venue 2015

We are over the moon that after just 17 months of celebrating weddings at Ocean Kave, we have been voted the best countryside wedding venue in the South West!

November 2014

The TWIA South West Regional Awards event was held last night at the Kingscote Barn Gloucestershire.  Ocean Kave were delighted to attend and have this unique opportunity to toast the very best of the wedding industry in the South West.  Once the awards cermeony commenced everyone was in good spirits and the atmosphere was electric.  You can imagine our surprise and elation when Ocean Kave were announced at the best Countryside Wedding Venue in the South West!! Thank you to all of our fabulous couples who have celebrated their speicial days with us at Ocean Kave and to all of the brilliant suppliers who we have worked with to make our couples dream days magical. The National awards will be taking place at Cafe de Paris in London on Thursday 15th January, 2015 and Ocean Kave will be there to rub shoulders with the best of the best in the UK wedding industry. With love from all of the team at Ocean Kave! ...

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Blog - Exclusive VIP 10% discount for Ocean Kave brides at Everything Westward

Stunning bridal jewellery or wedding party gifts and favours

November 2014

Many couples chose to get married at Ocean Kave because of our unique coastal wedding venue location, we are very fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best industry suppliers who are able to work together to make your wedding truly fantastic.  If you are looking for stunning bridal favours or jewellery that is local and specific to your wedding venue, we have teamed up with local exclusive boutique shop EVERYTHING WESTWARD ...

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Blog - The Wedding Industry Awards 2015

Ocean Kave is recognised as a regional finalist in the Best Countryside Venue category

November 2014

We have been over the moon to receive this exciting news that Ocean Kave has been shortlisted as a regional finalist in the Best Countryside Venue category in the 2015  Wedding Industry Awards , we find out how well we did in a glitzy awards night in Gloucester on  ...

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Blog - Westward Ho Winter Wedded Bliss

Weddings & Wellies

November 2014

Wow what a fantastic day! Mr & Mrs Oojorah truly put their own personal stamp on their unique and personal Ocean Kave coastal wedding in November 2014.  The couple engaged local Ilfracome based photographer Grant Stringer to capture their wedding memories and were very focused on the vision they wished to acheive.  This wedding certainly had the WOW factor, the first ceremony took place in Ocean Kave with the wood burner and alter candles alit, this was a beautiful heart warming personal tribute by a close friend of the couple. A unity candle was lit by the couple to signify two families becoming one.   When the welcome drinks were being served the couple were taken by Grant to Westward Ho! beach where they had so much fun creating some wonderful Westward Ho! memories, we particulary love the use of the umbrellas in Devon beach wedding shots.  Grant then brought the couple back to Ocean Kave for the official ceremony which was followed by a wondeful cele ...

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Blog - The Watson WOW factor at Ocean Kave

Such a stunning September wedding with so many personal touches

October 2014

  Becks and Mark enquired with Ocean Kave for their wedding and reception in the summer of 2014, having Googled for a coastal wedding venue in Devon.  After a private viewing & personal consultation with our executive wedding planner, we were thrilled when Becks and Mark confirmed their September weekend wedding date. The couple had a very specific theme and vision for the day based upon their own passion for the outdo ...

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Blog - Wed Mag at Ocean Kave Oct 2014 edition

Wonderful images of a truly special coastal wedding at Ocean Kave, read all about Zara and Luke's special day

October 2014

In issue 21 of Devon's Wed Magazine, the fabulously unique and wonderfully personalised wedding of Zara and Luke was featured as a real wedding editorial.  Thank you to Rebecca Roundhill for the stunning photography.   If you would like to have a with Rebecca about her photography and availability, give her a call on 07855 576687 or email [email protected]   Website:  rebeccaroundhill.co.uk ...

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Blog - Your Ocean Kave wedding can be so much more than just one day....

Fantastic beach front restaurant the Blue and Green welcomes Ocean bridal parties to dine in style

October 2014

We are delighed to announce that near by beach front restaurant the Blue and Green has created a bespoke menu for Ocean Kave couples and their guests to enjoy the night before the big day or for a celebratory farewell breakfast the next morning.  Our award winning chef Darren has created a delicious menu which show cases the best of local produce, alternatively the wood fired pizza oven is always a hit and perfect for a lighter bite to calm those pre wedding jitters!  Please contact us on 01237 238967 or email us for more information and price lists.   The restaurant can seat up to 80 in the upstairs ocean view restaurant or 40 in the down stairs pizzeria, the bespoke Ocean Kave group pre wedding menu is availble throughout.  The perfect option for parties up to 16 is the Cove private dining area with stunning uniterupted views across the Atlantic O ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Wonderful weekend at Westpoint for the Brides Wedding Show

Another busy weekend for the Ocean Kave wedding planners as we attended the Brides Wedding Show at the Westpoint Arena

October 2014

Westpoint arena was the perfect host for the Brides Wedding Show this weekend with a fabulous light and airy layout, fabulous facilites and and brilliant catwalk stage as well. Our team were delighted to meet so many of our couples at the show, shopping around for those perfect finishing touches to their weddings at Ocean Kave and it was a delight to see once again so many visitors who had been a guest at Ocean Kave. Our new exhibition stand once again dazzled the crowds with a montage of amazing Ocean Kave photography showcasing a large selection of some of the most beautiful Ocean Kave moments to date.  As there have been far too many to possibly fit onto one stand, we had our trusty iPad stand to hand playing a montage of imagery from ceremonies, catering, evning entertainments and the range of award winning accommodation available to guests wishing to stay with us onsite. One of our looking for a singer to perf ...

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Blog - Beautiful Otherness - Ocean Kave

a short video

October 2014

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Events & Exhibitions - Ocean Kave had an amazing time at The Autumn National Wedding Show at the NEC

What an amazing weekend we had at this years NWS at the NEC!

October 2014

Once again The National Wedding Show at the NEC was a roaring success! With hundreds of new exhibitors and everthing from the elegant to the extravagent displayed over 3 days of fun filled action, this show is one not to be missed! We were delightd to meet with some familiar faces at this years show, couples who have booked their wedding with us already, guests of couples who have already celebrated their dream day with us at Ocean Kave, and even friends of friends who have been guests at an Ocean Kave wedding. As well as having our brand new exhibition stand with amples of new photography and inspirational images, Ocean Kave were delighted to be able to walk couples through a day in the life of an Ocean Kave wedding using the our exhibition iPad display stand making full use of the slideshow and video playback capabilities. With 2015 dates almos ...

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Blog - Mr & Mrs Jenkins elegant and romantic coastal wedding

and they lived happily ever after

October 2014

From the moment we met Emma & Steve we were so excited about hosting their wedding at Ocean Kave,  although there was only going to be 6 weeks before the Big Day we were confident that the team at Ocean Kave could help create the couples' perfectly romantic vision for the day.   The wedding planning team at Ocean Kave worked with Emma and Steve  to assist with the planning and organisation of their special day, from discussing bespoke menu selections, planning the order of the day sourcing the prefect vintage gold chair sashes to match Emma's elegant and classically beautiful dress. The couple arranged for Sue the harpist to play in the Kave, this was so magical and complimented the elegance of the day. ...

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Blog - We were delighted to welcome the very talented Sue the Harpist to Ocean Kave

Such a romantic setting

September 2014

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Events & Exhibitions - A superb day at The Gay Wedding Show Cardiff

The Gay Wedding Show Cardiff was a fantastic day for Ocean Kave. We met some fabulous couples, brilliant suppliers and some Butlers in the Buff!

September 2014

From the elegant to the extravagant, the Gay Wedding Show in Cardiff did not disappoint yesterday.  Surrounded by an array of the countries very best wedding suppliers, the show inspired and excited Kathy and Lee beyond their expctations. We have had a huge response from the fabulous couples we met at the show already, and some incredible ideas for personalised ceremonies, marriages and celebrations that we cannot wait to get to work on! Following the sucss of the Cardiff Gay Wedding Show, Ocean Kave will be planning their next stand at a show near you for 2015 so please keep coming back to check our up coming events. Viewings are booking up at an incredible speed this Autumn and so if you haven't already confirmed your appointment with us give us a call in the office or email [email protected] to secure ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Ocean Kave at The Big North Devon Wedding Show

What a fabulous day we had at The Big North Devon Wedding Show.

September 2014

Ocean Kave had a fantastic day yesterday at The Big North Devon Wedding Show hosted at The Big Sheep North Devon. It was a pleasure to see many of our couples at the show, and a delight to meet many new couples who are excited about booking their Ocean Kave coastal wedding in North Devon.  We are looking forward to showing you around our stunning cliff top coastal venue and purpose built all weather reception suite The Sunset Rooms, with uninterrupted, panoramic sea views. If you would like to arrange your viewing at Ocean Kave please contact the team on 01237 238 967 or email us at [email protected] and we will be in touch. Don't forget to keep checking our Blog for up coming events and weddings fayres that we will be ...

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Blog - Ocean Kave hits the headlines this Summer

Fab Feature in GT September 2014 edition

September 2014

September has been a busy month for media coverage at Ocean Kave, thank you GT for this super feature, we are glad you like our Kave and hope to welcome your readers down to North Devon to see our stunning coastal wedding venue.  As a pink approved venue we are experienced and lesbian and gay weddings, civil partnerships and same sex humanist ceremonies, please call us and speak to the team about your special day. ...

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Blog - Wedding factor Feature August 2014

Featuring Mat and Kathryn Vale's romantic seaside wedding at Ocean Kave in May 2014

September 2014

This months Wedding Factor Magazine has some lovely shots from Mat and Kathryn Vale’s romantic seaside wedding at Ocean Kave in May 2014.  (please see feature below) Kathyrn and Matt’s wedding planning took shape at pretty much the same time that Ocean Kave did.  The couple has had a really close relationship with Ocean Kave and has been with us all way from the beginning of the project and so it was a really exciting event for the team here to be hosting their very special day with us. With a completely personalised them, our fabulous Sunset Rooms reception suite was transformed into the visual dream that Kathryn had worked so tirelessly to create.  From the handmade bunting and hamper centre pieces, to the wooden knives and forks wrapp ...

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Blog - Dont tell the Bride wedding

Wonderful Surprise for Mrs Corbyn

August 2014

We were so excited when Mark called us in July to share with us his vision to create a spectaular coastal wedding for his bride to be, the only thing was she did not know anything about it! The Groom really pulled out all the stops and with the support of our senior wedding planner Kathy, he created a wonderful surprise intimate wedding for Angela in the presence of their close family and friends. Mark considered every detail and after weeks of secret calls, Mark and Angela's wedding day was so special and unique and thankfully the bride loved it!!! Images supplied by Nicole Morrish of Nicole Morrish PhotographyWeb:  nicolemorrishphotography.co.ukTel:  01271 831593Email:  [email protected] ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Meet the team at Ocean Kave at the Gay Wedding Show, Cardiff this Autumn

With wealth of experience in Gay weddings and same sex marriages at Ocean Kave, we are delighted to be taking a stand at this years Gay Wedding Show in Cardiff of Sunday the 28th September 2014.

July 2014

At Ocean Kave we are passionate about our beautiful coastal location, the stunning scenery, panoramic sea views and private 60 acres of countryside grounds. In August 2013 Ocean Kave hosted our first gay wedding, then Civil Partnership, and we are equally as passionate about creating personlised and magical days for same sex couples. We are delighted to be attending our first Gay Wedding Show and sharing our knowledge and experience with same sex couples. From making an entrance to the ceremony together, walking seperate dual aisles to meet at the alter to completely to a completely unique ceremony seating plan overlooking the stunning views, the sky is the limit at Ocean Kave. For more information about same sex marriages at Ocean Kave plaease contact a memeber of our experienced wedding planning team on 01237 238 967 email ...

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Blog - Joe and Jess get married in Ocean Kave where Joe originally popped the question!

A fairy tale romance at Ocean Kave

July 2014

When Joe planned his perfect surprise engagement to Jess back in 2012 we did not imagine how absolutely stunning and magical Joe and Jess's wedding day would be 2 years later.  Joe had been serving in Afghanistan and only came home for a two week break every three months. When he was first posted he looked for a romantic getaway for him and his girlfriend, Jessica, to catch up on the months that they had missed of each other. The trip was such a success that they returned every time Joe got leave from Afghanistan. ...

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Blog - Zara and Lukes cliff top celebration July 2014

Even the ring bearers were totally unique

July 2014

From start to finnish Zara and Luke had considered every little detail, the finnishing touches and attention to detail made sure that their wedding was truly personal and oh so stunning!   Zara and Luke celebrated their love on a cliff top at Ocean Kave coastal wedding venue on a beautiful sunny Summers day in July.  Zara wore a stunning vintage style dress which she had made herself, we were so impressed that the delicate detailing on Zara's hem matched the exact colour scheme of her elegant nautical styling in  the Sunset Rooms. Luke looked very fetching is his stylish linen suit and thier special ring barers also really looked the part! The couples own unique & creative ideas flowed throughout the day, from the bespoke champagne cocktails and fabulous performing artists  on the lawn post ceremony, the delicious pop cake icecream cones and wedding cake which the groom had made himself.   The day time celebrations flowed into eve ...

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Blog - Katie and Helens Summer Wedding at Ocean Kave June 2014

A perfect summer coastal wedding

June 2014

Helen and Katie fell in love with Ocean Kave at first sight and Helen being a professional wedding photographer we were excited to see how the initial plans for the couples dream wedding would unfold over the course of the planning.  Needless to say, the details were incredible. With a rustic theme in mind from the offset, an seaside shabby chic theme, accented by Helen and Kate’s personal style and love story were the decorative touches to this perfect day. ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Come and meet the team at The Big North Devon Wedding Show - Sunday 21st October 2014

June 2014

This  Autumn be sure to come and visit Ocean Kave at The Big North Devon Wedding Show at The Big Sheep on Sunday 21st September 2014. Ocean Kave will be exhibiting throughout the day, gates open at 11am and close at 4pm, and entry to the wedding show is free!  Our executive wedding planners will be at hand to talk you through all aspects of a wedding at Ocean Kave, from the support and advice we can offer during your planning process through to choosing the perfect menu for your special day. There are set to be 60 wedding suppliers from throughout Devon and Cornwall exhibiting at the show as well as a catwalk show, product demonstrations, choreography sessions, hair and make up and much much more. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your dream coastal wedding at Ocean Kave. ...

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Blog - Voting is now open for the National Wedding Industry Awards

June 2014

Your award winning Wedding Venue We were delighted last year to have been nominated in the National Wedding Industry Awards and absolutely ecstatic to have won the Westcountry Wedding Awards “best new business 2014”.  Thank you for being part of our success and for supporting us throughout our growth. National Wedding Awards 2015 This year we have once again been entered into the 2015 National Wedding Industry Awards and we would be delighted to have your support with our entry. To Vote for Ocean Kave click here:  Voting ...

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Blog - Hannah and Dan celebrate in style at Ocean Kave 7th June 2014

June 2014

Hannah and Dan’s Summer wedding at Ocean Kave – 7th June 2014 Ocean Kave were delighted to meet with Hannah and Dan at the National Wedding Show at the NEC in October 2013. ...

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Real Weddings - Helen and Paul Spring ceremony at Ocean Kave – 31st May 2014

May 2014

Helen and Paul had a perfect vision for how their Ocean Kave ceremony would take place and the couples hard work, planning and styling really shone through at this beautiful ceremony at Ocean Kave. With twinkling candles all around the Kave, the wedding ceremony had a wonderfully romantic feel to it and Helen and Paul’s love shone through making theirs a truly unique and beautiful commitment shared with their closest family and friends. We were delighted to welcome Andy of J&A Cameras to Ocean Kave who was there to capture every moment of the happy couples day from bridal preparations throughout.  Well known locally for capturing creative portraits that compliment and enhance the setting, Andy made full use of the site and seemed to be everywhere all at once, in the most discreet manor.  A real pleas ...

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Real Weddings - Laura and Shane Spring wedding at Ocean Kave – 20th May 2014

May 2014

The beautiful wedding of Laura and Shane was booked in January 2013 and was a real labour of love for the couple.  With so many aspects of their big day having sentimental value and with lots of personal touches, we all knew that this wedding would be a very special celebration. Sam Mayo was booked for the ceremony music and we were delighted to welcome Sam and Ed to Ocean Kave for their first live performance.  The acoustics in the Kave were fabulous and both Sam and Ed enjoyed every second of their performance.  If you are looking for a peronalised musical aspect to your intimate ceremony at Ocean Kave contact Sam to discuss your special playlist. Web:  Sam MayoTel:  07842 943733Email:   ...

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Real Weddings - Gemma and John Spring wedding at Ocean Kave – 17th May 2014

May 2014

We were delighted to meet Gemma and John at The National Wedding Show held at the NEC in Birmingham in October 2013.  Following the event, Gemma and John came to view Ocean Kave and we were thrilled when they decided to book their wedding with us. With a wealth of experience in planning, Gemma organised all of her own styling and decoration, which really put a fabulous personalised stamp on the whole day that reflected the journey Gemma and John had taken from meeting through to their wedding celebrations. The amazing Emily Hyan of Mili-Anna Make up and Photography was the photographer chosen to capture Gemma and Johns very special day and as always Emily did such a fabulous job of capturing every moment as it happened.   With live steel drums playing to welcome the bride and bridesmaids on their entrance, the ceremony took on a really personal feel and r ...

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Events & Exhibitions - We are excited to be attending The Autumn National Wedding Show at the NEC

Come and visit us on stand B41 at this years Autumn Wedding Show at the NEC

May 2014

The National Wedding Shows are one of our favourite shows to attend and following our launch of Ocean Kave at the Febuary NWS in 2013, we have been a regualr exibitor and look forward to securing the dates in our diary.  This year you will find us on stand B41. This years National Wedding Show at the NEC is being held on Friday 3rd October to Sunday 5th October and promises to be another fatastic event! Brides (and grooms) to be are assured of a great day out with hundreds of exhibitors, fashion shows on the catwalk, hair and beauty demonstrations, tastings and much more. On stand B41 Ocean Kave will be revealing our brand new stand to the Birmingham crowds with exciting new show offers, beautiful giveaways and as always, a professional team of expeerienced wedding planners at hand to discuss and guide you through how making your seaside coastal wedding at Ocean Kave a reality. At Ocean Kave there are 10 lu ...

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Real Weddings - Frances and Mark Spring wedding at Ocean Kave – 26th April 2014

April 2014

Having first met Frances at a local wedding fayre we were delighted to invite both Frances and her mum for a private viewing of Ocean Kave.  In September 2013 we welcomed Frances back to Ocean Kave to view the brand new construction of the Sunset Rooms, our all-weather, purpose built reception venue, and the very next day Frances and Mark confirmed the availability with the registrars and booked Ocean Kave for their wedding. Local Westward Ho! based photographer Marc Collins of MK Collins Photography was invited to capture Frances and Marks special day and Marc captured the couple’s day brilliantly.  From bridal preparations in the 5* Gold Bridal cottage The Paddocks, through to the evening celebrations, Marc was at hand to capture every moment of what was a beautiful and fun filled wedding celebration. With spring in the air, Frances and Mark were blessed with ...

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Events & Exhibitions - Meet the team at Bride the Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter this October

We are exhibiting on stand 341 at Westpoint Arena on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of October

April 2014

Bride Magazine, one of the Southwests leading bridal resources for local suppliers is hosting a wedding fair on Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th October 2014 and we are excited to be attending this years show.  Come along and visit us on stand 341. Last year Ocean Kave attended the Exeter Racecourse wedding fair and we are keen this year to meet lots of couples on the journey of planning their magical wedding in the Southwest. The show, now in its 5th year running, is open from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday and promises to host over 130 regional suppliers, as well as live entertainments, fashion shows and demonstrations. Tickets are just £5 each when purchased in advance and £7.50 on the day.  Group tickets (for 4 adults) are available at £15. To purchase tickets and for more information visit the organisers website: www.th ...

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Blog - Ocean Kave scoops best new wedding business award 2014

April 2014

Our beautiful coastal wedding venue in Westward Ho!, has won the award for Best New Wedding Business in the Westcountry Wedding Awards 2014. We recently opened our brand new Sunset Rooms, providing another platform for couples to host their reception overlooking the sea at Ocean Kave. We are so delighted to have received this award. It recognises our commitment to wedding excellence, all of the hard work and vision behind Ocean Kave excelling as an all-weather costal wedding venue. ...

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Real Weddings - Hayley and Lance Spring wedding at Ocean Kave – 3rd April 2014

April 2014

Hayley and Lance enquired with Ocean Kave for their wedding and reception in the summer of 2014, having Googled for a coastal wedding venue in Devon.  After a personal consultation with our executive wedding planner and having received a bespoke quotation for catering and onsite accommodation, we were thrilled when Hayley and Lance confirmed their booking with Ocean Kave the very next day! Marc Collins of MK Collins Photography was the photographer invited to capture Hayley and Lance’s big day and he was the perfect choice for ensuring that the whole day was covered… everything from the bridal (and bridesmaid) preparations in our 5* rated Star Cottage where the girls stayed the night before, through to the stunning sunset images that were, quite frankly, incredible! The day before the wedding, Hayley and Lance had the afternoon to set up the Kave and the Sunse ...

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Blog - We have been shortlisted for the finals of the Westcourty Wedding Awards!!

We are delighted to announce that in our first year of weddings we have been nominated for the Westcoutry Wedding Awards

February 2014

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Events & Exhibitions - Spring Wedding Fair - Exeter Racecourse 16th February

February 2014

We will be attending the Exeter Racecourse on Sunday 16th February for the Spring Wedding Fair. If you are looking for a venue be sure to come along and meet the Ocean Kave team to discuss our beautiful coastal wedding venue for your wedding celebrations. The fair is open from 11am to 3pm and there will also be a designer wedding dress sale - not to be missed!! We look forward to meeting you and discussing your dream wedding at the fair! Contact [email protected] or call 01237 238 967 ...

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Events & Exhibitions - West of England Wedding Show - come and meet the team!

Come and see us at the West of England Wedding Show - 8th & 9th February

February 2014

Come and see Ocean Kave at stand 80 at the West of England Wedding Show this weekend on Sat 8th and Sun 9th February in Bristol. We have a host of new images and 2014/2015 menus to share and look forward to seeing you there! Psssst - If you haven't already booked your tickets, but would like to come along and meet the team at Ocean Kave, email us at [email protected] as we have some complimentary tickets up for grabs!! Limited number of tickets left so be quick to request yours!! http://www.theukweddingshows.co.uk/wedding-shows/the-west-of-england-wedding-show.html ...

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Blog - The National Wedding Awards 2014

Ocean Kave were delighted to attend the National Wedding Awards 2014

January 2014

The team here at Ocean Kave were delighted to be shortlisted for the best Wedding Venue in the South West as well as being chosen for the shortlist for Best Newcomer! We attended the awards at The Bloomsbury Ballroom in London on 15th January 2014 and had a fabulous evening meeting up with the elite of the Wedding Industry and rejoicing alongside the other businesses there to celebrate all things wedding. A fabulous evening was had by all and we were so so so proud to see Ocean Kave on the big screen as a National Finalist in our first year! We were lucky enough to be sat with the brilliant World Inspired Tents who scooped the National Winner for best marquee - what a totally brilliant night! Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all of our brides who voted for Ocean Kave as the best wedding venue 2014! ...

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Blog - Thank you to all of the Photographers who have captured weddings at Ocean Kave

January 2014

2013 was our first year of weddings and we would like to take a moment to look back and thank all of the wonderful photographers who have worked tirelessly to capture all of our couples big days. We would like to thank both the photographers and of course our married couples for sharing with us their fabulous images which you will find in use on our website. We would like to thank: Dave and Jane from How About Dave for capturing Claire and Paul's wedding in June and also Tess and Matts beautiful November wedding. Thank you also to Dave for shooting our brand new Sunset Rooms and the grounds here at Duckhaven. http://www.howaboutdave.com 0778 529 8354 [email protected] Marc Collins of M K Collins Photography for capturing the grand opening of Ocean Kave with the Mayor of Westward Ho!, and also for the beautiful sunset images captured in the evening of out first wedding in June. Absolutely stunning! http://www.mkcollinsph ...

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Blog - The Sunset Rooms are now open!

Our fabulous all weather reception venue is now open and provides our couples with a stunning location, fabulous views and most of all, peace of mind that the weather cannot dampen your special day!

January 2014

We are delighted to announce that The Sunset Rooms opened its doors for its first wedding reception on December 23rd 2013, and the day was absolutely amazing! Our fantastic colour changing lighting and professional PA system made the day so easy for the couple to sit back and enjoy the fabulous food and ambience of our stunning coastal location. This spectacular Winter wedding demonstrated that Ocean Kave is a truly all year round venue, even when faced with the worst weather seen in North Devon for 137 years! The wedding party were able to relax and enjoy their special day with the comfort of a cosy wood burning stove and panoramic WOW factor views.  Our official photographer will be coming to do a photo shoot of the brand new Sunset Rooms this month, when we will have a large selection of professional shots to show you, however we wanted to give you this exclusive sneak peek as soon as possible as we know how excited you will be to see the venue completed. ...

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Blog - We have been shortlisted for the finals of the National Wedding Industry Awards!

Ocean Kave make the finalists of TWIA

November 2013

We are delighted to announce that in our first year of weddings we have been nominated for the finalists of the South West Regional Venue  Category in TWIA. After a very exciting first wedding season, we are ecstatic to have made the Southwest Regional Shortlist in the Venue category for the The Wedding Industry Awards 2014! Thank you to all of our couples for choosing Ocean Kave for your 2013 ceremonies and for voting for us. We will keep you posted as to how we progress through the judging stages x     ...

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Events & Exhibitions - National Wedding Show

Brilliant weekend at the National Wedding Show this Autumn - October 2013

October 2013

We have just got back from an action packed three days at the National Wedding Show NEC Birmingham and my word did we have a brilliant time!! The Birmingham crowds were absolutely fantastic and we really enjoyed our second National Wedding Show event! Over the three days we met and engaged with lots of lovely couples, and we were part of some magical moments that we will remember forever. We are looking forward to welcoming all of our couples who have booked viewings at the National Wedding Show NEC Birmingham to Ocean Kave at Duckhaven Stud ...

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Blog - Summer Weddings at Ocean Kave

Summer Weddings at Ocean Kave

September 2013

We have been honoured to have hosted some truly beautiful weddings this Summer at Ocean Kave including a fabulous Tipi wedding, a civil partnership, ceremony only wedding and a marquee wedding all on the private coastal location of Ocean Kave Westward Ho!. Here in North Devon the coastaline and countryside make the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and cliff top celebrations and this summer our weddings have been unique. With beautiful floral displays ranging form pink and peach avalanche roses, to stunning yellow Gerbera and Daisy displays, the summer colour schemes have been bright and beautiful. With autumn just around the corner, and lots of exciting styling and colours planned for our October and November weddings, we cant wait to see what fabulous colours our couples will bring to our coastal wedding venue. ...

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Events & Exhibitions - National Wedding Show

Ocean Kave to exhibit on Stand B42 at NEC Birmingham this Autumn - October 2013

August 2013

After the success of our launch at Olympia, we have made the decision to visit the Autumn National Wedding Show at the NEC this October. We will be at the show from Friday 4th October to Sunday 6th and you can come and see us at stand B42. We will be taking a larger stand than in the Spring and plan to have brand new literature and packages to launch at the show, including special Exhibition only offers and brand new menus. Keep an eye on our website, which will also have a refresh for the NEC spring show, as we will be updating all of the literature here too. The Autumn show is a fantastic opportunity for us to officially launch the opening of our brand new Sunset Rooms, an all weather, glass fronted indoor venue for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. Keep an eye on our Blog posts for regular updates on this exciting new venue. If you would like to visit us on stand B42 this Autumn at the NEC please email us at [email protected] with your full n ...

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Events & Exhibitions - National Wedding Show

Ocean Kave Official Launch at National Wedding Show Olympia - February 2013

March 2013

We were delighted and extremely privileged to have the opportunity to officially launch Ocean Kave coastal wedding venue at the prestigious National Wedding Show at Olympia London this February. A fabulous three day event in the beautiful Olympia exhibition halls London, The National Wedding Show was the perfect platform for us to launch Ocean Kave to a UK audience. Over the three day event our wedding planners met with hundreds of excited couples looking for a unique and coastal venue for their ceremony and celebrations. The team had a fabulous time at Olympia and the feedback from the show has been excellent. We have already booked a variety of weddings for the couples we met at the show! ...

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Blog - Something Old, Something New

January 2013

The other day I was thinking about how much I would have loved to have found a venue like the Ocean Kave for our wedding. It is just so hard to find somewhere to have a wedding that isn’t totally off-the-peg but that also doesn’t involve loads of hard work, making contacts, getting quotes and ensuring that everything runs smoothly on the day. Then it struck me; the Ocean Kave really does have everything essential for a wedding: Something Old The Chandelier that casts the perfect romantic light on the Cave is over 200 years old. I remember it hanging in the ball room of the house where I grew up. Sometimes I think about the thousands of people that have danced beneath those crystals, the vows that have been made, the tears, and the laughter. It feels as though by being beneath the chandelier you become a part of that its history, as the Ocean Kave will become part of yours. Something New This is an entirely new venture ...

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Blog - And so the journey begins

November 2012

This is a really exciting time for us. From our initial concept we now have the beautiful Ocean Kave, a new website and have had a few events here already! Last week we had our photo shoot, it was so exciting to see our vision come to life with our models looking amazing in their bridal wear, and I think my dad’s car look lovely in the pictures (thanks Dad). We’ve been so excited about seeing the Kave in all its glory and filled with people; it made us even more excited about all the wonderful, momentous events that will take place there in years to come and all the magical memories that we will help to create for our guests. We had lots of local suppliers who wanted us to use their wares in the photo shoot. We’re really lucky that we live in an area with so many talented and enterprising businesses and we tested everything on offer and chose the people and products that we thought were the very best, and the most suited to our venue. ...

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