Seaside Wedding Venue in Devon
Marquee weddings by the coast

With stunning sea views and coastal location, stretching 3 miles along the South Devon Coast, Carswell is a truly special wedding venue, exclusively yours, to make your own and to give your guests an experience they will remember.

Set on a family run, working organic dairy farm, with orchards, fields and woodlands full of wild life, this romantic retreat is perfect for any wedding and can be tailored to suit your wedding day dreams. With a diverse range of accommodation on-site, each unique in charm and character, we offer a holiday cottage to suit everyone. From a romantic hideaway for two, to a Georgian ‘gentleman’s residence’ for fourteen, it’s a lovely place to have your guests staying close together and to really make the most of the occasion. Camping is also available for wedding guests.

We work closely with a number of marquee, yurt, tepee and tipi providers who can provide a huge range of options – from fabulous clear frame marquees to a group of tepees! We can also recommend other local suppliers, to provide you with a full range of services and to make the process as easy for you as possible.

Set on the site of the Domesday settlement ‘Lammeseta’, Carswell is a magical setting. To the front of the wedding site, the old carriage drive built by Edward, Lord Baring, leads to the historic Tea House, where Lord and Lady Baring used to park their horse drawn carriage and take tea whilst admiring the surrounding views.

This is a beautiful setting for wedding photos with ancient arches and windows framing the sea and countryside behind. It is also the perfect place to fill with fairy lights for your wedding guests to admire once the sun has set.

From a traditional wedding at a local church, to an informal or humanist ceremony, Carswell is a magical wedding retreat where you can have it all. You can have a formal sit-down wedding breakfast, a buffet or hog roast in a beautiful clear-span marquee tailored to suit you, for as many people you need. With a vast field set on hills overlooking the South Devon Coast and views of the sea and surrounding countryside, you have the freedom to create your perfect country wedding.

Carswell is a spectacular countryside marquee wedding venue Devon with something to offer everyone. It is a magical setting and an experience that will be exclusively and unforgettably yours.

We would love to meet you to understand what you are looking for. For more information, or to arrange a free site visit and show-round, please call Dawn on 01752 830020. We look forward to meeting you soon!


Dates: The wedding field is available for hire between April and September. Please contact us for available dates.

Numbers: Unrestricted. Marquees can cater for any number of guests comfortably.

Parking: Plenty of space on-site for parking.

Barbecue and Fire: Barbecue and fire-pit area can be arranged by your chosen marquee or teepee provider – please ask us when you enquire.

Dogs: Dogs on leads allowed.

Straw Bales: These can be ordered for you from a local supplier and delivered straight to the wedding field.

Children: There is plenty of outdoor play space and a separate tent for children can be arranged.

Music: There is no set cut off time for music, but we do ask that music is turned down after midnight or that a silent disco is used after this time.

Wedding Licence: No wedding licence but informal, spiritual and humanist ceremonies are welcome. We have some beautiful local churches in the area, including Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo, Modbury, Bigbury, Holbeton, Plymouth and Ivybridge.

Cost to hire: The wedding field costs from £1750 in 2021 (inclusive of VAT) to hire for four days.


Power Supply: On site power supply available from June 2021 – no need to hire a generator!

Water Supply: On site water supply available from June 2021

Catering: No restrictions – you are welcome to use any caterer that you like.

Toilets: Toilets can be supplied by your chosen marquee provider.

Accommodation: Our 5 lovely holiday cottages are located just 1/3rd mile from the wedding field, sleeping up to 36 guests in total. These range from a romantic cottage for 2 to a splendid Georgian Farmhouse sleeping 14 people!

Camping: On-site camping is available for wedding guests. Please ask us for details.

Insurance: Can be arranged by your chosen marquee provider.

"Thank you for making our wedding such a day to remember. From the run up to the day itself, your service and professionalism has been such a help.
The feedback from everyone has been incredible, everything flowed so smoothly thanks to you all!"

- Abbie Hall


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