The Pier House

Westward Ho!

UKbride 4.9 Heart Rating
12 Reviews

Information For The Pier House

The Pier House is the perfect venue for a fresh, modern occasion with plenty of nearby accommodation for all of your guests.

The Pier House is licensed to hold marriage ceremonies and is set in an amazing location for stunning photographs to treasure for a lifetime. We allocate each wedding with a dedicated wedding venue planner and Master of Ceremonies to ensure your special day is all you dreamed it to be. Our talented chefs have created a wealth of banquet choices and buffets which will be sure to compliment the breathtaking scenery from the venue. Take advantage of our sunset terraces where you and your guests will be able to relax, enjoy the day and take in the wonder that is The Pier House.
We have disabled access and free parking at the venue and also are able to provide accommodation should yourselves or any member of the wedding party wish to stay.

The Pier House is licensed to hold marriage ceremonies in the stunning Bay Suite with breathtaking views of the sea, creating the perfect backdrop to start your life together. Fusing chic and contemporary design with the hues of the surrounding ocean and pebble ridge, The Pier House offers a remarkable and stylish venue for any wedding ceremony or reception. There are practically no limits to what can be done here. The Bay Suite, with it’s own bar and food serving facilities, offers a private and versatile function room. The bar and restaurant is perfect for a more intimate occasion, and most striking of all, perhaps, is the glass fronted terrace which stretches the length of the building, overlooking the wild, wonderful ocean and the rugged Abbotsham Cliffs. The terrace and stunning coastal views offer fantastic photo opportunities for any couple and the perfect romantic moment watching the sun set in newly-wedded bliss with a glass of something sparkling. If photos on the beach are a must have for your big day, the stretching sands of Westward Ho! are only a moment’s walk away.

With fabulous sculptures, bespoke china light fittings emulating shoals of fish and beautiful calligraphy throughout the beams of the bar, the essence of the seaside is never far away. This is the perfect venue for a fresh, modern occasion with plenty of nearby accommodation for all of your guests.

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The Pier House is licensed to hold marriage ceremonies overlooking Bideford Bay any day of the week We are able to offer accommodation choices for the wedding party Tailored menus available upon request Reserved section on our sunset terrace The Bay Suite has its own private bar licenced till 2am for music and alcohol We are only 5 minutes away from the beach perfect for those photographs

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The Pier House Reviews

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Louise Gill
Review Date
25 Jun 2019
My husband and I want to thank you guys for our wedding on the 22nd june 2019 it was beyond perfect in every way, Pete was a super star as were all the staff our guests were beyond impressed thank you so much xx
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Chris Dunn
Review Date
28 May 2018
Many thanks to all the staff for looking after us at our wedding on Saturday 26th May, amazing food, service, venue, weather, staff were all fantastic, only one place to have a wedding and that's the pier house, special thanks to Pete smale all his hard work and planning, everybody said they had never had such fantastic food, top marks to everybody
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Hattie Gray
Review Date
23 Apr 2018
We had our Wedding Reception at the Pier House. It was absolutely perfect, the food was fantastic, the views and location are fantastic, the staff were fantastic nothing was too much trouble. Pete the functions coordinator was a great help with everything and made sure everything ran smoothly. I would definitely recommend the Pier House!
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Connie Gore
Review Date
11 Feb 2018
We held our wedding reception here yesterday. Josh was so incredibly helpful he made every thing we wanted possible. The food was amazing and everybody was stuffed! Me and my husband can't thank you enough!
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Rebecca Hollyoak
Review Date
17 Sep 2017
We had our wedding here on Friday. We Cannot thank Pete enough and all his team! The room was just how we wanted it to look! Food was amazing and the service to. Everything ran smoothly. Pete your a credit to the Pier House. Darrren and I thought you where amazing! Thank you for making our wedding a memorable day. Love from Mr and Mrs Hollyoak xx
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Thanks for a fabulous review Rebecca, hope to see you all again soon.Many thanks, from all the Team.
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Katie Griffey
Review Date
04 Jul 2017
We got married at the Pier House on Saturday I have to say the staff were amazing. They were very attentive to our every need, nothing was too much trouble! The location was stunning and the food was delicious throughout the day and night. A big thank you to Pete and all his staff who helped our day be special and to run so smoothly. The accommodation were stayed in was equipped with everything we needed with a stunning view to wake up to.
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Lou Ledbury
Review Date
17 Sep 2016
We got married at the Pierhouse yesterday, we had an amazing day. It's a stunning venue, the food was fantastic. Pete (is the best!)& his team made sure the day went perfectly, put us at ease & ensured our day was perfect. Thank you all so much. Sad it's all over, want to do it all again! !xx
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Coral Johnson
Review Date
13 Jun 2016
If I could put 10 stars I would, went above and beyond for our wedding, never been so taken back by how hard working and caring people can be that don't even know you! Absolute world class!!
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Emma McGregor
Review Date
30 May 2016
We got married at the pier house on Saturday 28th May. The food was incredible, Pete was amazing and all the staff so friendly and helpful, thanks to everybody involved!
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Dave Divito
Review Date
17 May 2016
Firstly i would just like to make special mention to Pete Smale, this guy is the functions manager at the pier house and wow does this guy know his job, when we booked our wedding here we it was originally with the old events manager and were dubious when she left and a new one came in. But after meeting Pete he put my wife and I at ease straight away, nothing was ever too much, we could get hold of him when ever needed and on the day (14-5-16) it ran so smoothly you wouldn't even know that Pete and his team was there until you needed them. Another mention is needed for Kez the Manager yet another great guy and knows his job, him and Pete work brilliantly together. Our wedding was beautiful from the ceremony right through to the evening do. The food was out standing and they even sorted the weather for us ;) - All the staff at the pier house are a credit to such a wonderful venue! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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The Pier House


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The Pier House, Merley Road, Westward Ho!, Devon, EX39 1JU

The Pier House

  • The Pier House
  • Merley Road
  • Westward Ho!
  • Devon
  • EX39 1JU
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Pete Smale

Our experienced wedding planner has over 16 years’ experience in creating truly memorable wedding days and will be sure to help you every step of the way. “I would like to extend my congratulations to you both on your engagement and thank you for your interest in using The Pier House as the venue for your special day”I am delighted to offer you the perfect venue for your wedding celebrations, from the wedding ceremony through to an evening reception. We pride ourselves in giving a personal and professional service for a truly unforgettable celebration in one of North Devon’s most unique locations, majestically perched on the cliff top with breath-taking views out over Bideford Bay and Lundy Island. Whatever your needs or requirements, my dedicated and experienced team have the skills and expertise to provide you with the perfect venue and service to ensure we create a spectacular day for you and your guests, whatever your budget. We will take care of every detail to ensure that your special day runs smoothly, and guarantee that your celebration is a day to remember. We look forward to helping create a special memory that you will treasure for a lifetime. Director Robert L. H Braddick