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Our Recommended Suppliers

Not only do we believe we have some of the best views along the coast of South Devon, but our area is  also blessed with some fantastic local businesses to make your special day that bit more magical.

Start Bay Weddings simply provides the venue and gives you the freedom to design your special day your way.  We have no restrictions on suppliers, but we do have our own recommended local businesses to help make planning the big day that little bit easier.  If however you feel you need more help, we can organise some of the amenities for you - from the  toilet and generator hire to fire pits, straw bales  and even a rustic bar.

Service Locatons

Service Locations

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QUAY HOUSE REGISTRY OFFICE, KINGSBRIDGE

A beautiful grade II listed building built in 1979, sits next to its own lawned grounds, 100 metres from the Kingsbridge-Salcombe Estuary

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CELEBRATE YOU

Our dedicated team of experts are on hand to create a unique ceremony to suit your own individual style.

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NICK GOODMAN, TOASTMASTER

Professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies, Nick will guide you through your day to ensure your day is truly memorable

Marquee Hire

Marquee Hire

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EVENTS PAD

At Eventspad, our aim is to make your experience as easy and as stress free as we possibly can.  When it comes to events planning, we focus on organization, creative problem solving, attention to detail and strong communication.

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HATCH MARQUEES

Hatch will create elegant and stylish marquees, tailor made to suit your requirements.  With a wide range of equipment, including clear roof marquees and stylish furnishings, they provide beautiful marquees along with a great service.

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YURTS FOR LIFE

Something different than a marquee, Yurts For Life can provide a range of sizes to cater for any number of guests.  Not only do they make a great venue for a party, but also as guest accommodation or even the honeymoon suite!

Catering

Catering

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BEAR & BLACKSMITH, CHILLINGTON

Award winning local pub proudly supporting local suppliers as well as using produce from their own farm.  They provide some fantastic buffet selections using the freshest ingredients.

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ROSE FARM HOG ROASTS

Rose Farm is a family run business farm to plate.

They provide hog roasts and pulled pork, served in rolls, wraps and 'naked' in a box with delicious accompaniments.

As well as this, they offer a full wedding breakfast.

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ENTERTAINING FOOD, DARTMOUTH

Sensational food fresh from the heart of Devon.
With inspired menus, lovingly prepared dishes backed by a great service, Elaine guarantees hassle-free catering for any size event.

Photography

Photography

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CLAIRE TREGASKIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Claire has nearly 20 years experience as a professional photographer, and specialises in wedding photography.  Her style is natural, relaxed and stylish whilst enjoying building relationships to get those perfect shots.

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HOLLY JENSEN

VIDEOGRAPHER

Holly is originally from the local area and now based in London.

For a one-off fee, she and Jack will film your entire day, preparation, ceremony and reception.  They will provide you with footage of every part of your day so you'll never forget a bit.

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JON PLIMMER PHOTOGRAPHY

Passionate about helping people capture the memories of their day.  Jon provides high end, bespoke and personalised photography packages for your wedding.

Hair & Makeup

Hair and Makeup

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JORDAN TUCKER MAKE-UP, KINGSBRIDGE

Jordan is a fully qualified make-up artist and beautician with many years experience.  She specialises in Bridal Make-up  as well as offering a large range of services. She prides herself on being reliable, flexible and dedicated. 

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FOAK, KINGSBRIDGE
 

Katie has a passion for bridal hair and updos, thus qualifying for a Bridal Specialist Award.

"Our aim is to ensure that every moment of the wedding morning is relaxed, fun, and memorable."

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UPPERCUTZ, KINGSBRIDGE

UpperCutz offer personalised wedding packages designed to meet your individual requirements, from bride only to wedding party and guests.  They offer either an in-salon or an 

out-of-salon package at your chosen venue.

Flowers and Decor

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CATHRYN BURNER
 

Cathryn is a local grower, creating with as many of her own home-grown flowers as possible.  She is passionate about changing the way people buy and use beautiful blooms promoting environmentally friendly practices.

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TWIG OF SALCOMBE
 

Twig's floral designs are inspired by the surrounding countryside, creating bespoke traditional, country, vintage or contemporary arrangements for your event!

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BEAUTIFUL & BOTANICAL

Devonshire Florist working with fresh and predominantly dried flowers.   Creating tailor made bespoke floral designs for all occasions using long-lasting, unique and sustainable dried flowers.

Cakes

Cakes

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LOTTIE'S CUPCAKES, TOTNES

Where ever your imagination takes you, Lottie will create beautiful and delicious butter cream delights to meet your desires on your big day.

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ANNABELLE'S CAKE BOUTIQUE

New up-and-coming local cake maker, Annabelle will meet and discuss your ideas to produce a stunning, individualised centre-piece for your special day.

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BOHO CAKES, HARBERTONFORD

Lisa uses inspiration from her local and one of the world's 'funkiest towns' Totnes, creating vibrant and colourful cakes with fresh local and homemade produce.  With a large selection of flavours you can completely customise your cake to suit you.

Entertainment

Entertainment

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THE TRAVELLING GOOSEBERRIES

Locally based jazz band who are perfect for a chilled afternoon reception.  Groovy, mellow, cool... call it what you will but the members of The Travelling Gooseberries are used to getting toes tapping and captivating audiences. In their safe hands, the improvisations of jazz become exciting and unique, familiar yet fresh.

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RIVIERA DOGS

Riviera Dogs are a five-piece band based in Torbay delivering a polished set of quality music from the decade that taste forgot and will probably lead to gyrating of the trousers and possibly full blown 'dad dancing'.  They promise you an evening you won't forget...... and no Rick Astley!

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BOOTLEGGER'S TURN 

Bootlegger's Turn are a four-piece cover band based in Devon.  They perform up-beat cover versions of modern and classic rock and pop songs that are guaranteed to have you singing and dancing the night away. With their years of experience, they offer something for audiences of all ages, making them an ideal choice for your party.

Accommodation

Accommodation

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CHURCH HOUSE INN, STOKENHAM

Only a few metres from St. Michael & All Angels Church is the Church House Inn, providing bed and breakfast.  Four double rooms here and seven at their sister pub; The Cricket Inn, Beesands, could allow for a good base for the wedding party.  With dinner available, why not make a weekend of it.

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HIGHER BEESON HOUSE
LUXURY B&B, BEESON

Higher Beeson House is a hidden gem in the South Devon coastal countryside. Luxury Bed and Breakfast in an informal, relaxed atmosphere with large, superior, individually designed en-suite bedrooms furnished and decorated to a high standard.

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MATTISCOMBE FARM CAMPING

Looking to give your wedding a festival feel?   We have a nearby campsite only a short walk away with toilets and showers, bring the vans or tents or even hire from suppliers and avoid the concerns of driving home until the next day.

Amenities

Amenities

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THE PARTY POOPERS  TOILET AND SHOWERS

Providing high quality and affordable options for the venue.  They can also provide a shower block if you were to require our onsite camping.

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LUDBROOK CHILLERS, UGBOROUGH

Providing refrigerated trailers to keep all the food and drink cold on that beautiful sunny day.  The trailers run off a generator and all cables are provided.

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SOUTH WEST PHOTO BOOTHS

Looking to add some personal photos as a reminder of your special day? Why not get a photo booth, ranging in sizes and price to suit any budget.

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