Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

In the dark about where to hold the perfect wedding? How about a cave?

07:30 18 October 2012

Joe Toye and his girlfriend Jessica Turnham enjoying a romantic meal in Ocean Kave

Joe Toye and his girlfriend Jessica Turnham enjoying a romantic meal in Ocean Kave


New cliff-top hideaway offers couples a wedding venue with a difference.

COUPLES in the dark about where to hold the perfect wedding are being invited to tie the knot in a “cave”.

The new venue is more chandelier than stalactite, but the clifftop spot overlooking Westward Ho! certainly offers something out of the ordinary for those looking for a wedding with the wow factor, writes Sarah Howells.

The Ocean Kave, built into the hillside at Duckhaven Stud, features an authentic cave-style interior with wood-burning stove and folding glass doors overlooking the sea.

Completed last month, the venue was the brainchild of Kathy Murdoch, director of family business Westward Living, which recently opened the Latitude 51 development in Westward Ho!

Kathy said: “We are very proud to have created Ocean Kave – the natural cave-style interior has been crafted by local Devon masons and finished to the highest standard to give an authentic yet elegant cave feel.

“The two corner platforms are perfect for a quartet or gorgeous floral arrangements, providing couples with the most flexible space to arrange their perfect ceremony.

“It’s an amazing project and we already have a great number of bookings and enquiries for local couples for both weddings and civil partnerships.”

The venue opened with a spark of romance, as Duckhaven holiday regular Joe Toye used the Kave as a setting to propose to his girlfriend Jessica Turnham. Back from a ten-month tour in Afghanistan, Joe arranged for the Ocean Kave to be kitted out with candles, drinks and a three-course meal before getting down on one knee.

Jessica and Joe are now hoping to get married at the venue in 2014.

For more information on Ocean Kave visit


Other News Stories

The crash at the sub station in Congrams Close, Newport.

VW Polo crashed in Congrams Close this morning (Tuesday)

Read more
An artist's impression of the new leisure building at Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks.

New entertainment complex planned in major redevelopment

Read more
Pig on the Hill's ?? pickes up the best 'Gastro Pub' award from Gabriel David of Luscombe Drinks and Nigel Barden at The Food & Drink Devon Awards 2015. Picture: Steven Haywood

Two North Devon businesses took home awards fromm fifth ceremony celebrating food and drink in Devon.

Read more
Gearing up for the North Devon Christmas Market are organiser Neil Hampson (left) with local youngsters and Liz and Derrick Spear plus Ian Williams and Ian Roome from Over and Above.

Don’t miss the North Devon Christmas Market in Braunton on Friday, December 4.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:52
Lulu is performing at the Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple

Join star at the Queen’s Theatre this March as she belts out the hits from her 50 year career

Read more
Yesterday, 11:52

The 19-year-old woman was walking in Town Walk, Barnstaple, when a man approached her and demanded her bag.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:06
A winning team of Brends (from left) Peter, Richard, managing director John, Peter, Justin, and Matthew collect the award from Fiona Bruce,  Hilditch Tennant from Beacon and Simon Numphud AA Hotel Services.

Brend Hotels won hotel group of the year at national awards ceremony presented by television’s Fiona Bruce.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:57
Professional Development and Creative Industries graduates Claire Robert, Myka Scott, Sarah Turner, Mary Myers and Lou Boulter. Picture: Elliot Anderton

Crowds lined the streets as the graduates paraded through Barnstaple

Read more
Yesterday, 09:56

Fire fighters called out to A39 to help rescue woman in overturned van.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:49
Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon.

MP Geoffrey Cox said changes should be ‘put on hold’ until the Care Closer to Home scheme has proved effective.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Search for a job in Devon

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications