Wakes & Celebrations of Life

for the loved and lost

Commemorating the passing of a loved one is always tainted with sadness, we are sorry for your loss.

If this is the first time you are considering visiting us at Woolacombe Bay Hotel, we want to assure you that we are a friendly, professional and caring team. We will do the upmost to help manage your day with care and sensitivity. If you are returning to the hotel as a special place with which you are familiar, we thank you for thinking of us, and are sorry that it is in these circumstances. 

About THE Hotel


Woolacombe Bay Hotel is an independent, family-owned hotel. We have a selection of spaces that are suitable for wakes in North Devon, each is different in size. We can host wakes for 10 - 80 guests. Depending on what you're looking for in terms of privacy and size, we can recommend the best space, whether this is Maxine's Lounge, Doyle's Restaurant, Lundy View, or the Lancaster Suite. We also have landscaped lawns and free parking for your guests.



We have a range of options when it comes to refreshments. We can arrange a wake simply on a room hire basis, with drinks included or charged through the bar. Alternatively, we have various dining options, whether you would like a finger buffet, hot food or a seated dinner. Please let us know what you have in mind, and we will prepare some simple options for you to consider.



Our beautiful, Victorian hotel is located on the dramatic North Devon coast. It is easy to reach - just 30 minutes' drive from Barnstaple and ample parking is available for your guests. We have 58 boutique bedrooms and landscaped lawns, leading to the beach; for guests who are travelling to be with you, we can offer special overnight rates. We work closely with lovely local florist, Jane Fulton, and can arrange for bespoke flower designs to dress your space, should you like to.

We are close to Woolacombe Parish Church, Woolacombe Methodist Church, The Parish Church of Saint Mary Mortehoe, and churches in nearby towns of Croyde and Ilfracombe, as well as the North Devon Crematorium.



We're here to help you plan everything, taking away any stress. Simply tell us the sort of thing you're looking for and we can make all the necessary arrangements. For more information and to get a quote, simply email [email protected] or call us 01271 870388 to speak to a member of our team.

Awarded 4 Silver Stars by The AA