We got married in the morning of the13th of June and left our guests behind to travel to Burgh Island. We wanted our first moments as husband and wife to be spent away from the usual trappings of your typical wedding day.
As soon as you see the island it takes your breath away, we were blessed with the hottest day of the year so far.
The ride to the island on the sea tractor, still in my wedding dress will be a memory I shall always treasure.
on arrival the staff were attentive and welcoming. Throughout our stay the staff were nothing but polite and helpful.
We stayed in the Jessie Matthews room, not my first choice but all rooms were booked. It was still a lovely room and the views from the balcony made up for me not being able to try out the artist studios bath tub!!
Dressing for dinner was a marvellous experience entered into by all of the guests, you have canapés and drinks before dinner in the bar which is a marvellous idea and gives you an opportunity to mingle with other guests. It felt like a very sociable affair and it's really part of the whole experience. The food was wonderful and the singer on our Saturday night stay was fabulous. All couples danced and had a wonderful time.
But what made my stay and what I will always remember about beautiful Burgh is Gary the bar man. An eccentric strange and wonderful man who's cocktails are lethal and whose conversation is enthralling. A true professional who's bar is his stage.
I loved Burgh, it's an experience and if you throw yourself into that you will get the most out of it. I can't wait to go back for our first anniversary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Authentic Art Deco hotel on its own private tidal island. Frequented by Agatha Christie, Noel Coward, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, amongst others. Join our famous guest list for lounging on our sunny terraces, a snug pint in front of the fire in The Pilchard - our 14th century inn - cocktails at sunset and black tie dining every night. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Burgh Hotel Island
- Burgh Island Hotel Devon