Planning Your Wedding

Here is just a suggestion of how your special day could be planned. Of course, you may choose just part of the package below:

  • 2.30pm leave the Royal Castle Hotel and head on over to the ferry to start the wedding day
  • 3.15pm Depart from Kingswear to Churston aboard the 'Devon Belle' Observation Carriage.
  • 3.30pm Wedding Ceremony at Churston Booking Hall.
  • 4.00pm Celebration drink on Churston platform
  • 4.30pm Depart Churston for Kingswear aboard the 'Devon Belle' once again and enjoy the spectacular scenery as you approach the Dart Valley and into Kingswear.
  • 5.00pm Arrive in Kingswear. Embark the 'Dart Explorer' to commence cruise and Wedding Celebrations.
  • 5.05pm Sparkling Reception on our top deck.
  • 5.30pm "Wedding Breakfast" to be served.
  • 7.00pm "Cutting of cake" and speeches.
  • 7.30pm Dancing to a band or our resident DJ.
  • 8.00pm Disembark at Kingswear or Dartmouth. (add another hour of dancing for an additional fee)

A day such as the above for 50 guests would currently cost £5620 in 2016 and £5950 for 2017, and includes:

  • Room hire fee for the Ceremony.
  • A spectacular steam train journey from and to Kingswear in our 'Devon Belle' Observation Carriage with a celebration drink on Churston platform following the Wedding Ceremony.
  • Dinner and dancing with our resident DJ aboard our flagship "The Dart Explorer".
  • Wine with dinner and sparkling for toast.
  • Wedding Co-ordinator for the day.


Once you have selected a date and time for your wedding, you should then contact the Superintendent Registrar at Oldway Mansion, Paignton, TQ3 2TU to make arrangements to formally "Give Notice" and to receive confirmation of their availability for the date and time you have selected.

The fee for the ceremony is paid directly to the Superintendent Registrar.

If you live outside of the Torbay area you will need to make an appointment with the Superintendent Registrar in the district in which you live.

A Choice of Venues

Two Unique Locations

Enjoy the delights of our glorious South Devon scenery surrounding the coasts on the English Riviera. Down into the wooded hills and towards the Dart Valley, and the pretty little village of Kingswear and lovely Dartmouth.

The choice is yours