Venue in Focus: Burgh Island

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Imagine hiring your very own private island for your next event. Not quite a tropical island, but it is incredibly special. Head to Burgh Island for the ultimate unique event venue. Discover more unique event spaces with Villiers’ venue finding service, get in touch! 

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What is it?
An art deco hotel based on its own private island overlooking Big bury on sea beach! This stunning Devonshire hotel dates back to 1929 and has been restored to its 1930’s glory. A white ocean liner moored on a tidal island looking out over shimmering grey seas and golden beaches.

Where is it?
Located in beautiful South Devon at Bigbury-on-Sea, approximately a four-hour drive outside of London. Though if you are looking to embrace the glamour of the hotel, you can fly into this hotel in just over an hour. Some will arrive by Sea Tractor, the only one in the world, it was designed in 1969 by Robert Jackson in exchange for a case of champagne.

Why we love it?
Partly we love the idea of hosting an event on a private island, and with Burgh Island the experience lives up to the concept. It really is your own exclusive oasis where you can leave the hustle and bustle of London behind.

Burgh Island hotel has embraced the bygone era it was conceived with stylised art deco features, clean lines and the occasion bright colour. Burgh Island hotel takes you back to times of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. To when the first talking film released and the Empire State Building was completed. Such was the glamour of the hotel that Agatha Christie based on her famous Poirot tales here.

How it works for events?
Burgh Island hotel can be exclusively hired with 25 spectacular hotel rooms including a spectacular beach house. The elegant ballroom can be hired for a black-tie evening with a live band available and a delicious three-course menu served. The palm court bar is perfect for a drinks reception or even enjoy a casual drink in the Pilchard Inn which is over 700 years old.

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