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Celebrate A Special Occasion in North Devon

If you’re looking to organise a party or special occasion in North Devon (and especially Ilfracombe), then check out what The Carlton has to offer. Our grand Victorian building is a well proportioned space with multiple event room options – from the small and intimate to a grand space with capacity for 150 people.

The Perfect Choice For

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Celebration of Life events

See our individual occasion pages for more information. Aside from the range of event spaces that The Carlton offers, we can provide all the essentials to ensure your party is a great success. On the food side of the occasion, we have all bases covered with packages that can cater for requirements from simple finger food to full menus which take advantage of the Carlton’s reputation for quality menus featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Our well stocked bar, located in our Brasserie restaurant, is waiting to serve your guests, and if you’re expecting a busy one, we can even provide an extra pop up bar to ensure the drinks flow freely!  There are options to pre-pay for drinks or operate a cash only bar.

Let us know what you want from a special occasion event and The Carlton will do the rest! We are very well experienced in making sure an event runs smoothly and hassle free.    

A Range of Event Spaces For Hire

The Carlton has a number of event spaces suitable for celebrations.

  • Burlesque Room – lower ground floor. Step free access. Wifi. TV presenter. Layout suitable for theatre, cabaret or boardroom. Natural light, fully lined blackout curtains. Ample sockets.
  • Stage – ground floor. Can be booked as part of our ground floor suite. Wifi. Natural light. Blackout to ceiling curtains. Ample electrical sockets.
  • Club bar & Brasserie – ground floor. Can be booked as part of our ground floor suite. Wifi. Fixed and mobile TV presenters.
  • Library – ground floor

Food & Drink

Private dining – from 6 to 95 guests, our modern contemporary event rooms can accommodate dining parties of all sizes. Suitable for private hire birthday, anniversary, weddings and end of life celebrations, they provide a fantastic backdrop for formal events such as award nights and dinner dances. With ample space for upto 150 attendees, and  a choice of food and drink. And all in newly refurbished rooms, with step free access from the street.

Our Party Service Includes:

We always get excited at helping plan for the occasion. Typically, our party service includes

  • Flexible use of our different event rooms
  • Offering a variety of menus, formal sit down to informal finger food
  • Party planning, highlighting best value / numbers to cater for
  • Providing a full cash bar service if required
  • Accommodating various dietary requirements (advance notice required)
  • Decoration and set up on the day, and sometimes prior
  • Discounts for friends or family requiring accommodation

Additional Services

  • Table planning
  • Menu design & printing
  • Theme design and dressing
  • Flowers / table settings
  • Chair covers
  • Entertainment

We Guarantee To

  • Personally supervise your event.
  • Deliver a professional event with great food & service.
  • Take the hassle away in planning and on the day. We want you to remember this day with fondness.

Complementary Events Planner

If you’re thinking of any special occasion please contact us. Our free, in house, planning service will be happy to advise and recommend ideas to make your event complete. Whether it’s choosing the right menu, room set up, layouts, additional service, staffing levels or service times we can help. We love to meet with you in person to fully understand your precise requirements, but we recognise this isn’t always possible. Let us plan your perfect event, call Eliot on 01271 862446 or email eliot@ilfracombecarlton.co.uk to discuss your needs beforehand.

Birthday Party

Find out more about our range of catering and entertainment.

Download our event room floor plans

Celebrate A Loved One

From afternoon tea, buffets and lunches we can help you celebrate a loved one

Dinner Dance

Our event rooms can host your perfect dinner dance event

Club & Society Dinners

Formal meals and informal buffets ensure the right catering for your membership.

Events Brochure

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“We honestly had such a great time, everything was perfect and we couldn’t thank you enough for everything you guys did! That bill sounds good to us. Everyone complimented on the food as well, said it was the best meal they have had!”

Becky, Event Host & Guest

Make it an event to REMEMBER

Whether you are getting married, celebrating a birthday or attending a celebration of life. We have facilities for all sorts of events and occasions to make us one of the best private event venues in Ilfracombe, North Devon. Our team are happy to help with any questions you may have. Give us a call us on 01271 862446 or events@ilfracombecarlton.co.uk to book a show around.

 

Weddings

In today’s current pandemic emergency it’s still possible to get married and at The Carlton, we are here to help you achieve a great day.

Following extensive investment and refurbishment, we are proud to offer you some amazing value packages, starting at £35 per person. These are available all year round and with a variety of catering options for your special day, why not come along for a tour of the hotel?

Find out more about our Intimate Wedding Package deal with pricing from £35 per person.

Your Perfect Wedding Day

The business owners are active in the business day in, day out, and will personally supervise your wedding, from enquiry, through to planning stage, and delivery. You can be confident of a professional hospitality team working hard to ensure you and your guests are wowed!

Choose from a variety of rooms and spaces, each of which can be configured especially for your wedding. Perhaps you would like the ground floor lounge area which includes a full bar set up and ball room where you can dance the night away? The more intimate library where you can chat and enjoy good company? Or, the well-equipped Burlesque room?

All spaces are tastefully and stylishly furnished with contemporary furniture, controllable lighting, sound PA and ample electrical sockets. Find out more

Birthdays

The Carlton is fast becoming North Devon’s choice for birthdays and celebrations.

Following extensive investment and refurbishment we are proud to offer your some amazing value packages. These are available all year round and with a variety of catering options for your special day, why not come along for a tour of the hotel?

Our birthday packages can include

There are so many ways to celebrate a perfect birthday at The Carlton. And with our modern facilities, owner supervision together with our great team we certainly provide a wonderful service. This means you can confidently take your pick from:

  • Dinner with free wine in our Club (1)
  • Private dining in our brasserie – pre selected menu
  • Exclusive dining in Stage or Burlesque
  • Grand party in our event room
  • Dry hire the whole building

Then you can start to think about the style of catering you want for your perfect party. Find out more

End Of Life

The Carlton is fast becoming North Devon’s choice for funerals and life celebrations.

Celebration of life, of a loved one, family relative or friend is naturally a difficult occasion. At The Carlton we have over time hosted a number of events marking the passing of loved ones. Our sympathetic approach, planning and service being welcomed by the organisers of each. The hotel has private rooms, which can be exclusively used by your party; you will have the dignity of well-appointed facilities to welcome friends and family after the formal funeral. Further, our event spaces can be booked at any time of the year, any time of the week or day.

The timeline to planning the funeral can vary greatly and often depends on the authorities. We are nimble though and can cater at really short notice should the need arise.

Frequently this is usually an afternoon, during the week, following on from the funeral service.

To help make the occasion as stress free as possible we will:

  • Offer flexible use of our different event rooms
  • Accept variations in catering up to 48 hours out
  • Offer a variety of menus with or without drinks
  • Discuss with you best value / numbers to fully cater for
  • Operate a full cash bar service if required
  • Accommodate various dietary requirements, simply let us know ahead
  • Friends or family requiring accommodation will receive a discount on our tariff

Find out more

Dinner Dances

The Carlton is fast becoming North Devon’s choice for dinner dances.

Following extensive investment and refurbishment we are proud to offer your some amazing value packages. These are available all year round and with a variety of catering options for your special day, why not come along for a tour of the hotel?

Our formal dining packages can include

Formal dining is part of our bread and butter. Our reputation for serving great food and fair pricing has grown in the past four years. With capacity for up to 150 guests our modernised and updated facilities ensure that your event will be a success. Locally based means you also avoid transport and overnight accommodation costs.

For businesses, clubs, social organisations, charities and large family events our complete event planning service is available. We will carefully listen to your requirements and advise on the best use of our event spaces to match your needs. Food and drink is clearly a major factor in the success of your event, and your hosts pay special attention to these elements. Find out more

Clubs & Societies

The Carlton is fast becoming North Devon’s choice for business, club and society dinners and celebrations.

Following extensive investment and refurbishment we are proud to offer your some amazing value packages. These are available all year round and with a variety of catering options for your special day, why not come along for a tour of the hotel?

We love a celebration. It’s the opportunity to formally welcome new family members and introduce the youngest to the eldest and close friends and family. Our informal event spaces ensure that you can relax and enjoy the festivities in great company.

Our dinner packages can include

  • Flexible use of our different event rooms
  • Offer a variety of menus, formal sit down to informal finger food
  • Discuss with you best value / numbers to fully cater for
  • Operate a full cash bar service if required
  • Accommodate various dietary requirements, simply let us know ahead
  • Guests requiring accommodation will receive a discount on our tariff

You can even book our private dining spaces for exclusive use on certain days, free of charge. Find out more

The Brasserie

All day catering included, freshly ground coffee and a superb selection of hot of cold buffet or dining menu options.

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