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Secret Seaview Venue Review

I’ve found a gem of a venue and because I’m not selfish I’m going to share it will you all.

Secret Seaview is a converted chapel in Robin Hood’s Bay, right on the cliff edge with fantastic seaviews.   It’s tucked away at the end of a row of charming little holiday cottages.  (hence it’s name!)   

Although Secret Seaview started life as a chapel, it’s now fully licenced for civil ceremonies.

Sarah Scott and her family have recently taken it over.  They’ve already made tons of improvements to it.  Downstairs there is a stylish, licenced café bar and gift shop with a pretty terrace where you can sit outside and make the most of the views.


The ‘Feeling’

The first time I walked up the stairs and into the chapel my jaw literally dropped.

As I stepped further into the room the incredible feeling of history and warmth wrapped itself round me.

I’m struggling to describe this feeling very well but hopefully you know what I mean!  Some rooms just feel so right and this is one of them.

I loved it from that 1st instant and I’m over the moon to have the opportunity to work with Sarah in such a charming venue.


Secret Seaview Chapel


The Details of the Chapel

The seating is theatre style ensuring all guests get a great view.

It has been tastefully decorated which has certainly retained the charm of the room.  It’s been done in a tasteful colour palette that provides a neutral backdrop for any wedding design.  It also has great natural lighting from the big windows.

Brides can make a grand entrance from the top of the chapel, coming down the stairs through their guests to meet their waiting groom.

The chapel can seat 160 people but wedding packages are limited at 100 to make the most of the space.  This also ensures there is sufficient space for guest to enjoy drinks and photos afterwards in the garden overlooking the sea.


Some History

The chapel was built in the 18th century and has certainly stood the test of time.

When it was first built, the chapel was separated from the cliff top by a row of cottages, a road and a grass bank.  However, in 1780 there was a major cliff fall, bringing the cliff edge within feet of the building.

This obviously gives the building it’s stunning seaview.  Thankfully no more cliff falls!  You can’t get much closer to the sea without being on the beach.


View from Secret Seaview terrace


Wedding Packages

Sarah offers different packages to cater for different needs.

These range from the hire of the chapel and garden for the ceremony and drinks right through to exclusive hire of the full venue for the whole day and evening.

You can see more details of the options here.

And obviously if you want something completely bespoke I can help you create that, working with you and Sarah to work out all the details of your perfect day.  You can get in touch with me if you’d like to know more about this option.

You can dress the venue how you choose and the neutral décor will work with any wedding theme.

All weddings get exclusive use of the pretty, enclosed garden and some packages also include the terrace as well giving you plenty of outside space for your drinks reception.


The area

Robin Hood’s Bay is situated on the North Yorkshire coast just below Whitby.  It’s steeped in history with individual buildings and shops.  It has lots of options for accommodation if you wanted to make a weekend of it.  Be warned – it’s a steep hill and you can only park at the top – but this is part of it’s character.

This is one of those places that you have to see to fully appreciate.  We’ll be holding a show case weekend here in March so keep an eye out for more details on that.  It’ll give you the chance to have a good look at the venue and to see it while it’s dressed for a wedding.

I hope this has whet your appetite to find out more.Secret Seaview Logo

I’m excited about working here and hope to work with some of you on the finer details of your Fabulous Day.  You can find more info here about my planning services.



Louise Wearmouth, Founder of Your Fabulous Wedding