If you’re looking for a special place to tie the knot and celebrate the most special day of your life, Cornwall has so many incredible options. Its unrivalled coastline and beautiful countryside mark it out as a truly wonderful place to exchange vows, with a variety of venues offering a unique experience.
Whatever vibe you’re going for on your big day, be it a traditional country manor house wedding or relaxed nuptials on the beach, you’ll find it in Cornwall. With that in mind, here’s our recommendations for ten of the best wedding venues in Cornwall.
Launcells Barton, Bude
From the moment you arrive at this tranquil country venue, you’ll be made to feel right at home. The historic country manor house offers luxury accommodation, while the venue offers a stunning choice of places to exchange vows, including the converted 19th century stone built Mill Barn, walled garden or St Swithin’s Parish Church, just outside the grounds of the property.
Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives
Fancy a beach wedding rather than a country one? On the doorstep of the Carbis Bay Hotel is its very own Blue Flag golden sanded beach, ideal for a Mediterranean style outdoor wedding in their incredible Wedding Hut, or the Ocean Venue looking out over the blue waters of the Atlantic.
Lower Barns, St Austell
Planning on a small wedding or elopement? Lower Barns is a secluded venue designed around small and intimate weddings, a luxury boutique retreat with highly unique style and all about romance. It’s a bolthole for newlyweds to share precious times together nestled in south Cornish countryside. With three spots to have your ceremony, the team at Lower Barns offer a number of wedding packages and are happy to help you being your own bespoke ideas to life.
Ta Mill, Launceston
Set in 45 acres of rolling countryside, much like Lower Barms, Ta Mill is great for a private, hideaway wedding. Unlike Lower Barns, you can have a larger wedding here with 100 guests in the beautifully decorated ceremony room overlooking the pretty courtyard or choose an outdoor venue in the luscious green gardens with views far reaching for a larger party.
Pentillie Castle, Saltash
This grade II* country house stands on the banks of the River Tamar and offers romantic views out over the river both from the main house and the stunning Victorian Bathing Hut, which is placed right by the river. There’s no prescribed formula to weddings at Pentillie; couples have arrived by helicopter or boat, guests can play croquet or Jenga on the lawns and dined on food by a Michelin star chef or wood-fired pizzas. This great venue allows you the flexibility and freedom to plan the wedding you have always dreamed of.
Tredudwell Manor, Fowey
Set in its own peaceful garden and woodlands, this exquisite country manor house is in the ideal place to get breath-taking views stretching out ti the heritage coastline and sea beyond. Entirely renovated from 2011 to 2013, the house now offers a charming blend of historic atmosphere, elegant accommodation and modern luxuries.
Alverton Hotel, Truro
Surrounded by mature gardens, this unique and beautiful 50 bedroom hotel — which used to be a convent — has stood on its hillside setting since 1830 within Cornwall’s capital city. It’s won numerous awards for its weddings, including Best City Venue in the UK Wedding Awards in 2016. The food is exceptional and offers a rare blend of country wedding vibes inside a city.
Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel
The main house and grounds at Boconnoc offer its very own quaint church and spectacular private parkland, with numerous backdrops for magical wedding photos. The flexibility of the property means you can also have a unique and bespoke reception, be it in the gardens for outdoor drinks and Bedouin tents, the Georgian Bathhouse for a candlelit dinner or inside the house itself, with its dazzling dance floor and cosy fire.
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
Saying ‘I Do’ in the atmospheric surroudings of Pendennis’s circular Keep will certainly be a wedding day to remember! The event spaces on offer are truly special too; the Lower Gun Room inside the keep is especially evocative, while the Melvill Room inside the newly refurbished Royal Artillery Barracks is flooded with natural light, with panoramic views out to see.
Watergate Bay Hotel, Newquay
This hotel is ideal for a contemporary coastal wedding, with the hotel set so close to the sea that you can watch the surfers from the pool. You’ll get horizon-facing views, photos on the beach, cocktails on a gorgeous deck and dancing into the night at the hotel’s continental-style bar.
That’s our list of the best places in Cornwall to get hitched! What do you think? Did we miss the special place you got married, or inspired you to look into these venues? Let us know in the comments below!