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10 Best Wedding Venues in Cornwall

Author: Sue White

Choose England’s most southerly county for your wedding day to benefit from incredible wedding venues, beautiful backdrops and some of the most idyllic beaches in the country.

Thinking about getting married in Cornwall? Then you’re in for a treat, because this county in the far south west of the UK has a lot going for it. As well as being well known for its stunning stretches of sandy beaches and rugged coastline with breathtaking cliffs, Cornwall has miles of gorgeous rolling countryside, pretty fishing villages and vibrant towns. It’s all about outstanding natural beauty here, so your wedding photos are sure to look out of this world.

Cornwall is also full of wonderful wedding venues, with something to suit every style and budget, from unique wedding venues such as tipis, converted farms and old forts, to more traditional venues like castles and country houses. Cornwall also has a vibrant food scene, with lots of lovely local produce readily available, so you may want to choose one of the many amazing restaurants and pubs for your big day. To help you start your wedding planning journey, we’ve rounded up some of the very best wedding venues in Cornwall, so you can be sure that wherever you decide to say “I do” in this magical part of the country, it’ll be the most memorable and amazing day of your lives.

1. Tredudwell Manor

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Tredudwell Manor is a beautiful 18th century manor house situated in Looe, surrounded by peaceful gardens and woodlands, and breath-taking views stretching out to Cornwall’s Heritage coastline.

The Tredudwell Manor Estate has been in the same family for more than 350 years and is located in a magnificent location for your dream wedding. They are completely flexible to each couples wishes and want to make each wedding bespoke and stress free.

2. St. Mellion Estate

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Looking for a versatile wedding venue in the beautiful Cornish countryside? St Mellion Estate has 450 acres of glorious grounds that you can use on your wedding day with sweeping lawns, woodland, a pretty river and even two world-famous golf courses. The estate has everything on site to make planning your wedding a breeze. Not only is it just 15 minutes from Plymouth, making travel nice and simple for your guests, but there are 80 contemporary rooms for everyone to stay over as part of a wedding weekend and make the most of the facilities, including an indoor leisure complex with a smart spa.

When it comes to the day itself you’ll have the choice of function rooms that can cater for guest lists big and small (from 10 – 300), and you can work with the experienced team and dedicated wedding planner to create a day that is completely unique. The hotel is known for its fine food too, so you can be sure your wedding breakfast will be a truly memorable feast.

3. Cornish Tipi Weddings

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When you’re in such a beautiful part of the world you’ll want to make the most of it, and that’s exactly what Cornish Tipi Weddings allows you to do – enjoy the great outdoors in all its glory, while still having some elegant inside space should the weather not play ball. This unique wedding venue consists of a wood, willow and canvas ceremony Pavilion located by a pretty brook and canopy of oak and ash trees, as well as a beautiful reception marquee for up to 250 guests. The versatile space allows you to create a wedding that is completely yours whether you fancy a festival style wedding, a rustic celebration or a laid back boho vibe.

There’s even a honeymoon tipi on site for you to spend your first night as a married couple as well as tipis and camping space for guests. Imagine waking up on your first day as a married couple and enjoying a post-wedding dip in the lake before joining your guests for an al fresco breakfast!

4. The Green Cornwall

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Don’t just settle for a standard wedding venue on your special day, when you can have an entire wedding village! The Green is a glorious exclusive use venue in an idyllic river valley with 20-acres of private land that includes an orchard, wild meadows, enchanting woods and a tranquil lake to make your own.

If you like choices, you’ll love it at The Green Cornwall. There are three different places to pick for your ceremony – the outdoors Oak Arbour overlooking the lush valley, the Lake Arbour set by the water and surrounded by trees, the characterful wedding barn with its original beams or the Really Rustic Barn that you can decorate to your heart’s content.

5. China Fleet Country Club

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This award-winning wedding venue on the Cornwall and Devon border has everything you could desire – fabulous spaces for your wedding celebrations, beautiful gardens, overnight accommodation and even a gym, indoor pool and Aqua Spa, so you can turn your big day into a relaxing break too.

With a wedding team at the venue ready to help you create the day of your dreams, the planning process will be a delight. So you can sit back and relax and focus on the most enjoyable things like your wedding dress and honeymoon, knowing that everything from the civil ceremony to the delicious wedding meal will be absolutely perfect.

6. Pentillie Castle

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When you picture your dream wedding venue in Cornwall we imagine it might look something like Pentillie Castle, a stunning late 17th-century country house with incredible gardens on the banks of the River Tamar. Worried a castle might be a bit grand and not feel cosy enough for you though? Pentillie manages to seamlessly combine both grandeur and historic wow factor with a warm, intimate and homely feel that means it can work for both small guest lists of up to 22 as well as larger celebrations of up to 250.

The castle is exclusive use with 22 individually designed bedrooms, so you can settle in and make the castle feel truly yours for the duration of your wedding celebrations. On the big day itself there are a number of indoor and outdoor locations to choose from for your ceremony including the gorgeous reception rooms, the romantic wisteria-clad Pavilion, the charming Victorian Bathing Hut or one of the picturesque garden settings. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to feel like royalty at this stately venue in Cornwall.

7. Trevenna

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Trevenna is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Cornwall. This romantic barn venue really shows off the best of the Cornish countryside with its 142 acres of picturesque grounds and stunning buildings that can be booked for 1, 2 or 3 day exclusive use celebrations. You can choose to get married in the romantic Threshing Barn or the pretty Arbour with the divine rural backdrop. Or, for a religious ceremony, there’s a lovely little church just a mile away. The Garden Venue is an idyllic light-filled space for a memorable party and once the celebrations are over there’s accommodation for up to 40 guests too.

Choosing Trevenna means embracing a real Cornish way of life, from the chance to slow down and appreciate the beauty around you, to dining on the fresh local produce lovingly cooked in the on-site kitchen. The venue has introduced several steps to ensure its eco credentials too, so you can be sure your wedding isn’t having a negative impact on the incredible countryside.

8. Nancarrow Farm

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For fun down on the farm you can’t beat this lovely spot on your wedding day. One of the most glorious rustic wedding venues in Cornwall, Nancarrow Farm is a working family farm nestled in a south-facing valley a few miles from Truro, St. Agnes and the beaches of the north Cornish coast.

Five barns have been lovingly converted to provide the perfect space for weddings, including a pretty entrance barn to welcome guests, a restored hay barn for ceremonies and a green-oak framed event barn that seats up to 130 people for a wedding breakfast. You can spoil your guests with the delicious seasonal produce of offer, some straight from the farm itself, plus there’s also luxurious accommodation for up to 22 guests including a rather special dressing room for pre-ceremony preparations.

9. St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

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If you’re looking for a coastal wedding venue in Cornwall you’ll want to add St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa to your shortlist. The hotel was recently awarded ‘Best Wedding Venue in Cornwall’ thanks to its brilliant mix of a unique location, standing proud above Porthminster Beach with its swaying palm trees and soft white sands, and smart light-filled spaces inside for your celebrations.

Your wedding photos will be stunning if you choose this venue, with the chance to say your vows with St Ives Bay and the turquoise sea beyond as your backdrop. In the hotel itself you’ll find lovely spaces that make the most of the sea views. Plus, when you and your guests aren’t celebrating there’s a plush new spa to relax in.

10. Boconnoc Estate

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For a country house wedding on the south coast it doesn’t get much more heavenly than Boconnoc Estate in Lostwithiel. The estate looks like it’s straight out of the pages of a Jane Austen novel and is the perfect setting for real romantics. This timelessly Cornish venue is in wonderfully secluded spot and has a fascinating history with many famous names passing through it grand halls.

Add to the history with your love story by holding a civil ceremony or humanist ceremony in the house itself, The Stable Yard, Dorothy Garden or Bath House. If it’s a religious ceremony you seek there’s even a lovely 800-year-old church on site, while the house makes an elegant spot for wedding receptions. Love the idea of a stately home wedding but want gorgeous couples pictures by the sea? This wedding venue is only half an hour from the wild Cornish coast for a quick photoshoot!


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