For those getting married in church, or one belonging to the Church of England at any rate, Liskeard offers a rather grand setting for the wedding, given that medieval St Martin’s is the second largest parish church in the county of Cornwall, and a very imposing edifice it is too, the tower rising in four stages to finish in battlements.
The town is set with one side facing dramatic and beautiful Bodmin Moor on whose edge it sits, the other looking southwards to Looe and the South Cornish Coast. A railway branch line link the settlement with Looe, but for visitors from most of the rest of the country it is the mainline that has a station in Liskeard itself that may be of more interest, making life that bit easier for guests arriving from anywhere but the South West.
Liskeard has plenty of history to boast of – it was mentioned in the Domesday Book – and the older buildings like Stuart House which dot its often sloping streets lend the place an atmosphere of antiquity and solidity. That latter quality is a good one to be associated with your union, though your guests (and you?) may well be just as interested in the many restaurants and pubs here that engender more frivolity than solidity – and frivolity is no bad quality for a wedding party either.