Tying the knot with the most special person in your life is simply magical. I cried through most of my vows almost 10 years ago, it was an overwhelming feeling of joy and deep emotion for my husband. Thankfully I still feel that joy and an even deeper emotion. If you are planning on getting married in Cornwall, firstly, how exciting! Next, allow us to drop some hints and tips on some extraordinarily beautiful places to get married in Cornwall and some very talented and creative people like photographers and florists who will help make it a day to remember.
Places to get married in Cornwall
Unique wedding venues in Cornwall are plentiful so narrowing them down was quite the challenge. Here are our 5 shortlisted places which offer a wow factor guaranteed and are hopelessly romantic. Getting married in Cornwall promises breathtaking views, incredible food and beachside venues. This means you don’t have to fly thousands of miles from home for an unforgettable experience!
Choose Lusty Glaze for THE most romantic beachside ceremony. This private beach wedding venue is in Newquay, Cornwall. It is a secluded cove on the north coast of Cornwall which makes it a magical setting for your special day. Decide between an intimate affair or an over-the-top grandioso ceremony. Whatever your preference, Lusty Glaze can also cater for all seasons so no need to bookmark just the summer months.
The bride, groom and guests enjoy exclusive use of the private beach which is licensed for civil ceremonies. So, the most important two words of the day can be declared on the beach or indoors with captivating sea views. If you opt for an autumnal ceremony, a cosy ambience is created with flickering fireplaces and the glow of string lights and storm lanterns. It’s your choice; a chilled-out beach-vibe ceremony or a more elegant bash. Whatever you choose, this venue will make your dreams come true.
Give the team at Lusty Glaze a call on 01637 872444 (ext. 206). Their energy and enthusiasm to make your wedding day in Cornwall extraordinary is boundless!
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Chypraze Wedding Barn is a rustic and coastal wedding venue combined. It sits above the sea cliffs of Morvah in West Cornwall. It was originally a milking barn but has been lovingly restored into a romantic setting for ceremonies.
Now, imagine a scene straight from Poldark. Rolling fields that lead down a well worn track to a beach with the breathtaking blue ocean stretching for miles. Getting married at this unique Cornish barn will promise romance and a true sense of being at one with coastal nature. Chypraze Barn can host anything from intimate elopements to evening receptions for up to 180 guests. Their main indoor option is the Bar, which can comfortably host 80-person ceremonies. Your bridal party will be surrounded by original stone walls and lots of windows providing plenty of natural Cornish light. String lights decorate the vaulted ceiling and exposed wooden beams for a soft, romantic vibe. If you prefer a more intimate affair, The Snug with a cosy log burner is the setting for elopements and smaller weddings of 10.
If you prefer to make your promises under the sun, take the wedding path down to the private beach of Portheras Cove or the pastoral Beach Field. As a Plan B outdoor option, a boho-chic marquee tent can also be set up and decorated in the style you prefer. Parking is available onsite with wheelchair accessibility so no loved one will be left out on your special day.
To discuss your dreams of getting married in Cornwall at Chypraze then give either Fiona or Alisha a call, their contact details can be found on their website.
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We couldn’t leave Treseren out of our top 5 places to get married in Cornwall. Why? It’s simply speaks romance, intimacy, serenity with a pinch of fun and games! Another reason why we love it? It caters exclusively for the smaller wedding parties where your very nearest and dearest get to see you and your loved one exchange vows. They even want your dog to play a leading role of ring bearer if you want.
If you need another reason to get married here, Treseren translates from Cornish as ‘homestead under the stars’. I mean, divine! The house is nestled amongst the rolling hills of Trerice, Cornwall and is quite literally a secret well-kept. If you and your partner want an intimate celebration with style and finesse, choose here. This boutique venue will give you a stunning setting just five miles from beautiful beaches of north Cornwall.
This magical place under the stars can be exclusive to you and up to 22 guests. Better still, the house also includes bed and breakfast accommodation for 12 people. Arrive to homemade cake, tea, and coffee and start your weekend of celebrations with a first-night feast hosted by the Treseren team. The chefs are passionate about food and will deliver a laid-back supper with tasty, colourful salads in the summer and soul-enriching warm meals in the autumn and winter. On your wedding day, start the magic with a delicious breakfast (with some bubbles!) before a relaxing morning of preparations whilst the wedding crew get everything ready for you both.
Click here to request copy of their wedding brochure, be prepared to fall deeply in love!
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To start with, St Ives is a fabulous destination to get married in Cornwall. It has amazing beaches, incredible places to eat and drink, watersports and great shopping!
The most sweet and historic chapel, called Barnoon Chapel, has an extraordinary vista of Porthmeor beach and the sea beyond. You and your guests will fall in love with its stone archway doors, quaint wooden pews, and the altar that dates back to 1857. The simple and natural charm of the chapel creates a perfect ambience for you and your loved one to exchange vows while your guests gaze on adoringly (at you both and the view!).
St Ives Chapel has the capacity to seat up to 50 guests, making this a boutique wedding venue perfect for smaller, more intimate ceremonies. Many couples who marry in the chapel come back decades later to renew their vows and simply enjoy each anniversary in St Ives.
Get in touch with St Ives Chapel Weddings to find out how they craft traditional elements to your ceremony yet allow you freedom to introduce what is important and special to you!
We have many beautiful holiday cottages in St Ives, some within very easy walking distance of St Ives Chapel. As a result, if you need to look at accommodation for you and your guests, give us a call on 01736 806100 and we will do the legwork for you.
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Nancarrow Farm is a rural wedding venue located near Truro. What you find there is elegance blended perfectly with rustic charm and contemporary chic. Your special day would be set against a backdrop of open grassy spaces, fruit orchards, and rambling roses. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it! What can the team at Nancarrow Farm do for you? It’s a simple answer and one they are passionate about. Your day will be delivered thoughtfully and with an innovative and creative flair.
It doesn’t matter if you want a small, intimate ceremony or bucket loads of grandeur, Nancarrow Farm is the perfect place to tie the knot. There are five beautifully restored barns where couples can have their ceremony and reception. The nuptials can take place in the hay barn, beneath exposed beams and a romantic rustic interior or (when the weather permits) outside, where nature and the charming courtyard offer the perfect backdrop for ceremonies and wedding photos. Afterwards, the newlyweds can continue into the evening celebrations in the Old Mill Barn. A chic and distinctive space that can seat up to 130 guests and boasts a rustic-bougie vibe in a warm, inviting ambience.
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Wedding photographers in Cornwall
When you get married, you want that special moment captured, forever! Photos from the best and most special day of your life to be cherished and looked at regularly. Therefore, here are 8 photographers based in Cornwall we thought you may like to consider when planning your big day:
- Stewart Girvan – Honest, unposed, authentic
- I do – Film and Photos
- Weddings by Tom
- Oliver Harris Photography
- Noah Werth – Film and Photography
- Isabella Banks Photography
- Mollie McAusland Photography
- Katie Goff Photography
Wedding florists in Cornwall
Flowers have played a significant role for the bride since the ancient Romans started to carry and wear floral garlands to their nuptials. The flowers symbolised fertility, fidelity, and new beginnings. Furthermore, as far as we are concerned, pretty flowers on your wedding day signify joy and celebration! Let’s find you some amazing Cornish florists who will pick and present the most beautiful flowers for your extra special day.
Here are our top 6 local Cornish florists, happy shopping! Simply click on their names and head straight to their website.
- Wedding Flowers In Cornwall
- Blew Flowers
- Cornwall Floral Design
- Green Rabbit Flowers
- Zennor Wild
- West Cornwall Flowers
Bride hair stylists and make-up artists
Every bride, bridesmaid and mother of the bride wants to look their very best on wedding days! Who doesn’t love being pampered for a few hours having make-up, nails and hair done professionally? Add to that sheer excitement of speaking your vows, a room brimming full of life and love (and most likely some bubbles), the day is already set to be a great one. Below is a selection of Cornwall-based beauticians and hair stylists who are worth contacting to book them in for your upcoming big day. Simply click on the name below and head to their website for more information and booking details.
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Wedding cars in Cornwall
Everyone loves to arrive somewhere in style, don’t they? Whether it’s by horse and carriage, in a V Dub, a classic Rolls Royce or even a Land Rover Defender, wedding days are meant to be the time of your life when you go all out and do something you’ve dreamt of! Add the magic to getting married in Cornwall by sprinkling some fairy dust on your means of transport. You may need to travel a few miles from your hotel or holiday cottage in Cornwall to the wedding venue, so why not splash out on some magical moments and enjoy the entire journey to the alter. Select one of the below and head to their website or Facebook page to find out their availability and fees. Happy wedding planning!
- Cornwall VW Wedding Hire
- Little White Taxi
- Roaring 30s
- Travel Cornwall
- Cool 4 Campers
- Honey Bugs
- Duchy Cars
- Cornish Country Carriages
- Ansome Carriages Cornwall
Honeymoon in St Ives
Now, we may be biased but St Ives is an award winning destination for a reason! It has 5 incredible beaches. When we say incredible, it’s because the sand is fine and golden and the sea is turquoise blue. On top of that, Porthmeor Beach is a Blue Flag beach. Beach cafes and restaurants serve warm and cold drinks all year round and there is a fabulous choice of watersports to get involved with. There are restaurants serving locally grown, reared and caught food. There are quiet and intimate wine bars or cocktails can be enjoyed with the sea views (how romantic is that!). Traditional Cornish pubs give each new face a warm welcome and a sense of belonging in St Ives plus the sheer choice of art galleries within a mile radius is mind-blowing!
You could hire an e-Bike and explore further along the coast line or walk along the south west coast path taking in the scenery that will remain in your hearts forever. Jump in the car and visit iconic places like the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Michael’s Mount or many of the stunning sub-tropical gardens. The thing about getting married in Cornwall and then honeymooning in St Ives is that each anniversary you get to explore new places in Cornwall or re-visit the ones you loved most the week you got married…