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Wedding venues in Cornwall

Planning your big day

Beach weddings in Cornwall

Wedding venues in Cornwall

Planning a Cornish Wedding?

Why not read our guide to finding the perfect venue for the wedding that’s just perfect for you? There are many fabulous wedding venues in Cornwall – all with truly fabulous views of this amazing region of ours, the choice can be bewildering. We know a thing or two about throwing a splendid party, so read all about our favourites and our hints and tips to make your big day truly wonderful.

Step one - what type of wedding will you have?

There are so many different kinds of weddings and all of them perfectly suited to Cornwall.

Small and bohemian weddings

This has become the vogue for many years, very much favoured by those who are put off by the big fairytale wedding. Usually featuring a gorgeous garden or barn venue, and always weather dependent. However, get lucky with the weather and your day will be truly memorable. We’re thinking bunting, antique tea service and plates, cake stands and a much more relaxed vibe to the dress code.

Private civil ceremonies 

Preferred by those who don’t like a big fuss, the private civil ceremony is often carried out by a wedding celebrant who’ll customise your vows and the entire service around you and you alone. Usually a smaller more intimate affair, the private civil ceremony can often take place in a venue that’s truly personal to you.

Beach weddings are incredibly romantic, and there are countless breathtaking beach locations in the region. Our personal favourite would be run by a company called who will organise secluded sea cove or tidal pool ceremonies. Remember this kind of ceremony isn’t legally binding, so you’ll have to legally tie the knot in a nearby registry office.

The Fairytale wedding in Cornwall

Often the dream, the big dress, the entourage of bridesmaids and groomsmen, the big band, tiered cake and all the wonderfully over the top glitz and glamour. This usually needs a bigger venue and as with all types of ceremonies a gorgeously quaint church nearby, unless your venue has a licence (always check with the venue)


When you absolutely positively have to marry the love of your life, and it’s just about the two of you and no-one else. How romantic, and old fashioned. Elopements require a registry office and a witness, for the true romance of it all, it should probably be a stranger you met on the way who has a wildly interesting back story (and a car to get you to a tasteful inn with rooms for the night – we just might know one ;-))



Step Two - The perfect wedding venues in Cornwall

Cornwall is perfectly suited to the chic and carefree bohemian-style wedding. With so many converted barns and manor houses across the region, we recommend two truly stand-out venues, both accommodating for whatever you have planned for your dream wedding.

Hendra Barns near Mitchell

This beautiful location is only five minutes from The Plume and a personal favourite of ours. Licensed for ceremonies too, this spectacular lakeside location has a real focus on sustainability, tranquility and privacy. With two gorgeous venues to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The Lakeside Arbor

A beautiful open-sided structure crafted personally by the owner Ken Owens.

The Hendra Barn Conservatory

Its L-shaped floor to ceiling walls offer incredible uninterrupted views of the countryside and can cater for up to 60 guests.

The Barn at Pengelly

The Barn is perfectly positioned amidst wildflower meadows and lakes on a working Cornish farm. With three stunning wedding venues (inside and out) including a glass-fronted barn, this is the picture-perfect wedding venue for all kinds of ceremonies and is complete with its very own honeymoon cabin. Which sounds truly delightful.

The Flowers, the church, the celebrant...

So you know you want to get married in Cornwall, you know the area (and these two suggested venues would be wonderful by the way) – just don’t forget the details. Luckily there are so many brilliant suppliers and artisan in this region. Here are just a few we would recommend and some essentials to save you from searching, as we’re pretty sure you already have a lot on your plate already.

Wedding Celebrants:

Jess Thrush

The Celebrant Directory – Cornwall

Cornwall Elopements


Registry offices in Cornwall

You’ll find them all here


Florists in Newquay

Fleur de Luxe – 0330 223 5461

Hayley Scott Blooms07512 509968

Home Nansledan – 01637 838997


Nearby churches to Newquay and Mitchell

St Enoder Church – 1 Narrow Ln, Summercourt, Newquay TR8 5E

St Stephen in Brannel Church – 8 Fore St, St Stephen, Saint Austell PL26 7NN

St Gomonda’s Church, Roche – 2 Trezaise Rd, Roche, Saint Austell PL26 8HB



...and don't forget a place for your guests!

We are a delightful venue for your wedding guests. Perfectly positioned in the tranquil village of Mitchell. The Plume of Feathers is a locally renowned pub with rooms serving the finest local ales and thoughtful reinventions of classic dishes with the best local ingredients. We have 20 gorgeous boutique rooms and excellent transport links to central Cornwall. We have a sister restaurant with rooms too, on Pentire Headland just outside Newquay with breathtaking views of the coast.

Our sister restaurant with rooms – Lewinnick Lodge

Wherever you choose to tie the knot, we wish you a happy and long life together. Like the land and the sea, we’re pretty sure you were made for each other. PS. if you’re considering a honeymoon hotel in Cornwall, we’ll be only too glad to help.