The Alverton Hotel in Truro, Cornwall is one the best hotel wedding venues in the South West. This stunning, multi-award winning hotel offers the chance to combine amazing architecture and luxe facilities in one of Cornwall’s most famous locations.
Once a convent, the Alverton Hotel is steeped in history and located high on a hill, not far from central Truro. Hidden away from the city, this former manor house is a really popular wedding venue prized for its beautiful architecture and grounds.
Grade II-listed and designed by the same architects who designed Truro Cathedral, the Alverton’s distinguished list of former owners include a past president of the Royal Horticultural Society. Built in 1830, it’s a truly unique place and I really love shooting weddings here.
In fact, I’m really lucky to be a recommended Alverton Hotel wedding photographer so I photograph weddings here often. The wedding team are absolutely lovely and the venue is filled with stunning architectural features as well as gorgeous gardens so you know the wedding photos you’ll get here will be totally brilliant.
The hotel is really easy to get to by all modes of transport. It’s just off the A30 and close to both Truro train and bus stations. If you want to, you can choose to hire Alverton Hotel for two nights. The hotel has a maximum capacity of 140 and any rooms you book come at a discounted rate – which is great.
27 of my favourite images from an Alverton Hotel wedding
The Alverton Hotel, Truro
Inside the hotel, you’ll find a choice of four ceremony rooms. The Great Hall is easily the most popular of the four and a highlight of the venue.
Alverton’s infamous Great Hall is a dramatic space, ornately decorated with many hallmarks of a cathedral. It offers a spectacular backdrop to your wedding complete with a high vaulted ceiling, marble staging, stone pillars, arches, intricate stonework, a dance floor and atmospheric lighting.
It’s a really impressive space that produces amazing wedding photos. As an Alverton Hotel wedding photographer, you are really spoilt for choice because outside there are also loads of interesting spaces that you can capture too.
The hotel has beautiful grounds and a number of terraces which you can use. There are landscaped gardens and woodland studded here and there with archways, ancient trees and pretty borders that create amazing backdrops for your wedding photography.
The main terrace is a sun-filled, south-facing terrace adjoined to the Library. The Library provides another option that can be used for your wedding ceremony. This side of the building is also a pretty space that lots of people say reminds them of a French chateau.
If the weather isn’t great, drinks receptions are usually held in The Oak Suite – a lovely light-filled room with high ceilings and period features.
Smaller gatherings often use The Duchy Suite which is a smaller ceremony room by the south-facing terrace. There is even a lovely church close by if you want to exchange your vows in a church.
The Alverton’s restaurant has won many awards so you can rest assured your wedding breakfast will be delicious. You’ll be able to create your own bespoke menu with the hotel’s double AA rosette chefs and go back to the Great Hall for your wedding breakfast and reception.
The wedding team are absolutely lovely, really experienced and totally committed to creating your dream wedding. Nothing is too much for them which is what you need when you are planning a wedding.
Best Hotel Wedding Venue in Truro
Although the Alverton Hotel is located in Truro, Cornwall’s popular capital, the hotel is hidden away, up high which has earnt it the nickname ‘the secret in the city’. As you reach the top of the hill, the hotel slowly emerges from behind a wall of ancient trees.
Whilst tucked away from view, The Alverton Hotel is still close enough for you to easily explore the sights and sounds of Truro centre and the surrounding areas if you wish.
In addition to all the wonderful Cornish locations, beaches and sights that make Cornwall so great, in the immediate local area of Truro you’ll find everything from gothic Truro Cathedral to the local Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, water sports, the Royal Cornwall Museum, Victoria Gardens and lots more.
If you want to stay at The Alverton Hotel for any period of time, the rooms here are absolutely gorgeous. It’s a real treat and a much admired hotel across the South West.
There is loads of choice for rooms which are all decorated in a stylish, contemporary, chic style with all the extras you expect from a top hotel.
Rooms include an indulgent Bridal Suite for you to enjoy, executive suites complete their own separate lounge areas, Garden View rooms boasting views across Alverton Gardens, plus tons of other rooms and suites. There’s also a bridal prep room which you can use on the day.
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This Alverton Hotel is a top Cornwall hotel wedding venue. You’ll be hard-pushed to find another hotel wedding venue in the area with such a stunning collection of plush spaces and accommodations. In fact, after a fire, some of the Alverton Hotel was refurbished by a friend of mine, Darren Friend of Design By Friends.
I’m a recommended Alverton Hotel Wedding Photographer so whether they’ve recommended me to you or you’ve come across me online, please do feel free to get in touch with me on 7854172143 or message me below. I’ve photographed ALOT of weddings at the hotel, I like being created at weddings using flash, and thought the balcony would be an epic place to put the Bride & Groom to create an image. Every image I’ve done is slightly different so it’s unique to the couple. It really pushes my creativity to come up with new ideas which I love.