Weddings in Falmouth, Cornwall are a whirlwind of iconic wedding venues and stunning Cornish landscapes.
Where else will your choice of wedding venues include: a former castle of King Henry VIII’s, spectacular sub-tropical gardens by the Helford River, a celebrated hotel on the water’s edge or an ornate Edwardian bandstand by the sea?
From Pendennis Castle to Trebah Gardens, The Greenbank Hotel and Princess Pavilion, it doesn’t take long to see why every opportunity to be a Falmouth wedding photographer is a dream.
Falmouth Weddings, Cornwall
These are just some of Falmouth’s best wedding venues. Jutting out into the water where the English Channel meets the North Sea, Falmouth wedding venues offer wonderful sea views from their positions along the banks of its famous coastline.
For those positioned a little further inland, such as Trebah Gardens, the Helford River and tributaries of the River Fal mean picturesque waterways are always close by.
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In Falmouth, you’ll find yourself at the mouth of the River Fal, the world’s third-largest natural harbour. Dazzling views across the River Fal and over the English Channel are to be had in every direction here.
To your left, is the charming town of St Mawes and the magnificent Roseland Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB ). In this spectacular region, you’ll find gorgeous coastal towns, such as St Just and Mevagissey.
The Roseland Peninsula is one of Cornwall’s warmest regions, its sub-tropical climate is accompanied by the tranquil cove, creeks, clifftops and celebrated Cornwall attractions.
In the other direction, Truro, Cornwall’s famous city is just 25 minutes drive away. Edged by golden sands all the way around, Falmouth’s top beaches provide idyllic playgrounds for every need. Blue Flag Gyllvangvase and Maenport are popular family-friendly options whilst Swanpool Beach and Castle Beach are a little more rugged.
Falmouth’s strategically important location at the start of the English Channel means you’ll find everything you want here. There are top attractions in every direction including: the National Maritime Museum Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, National Trust Glendurgan Garden, St Mawes Castle, St Anthony Head and so much more.
From easy transport links for wedding guests (which includes not 1 but 3 major railway stations) to lots of top hotels and a wide choice of wedding venues of every kind, Falmouth has everything you need for a wedding to remember.
Whatever you decide to do, your Falmouth wedding photos are guaranteed to be amazing.
Top 6 Falmouth Wedding Venues, Cornwall
Perched on Falmouth’s headland, Pendennis Castle is one of Falmouth’s top wedding venues. Once a strategic fort built by Henry VIII, the elegant castle setting has been an important military location for over 400 years.
For your wedding, you’ll have a picturesque wedding venue. Surrounded by nothing but a green grassy verge and accompanied by views out to sea beyond, it’s an impressive scene.
.For the most dramatic entrance, exchange your vows in Pendennis’ Castle Keep. Enter this historic part of Pendennis Castle through the Tudor portcullis. Inside the Lower Gun Room, aged stone walls, archways, beautiful tapestries and mood lighting create the most romantic of settings.
For the most memorable touch and a great talking point, gunpowder barrels will finish each row of seats. Add candles, florals and light music to evoke every sense. As you finish, the long grey drive is the perfect look-at-me exit whilst your guests enjoy drinks on the grounds.
The Greenbank Hotel
Falmouth’s most popular hotel wedding venue for coastal weddings is The Greenbank Hotel. Sitting on the banks of the Fal River, if you want stunning views across Falmouth Harbour – this is the one.
In the Greenbank’s boutique, luxury interior you’ll find spaces for both the ceremony and reception. The Greenbank Hotel is a versatile wedding venue able to cater to both small and large guest lists.
Each of its 3 indoor-outdoor spaces is designed to ensure you can make the most of the coastal views. Whatever the size of your guest list, you and your loved ones will have a wonderful way to enjoy the gorgeous scenes as they change throughout the day.
For intimate weddings, the Sundeck is a favourite option. Lined with picture windows, the Sundeck accommodates up to 22. It’s a bright, elegant space which also takes in the Roseland Peninsula beyond.
The Riverbank Suite’s balcony and picture windows will keep large guest lists entertained from morning till night. Complete with its own private bar, entrance and dancefoor, The Greenbank Hotel’s largest space has all the facilities you need.
For non-stop views across Falmouth Harbour, the 2 AA-rosette Water’s Edge Restaurant is a beautiful location whilst plenty of seaview rooms ensure everyone can have a great time!
Countryside, yet coastal? If you want a beautiful, rustic setting, Tregedna Farm may be for you.
Tregedna Weddings is just a short distance from Maenporth Beach yet set in Falmouth’s rolling hills. The rustic venue is the epitome of simplicity and highly flexible. You can choose which of its two rooms to use for each part of your ceremony and build your desired celebration.
Each of the spaces at Tregedna can be made more intimate for smaller guest lists.
The Loft is a spacious, neutral converted barn wedding venue. Bedecked with warm wood walls and a wooden floor, The Loft’s divine wood-beam vaulted ceiling creates a striking focal point for the room. The Loft can accommodate up to 90 but can just as easily cater for 15.
The Barn is a larger option able to accommodate up to 100 seated guests or 150 for the evening reception. Tregedna Farm’s courtyard and grounds ensure there are plenty of ways for guests to enjoy the views throughout the day and for you to build the itinerary you want.
For overnight stays, Tregedna Farm can accommodate up to 24 guests.
For something unique, the Princess Pavilion is a treat. Perched just above Falmouth Bay, the venue is spread across four acres of gardens – the Gyllyngdune Gardens.
The venue offers lots of choices for how you use its spaces, including a celebrated restaurant and a historic concert hall.
Princess Pavilion is a blank canvas which you can use as you choose. Its iconic feature is a huge Edwardian bandstand. Set against a backdrop of Falmouth Bay which sits behind, the bandstand resides in resplendent gardens which lead down to the sea below.
The site includes a children’s play area, plants from around the world and wonderful coastal views. You’ll relish Princess Pavilion’s enormous 600 guest-list capacity if you have a large guest list!
The venue is just a stone’s throw from Falmouth town centre and its restaurant can seat up to 120 if your guest is more moderate!
Penmovah Manor Hotel
Envision a beautiful country house wedding venue in Falmouth? You’ll find Penmorvah Manor a divine option. Close to the top Falmouth beaches of Gyllyngvase and Swanpol as well as Maenporth, Penmorvah offers the best of both.
You can create your own itinerary for the day in this elegant manor house setting. Choose from a collection of exquisite rooms from the Helford Suite to the Atrium to create your perfect wedding in the countryside.
Don’t forget to consider how you and your guests will make the most of the picturesque views across Maenporth Cove throughout the day.
Best of all, Penmorvah Manor Hotel has 26 en-suite rooms making it ideal for a multi-day celebration. The Victorian country house wedding venue includes a terrace, sundeck and sumptuous grounds, featuring manicured lawns and woodland.
Above The Bay
Golf club wedding venues are synonymous with dazzling views and Above The Bay doesn’t disappoint. Falmouth Golf Club’s restaurant offers phenomenal views from its clifftop location.
Stand on the terrace, and you’ll find its lush green grounds give way to uninterrupted vistas out to sea. Your coastal backdrop for your wedding day will take in Pendennis Castle and Falmouth Bay for truly wonderful wedding photography.
Two beautiful wedding spaces ensure the coastal vistas, whether ceremony or reception, are always in view. A bridal suite, neutral décor, wooden flooring and floor-to-ceiling picture windows deliver all you need for a dreamy coastal wedding.
Once you’ve exchanged your vows, head into Above The Bay’s grounds and surrounding clifftops for sensational wedding photography. With family and friends left to drink in the rousing coastal views from the terrace – they won’t even notice you’re gone.
If you want an uncomplicated coastal wedding venue with great food and glorious views, Above The Bay may just be your dream location.
Falmouth Wedding Photographer – Coastal Weddings In Cornwall
Whether you’re planning a beach wedding, rustic wedding, an elegant affair or something a bit more unique, Falmouth delivers all the choice, wow factor and convenience you want for your wedding.
For wedding photography, the range of stunning backdrops are endless here. Wedding venues, such as Trebah Gardens, The Greenbank Hotel and Pendennis Castle, provide wonderful scenic views.
I live locally in Cornwall so I have the added advantage of knowing all the best hideaway bays and beaches to take you to. Wherever your wedding is in Falmouth, we can usually pop down to the coast or river for some beach or riverside photography. That’s one of the lovely things about this region, it’s full of waterways of every kind.
Falmouth Wedding Photography – Unparalleled Natural Beauty
Between the Fal River, English Channel and Roseland Peninsula, you can imagine how amazing the wildlife is here. You can spot everything from dolphins to seals and orcas by the coast.
Head inland and Falmouth’s wetlands, moorlands, woodlands and valleys are home to peregrine, buzzards, deer, rare birds and more.
If you’re in the Roseland Peninsula, it’s not unusual to spot palm trees, agave plants and sub-tropical florals! Falmouth is a beautiful location and its historic importance means wedding venues and their surroundings deliver plenty of divine architecture too.
The coastal location means Falmouth weddings often include a boat ride somewhere in the day – either for the couple or the couple plus guests. From boat cruises to sailing and kayaking, every type of watersport happens here so a boat ride is a great opportunity to add a unique touch to your wedding.
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