Steeped in Cornish history, Scorrier House in rural Redruth, Cornwall, offers the opportunity to get married in a grand country house which still retains an intimate feel. Home to the region’s famous Williams family, Scorrier House has been the backdrop to numerous landmark Cornwall innovations.
Reflecting its owner’s enormous prosperity from Redruth’s tin and copper mining trade, Scorrier House is accompanied by magnificent gardens and glorious parkland beyond.
Located in the countryside, just 15 minutes from Truro, 10 minutes from Porthtowan Beach and 5 minutes from the town of Redruth, central positioning means Scorrier House leaves you with a wide variety of options for your wedding celebration and wedding photography.
In fact, options are one of the elements that make Scorrier House and Gardens amongst Cornwall’s most popular country house wedding venues.
From the flexibility of its owners, (7th gen Williams who are dedicated to delivering a fully personalised experience) to exclusive use of the venue and a generous capacity which means you can have up to 120 seated in the house, there’s no need to compromise your wedding plans here.
Instead, Scorrier House and Gardens is the place to let your ideas run free. Whether you envision: a multi-day wedding, a woodland celebration, a boho-style festival vibe, relaxed elopement or something more traditional, the Scorrier Estate boasts the vast range of amenities you need to make it happen.
Why so impressive? Scorrier House stands out from many of its neighbouring manor houses because back in the 1700s the Williams family made a fortune from Redruth’s booming trade in tin and copper.
Legendary management of local mines turned John William and his father (who built Burncoose House) into influential Cornish gentry. Still, a family home to the Williams, John William built Scorrier House in 1778.
Like Burncoose House, Scorrier House is an impressive structure with elaborate décor and dazzling gardens. Adding to Scorrier’s exclusive feel, the public are only allowed to view its 400-acre grounds by appointment so they remain particularly well-preserved.
Home to a spectacular collection of tropical and rare botanicals, Scorrier Gardens were planted by celebrated botanist, William Lobb. Filling the garden with exotic trees, plants and shrubs he encountered on his travels overseas, Scorrier Gardens makes for a mesmerising backdrop to your wedding photography.
Planning your wedding day
I’ve been a Scorrier House wedding photographer many times and alongside the house, Scorrier’s gardens never fail to impress.
Bordered by parkland, Scorrier Gardens encompasses lots of unique and memorable features which were once landmark designs.
Stand-out elements include one of the tallest monkey trees in England, tons of brightly coloured tropical florals, an ornamental dairy, a quartz grotto garden, an iconic camellia walk (said to be amongst the finest in the land) walking trails, meadows, lush green lawns and more.
As you can imagine, so much natural beauty makes Scorrier House wedding photography a dream. Alongside the wedding photos we take on the estate, with Porthtowan Beach so close, if you wish, we can hop down to the beach and include some coastal wedding photography amongst your wedding photos.
As an experienced Cornwall wedding photographer, I’m well-used to slipping my couples to beachside locations without their guests knowing. Living local to the area, I know tons of dazzling spots and I’ll have you back with your guests in record time so they won’t even know you were gone.
Scorrier’s wedding venues offer a similar level of choice.
After ascending its sweeping drive, the first wedding location you’ll encounter is its Grand Hall and staircase. Unusually for this type of wedding venue, the Grand Hall at Scorrier House is one of its most popular ceremony locations.
The Grand Hall with its magnificent double staircase and white columns can accommodate 120 guests sitting down. Giving your partner and loved ones a breathtaking view as you descend the staircase, a wedding in this phenomenal setting is guaranteed to draw a tear.
Yet there are a wealth of other options for your wedding ceremony and celebrations.
Wow is all I can say, Paul not only as a photographer but as a person is just incredible so helpful, kind, enthusiastic and passionate and truly delivered on his promise to create the best photos of our day I couldn’t recommend him any more (always have to so many of my clients)Ellie & Chris
34 of my favourite images from a wedding at Scorrier House
A Luxury Historic Country House Wedding Venue
Firstly, Scorrier House is an exclusive use wedding venue that’s only used for weddings and events. That means when it’s yours, it really is only yours. Richard and Caroline, the owners, are dedicated to making your dreams come true so the house and gardens are available for you to use as you choose.
As well as all the rooms across Scorrier House and its gardens, there are a number of other dedicated wedding spaces already designed for you to use during your wedding celebrations.
For outdoor weddings, the Pool Garden and woodland are popular. The Pool Garden is an elegant setting where Scorrier’s outdoor pool, flanked by a sumptuous green lawn on either side, is topped by a pretty, jade green gazebo under which you can exchange your vows.
For something a little more rustic, the Whispering Woods is the perfect setting, complete with rustic seating and a stage where you can say your vows. Decorate the surrounding trees with wild flowers and lighting to create a magical woodland setting.
Inside the house, the Gilded Drawing Room is another much-loved wedding space. Opening up into the glass conservatory, it includes its own, brand new bar, The Blue Room. The Blue Room’s double doors open out onto the garden for sensational views across the grounds.
For the best of both in any weather, Scorrier’s fragrance-filled conservatory, is a gorgeous light-filled space, particularly popular for elopements. Here you can exchange your vows in a serene setting with colourful florals on either side.
If you want a church wedding, having both Truro and Redruth on your doorstep means there’s plenty of choice for churches nearby.
You can use any space for the reception, including the Grand Hall, which unusually has a max capacity of 160 for buffet dining meaning you don’t have to use a marquee for a larger guest list.
After such a magnificent celebration, overnight stays are easy. Scorrier House can accommodate up to 16 guests in plush ensuite rooms, spread across the house and the estate’s luxury cottages. For you and you partner, the Stable House is the perfect retreat, complete with its own courtyard, kitchen and barbecue area.
Local to the area, I’m a highly experienced Cornish wedding photographer who has been lucky to be a Scorrier House wedding photographer many times. Whether you want to get married at Scorrier House or another location – give me a call on: 07854 172143 or send a message and let’s talk about what you have in mind for your wedding.
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