Top 20 Cornwall Wedding Venues

Situated along the UK’s spectacular South West coast, a wedding in Cornwall offers the opportunity to get married in one of England’s most stunning destinations. Akin to any sun-filled European location, Cornwall is bursting with a feast of fantastic wedding venues, magnificent landscapes and gorgeous weather.

Cornwall’s best wedding venues sit amongst gorgeous coastal and rural backdrops. From rolling hills to jaw-dropping sunsets, beach locations and idyllic meadows, Cornwall’s top wedding venues are some of the best places to get married in the UK.

I’m lucky to live in this beautiful part of England. As an experienced Cornwall wedding photographer, I also have the amazing chance to shoot weddings at divine Cornish wedding venues all year round.

From elegant manor houses to sublime rustic barns, fairytale woodland locations and breathtaking castles, I’ve pulled together my top 20 best Cornwall wedding venues for you to enjoy.

The list is not a ranking but is done in alphabetical order, so here are the top 10 best wedding venues in Cornwall:

Cornwall Wedding Venues

1. The Alverton Hotel

This beautifully unique, Grade II listed, 50 bedroom hotel has stood on its hillside setting since 1830 within the Cornish capital city of Truro. Surrounded by mature gardens with exquisite double AA Rosette food and exceptional service it makes the perfect wedding venue. Though, don’t take my word for it – The Alverton Hotel has won numerous wedding awards, including Best City Venue seeing off the likes of The Gherkin in London and Queen’s Hotel in Cheltenham.

Did you know that their Great Hall was designed by the same Architect as Truro Cathedral? With a high vaulted ceiling, marble staging and grand stone pillars it provides the most breathtakingly beautiful backdrop to your big day.

Here are some of the weddings I’ve photographed at the hotel, its always nice to photograph a wedding at the hotel as the The Alverton’s wedding co-ordinating team are always a pleasure to work with.

12 of my favourite photographs from an Alverton Hotel wedding

2. Boconnoc House

If you are searching for a remarkable venue for your Cornish country estate wedding, look no further than Boconnoc House in the serene region of Bodmin, South East Cornwall. This enchanting estate is an idyllic setting that promises to make your special day truly unforgettable. Boconnoc House and its extensive grounds encompass a charming church and breathtaking private parkland, providing an abundance of opportunities to capture mesmerizing photographs as you leisurely stroll through the picturesque surroundings. Whether you opt for an intimate ceremony in the Garden room or a grand celebration in a marquee on the magnificent lawn, Boconnoc House offers the perfect spaces to accommodate both small and large weddings. With its undeniable charm and awe-inspiring ambience, this wedding venue is certain to add a resounding “Wow!” factor to your cherished day.

6 of my favourite photographs from a Boconnoc House Wedding

3. Carbis Bay Hotel

If a beach wedding venue is where you are considering getting married, then the Carbis Bay Hotel situated in the quaint coastal town of St Ives would be perfect for you.  On the hotel’s doorstep is its very own Blue flag, golden sanded beach which gives you a Mediterranean feel, and the perfect backdrop for amazing wedding photographs. While enjoying your wedding breakfast with family and friends you can take in the stunning panoramic sea views from the beach club. The Carbis Bay Hotel boasts its very own Spa which is perfect for the bridal parties to relax and prepare for the wedding day ahead.

9 of my favourite images from a Carbis Bay Hotel wedding

4. Greenbank Hotel

For couples looking for timeless elegance, impeccable service and breath-taking sea views, The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth is the perfect wedding venue. With sweeping views across the historical harbour and out across Flushing, brides and grooms can expect the most dramatic wedding photos. With a small tidal beach, The Greenbank is the only hotel in the south west to have its own private pontoons and moorings, so you can arrive by boat, sail around the bay for your drinks reception, or cruise away together as husband and wife.

There are three venue rooms to choose from at The Greenbank – The Sundeck (seats 22 people) for intimate celebrations, The Water’s Edge Restaurant (seats 48 people) for chic receptions, or The Riverbank Suite (seats 120 people) for larger gatherings. They are all are just metres from the water and The Riverbank boasts its own balcony and private facilities for guests. The hotel prides itself on its exceptional team, from their experienced Wedding Manager Jane and the talented kitchen brigade, to their cocktail makers and waiting crew. Executive Chef Nick has created several award-winning menus to choose from, but the team can also create tailored menus of your favourite dishes.

The Greenbank was originally built in 1640, making it Falmouth’s oldest hotel. It is rich in maritime history and there are nods to bygone days throughout – be it boats from captains who have stayed, Florence Nightingale’s entry in the guestbook, or quotes from Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame found inspiration for his stories here.) As a wedding gift to the happy couple, the hotel provides a wedding night stay in a luxury harbour view room and exclusive rates to guests too.

Here is a lovely wedding from the Greenbank Hotel.

12 of my favourite images from weddings at the Greenbank Hotel

5. Nancarrow Farm

Nancarrow Farm is nestled in a hidden valley on the outskirts of Truro. Nancarrow, a working farm, offers exclusive access to their beautiful barns for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions that cater for smaller intimate weddings or larger weddings of up to 130 guests. Whatever the weather Nancarrow Farm has it covered, if the Cornish sun is shining you can opt to have your wedding outside, or you can use their newly opened (this year) restored hay barn with exposed beans and rustic interior.

I’m in the process of blogging a wedding at Nancarrow but here is a sneak peek to the wedding.

15 of my favourite images from a Nancarrow Farm wedding

6. Pendennis Castle

With sea views in every direction, Henry VIII’s 480 year old Castle is a dream wedding venue. The soft lighting inside the rugged Cornish granite Castle Keep makes every wedding ceremony romantic and magical. Drinks and photographs can be taken outside in the private ramparts of the Chemise, making the most of the amazing views. There are so many opportunities for great photos around the grounds before dinner and a disco in the Edwardian Royal Artillery Barracks.  Where else can the Pendennis Castle wedding team fire a 7 metre long WWII gun to announce dinner?

Here is a link to some of the weddings I’ve photographed at Pendennis Castle.

18 of my favourite images from weddings at Pendennis Castle

7. The Star Castle, Isles of Scillys

The Star Castle Hotel is located a short walk from the centre of St Mary’s harbour. You can arrive by plane from either Newquay or Lands End, or take the journey via boat which is a couple of hours. The Star Castle offers panoramic views around St Mary’s showing off its white-sand beaches. This is a magical place to get married which has a sub Tropical feel

The conservatory located in the Castle’s gardens is spacious, to fit up to 40 wedding guests. It has a very intimate feel with its low beams, grapevines growing overhead and a glass roof with windows that allow lots of natural light.

Here is a little preview from a wedding on the Isles of Scillies.

9 images from my favourite images from an Isles of Scilly’s wedding

8. Trebah Gardens

One of the most beautiful wedding venues to get married in Falmouth, Trebah Gardens offers intimate civil ceremonies for up to 40 guests in The House. It boasts breathtaking views of the Sub Tropical gardens and Helford River.  It’s a beautiful wedding venue to photograph as you have so many options for photographs through the Tropical Gardens. The gardens finish at the bottom of the valley where you are met with a private beach which gives you a huge variety of wedding images.

Here is a link to some of the weddings and a proposal that I’ve photographed at Trebah Gardens.

9 images from my favourite wedding images from Trebah Gardens

9. Trevenna Barns

Trevenna must be one of the busiest wedding venues in Cornwall hosting almost 2 weddings a week and you have to book at least one and half years in advance to reserve your wedding date. Having photographed 11 weddings at the venue I can see why it’s so popular. The gorgeous setting of the barns provides is perfect for couples who wish for the exclusive use of the wedding venue. Trevenna Barns is set in 142 acres of the Cornish countryside which is a wedding photographer’s dream to capture unique wedding photographs.

Click on the link to view wedding photographs at Trevenna Barns.

21 of my favourite images from a Trevenna Barns wedding

10. Watergate Bay Hotel

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For an intimate beachside wedding at the awesome Watergate Bay Hotel set overlooking 2 miles of sandy beach with interrupted sea views. The Watergate Bay Hotel is situated just on the outskirts of Newquay which is best known for its spectacular surf, This can be perfect for wedding parties to try a spot of surfing. Why not enjoy drinks on the terrace watching the sunset over Newquay or watch spectacular fireworks being set off from the beach below?

Here is the lovely Ben & Melissa’s wedding at Watergate Bay Hotel or if you are looking to propose to your partner I’ve captured quite a few wedding proposals at Watergate bay.

21 of my favourite images from a Watergate Bay Hotel wedding

11. Beacon Crag, Porthleven

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If you’re looking for a heart-thumping romance guaranteed to stun, the cliffs of Beacon Crag in Porthleven are the ultimate destination. Here you can shape an epic wedding or proposal that’s completely unique and hosted in the most serene location.

So often unique means a small guest list but at Beacon Crag you can share this incredible wedding venue with hundreds of family and friends or no one at all.

With nothing but grass-topped moors and endless blue skies for as far as the eye can see, whether you want to elope, pop the question or wed – it doesn’t get more romantic than this.

A Unique Coastal Wedding Venue In A Top Location

Though when standing here together it will seem as if time has stood still, Porthleven Harbour lies just a few minute’s drive away. Beyond are the top Cornwall locations of Helston, Penzance, Falmouth and the Lizard Peninsula.

From these famous Cornish towns, you can enjoy some of Cornwall’s most stunning coastal scenery whilst exploring lots of Cornwall’s best attractions.

Your Blank Canvas For A Wedding No-one Will Forget

Beacon Crag wedding venue is a blank canvas for you to use as you choose.

Whether you want to keep this magic moment to yourself or share it with loved ones, Beacon Crag has all the necessary facilities. From the private lawn to accommodation, the beach below and the house itself, every option is available for you to create the wedding celebration of your dreams.  Find out more about Beacon Crag weddings here.

18 of my favourite images from a Beacon Crag wedding

12. Burncoose House, Redruth

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Drenched in Cornish History, Burncoose House and Gardens is a magnificent, luxury manor house wedding venue in rural Cornwall. Known for both its outstanding gardens and glorious country house wedding spaces, Burncoose’s gardens alone make them a top Cornwall attraction

Phenomenal Grounds In A Top Location

Book Burncoose House for your wedding venue and you’ll have both the beautiful Georgian manor house plus the gardens to yourself. Located midway between the top Cornwall locations of Falmouth, Portreath and Truro, getting married at Burncoose puts you in the heart of some of Cornwall’s most celebrated landscapes.

Packed with cultural treats, Redruth and the surrounding area is a fantastic place to uncover the natural beauty and history which make Cornwall a top destination worldwide. Stunning woodland and meadowed landscapes, rich with historical sights and top Cornwall attractions, surround the Burncoose Estate.

From historic mills to a series of beautiful nature reserves, the Helford River and the top Cornish coastline, this is the perfect place to hike, bike, kayak and discover all that makes Cornwall so special.  

Unforgettable Wedding Spaces

Grade II-listed Burncoose House is home to a fantastic collection of wedding spaces. It also has extensive luxury accommodations for loved ones.

Inside the manor house, its grand Georgian rooms and glass conservatory are yours to use as you choose. Outside, loved ones can enjoy dazzling views across the grounds from the terrace, lawn, hot tub and more. Read more about Burncoose House weddings

9 of my favourite images from a Burncoose House wedding

13. Lusty Glaze, Newquay

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Craving an oceanfront “I do”? Say no more! Lusty Glaze in Newquay isn’t just another beach wedding venue; it’s the quintessential setting for tying the knot on Cornish sands. Recognized as the UK’s one and only licensed beach wedding venue, this place is a fairy-tale spun into reality.

Your Own Slice of Paradise
Picture this: A secluded cove, reserved just for you and your closest circle. You’re not just getting hitched; you’re making lifelong memories on your own private beach. Whether it’s a toes-in-the-sand ceremony or a lavish reception at their beachside venue, Lusty Glaze offers bespoke options that hit the sweet spot. Forget the cliché garden games and picturesque lawns; at Lusty Glaze, the beach becomes an idyllic playground for guests of all ages.

Capture Your Moments with Lusty Glaze Wedding Photography
Not just a backdrop, but a canvas for memories—this is what Lusty Glaze offers. And capturing those moments? That’s where Lusty Glaze wedding photography comes into play. Each photograph taken here is more than a snap; it’s a capsule of emotion, a frame of palpable love, and a snapshot of Cornish beauty. Don’t miss our latest blog post that showcases the magic that unfolds when love and landscape collide at Lusty Glaze.

Sunsets, Sunrises, and Celebrations
The sun doesn’t just set at Lusty Glaze; it takes a bow, painting the sky in hues of orange, pink, and purple, setting the stage for your first dance as a married couple. Wake up to your first sunrise as newlyweds, and you’ll know—your wedding at Lusty Glaze exceeded even your most fantastical beach wedding dreams.

The Takeaway
From paddles in the ocean to gourmet dinners with panoramic ocean views, Lusty Glaze doesn’t just host weddings; it crafts experiences. Your guests will be captivated from dawn till dusk, revelling in a celebration that rivals the best of Cornwall beach ceremonies.

So, are you ready to make waves with a wedding that goes beyond the ordinary? Lusty Glaze Beach is where your dream transforms into a breathtaking reality.

10 of my favourite images from a Lusty Glaze wedding

14. The Barn at Pengelly, Truro

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Wed in the tranquil valleys of rural Truro at Pengelly Barns. Surrounded by nothing but scenic Cornish countryside, The Barn at Pengelly is an idyllic barn wedding venue in Cornwall.

Located just a short drive from the city of Truro, you’ll soon find yourself amongst the region’s sweeping landscapes. From the monumental coastline to dazzling pastoral scenes, Cornwall’s picturesque terrain is easy to witness in whichever direction you travel.

From the wedding venue, you can enjoy vistas across Pengelly’s extensive grounds and out over rural Truro. Beyond lies the heavenly Roseland Heritage Coast, an Area of Outstanding Beauty, as well as the world-famous Cornish coastal towns of Newquay, Crantock and Holywell.

Along this dramatic stretch of sparkling coastline, you’ll find some of the UK’s best beaches, each with its own claim to fame. From films to books, television programmes, surfing events and more, these sands call travellers to Cornwall from around the globe every year.

Tucked away in your beautiful barn wedding venue, The Barn At Pengelly has all you need for luxury barn wedding heaven. From its exquisite glass-fronted barn to its on-site accommodation and top facilities, whether your wedding is intimate or spread over multiple days, Pengelly Barns has all you need and more.

Find out more about The Barn At Pengelly weddings

9 of my favourite images from The Barn at Pengelly wedding

15. Scorrier House, Redruth

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If you imagine yourself exchanging your vows in a grand English country house setting, Scorrier House in Redruth has all the finery you need. A dramatic driveway, worthy of any period drama, accompanied by acres of dazzling parkland and tropical gardens, is certain to provide all the awe you envision.

Still belonging to a prominent local family, at Scorrier House you can create the country house wedding of your dreams. The enormous estate and incredible grounds mean the wedding venue is suitable for any type of celebration.

From your rural location, Truro, Porthtowan Beach and Redruth are all less than 15 minutes away. Whether admiring the cobbled streets and architecture of Truro, the wildlife and beaches of the Roseland Peninsula or the multitude of attractions which are spread across the local area, a wedding at Scorrier House places you close to the buzzing capital of Cornwall.

Inside, Scorrier House is a deliciously lavish affair. From its double staircase to its chandeliers, columns, enormous oil paintings, huge windows and plush interiors, you’re guaranteed to feel special on your wedding day.

In addition to all the rooms inside Scorrier House, you will also have the option to utilise other wedding spaces across the estate. Popular choices include the Conservatory, Gazebo and Whispering Woods. There is also extensive accommodation for friends and family who want to stay overnight. Whatever you have in mind for your wedding, Scorrier is sure to offer the full range of options you need. More about weddings at Scorrier House.

9 of my favourite images from a Scorrier House Wedding

16. Cornish Camels, The Lizard

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If you have something rustic and unique in mind, a wedding at Cornish Camels could be for you. A working organic farm, home to Bactrian Camels ensures Cornish Camels is no ordinary wedding venue.

At Cornish Camels, you can wed on the picturesque Lizard Peninsula, with camels, cows, ostriches and peacocks providing the most unexpected backdrop to your wedding day.

Located at Rosuick Organic Farm, Cornish Camels is a rustic wedding venue in the Cornish countryside. Offering a collection of wedding spaces which are each filled with their own character, everything at Camels is refreshingly unique.

From the 15th century Corn Chamber to The Wagon House and the light-filled Camel Centre, these are not the type of wedding spaces you encounter every day.

The views from the venue are incredible, stretching out over the coast and across the Lizard Peninsula. In fact, a wedding at Cornish Camels places you in the heart of Helston’s Area of Outstanding Beauty.

From Cornish Camel’s quiet valley you can head out into the local area to explore: Helston, Goonhilly Downs Nature Reserve, St Ives, Penzance and more. The surrounding area is a popular destination, with treats such as: Kynance Cove, Goonhilly Earth Station, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and Lizard Point nearby.

More about Cornish Camels Weddings.

9 of my favourite images from a Cornish Camels Wedding

17. Pengenna Manor, Wadebridge

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If choice is what you desire, the array of wedding spaces and grounds at Pengenna Manor is unrivalled. Centrally positioned for so many of Cornwall’s most popular destinations, you’ll find yourself in a prime countryside location.

A wedding at Pengenna Manor puts Padstow, Bodmin Moor, Port Isaac, Newquay and The Camel Estuary within easy reach.

Whether you want to cruise Cornwall’s coastline, uncover its moorland wildlife, explore its ancient history, sample its divine fresh produce or traverse its sumptuous gardens, grand estates and pretty villages, you can do it all with ease from here.

Pengenna Manor is located in rural Wadebridge, putting some of Cornwall’s prettiest coastline just minutes away. From Port Isaac to Newquay and Bude, you’ll find a collection of superb Cornish beaches close by.

For wedding spaces and grounds, Pengenna Manor is a wedding venue which leaves you spoilt for choice.

Inside the manor house there are beautiful wedding spaces to use as you wish, some of them hundreds of years old. Outside, amongst hundreds of acres of grounds are more indoor and outdoor wedding spaces. Amongst the variety of options, the Cowyard Barn and the Stable Block remain popular.

With extensive accommodation on-site and divine views in every direction, Pegenna is sure to be high on your wish list.

More about weddings at Pengenna Manor

9 of my favourite images from a Pengenna Manor Wedding

18, The Green Cornwall, Liskeard

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The simplicity of the ethos at The Green Cornwall is instantly refreshing and it carries over into everything they do. Nothing at The Green wedding venue is overdone though luxury is delivered in full.

Nestled amongst the green hills and valleys of rural Liskeard, The Green is a beautiful barn wedding venue close to Bodmin Moor. In this serene setting, you’ll find St Austell’s golden coastline and Bodmin’s glorious moors and woodlands on your doorstep.

From the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Beauty, to Dartmoor, Fowey, Looe and St Austell, this area is a wonderful mix of contrasting landscapes. With stunning beaches, historical sights, superb trails, The Eden Project, adventure sports and more to enjoy, it’s easy to get to the heart of Cornwall in this region.

Across the site, there are a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces plus beautiful grounds.

The most popular spaces at The Green are its three wedding barns which can cover everything from the ceremony to the reception. With extensive accommodation on site, The Green Cornwall is ideal for a romantic wedding escape in the Cornish countryside.

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9 of my favourite images from a wedding at The Green Cornwall

19, Knightor Winery, St Austell

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Blending the warmth of a luxury barn wedding venue with the elegance of a manor house setting, it’s easy to see why Knightor Winery in St Austell is such a popular Cornwall wedding venue.

Located in rural St Austell, though surrounded by rolling hills rich with meadows, waterways and woodland, a wedding at Knightor Winery puts you just ten minutes away from the region’s glorious coastline.

St Austell is a beautiful area famous for its golden and sometimes white sands, turquoise surf, picturesque countryside and pretty pastel-coloured fishing villages. From Carlyon Bay to Mevagissey, Fowey, Porthpean Beach, St Mawes and Charlestown, you’ll quickly see why this part of Cornwall is known as the Cornish Riviera.

Along this magnificent coastline, you can indulge in fantastic scenery packed with landmarks, walks, trails and attractions which tell the fascinating stories of Cornwall’s history and culture.

From historic castles to incredible garden attractions, museums, adventure sports and more, there’s so much to do and see here. Top local attractions include 900-year-old Restromel Castle, The Eden Project, The Gardens of St Heligan, the Wheal Martyn Museum and the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre.

Meanwhile, just 30 minutes in the other direction, Newquay, Bodmin and Truro await.

From Knightor Winery’s wedding venue, you’ll enjoy phenomenal views across its wildflower gardens, orchards and vineyards to the green hills of rural St Austell beyond. Knightor’s divine arbour is arguably one of the prettiest places from which to enjoy these views.

The outdoor arbour wedding space is accompanied by Knightor Winery’s 18th-century wedding barn. The 18th-century barn is a beautiful space, popular for both ceremonies and receptions, with a dancefloor downstairs. For overnight stays, the manor house provides plenty of on-site accommodation.

More about Knightor Winery weddings

9 of my favourite images from a wedding at Knightor Winery

20, The Eden Project, St Austell

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Who doesn’t dream of a wedding surrounded by the wonders of nature? Book a wedding at the Eden Project, and you can exchange vows amidst stunning biomes and lush landscapes.

Weddings at the Eden Project place you in the heart of Cornwall’s captivating natural beauty. From your unique venue, you can immerse yourself in both tropical and Mediterranean environments, creating an unforgettable backdrop for your special day.

Located near St Austell, the Eden Project offers a wedding venue like no other. With its iconic biomes and expansive gardens, it provides an intimate and enchanting atmosphere for your celebration.

The surrounding area offers easy access to Cornwall’s spectacular South West Coast Path, where you’ll discover a delightful mix of pristine beaches and dramatic cliff-top scenery, rich with woodlands, wildlife, and meadows.

Nearby, the charming towns of St Austell, Mevagissey, and Charlestown await your exploration. From historic harbours to beautiful coastal walks, there’s so much to see and do.

Within the Eden Project, you have the flexibility to create the wedding of your dreams. Whether you choose to wed inside the stunning biomes, host a reception in the Mediterranean Biome, or celebrate in a marquee surrounded by lush gardens, the possibilities are endless. With world-class dining options, on-site accommodations, and breathtaking views, the Eden Project offers a truly unique wedding experience.

9 of my favourite images from a wedding at The Eden Project

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