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Sometimes it’s not just what kind of venue is best for you, it’s where that wedding venue is actually located as well.

The West Country & the far South West all lead to Cornwall, and Cornwall has some of the most beautiful areas of the UK right here on the doorstep. But even in Cornwall some venues’ locations are better than others…

 

 

We know not everybody can have their venue bang slap in the middle of the Cornish countryside, and still only 5 minutes from the mighty Atlantic Coast – but we do! We’re a brief hop by car down to Port Isaac, a little way up the coast to Boscastle & Tintagel, or 15 minutes down to Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Rock.

 

1 Aerial view from Cornish Tipi Weddings towards Polzeath

2 Rock Tintagel Daymer Bay Port Isaac

2 Polzeath at dusk

To reach our venue you drive past views of the sea hazy blue in the distance then through little lanes with hedges full of buttercups and buzzards soaring overhead.  So the scene is set before you even turn under our big entrance sign hand painted with swallows and butterflies to welcome you.

5 Cornish Tipi Weddings Welcome Sign and Cornish Flag5 Cornish Tipi Weddings Welcome Sign and Cornish Flag

It’s then you discover a Cornish wedding venue tucked away in a secret valley, surrounded by woodland and wild flowers with a magical freshwater lake at its heart.

6 Aerial view and hidden lake

Once you get your bearings (our land is around 20 acres overall, so it’s bigger than you think)  you’ll find lots of the planning and work of making the venue perfect for your wedding has already been done for you – by Mother Nature herself.

We’ve got huge trees and giant ferns, little streams and the lovely lake, grassy meadow areas and high hedges stuffed with lacy cow parsley and pink campions, tall foxgloves, primroses and bluebells (best wedding pictures ever 😊).

9 Bluebells with Bride and Groom flowergirls dressed as fairies9 Bluebells with Bride and Groom flowergirls dressed as fairies9 Bluebells with Bride and Groom flowergirls dressed as fairies

We’ve also got quirky little extras like a tiny Victorian railway bridge – literally only about 8 feet high (years ago the train used to go over it all the way to London Waterloo!) but now it we use it as the perfect frame for romantic wedding photos or engagement shoots.

10 Railway bridge with wedding couples

Our dedicated wedding pavilion is built in a grassy clearing in the woods beside a little stream. Guests walk down the paths for your ceremony and afterwards you all have drinks and canapes under big oak and ash trees before you head to the lake for some very special time on your own.

11 Wedding pavilion decorated with ferns drinks reception with hanging hearts

Probably top of the list for stunning wedding images is our private lake – reserved just for the 2 of you (and as many photographers and film makers as you want to bring!) during your wedding pictures.  Whether you have your pictures rowing across the water in a stunning flowery wedding boat or just standing on the jetty while the fish leap beneath you depends on your own creative vision…

11a lake boat flowery bride groom rowing

11 Wedding pavilion decorated with ferns drinks reception with hanging hearts11 Wedding pavilion decorated with ferns drinks reception with hanging hearts

After this it’s up to the main marquee in a meadow with a rose hedge, a tipi on the lawn and multi-coloured festoon lights across the wooden footbridge to the Top Village Field (full of fully equipped tipis where your guests stay) and a big sky overhead – perfect for snuggling and stargazing round the firepit later on.

15 fire pit at marquee and top village field tipis15 fire pit at marquee and top village field tipis15 fire pit at marquee and top village field tipis

So when it comes to setting the scene for your wedding day, wedding flowers for the ceremony, floral styling for the marquee reception, planning for that perfect wedding décor and overall wedding styling and design, much of the ambience is already in the bag.

16 natural reception table decorations

Some couples want a traditional country wedding feel, others are channelling the barefoot bride, some want glamour, excitement and a theme (retro/boho/eco). Or just an outdoor wedding with a relaxed festival vibe, a big campfire in the evening and colourful festival flags fluttering in the breeze by day.  

18 night time festival flags18 night time festival flags

If you want to go all out we’re happy for you to come up with extra highlights for your wedding day timetable and add your own unique plans to the mix.

How about floating lanterns glowing with tealights across the lake at dusk? It’s simple, fun and easy on the budget; and your guests will love that you’ve thought of something so different they can do with you on the day.

19 floating lanterns on the lake

When it’s all over the next morning (after a hearty breakfast at the café) people can jump in the lake to blow the cobwebs away. Or maybe pop down to the beach for a swim or surf lesson - if they can tear themselves away from their tipis and tent pitches – you may just find they book in for a few more nights… 😊

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Photo Credits: appleBimages; James Chetwode Ram; Tom Woodmouse; Steve Knight

 

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