Caerhays Estate, St Austell
Tucked in a hidden Cornish cove on the unspoilt Porthluney Beach and hugged by woodland spring gardens sits this stunning coastal wedding venue.
Ceremonies take place in The Coastguards Lookout, a small, historic building hosting up to 20 nearest and dearest. Situated on the rural headland overlooking the coast, it offers stunning views over Veryan Bay and beyond, and the backdrop presents the perfect spot for photographs. There's also the opportunity for pictures to be taken down on the beach after the ceremony at no extra cost.
Alternatively, The Vean is a beautifully restored Georgian manor house nestled in the Porthluney valley that's licensed for ceremonies and can be hired exclusively. Couples can choose to host a private dinner the night before the wedding, and a marquee can be erected on the lawn just outside seating up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast and reception. There's also the option of using the terrace marquee attached to the side of the Vean to seat up to 70 loved ones. The house offers luxury accommodation with up to 16 guests staying in eight stylish bedrooms.St Michael's Caerhays Church situated in Caerhays Village, a few minutes walk from The Vean, is another ceremony option, and outdoor ceremonies can also take place at Beach Meadow, a beachside marquee location.
Receptions for up to 250 guests can take place here, overlooking Porthluney Cove Beach with access to the water's edge via a footpath. The site has disabled access and ample parking.The Castle Field is another impressive location for the reception in a marquee for up to 250 guests, with views of the castle and lake.
We love... that guests not staying in The Vean can hire a range of luxury estate cottages through caerhaysholidays.co.uk. There's a wide range of individual, beautifully restored properties for all tastes including Fish Sheds, Lime Kiln and the Rabbit Warren.
Contact: 01872 501 310, visit.caerhays.co.uk
Caerhays Estate, Gorran, St Austell, PL26 6LY