4 Winter wedding venues in Cornwall 

What makes the perfect winter wedding venue in Cornwall? For most, it’s about being as close to nature as possible, while enjoying the comfort and warmth of a cosy and beautiful space. The below 4 Winter wedding venues all have this in spades! 

  1. Pohawn  Fort
  2. The Eden Project
  3. The Alverton
  4. Scorrier House

While the weather is unpredictable year-round in the UK, you can safely assume that there will at least be a chill in the air in winter. But that shouldn’t stop you from wanting to soak up Cornwall’s outstanding environment. Luckily, there are some incredible winter wedding venue options that offer it all: a unique and unforgettable building to tie the knot, in an equally striking location. Here are some favourites. 


Polhawn Fort


This real Napoleonic fort sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located on the Rame Peninsula and overlooking the ocean at Whitsand Bay. And if that doesn’t paint a magical scene from a bygone era, then picture a cannon, drawbridge and walls eight feet thick thrown in for good measure. 

This wedding venue is perfect for those who are drawn to history and grandeur, or if you’re just looking for something quite different from the ordinary. And winter is an ideal time to have your big day here, as the striking granite building boasts gigantic vaulted ceilings and vast rows of windows which face out to sea. So if you’re unable to venture out into the elements and enjoy the coastal footpath which runs from the Fort’s grounds, you and your guests can still marvel at the coastal views with ease.


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The Eden Project


The Eden Project has gained world recognition, and rightly so. This series of huge biomes, nestled in a crater of a reclaimed china clay pit, offers something extraordinary for your wedding day. 


The biomes house an array of exotic and dazzling plants, taking you from the largest rainforest in captivity with an abundance of luscious greens, to the more golden hues of the Mediterranean biome, typical of the warm climate in South Africa and California. Needless to say, this venue transports you to a different world, and, quite literally, allows you to immerse yourself in nature. You won’t need to step foot outside of the biomes, so any wintery weather won’t impact your special day. 

Scorrier House 


Scorrier House is a family-run country house, situated in a private estate close to the north coast of Cornwall. Since its construction in 1780, Scorrier house has been home to the Williams family for seven generations, who warmly welcome couples here to enjoy the private estate and ideal setting for a charming wedding day. 


One of the greatest features of this venue is the private gardens surrounding the house. Described as an ‘evolving timepiece’, the gardens have been lovingly nurtured to showcase palms, magnolias and an enviable collection of vibrant plants. You’ll also be spoilt with wild meadows, walled gardens and sweeping paths, so there’s no shortage of magic around every corner – whatever the season.


The Alverton Hotel 


This Grade II listed hotel sits on the hillside in the heart of Cornwall’s capital city, Truro. Offering a relaxed, yet elegant, atmosphere, the historic building accommodates both intimate and big weddings, and has everything you could wish for covered. 


The iconic Great Hall has adorned many weddings over the years and sets the scene for an opulent and unforgettable day. In winter, you’ll also want your guests to feel extra comfortable and pampered, and The Alverton does exactly that. Renowned for serving an award-winning wedding breakfast, and with 51 luxurious bedrooms on-site, guests can get settled and experience the full works. It’s also the perfect hub for which to explore Cornwall.     


All of these venues in Cornwall offer a wonderful backdrop for your winter wedding. Get in touch to discuss the magical photos that can be captured here for your big day too! 

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