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  • Writer's pictureCharlotte Atherton

Wedding Venues in Cornwall - Polhawn Fort

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

A unique venue where 'land meets sea'

As a wedding photographer I absolutely love this venue, Historic Fort with private beach and stunning views providing the perfect backdrop for your Wedding Celebrations.

If you're looking for a unique wedding venue in Cornwall, UK, Polhawn Fort is a stunning choice. A real Napoleonic Fort, complete with cannon, drawbridge and walls eight feet thick looking out across the unique Cornish coastline. This historic fort is situated on a cliff-top overlooking the sea, making it the perfect location for a wedding with breath taking views. Polhawn Fort has been renovated and restored to provide modern amenities while still retaining its historical charm. The venue itself can accommodate up to 24 guests, with the option to add more accommodation nearby. The fort also a large dining room, rooftop terrace with an enclosed area perfect for canapes and a chill and not forgetting the great party space, perfect for hosting a wedding reception.

Wedding Photography at Polhawn Fort
The Roof Terrace at Polhawn Fort

Wedding Photography at Polhawn Fort

The stunning grounds surrounding Polhawn Fort provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photography. Charlotte Atherton Photography is located within a 20 minute drive and regularly provides Wedding Photography and Wedding Videography to this location with fantastic knowledge of all the best locations for photography. With its expansive lawns and panoramic sea views, the fort is an ideal setting for an outdoor ceremony or reception. There is also a private beach located below the fort, which is perfect for romantic strolls and memorable photography opportunities.

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A relaxing Summer Wedding Day at Polhawn Fort

More about weddings at Polhawn Fort

Polhawn Fort offers a range of wedding packages to suit different budgets and preferences. The venue is a blank canvas to create your wedding day your way or they can provide the services of an experienced wedding coordinator to help couples plan their special day, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and stress-free. In addition to weddings, Polhawn Fort is also available for private hire for corporate events, parties, and other special occasions.

The venue's unique setting and history make it an unforgettable location for any event. In terms of accessibility, Polhawn Fort is located just a short drive from Plymouth, making it easily accessible from major cities in the UK. The venue also offers parking for guests, and there are a range of accommodation options nearby for those who need to stay overnight.

Polhawn Fort is a unique and stunning wedding venue in Cornwall perfect for Weddings at anytime of the year, offering amazing sea views and a historical setting.

Its Dog friendly too....

They are family too so they should be able to share your Wedding Day with you, if you want them to. Remember they will steal the show!

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Your dog can enjoy your day with you too

A wedding planning tip from me

When planning your wedding day ensure that all your suppliers have either worked at this venue before or are able to visit in advance especially if bringing large items of equipment. Due to the fact it is a fort it’s not perfect for supplier access but with careful planning and preparation it can be done with ease.

Do contact me to discuss your Wedding Photography and Videography requirements


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