Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding - May/June 2024 (Issue 49)

Cool ways TO CATER Tasty menu ideas Magical outdoor venues BEACH READY Hot honeymoon buys MAY/JUN 2024 £3.55 DEVON CORNWALL & WEDDING Love al fresco Real-life loving Wedding couples reveal all Short AND chic Sassy bridal dress styles NEWS AND OFFERS The latest happenings

Website: Instagram: @osborne_hotel_torquay Facebook: @osbornehotel The best day of your life deserves a unique and memorable setting, and where better to celebrate your love than overlooking the sparkling sea in a historic regency hotel. The Osborne Hotel is grand enough to be luxurious and yet small enough to offer unrivalled care and attention to each guest. With our historical ambiance and contemporary styling, we believe we offer a unique venue, tailored individually for your dream wedding. We have two options for your civil ceremony or partnership, each with their own unique character and charm. With panoramic sea views that overlook Meadfoot beach our venue brings an oceanic touch to your ceremony. Weddings & Civil Ceremonies THE OSBORNE HOTEL Osborne Hotel, Hesketh Crescent, Torquay, TQ1 2LL E: T: 01803 213311

REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER A warm welcome from Claire 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around the regions 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 50 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer big-day advice 82 COMPETITION Win a £1,000 jewellery voucher from 77 Diamonds CONTENTSMAY/JUNE 2024 VENUES 15 THE GREAT OUTDOORS Magical al fresco venue options 21 SPOTLIGHT ON North and West Cornwall On the cover I Do Film and Photos created our romantic cover this issue of real-life couple Becky and Josh on their wedding day. Turn to page 33 to read all about it and to see the full list of local suppliers. To book I Do Film and Photos for your wedding, visit 38 FEATURES 45 COOL CATERERS Wedding menu ideas and inspiration. 53 YOUR DAY, A SUSTAINABLE WAY Tips from local wedding stylists and planners 45 66 3

HONEYMOONS 76 HONEYMOON NEWS Our travel editor reveals the newest openings and honeymoon essentials 78 SOME LIKE IT HOT Remember to pack your sunscreen for these tropical honeymoon destinations 80 BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE Wrap up warm when visiting these chilly honeymoon destinations 83 SWEET ESCAPES Enjoy a relaxing minimoon in some of the UK’s best boltholes 62 33 76 REAL WEDDINGS 26 THE GREATEST SHOW Emma and Aaron picked a fun circus theme 33 CORNISH CHARM Becky and Josh enjoyed a rustic-inspired farm wedding decorated with wildflowers 38 GLASTONBURY VIBES Jen and Chris’s festival-inspired wedding took place at Devon’s stunning Bickley Mill GROOMS 72 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 74 HUE COMPLETE ME We’ve rounded up some of the latest on-trend products for the groom-to-be 56 21 FASHION & BEAUTY 56 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 57 ALL DRESSED UP These strappy styles will take you from day to dancefloor 62 BEACH READY These hero honeymoon buys are suitcase essentials 63 SHORT AND CHIC These sassy styles are always in fashion 66 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with the latest must-haves 68 FEELING FABULOUS We caught up with celebrity hair stylist and innovator Gustav Fouche 70 COLOUR ME HAPPY Our beauty editor is a new woman thanks to House of Colour’s expert colour analysis 71 BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 73 FIT TO PERFECTION London-based tailors Fielding & Nicholson share their top tips for finding a wedding suit 4

Photography: Olivia Rossi Sub-tropical Celebrations More than just a venue

Wedding season is now upon us! For those of you who have just become engaged (maybe you enjoyed a May bank holiday proposal) then congratulations, you’re at the beginning of your wedding planning journey. For those of you putting the finishing touches to a late-summer celebration then take inspiration from our local real-life wedding couples and advice from a host of expert regional suppliers. That’s not all – there’s also all the latest wed-day news, exclusive offers, fashion, beauty and hot honeymoon buys. Until the next issue... Claire x ISSN 2397-4133 Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by Ellis Media and Events Ltd. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding is published six times a year. Claire Ridley, Editor Love is in the air ADVERTISING Account Manager Tony Smith | 01376 538 562 @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and DESIGN 01376 535 616 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 MANAGING DIRECTOR Sarah Ellis | 01376 535 602 EDITORIAL Editor Claire Ridley | 01376 535 611 Say cheese! This all-white wedding cake of different cheese varieties from Sharpham Dairy looks stylish and tastes even better! See more of their mouthwatering designs on page 45. Wow, what a view! Pier One Plymouth is a restaurant and wedding venue boasting panoramic sea vistas. We have teamed up with them to offer lucky readers 10% off a wedding booking revealed on page 13. Congratulations to the team at Valleyside Escapes who recently scooped Gold at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Read all about the win on page nine. I’ll be hitting the beach in Crete this summer and at the top of my what-to-pack wish list is this Jimmy Choo bikini, towel and beach bag. Turn to page 62 to get beach-ready! 6

Gemma Halliwell from West Country Wedding Planner in Exeter reveals how to dress your big day your way on page 53. I love anything quirky and retro so I want to book a stay in this 1974 Highlands Airstream this summer! What a fantastic way to spend your first night or mini-moon as newlyweds. Read all about it on page 50. How cute are these thank you cards designed and printed by the talented team at Sidmouth Print in Devon? See more fabulous creations on page 51. Dreaming of an exotic honeymoon? Turn to page 76 to feel inspired! EDITOR’S LETTER 7

Plymbridge Road . Plympton . PL7 4QG 01752 339113 Call or email Amanda Taylor for more details A premier venue in Plymouth for the perfect wedding Plan your dream wedding with an exclusive personalised package at one of Plymouth and Devon’s favourite wedding venues. With stunning panoramic views across Plymouth Sound and Dartmoor, Boringdon Park is an elegant and modern venue thats the perfect location for your special day. Set in the heart of 200 acres of delightful grounds savour the magnificent vista as you approach our ever-popular venue up the impressive driveway – views that will give you a memorable backdrop to an unforgettable day. We are now booking weddings for 2025-2026 with limited late availability for 2024. Memory Maker Ceremonies for a lifetime of Celebrations Your Ceremony, Your Way The only Limit is your Imagination 07525 848667 01392 832483 A beautiful location for your perfect day LORD HALDON COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

All the latest from around both regions WEST DEVON-INSPIRED BRAND HURDWICK JOINS GIFTS INSTEAD OF FLOWERS Hurdwick, a handmade bag brand that’s inspired by West Devon’s quarrying heritage weaving together craftsmanship, history, and beauty, has joined Gifts Instead of Flowers. Each bag is thoughtfully named after quarrying terms like Breccia or Whinstone of Fleuri connecting them to their rugged origins and Hurdwick bags boast a unique pattern and colour scheme that reflects both their heritage and their commitment to quality and durability. These accessories are more than just bags; they carry the story of West Devon’s rugged landscape. To shop, visit and to find out more about this brand, visit NEWS WATERSMEET AWARDED CONDÉ NAST JOHANSEN’S BEST WATERSIDE HOTEL FOR UK AND IRELAND 2024 Regarded as North Devon’s premier coastal escape boasting romantic views, Watersmeet Hotel & Restaurant has reopened for the season after being awarded Condé Nast Johansen’s Best Waterside Hotel for UK and Ireland 2024. Located on a clifftop on North Devon’s rugged Atlantic coast, between the village of Mortehoe and the traditional seaside surf spot of Woolacombe, the hotel overlooks Combesgate Beach with various National Trust coastal trails (including Morte Point and Baggy Point) in the immediate vicinity. The property has private steps down to this sandy cove, perfect for bodyboarding and rock-pooling. Surfing, kayaking, coasteering and horse riding are all available nearby whilst golfers can enjoy two world-class links courses within a short distance. The 28 individually decorated bedrooms and suites combine comfort and luxury with dramatic views stretching towards Hartland Point, Baggy Point and Lundy Island. This stunning Edwardian property has recently enjoyed some internal refurbishment including in the luxurious and spacious Combesgate Room. Other highlights include the creation of a multi-purpose area on the lawn for informal and formal al fresco dining and smaller wedding ceremonies and private parties. The accommodation, like the rest of the property, is contemporary and airy, with wooden floors, driftwood lamps and Lloyd Loom chairs. At the heart of Watersmeet is its stunning terrace spread across two levels where lunch is served in the sunshine. A candle-lit dinner can be enjoyed in the two-AA rosette Rocks Restaurant, with dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients from the land and sea. The hotel offers a heated outdoor pool, an indoor pool with a hot spa and a steam room. To find out more and to book, visit Nearlywed EDITOR LOVES Classic car enthusiasts recently saw the annual Figaro Owners Club rally come to Dawlish Warren - a great destination for a mini-moon in the region. The Devon Figaro Rally 2024 attracted 40 Figaro owners and the three days of convoy driving enjoyed the sights of Teignmouth, Torquay, Paignton, Stoke Fleming, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Otterton, Sidmouth, Honiton, Postbridge, Tavistock, Ashburton, Chudleigh Knighton and Kingsteignton. Devon residents and tourists enjoyed the spectacle as the pastel procession made its way around the county. Only 20,000 Figaro’s were ever manufactured, back in 1991, by Nissan in Japan, To plan a mini-moon in Dawlish, visit THE FALMOUTH CRINGE ANNOUNCES FIRST GIG OF 2024 The Falmouth Cringe has announced its first gig of 2024, featuring the comedy sensation, Kiri PritchardMcLean (pictured). Following the incredible success of last year’s secret opening night gig, Kiri returns with the final, public version of her show, and tickets are now available. The Falmouth Cringe is the first comedy festival of its kind in the South West, returning for its third edition from the 4th to the 7th of July. Pritchard McLean’s show, Peacock will come to The Poly on Saturday 8th July at 8 pm. The Falmouth Cringe is promising its biggest festival yet, with more than 35 shows. Co-director Johanna Tate said: “Our audiences helped to craft Kiri’s most personal show to date. She opened The Falmouth Cringe last year and made the audience promise to keep the content of that opening night gig a secret. This year, she’s back with the public version of that very intimate, personal show. To book, visit 9 LOCAL NEWS

ST MORITZ HOTEL + COWSHED SPA UNDERGOES A SPA UPGRADE In June, St Moritz Hotel + Cowshed Spa, based in Trebetherick near Rock and Polzeath, will be opening its multi-million pound upgraded leisure facilities, re-instating the Cornish hotel as the optimum wellness destination in the south west. The result of this refurbishment project will be a complete rework of the hotel’s pool area into a new, slick and modern wellness space. Reimagining the immersive spa experience, the new wellness centre will feature a high-tech outdoor hydro pool, a spacious new steam room and a sauna alongside elemental ice fountains and sensory showers. The well-balanced design has been managed by Steve Coombe of 3idog who has been briefed to create a timelessly stylish space with a focus on the ultimate wellness experience. St Moritz Hotel is home to the only Cowshed Spa outside of Soho House properties and the only coastal one in the UK. The Soho House interior styling of the Cowshed Spa will be carried through with the addition of glamorous new changing rooms and indoor pool seating and lounging. With its Miami-inspired, colourful interiors, the tiling throughout will provide a classic and stylish aesthetic, with Italian rock and pebble-inspired signature flooring and marble white mosaics in the pools. For the walls, blocks of colour will complement blush pink tiles. The vivid fabric coloured patterns and stripes utilised on the stylish new four-poster day beds perfectly capture the vibrant and energetic essence of Miami, blending bold patterns and vivid hues such as turquoise, coral and sunny yellows to create an element of playfulness. Hugh Ridgway, the founder of St Moritz Hotel, says, “When we built St Moritz almost 15 years ago, we dedicated ourselves to being at the forefront of the needs and wants of 21st century Cornish holidaymakers and short-breakers. We built the ultimate Cornish coastal hotel, retaining only the original indoor swimming pool. However, almost 15 years on, it’s ready to retire. So, for 2024, we’re undertaking a £2+ million rebuild of our indoor swimming pool as an extension of our extremely popular coastal Cowshed Spa and in doing so, are stepping further into the luxury wellness landscape.” Sara Last, director of operations at the St Moritz Hotel + Cowshed Spa, said, “With our upcoming £2+ million spa renovation, and our current hot and cold contrast therapy Wild Spa, we are on an ongoing mission to make St Moritz Hotel the optimum wellness destination in the South West. We’re continually blending all our partners and their luxury wellness experiences – Cowshed Spa and our consultancy chef Stephane Delourme – alongside all of our passionate and committed team into this pioneering 21st-century wellness experience, that is perfectly placed for our location right here in the heart of Cornwall’s coastal playground.” Hugh Ridgway adds, “Whilst we undergo our major indoor swimming pool works, we have a whole new winter wonder for our guests and visitors in the form of our first-of-its-kind St Moritz Wild Spa, complete with an oceanside tipi, an inside/outside spa and a full rejuvenation programme running alongside it.” More than just a hotel, St Moritz and its Cowshed Spa has elements of a transatlantic beach resort on the stunning Cornish north coast. It’s the ideal destination for a relaxing beach holiday, indulgent spa break or a romantic honeymoon. To find out more, visit CAERHAYS UNVEIL THIRD LICENSED SITE, BEACH MEADOW Cornwall’s Caerhays estate is celebrating a third fully licensed wedding site, Beach Meadow, located a stone’s throw from the sea. Lucinda Rimmington, marketing manager at Caerhays Estate commented, “We feel proud to be unveiling Beach Meadow as our third fully licensed site in which couples can say their vows at Caerhays. It does have the wow factor, and is the closest licensed wedding venue to the sea on the South Coast of Cornwall - it’s hard to beat that!” With only a handful of beach-front locations in Cornwall where you can officially say ‘I do’, Caerhays also boasts Coastguards Lookout, The Vean as well as Beach Meadow where couples can marry next to the ocean and enjoy barefoot beach strolls and majestic castle views. To find out more and to book, visit VALLEYSIDE ESCAPES IN DEVON SCOOPS GOLD AT THE SOUTH WEST TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARDS Valleyside Escapes, a luxury glamping site in Bickleigh and the sister arm of the rustic wedding venue Valleyside Barn has been honoured as the top glamping site in the South West and awarded Gold in the Glamping Business of the Year category, at the 2023/24 South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Emma Wright, who runs Valleyside Barn & Escapes with her husband Matthew said, “To be honoured as the top glamping site in the South West is phenomenal and we are so happy and proud of this achievement! In 2022 we welcomed our first ‘wedding glampers’ and last year 70% of our couples also opted to book our glamping tents for their wedding accommodation. The option of having their closest family and friends stay on-site to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime moment is appealing.” Valleyside Escapes was automatically entered into the regional awards after winning gold in the Visit Devon 2023-24 awards in the glamping category last November. This is Valleyside Escapes’ 9th award since opening over five years ago. The glamping site has three large safari tents overlooking the picturesque Exe Valley. Stunning sunsets provide a perfect spot for couples’ photos and a private stretch of the River Exe where newlyweds often venture for intimate shots. Owner Matthew Wright said, “We are extremely proud of this award and hope to replicate this success for Valleyside Barn.” To find out more and to book, visit 10 https:// *Photographs by Emma Stoner Photography Bespoke, Unique, Coastal, Historical – all words that can be used to describe our weddings at CLIFF HOUSE SALCOMBE… "Supporting you in the creation of your highly bespoke and beautifully heartfelt wedding ceremony. It will honour your love story and bring smiles, laughter and tears of joy". Website: Mobile: 07837 988120 Facebook: Instagram: @celebrant_sue_byyourside Get in Touch! Higher Bughill Events Events for all your special needs! Weddings | Birthday Parties | Christenings | Anniversaries| Special Occasions Higher Bughill Events 07387152125

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SEASIDE VIBES Pier One Plymouth is a restaurant and wedding venue perched in a highly desirable location in Devon’s ‘Ocean City’ - it’s the only restaurant here that enjoys the same spectacular sea views from its floor-to-ceiling windows as those once enjoyed from Plymouth’s historic pier. Perfectly placed to admire the stunning sunsets, wedding ceremonies can take place on the balcony overlooking Plymouth Sound while the reception is hosted in the stylish dining room meaning the entire celebration can be enjoyed under one roof. The All Day Package offers the hire of these spaces while the Sunset Package invites a minimum of 60 guests to enjoy the evening reception from 6 pm until midnight. Couples wishing to host a small intimate gathering of loved ones can do so with the Lunch Time Package allowing a minimum of 30 people to gather on the balcony from 11 am until 4 pm to witness the ceremony followed by a two-course lunch. The delicious big-day menus on offer include canapés, a three-course wedding breakfast and an evening buffet. Turn to page 45 to read more. Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding has teamed up with Pier One Plymouth to offer readers a 10% discount on winter wedding bookings from November 2024 until March 2025. To find out more and to book, call the team on 01752 251 320. MADE WITH LOVE Win £150 to spend on handmade and personalised jewellery at Posh Totty Designs! Award-winning UK jewellery brand, Posh Totty Designs is giving away a £150 voucher to spend on beautiful handmade and personalised pieces from its stunning Wedding Collection. Posh Totty Designs is a female-led business with boutique stores in both London and the brand’s hometown Brighton. Every piece is crafted with love by a team of professional jewellers in its coastal workshop, using high-quality recycled sterling silver and gold, and ethically sourced gemstones. The workshop team can personalise your jewellery to create something completely unique and meaningful to you, whether it be bridesmaids’ necklaces inset with their birthstones, or cufflinks for the groomsmen hand-stamped with initials and the wedding date. Blending timeless style with emotion and sentiment, choose the perfect piece for your perfect day. Visit to view the full collection. For your chance to win, enter via the website by 31st July. Terms and conditions apply. Take advantage of these great giveaways Freebies & OFFERS Photography of Pier One Plymouth courtesy of FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

Romantic Rustic Barn with Beautiful Pet Friendly Grounds Ashridge Great Barn 01837 352025 North Tawton, Devon • 01736 800490 Coast Kitchen Bar Terrace, Beachside Holiday Park, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 5AW W er o , td r ind r we ing r monies, r ptions, lmets, vw rew s n 10% r wi„ r n †‡ˆ‰tioŠ n p‹ es Œ Ž‘ n Ž r g’“s. Bickleigh Castle An English Historical Landmark Where Wedding Dreams Do Come True! Bickleigh Castle, Tiverton, Devon EX16 8RP | 01884 855 363 | Devon’s Hidden Gem. Your Unique Exclusive Use Wedding Venue. For available dates or to arrange your viewing call us today, or go to: THE 2021 WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS: NATIONAL WINNER IMAGE BY JOSHUA GOODING PHOTOGRAPHY

THE FALMOUTH, CORNWALL This landmark hotel is nestled on Castle Beach, commanding unparalleled views of one of the most exquisite bays in the region. The hotel boasts 71 individually curated bedrooms, an expansive heated indoor swimming pool, an indulgent spa treatment room plus an extensive menu of culinary delights served in the Castle Beach Restaurant. Ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 100 guests take place in the Pendennis Ballroom which also hosts up to 160 loved ones for the evening celebrations. It’s an expansive space with an intricately designed ceiling, a dedicated private bar and a dancefloor and it enjoys far-flung views of the pretty gardens. The Terrace Room offers a bright and airy ambience, providing enchanting views of Castle Beach and stretching to the sea beyond. It can host up to 100 loved ones for the ceremony and seat up to 60 guests for the wedding breakfast. Alternatively, the beautifully decorated Camellia & Windsor Room is ideal for smaller gatherings of up to 20 guests. Wedding packages include the Pendennis Package and the Castle Beach Package. ST MICHAEL’S RESORT, FALMOUTH, CORNWALL Located a stone’s throw from the stunning Gyllyngvase Beach, St Michaels Resort is the perfect destination for a ceremony enjoying the fresh sea air and surrounded by the magical subtropical gardens. Wedding wellness is big here, with the incredible spa boasting an array of pre-wedding and post-wedding treatments. The resort boasts airy, contemporary details with floor-to-ceiling windows offering ocean views in The Bay, the ideal location for a private wedding ceremony of up to 70 guests. With a secluded balcony perfect for big-day pictures, and Gyllyngvase Beach and the subtropical gardens just steps away, a picturesque wedding awaits. For a more intimate setting, look no further than St Michaels’ Wine Vaults, styled with soft romantic lighting and offering the use of a privately manned bar to get the party started. With local produce and fine dining in mind, the chefs of the AA Rosette Brasserie on the Bay will be on hand to provide a delicious dining experience from each couple’s choice of menu. Able to cater for all dietary requirements, couples can choose the perfect dishes to accompany their day. St Michaels invites couples to enjoy a complimentary tasting of the wedding menu to ensure they are happy ahead of their big day. As well as having areas for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and dancefloor, St Michaels also offers discounted stays. Newlyweds can cosy up in a luxury room as they begin their life together and there’s a complimentary one-night stay on the first anniversary so couples can relive their special day. THE GREAT OUTDOORS These stunning venues offer magical outdoor wedding options 15 THEMED VENUES

DEVON & SOMERSET MARQUEES The talented team at Devon and Somerset Marquees have more than 30 years of experience in marquee hire for every type of occasion. They will ensure each event operates like clockwork with clean, quality, stylish marquees for hire, whether it’s for a small intimate wedding or a lavish event. The team work closely with each couple on the theme to provide relevant lighting, heating, furniture and accessories to coordinate. Each marquee offers a blank canvas, whether it’s for a sleek and sophisticated look or a rustic-inspired day. There’s a wide range of linings, furniture, finishings and accessories to choose from and the linings can also be used to transform a barn or village hall. The marquees are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes suitable for small intimate gatherings and large celebrations. A marquee from Devon and Somerset marquees gives couples control over their chosen surroundings, whether this is in their garden, or by the beach somewhere with breathtaking views – all we need is somewhere flat! The accessories barn is packed with everything from tables and chairs to lighting, dancefloors, bars and more to hire. It’s often hard to know how many people to invite and numbers change so these marquees are modular and can add or remove space to accommodate guests safely. HATCH MARQUEE HIRE Hatch Marquee Hire is a leading supplier of frame (clear span) marquees with experience in creating elegant and stylish celebrations, tailor-made to suit each couple’s requirements. Based in Devon, the team supplies the marquee hire service to some of the most beautiful locations throughout the South West including Plymouth and Exeter. The marquees offer the latest in design and the company are specialist in providing marquee hire for weddings, civil ceremonies, parties, and corporate events, as well as marquees for temporary storage, dining extensions and exhibitions. Whether it’s a vintage, festival vibe that couples dream of, a formal traditional feel or a laid-back beach wedding, there’s something for every dream event with a broad range of equipment and furniture for hire including chairs, tables, lighting and dancefloors. Based on a modular system and available in a range of widths, the frame marquees are fully adaptable to fit any size or space which works well when guest numbers change. The team have experience building marquees on lakes, on multiple levels and the steepest of hills! Scan to view video 16

Devon and Somerset Marquees offers you more than 30 years’ experience in marquee hire for weddings. We’ll ensure every aspect of your wedding is catered for, from working with you to design the perfect theme, to providing lighting, heating and furniture to keep guests comfortable throughout the day and night. 01398 351 210 The wedding marquee of your dreams

Call our wedding team on 01736 795311 @carbisbayweddings Carbis Bay Estate, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2NP Marry on the beach at Carbis Bay Estate Perfect coastal venue for your wedding day celebrations, from the wedding ceremony through to an evening reception 2025 wedding packages from £3000 01237 477777 (option 3) MERLEY ROAD, WESTWARD HO! NORTH DEVON

OCEAN EXMOUTH, DEVON The Ocean complex is located on Exmouth seafront, opposite the soft sandy beach which provides a stunning backdrop for a beachside ceremony. The top-floor Ocean Suite is a bright and flexible space complete with a stylish bar and two large terraces. The interior features large windows flooding the room with natural light and allowing guests to admire the stunning views of the surrounding estuary. The décor consists of stylish modern furnishings and neutral colours with ocean-blue accents throughout, providing a sophisticated and modern ambience. Ceremonies take place here, or outside on the large open terrace with sea views. Receptions also take place in the Ocean Suite which can seat up to 200 guests and includes a bar with soft seating, a large dancefloor and a stage for bands or a disco along with audio equipment and lighting. There’s also a cloakroom, bridal suite and bathrooms plus a disabled bathroom. RAYLE FARM, REDRUTH This expansive outdoor venue spanning a picturesque five-acre field offers a picturesque setting for unforgettable celebrations amidst the beauty of the outdoors. It features a stunning white marquee set against the backdrop of natural beauty. Ample parking and convenient toilet blocks ensure comfort and ease for guests while spacious outdoor areas are perfect for mingling. The vibrant interior of this venue exudes warmth and charm. The heart of the space boasts a stylish bar, perfect for mingling and crafting signature cocktails. The spacious dancefloor beckons guests while the snug area, complete with plush seating and Astro turf flooring, provides the perfect backdrop for capturing the unforgettable moments. Embrace the rustic charm of the railway carriage and cosy shepherd huts, offering unique accommodations for guests. With the option for camping beneath the stars, each celebration here transforms into a magical retreat, surrounded by the natural beauty of the enchanting setting. If couples book the three-day package, they are offered a complimentary stay in the railway carriage. There are a few ceremony options, from the marquee creating a beautiful ceremony set up in front of the dancefloor. Another idea is the five-acre field where ceremonies can be set up with chairs, benches or hay bales, creating a gorgeous backdrop of the outdoors. There’s also a lovely woodland area at the bottom of the marquee, next to the river where wedding guests can witness a magical ceremony seated on benches or hay bales under the tall trees. Couples can create their dream reception inside the marquee which provides a blank canvas. Up to 20 round tables seat 10 guests at each one with the extra top table positioned on the dancefloor. Up to 27 eight-foot trestle tables can seat up to 200 loved ones with room for a children’s table, again positioned on the dancefloor. THEMED VENUES 19

One of Cornwall’s most unique small wedding venues, Pengersick Castle is steeped in history with tales of shipwrecks, smuggling and hidden treasure. Grade I listed and dating back to 1520 the castle oozes charm and character with ornately carved fireplaces, massive beams and fine carved stone mullion windows. The castle makes the most magical backdrop for your special day. PENGERSICK LANE, PRAA SANDS, PENZANCE, CORNWALL TR20 9SJ 01736 763973 | | We are the only source of bespoke, legal celebrant-led civil weddings in Cornwall OFFICIALLY YOURS Contact our experienced wedding team to discover more I 0300 1234181 (@] 0 @MyCornwallWedding

INTIMATE TRESEREN WEDDING VENUE WINS AWARD Cornish wedding venue Treseren has been announced as the national winner in The Wedding Industry Awards 2024, the only Cornish winner in this prestigious event that awards the best wedding industry professionals across the country. This micro wedding venue located in the parish of St Newlyn East was up against some big competition in the Historic Building Wedding Venue category when they became the South-West regional finalists. With eight finalists including former royal residences and vast castles, this is a big achievement for Treseren, who have gone from strength to strength after launching their unique brand of ‘small weddings that are big on style’ in late 2018. Treseren has twice been awarded Gold for Wedding Venue of the Year in the Cornwall Tourism Awards and the South-West Tourism Excellence Awards and has now been recognised on a national level in The Wedding Industry Awards. The awards are voted for by couples that have married at the venue and judged by industry professionals, with the glamorous awards ceremony taking place at the Underglobe on London’s Southbank. Fellow Cornish wedding business Flicksbox were also delighted to be recognised at the event, as finalists in the Photo and Video Entertainment Category. “We are so thankful for this recognition of Treseren and our amazing team, who work so hard to create magical wedding experiences for every one of our couples. We were up against some amazing venues across the whole of the UK and see this as a huge achievement and mark of success for our small business in Cornwall,” says owner Emma Caddis. Treseren is a former Mine Captain’s residence, rich in history and architectural features. The beauty of the house is matched by its private and generous grounds, making it the perfect venue for magical small weddings for up to 22 people. Just a 10-minute drive from some of North Cornwall’s most iconic beaches, Treseren offers an idyllic destination wedding venue with a real sense of occasion. “At Treseren, we have grown to know the secret about small, beautiful weddings – those couples choosing to be selective with their guest list can create a really special and magical experience. We set out to create a relaxed wedding experience where couples could retreat and enjoy a celebration over a few days, encompassing the wedding day,” says Emma. Nestled in the Cornish countryside, Treseren is a beautiful exclusive-use country house wedding venue for small weddings that are big on style. Here, Georgian elegance meets contemporary cool, with Austen-esque proportions and an air of romance. The soaring archways and period features are complemented by a neutral palette, blended with vintage and modern pieces, original Cornish art and natural materials. The decadent Cocktail Bar, Loveday’s, is a glamorous addition to the ground floor spaces, creating a special space for celebration. Wedding parties can enjoy use of the entire house for the duration of their stay. It’s home to sumptuous décor and vintage furniture, from the over-the-top gold leaf ceiling and glass chandelier inside Loveday’s Cocktail Bar, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a celebratory drink. The inspiration for the bar was the glitz and glamour of The Great Gatsby and it was named after Loveday Champion, a resident at Treseren in the 1840’s. The beauty of the house is matched by its private and generous grounds, making it a truly peaceful retreat, with plenty of spaces to relax and play. Located just a 10-minute drive from some of North Cornwall’s most iconic beaches, Treseren is an idyllic destination wedding venue, with wedding parties enjoying exclusive use of the house and gardens. With licensed outdoor ceremony spaces including the canopy of a 200-year-old walnut tree, many couples choose to make the most of the beautiful gardens and say their vows outside. The terraces provide the perfect location for an al fresco drinks reception with croquet on the adjoining lawns. Treseren specialises in small weddings, with a maximum capacity of 22 guests. Ceremonies can take place in the Wedding Room, or outside on either the Walnut Tree Lawn, the Front Lawn or the Covered Terrace. Weddings at Treseren are much more than a one-day affair, with weekend weddings including a three-night stay, so that the happy couple and their closest loved ones can enjoy quality time together celebrating such a special moment in their lives. Guests are greeted with homemade cake and tea, and later in the evening, a locally sourced welcome meal as they are invited to relax and enjoy meaningful interactions, setting the tone for the weekend ahead with a unique blend of five-star service in a home-from-home atmosphere. VENUES IN NORTH AND WEST CORNWALL Spotlight on... What’s new? Scan to view video 21 LOCAL VENUES

ROSWARNE HOUSE, HOLMAN PARK This classical Georgian Grade II-listed house commands a prime position in six acres of parkland. It’s approached via electric gates leading up a driveway to the front of the house where there’s a columned entrance porch welcoming guests. Inside, it’s Jane Austen in style with 29 rooms featuring tall ceilings and several beautiful rooms, including the Ballroom, Drawing Room, Music Room, Library, and the circle of the Orangery. The elliptical staircase leading to the marble hallway with red marble columns offers big-day photo opportunities. The grounds are alive with trees, shrubs and flowers, with magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias in the spring, and bluebells and roses as the summer approaches. There’s plenty of seated space outside under the Balinese parasols when the sun is shining. Ceremonies take place in the Drawing Room, which faces south and has three pairs of French windows opening on to the lawn. The marble hallway is also ideal for a dramatic ceremony as one can enter the hall via the sweeping staircase to make a striking entrance and the elegant Orangery offers another option accommodating up to 40 people. Receptions take place in the Orangery, or there’s also a large Dining Room and Ballroom with tables and chairs set for the wedding breakfast. This room offers a variety of different lighting effects and large curved windows which allow access to the garden. This classic Regency historical house offers accommodation for up to 18 people inside the house. POLURRIAN ON THE LIZARD UNVEIL HEN PARTY SPECIAL This award-winning Cornish wedding venue in Helston offers the space, facilities and freedom to create an unforgettable day. There’s fantastic food and drink, impressive sea view reception rooms and 41 individually styled bedrooms to wow guests. Both intimate weddings and large parties can be catered for, with a choice of exclusive and non-exclusive packages and the experienced wedding and events team is on hand to help couples realise their dream day. On a clear day, the uninterrupted views from Polurrian Cove stretch to the southwest tip of Cornwall, including the iconic St Michael’s Mount. Ceremonies and receptions take place in The Cove View Suite which provides a perfect blank canvas for most themes. This versatile room is bright and airy, with its own bar, private washroom facilities and views of the sea from its private terrace. The suite has a maximum capacity of 90 guests for the ceremony and up to 100 people seated for the wedding breakfast. During the high season from May to December, prices start from £1,000 and during the low season from January to April, prices start from £700. The restaurant offers stunning, panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean and is decorated and furnished in a modern, contemporary style, offering a maximum capacity of 60 ceremony guests. This space has been designed with a timeless style and laid-back comfort in mind. It’s available to hire from January to June and during September, October and November with prices from £2,500. A vista ceremony starts from £1,500. Perfect for smaller, more intimate ceremonies and the wedding breakfast for a maximum of up to 60 guests is the Marconi room with its classic details, fitting for a timeless wedding. Prices start from £500 during the high season from May until December and from £300 during the low season from January to April. Alternatively, the spacious and stunning Vista Lounge offers uninterrupted sea views, gorgeous furnishings and fittings and is bathed in natural light. Guests will be blown away by the sheer beauty of this space that’s large enough to host an impressive celebration yet still create a party atmosphere. For couples who book the Island View Suite package, the mini electric Nosmoke vehicle is available to use. There’s also a Hen Party Special, perfect for those who want a pre-wedding pamper that includes a one-night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast plus cocktail making and a signature cocktail or prosecco on arrival. It also includes full use of the Health Club facilities plus a 30-minute treatment for the hens and an hour for the bride-to-be. Rates start from £314. To book, visit Scan to view video 22

A UNIQUE, LUXURY, EXCLUSIVE HIRE WEDDING VENUE IN CORNWALL At Roswarne we know that a wedding is more than the best day of your life; it should linger over a few days or more. Our accommodation suites and party rooms are bookable in many combinations to suit the individual requirements of each happy couple. Set in six acres of grounds at Holman Park, the last ten years have seen painstaking renovation, and this, combined with the fascinating provenance of Roswarne’s service to the community makes this place so incredibly special... The most beautiful celebrations will be held at this majestic Regency house. Our unique venue offers everything needed to create your perfect event. Elizabeth: 07771 518869 | Roswarne House, Holman Park, Tehidy Road, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 8FD | ROSWARNE

INFO@POLURRIANHOTEL.COM POLURRIAN ROAD, MULLION, CORNWALL TR12 7EN 0844 502 8330 • POLURRIANHOTEL.COM Your coastal wedding #PolurrianOnTheLizard With breathtaking panoramic sea views, Polurrian on the Lizard offers a stunning location to make your dream wedding come true. Pol_Wedding advert_195x141mm_V1.indd 1 12/09/2023 10:40 01637 861227 Laid back weddings on the Cornish coastline. Quote DCWEDD. T&C’s apply. Complimntayspadayexpeience whnyobokyor wddig!

SCORRIER HOUSE, REDRUTH Scorrier House provides a romantic and refined backdrop for weddings surrounded by a 400-acre private estate. There’s a large private garden filled with exotic plants, a swimming pool and a wood-fired sauna. There’s also the Secret Garden, an ancient walled space with a shepherd’s hut sleeping two people, plus the Stable House located in a historic stable courtyard sleeping up to ten guests. Ceremonies take place in the Grand Hall under a magnificent sweeping double staircase. Here, 120 loved ones can gather and this space can be transformed for receptions, followed by dancing in the Drawing Room with its stucco ceiling and tall bay windows which opens into the vibrant conservatory and recently refurbished bar. During the summer months, couples can say they do in the rose-clad historic walled garden, pool garden by the swimming pool in front of the gazebo, or several other outdoor locations including Whispering Woods, a woodland glade with a hand-built stage. From al fresco drinks and canapés afterwards to lawn games including croquet, boules, and rounders, there’s an outdoor space to suit any kind of reception and marquees can be erected on the lawn for larger gatherings. The exotic conservatory and historical garden both provide a unique backdrop for wedding photos, as does the iconic staircase, plus accommodation is included in the price. COAST BEACHSIDE, HAYLE This contemporary wedding event space in Cornwall boasts some of the best sea views in the region from its unique beachfront location. It comes fully equipped with a licensed bar, restaurant, sea-view balcony, children’s soft play area and more. At Coast, the beach wedding venue, couples can marry by the sea. Tucked within the dunes above St Ives Bay, it’s within walking distance of the glittering shoreline and ideally located for weddings on the beach. Hire includes Coast, the contemporary restaurant and function space with a bar, terrace and sea-view balcony, as well as the chance to get married on the beach itself. Why not walk down the ‘aisle’ between rolling dunes to say I do, or tie the knot on our sun-kissed green? Ceremonies take place for up to 100 guests on the beach, right on the golden sandy shores of the beautiful St Ives Bay or outside on the green, on top of the stunning dunes overlooking St Ives Bay. Inside Coast, 100 guests can enjoy the ceremony and reception celebrations. There’s a wide selection of on-site accommodation and pitches for the couple and their guests, perfect for a destination wedding with great facilities such as the restaurant, surf school and outdoor heated pool (seasonal). Accommodation can be included in the wedding package with a 10% discount for guests. Extra options available to book include an evening meal the night before the ceremony, breakfast or brunch the morning after the reception and a bridal brunch option for the wedding morning delivered to the lodge if staying on-site. Included in wedding packages are hire items including a ceremony backdrop hire plus transport and even surf lessons! STENNACK FARM, CAMBORNE This luxe boho wedding and events barn offers a romantic, rustic charm provided by the wooden interior and outdoor views of the rolling Cornish countryside. There’s a staffed bar, plus a kitchen with standard fittings and appliances providing the perfect blank canvas for couples to plan their bespoke day. The venue building has been converted from original farm buildings including a milking parlour and cattle shed. It’s located down a leafy lane away from main roads, and surrounded by green fields and farmland, providing the ultimate exclusivity for a wedding day. Ceremonies and receptions take place inside or outdoors on the patio or decking with music permitted outside until 9 pm. There’s luxury on-site accommodation for up to 22 guests, including the couple getting married, which comprises the barn sleeping up to 10 people, two cottages each sleeping five and the shepherd’s hut ideal for newlyweds sleeping two people. Couples will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a night’s stay, complete with prosecco, in the shepherd’s hut. LOCAL VENUES 25

The Greatest Show Emma and Aaron’s special day was inspired by The Greatest Showman movie, decorated with a circus theme Images courtesy of Romance Photography Emma and Aaron Olver married at The Edgemoor Hotel in Devon. 26

Emma and Aaron met in a local pub through a mutual friend. “Aaron was quiet while I was outgoing and making jokes all night,” Emma tells us. “Aaron was too shy to ask me out so he asked his friend to invite me to spend time with them both and eventually plucked up the courage to ask me on a date - the rest is history!” Aaron proposed on Christmas Eve in the couple’s first home. “He had made a puzzle from a picture of both of us and hid a piece inside each of my Christmas presents,” Emma tells us. “When I put it together, it said ‘Will you marry me’ and as I turned around, he was down on one knee in front of all my family which was a wonderful surprise!” SETTING THE SCENE The venue was located on the edge of Haytor and as soon as the couple viewed it, they knew it would be perfect for their circus theme because it was vintage in style. “I purchased a large black frame, some white cards and gold, red and black sparkly cards and started crafting the place names and a table plan!” Emma tells us. “The tables were named after the songs in The Greatest Showman including Rewrite the Stars and Tightrope. Our top table was called The Big Top.” For their centrepieces, Emma purchased large circular plain hat boxes and got her family involved. “We glued gold sparkly crowns and red gift wrapping around the boxes with “Aaron was driven to the venue in a Ford Mustang which is his dream car.” - Emma “We both felt happy, in love, excited...and tired from all the planning! Most of all, we were so grateful to our guests who came along to celebrate with us.” - Emma 27 REAL WEDDINGS | | 01326 375747 Higher Argal Farm, Budock Water, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5PE

some thick gold rope to make them look like circus drums,” she tells us. “We had our initials, A&E, along with a lion, a top hat and some gold beads draped on top of the hat boxes which looked incredible.” Emma and Aaron’s favours were wedding favour boxes with labels printed with ‘to the circus’ and inside were personalised acrylic puzzle pieces printed with the couple’s initials and wedding date. “We purchased 300 metres of festoon lighting to make the hall look like a big top circus tent and draped fabric swatches in red and white across the curtains to give a circus feel,” Emma says. “We wouldn’t have been able to make it look so amazing if it wasn’t for friends and family helping.” The flower varieties chosen were Emma’s favourites and included red roses, gerberas and white lilies. When it came to their wedding cake, they incorporated their theme. “It featured a unicorn and a sloth because that’s how our loved ones describe us both!” Emma tells us. “We had a delicious afternoon tea followed by a hog roast during the evening.” LOOKING THE PART Emma wore a dress by Ronald Joyce that featured a beautiful long train. “It had a low back with buttons to the floor,” she tells us. I finished my look with a diamanté flower hairpiece teamed with a short veil.” Aaron wore a jacket with tails and carried a cane while the groomsmen wore navy suits with red cravats. “Our bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their red maxi dresses teamed with gold sparkly shoes,” Emma says. TIME TO CELEBRATE “We surprised our guests with circus games including beanbag toss, limbo and a few props,” Emma says. “We hired a bouncy castle which was a hit with everyone and during the evening, we had a DJ. Our first dance was created by Melissa at the Dance Shed and is the best thing we ever did because nobody knew we were doing a special dance and our guests were obsessed with it!” “Jane from Romance Photography was such a great photographer, going above and beyond to ensure we had stunning photos of our special day.” - Emma and Aaron REAL WEDDINGS 29