With its gorgeous seaside setting, charming cobblestone streets, and quaint chapels and inns, it's no wonder that St Ives is such a sought-after and romantic destination for weddings and honeymoons in Cornwall.
From intimate elopements on Porthmeor Beach at sunset to grand affairs in historic venues showcasing sweeping bay views, St Ives offers engaged couples endless inspiration for their special day. Many local venues, galleries and restaurants will help craft a celebration as unique as St Ives itself, whether it's a menu highlighting the freshest local seafood or flowers reflecting the vibrant hues found in the town's one-of-a-kind art.
St Ives' Licenced Wedding Venues
Carbis Bay Hotel
Venue capacity: Up to 150
Address: Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2NP
Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate, a privately owned haven, is perched above its Blue Flag beach, making it an ideal location for beach weddings on the North Cornish coast. With twelve licensed ceremony areas, including the iconic Wedding Hut above the golden sands, the panoramic Ocean Venue, an outdoor garden pavilion, and beautiful function suites in the Main House, it offers a range of stunning settings.
As a photographer, I have visited several times, and it is one of my favourite beach venues in Cornwall. The staff are friendly and always happy to help. There are so many different locations for photos you will be spoilt for choice, and the numerous ceremony locations ensure you have the wedding of your dreams.
Tregenna Castle Hotel
Venue capacity: Up to 250
Address: Trelyon Ave, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2DE
Tregenna Castle Hotel offers six beautiful, fully licensed venues for your wedding ceremony. Whether you dream of an outdoor St Ives ceremony or an intimate space with your closest friends and family, they have venues accommodating 2 - 250 guests, ensuring your ceremony is as unique as your love story.
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
Venue capacity: Up to 100
Address: The Terrace, Saint Ives TR26 2BN
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa boasts a truly outstanding location overlooking Porthminster Beach. Exchange your vows against a backdrop of golden sands, open skies, and clear blue waters. Enjoy champagne on the private terrace, savour canapés, and head to the water's edge for beach photographs. With its ever-changing seascape, magical sunsets, and St Ives romance, this is a unique Cornish wedding venue.
Porthgwidden Beach Cafe
Venue capacity: Up to 30
Address: Dalvenie House, County Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY
Porthgwidden Beach Cafe provides a unique and friendly setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This beachside cafe offers a relaxed atmosphere overlooking an idyllic beach, nestled in a corner of St Ives Bay.
The Old Quay House
Venue capacity: Up to 30
Address: Griggs Quay, Hayle TR27 6JG
The Old Quay House, situated on the water's edge of the RSPB Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve, offers an intimate and unique location for your wedding day. The Azura Deck Summerhouse provides awe-inspiring panoramic views for beautiful photo opportunities. With flexible wedding day options, from traditional grand affairs to intimate ceremonies, it's an ideal venue for making lasting memories.
Address: 1 Godrevy Towans, Gwithian, Hayle TR27 5ED
The Rockpool is licensed for wedding ceremonies and reception celebrations and is known as Cornwall's hidden gem for boutique coastal weddings. Just steps from the sea, its newly renovated event space brings the outdoors inside with natural light and stunning coastal views. Nestled between the dunes of Gwithian and Godrevy on the enchanting Cornish north coast, it's a breathtaking location for your special day.
All Licenced Wedding Venues In St Ives, Cornwall
- Carbis Bay Hotel
- Tregenna Castle Hotel
- St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
- The Rockpool
- The Old Quay House
- Porthgwidden Beach Cafe
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