Cornish Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2022

Choosing your wedding date is one of the first steps in your wedding planning. In one of the most popular posts on my blog, "Wedding dates to avoid in 2022, 2023 & 2024", I go over the events and holidays happening all over the UK and highlight some of the dates you might not want to choose for your wedding day. If you aren't from the area or you just don't keep up to date with what's going on this list is for you.

Knowing in advance of the large gatherings can enable you to add more time in your wedding schedule for travelling between locations or it might be an idea to put the guest arrival time 30 minutes earlier to ensure everyone can make it on time. Be sure to check the dates at the bottom of the page to ensure no last-minute surprises!

Three Reasons To Avoid Booking On The Same Day As A Local Event

Traffic: As you know the Cornish roads aren't perfect at the best of times let alone when thousands of people descend on a tiny village for an event. If you are travelling between your ceremony and reception you will find that travel time can vary wildly depending on traffic. If there is something happening nearby it will be good to add extra travel time to your schedule. Some couples choose to mention it on the RSVP or wedding website to let their guests know to leave slightly earlier.

Accommodation: If you are eloping or having lots of family and guests travelling from all over the country you will find the price of accommodation will skyrocket or in some cases be fully booked months in advance around the dates of Cornwall's biggest events. Events like the Fowey Regatta for example will have all the accommodation in and around Fowey booked up as soon as the dates are announced, and the accommodation that's left is probably overpriced.

Guests: Let's say you and your friends are big Cider drinkers, booking your wedding on the same date as Rattler Fest at Healeys Cyder Farm might mean some of your guests have to change their plans to be able to make it.

Wedding Dates To Avoid In Cornwall 2022:

  • World Pasty Championships, Eden Project, St Austell (5th of March)
  • Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show, Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (2nd to the 3rd of April)
  • St Endellion Easter Festival, St Endellion (9th to the 17th of April)
  • Porthleven Food Festival, Porthleven (22-24 April)
  • Rattler Fest, Healeys Cyder Farm (22th to the 24th of April)
  • Trevithick Day, Camborne (30th of April)
  • St Ives May Day, St Ives (1st of May)
  • Padstow Obby Oss, Padstow (1st of May)
  • Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature, Fowey (6th to the 14th of May)
  • Flora Day, Helston (7th of May)
  • St Ives Food & Drink Festival, St Ives (13th to the 15th of May)
  • Eden Sessions, Eden Project, St Austell (Various dates between the 16th May and the 29th June)
  • Bude and Stratton Folk Festival, Bude (26th to the 30th of May)
  • My Birthday (28th of May)
  • The Great Estate Festival, Scorrier (2nd to the 5th of June)
  • Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge (9th to the 11th of June)
  • Tunes in the Dunes, Perranporth (24th to the 26th of June)
  • Pandafest, Bodmin (8th to the 9th of July)
  • Leopallooza, Nr Bude (22nd to the 24th of July)
  • Charlestown Regatta, Charlestown (23rd to the 29th of July)
  • Rock Oyster Festival, Rock (29th to the 31st of July)
  • St Endellion Summer Festival, St Endellion (26th of July to the 5th of August)
  • Falmouth Week, Falmouth (5th to the 14th of August)
  • Boardmasters Festival, Newquay (10th to the 14th of August)
  • Fowey Royal Regatta, Fowey (14th to the 20th of August)
  • Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge (26th to the 29th of August)
  • Looe Music Festival, Looe (16th to the 18th of September)
  • Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival, Healeys Cyder Farm (9th to the 11th of September)
  • St Ives September Festival, St Ives (10th to the 24th of September)
  • Looe Live, Venues across Looe (16th to the 18th of September)
  • Falmouth Oyster Festival, Falmouth (13th to the 16th of October)

The key with these dates is to choose one that has significance to you and confirm that it’s free of any other festivities. Best of luck!

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