Knightor Winery, Trethurgy Cornwall, Saint Austell PL26 8YQ
Knightor Winery is one of the most popular wedding venues in St. Austell. This gorgeous rustic wedding venue is known for hosting memorable celebrations. I've photographed three weddings here myself, and the atmosphere is fantastic. It's the perfect place for couples planning a magical rustic wedding in the St Austell area.
If you're planning to have your wedding at Knightor Winery, here are some essential details about this lovely wedding venue.
So read through and then book a tour to help you decide if this is the perfect location for your celebration.
Your Cornish Wedding at Knightor Winery
Knightor Winery is perfect for rustic, vineyard and historical weddings. It can host up to 150 guests and offers indoor and outdoor celebration spaces. With experienced staff on hand to help make your planning easy, it is no wonder couples love this venue and rate it so highly.
Knightor Winery has a history of people staying around it since 1305. It was initially spelt "Creghtyer", which is Cornish for wrinkled land. Its current name was first traced from survey records dating back to 1805.
Knightor Winery was the site of a grand manor that was demolished and rebuilt around the late 18th century. It, however, still has some details from the early times, like an ancient date stone. You'll also find masonry from that time in and around the grounds.
Things changed a bit for Knightor Winery and its surrounding areas when China Clay was discovered there. Since then, the venue passed through several owners until its current proprietors, who purchased it in 2010.
Located in St. Austell Bay, Knightor Winery comprises about four acres of ground. This includes gardens, a courtyard, vines, an arbour and a beautiful pond. The venue offers couples exclusivity for their special day with no near neighbours.
Knightor Winery is a working winery and a farmstead, so guests and couples make allowances for that, but it means you get some of the freshest food and the best in house wines.
Wedding Packages & Price
Weddings at Knightor Winery start at just £2,950 (Correct as of 03/2022). Packages include exclusive use of the entire venue, including the farmhouse for accommodation. Couples who choose to have an outdoor wedding also get a backup plan; as we know, the Cornish weather can be unpredictable.
There is the historic granite barn and the courtyard venue. The vaulted threshing barn, in particular, has lovely wooden details and magnificent arcs.
The courtyard is perfect for cocktail hour and also intimate celebrations. You'll love the atmosphere these locations create. You can also have a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the arbour overlooking the pond. This breath-taking space can be used for both your ceremony and cocktail hour.
The first floor of the venue is where the larger indoor ceremonies take place, check out the slider below to see how they are able to transition the ceremony room into the reception area for your evening meal.
Receptions at Knightor Winery can be hosted both indoors and outdoors too. Any of their delicious menus can be served outdoors. The barn is, however, always available for backup. The first floor of this space is perfect for a sit-down dinner with loved ones and family, and the downstairs is converted into the dance floor in the evening.
There are multiple accommodation options for couples and their loved ones at Knightor Winery. The first is the manor house comprising six bedrooms, the second is the orchard barn with lovely amenities and bifold doors that open onto the gorgeous orchard, and the third is the two spacious bell tents.
There are also many bed-and-breakfasts around the area to cater for more guests if necessary. Knightor Winery is a chance for you and your loved ones to escape to the luxury of the countryside.
Knightor Winery offers couples a lot when it comes to weddings at their venue. A bridal suite is beautiful and perfect for getting ready and awesome pictures while at it. There are also experienced staff available to help you navigate your planning at this wedding venue.
Knightor Winery also offers a delicious menu with fresh local options that are sure to impress. You can also have your fill of delicious English wines with guests at the venue. The opportunities for beautiful pictures are numerous. I especially love the arbour and the orchard with its peaceful setting.
The downtime between the ceremony and the reception is usually when your photographer will want to capture your group photos and portraits of you as a married couple!
There are lots of fantastic photo opportunities on the grounds of the winery. Whether it's at the lake, under the arbour or in the orchard, you and your photographer have plenty of choices when it comes to backdrops.
Planning your Cornish wedding at Knightor Winery is sure to be a delight. You'll love the facilities and amenities available to make your wedding a success, and afterwards, the pictures will speak for themselves. Please get in touch with their wedding team if you'd love to take a tour. Best of luck!
I'd love to document your wedding at Knightor Wedding. At Steven Rees Webb Photography, capturing spectacular Cornish weddings is my speciality. So, contact me today. I'd be delighted to hear from you.
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My name is Steven! I'm a full-time documentary wedding photographer from Cornwall. I specialise in relaxed and unposed photography, capturing the moments of your day as they happen.
I love what I do, and I always have fun doing it. If you are looking for someone to capture every moment, create beautiful lasting memories, someone who will laugh with your guests, talk to the kids, pet all the dogs and get stuck into almost any task on the day, then I am the person for you!