The Carlyon Bay Hotel, St Austell Wedding Venue Showcase

The Carlyon Bay Hotel, Sea Rd, Carlyon Bay, Saint Austell PL25 3RD

Carlyon Bay Hotel is a truly magnificent location to celebrate your wedding. The moment I documented the wedding of Mr and Mrs West at this venue, I just had to share it with you. Once you see the pictures and read about what they offer, you'll see why too.

Your Wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel

Planning your wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel is fantastic from the get-go. They have over 35 years of experience handling celebrations and always go out of their way to ensure things are just right. You'll also enjoy the services of a specialist team on hand to help throughout.

The Carlyon Bay Hotel is the perfect licenced venue for a traditional, modern, civil, and outdoor wedding ceremony. Hosting up to 150 plus guests, they even offer winter wedding services on selected dates through November, January, February and March.

Are you thinking of having your wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel? Here are some of the amenities that they offer. 


Picture yourself saying your I dos on a hilltop setting surrounded by luxury. You and your loved ones will never forget the experience. Carlyon Bay offers exclusivity, breathtaking sea views and services like no other. You'll love their luxurious interior and the magnificent grounds.

This fabulous wedding venue is located in St Austell, Cornwall and is perched on the cliffs overlooking St Austell Bay. So, trust me when I say you will get spectacular photo opportunities. You'll always be proud to show off your wedding photos!

Wedding Ceremony

Carlyon Bay Hotel offers lovely indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony. Are you thinking of having a civil ceremony or partnership? This venue can host up to 150 guests. They are licensed and pay special attention to the smallest details.

The romantic gazebo on the cliff overlooking the Cornish coastline is the location for your outdoor ceremony. This space has panoramic views of the sea and is everything couples dream of. It can host up to 120 guests, and the setting is beautiful seating on perfectly manicured lawns. It's a delight. 

Are you worried about a backup plan? They have you covered; couples get an equally stunning indoor space decorated and ready in case of bad weather. These services come with fabulous lighting from the panoramic windows and a great sound system.  

Wedding Reception

Carlyon Bay Hotel offers two great wedding reception spaces for couples and their guests. First is the newly refurbished Bay View Restaurant. Offering you unbeatable luxury and impeccable service, this space can seat up to 150 guests for your reception meal. 

The Carlyon team is ready to work with you to get perfect arrangements and designs to fit your dream wedding. They have several formats on hand to suit your needs.

Next is the New Clubhouse Suite, with everything you need for an exciting wedding reception. This space is available for couples and their guests to party until midnight. The Carlyon Bay Hotel team will be on hand, whichever you choose, to ensure things run smoothly. 

Carlyon Bay Hotel Wedding Pricing

Your wedding at the Carlyon Bay Hotel starts at £800 for evening-only room hire prices. This hotel, however, offers multiple wedding packages that you can curate to fit your special day. Please note that you'll have to pay a £1000 deposit to secure your booking.


As mentioned earlier, Carlyon Bay Hotel has been hosting weddings for over 35 years. As a result, they have many excellent amenities and services that couples enjoy when they choose their venue. Here are some of the many lovely services you can expect.

Wedding Catering

Carlyon Bay Hotel is known for its world-class menu and spectacular buffets. They offer these as fantastic packages for your wedding catering. Their chefs use the best local ingredients and are ready to help you create a bespoke menu of your choosing too. 

This wedding venue also offers a children's menu and can accommodate many dietary preferences. All you need to do is ask. Their lovely staff will also be on hand to organize experiences like the toast and cake cutting.


Carlyon Bay Hotel offers couples, and their guests drink packages. You are, however, welcome to create your own. Plus, this venue also comes with perks like 15% off the couple's foods and drinks purchased at either the hotel or golf club.


Carlyon Bay Hotel offers couples and their guests 86 luxurious rooms for onsite accommodation. Most of these rooms have spectacular sea views too. Many of these rooms also have ample space for guests and couples with families.

As the happy couple, you get a complimentary luxury sea view accommodation on your wedding night. This double bedroom comes with a full English breakfast. Guests also get discounted rates for using the accommodation. 


You'll love the Red Carpet arrival for the couple, which looks fantastic in pictures. You'll also get a toastmaster, cake stand, knife, printed menus and table plans. 

I loved that to start the evening, the couple gets a golf buggy ride from the hotel to the Suite and Clubhouse. The opportunities for unique and fabulous wedding photos are so numerous!

Photo Opportunities

As you may have gathered, the Carlyon Bay Hotel provides many fantastic photo opportunities. After the ceremony, you have the opportunity to tour the grounds or visit the beach for some fantastic couples' portraits. The possibilities are endless, whether out on the green overlooking St Austell Bay, under the gazebo or down on Carlyon beach. The hotel will even provide a golf buggy taxi down to the beach if requested.

Your photographer should be able to provide some suggestions based on the weather, timings and your photo preferences. 


Carlyon Bay Hotel offers couples a lot when it comes to their wedding. Some extras include a free spa for the bride that is also discounted for guests. They also provide complimentary golf services for the couple, also discounted for guests. Best of all, you don't have to worry about parking as this hotel offers free parking with more than enough space for you, your friends and family.

Do you need an experienced Cornish wedding photographer to capture your wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel?

I'd love to help you document your special memories at this venue and other locations in and around Cornwall. Want to know more? Contact me today!

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