Tregenna Castle, Trelyon Ave, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2DE
As an Experienced Cornish wedding photographer, I have documented weddings at some gorgeous locations. I have to say Tregenna Castle is in my Top Three list, and it's not number three. This venue is breathtaking and offers so many fabulous photo opportunities.
In June 2021, I captured the lovely wedding of Mr and Mrs Carpenter at Tregenna. As I got in, I thought, "wow, every couple has to see this venue!".
Every aspect of the photography, including my drone pictures, looked fabulous - I hope you'll agree!
If you're planning your wedding in Cornwall and looking for a memorable venue, you should consider Tregenna Castle. Below, I share much of what this venue offers and how couples can have their perfect wedding there.
Tregenna Castle has a beautifully rich history, dating back to the 18th century. This lovely location was built for a Cornish family that loved the sea. It stayed with them for about a century before being sold by the last heir.
The subsequent significant use of Tregenna Castle was as a railway hotel. The Great Western Hotel purchased it as a seaside railway hotel because of its fabulous views. They expanded and added more details to this incredible venue to cope with its new service.
When the Great Western Railway was nationalised, ownership of this fabulous location changed again. It finally became a family-owned castle again in 1992 when its current owners purchased it.
Tregenna Castle has played host to many famous people over the years. Some of them are Prince Philip, Sir David Attenborough, David Bowie and even Anthony Joshua. Most recently, however, Presidents and prime ministers from around the world were here for the G7 summit in June 2021.
Yes, you saw that date right. Remember I said I captured Mr and Mrs Carpenter's wedding here in June 2021. In fact, the very next day after the G7 summit, there was a wedding on the grounds! A testament to the fact that this venue is dedicated to the happiness of its couples.
Tregenna Castle is located in an estate on the top of Tregenna Hill. Right in the path that leads to the centre of the beautiful St. Ives. It is a fabulous space with waterfront views and breathtaking landscaping. You'll also love the famous landmarks and beautiful gardens around.
You'll find the estate at the top of Tregenna Hill - the path which leads you right to the centre of St Ives. St Ives is known for its surf beaches and eclectic art scene. But go beyond the beautiful bay, and you'll find that glorious gardens, fascinating history, and world-famous landmarks are never far away.
Tregenna Castle offers couples the opportunity to say their vows in magical indoor spaces or the enchanting outdoors. Both are licensed for celebrations with facilities ensuring that couples and their loved ones have a fabulous time.
Trelawney is the largest indoor wedding ceremony space at Tregenna Castle. It can host up to 180 guests and has elegant décor with mesmerising views of the gardens. Trelawney also comes with a private bar.
The Lounge Bar is the next indoor ceremony space at the castle. Perfect for couples who want a small and intimate space, it can host 20 guests. You'll love the stunning sea views that this space offers. It also comes with a bar, of course!
Moving outdoors, you'll love the Sea View Pavilion, which can host up to 120 guests for your ceremony. It has panoramic views of St. Ives Bay, and you'll enjoy the gardens all around too. This is where Mr and Mrs Carpenter had their ceremony, and it is just gorgeous. You can see the blue Atlantic in the background for miles.
Next in the gorgeous Outdoors at Tregenna Castle is the Mesmerising Woodland Pavilion. This intimate space is hidden away in the subtropical gardens and is a delight. It can host up to 20 guests for a private wedding ceremony.
Tregenna Castle is famous for being a fabulous award-winning wedding reception space. Both indoor and outdoor spaces can host up to 250 for a seated after wedding breakfast or dinner. Tregenna also has a wedding team dedicated to making your celebration a success. They are ready to tailor your event to fit your dreams.
Tregenna Castle offers four packages to couples planning a wedding at their waterside resort:
The Classic Package allows a minimum of 40 guests and is available for weddings from Sunday to Thursday. Prices start at £4800. There is also an outdoor ceremony fee of £395, which is refunded if bad weather prevents your outdoor ceremony.
The Cornish Package is available for weddings at Tregenna Castle on any day of the week. It, however, requires a minimum of 70 guests for a Saturday wedding and a minimum of 50 guests for other days of the week. Prices start at £7250 with an outdoor ceremony charge that is refundable, just like with the Classic Package.
The Mid-Week Package is available for couples to have their wedding at Tregenna between Monday to Thursday in the summer. It is for a minimum of 40 guests with prices starting at around £4000. There is also an outdoor ceremony charge of £395, which is refunded if bad weather prevents your outdoor ceremony.
The Winter Package at Tregenna Castle is available from October to March. Prices start at £3200 with delightful perks like warm meals and fireworks for your evening celebration. Tregenna is a delight to witness in the winter and is perfect for a winter wonderland wedding.
Couples planning their wedding at Tregenna Castle will be spoiled regarding facilities. You'll love the breathtaking architecture, elegant décor and dedicated team. Everything is geared towards making your wedding an unforgettable success.
Tregenna Castle has 160 bedrooms available, which means that onsite accommodation is not a hassle. All the packages come with free parking, and you can request a late-night extension too. When it comes to the cuisine, you and your guests will enjoy unforgettable world-class meals.
There are many lovely places at Tregenna Castle where you can take beautiful wedding day pictures. Some include the gardens, the gorgeous lawn and Carbis Bay Beach. I love the stunning images I got of Mr and Mrs Carpenter at Carbis Bay Beach. Tregenna Castle is a fabulous wedding venue.
Here at Steven Rees Webb Photography, using my photography skills to document gorgeous Cornish wedding is my passion. Are you planning a wedding in Cornwall or its environs? Then contact me today. I'd love 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!