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A breathtaking sea side location with stunning views.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
8
Sleeps No. of People
24
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The Guardian of Whitsand Bay since 1867, Polhawn Fort is a unique, exclusive use wedding venue on the Cornish coast. The experienced team of wedding professionals at Polhawn Fort are dedicated to helping you create the wedding you have always dreamed about. Your guests will enjoy the stunning, secluded location complete with private access beach. Offering extended stays and luxurious accommodation you have the choice to do as much or as little as you choose. Actually, choice is what we do best. With a handpicked list of trusted suppliers, curated with quality and service in mind, you will be able to bring your ideas to life! Flexible spaces mean you can plan your wedding to be as relaxed and simple or as formal as you can imagine. The Grand Hall is perfect for everything from a sublime indoor ceremony to a riotous, lively party! The summerhouse overlooking the Bay stands ready for enchanted outside ceremonies but can also be transformed into a beach hut bar or chill-out zone! Not to mention the beach for cricket, bonfires and water sports. New for 2018 is the use of the Mediterranean inspired Roof Garden Terrace. Situated on the top of the Fort your guests can enjoy Al Fresco dining with sweeping views of the Bay from the end of the Terrace. You are free to choose how to use the space which lends itself to a casual barbecue or chilled out drinks reception. Combine a fire pit and festoon lighting to encourage your guests to appreciate the sunsets from the roof or your very own fireworks display from the neighbouring field. To add to the enjoyment of the extensive grounds, Polhawn provide a range of garden games. A bit of healthy competition will develop between your family and friends as they challenge each other to Croquet, Giant Jenga and our favourite traditional Cornish game – Smite! Spectators can enjoy the sport from our new folding lawn chairs and side tables. Polhawn Fort has viewing days every Monday and Friday afternoon, including Bank Holidays.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gemma
Polhawn Fort is a one-off, unique kind of place. It stands alone, quite literally. So if you’re looking for a coastal wedding venue to make your own, you’ve probably found it. Imagine a home-from-home vibe and you’re halfway there (if ‘home’ happens to be a Napoleonic fort, complete with drawbridge)! We welcome you to come and visit us on any Mondays and Fridays between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Contact the team to book your viewing https://www.polhawnfort.com/arrange-a-viewing/. See you soon. Sarah

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1989
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(17)
Hannah & Thomas
Married in May 2019
June 2019
The perfect balance of flexibility & support.
Thank you! We had the most amazing day, of course in part due to the impossibly beautiful setting, but mainly it was down to an array of wonderful and super professional suppliers and the brilliant team at Polhawn Fort. They are on hand to answer all of your questions throughout the planning process. James is efficient and unflappable on the day- ensuring I made it to the aisle on time and working behind the scenes arranging furniture! The perfect balance of flexibility and support!
Catherine & Simon
Married in December 2018
January 2019
Polhawn Fort is a magical venue
Polhawn Fort is a magical venue and we had our perfect winter wedding there this December. I loved how we could be as creative as we wanted and everything was totally up to us - which differed from other venues which followed a set day plan. The staff are super helpful and made planning it (even from NZ) much easier. We had all our close family staying on site for the long weekend which was fab. Lovely venue and I would highly recommend it.
Catherine and Simon
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Beautiful venue and perfect day!
Polhawn Fort is perched on the edge of the long gorgeous beach where I grew up as a child. When Simon and I got engaged I knew exactly where I wanted to get married! I wanted a wedding which was a bit different, I wanted to include treasure hunts, a visit from santa for the kids, fun canapés (Cornish crab ice cream cones for example!) and Polhawn Fort has let us do just that. You hire the fort for 4 days, and all your closest friends and family can stay in their gorgeously decorated rooms with fantastic sea views. Then you tailor the wedding yourself - we hired our own caterers (White Radish), made our own cake, supplied our own flowers and created our own perfect wedding - with a fun Christmas theme. Polhawn Fort enables you to do whatever you want and create your perfect weekend - or week - not just the wedding day! I would recommend it to anyone getting married who loves being by the ocean, whether it’s on a beautiful sunny day or a stormy one - the fort caterers for it all. We had log fires burning and fur shrugs, and a stand for S’mores with a sparkler send off! Perfect day...Perfect venue!
Elina&Gareth
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Beautiful
The place was stunning. Our guests kept asking us how we found it. We loved it and so did our guests. The staff we met were lovely and understanding! Definitely recommend!!
Holly & Nick
Married in August 2018
August 2018
A mini holiday
We had an amazing weekend at Polhawn from Friday afternoon to Monday morning. Unfortunately it rained for the first time in weeks on our actual day but that didn’t put a dampener on things. An outdoor or indoor ceremony is stunning at Polhawn. All our guests were blown away by the venue and how romantic it was, and everyone still made the most of it despite the rain. Having the fort for the whole weekend meant things were a lot more relaxed and it was like a mini holiday for us and the wedding party. Now that the wedding is over I’m saddened that we won’t get to go back to Polhawn soon! Thank you for everything!
James and Abigail
Married in August 2018
August 2018
Thank you for making our dream wedding come true
James and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making our dream wedding come true. When planning our wedding we couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect venue and we feel incredibly lucky we got married at Polhawn Fort. After visiting the fort for the first time in August 2016, revisiting in February 2018 to arriving for our wedding in August 2018 it had the same impact everytime! Just wow! We couldn't wait to have all our family and friends see it for the first time and finally understand why we travelled all the way from Leeds to marry in Cornwall. Which they did! Just perfect! Our wedding was everything we wanted it to be and more! Thank you!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Rame Head, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1LL, England

Nearest Town

Cawsand

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A38 Truelefoot roundabout

Nearest Train Station

St Germans

Nearest Airport

Newquay

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Wow, that's really tough! From all the bells & whistles to more intimate choices a wedding at Polhawn Fort can be shaped in a zillion ways. Take a look at the thoughts and memories of one of our past couples. https://www.polhawnfort.com/nazia-martin-real-wedding/

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book your venue first to ensure you have the dates that you want! After that everything else will fall into place...

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

With a garden that hugs the coastline surrounding it from all corners we have had a range of different activities and games on display. From the wacky and wonderful to the more laid back traditional activities. Spending time with family and close friends whilst the sea splashes below is truly a magical experience and something our guests take full advantage of.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Majestic, Historic, Flexible, Cornish!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The private beach - without a doubt.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We would never breathe a word....

What’s your favourite canapé?

Little cones of tempura battered cod with shoestring fries and aioli - you're at the beach after all!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Piping hot Cornish Pasties made just down the road.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Grand Hall with vaulted ceiling, 8 foot thick walls, and windows built into the cannon embrasures facing the sea.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The fact that we allow our guests so much choice. Fully licensed with no corkage fees or curfews and the ability to bring your choice of suppliers, the world is your oyster!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special Offer2022 Dates available at 2021 prices. Exclusively available for couples enquiring through Bridebook.