Port Eliot is one of the most beautiful places in Cornwall; a very special location to celebrate your wedding - whether you prefer a small and intimate party or large, traditional affair.
Features & Capacity
Sleeps # of People
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
Prices start at
Minimum Number of Guests
The Setting was Incredible...
Sam and Grace
A happy couple
I know your wedding is supposed to be the best day of your life - but nothing can describe the wedding we had a Port Eliot. In fact mont...
Absolutely Perfect - Our Fairytale Wedding
Zoe and Matt
A happy couple
"Absolutely perfect! I really can't describe how wonderful our wedding was at Port Eliot. All of our needs were catered for; the views o...
Port Eliot is one of the most enchanting places in Cornwall.
This idyllic setting, with the imposing house overlooking stunning parkland, is the historic seat of the Earl and Countess of St Germans, home to the Eliot family for over 400 years.
Port Eliot is for hire on a very exclusive basis. Weddings at Port Eliot are magical and unforgettable occasions with a vibrant, elegant feel - a ceremony in the delightful Georgian Orangery, at the beautiful Boathouse on the banks of the River Lyhner, or in one of the stunning rooms in the house, followed by a reception in the Grade I listed gardens.
We love to work with brides and grooms to help make their special day and night exactly how they imagined it - years of putting on a festival mean we are experts in creating amazing events, through our family of suppliers and associates we can help you source bespoke marquees, furniture, caterers and bands and anything else you might need. Equally, if you would rather go ahead without our input that's fine too! We will act as liaisons between your chosen suppliers to make sure everything runs smoothly on the day.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Lucy Walker
We are delighted that you are considering Port Eliot as your potential wedding venue.
Port Eliot is inspirational – but you need to visit it to experience its magic; we love weddings and couples love it here too. Every ceremony is different but however you wish to plan your special day, we will do our utmost to help you create the wedding you've always dreamed of.
We are happy to discuss your own individual requirements so please don't hesitate to contact me.
# Of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Vogue, Tatler, Harpers Bizarre, Hudsons, Elle, WED magazine to name a few...
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Hudson's Heritage awarded Port Eliot their "Best Picnic Spot" 2015
Location & Contact Details
Saltash, Cornwall, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Nearest Train Station
St Germans, on the doorstep!
Whether arriving by foot, train or road, further details on how to get to Port Eliot can be found here:
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
So many, but a favourite was Ross and Zoe's Festival-style wedding; http://myfabulouslife.co.uk/ross-and-zoes-festival-wedding/
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Delegate jobs to the right people... friends and family usually love to help, and if that cuts costs of flower arrangers, cake makers, etc then fantastic! Also, have lots of ushers on the day and make sure they help make your guests feel looked after in the to-ing and fro-ing between ceremony and reception times.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Having a framed canvas (sometimes a picture of a tree with branches) for guests to write messages on. A lovely thing for the bride and groom to hang up and keep.
So so so many, from secret walled gardens to views of the viaduct. But ultimate favourite is down by the river at the boathouse. So peaceful and beautiful.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
No comment! Discretion is key.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Fresh Cornish crab claws with a dip in some homemade mayonnaise.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Port Eliot really is a beautiful place in Cornwall. Children love to run free in the vast lawns, others prefer the calm and dappled shade of the woodland gardens. But everyone is welcome to wander amidst the rhododendrons and camellias or get lost in the maze or lie beside the unspoilt estuary.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The Round Room in the House. It has Lenkiewicz's mural hand painted on the walls. Stunning in the daytime or by candlelight.