The Duke of Cornwall was built in 1863 as Plymouth’s first luxury hotel…since then it has played a part in many stories reaching out across the city, the South West, even around the world.
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Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
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Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Wine List
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Venue Hire Only
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Your wedding will be one of the biggest days of your life. We’ll help you to make it perfect for you and your guests, creating a lifetime of memories to treasure.
We know how much your day means to you, that's why our dedicated team of experts and partners will go the extra mile to create a day full of the magic and romance such a special occasion deserves.
The Duke of Cornwall, Plymouth’s very first luxury hotel, has been the setting for many momentous events over the years. Its grand, elegant and welcoming rooms will be the perfect setting for the first day of your married life.
From your first visit to your first dance, our committed and passionate wedding team will be with you every step of the way. The unrivalled service and attention to detail of the whole Duke team means your wedding could not be in safer hands…after all, we want the same as you, a simply perfect day.
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Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Location & Contact Details
Millbay Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3LG, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Nearest Train Station
Plymouth Railway Station
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We couldn't possibly pick a 'best' wedding, as we love all of the weddings that we have hosted. We are proud to be part of creating so many happy memories for couples.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Take your time – planning a wedding can be overwhelming and lead to stress. Planning the wedding over a period of time can help to minimise stress levels, and also allows the couple to save for the things that they truly want. Most of all, enjoy the engagement and the planning period, as once it is all over you will want to do it again!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Luxurious, unique, elegant, traditional and grand.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The Duke's elegant staircase provides fantastic photo opportunities for many bride and grooms. The large windows on each of the landings offer a unique setting to create picture perfect memories.
What’s your favourite canapé?
With such a wide range of options, it is hard to choose! Beef carpaccio filo cup with whole grain mustard and crème fraiche is a favourite of mine, and the honey and soy pork belly is a favourite amongst many guests.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Anything sweet. Or savoury! From mini strawberry and cream fruit scones to potato skins topped with bacon and cheese.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
A point of interest for many present day visitors to the hotel remains the imposing tower, which can still be seen above the modern surrounding buildings. The tower provides 360 degree views of the city, and many guests enjoy afternoon tea in the tower. Inquisitive guests are keen to find out the reason for the towers existence and its original purpose. It seems it was built purely for decoration, although the porters would often run up the tower to watch the liners arriving in dock.