Cornwall Living 2018

Five of the best wedding gardens

Wild and enchanting, colourful and elegant, here are some stunning gardens in which to become newly wed.

Cornwall is celebrated for its unique subtropical microclimate, which allows an array of beautiful, exotic plants to thrive that you won’t find in many other parts of the UK. This provides the perfect backdrop to your special day, helping to create those magical memories.

Trebah Garden


This subtropical paradise on the Helford river on the south coast near Falmouth offers stunning coastal scenery with colour all year round. Create your perfect day surrounded by breathtaking beauty. Take your first steps as a married couple under the canopies bursting with blooms, through tunnels of vast vegetation or simply hand in hand on the private beach.

Tregenna Castle

St Ives

Tregenna Castleís 72 acres leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to picture perfect locations in which to tie the knot, take photos and celebrate. Stand in the elegant pavilion, the new woodland pavilion, the stretching grounds, under the impressive castle, and take photos on the nearby beach in St Ives. Create the wedding of your dreams, forging treasured memories, at this enchanting Cornish castle.

Port Eliot House and Gardens

St Germans

Magnificent and Grade I listed, Port Eliot House and Gardens offers magical weddings with a vibrant, festive feel. Have your ceremony in the drawing room, dining room, conservatory or Georgian orangery, before wowing your guests with a Champagne reception beneath your own marquee on The Boat House Lawn with views over the Lynher estuary.

Enys Gardens


Unspoiled, tranquil and wild, with an air of mystery, the gardens ñ considered among the oldest in Cornwall ñ offer plenty to explore. With the main house open for private events, celebrate your special day at a unique, historic venue. Choose from a wide range of backdrops, either inside the historic house with its grand central staircase, or in a marquee on the ‘old tennis court’, with views across the surrounding parkland.

Ta Mill

St Clether

Ta Mill is a secluded, rural hideaway, not far from the rugged landscape of Bodmin Moor. The grounds and accommodation can be exclusively yours to relax in; enjoy the spa facilities, resplendent gardens and nature trail. The courtyard is perfect for an intimate wedding breakfast, while larger receptions can be held in a marquee or a yurt on the lawns surrounded by mature trees with sweeping valley views.

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