Cornwall Living 2018

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A setting like no other

If you’ve been watching the recent Poldark TV adaptation, you’ve no doubt witnessed Aiden Turner rolling up his sleeves (or removing them entirely) underground in a Cornish mine. Many of these memorable scenes are actually filmed at Poldark Mine, near Helston, which also acts as one of the most unusual and atmospheric wedding venues you’re likely to find anywhere.

This truly unique venue is registered for civil ceremonies both above and below ground. Ceremonies are especially popular in the Holman Chamber of the historic tin mine, candle lit to enhance the atmosphere. Up to 22 guests can be accommodated in the chamber during the ceremony, which can be relayed via a video link to additional guests on the surface. For larger celebrations, a waterside bandstand within the beautiful grounds is decorated. Speak to the team at Poldark Mine to tailor your day exactly how you want it. With plenty of luxurious accommodation available nearby, this really is a wonderful venue, where you can enjoy a touch of the Poldark magic.

For more information call 01326 573173 or visit

Add a touch of sparkle

If you’re looking for an exclusively stylish way to serve drinks at your wedding, special event, hen do, charity and corporate event or festival, then Bring Me Bubbles has the perfect solution for you.

Imported from the south of France, the 1969 Citroen H van has been painstakingly but lovingly restored and now, it readily serves chilled Prosecco and cocktails. In fact, if it’s a party, why not go the whole hog and choose the ‘fully stocked bar’ option? The bar service you get is always bespoke to your requirements, so whatever the occasion, you can be sure to impress your guests and associates with what is a truly unique mobile bar!

The best part is, if you’re a supporter of local, Cornish drinks, then the Bring Me Bubbles team can supply you with a wide range of local, Cornish drinks, both soft and alcoholic – you can even design your own cocktail menu! There is also a choice of both music and flowers to make your day extra special.

For more information call 07801 579889 or visit

A great hair day

Prepare for the big day in style with Lily of the Valley Hair Design, led by stylist Dora Stanciu. Dora tells us: “‘I’ve discovered a real passion for hair styling, but most of all I love being part of weddings. Playing with hair to find the perfect hairstyle for a bride on the most important day of her life is something I can’t put a price on! I look forward to bringing as much joy as I can to as many future brides as possible!” Reading Dora’s online reviews, two things become apparent. Firstly, how friendly and professional she is, and secondly, that she gets the desired results! The words ‘perfect’, ‘fabulous’ and ‘amazing’ seem to be a recurring theme in the string of five-star reviews, along with testaments proclaiming the many compliments that respective brides have received on their hair. Speak to Dora now to see what she can do for you.

For more information call 07714 305163 or visit Facebook@lilyofthevalley2015

Hen weekends with style

Picture yourself with your favourite girls, a glass of fizz in each hand, bubbling away in your own private hot tub. Welcome to Retallack Resort & Spa – a luxury, five star self-catering holiday destination located in the heart of Cornwall.

With luxury lodges that sleep up to 12, the team offers hen party packages for every type of bride-to-be, whether you crave the tranquility of the ESYA Spa, long for a weekend of sheer indulgence in The Lookout Restaurant and Lounge, or fancy an adrenaline-fuelled weekend of watersports.

For autumn and winter 2017, the team will also be launching a collection of exciting wedding packages in the stunning new Tipi. Why not pop along to the Wedding Fayre on 13th January next year and discover this unforgettable venue?

For more information call 01637 882583, email or visit

A venue for foodies

Rosewarne Manor is an award-winning venue in the Cornish countryside near Hayle, providing consistently high standards, unrivalled menu choice and fantastic quality food, all delivered by a friendly and helpful team. If you want a wedding day with great service and fantastic food then we recommend a visit to see for yourself.

Family-run Rosewarne Manor is in a beautiful rural setting, while being only a short distance from the beaches and bustling streets of St Ives. Here you can savour the perfect Cornish wedding, exactly as you have dreamed it to be. “We tailor everything to your needs in order to assure you have the very best ‘special day’ possible,” explains owner Cyril Eustice. “Helping you to create your dream wedding is what we do best. You choose the rooms, dishes, menus and other details to suit your special occasion and then we make it happen, just the way you want it!”

For more information call 01209 610414 or visit

An experience to remember

Looking for an outdoor wedding venue with private woodland and a clear fresh water lake, just five minutes from north Cornwall’s wild Atlantic coast? Fancy a wedding with a difference, with funky tipis, wild camping with your own tents and campervans for your wedding guests? How about a beautiful marquee with timber deck where you can dance the night away? Thinking of campfires, where you can toast marshmallows under the stars? Looking for relaxed friendly staff who know their job from planning to the big day itself inside out? If so, then Cornish Tipi Weddings is your answer to all the above!

For more information call 01208 880781 or visit

Castle weddings in Cornwall? That’s right!

Pentillie Castle is a grand, private home set in a magical Cornish location, allowing you the freedom and flexibility to plan the wedding of your dreams. It is a truly inspirational place to celebrate your wedding, whatever the season.

There is no prescribed formula to weddings at Pentillie Castle. Instead, the team provides a spectacular setting and a service that aims to to achieve what you want, ensuring that everything that goes on behind the scenes is geared towards your perfect wedding day.

Pentillie only hosts a select number of weddings each year, but the team does have some shorter-term availability for 2018.

The best part is, if you quote ‘Cornwall Living’ when booking your dream wedding, your package will also include complimentary reception drinks – the perfect way to start the rest of your lives together!

For more information call 01579 350044 or visit

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