Cornwall Living 2018

News & I dos

Rosewarne Manor may just be the venue you’ve been searching for

Family run with a personal and committed approach, Rosewarne Manor is an award-winning venue that consistently provides high standards, unrivalled menu choices and a superior quality of food, all of which is delivered by a friendly and helpful team that’s committed to maximising your experience.

Instead of choosing between pre-set packages, your wedding at Rosewarne is entirely tailored to your needs, and you can even get wedding insurance to cover your bookings, which means you can put getting peace of mind to the back of yours.

Finally, there are some really exciting late-booking special offers in place for 2018, so if you’ve yet to find the perfect venue for your once-in-a-lifetime big day, why not give the team a call and discover more about this dream Cornish venue.

For more information call 01209 610414 or visit

Create your own bespoke wedding bands at the Jewellery Workshop Porthleven

This wonderful family-run business, established in 2012, specialises in bespoke jewellery, often receiving commissions for individual wedding rings. However, for the ultimate romantic experience, the team also offer couples the opportunity to make each other’s wedding rings in their little workshop overlooking the picturesque harbour of Porthleven. Couples can even bring their own scrap gold to be melted down and used for their own rings to reduce cost and add to the sentimental value. Lunch is provided and the rings can be made within a day. If you are interested in enjoying this special experience, why not get in touch?

For more information visit or call 01326 561511

Celebrate in riverside splendour at the Budock Vean Hotel

With its stunning gardens leading down to the banks of the Helford river, excellent cuisine and friendly service, the four-star Budock Vean Hotel near Falmouth is the perfect setting for small intimate weddings where the team work closely with you to create a day to remember. You can even plant a tree in the grounds as a lasting reminder. For larger celebrations, winter weddings are becoming a bit of a speciality where you can book the entire hotel on a ‘take over’ basis and have the place just for your family and friends. With a new wedding and function suite planned for early 2019, it’s time to add Budock Vean to your venue wish list.

For more information visit or to discuss your requirements call 01326 252112

Have a ‘delicious’ time at Pentillie Castle

Did you spot Pentillie Castle as the Penrose Hotel on screen alongside Dawn French, Emilia Fox and Iain Glen in the second series of Sky 1’s latest drama, Delicious, earlier this year? With the glorious valleys, gardens and riverside views of the castle and estate, no make believe is required to explore the true-life location. So why not discover the drama of the Cornish countryside for yourself with a luxury break at the ‘Penrose Hotel’ in one of the award-winning bedrooms, from only £130 per night? It’s the perfect destination for an enchanting honeymoon.

Take advantage of this special offer for Cornwall Living readers. Simply quote ‘CLDELISH18’ when booking to receive a complimentary bottle of prosecco and homemade biscotti in your room on arrival.

For more information or to book a room, call 01579 350044

Wild weddings in jaw-dropping locations

Wild Tipi embraces the great outdoors, providing stunning and unique temporary wedding venues. The team are now working with Natural England to use sites across the south west that have never before been used for weddings. “There is a growing number of couples looking for weddings with a difference,” explains Sam from Wild Tipi. “We are working hard to develop sites that are off the beaten track, allowing couples to have their wedding in places such as Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Goonhilly, and Goss Moor with more coming soon. The launch of Wild Weddings is an exciting venture for us, helping to promote the idea that getting back to nature is good for us all.” Bespoke packages are available and Wild Tipi will liaise with suppliers on your behalf, taking the hassle away to make outdoor weddings much easier to arrange.

For more information call 01872 519323 or visit

Make your wedding a perfect hair day with Zebrafinch

Offering you your own private salon in the centre of Falmouth as well as being able to bring it to you, Zeb Gethen of Zebrafinch Hair offers a bespoke bridal service to get your hair ready for the most important day of your life.

Whether it’s a big bridal party of bridesmaids and mothers or just the bride, Zeb aims to make the experience as special as possible. And with 15 years of experience doing wedding hair and events all over the UK, he promises to find the perfect style that works for you on your big day. That could even be two looks – one for the ceremony and one for the evening!

Zeb says: “We’ll completely tailor the service around you and your day, to ensure you get the perfect hairstyle without it impacting on your busy schedule. Give us a call or pop in for a chat!”

For more information call 07548 539267 or visit

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

Ensure not a strand of hair is out of place for your wedding day

Specialising in wedding hair and with over 30 years’ experience in the trade, the stylists at Strands, Falmouth have even been involved with the British World Cup Hairdressing Team!

The team, who know the importance of your individual needs, will sit down with you and discuss exactly what it is you’d like, including any extra requirements such as conditioning and colour treatments.

What’s more, the stylists can create anything from romantic, soft curls to rustic hair-up dos, promising to create a bespoke hairdo for everyone involved. Ultimately, Strands’ aim is to make you feel completely confident, comfortable and at ease. What’s more, your stylist can come to you, so you won’t even need to leave the house!

For more information call 01326 313374 or visit

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