Cornwall LivingIssue #96
A sensational setting
On the cliffs of the north Cornish coast, overlooking the Atlantic and surrounded by Cornish countryside, you’ll find Chypraze Wedding Barn.
Built in 1895, this restored milking barn lies in the middle of a working farm, where the family team rear Hereford beef cattle and Saddleback pigs for their home-produced sausages, steaks and burgers – a real treat for your wedding feast! It’s also only a short walk down the ‘bridal’ path from Portheras Cove – a real hidden gem and the perfect locale for those all-important photos.
“committed to making your wedding unique”
The main barn is licensed for ceremonies and civil partnerships, seating 100 guests and taking up to 200 in the evening. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more intimate, the Snug seats between two and twenty guests – perfect for a Cornish elopement. Pets are welcome too, and have even on occasion been ringbearers!
It’s tough to beat a Cornish summer wedding, one where the kids can play games outside whilst the adults mingle in celebration, which is why Chypraze opens its secluded lawn for weddings during the warmer months. This can also accommodate a good-size marquee, and is the ideal spot for a s’mores bar, sweet trolley, even a ceilidh.
The barn also boasts a licensed bar, which is fully stocked with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, including a full range of local gins and ciders.
At Chypraze, the team work closely with couples towards a greener, more sustainable future. A wind turbine and solar panels provide most of the power on site, for instance, and the meat used for the team’s Gourmet Grills (which are perfect for a summer wedding!) comes straight from the farm, eliminating both nautical and road miles. All other food is sourced from local producers, and by 2025, Chypraze hopes to source all food and drink from the local area and thereby minimise its carbon footprint. As you might expect, this is something that couples have been thrilled to be a part of, having even helped minimise food wastage by giving untouched, leftover food to a local charity that works with the homeless.
There are plenty of reasons to tie the knot at Chypraze, not least of which are the close connections the team has with the abundance of nearby campsites, hotels, bed and breakfasts and self-catering stays. In short, Chypraze is committed to making your wedding unique, one that neither you nor your guests are likely to ever forget.
Chypraze Wedding Barn
"committed to making your wedding unique"