Cornwall LivingAutumn 2019

An idyllic Cornish wedding

Make the most of a wedding by the water, from coast to coast, with Harbour Hotels.

All Harbour Hotels are known for their stunning locations, and the Fowey and Padstow Harbour Hotels are no exception. Nestled into the west bank of the river Fowey, with panoramic views over Fowey estuary, the Fowey Harbour Hotel is a 37-room boutique hotel situated on Cornwall’s south coast. Similarly, The Padstow Harbour hotel is located on Cornwall’s north coast, featuring picture-perfect views of Padstow Harbour and the Camel Estuary beyond.

“an abundance of natural light and stunning harbour views”

Both hotels have recently received full renovations, adding vibrant, colourful and contemporary interiors throughout – influenced by the coastal surroundings with an exotic twist inspired by world travel.

The Padstow Harbour Hotel is perched above the small fishing port of Padstow, a harbour town famous for its foodie scene and that must rank as one of Cornwall’s most charismatic and atmospheric destinations, providing the ideal setting for you to tie the knot. The hotel’s impressive events space offers an abundance of natural light and stunning period features, perfect for small or large wedding ceremonies, breakfasts and receptions, seating up to 80 guests. The floor-to-ceiling windows flood the room with natural daylight and offer a breathtaking backdrop of Padstow harbour.

Likewise, within the Fowey Harbour Hotel, most bedrooms and public areas enjoy stunning estuary and harbour views. The newly restored exterior features a gorgeous wraparound terrace, two tiered gardens, an upper garden situated next to the hotel and a lower garden right at the water’s edge. Famous for its sailing waters, Fowey provides the opportunity for you to get out on the water or head to the nearby Roseland peninsula – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – for a romantic stroll.

As in Padstow, The Fowey Harbour Hotel’s beautiful main events space, The Marine Room, comes with period features, an abundance of natural light and stunning harbour views. It’s suitable for wedding ceremonies, wedding breakfasts or a reception for up 60 guests. Receptions and photo shoots can be held outside on the terrace or upper garden (both bathing in that spectacular panoramic vista), or inside, in the cosy lounge and bar. For those all important photos, where better than in the lower garden on the water’s edge?

Whichever wedding package you choose, the hotels both have a dedicated events team on hand who strive to make your special day unforgettable for you, your friends and your family. With bespoke packages tailor-made to suit your requirements, and a designated wedding coordinator – you can rest assured that every detail will be considered so that you can relax and enjoy your special day, safe in the knowledge that everything will run smoothly from start to finish. Not to mention that there are exclusive accommodation rates available for you and your guests as well, or that they are both fully licensed for civil ceremonies, so you don’t have to flit between venues.

For exceptional food and drink throughout your wedding day, the passionate chefs have prepared a selection of special menus, or there’s the option to create your own. The chefs use only the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients that promise to delight your guests. They also understand that your wedding breakfast is no ordinary dining experience; whether it’s relaxed and informal or a grand affair, the chefs will work with you to create the perfect menu to suit your big day.

The whole Harbour Hotel team is dedicated to delivering the wedding of your dreams; from discussing themes and décor, to the food, wine and pre-decision tastings, the committed team work closely with each couple to create a truly memorable day. If you’re interested in a Harbour Hotel wedding, make sure to get in touch with the friendly team and see which location and package will most suit you and your guests.


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"an abundance of natural light and stunning harbour views"