Cornwall LivingIssue #127
High above the Cornish fishing harbour of Portreath, Gwel an Mor Resort has everything needed for the best day of your life.
Recipient of a silver award at the 2021 Wedding Venue of the Year event, this five-star resort has everything needed for that special day – a barn and yurt licensed for your wedding ceremony, luxury lodges and a terrace restaurant for your friends and family, a woodland valley that leads down to the sea for picture perfect moments, a spa for pre-wedding primping and prepping, and a talented chef ready to create your wedding breakfast. For you and your guests there’s an indoor swimming pool and for the little ones there’s the Base Camp indoor soft play and ‘clip ‘n’ climb’ centre. Alternatively, guests can try their hand at archery, tennis or the challenging Famous Nine Golf Course. The Terrace Bar and Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, replenishing energy levels with dishes made using fresh, locally sourced produce.
No doubt it’s down, in no small part, to their key values – to always provide an honest and efficient service, ensuring owners get the advice they need to make the right choices for them and for the communities their holiday home is located in.
So, back to the big day itself. The yurt is the ideal choice for smaller gatherings of up to 89 guests, and is perfect for those seeking a more bucolic and less formal ceremony. The wooden framework can be decked out with atmospheric lighting and the interior filled with furnishings to match. The barn is swathed with a beautiful fabric, marquee-style lining and hung with fairy lights and chandeliers for that enchanting evening ahead. Neutral tones create a blank canvas for creative embellishment, allowing you to put your own personal stamp on proceedings. It has up to 120 seats for diners and space for 225 people for the evening reception. If it’s just the two of you, then the team can cater for ‘elopement weddings’, perfect for couples wanting all the joy of a marriage minus the stress and cost of a larger celebration.
The resort boasts five-star accommodation with a truly superb range of luxurious Scandinavian style lodges, all of which come complete with log-burning stoves. They’re the perfect hideaways, offering newlyweds a space in which to toast with Champagne in a private hot tub whilst watching the sun set over the Cornish coast.
Gwel an Mor Luxury Resort