Polhawn Fort

(25 reviews) 25 5
Military Road Rame Torpoint Cornwall PL10 1LL
Polhawn Fort Summers Day 0
Polhawn Fort Endless Views 1
Relaxed and magical wedding 2
Super Sunsets 3
Intimate and Atmospheric 4
Private Beach 5
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About Polhawn Fort

Military Road, Rame, Torpoint
Cornwall, PL10 1LL

Reaching out into the English Channel in the southeast corner of Cornwall, the Rame Peninsula is something of a forgotten – and unspoilt – corner of the county. As you weave your path along the breathtaking ocean road towards this secluded spot, you’ll see Polhawn Fort nestled on the western tip, where the land meets the sea.

This extraordinary Napoleonic fort stands in a wildly dramatic location. The building looks out across miles of ocean; across the rugged crags and folds of the Cornish coastline that curl into the distance as far as the Lizard peninsula. Sweeping lawns and wildflowers blanket the beautiful grounds and a path leads down to the venue’s own secluded beach.
A drawbridge and granite spiral staircase leads into the Grand Napoleonic Hall, an ambient space with a series of vaulted ceilings and windows overlooking the sea. The bedrooms are located over two floors; each cosy room faces the ocean, boasting dramatic views across the cliffs and seascape.
A wedding at Polhawn Fort is characterised by the bespoke factor. Couples may have exclusive use of the venue for a three or four-day package – allowing for an extended tailor-made wedding celebration in total privacy.
Ceremonies may take place in the enchanting setting of the Grand Hall before up to 120 people; if you’re planning a smaller ceremony, the Emperor’s Room offers the same ambience on a more intimate scale for up to 30 guests. In keeping with the personalised ethos of the venue, each space may be decorated entirely as you wish.
The Summer House offers an al fresco option for the ceremony. Imagine exchanging vows with your guests seated on the lawn before you and an achingly beautiful seascape beyond, the call of sea birds and the murmur of the tide your soundtrack. After the ceremony, you may choose to steal a few moments to yourselves on the beach below the Fort. The venue is equally atmospheric in winter. Think crackling log fires, candlelit ceremonies and the thunder of the tide on the rocks below.

Polhawn Fort has played host to many weddings over the past 20 years. The Fort’s excellent team have a wealth of experience to bring to your preparations, so you can rest assured that your wedding is in safe hands.

Polhawn Fort was recently voted ‘The Most Romantic Wedding Venue in the UK’, at The Romantic Awards in London.

2018 Special Offer!

  • Indian Summer Weekend Wedding 
  • Friday 2nd November - Monday 5th November 2018
  • was £8,550 now £5,995!
• Exclusive hire available • Ceremonies in the Grand Hall or Garden House. Accommodates a maximum of 120 guests. • Professional entertainment systems (WiFi included in venue hire) • Hire price includes use of the Fort and grounds for a three night weekend, or a two/four night midweek break (sleeping 20 in 8 rooms) • We can recommend caterers • The Rame Peninsula in Cornwall is an Area of Natural Beauty, Heritage Coastline and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Facilities at Polhawn Fort

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Polhawn Fort Location

Polhawn Fort, Military Road, Rame, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1LL

Military Road Rame Torpoint Cornwall PL10 1LL
01752 822864
25 5

Polhawn Fort Reviews (25)

Beautiful all weather venue.
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By Katrina Southey, on 12 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2017

We were lucky enough to have our wedding here on 16th September 2017. The venue is absolutely beautiful, no matter what the weather, and we couldn't be happier to recommend it to other couples. There is plenty of room to sleep family and friends in lovely rooms and both the grounds and interior are absolutely stunning. It doesn't need much dressing at all! Having the venue for longer than a day really does mean you get to catch up with your loved ones in a way you never would if you had one big wedding day. 10 million stars x

Our wedding was all we hoped for.
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By Cheryl Harding, on 13 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

Hi everyone at Polhawn Fort We are now back from honeymoon & settling nicely into married life, we just wanted to say we very much enjoyed our stay at Polhawn Fort it was truly magical:). All of our guests who stayed with us also very much enjoyed their stay too. Our wedding was all we hoped for such an amazing location, beautiful views we all had a such a wonderful magical day we made so many memories :). Thank you Polhawn Cheryl & Mike Harding

Welcoming Knowledgeable Staff
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By Kimberley JS, on 12 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Jul 2017

We would give it 10 if I could. We got married there this year and simply do not have enough words to say how wonderful and amazing the Fort and staff were. From the first time we visited we were welcomed with open arms. No question was too much to answer and nothing was a problem. We couldn’t have chosen anywhere more perfect for our wedding day! We would relive it everyday if we could. ??

Wedding and a holiday!
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By Stuart Anderson, on 12 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2017

April 2016 was the week, Polhawn Fort was the location and what a week we made it, Surfing, Deep Sea Fishing, Pottery, Horse Riding, BBQs, Tipi Tents, camp fires with singers and Guitars, Harps, Fireworks, Fish and Chips, Dancing, Film Nights and lots and lots of Family time. All in all a great holiday with 22 people who made our week special, and oh yes, whilst we were on holiday, relaxed and having the time of our lives, my Fiancé and I became, Man and Wife. Bree from ToBedWed managed the whole event for us and we couldn't possible have been able to relax without knowing that she had no only our back, but our hearts as well, we fell in love with Cornwall that week in no small part to her dedication in sharing her warmth, knowledge and love of the region and Polhawn Fort came alive as a result of her inspiration. The fort is a magic space, which can be turned into your vision of romance and love, claim the space and make your special day a special week or weekend and build the memories even stronger for you and all your guests. Stuart and Natasja

An absolutely Cracking Day
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By Sarah Street, on 12 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Jan 2017

We got married here on the 3rd January, what an absolutely cracking day we had!! The whole place is stunning, with the added bonus of being able to decorate it to suit you, so you know your special day will be unlike any others! We even had a visit from a pod of dolphins!! Absolutely love this place and highly recommend it to everyone!! x

Wow, wow, wow!
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By Jennifer Rose, on 12 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Jul 2016

Wow, wow, wow! If only we could relive our wedding day, everyday!! It was an absolute dream and Polhawn Fort made it happen! We got married on 30th July 2016 at Rame Church and our reception was at Polhawn Fort. We are completely over the moon at how our wedding day turned out and Polhawn Fort provided us with the absolutely stunning canvas to turn our dreams into reality! We were able to put all our personal touches into our wedding and this was all thanks to Polhawn Fort - so thank you so much to Polhawn Fort for everything you did for us! The team at Polhawn Fort are efficient, professional and were there to answer all our questions throughout the planning process and right up until our wedding day! And we could not have done it without our wedding coordinator Two Be Wed UK and Bree, for all the help and assistance given to us in planning and setting up our wedding! Two Be Wed UK are based just around the corner so it was incredibly helpful because we don't live nearby! Thank you, thank you, thank you to you all!! :D

Cant wait to come back
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By Becky Colthurst, on 12 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 19 May 2016

We got married here in May and from the moment we first saw the venue we knew this was the only place we could get married. It is such a beautiful place and was made even more special by being able to have the place to yourselves for 5 days where friends and family can stay with you. Another massive benefit its dog friendly and our two dogs had a great time roaming round the fort and on the beach. The people we spoke to were so helpful and their recommended suppliers are well worth a look with us using several of them who were brilliant (James buss, alternative styles, Ruth Andrew, piglet cottage and Gemma Viant). Even though we just got married a few months ago we are already discussing coming back for a wedding anniversary as it's such a special place. Thank you for making our wedding so memorable .

10 years on, so many happy memories!
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By Jade Salkeld, on 12 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 06 May 2007

I grew up in this area and remember when I visited the Fort one Summer's evening with my mum, when it operated as a restaurant. I was perhaps only 7 or 8 and I knew one day I would get married at Polhawn. In May 2007 (aged 24) I returned to my native Cornwall and became Mrs Salkeld. Now in 2017, 10 years on, we are still blissfully married. We made so many happy memories that day and many wedding guests talked about the day and venue for years after. I highly recommend Polhawn Fort.

Perfect for a winter wedding
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By Victoria Panni, on 12 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Feb 2004

A very special venue for a very special day. , It was the perfect location for a winter wedding. All the staff, including Ruth and the owners couldn't have been more helpful in advising and assisting us in the preparations. We loved every minute of our day and we are hoping to come back down soon to re-live some happy memories from our wedding 13 years ago.

An amazing and enjoyable week
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By Chris & Tricia, on 17 Jul 2015

We wanted to write and thank you all for the hard work which you and the whole team put into making our wedding such an amazing and enjoyable experience. We had the most fantastic weekend, made all the more special by the stunning surroundings and location of the Fort. We couldn't really have asked for more.

Thank you
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By Sophie & Nick, on 24 Jun 2015

Just a quick email to say Thank You for all of your help in making our day so special and amazing. We really did have the best day of our lives, and loved staying at the Fort for five days.

Very special place
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By James and Bev, on 24 Jun 2015

Thank you for all your help in making our wedding very special! We had a great time and would not hesitate in recommending the Fort to anyone. Thanks again, you were all fantastic!

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