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Polhawn Fort

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5 to 100 Guests

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

  • Exclusive hire available
  • Ceremonies in the Grand Hall or Garden House. Accommodates a maximum of 100 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 up to 24 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Castle
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Hannah Married on 25/05/2019
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    The perfect balance of flexibility and support!

    Thank you! We had the most amazing day, of course in part due to the impossibly beautiful setting, but mainly it was down to an array of wonderful and super professional suppliers and the brilliant team at Polhawn Fort. They are on hand to answer all of your questions throughout the planning process. James is efficient and unflappable on the day- ensuring I made it to the aisle on time and working behind the scenes arranging furniture! The perfect balance of flexibility and support!
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    Simon Married on 22/12/2018
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    Polhawn Fort is a magical venue

    Polhawn Fort is a magical venue and we had our perfect winter wedding there this December. I loved how we could be as creative as we wanted and everything was totally up to us - which differed from other venues which followed a set day plan. The staff are super helpful and made planning it (even from NZ) much easier. We had all our close family staying on site for the long weekend which was fab. Lovely venue and I would highly recommend it.
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    James Married on 16/08/2018
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    Thank you for making our dream wedding come true

    James and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making our dream wedding come true. When planning our wedding we couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect venue and we feel incredibly lucky we got married at Polhawn Fort. After visiting the fort for the first time in August 2016, revisiting in February 2018 to arriving for our wedding in August 2018 it had the same impact everytime! Just wow! We couldn't wait to have all our family and friends see it for the first time and finally understand why we travelled all the way from Leeds to marry in Cornwall. Which they did! Just perfect! Our wedding was everything we wanted it to be and more! Thank you!
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    Nick Married on 14/08/2018
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    So much help and guidance

    To Sarah, Gemma & the Team,
    What can we say....?
    Beautiful venue, beautiful location and beautiful people.
    So much help and guidance. And we would not have gotten out Wednesday without your help.
    You helped create the most memorable day of our lives and a day our guests are still talking about.
    I wish we could come back on vacation!
    Lots of love

    Nick & Spencer Milward
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    Holly Married on 12/08/2018
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    A Polhawn outdoor or indoor ceremony is stunning

    We had an amazing weekend at Polhawn from Friday afternoon to Monday morning. Unfortunately it rained for the first time in weeks on our actual day but that didn’t put a dampener on things. An outdoor or indoor ceremony is stunning at Polhawn. All our guests were blown away by the venue and how romantic it was, and everyone still made the most of it despite the rain. Having the fort for the whole weekend meant things were a lot more relaxed and it was like a mini holiday for us and the wedding party. Now that the wedding is over I’m saddened that we won’t get to go back to Polhawn soon! Thank you for everything!
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    Georgina Married on 19/07/2018
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    We feel very lucky to have got married at such a s

    Just a message to say thank you for everything that your team did to ensure we had the best Wedding Day. We got married at the Fort on the 19/07/2018 and we had the most amazing day celebrating at your fantastic venue, in the sunshine, with our loved ones. Every one of our guests commented on the beautiful and unique setting and terrific views and we were lucky enough with the weather that we were able to have some Wedding photographs down on the beach which was just perfect.

    Thank you very much to each and every one of the team who helped ensure that things ran smoothly for us, you run a brilliant operation and every person that we came across from the very first contact to the day itself was a complete pleasure to deal with.

    We feel very lucky to have got married at such a special venue and would highly recommend your services to all other Bride and Grooms to be!

    Thank you for everything.
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    Joanne Married on 21/06/2018
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    The venue is simply stunning, you cannot beat it!

    We got married in 06/2018 at Polhawn Fort. It was the most special day. The venue is simply stunning- you cannot beat it! Everyone who’s planned or currently planning a wedding will know that it can be at times very stressful, but the staff at Polhawn Fort took that stress away- You can not fault them! From the initial viewing to the booking process and then leading up to the day was brilliant. They couldn’t do enough to help and answered every email with a fast response and always on the end of the phone when needed. The day ran so smoothly and they made sure everything was taken care of so we could just simply enjoy our day. You can tell the staff love their job and take pride in what they do.
    Thank you Polhawn Fort for helping make our dreams come true.
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    Jo Married on 21/06/2018
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    A lifetime of special memories!

    We got married at Polhawn Fort on the 21st June, it really is the most beautiful, unique and special venue. We would like to recommend the suppliers we used. We honestly can't thanks them enough. The day ran so smoothly, they all worked together and helped create such a relaxed, fun and perfect day.
    if you have chosen Polhawn Fort for your wedding day- you will not be disappointed. If you are thinking about it- DO IT. You will not regret it.

    Thank you Polhawn Fort. You have provided us with a lifetime of special memories and we cannot believe how lucky we are to have found this unique and stunning venue x
    - thank you, Mr & Mrs Lawther.
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    Matt Married on 09/06/2018
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    Thanks for making our wedding the epic day that it

    My wife and I got married here in June 2018. It is such a brilliant venue and the team running it make the whole experience that much better.

    It’s truly stunning. The fact it’s yours for the whole weekend and you can chose all of your own suppliers make it even more special.

    Thanks for making our wedding the epic day that it was!
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    Katrina Married on 29/09/2017
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    Beautiful all weather venue.

    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
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    Cheryl Married on 12/08/2017
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    Our wedding was all we hoped for.

    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
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    Kimberley Married on 04/07/2017
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    Welcoming Knowledgeable Staff

    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. ??
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    Stuart Married on 14/04/2017
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    Wedding and a holiday!

    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
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    Sarah Married on 06/01/2017
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    An absolutely Cracking Day

    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
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    Jennifer Married on 30/07/2016
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    Wow, wow, wow!

    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

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