Polhawn Fort

(29 reviews) 29 5
Military Road Rame Torpoint Cornwall PL10 1LL
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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 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 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 Reviews (29)

Thank you for making our dream wedding come true
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By James & Abigail, on 29 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2018

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!

So much help and guidance
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By Nick and Spencer, on 04 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Aug 2018

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

A Polhawn outdoor or indoor ceremony is stunning
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By Holly & Nick, on 29 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2018

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!

A lifetime of special memories!
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By Jo and Graham Lawther, on 13 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jun 2018

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.

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.

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