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.
34 Reviews for Polhawn Fort
Recommended by 100% of couples
Hannah · Married on 25/05/2019
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!Sent on 13/06/2019
Simon · Married on 22/12/2018
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.Sent on 16/01/2019
James · Married on 16/08/2018
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!Sent on 29/08/2018
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