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Last update: November 2023

Polhawn Fort is a historic wedding venue situated in the southeast corner of Cornwall in Rame, England. Tucked away along the western tip of the Rame Peninsula, this breathtaking Napoleonic fort looks out over a dramatic landscape. Below it, waves crash against the rugged and rocky Cornish coastline, reaching all the way to the Lizard Peninsula. Around the estate, verdant lawns filled with wildflowers blanket the grounds. In this secluded and sophisticated venue, couples are invited to celebrate their momentous occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

Polhawn Fort is reached by a drawbridge, which only adds to its ancient yet timeless feel. Once you cross the drawbridge, you can crest the spiral staircase to the Grand Napoleonic Hall. This hall features vaulted ceilings, stunning views of the Peninsula, and seating for up to 100 people. You can host your ceremony here, or in the Emperor's Room, which is best for intimate celebrations of 30 people. You also have the option of dining al fresco in The Summer House, where you will enjoy the beautiful seascape and calls of the seabirds. If you prefer your wedding breakfast indoors, you will be serenaded by the crackling of fire logs and bathed in warm candlelight.

Services Offered

Weddings at Polhawn Fort are entirely bespoke. This means that you can decorate however you desire throughout the different spaces. All-inclusive packages come with three-night stays over the weekend, or two- to four-day midweek breaks. The on-site accommodations can sleep 16 in beds and eight more on sofa beds and zbeds. All the rooms are cosy and overlook the ocean. Here, you and your loved ones will enjoy an elegant and exclusive experience in one of the most romantic wedding venues in the UK.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Castle
Historic
Landmark
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Ceremony Options:

Civil Ceremony Licence

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

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Wedding Guests
Pet Friendly
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Rhiannon Married on 07/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding venue

We originally found Polhawn Fort through this site years ago when looking for a wedding venue and nothing ever compared since!
Polhawn is absolutely perfect in everyway! Whether it's rain or sunshine you have it all! The sew views are incredible, the grand hall is stunning and the private beach just tops it off! The team were so friendly and couldn't have done enough for us. Everything about this place is perfect and we couldn't recommend Polhawn Fort enough. Thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams.
Anna
Anna M. Married on 01/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely stunning venue

When we very first visited the fort we just knew it was our place to become husband and wife. We didn鈥檛 even look at other venues. What a beautiful place and setting. All staff are very helpful and communication is excellent. Everything was made super easy and nothing was too much for the staff especially James. They鈥檙e very welcoming and feel like friends very quickly. The fort is very well equipped with everything you could need for a dry hire wedding venue. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable with the added bonus of en-suite. Communication is the key with dry hire venues and to be honest I thoroughly enjoyed organising our day myself. Polhawn can recommend suppliers but you are also free to choose who you wish. I would recommend Polhawn fort to anyone who is looking for an old (with new) historical venue, sea view and its own private beach.
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Joanne H. Getting married on 01/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible location and staff

We had such an incredible weekend at Polhawn Fort over our wedding! The location is stunning and perfect for our big day. Staff couldn't do enough to help all while planning and the day itself - couldn't have asked for more!
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Emma W. Married on 14/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue stunning views

Polhawn Fort is the most unique and beautiful venue we saw, it truly is truly special from the views, the terrace, the building and the facilities , we had the most amazing time celebrating our wedding with our loved ones and Kieran who was there to support us was so friendly and professional. A must see venue and a guaranteed unforgettable day for you and your guests!
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Hannah Married on 25/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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
5 out of 5 rating

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
5 out of 5 rating

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
5 out of 5 rating

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
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檛 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鈥檓 saddened that we won鈥檛 get to go back to Polhawn soon! Thank you for everything!
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Georgina Married on 19/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檚 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鈥檛 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
5 out of 5 rating

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
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檚 truly stunning. The fact it鈥檚 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
5 out of 5 rating

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
5 out of 5 rating

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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