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Last update: June 2024

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
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
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:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Horse baraat permitted
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Reviews for Polhawn Fort

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Latest reviews

Beth R. Sent on 29/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful wedding venue in the world, ever.

We had our wedding at Polhawn Fort in May and it was simply the best!
When we viewed Polhawn Fort 2 years ago it took our breath away, it was the first venue we viewed and we booked in that day, absolutely stunning. All our guests were wowed too and kept saying to us we鈥檝e won the wedding of the year by our venue alone!
On top of that, James and the team were extremely helpful and went above and beyond with any query we had, and always got back to us so quickly! They were on hand to help with all our vendors and left us all to it the following day so we had the place to ourselves for a little BBQ after party, (you have the venue for the whole weekend, Friday-Monday which I thought was an absolute bargain and meant your day wasn鈥檛 over so quickly!).
You also have full access to a private beach and plenty of parking for all guests. The bedrooms are decorated so beautifully and the beds are comfy!
We loved that there is no corkage so we could bring as much booze as we liked, and there are 2 commercial fridges which is great, the caterers had one and we had the other for all the BBQ food which was delivered by Tesco the day we arrived.
I鈥檓 so glad we had our wedding at Polhawn Fort, it couldn鈥檛 have been more beautiful and we can鈥檛 wait to visit next year to relive our weekend again. Thank you so much, it was an extremely special day.
Jordan L. Sent on 18/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A dream come true

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What can I say other than wow! We fell in love with this venue from the start but every visit it got more magical and the wedding day was truly out of a fairytale. James was incredible helping us set up and answering all of the little detail questions that came to mind. The set up and check out was run smoothly and really helped relived some stress of the day. He also ensured all of the suppliers where all sorted and assisted with the running of the day. This was a dream come true location and we did not stop hearing how incredible the venue was from all our guests. I felt so honoured to make our special day our own by having the freedom to bring in our own suppliers abd decorations. It really did have a personal touch. This day will be remembered by my new husband and I for the rest of our life's and polhawn fort will be the highest recommendation from us to all couples considering it for their day. Thankyou again for making our dream day come true.

Anna M. Sent on 12/07/2023
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.
Daisy F. Sent on 11/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue!

We were married here in March 24 and managed to have the ceremony outside on the beautiful lawn overlooking the sea. The entire venue is perfectly presented, including the accommodation which our guests loved. The staff could not be more helpful and made both the wedding and the whole weekend run so smoothly. Nothing was too much bother. All our other suppliers enjoyed working there too! It was a fantastic experience that we will remember and treasure forever.
Chloe Sent on 14/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue

We couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better venue than Polhawn fort for our wedding! It鈥檚 just perfect, everything you need on site and you can make it completely unique by bringing in your own suppliers! Perfect size for it it feel really intimate but not cramped, loved every second
Joanne H. Sent on 16/11/2023
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!
Rhiannon Sent on 20/09/2023
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.
Emma W. Sent on 26/06/2022
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!
Hannah Sent on 13/06/2019
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!
Simon Sent on 16/01/2019
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.
Georgina Sent on 16/01/2019
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.
Matt Sent on 16/01/2019
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!
Joanne Sent on 16/01/2019
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.
Nick Sent on 04/09/2018
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
Holly Sent on 29/08/2018
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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Polhawn Fort, Military Road PL10 1LL Rame (Cornwall)
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