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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: November 2023

Located in St. Ives, Cornwall, St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa is a stunning waterfront wedding venue. This stylish property overlooks Porthminster Beach, which offers stunning sunsets and effortless romance. An award-winning wedding venue, it's suitable for small, intimate gatherings as well as grander occasions.

Facilities and Capacity

Take your vows at St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa while you overlook the golden sands and crisp waters of the Cornish coast. Then, make your way to an exclusive terrace for a celebratory champagne toast with up to 160 of your loved ones. The nearby water's edge offers the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Evening receptions can have up to 200 attendees, allowing you space to invite all of your loved ones.

Not only does this unique hotel boast incredible views, but it also offers various luxurious facilities, including The HarSpa. Drift away into seaside serenity as you indulge in a relaxing treatment. Then, you can unwind by the pool, gazing out to sea from the comfort of luxurious coastal retreat surroundings.

Services Offered

To-be-weds planning their wedding day at St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa will be supported throughout the process by expert coordinators. These professionals are on hand to help you make your vision a reality. They start the process with a guided tour of the venue, where you will get to ask questions and envision your milestone occasion. Couples who wish to treat themselves before their wedding day can visit the spa for a relaxing massage, a luxury facial, or a full day of pampering.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
Historic
Landmark
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Beautician
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Reviews for St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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82 reviews
99% recommend it
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Sophie
Sophie B. Sent on 05/04/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue, Professional Staff

Couldn't be happier we had our wedding here on 4th March 2023. Wonderful service from Bliss and Hannah who took incredible care of us on the day, guiding us through and answering all questions and requests with a smile. 'Evening' Hannah was outstanding throughout the meal and reception, so receptive and went over-and-above to ensure everything ran smoothly. We also have to praise the bar staff, who were extremely friendly and helpful.

Even on a slightly overcast day the views were spectacular, and guests even caught glimpse of some dolphins in the bay whilst waiting for the ceremony to start. The buffet was fantastic, would definitely recommend if you want a relaxed vibe and loads of food. The team also massively helped us out at short notice in hosting a meal the night before the wedding, when another restaurant let us down. Worth noting we had to hire in a fair bit of décor, but the team were very receptive in helping us organise this. Looking forward to coming back to visit!
Melissa
Melissa P. Sent on 24/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

05.05.2024 Wedding

To The Events Team!

How can we ever thank you all enough?
Your all really were amazing on our wedding day 05.05.2024

Everything felt and was perfect,   We both felt completely stress free and reassured that everything would be okay.

Frances, you were truly amazing, nothing seemed to be a bother, even when we needed to change things a few times due to family being unwell! And you always made it so easy and never made us feel as if it was to much! You were so professional and we are so thankful for everything you did on the day and running upto our special day!

The catering staff were also absolutely amazing, the food was all cooked and presented to perfection.

All the staff were absolutely amazing and myself and Charlie both felt, that they couldn't possibly do anymore to ensure our day ran smoothly. You all honesty went above and beyond what a great team you have! We honesty had the best most magical day and everyone who joined us for our special day really enjoyed it and said how much of a picturesque setting it was and how amazing you all were! So thank you 😊

Best wishes,
Melissa & Charlie Tapp
Dave
Dave D. Sent on 06/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Leap Year Elopement Package 2024

We chose The Harbour Hotel for the location for our elopement wedding as it’s in our favourite part of the UK and what a location it has in St.Ives
Kelsie and her team meticulously planned everything for our big day and also arranged for the sun to shine for our beach photos.
Now if that isn’t dedication I don’t know what is!!
The hotel itself is a fantastic place in a great location
The spa and the massage we had as part of our package was great
And the food in the hotel was really good too
We actually couldn’t fault anything from start to finish
We stayed for 3 nights and every single member of staff we had contact with had time for us and were all so friendly
We would both highly recommend The Harbour Hotel St Ives not only for a wedding venue but also as a great hotel
We shall definitely be returning every leap year to celebrate our leap year wedding anniversary
Rebecca
Rebecca C. Sent on 15/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding venue

Amazing! We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights at the end of September for our wedding, and it was perfect from start to finish. The wedding team Bliss, Kelsie and Hannah were incredibly helpful all the way through and made the day run so smoothly. The food was absolutely delicious with many guests saying it was the best wedding meal they’d ever had!. The location speaks for itself and made the best back drop to our special day…we cannot recommend this hotel more highly, the personalised Mr and Mrs mugs were also a lovely touch. Thank you ❤️
Freya
Freya C. Sent on 12/07/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service - we had a really fantastic day.

We got married at st ives harbour on the 27th May 2023. The whole planning process with the hotel was fab. They were so quick to respond to emails and very helpful.
The hotel and grounds are gorgeous too. The bridal suite was amazing.
We got a very cute personalised mug set as a gift from the hotel but my only bit of constructive recommendation would be to check with the bride and groom if their names are changing and what they are changing too as I kept my maiden name and double barrelled it with my partners. But only a very small thing to mention in the midst of a fantastic day/service.
Shannon
Shannon Sent on 17/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever

Beautiful hotel with an incredible view. Amazing service, food and support from wedding coordinators.
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Sinead J. Sent on 26/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great venue

The view overlooking Porthminster beach is just stunning. We got married outside on the lawn but the indoor suite has the same view and is just as lovely. The staff were great in the lead up to the wedding and even more so on the day before and day of. The food was outstanding from the canapes to the wedding breakfast itself. All of our guests were really impressed.
Natalie
Natalie W. Sent on 08/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Amazing!

We got married at the Hotel on 31st July 2022 and it couldn't have been more perfect. The venue has the wow factor, the views, interiors, service from staff (professional and friendly) everything we needed or asked for the staff couldn't help enough. The food in HarBar restaurant and on the wedding day are some of the best meals we have had! A special thank you to Rachel, Bliss and Kelsie you really made our day so special and we are so grateful for everything! We look forward to coming back on our anniversary!
Tracey
Tracey J. Sent on 29/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent venue for a wedding. Perfect views; excellent events team 🌟

Very professional service by the events team for our wedding day. A fab day was had by one and all
Jessica
Jessica B. Sent on 06/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Spectacular wedding backdrop


Where do I start! Firstly I would like to thank the amazing events team that helped us along the way to organise our wedding at the hotel, girls you were truly amazing! So we originally booked pre covid for a 2020 wedding, but covid stopped us 3 times in the process! Nothing was too much trouble for these amazing girls to help rearrange dates, they continued to keep in touch from when we originally booked in 2018 right through to 2022 4 years of fantastic service.
The team that looked after us on our wedding day were also brilliant again nothing was too much trouble for them if the kids wanted hot chocolate, the kids got hot chocolate! Super efficient!
The food during our stay was bloody beautiful right from breakfast, our BBQ wedding reception and evening Buffett, there was so much food it was unbelievable, our wedding guest were full of compliments.
Our rooms we had were absolutely on point, so clean and spacious. Amazing views of Porthminster beach, watching the sunset and sunrise on beautiful sunny days is priceless.
I can’t tell you enough how gorgeous this hotel is, it was my dream to get married here and they made it happen and more! St Ives Harbour hotel will always hold a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to book a mini break here in the future!
So yes I would highly recommend the harbour hotel it has everything and more to offer for holiday breaks and most definitely weddings is perfectly positioned in St Ives!!

Jess & Chris Bisiker
Clare
Clare O. Sent on 07/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding

Our wedding day was planned in a year, the venue was a dream that came true … we had the best day, everyone raved about the food, the serving staff were wonderful. The gift of Mr and Mrs Oliver mugs in our room such a nice surprise. All the wedding coordinators we dealt with were helpful and professional throughout. Breakfast the next morning with our friends was so nice again the staff were bending over backwards to make us feel special …so lovely …so many fantastic memories made. We’ll be back for our anniversary !!
Helen
Helen C. Sent on 05/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Magical Wedding

We got married 28/11/21 and thanks to the Events Team we had a truly amazing magical day. We can not thank them enough for making our day so special. The whole day flowed effortlessly and all our guests loved it. If you are thinking of holding your wedding here, go for it. You will not be disappointed.
Anna
Anna F. Sent on 18/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect wedding venue

I can not recommend the St Ives Harbour Hotel enough. From start to finish the whole experience was wonderful. They made our day magical. The views are amazing, the staff are so helpful and know exactly what they are doing which made it all run very smoothly and the food was sublime. 100% worth every penny we spent. I cant wait to go back and celebrate our anniversary there.
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Danielle B. Sent on 21/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding service

We have stayed here a number of times now and just got back from a weekend where we spent our wedding day there! What an amazing day! The sun was shining, the service was outstanding and the wedding went without a hitch! All the staff in the hotel are friendly and accommodating and I couldn’t recommend the wedding planning service more! We fell in love with st Ives on our first stay at this hotel and will be back to celebrate our anniversary for years to come!
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Rosa P. Sent on 15/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream wedding because of this hotel

My husband and I were so lucky to find this gem in St Ives when we live in the south east.

90 guests travelled to the wedding, many visiting Cornwall for the first time, and many staying at the hotel for ease. Everyone said it was the best wedding they’d ever attended and that it was like being abroad! We were so lucky with a glorious and dry November wedding day but also I have seen the venue in a storm when we visited in feb 2022 and it is equally stunning.

We cannot thank the incredible staff enough - especially Kelsie, who was exceptional at every moment of the day and in the many months leading up to the wedding.

Do not hesitate to go for this venue - luxury luxury luxury (at affordable prices during the off peak months)!
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