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Familiarise yourself with The Carlyon Bay Hotel, the perfect haven for those planning a dream wedding. Perched high above St. Austell Bay, our venue boasts awe-inspiring vistas that will set the stage for your unforgettable celebration of love.

Whether you're here to embark on the journey of a lifetime with your special someone, seeking relaxation and pampering, or simply looking to create cherished memories with loved ones, the Carlyon Bay Hotel is your ideal choice.

Nestled within 250 acres of secluded gardens and grounds, including our own championship golf course and top-notch leisure facilities, our hotel is more than just a luxurious setting. Whether you envision a summer wedding surrounded by family and friends, a cosy winter escape, or a romantic getaway leading up to your big day, we are committed to making your stay nothing short of magical.

Whatever brings you here, our genuine Cornish hospitality will envelop you, leaving you with a yearning to return time and time again, ensuring that your wedding experience at The Carlyon Bay is nothing less than extraordinary.


On the most important day of your life, you can be sure that your wedding day will be tailor-made to suit all your needs at The Carlyon Bay Hotel.

As part of our complete function package our experienced staff are available for menu suggestions, seating arrangements, hiring costs for special requirements, themes and drink selections to suit your individual wedding requirements.

Extensive Menus, A wide range of banquet meals and buffets are available.

Red Carpet, At the entrance of the hotel to welcome the Bride and Groom.

Quality Wines, Browse through our extensive wine list to choose your wines.

Table Plan, The dining room will be laid to your personal requirements.

A Helping Hand, Constant support and assistance will be given by our management team and staff.

Photography on the Lawn, With one of the most awe inspiring views along Cornwall's coast, where better to capture the magic of your special day.

A Cascade of Flowers, An arrangement will be placed on the top table in the colour of your choice. A particular type of flower can be arranged at a surcharge.

Welcome Drink on Arrival, Receive your guests by sharing a drink and a conversation in one of our delightful function rooms.


Retreat to the coast and immerse yourself in a world of luxury with a stay at the Carlyon Bay Hotel. Set above the bay with truly breathtaking views, it’s a wonderful place to feel inspired and unwind whilst experiencing a taste of Cornish hospitality. With 86 luxury rooms to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice, with first-class furnishings, stylish decor, and many with breathtaking sea views over the Bay.

All rooms are en suite with complimentary parking, superfast Wi-Fi, Freeview TV with Sky Sports, water, tea and coffee making facilities, luxury toiletries, dressing gowns, hairdryer and pillow menu.


Discover moments of sheer luxury and blissful pampering at our spa located along the coast of St Austell. Abandon yourself to the wonderful sensation of lying on a hot stone bed, sculpted to the shape of your body. Feel your cares float away in the warm indoor pool, outdoor pool or bubbling spa bath. Experience the ultimate relaxation of the poolside sauna or steam room. When you stay with us, the use of the spa is complimentary throughout your stay.

Should you wish to add to your experience of our spa why not book a treatment? Our team of expert therapists take a holistic approach, with treatments individually tailored to enhance your sense of well-being.

  • Gym
  • Hydrotherapy Spa Pool
  • Indoor and Outdoor Heated Pools
  • Steam Room
  • Sauna
  • Hot Relaxing Loungers
  • Experience Shower
  • Beauty Room

And with a selection of over 40 indulgent treatments, such as;

  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body Wraps
  • Sports Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Exclusive Dr.Hauschka products
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Evening reception 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
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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