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Gwendolyn | Luxury Coastal Cottage | Perranporth Beach, Cornwall

Unique Wedding Venue near Perranporth, North Cornwall

Gwendolyn is a fairytale thatched cottage settled high on a hill overlooking Cornwall’s north coast, where kaleidoscopic skies and melting sunsets offer the perfect backdrop for an al fresco first dance. Design the day of your dreams at this exclusive-use wedding venue near the golden dunes of Perranporth beach, where celebrations of love come naturally.

The Venue Create a wedding as unique as you at this elegant private home filled with a treasure trove of rustic riches above the golden, sweeping sands of Perranporth Beach. Perfect for impromptu elopements and humanist ceremonies surrounded by your nearest and dearest, marry like in the love stories and runaway to the seaside to start your happily ever after.

The Accommodation This unique cottage offers luxury self-catering accommodation for up to six adults and two children. Elegant and stylish, slumber through the night before the big day, warmed through by an evening spent in the hot tub, with the fresh sea breeze drifting through the open window. Come morning, sip freshly brewed coffee in the garden room as fresh pastries warm in the oven and last minute preparations take place.

The Grounds Enjoying views of the horizon and fresh rural air, Gwendolyn’s grounds offer enough space for any wedding ceremony. Say “I dos” under the pergola, dine in the sunshine on rustic tables in the garden and waltz until dawn on the decking beneath glowing festoon lights. By taking exclusive hire of the house and gardens, the couple can design a bespoke wedding to their needs.

The Ceremony The house does not currently hold a civil ceremony licence, but couples can arrange a registry office ceremony in Truro or traditional church wedding at St Piran's in Perranzabuloe nearby. Following the legalities, there will be nothing more intimate than a blessing or handfasting in the gardens, surrounded by a congregation of loved ones.

The Reception With dreamcatchers and floral garlands strewn between the trees, enjoy a bohemian celebration in the grounds of Gwendolyn. For smaller gatherings, set up the wedding breakfast under the tangle of sweet agapanthus on the decking before encouraging guests to throw caution to the wind and bare all for a skinny dip in the hot tub. As night begins to cool the air, light the fire pit and toast s’mores over the dancing flames.

The Cuisine The self-catering kitchen is perfect for groomsmen or bridal parties staying in Gwendolyn in the lead up to the wedding. For the wedding breakfast, hire professional caterers to serve up a smorgasbord of fresh seafood canapés and Champagne cocktails followed by a sumptuous barbecued feast of the finest local produce. A tower of squidgy brownies, a tiered cheese cake of ripened brie and Cornish Yarg and hot pasties delivered just in time to fill bellies after a long night of revelry.

The Entertainment Gentle acoustic sounds will offer the perfect background music while vows are pronounced and bubbles sipped. When the time is right for the party to liven up, choose a lively folk band to encourage guests to put on those dancing shoes into the small hours.

The Facilities Gather together the night before the big day in Gwendolyn’s snug and indulge in a bottle of wine while reminiscing of the good ol’ days before setting off on a brand new adventure of your own. The next morning, warm those cold wedding nerves with a private yoga class overlooking the ocean.

The Practicalities and Pricing There is parking for up to 10 cars in the private car park and two outside the front gate. Tables and chairs may need to be hired depending on your personal requirements. Fireworks are not permitted and all music is to end at midnight. There is a minimum of a three-night weekend, or four-night midweek stay for weddings during peak season. In addition to the standard rental charges, there is a venue hire fee of £2000 for up to 40 guests including the standard group size. Stretch tent hire and catering are an additional cost.

Wedding Planning If you would like further assistance, from advice on caterers to a full wedding planning service, we’d be delighted to provide you with our list of recommended suppliers.


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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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