Countryside Weddings in Cornwall
Tenderly cosseted by the arms of the Tamar Valley not far from the historic town of Tavistock, beautiful Whimplestone is an exclusive wedding venue in Cornwall situated alongside the banks of the River Tamar in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Venue The unspoiled fifty acres of idyllic private farmland flanked by wildflower meadows at Whimplestone provides a heart-stirring backdrop for the intimate countryside wedding of your dreams. Whether you choose a simple yet elegant celebration with your nearest and dearest, or a bespoke humanist ceremony within the grounds, this stylish farmhouse setting will inspire brides and grooms to create a beautiful wedding day which is both meaningful and personal to them. Once the ‘I dos’ have been promised and the sun sets behind the mighty pines which surround this private estate, raise a glass and reflect on your perfect day with your closest family and friends who will enjoy making long-lasting memories at this most loving union of hearts.
The Accommodation Each of the five bedrooms at Whimplestone are elegantly furnished to ensure that up to 10 guests can unwind and relax in ultimate luxury in the run up to your big day. With clawfoot bath tubs and walk-in rain showers, Whimplestone ensures that you’ll feel beautifully pampered and prepared for your countryside wedding day in Cornwall. The en suite master room even has its own private access to the rear gardens which will make an ideal entrance for couples choosing an outdoor ceremony in the Cornish sunshine.
The Grounds A private gated entrance leads through the wooded valley here at this rural paradise, where guests can wander through the cherry and apple orchards and admire the breath-taking scenery as they join to celebrate your nuptials. As well as fifty acres of ambrosial natural surroundings, Whimplestone also boasts a beautiful outdoor natural pool (July-August) inviting the bridal party to unwind in advance of the big day with a few early morning laps. Imagine a genteel picnic of cucumber sandwiches, heart-shaped jam tarts and lashings of homemade lemonade for a pared-back countryside wedding reception with a classic twist.
The Ceremony Whimplestone does not currently hold a civil ceremony licence but there are several beautiful churches to choose from in the area, as well as the registry office in Tavistock for civil ceremonies. Alternatively, ask us to introduce you to our humanist wedding celebrant Zena who can work with you to create beautifully bespoke ceremonies to satiate your wedding day whims. Whether you want to say your ‘I dos’ within this historic cross passage farmhouse itself, or within the ethereal woodland setting of the Tamar Valley itself, Zena can help you to make your dream day a reality at this unique wedding venue in Cornwall.
The Reception Up to 10 friends and family members can join your celebrations at this intimate exclusive wedding venue on the Cornwall and Devon border. There’s ample space for guests to mill about with canapes and locally-made bubbles within the grounds, why not enlist the talents of a local string quartet to serenade the wedding party with a classical interlude to rival the sky-filled birdsong? For a more rustic-style wedding reception to impress gastro aficionados, why not opt for a mouth-watering lamb roast with locally-foraged accompaniments to celebrate the slow food movement and support local producers? Delicious.
The Cuisine Catering is available at an additional cost and is to be arranged with the caterers directly. The beauty of holding your wedding reception at a luxury private home is that you can choose to self-cater which makes the whole day more personal where everyone can muck-in to create a delicious home-cooked feast to be proud of. The spacious farmhouse kitchen offers plenty of room for family members and friends to busy themselves with culinary preparations, whilst the cherry wood farmhouse table in the dining room sits up to ten guests and makes a cosy space to sit around retelling much-loved family anecdotes about the lovebirds and recalling the special moments which made your wedding day so special.
The Entertainment Local musicians are rife in the wonderfully bohemian artsy village of nearby Calstock so pick your favourite and book them to provide the entertainment for your big day. Jugglers, artists, singers, falconers and mime artists all add a certain uniqueness to your wedding with a difference so break convention and choose unique entertainment to impress guests and make your wedding day go with a bang. (Entertainment is not included and is to be arranged directly with the providers.)
The Facilities Younger guests can be kept entertained all day with boules, table tennis or perhaps a spot of kite flying out on the lawn. The natural outdoor swimming pool is a stunning backdrop to this unique wedding venue in Cornwall and provides a calming way to unwind and collect one’s thoughts on the morning of the big day itself or when the whirl of celebrations has drawn to a close.
Venue Hire Fee and Pricing Please refer to the standard rental charges for intimate weddings for up to 10 guests.
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