Wedding Accommodation Polhawn Fort
Self Catering accommodation near Wedding Venue Polhawn Fort
If you are attending a wedding at historic Polhawn Fort, you may be looking for self-catering holiday homes in Cornwall. Blue Monkey is both close to Polhawn Fort (8 minute drive), and offers stylish and luxurious accommodation. Blue Monkey is ideal for guests wanting to combine the occasion with a stay in a beautiful area.
Why Is Polhawn Fort Popular for Weddings?
Many couples seek a unique location to provide a memorable setting for the biggest day of their lives. Polhawn Fort is known as one of South West England’s most romantic wedding venues, and provides the perfect setting for spectacular photos. It is in a beautiful location near Rame Head, with breathtaking views across the sea.
As its name suggests, it is an original fort from the mid-19th century, when it was built to protect the coast of South East Cornwall from the threat of invasion by Napoleon III – nephew of his famous namesake. The site is suitable for weddings in both summer and winter, offering an ideal private location. For outdoor weddings, the sea makes an atmospheric backdrop, with the sound of the waves adding to the ambience, and plenty of space for marquees.
Alternatively, those preferring an indoor ceremony can get married in the Grand Napoleonic Hall, which is reached by crossing the drawbridge and going down the spiral staircase. This massive and impressive chamber is an ideal venue for both weddings and reception banquets. There is also a second room licensed for marriages, the Emperor’s Room, where more intimate and smaller-scale ceremonies can be held. Couples choosing a church wedding can also have a reception on site if they wish. In addition, the fort can help to put couples in touch with a range of caterers and organisers, to ensure their special day runs smoothly.
Why is Blue Monkey Ideal for Guests Attending a Wedding?
When guests are seeking holiday cottages near Polhawn Fort, Blue Monkey is ideally located, as it is just over 2 miles away, or a 7 minute drive by car. The luxurious setting is perfect for getting ready for a wedding and making sure you look your best. Also, with space to sleep up to 8 people in comfort, plus bunks available for two more, there is plenty of space for groups of family or friends who are travelling together to join in the happy occasion.
If guests want to stay in the area for a few days before and after the ceremony, there is plenty to do and see nearby. There are excellent local pubs and restaurants to use for eating out, as well as the well-equipped kitchen at this luxury holiday home. It is also possible to arrange taxi hire at Torpoint for getting to and from the wedding.
While the bride and groom and immediate wedding party will be able to stay in the fort over the wedding period, they may well want to be in the area for a longer time beforehand to relax, get ready for the occasion and make any last-minute arrangements. Blue Monkey is also ideal for this type of stay.
What Local Wedding Services Are Available in the Area?
- Flowers, Hair and Beauty: The right floral displays and bouquets are an essential part of a bride’s big day, as are the right hairstyle and bridal make-up. The area has plenty of experts in all these fields, including florists Margaret Lavers on 01752 822796 and Ruth Andrew on 01503 230711. The salon team at The Hair Priory, based in Plymouth, includes both hairdressers and beauticians, offering wedding day hair and nail treatments, and can be contacted on 01752 221100.
- Photographers: There are a number of photographic services locally specialising in weddings, including Green Photographic, based in nearby Torpoint, whose contact number is:07966613086. You may also want to book a professional video service to capture your day on film, and there are also locally-based services which can do this for you, such as Foster Filming on 07751 707606.
- Entertainment: Are you looking for a band or musicians to perform at your reception? If so, you may want to consider the band Hot Stuff, who can be contacted on 0797 934744. If a string quartet is more what you have in mind, you can call Vicky Evans on 01803 863677. There are also many other options, from jazz guitarists to medieval music or discos – or you could even book the Rame Peninsula Male Voice Choir, by calling 01752 822435.
- Catering: Two outside caterers recommended by Blue Monkey are Sharan Bettridge, on 01752 82 27 44 and Georgie Stevens from Kaloura’s Kitchen, who can be contacted on 07966 257971.
Any group of wedding guests heading for SE Cornwall and seeking self catering holiday homes near Polhawn Fort will find that staying at Blue Monkey makes their visit even more special. Rather than feeling rushed and frantic, you will be able to take your time, enjoy your stay, and have memories to treasure for a lifetime.
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