Why I love being a Caerhays wedding photographer
One of the best things about shooting wedding photography in Cornwall is getting to be a Caerhays wedding photographer. The Caerhays Estate is impressive.
Situated at the South West Coast path and tucked into a hidden Cornish cove on the unspoilt Porthluney beach, it has 120 acres of beautiful woodland park and gardens with spectacular views across the Cornish countryside. Its English Heritage grade I listed Castle and award-winning gardens are a draw for visitors and it is a simply stunning wedding venue.
One of the main reasons why I always love returning to be a Caerhays wedding photographer is that they offer so many different types of weddings. Large or small¸ indoors or outdoors, opulent and grand, to boho and rustic, to elegant and cosy. Whatever wedding vibe you’re after the wedding team at Caerhays are there to deliver it.
Shooting wedding photography at The Vean is always a pleasure. This perfectly restored Georgian county house has an elegant yet homely feel for weddings. Ceremonies can be held in the house and with a marquee on the lawn the reception can host up to 150 guests. The Vean can also offer your most important guests luxury accommodation with 8 bedrooms sleeping up to 16 people.
For smaller wedding ceremonies I always enjoy shooting wedding photography at The Coastguard’s Lookout. Sitting on the rural headland, this intimate and unique location has spectacular views over Veryan Bay and out across the sea. It makes the most perfect backdrop for romantic portrait images of my brides and grooms. It’s idea for smaller weddings. Or if you want a small ceremony followed by a larger reception held at The Vean.
If you’ve always dreamed of saying ‘I do’ by the beach then take a look at Beachside Meadow. I love shooting wedding photography at Beachside Meadow because it overlooks the scenic Porthluney Cove. Accessed via a footpath directly from the beach it offers indoor and outdoor ceremonies. To discuss outdoor ceremonies, you need to contact the Guild of Cornish Celebrants. If you want your wedding reception to have an outdoorsy boho vibe then Beach Meadow is perfect for you.
For large weddings at Caerhays then take a look at The Castle Field. Situated right beneath the castle itself the field offers fantastic views of the lake and the castle. I love shooting wedding photography at The Castle Field as I am always so spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic backdrops in my images. A marquee on The Castle Field can accommodate up to 250 guests so it’s ideal for large weddings and Asian weddings. Just think what an epic wedding party you could have in this most stunning location.
If you’re looking for a church ceremony then St Michael’s church is situated just a few minutes’ walk away in Caerhays village. This pretty little church is rich in history, with a porch that dates back to pre-Norman times. For a church service at St Michael’s you would need to seek relevant permissions from them.
There’s a saying ‘go where the locals go’ and I have observed from the many occasions when I have been a Caerhays wedding photographer that my clients are often locals who grew up nearby. They always have fond memories of taking walks around the Caerhays Estate as children with their families and then later as a couple so Caerhays seems a natural choice for them when choosing a location for their wedding.
So, whether you’re a local or having a destination wedding in Cornwall Caerhay’s is a specular wedding venue and their experienced team always deliver amazing weddings.
I think that’s enough of me banging on about why I love taking on Caerhays wedding photography. It is amazing but don’t just take my word for it go and take a look for yourself. Visiting majestic country estates in beautiful locations in Cornwall is about as good as wedding planning gets. So have fun with it. And when you’ve found that perfect Cornwall wedding venue, you’ll no doubt be looking for an experienced Cornwall wedding photographer. Feel free to get in touch. I’d love to hear about your wedding plans…