St Ives Harbour Hotel the perfect, exclusive wedding venue for your big day!
What’s not to love about St Ives Harbour Hotel as a wedding venue? They say ‘location, location, location’ and in the case of this venue, location is a big percentage of the overall appeal. It’s just incredible. Amazing views over the sea, whether you’re inside or out on the deck, and of course you have the opportunity for a very convenient beach setting for your wedding photo shoot. I’d say, if you’re looking for a beautiful waterside wedding venue in Cornwall, you’d better make sure this one is on your short list.
Panoramic views at award-winning wedding venue, St Ives Harbour Hotel
Three years running this beachside hotel made West Country wedding venue of the year (2012-14) and in 2013 it won the Cornish Brides Award. And you can see why. Size-wise it’s in the top three of Cornwall wedding venues, seating up to 150 or 250 for evening functions. And not only does it have the most fabulous sea views – a whole 180-degree view of the bay – it also offers competitive wedding packages for food and drink, a range of options for evening receptions, and – let’s face it – the lovely Porthminster Beach (awarded best beach by Trip Advisor) on the doorstep ready for your scenic seaside wedding photo album. Both their indoor function rooms boast lovely sea views, and the owners gave the place the benefit of a massive refurbishment not so long ago, so all the public areas and accommodation have a really fresh look and feel to them.
What you get with a St Ives Harbour Hotel wedding package
If you opt to make use of the on-site wedding coordinators at this prestigious venue, they’ll carry you expertly through the whole planning process, right from your early questions and conversations all the way through to the day itself. And on the big day the perks at St Ives Harbour Hotel will include luxurious extras such as a red-carpet arrival, a toastmaster, and – with the ultimate package – a sea view room on your wedding night. With the top package you even get the chance of a overnight stay before the wedding day itself, as a taster, so that you can be really confident in your choice of wedding venue. Prefer to go it alone? No problem. There’s also the option for you to plan your own big day at St Ives Harbour Hotel, which is great for couples preferring to use their own individuality and imagination, as well as for those working with a smaller budget.
Wedding photography at St Ives Harbour Hotel can include a photoshoot on the beach
Of course, when you’re getting hitched you want to make sure that your wedding photos are really going to do justice to your memorable day. Local wedding photographers are always on the lookout for the stand-out locations that offer their clients just a little extra of that Cornish wow factor. As a wedding photographer who has photographed couples at St Ives Harbour Hotel a few times, I can tell you first-hand, there’s certainly no shortage of beautiful scenery here. If you’re hoping for a shot on the sand with the rolling waves in the background, this is a great place to achieve that kind of atmospheric look to your wedding photography. St Ives Harbour Hotel also has the advantage of some pretty nicely landscaped lawns that provide a great view of the bay.
St Ives Harbour Hotel Wedding Photographer
For some great reviews of St Ives Harbour Hotel from couples who have hired me to come here as their wedding photographer, how about Nicky and Gary. For them, the sea view was the clincher that brought them here for their wedding ceremony. St Ives Harbour Hotel was the perfect choice as a place to get married, before moving on to another location for their reception. For Ash and Holly’s wedding and reception at the St Ives Harbour Hotel, the early evening light gave us an epic setting for their wedding shoot. By the way, if you’re concerned about lack of sunshine on the day, I can reassure you about this venue – whatever the weather the backdrop won’t let us down for the photos.
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