Top 5 Places in Cornwall for the Fantastic Wedding Reception

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If you plan to hold the reception at the same venue where you’re going to exchange vows, then the choice of the most appropriate and most romantic venue for a wedding reception becomes very important. And for that, Cornwall has simply some of the most spectacular scenes to provide a dramatic effect to your wedding. Plus guests get to have a weekend away in Cornwall while they celebrate your marriage. Here are the top 5 places in Cornwall for a really fantastic wedding reception.

1.       Brewhouse St. Ives
With a stunning view of the St. Ives Harbour and Bay, the Brewhouse St. Ives offers the most idyllic, most romantic, and the most intimate wedding venue in this side of the British Isles. Your guests will simply marvel at the superb views of the harbour accentuated by the cotton candy-like clouds that dot the clear blue sky. Dine, drink, and party in the Brewhouse’s open and natural light-filled room as well as a sprawling sun terrace to make your wedding as memorable as possible. Good old quality beer is supplied by the in-house microbrewery so you and your guests will be celebrating the whole day and right through the night.

2.       The Eden Project
If you’re thinking of tying the knot and then partying all day with a choice of 2 different biomes found all over the world, then you’d simply have to have your wedding at the Eden Project. You’ll get to choose between the Rainforest Biome and the Mediterranean Biome, both of which come with their signature environments that can put a definite wow factor to any wedding. Each of these biomes comes with highly specialised touches to make your wedding truly spectacular. You’ll enjoy locally sourced food and beverages as well as fresh blooms while taking on the magnificence of either a tropical rainforest or Mediterranean setting.

3.       Mesmear
Located over mesmerising cliffs that dot the landscape near Polzeath, the magnificent wedding venue of Mesmear provides a one-of-a-kind boutique wedding reception venue. You and your guests will be treated to a host of world-renowned facilities as well as superb views. As for you and your partner, you’ll be pampered like royalty. You’ll receive your own private chef as well as your own wedding guru to make your celebration of unity truly worth remembering.

4.       Polhawn Fort
With lovely well-manicured lawns and gardens and a fantastic beach all to yourself for an exclusive three or four days, the historic Polhawn Fort can truly make for a superb wedding reception. Be it grand or small, formal or simple, the choice of how you want your special day celebrated is basically up to you.

5.       Trevenna
Feel like having your wedding in the beautifully scenic Cornish countryside? Then Trevenna is just for you. Leafy lanes as well as panoramic views give this wedding venue an utterly chic vibe that is sure to bring warm smiles to everyone in your guest list.

Exchanging marriage vows with the man or woman of your dreams requires a very special place to celebrate. With these top 5 places in Cornwall to celebrate your wedding, you will be off to a fantastic start.

Tips for Choosing the Right Photographer for a Cornwall Wedding

Choosing anything related to your wedding can be a tricky business. You want everything at your Cornwall wedding to be perfect. This especially goes for the ladies. You want people to remember your wedding as the best wedding ever. Of course this is a very special moment for you and you want to take away all the memories you can and save them into a photo album. You want every detail to be captured. You want the expressions to be captured, yours and everyones. You want to see how your friends and family looked on the wedding day. You want this happy day to be saved eternally and for precisely these reasons you want the best photographer for the job.

But there are hundreds of photographers in Cornwall. How do you choose the perfect Cornwall wedding photographer? In this article we will look at some things that must be present in a photographer in order for him to be considered a good  “Wedding Photographer”. Our handy tips will help you select the best photographer for your Cornish wedding.

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1. Interview Various Candidates

Don’t settle on the first photographer you see. Interview various photographers and then choose the best can candidate. A simple search on Google will reveal some of the best wedding photographers in Cornwall. When doing the research take into account everything that he or she has to offer. Are they professional? Does he or she have some experience? If yes, how much? How is he or she as a person? Studies show that jolly and fun loving people are better wedding photographers. Finally when you are sure, choose the one you like the most.

2. View the Portfolio

This is one of the most important things. Every one claims they are good. What really proves their worth is the work they have done. Professional photographers will know how to take the perfect photographs whatever the venue and are experienced in getting the most out of Cornwall’s wonderful scenic locations. These perfect pictures will be present in a portfolio of his or hers. You will never know how good he or she is unless you see their portfolio. So make sure you see it!

3. Review Some Full Albums as Well

Everyone puts their best work in the portfolio. In order to get a better picture of what the photographer has to offer, ask to see a couple of examples full albums produced for couples who have had their wedding ceremonies or receptions in Cornwall. If you know someone who hired the same photographer, ask them if you can see their wedding album. Once you have seen all the work, you will be able to analyse their work in a better way.

4. Do You Want a Team or an Individual?

How can you choose between a team and an individual? Of course the team can capture more but they cost more too. Is your wedding ceremony small or big? If you have 500 guests and you have a destination wedding planned, I would recommend a team of photographers. However if you have a small wedding ceremony, an individual would be the best man for the job. Many photo studios have a number of photographers working under them. It is important that you specify and book the one that you like.

5. Discuss the Details

When you are interviewing photographers, remember to tell them about the details. Is your function an indoor function or is it an outdoor function? What is the floral arrangement? How is the lighting scheme? Will it be dark or bright? Are they familiar with the local scenery at the Cornish location? A photographer must know all these details in order to shoot perfectly. While you are discussing details see if the photographer has some experience in your chosen wedding venue. If he has, that is a huge plus.

6. Assess the Photography Equipment

By photography equipment I don’t mean the camera. Every professional photographer will have the best gear required for taking wedding photos. What I am talking about is the supporting equipment. If he uses sophisticated equipment such as quadcopter and a small crane, that is great! Why is it great? Well, simply because he will be able to cover more angles. Imagine a picture taken with the help of a drone that captures an aerial view of your ceremony or guests amid the dramatic coastal scenery at your Cornwall wedding venue. Now how great would that be? These would give a unique perspective on the wedding and photos you can cherish forever.

If you follow the tips outlined in this column you are well on your way to getting outstanding photographs from your Cornwall wedding.