POLHAWN FORT, CORNWALL
If you follow our blogs, then you’ll see we are no stranger to Polhawn Fort, we have the privilege of being one of the most sought after photographers for this venue.
Polhawn Fort is one of those magical and romantic venues, that no matter what the season is always host to the most fairytale type of weddings. You know you’re close to arriving when the road narrows, and closely hugs the coast until you arrive, the first glimpse you’ll see of the Fort, is what I fall in love with, each and every wedding. Occasionally it has been know for me to document Polhawn Fort weddings week after week, but it’s a place that I could never tire of, each and every couple put their own personal stamp on the venue.
Polhawn Fort provides exclusive use for the couple and their guests, and that exclusiveness extends to the secluded cove nestled below the Fort. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Polhawn is in the middle of nowhere, when infact it’s neighbouring Cornish towns of Looe, Fowey and Polperro are just a short drive.
Polhawn Fort provides exclusive use for the couple and their guests, and that exclusiveness extends to the secluded cove nestled below the Fort. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Polhawn is in the middle of nowhere, when infact it’s neighbouring Cornish towns are a short drive away, and the nearest city of Plymouth is only a 30 minute drive.
The true beauty of Polhawn Fort, is the array of options. Inside there are two rooms where you can say “I Do”, or if an outdoor wedding ticks your boxes, then Polhawn Fort’s Summerhouse is possibly one of the most romantic outdoor venues I’ve come across. For your reception, there are a host of opportunities inside, as well as the option to pitch a marquee on the lawn.
Polhawn Fort is a one-off, unique kind of place. It stands alone, quite literally. So if you’re looking for a coastal wedding venue to make your own, you’ve probably found it. Imagine a home-from-home vibe and you’re halfway there (if ‘home’ happens to be a Napoleonic fort, complete with drawbridge)!
The moment you booked Polhawn Fort, you just know your day is in great hands, each wedding I capture here tends to attracts the best in suppliers, I’m often working alongside Gemma from Planning Elegance, who knows the Fort better than anyone. She has a natural flair for weddings, and ensures the days run smoothly… I had the pleasure of documenting her wedding to James in 2014.
Alongside Gemma, some other suppliers I see here often are:
Richard from Couchs Catering. Richard has worked in some of the best restaurants in the United Kingdom, restaurants such as Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons with Raymond Blanc, Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road and Marco Pierre White’s, The Oak Room. He is the perfect caterer for Polhawn Fort, and is there so often, you can even view a portfolio page dedicated to Polhawn on his website.
Polhawn Fort was awarded the title of “Most Romantic Venue in the UK, and possibly the most romantic time of the day is at sunset. Polhawn Fort is blessed with the most gorgeous sunset, and adds that extra wow factor.
I could spend all day writing about the beauties of Polhawn, and sharing all my pictures with you! However, as lovely as that would be, it maybe easier, if you are interested in me becoming your Polhawn Wedding Photographer, to drop me an email so we can have a chat!