Porthtowan – My new favourite Wedding Location

I spent a very lovely Sunday down at Porthtowan in North Cornwall, and thought I’d share this beautiful place with you lovely readers.

I’m lucky enough to live in Looe, which is situated in South East Cornwall about 20 miles from Plymouth, image sourced here. It always amazes me how different the coastlines are between South/North Cornwall. Looe, and the surrounding area is very pretty and quaint, whereas the North Cost tends to be a bit more rugged, image sourced here.

Looe - South East Cornwall

Looe – South East Cornwall

Porthtowan - North Cornwall

Porthtowan – North Cornwall

We actually visited Porthtowan as the other half is a keen fisherman – our trip out for the day was secret code for a search for fishing marks. Our chosen spot for lunch was the Blue Bar, which sits overlooking Porthtowan Beach and also happens to be a licensed wedding venue. This is clearly a surfer’s paradise; the bar was serving real ale, good food and the surf was really impressive. Images sourced here.

Blue Bar - Porthtowan - Overlooking the Beach

Blue Bar – Porthtowan – Overlooking the Beach

Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan Beach

Interior of the Blue Bar

Interior of the Blue Bar

The bar has been furnished to a really high standard and the staff we met were all lovely and very helpful. There is also a separate and really beautiful room available for your Civil Ceremony which can seat up to 60 guests. You would need to book through the Truro Registrar if you wanted to get married here, more information available here. You could then visit the white sandy beach for a blessing.

Blessing on the Beach at Porthtowan

Blessing on the Beach at Porthtowan

Ceremony Room at the Blue Bar

Ceremony Room at the Blue Bar

The Blue Bar can also accommodate a reception for up to 100 guests and offers relaxed, self service buffet options, with prices starting from £14.95 per head, or a more fancy sit down option, starting from £30.00 per head. If you’re not too fussy on the date of your wedding, you could book this beautiful venue for your ceremony and reception for just £450.00 plus VAT. You can find more information on the Blue Bar on their website.

What more could you ask for?

What more could you ask for?

There are so many locations in the immediate area for simply stunning wedding photographs. We visited Chapel Porth which is only a 5 minute drive from Porthtowan. There’s an amazing historic tin mine nestled on the coast path that providing you had some sensible wedding shoes, you could easily visit with your photographer. Image soured here.

Chapel Porth - North Cornwall

Chapel Porth – North Cornwall

Tin Mine at Chapel Porth

Tin Mine at Chapel Porth

A wedding in Cornwall, and it really doesn’t matter if it rains and pours, snows or you’re lucky enough to get glorious sunshine, will always be spectacular. Did you tie the knot in Cornwall? – I’d love to see your wedding photographs!

L x


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