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Polhawn Fort







Polhawn Fort brings you a stunningly beautiful coastal location in Cornwall, and an extraordinary original Napoleonic Fort with huge views across the sea . . .   

. . . and the fabulous idea that you can have this deeply romantic historic venue exclusively to yourselves, for a whole weekend or midweek, to create your unique wedding dream.




Polhawn is a genuine Napoleonic Fort, complete with drawbridge, granite spiral staircases, huge vaulted ceilings and rows of windows facing out across the sweeping lawns to the sea.

We have two inside rooms licensed for marriages: choose from the Grand Napoleonic Hall, where up to 120 people can bear witness to your marriage; or perhaps have a smaller and more intimate ceremony for up to 30 or so in the Emperor's Room.

The spaces inside the Fort are entirely yours to set up and decorate as you wish. Our team of wedding organisers will be on hand to meet you when you visit, and to offer unlimited free advice on how you can make the best use of the Fort's unusual and historic character.


What could be more snug than a winter wedding on the very edge of the wild Cornish cliffs, enfolded by the security and seclusion of the Fort, with all your loved ones gathered together round a blazing log fire, and the sound of the sea crashing on the beach below?


The Garden House, opening out onto sweeping lawns and a breathtaking seascape, is also licensed for wedding ceremonies.

As your guests smile encouragingly from the lawn, you can get married in full view of all the most exhilarating sights that nature can provide, accompanied by the sound of waves on the beach below, the call of sea birds, and soothing breezes in the tall surrounding trees.

Many brides and their grooms steal down to the beach after the ceremony for a frolic at the water's edge (and sometimes into it), while their guests look down from our gardens above, or even roll up their trousers and finery and join in.



The grounds between the Fort and the sea are very spacious, with plenty of room for reception drinks, photos, fun and games, and also to put up a marquee or two, or even three. A covered way can be put up from the Fort to the garden, and even an open-sided marquee sited directly onto the Summer House.

Cream teas on the lawns at Christmas! Winters in Cornwall are famously mild (we sort of remember it snowed once years ago), and winter weddings are amongst our most popular bookings.


To find out more about weddings at Polhawn Fort, call us on 01752 822864



Polhawn Fort
Rame Head, Nr Torpoint,
Cornwall, PL10 1LL,
Great Britain

01752 822864



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