Polhawn Fort

£4,700 - £18,845 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
8 Bedrooms
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A breathtaking sea side location with stunning views.
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EXCLUSIVE USE OF POLHAWN FORT The surrounding gardens, summerhouse, all weather tennis court, private access beach, car park for approximately 35 cars for the duration of your stay (our driveway is about half a mile long & can also be lined with cars if needed for the day of your reception). ACCOMMODATION FOR UP TO 24 PEOPLE All rooms have sea views, top of the range Vi-Spring beds that are ready made up with luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, and plenty of soft white fluffy towels, Cots and extra beds for children and young adults are also supplied and room layouts are pretty flexible too! BANQUETING EQUIPMENT TO CATER FOR UP TO 100 PEOPLE Including a full range of crockery, cutlery, glassware, banqueting chairs and a choice of circular &/or rectangular tables. Crisp white table linen and napkins are also included. USE OF OUR FULLY EQUIPPED COMMERCIAL KITCHEN You can hire one of our trusted caterers, choose your own, or arrange all the food yourself – it’s up to you! NO CORKAGE CHARGES! You can supply your own choice of top quality wines/drinks for you and your guests with no extra charges! A pay bar option is also available if you’d prefer. ENTERTAINMENT AND EXTRAS Professional disco sound and lights system (for mp3 player, laptop or iPod/Pad/Phone), logs for the open fire, croquet set, giant jenga, quoits, tennis racquets/balls, barbeque equipment and not forgetting… PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS! Enjoy a unique viewing experience across and beyond the Whitsand bay coastline that is forever changing throughout the day.
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Polhawn Fort Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
04:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Polhawn Fort Full Description
The Guardian of Whitsand Bay since 1867, Polhawn Fort is a unique, exclusive use wedding venue on the Cornish coast. The experienced team of wedding professionals at Polhawn Fort are dedicated to helping you create the wedding you have always dreamed about. Your guests will enjoy the stunning, secluded location complete with private access beach. Offering extended stays and luxurious accommodation you have the choice to do as much or as little as you choose. Actually, choice is what we do best. With a handpicked list of trusted suppliers, curated with quality and service in mind, you will be able to bring your ideas to life! Flexible spaces mean you can plan your wedding to be as relaxed and simple or as formal as you can imagine. The Grand Hall is perfect for everything from a sublime indoor ceremony to a riotous, lively party! The summerhouse overlooking the Bay stands ready for enchanted outside ceremonies but can also be transformed into a beach hut bar or chill-out zone! Not to mention the beach for cricket, bonfires and water sports. New for 2022 is the use of the Mediterranean inspired Roof Garden Terrace Marquee. Situated on the top of the Fort where your guests can enjoy Al Fresco dining with sweeping views of the Bay from the end of the Terrace. You are free to choose how to use the space which lends itself to a casual barbecue or chilled out drinks reception. Just add some festoon lighting to encourage your guests to appreciate the sunsets from the roof or your very own fireworks display from the neighbouring farm. To add to the enjoyment of the extensive grounds, Polhawn provide a range of garden games. A bit of healthy competition will develop between your family and friends as they challenge each other to Croquet, Giant Jenga, Hoop toss, Boules and more! Spectators can enjoy the sport from our new folding lawn chairs and side tables. Polhawn Fort has viewing days every Monday and Friday afternoon, including Bank Holidays.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: James
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)! We welcome you to come and visit us on any Mondays and Fridays between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Contact the team to book your viewing https://www.polhawnfort.com/arrange-a-viewing/. See you soon. James


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Katie & Alex
Happy couple married in July
July 2024
We had a truly magical wedding at Polhawn Fort.
From our initial visit through to the day itself, the Fort's team were hugely friendly, helpful and reassuring and made us feel very at ease. The flexibility the Fort provides allowed us to be ourselves which was hugely important to us, and it's stunning location by the sea has left a lasting impression on us and all our guests. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience.
Anthony & Katharine
Happy couple married in June
July 2024
The beautiful location
The staff were brilliant throughout. The prefect venue and location.
Lizzie & Ben
Happy couple married in May
June 2024
The venue is stunning
We had a lovely weekend celebrating our wedding at Polhawn Fort. Despite a mid-ceremony downpour, we had the outdoor ceremony we'd always wanted & the covered roof worked really well for the (wetter than hoped) drinks reception. The indoor setting was perfect for dinner & our guests didn't leave the dancefloor! We had a lovely relaxed family day on the Sunday after the wedding where we welcomed back guests with delicious pizza and glorious sunshine.
Beth & Gregg
Happy couple married in May
June 2024
The most beautiful wedding venue in the world, eve
We had our wedding at Polhawn Fort in May and it was simply the best! When we viewed Polhawn Fort 2 years ago it took our breath away, it was the first venue we viewed and we booked in that day, absolutely stunning. All our guests were wowed too and kept saying to us we’ve won the wedding of the year by our venue alone! On top of that, James and the team were extremely helpful and went above and beyond with any query we had, and always got back to us so quickly!
Magan & Jack
Happy couple married in May
May 2024
We had the most special day
Just wanted to send a massive thank you to you and all your team who were utterly incredible throughout the whole process from booking the wedding to the actual wedding day you were all amazing. Special thank you to Kyran who put up with a lot of requests from me on the day. We can't thank you enough and had the most special day.
Jade & Ross
Happy couple married in April
April 2024
It’s a truly stunning and beautiful venue.
Truly beautiful venue, stood way above any of our other options. Our dream wedding wouldn’t have been what it was without the Fort and the staff too.
Polhawn Fort Location & Contact Details


Rame Head, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1LL, England

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

A38 Truelefoot roundabout

Nearest Train Station

St Germans

Nearest Airport


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Bridebook Special OfferWe have various dates available from Autumn/Winter 2023/2024, please get in touch to find out further details.