£4700 - £18845 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 mattresses 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.
Features & Capacity


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

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
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

Cultural Specialists

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 2018 is the use of the Mediterranean inspired Roof Garden Terrace. Situated on the top of the Fort 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. Combine a fire pit and festoon lighting to encourage your guests to appreciate the sunsets from the roof or your very own fireworks display from the neighbouring field. 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 and our favourite traditional Cornish game – Smite! 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: Gemma
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. Gemma


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Emma & Ryan
Happy couple married in June
June 2022
This venue is out of this world!
Polhawn Fort is the most unique and beautiful venue we saw, it truly is truly special from the views, the terrace, the building and the facilities , we had the most amazing time celebrating our wedding with our loved ones and Kieran who was there to support us was so friendly and professional. A must see venue and a guaranteed unforgettable day for you and your guests!
Debbie & Liam Freemantle (Was vavangas!)
Wedding: September
May 2022
THIS VENUE IS OFF THE CHAIN. A perfect wedding, at a perfect venue. It felt like a total fairytale and I am so glad we chose Polhawn Fort to become Mr & Mrs Freemantle!
Haley & Luke
Wedding: August
May 2022
It’s a insane venue in a beautiful location.
It’s an insane venue in a beautiful location that gave us the freedom to have a wedding exactly how we wanted. All facilities were amazing, beds were super comfy! We loved our stay & so did all our guests!
Ali and Charlotte Carpenter
Wedding: August
May 2022
Amazing venue!
Amazing venue. We absolutely loved the time we had there and can't imagine having had the reception anywhere else.
Luke Chiles
Wedding: June
May 2022
Would recommend to anyone.
Would recommend to anyone. It was so special having it for the weekend to cherish that time with family opposed to just the day. It’s clearly well organised, the options for help with a hands off approach was amazing.
Angie & Chris
Happy couple married in April
April 2022
Enjoy it, whatever the compromises, make sure you focus on what is important to you. For us that was friends, family, being outside to say "I do" and celebrating regardless. Our best part was the beach and the team were also incredible and so helpful.
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A38 Truelefoot roundabout

Nearest Train Station

St Germans

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Wow, that's really tough! From all the bells & whistles to more intimate choices a wedding at Polhawn Fort can be shaped in a zillion ways. Take a look at the thoughts and memories of one of our past couples. https://www.polhawnfort.com/nazia-martin-real-wedding/

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book your venue first to ensure you have the dates that you want! After that everything else will fall into place...

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

With a garden that hugs the coastline surrounding it from all corners we have had a range of different activities and games on display. From the wacky and wonderful to the more laid back traditional activities. Spending time with family and close friends whilst the sea splashes below is truly a magical experience and something our guests take full advantage of.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Majestic, Historic, Flexible, Cornish!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The private beach - without a doubt.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We would never breathe a word....

What’s your favourite canapé?

Little cones of tempura battered cod with shoestring fries and aioli - you're at the beach after all!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Piping hot Cornish Pasties made just down the road.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Grand Hall with vaulted ceiling, 8 foot thick walls, and windows built into the cannon embrasures facing the sea.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The fact that we allow our guests so much choice. Fully licensed with no corkage fees or curfews and the ability to bring your choice of suppliers, the world is your oyster!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferWe have various dates available from January - March 2022, please get in touch to find out further details.