Polhawn Fort

£4,700 - £18,845 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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A breathtaking sea side location with stunning views.
Polhawn Fort Pricing & Costs

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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

Cultural Specialists

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
Emily & Scott
Happy couple married in January
February 2024
Thank you for an amazing weekend
It is a beautiful location, the team were incredibly relaxed and helpful and we could stay there for the whole weekend with all our friends and family. Thank you for an amazing weekend, especially to James who couldn't haven been more helpful or relaxed with us. We absolutely loved the whole weekend and we would do it over a hundred time if we could. Thank you!
Lesley & Lee
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
It was exactly the venue I wanted
I fell in love with the site and being able to bring my own suppliers in was perfect
Beth & Gregg
Happy couple married in December
December 2023
The most beautiful wedding venue EVER
We’re yet to have our wedding at Polhawn Fort, (May 2024) but upon viewing the fort, it takes your breath away! The staff are so accommodating and made us feel so special, it’s simply beautiful and we can’t wait to have our special day there soon!!
Gavin & Deborah
Happy couple married in December
December 2023
Wow! What a place
Wow! What a place and the fun and memories we have created with our friends and family will last a lifetime. The location, the views, the set up, and the stunning building. Great communication throughout the whole journey. The main area was beautiful with all the lighting, the fireplace and candles made it feel so cosy and relaxed. The rooms were comfortable and well equipped with plenty of space to mix with our loved ones. Thank you James for all your help and guidance over the weekend.
Elizabeth & Daniel
Happy couple married in December
December 2023
We fell in love as soon as we saw it
We had the best day of our lives at the fort, it is really nice to be able to hire it all weekend as it gave us time to decompress after the wedding and relax in front of the fire.
Jasmin & Alex
Happy couple married in November
December 2023
Polhawn fort captured our hearts.
We cannot thank Polhawn Fort enough for creating the most magical setting for our wedding. All the staff were so helpful, nothing was ever too much. I could never imagine having our day anywhere else. Our dream day.
Polhawn Fort Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

It is best to enter our Venue name into Google maps and it will direct you straight to our main entrance.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A38 Truelefoot roundabout

Nearest Train Station

St Germans

Nearest Airport


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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Polhawn Fort?

Wow, that's really tough! From all the bells & whistles to more intimate choices a wedding at Polhawn Fort can be shaped in a million different 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 have 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 Polhawn Fort in 5 adjectives

Unique, Majestic, Historic, Flexible, Cornish!

Where’s the best photo spot at Polhawn Fort?

The private access beach - without a doubt.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Polhawn Fort?

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 Polhawn Fort 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 Autumn/Winter 2023/2024, please get in touch to find out further details.