The Duke Of Cornwall Hotel

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£5725 - £12200 for Venue Hire
Up to 220
72 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The Duke of Cornwall was built in 1863 as Plymouth’s first luxury hotel…since then it has played a part in many stories reaching out across the city, the South West, even around the world.
Pricing & Costs

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The Drake Package from £5725 Dedicated Wedding Coordinator and Master of Ceremonies Red carpet Entrance Three-course wedding breakfast Half a bottle of wine per person, plus tea and coffee Glass of Prosecco for the toast White linen and napkins, candelabras and cake stand Evening buffet Four-poster bridal suite, including a bottle of Champagne, flowers and chocolates The Grand Duke Package from £11,580 Dedicated Wedding Coordinator and Master of Ceremonies Red carpet Entrance Arrival drinks and canapés (selection of five) Professional pianist Four-course wedding breakfast Half a bottle of wine per person, plus tea and coffee Home-made petits fours & glass of Champagne for the toast Chair covers and sashes at reception Superior linen and napkins Candelabras and cake stand Evening supper & DJ Four-poster bridal suite, including a bottle of Champagne, flowers and chocolates Additional four-poster room for special guests
What is included in this pricing:
Couple accommodation included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
External caterers not permitted

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Minimum Number of Guests
Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

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


City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Your wedding will be one of the biggest days of your life. We’ll help you to make it perfect for you and your guests, creating a lifetime of memories to treasure. We know how much your day means to you, that's why our dedicated team of experts and partners will go the extra mile to create a day full of the magic and romance such a special occasion deserves. The Duke of Cornwall, Plymouth’s very first luxury hotel, has been the setting for many momentous events over the years. Its grand, elegant and welcoming rooms will be the perfect setting for the first day of your married life. From your first visit to your first dance, our committed and passionate wedding team will be with you every step of the way. The unrivalled service and attention to detail of the whole Duke team means your wedding could not be in safer hands…after all, we want the same as you, a simply perfect day. Give us a call and take the first steps towards your dream wedding.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Melanie Williams
For me, as a Wedding and Events Manager it isn’t just about getting the job done; it’s about getting to know you on a personal level. I want to help you plan and create that special day, and make memories which you will treasure forever.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Millbay Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3LG, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Plymouth Railway Station

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We couldn't possibly pick a 'best' wedding, as we love all of the weddings that we have hosted. We are proud to be part of creating so many happy memories for couples.

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

Take your time – planning a wedding can be overwhelming and lead to stress. Planning the wedding over a period of time can help to minimise stress levels, and also allows the couple to save for the things that they truly want. Most of all, enjoy the engagement and the planning period, as once it is all over you will want to do it again!

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

The Bride loved to dance the night away, and to ensure that all of her friends would be joining her on the dancefloor all night, provided a basket filled with flip flops so everyone could kick off their heels, and dance in comfort!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Luxurious, unique, elegant, traditional and grand.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Duke's elegant staircase provides fantastic photo opportunities for many bride and grooms. The large windows on each of the landings offer a unique setting to create picture perfect memories.

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

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel has welcomed many special guests since opening in 1863. The famous explorer, Ernest Shackleton, legendary showbiz names, including Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth. Notable figures from the world of politics, such as Alan Clarke and Dame Janet Fookes, as well as TV favourites, Davina McCall, Nicky Campbell, Michael Portillo and Dawn French. With Plymouth Pavilions a few steps from our door, the hotel makes a popular stopping point for a variety of visiting VIPs from the realm of entertainment, so you never know who may be joining you for a drink at the bar.

What’s your favourite canapé?

With such a wide range of options, it is hard to choose! Beef carpaccio filo cup with whole grain mustard and crème fraiche is a favourite of mine, and the honey and soy pork belly is a favourite amongst many guests.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Anything sweet. Or savoury! From mini strawberry and cream fruit scones to potato skins topped with bacon and cheese.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

A point of interest for many present day visitors to the hotel remains the imposing tower, which can still be seen above the modern surrounding buildings. The tower provides 360 degree views of the city, and many guests enjoy afternoon tea in the tower. Inquisitive guests are keen to find out the reason for the towers existence and its original purpose. It seems it was built purely for decoration, although the porters would often run up the tower to watch the liners arriving in dock.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The dedication of our team in delivering comfort, style and exceptional first-class service to every guest welcomed through our doors.