Here in Cornwall there are some truly inspiring locations that can be the perfect spot for your ceremony.
Cornwall has been the setting for many films and dramas; think of Rosamund Pilcher, Daphne de Maurier, the adventures of Poldark and Doc Martin. We have some of the best beaches and restaurants in Britain including Jamie Oliver’s 15 at Watergate Bay, Rick Stein ‘s at Padstow. Mythology is everywhere with tales of King Arthur at Tintagel and the hermitage of St Nectan’s Glen. Cornwall boasts many tropical gardens, stunning cliffs and moorland , industrial heritage, wooded valleys and waterways. Then there are the stunning Isles of Scilly 28 miles from Land’s End.
There is no shortage of amazing locations to choose from. If you have a location in mind that is particularly special to you or if you are looking for a perfect location for a particular ceremony and need some help then do get in touch. Below are some ideas to get you started.
Cornwall Wedding Celebrant Location
You may hold your wedding/handfasting/renewal of vows ceremony:
- on a beach
- on the moors
- up a mountain
- in a garden
- in a licensed venue
- in your home
- in a marquee
- in a village hall
- in a field
- in a woodland
- on a headland
- on a steam train or other moving vehicle
- on a boat
- on an island
- on a farm
- in the sea or in a river (weather permitting)
- at a sacred site
- in a cave
For some locations you do need to make sure that you have the permission necessary to have a ceremony there, and there may also be implications with weather, tide times, hire of spaces. The location must obviously be safe for all taking part. Following are a few favourite locations:
Sennen beach or any other of the wonderful beaches in Cornwall are an obvious choice. Tides times, accessibility and the practicals have an impact, something to bear in mind for your more vulnerable guests perhaps. You need to also consider transport, parking and the weather. Other than that we have conducted many beautiful ceremonies on the beach and highly recommend it.
The Island, St Ives. This is a stunning location with glorious views. The small chapel there can be hired or take advantage of the open aspect.
Boscawen’un Stone Circle Most sacred sites are open to the general public at any time so you need to be aware of that. If the site is managed by some-one (local council, English Heritage etc) then it is recommended that you ask their permission. Most are very happy to grant permission provided you respect the site and leave it as you find it.
Stonehenge can be hired early in the morning or later in the evening during daylight hours. Even though this is out of county it has to be one the most most impressive ceremony locations Danu has been invited to.
Certain private venues can add a very special something to your ceremony. For example, Kehelland Trust near Camborne is a rural horticultural centre with a beautiful young orchard and pergoda which they use for a restricted number of weddings every year. It is lovely site with barn and kitchen facilities, ideal for that rural wedding. A different flavour again comes at BoHoCornwall location, Boscean Country House, St Just, West Cornwall, specialising in Elopement, intimate and runaway weddings.
Cornwall Naming Celebrant Location
Any of the locations above are obviously also great for namings. However, your guests may include other children who might find it easier to focus in a more contained environment like a function room, village hall or contained field or garden area. You could also find an outside space with a play park nearby should they start to wander.
Cornwall Funeral Celebrant Location
In addition to a local church or Crematorium you can hold a funeral/end of life ceremony anywhere provided you have permission to do so and it is practically possible. Some examples:
- in your home
- a village hall
- a hotel function room
- a gathering room at a local residential home
- a yurt/marqee
- a farm
- a relevant sports club
- a woodland burial site
- at sea
Please discuss your ideas with Danu. Choosing a personalised venue can make the ceremony very special indeed and many crematoriums are also open to making your ceremony as personal as possible. You can also choose to hold a ‘direct cremation’ (a cremation with no mourners present, just the crematorium staff) and then a tribute/celebration of life afterwards somewhere else with the ashes present or not, as you prefer. This can give greater flexibility, fewer time constraints and may save you money.
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