Did you know that the most Romantic Wedding Venue for your Intimate Elopement, Handfasting or Micro wedding is waiting for you, right here in Cornwall? Are you planning a small elopement wedding in Cornwall and are looking for a fairytale venue? Or perhaps a Runaway Wedding for two plus a few.. Beneath the branches of a giant fairytale tree or in one of our two charming 500 year old licensed ceremony venues. Or are you thinking about having a Vow Renewal or Blessing ceremony in our wild, abundant garden? We love everything about our venue. It is like nothing else in Cornwall. It is magical and enchanting in every way. Our small intimate historic venue is a perfect choice for couples that have a slight obsession with candles, lanterns, fire torches and fire pits (as we have).
With us, you can walk down our rustic aisle surrounded by candles or have an elopement under the stars beneath our tree circled with lanterns. Our spaces are unique, inside and out and make a stunning backdrop for your beautiful wedding pictures, whatever time you choose to have your wedding.
Enchanted Tree Ceremonies in our Elopement Venue
This ancient magnificent tree is wonderful to whisper your vows beneath, especially if you follow a nature-based spiritual path. We love having our Handfasting ceremonies here as you can really feel the ‘ Air, Fire, water and Earth Energies’ very powerfully in this enchanted wooded area.
Our Prices & Elopement Package
Small intimate Elopement Venue near Kynance Cove & the Lizard Peninsula
Our Tree Elopement Wedding Package for just the two of you, includes:
Intimate and private venue hire for your romantic ceremony and picnic under the ancient tree and use of grounds for couple pictures
Enchanted Tree setup with rug, fabric and candles for your intimate ceremony * (in strong winds the fabric might not be able to be set up but the rest will still be available)
Heartfelt and personally written ceremony by Jacki or Mike from Wild Blessing Ceremonies - Around 30 minutes Hand fasting cords, copy of your script and a handmade elopement certificate
Romantic picnic for two with Cornish cream tea & a bottle of bubbles
Fresh Flowers from local farm Mellangoose Farm for under the tree and on your picnic table
Photography & Videography 2-3 hours coverage with us (Jo & Patrick) 100+ high resolution images edited and supplied via a secure online gallery for downloading and sharing. Preview within 24 hours. Highlight Video 2-3 minutes to music. Editing usually takes 2-3 weeks.
All wedding planning, from the best time for the ceremony, sunset times, tide times for your couple pictures on the beach after your tree ceremony and all help with planning your elopement FaceTime call with both Wild Blessing Ceremonies to discuss your ceremony FaceTime calls with Jo & Patrick to discuss all the other elements of your elopement Accommodation is available on site, please get in touch for more information. From £150 per night. Please note: Couples that would like romantic sunset pictures on the beach will need to make their own way to the beach. We can recommend some local taxi companies or most couples drive themselves to the beach afterwards.We don't offer separate Packages without Photography. As Elopement Wedding Photographers, we have over 10 Years of experience and are listed in the Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the UK. Our All INCLUSIVE Wedding Package is 3300 GBP
Here are our favourite small wedding venues in Cornwall UK
We work closely with these small wedding venues on a regular basis and all a short distance from our home. These Small wedding venues, hand picked by us, are run by wonderful couples that, like s, are passionate about elopements and offer a range of backdrops for your elopement wedding. You will feel right at home with all their knowledge and experience, each having hosted many wonderful, intimate weddings. small wedding venues, small wedding venues, small wedding venue
Things to do in Porthleven
Porthleven is home to a famous surf break, a great place to watch huge waves during a storm and has lots of cute independently run restaurants and pubs in the harbour. We eat a stone- baked oven pizza from the Corner Deli at least once a week and love their big selection of Cornish products, our favourite of all is the Cornish gins! Yum yum. This area has some beautiful coastal walks along to Rinsey which is scattered in mine workings, secluded beaches and rock pools which make for great days on the beach, wild swimming or for cliff top picnics overlooking the ocean.
What’s on in Praa Sands
You are only a short 5 minute walk from Praa Sands beach which we swim at almost everyday! There is a caravan park close by which is perfect if you are having more guests. Onsite facilities at the park include a heated swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, a play park and hot tubs in the little mobile homes. Praa sands also have beach bars such as The Sand Bar which can host small events for food after the ceremony.
small intimate wedding venues in Cornwall
Lots of small wedding venues are adapting and promoting themselves as ‘Elopement Venues’ at the moment, but they may have originally catered for much larger weddings. Having a small wedding is a very intimate occasion and it’s important to have the correct setting and the right people hosting the day to create the best atmosphere for couples.
Here are a few things to think about.
Has the ceremony room adapted the space to make it more intimate for you?
Some rooms that have been licensed to host larger weddings are not suitable for a small ‘run away wedding’ and the couple can look totally lost in a huge room that would usually fit 100+.
What is the background to where you will be saying your vows?
If you want nice pictures from your ceremony, check to see where you will be standing on the day and what is behind you. Creating a memorable space for such an intimate day that can often be filled with lots of emotions is crucial for elopements and intimate weddings. We create such special Background with our magical outdoor Cornwall Elopements Ceremonies like the next Image.
What are the hosts like?
Having the right people as just as important, if not more important than the space. You will be spending time and sharing such an intimate day with strangers. Having people around you to help relax you and guide you are extremely important. Creating an environment is more than just the setting but the people you have with you in that setting.
Elopements are intimate and filled with emotions
Over the years, witnessing hundreds of weddings, we know that small intimate weddings and elopements are often highly charged with a mixture of excitement and emotions. Not to say this is not the case with larger weddings. When there is no pressure with people watching or being distracted by 100s of guests, the couple often feel much less stressed and are often more comfortable to open up and be vulnerable. They show their emotions easier in an intimate setting than what we see at larger weddings. Personally, why we are so passionate about small weddings and elopements, is the energy they bring and how wonderful they make us all feel.
Check out also our Elopement Business for Outdoor Elopements in Cornwall
Explore West Penwith
There is many hours of fun to be had exploring this stretch of coastline which is home to some of the most spectacular and popular beaches such as Porthcurno and tourist attractions such as Land’s End about 10 minutes away. This area has little light pollution and is one of our favourite areas in Cornwall for watching the milky way and drinking hot choc under the stars. It also has hundreds of hidden coves and secret beaches and tidal pools for wild swimming which we love exploring.
Which one would you choose?
We hope some of these small weddings in Cornwall have inspired you to have your own small intimate wedding in Cornwall with us. To see some of our micro wedding packages we offer for these small wedding venues, please click here.
If you want to read a little more on how to cut costs on your elopement then please read on.
How do you plan your day on a small budget?
Hire an Elopement Photographer that offers a small elopement package
It is possible to cut costs on your elopement by hiring a photographer that offers smaller wedding packages. The most popular package we do is the 4-hours of coverage. This amount of time covers everything from just before the ceremony, to the ceremony and then usually a couple of hours exploring the coastline together, getting a range of locations like Cornish mines, rocky coves, windswept cliffs and secret beaches. To read about our elopement packages UK please click here.
Keep it Local
Using local suppliers is highly recommended. Locals will have insider knowledge and the experience. Someone from outside might only be travelling down to enhance their portfolio rather than cater for your needs.
Go for a low-key dress
Lots of our brides wear 2nd hand wedding dresses or wedding dresses from Etsy or Asos thereby saving hundreds if not thousands of pounds. I think this is why our couples are also more happy to end in the sea on their elopement wedding as they don’t have to worry about getting their dress dirty.
You can also save costs by going for a bouquet that is seasonal and locally sourced. Some couples opt for a small dried bouquet and some omit the flowers all together. It really depends on what is important for you. If you want to read more about seasonal wedding flowers please read our blog post ‘ Seasonal Flowers’.
Hampers! Delicious Intimate Food ideas
Lots of our couples love this option from White Radish Catering. They have a huge selection of intimate food idea options to choose from ranging from wedding day hampers to coming into your wedding accommodation to cook for you. If you want to read more please read their blog post ‘Top 5 Wedding Food Trends’ or check out their supplier page.