Wedding Venues in Plymouth
Wedding Venues in Plymouth
Take your pick of the city's most glamorous locations, from pretty lakeside settings to the grandeur of venues steeped in rich history
THE DUKE OF CORNWALL HOTEL
Built in 1863, Plymouth’s first luxury hotel is steeped in history. While the beautifully refurbished building may be filled with modern facilities, it retains the glamour of a bygone age, echoed through the elegant architectural features: you’ll find ornate plasterwork and Corinthian-style columns alongside wood-panelled walls, an impressive stone fireplace and a majestic staircase. The Lounge, with its plush leather chesterfields dotted around a roaring fireplace, is the perfect spot to relax with a drink, while the impressive Ballroom evokes memories of balls and dances from years gone by.
Once described by Sir John Betjeman as “one of the nation’s best examples of Victorian architecture”, the hotel’s generous proportions and striking original façade help to retain its charm and Victorian heritage. The 72 individually decorated rooms echo this spacious feel, blending comfort, elegance and modern conveniences. Choose one of the Luxury Rooms for an ornately carved four-poster bed and a separate lounge area – ideal for the pre-wedding preparations.
And it’s not just the hotel’s impressive history that brides, grooms and guests fall in love with. The Duke of Cornwall is just a short stroll from Plymouth Hoe and the water’s edge, and within driving distance of some of Devon and Cornwall’s most stunning scenery. Indeed, the Duke’s tower offers a sublime vantage point to take in 360-degree views across the surrounding city, ocean and countryside.
From low-key to lavish, the hotel offers a chic setting and creative wedding package to suit each couple’s requirements: choose from The Drake, Mayflower, Grand Duke and Civil Ceremony. Parties of up to 300 can be accommodated, and a host of celebratory options, including a red carpet arrival and canapés, a Prosecco toast, delectable wedding breakfast, a pianist and homemade petit fours – to name just a few – will create a tailor-made and captivating celebration.
Civil ceremonies may take place in the stately Ballroom, beneath the domed ceiling and exquisite chandelier of the Dining Room, or in the more intimate climes of the Millbay Suite. A Master of Ceremonies will be on hand to guide you through every step of your ceremony. The hotel’s knowledgeable wedding planners will ensure your day runs smoothly and is curated just the way you want it, with a little help from expert local partners who will be on hand to supply everything from creative cakes and floral masterpieces to photography, videography and on-the-day transport.
The Duke of Cornwall Hotel has proven an irresistible draw for generations of couples embarking on the chapter of married life. Driven by a genuine passion for great service, you can be assured that the team will go the extra mile to ensure your day is as iconic as this historic – and oh-so romantic – setting.
The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth
BORINGDON HALL HOTEL
The name ‘Boringdon’ comes from the Saxon ‘Burth-Y-Don’ meaning ‘enchanted place on the hill.’ Steeped in a rich history which stretches back as far as the Domesday Book, the Boringdon Hall of today inspires a plethora of adjectives: magnificent, luxurious, stylish, opulent, incredibly romantic – and that’s just for starters.
The charm of this historic venue is palpable from the first glimpse of the stone tower, the mullioned windows, the turrets and arrow slits. This stirring character continues inside: there’s ornately plastered ceilings, grand fireplaces, wood panelled walls and curious nooks here and there. This air of history has, however, been blended brilliantly with sumptuous, modern design and contemporary comforts.
The interiors are beautifully designed, the furnishings plush and the bathrooms luxe. There are two restaurants, 40 bedrooms and suites – the lavish Royal Suite comes complete with a marble bathroom and an outdoor Jacuzzi within an original Elizabethan turret – and a choice of events spaces. Then there’s the latest, and utterly heavenly, addition: Gaia Spa. Inspired by nature, this sublime new spa experience features everything from an infinity pool and hydrotherapy pool to a Finnish sauna, crystal salt steam room and Spatisserie restaurant; there’s also an extensive range of treatments, including a selection of signature Gaia rituals developed using potent natural ingredients and highly skilled therapeutic techniques.
Blend these luxuries and cutting-edge spa facilities with the fairytale climes of an Elizabethan stately pile – and you have one breathtaking wedding venue. As versatile as it is stunning, there’s a choice of settings to take your vows and celebrate: The Parker Suite is an elegant and characterful space for ceremonies with its high, arched ceiling, exposed beams and beautiful windows; there’s also a vintage gazebo nestling amidst the landscaped grounds for an outdoor ceremony with the parkland and majestic building as your backdrop. Depending on the scale and style of your wedding, there’s a choice of settings for the wedding breakfast, including a marquee and ballroom.
The ethos of flexibility extends to the wedding breakfast; Boringdon’s talented team of chefs will serve everything from work-of-art canapés and a sumptuous banquet to a relaxed buffet or fish and chip supper. And, with 40 rooms to choose from, your family and friends may stay overnight, too, creating the feel of your very own home-from-home for the duration of the celebrations. You might even organise a spa session, a ramble on nearby Dartmoor and an afternoon tea to round off a magical weekend.
Boringdon Hall Hotel
MOORLAND GARDEN HOTEL
Take a moment to picture the scene: nine acres of tranquil landscape, nestled right on the edge of Dartmoor National Park – the views of rolling hills and wooded valleys reaching far into the distance.
Weddings here benefit so greatly from the vast amount of space on offer, meaning every W-day wish you have ever dreamed of can come true. Up to 160 guests can watch you take your vows either outdoors under the Rose Arbour, or in one of the ornate, beautifully lit, wonderfully romantic ballrooms. The expansive and oh-so charming moorland gardens will provide the perfect muse for your wedding-day vision, enabling you to take a walk among the flowers, or enjoy a glass of bubbles under the blue skies with your guests. There are even helipads on the front and side lawn, should you wish to arrive in the grandest of style, flying into your ceremony after soaring above the miles of moorland.
A total of 42 bedrooms, including four luxurious suites, means your guests can stay right there with you, allowing the celebrations to continue before and after the wedding day – and there are even dog-friendly rooms for those whose family members include a four-legged friend! Almost all rooms boast balconies or garden views, and staff can arrange champagne, fresh fruit or afternoon tea to be delivered to rooms, to really bring the luxe factor.
The dining experience offers a veritable gourmet of delights to choose from. Whether you’d prefer to be served baked sea bream, beef bourguignon or a hearty hog roast, you’ll be safe in the knowledge it’s being created by the team behind the award-winning Wildflower Restaurant.
And as well as the magical moorland setting, there is a wealth of complimentary little extras for those booking a wedding package. From a red carpet and an experienced Master of Ceremonies, to a suite for your wedding night and a full English breakfast the next morning, your day – and first night as a married couple – will be absolutely exceptional.
Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton
Seeking an extraordinary setting to host your wedding day? Situated
in Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard, Ocean Studios has opened its
doors to couples seeking a unique and beautifully atmospheric wedding
Steeped in history and flooded with
natural light, the Grade I listed naval building has retained much of
its original character; the cast iron beams, exposed brick walls, high
ceilings and wooden flooring offer a relaxed industrial feel and blank
canvas for you to style your wedding as you please. Accommodating up to
120 guests, the three licensed spaces range from the impressive
industrial elegance of The Event Space to the playful character of
Emerge, with its own colourful mural, and The Café Space, a wonderfully
light setting with views across the Factory Cooperage Courtyard. Ocean
Studios also has its own events team to help you get the most from the
space boasts picturesque views across the harbour and its iconic
buildings, treating your guests to an ever-changing yet always beautiful
vista. What’s more, there’s a wealth of extraordinary locations for
newly-wed wanders and photographs on the doorstep, from Royal William
Yard’s secret gardens and striking wall mural to the water’s edge.
CUSTOM HOUSE PLYMOUTH
An extraordinary new wedding venue has opened its doors in Plymouth
– and it’s set to stir the heart strings of couples seeking dramatic
historic features, married with luxurious modern styling. Custom House
sits in a picture-perfect waterside location along the cobbles of
Plymouth’s atmospheric Barbican. All lofty ceilings, striking wooden
panelling and ornate detailing, the Grade II listed building bears the
graceful hallmarks of Victorian architecture.
lovingly restored, gorgeous modern touches abound, from the plush
furnishings and stylish Cellar Bar to the Sonos music system throughout.
It makes for a unique and elegant event space for exclusive weddings
with up to 240 guests in attendance, with a choice of seven beautifully
styled settings for civil ceremonies and a wow-worthy choice of
reception rooms. There’s even accommodation for 16 people in the venue’s
harbour-side apartments; each thoughtfully designed space makes for a
contemporary and comfortable spot to relax after the celebrations.
the romance of a winter wedding, taking your vows amidst the candlelit
drama of the historic setting and toasting your marriage in the cosy
Cellar Bar. Then there’s the promise of a summer celebration, enjoying
photographs on the sun-kissed waterfront before celebrations in elegant
rooms flooded with natural light. Whatever the season, you are assured a
positively dreamy day where the service from the highly skilled wedding
team meets the enchantment of this exceptional venue.customhouseplymouth.co.uk
KITLEY HOUSE HOTEL
A meandering, tree-lined driveway, recently renovated to its former glory, instantly envelopes you in the air of timeless romance that pervades Kitley House Hotel. Hinting at the grandeur you'll find inside, the four-star former manor house has recently undergone extensive refurbishment to enhance its historic splendour with contemporary facilities and furnishings.
Faced in marble from the estate itself, the silvery façade of the impressive grade-I listed building is a striking sight, with its steep gabled roof and multitude of tall chimney pots. Inside, the 500-year-long history of this south Devon jewel is echoed in the coats of arms, wooden panelling, stained-glass windows and striking castellated fireplace, while lofty ceilings, twinkling chandeliers, windows filled with idyllic garden views, together with a feature staircase, offer pure romance.
Although it might be grand, it’s far from austere. You’ll find a warm welcome and a relaxing, friendly atmosphere, with your own dedicated wedding planner to ensure that everything runs smoothly throughout your celebration.
And it's not just the impressive interior that will wow you and your guests. The country house sits in the heart of 600 acres of quintessentially English countryside and woodland, on the banks of the River Yealm. As well as breath-taking views overlooking a lake, the expansive grounds allow your guests the chance to explore walking routes, many of which lead down to the Yealm Estuary. A small bridge leads to the estate’s own small island, where you can say “I do” in an idyllic setting. It’s not surprising that Kitley has long been recognised as a place of outstanding beauty – an unforgettable setting for your wedding day and exclusively yours for the duration of your celebrations.
You might choose to take your vows in a picture-perfect pavilion nestled in the gardens, with the house and lush landscape making for a beautiful backdrop. Alternatively, the manor house offers a choice of elegant indoor settings.
After your ceremony and perhaps a walk through the grounds to capture some photographs, you'll be treated to the most exquisite of dining options, freshly prepared by the chef and his team, who have recently won an AA Rosette in recognition of the high standard of cuisine. Perhaps you'll opt for pan-seared scallops, or roasted Devon sirloin, followed by a teetering tower of profiteroles filled with Grand Marnier cream. With a host of packages to suit your wedding vision, most come with everything from an award-winning photographer to a magical evening fireworks display and a stay in the hotel's sumptuous bridal suite. Your guests can sample the luxury for themselves by booking the hotel's accommodation, choosing from a range of 19 rooms, most with panoramic views.
Waking up the morning after your incredible wedding, you’re in the perfect place to start the rest of your life together, over an outstanding breakfast made from locally-sourced ingredients. Is there a better way to begin your happily ever-after?