In homage to couples forced to postpone their plans due to Covid-19, the team at Boconnoc has offered a touching gesture to help them to remain grounded during the current climate of uncertainty. Planting acorns for everyone whose hopes of getting married at the Cornish estate during 2020 have been dashed, the team's aim is to acknowledge the importance of patience and positivity in times of crisis.
While in the midst of helping their clients to postpone and rethink their original plans, the team has been determined to plant some positivity and sense of future hope, which ' when spring arrives next year ' will see the acorns start to sprout. When couples return to Boconnoc to celebrate in 2021, they will be given their own potted acorn that they can plant and admire for themselves.
'Boconnoc has always been a place which invites you to create your own magical stories. In a sense, that's why it makes such a captivating wedding venue ' whether you want to revel in luxurious dining in the main house, walk down the aisle in the stunning on-site church, hold an intimate ceremony in the woodland garden, barbecue in the sunshine or dance under the stars,' says Clare Fortescue, who is part of the family who run the estate. 'All of us in the team really felt for our couples this year and we wanted to do something positive and meaningful for them.'
The venue is now offering intimate weddings for up to 30 people in 2021 to include a ceremony in the church or in one of the civil or humanist ceremony spaces inside or outside. Plus, the beautiful Garden Room or Smoking Room will be available for the wedding breakfast, while up to 18 guests can stay in the main house with additional guests staying in surrounding cottages that can be booked by individual families.
Photography: Debs Alexander & Holes in the World Studio