Article Published: Friday 7th October, 2022 - 3:23pm
Tucked away in a secluded corner of south-east Cornwall, Boconnoc is a wedding venue of dreamlike beauty, its grounds spanning picturesque parkland, ancient woodland and gardens where magnolias, hydrangeas and rhododendrons bloom alongside exotic plants. At its heart, Boconnoc House blends stately elegance with a homely ambience, while The Stable Yard offers rustic romance, perfect for relaxed welcome dinners and morning-after get-togethers. For incredibly romantic ceremonies, there’s the 800-year-old church, Georgian Bathhouse and Dorothy Garden. Complete with a choice of gorgeously styled bedrooms and cottages, this veritable wedding village now boasts a series of new additions to further enhance its wow factor.
Set in a woodland glade flanked by trees and rolling meadows, a new ceremony location offers an idyllic setting to take your vows immersed in nature. The team can decorate the space with hay bales and rugs and even organise the soundtrack of a choir for a soul-stirring ceremony in one of the venue’s most peaceful locations.
A bespoke design by Sarah Fortescue, there’s also a new copper-topped bar in the Panelled Dining Room, which is stocked with local products such as Lantic Gin from the venue’s on-site distillery alongside crowd-pleasing drinks from Tarquin’s, Cornish Orchards, Skinners and Twin Fin Rum. The breakfasts, which are cooked to order for guests every morning of their stay, are also rich in produce from local suppliers – including a butcher, baker and dairy located close to the estate – and homegrown fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden.
A serene space to savour some calm before the wedding day, the Stewardry is a recent addition to the choice of accommodation, which is available on a seven-day basis. Nestled in a tranquil valley, the luxurious 18th century manor house sleeps 14 in exquisite interiors inspired by Boconnoc’s breathtaking gardens.
And for couples wishing to combine their wedding with a holiday at Boconnoc, the venue now offers a range of activities for guests of all ages to relish an action-packed and tailor-made stay. Get creative in the dedicated arts and crafts space or competitive with a choice of indoor and outdoor games. Explore the estate on a series of trails – ideal for walking, running or mountain biking – or head to the lake for swimming and paddle boarding. With a tennis court, foraging and a mobile spa treatment service also available, it’s oh-so tempting to book a week-long sojourn and make some cherished memories in this captivating corner of Cornwall.