Polhawn Fort is Cornwall’s most spectaculer wedding venue.
Polhawn Fort stands sentinel on the western tip of the Rame peninsula in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Facing out onto the great sweep of Whitsand Bay with the Cornish coastline curling away into the distance, the Fort now peacefully guards this precious gift.
Steeped in history, Polhawn Fort was built to discourage Napoleon III from even thinking of invading our lovely country. The Fort has never seen action, and everything in the atmosphere whispers to confirm this aura of peace.Polhawn Fort brings you a stunningly beautiful coastal location in Cornwall, and an extraordinary original Napoleonic Fort with huge views across the sea . . .and the fabulous idea that you can have this deeply romantic historic venue exclusively to yourselves, for a whole weekend or midweek, to create your unique wedding dream.
You can get married amidst the splendour of our unique historic and romantic Napoleonic Hall, or outside in our Summer House overlooking our wide lawns and the sea beyond.Polhawn Fort is an unusual and romantic wedding venue on the south coast of Cornwall in Whitsand Bay, near Mount Edgcumbe, round the corner from Plymouth, and just along the coast from Looe, Polperro, Fowey, Mevagissey and St Mawes and Falmouth. The Fort is set in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Rame Peninsula, overlooking the sea at Whitsand Bay, and the long distance South West Coast Path runs directly behind the grounds of the Fort. From Rame Head you can look across the entrance to Plymouth Sound towards Wembury and Newton Ferrers, past Burgh Island towards stylish Salcombe.This part of the south Devon coast continues past Start Point and eastward round to the famous port of Dartmouth.
This historic Grade II* listed Napoleonic Fort is one of ‘Palmerston’s Follies’ and dates back to the 1860s. Today it serves as a wildly romantic wedding venue by the sea for couples seeking something unique and quite original for their special day. Coastal weddings at Polhawn, whether they are mid week or at the weekend, are spread over several days with the fort given over to exclusive use for that period. Exclusive use means there will be no one else there apart from you, your families and your guests. The fort can accommodate up to 20 guests and their children in luxury beds, and with the large lawns, the croquet set, the all-weather tennis court, the beach at Polhawn Cove and spectacular cliff top walks along one of the most beautiful stretches of the long distance South West Coast Path, there is plenty to keep everyone happy. And if you and your guests really want to push the boat out, Polhawn Whisper, our 47′ ocean-going sailing yacht can be chartered to discover Cornish fishing villages, to explore the South Devon and South Hams coast, to go round the iconic Eddystone Lighthouse, and picnic aboard while moored in Whitsand Bay. Everyone can try their hand at steering the yacht and have a go on the ropes… Swallows and Amazons and sheer bliss.