South Central Cornwall is undoubtedly one of the most stunning places to stay for your wedding. Because of its beauty, it’s one of the UKs top tourist locations and therefore the accommodation is abundant.
So, whether enjoying your wedding days in luxury or more modest B&B’s or holiday homes, there’s no doubt you’ll be spoilt for choice here for both yourself and your wedding party; although it’s advisable to book well in advance, especially if you’re thinking of getting married over the holiday seasons.
Traditionally it’s the groom’s responsibility to arrange the wedding night accommodation, so if you go down this route it would be a good idea to make some suggestions and be clear about the type of wedding night you are anticipating. This will help avoid confusion or disappointment on one of the most special nights of your lives.
Roseland Online Wedding Planner’s following top tips will help you focus on the perfect accommodation for you:
Decide with your fiancée whether you want to party all night with your guests, or whether you’d prefer the wedding night and the ‘first’ morning to be a private time for just the two of you. If you agree on partying you should book your wedding night in the same hotel as your other guests. For a more private time you might like to find a more private hotel a little further away.
Try not to book your wedding night accommodation too far from the reception venue. After a long day – and plenty of champagne! – if it takes a while to drive to, you’ll probably be waning before you reach the hotel.
If you’re flying off on honeymoon quite early the next morning you might like to consider staying at an airport hotel so your leave – and wakeup call – won’t have to be early the following day. Make sure you arrange suitable transport from your venue to the hotel, too.
Check out the special offers your venue may have on wedding night accommodation. Maybe they have a special bridal suite they can offer for free because you’ll be spending so much with them, but if they don’t offer accommodation, they could well have arranged discounts with other local hotels. You can’t always get good discounts through your venue, but it can’t hurt to ask.
Be prepared to splash out. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime occasion and you deserve some luxury and comfort. Remember, though, you’ll only be there for a short time – especially if you’re leaving early the next day – so you may want to consider this when booking. There’s no point in paying extra for unlimited use of the spa, for example, if you are arriving in the middle of the night and checking out before lunch.
Your Wedding day… a Special place to stay • Excellent Accommodation. Accessible location for guests. Ample parking. A family run bed & breakfast and self catering apartment in Portscatho with en-suite, newly refurbished rooms to a high standard. Lovely grounds, with breathtaking views and private parking. Local places to eat & drink. Elegant Surroundings. Car Valet by Arrangement. Breakfast fit for a bride & groom!
If you’re only staying one night, ask the hotel if you check-out late as it’s a special occasion. You want your first morning as newlyweds to be a relaxed and romantic occasion and you don’t want to be worrying about racing down for breakfast and leaving before 10am.
When you’re booking the perfect accommodation, ask what little extras they can offer to make your stay just that bit more special. Many hotels offer newlyweds extras like fresh flowers, chocolates, music, champagne, strawberries, or fancy toiletries including massage or bath oils, so ask to see if there’s anything they can do to make that evening and next morning something to remember.
A friendly, family run bed and breakfast just 5 minutes from the beaches and the centre of the picturesque village of St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula.
Book early! Many couples spend hours searching for the perfect guest accommodation, getting excellent reduced rates for everyone else, but when it comes to booking something for themselves they find that their guests have taken every room. So before you send out your wedding invitations and if wedding night accommodation isn’t available at your venue or included in your wedding package, book somewhere for yourselves first!
How many rooms are available for overnight accommodation?
What are the costs of those rooms?
Is breakfast included in the room price?
What time must the guests vacate the room?
Do you have a room we can use to store wedding presents until we collect them and are you insured for any loss or damage to these whilst in your care?
Ardevora Mill Holiday Cottages – 01872 501991
Creed House – 01872 530372
Gerrans Bay House – 01872 580388
Gwel-An-Vala B&B – 01872 580007
Gwelesmor House – 01326 270731
Hundred House Hotel – 01872 501336
Rosevine – 01872 580206
The St Mawes Hotel – 01326 270266
Trelagossick Farm Cottages – 01872 501338
Trenona Farm Holidays – 01872 501339
Trevalsa Court Hotel – 01726 842468
Trewithian Farm B&B – 01872 580293