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About Polhawn Fort wedding venue

Polhawn Fort stands sentinel on the edge of the dramatic Cornish coast in a stunningly beautiful location. Framed by lawns with a picture-perfect backdrop of uninterrupted sea views, this remarkable Napoleonic Fort is steeped in history, a wildly romantic place for your wedding.

The whole Fort, together with the grounds and gardens, will be yours exclusively to share with your friends and family for your wedding break. The fort sleeps approximately twenty people and has a fabulous honeymoon suite. You can tie the knot in the fort itself, or you can exchange your vows in the pretty Garden House outside, where the sound of the sea and birds make an unforgettable accompaniment. . A steep footpath scrambles down the cliffs to a delightful private beach below.

Polhawn caters for 120 seated guests inside, or you can have a marque on the lawn in front of the sea. You can organise all your own catering, your table arrangements and with no corkage charge you can even bring your own! There are professional kitchens and ample tables and chairs for all your guests.

Polhawn offers midweek weddings and long weekend breaks. In winter the immensely thick walls keep out the cold and keep you cosy by the open fire, in the summer you relax in the gardens, roam the coastal foothpath or play on the beach. Whatever the season, you have the freedom to treat Polhawn as your own and organise your days exactly as you wish… what a wildly romantic idea…

2015 WINNER 'The Most Romantic Wedding Venue in the UK' Awards by Mills & Boon.

Type of Cuisine:

We allow you to choose you own caterers. We have a list of recommended caterers as a guide.


Polhawn Fort Features

Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests120
Ceremony / ReceptionLicensed Ceremony only
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersYes
Venue type: Beach, Castle, Fort, Historic Building, Nature Reserve

Polhawn Fort Location

Polhawn Fort
Rame Head
PL10 1LL
Map of Polhawn Fort
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Directions to Polhawn Fort


Follow the signs towards the city centre in Plymouth until you start finding signs to Torpoint and the A374. Follow these signs to the Torpoint Chain Ferry (24 hours, crossing time @ 7 - 8 minutes, queuing time 0 - 60 minutes, worst in rush hours). On the other side, in Torpoint itself, stay on the A374 to the Village of Antony. Branch to the left, signposted Millbrook B3247 (and other destinations), leaving the Ring O’Bells pub on your right. Follow the instructions from Antony as below.


Continue past Plymouth on the A38, cross the Tamar bridge into Cornwall, and stay on the A38 for Liskeard until the Trerulefoot Roundabout. Turn left onto the A374 for Torpoint and continue through Polbathic to Antony. Turn very sharp right onto the B3247 to Millbrook (this involves going round the Ring O’Bells pub).


Go up through Antony into the countryside till you reach a T-junction.
Turn left, sign-posted Millbrook B3247. Go past the entrance to Tregantle Fort (MOD) and within two hundred yards turn right onto the coast road, sign-posted “Whitsand yourself in Millbrook, it is best to turn round and come back, rather than trying to make your way through. *

Follow the coast road for 3.3 miles (useful to know when it’s dark or misty) from the Whitsand Bay turning, and at the point that the road leavesthe coast and bendsround and down to the left (towards Cawsand and Kingsand) you will see the entrance to our drive on the right. Follow the drive down for half a mile till you reach the Fort.

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* People quite regularly do miss this turning, and they end up by approaching the Fort having passed through Millbrook, and after passing by the villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. If this happens, you should avoid turning left at a small grass triangle, where it is signposted to Rame (& comes to a dead end past the church at the coast guard station). Continue on the main road past this turning up the hill till you reach the top, where you will see the Fort drive entrance and sign directly in front of you.

If you are using Satellite Navigation, please do not rely on the Postcode,
use Military Road as your destination.


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Chris and Tricia's Review

We wanted to write and thank you all for the hard work which you and the whole team put into making our wedding such an amazing and enjoyable experience. We had the most fantastic weekend, made all the more special by the stunning surroundings and location of the Fort. We...

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July 2015.
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Claire & Andrew's Review

Just writing to say thanks so much to you and all the team at Polhawn Fort for our wedding on March 26th. Our whole stay was just as we had imagined it might be - completely idyllic. You made everything so easy for us. and we were free to enjoy the...

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June 2015.
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Jo and Chris's Review

We had the most magical weekend at the Fort and were so lucky that the weather changed and we were able to have the outdoor ceremony that we'd hoped for. Everything went perfectly thanks to all the brilliant people involved with the Fort....

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June 2015.
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Jo & Rick's Review

Just wanted to thank you for the help and support and advice you gave us at our wedding on 21st May. We had an amazing time, the weather was kind and the atmosphere was perfect! Polhawn is certainly a very special place and we feel privileged to have got married there....

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June 2015.
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Sophie & Nick's Review

To everyone at Polhawn Fort, Just a quick message to say thank you for all your help in making our day so special and amazing. We really did have the best day of our lives, and loved staying at the Fort for 5 days....

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June 2015.

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