Falmouth is a small town nestling on Cornwall's stunning coastline named after its river, the river Fal. The town is famous for its harbour and, together with Carrick Roads, it forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world. It has been the start or end point of several round the world voyages including those undertaken by Sir Francis Chichester and, more recently, Dame Ellen MacArthur.
Whilst Falmouth's maritime activity has decreased over the years, its docks remain a major part of the town's economy and make Falmouth one of the largest ports in Cornwall that is also becoming popular with cruise ship operators. Visitors can relax on the beautiful beaches, stroll around the harbour or visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, opened in February 2003.
The beaches, of course, are a major attraction and wedding venues close to the sea offer the chance to have your wedding photos taken right by the sea. What could make a better backdrop to those all important pictures than the crashing waves.
Suppliers throughout Falmouth will be keen to help you plan every aspect of your day. It's often a good idea to focus first on the key things you know will be really important to realising your dream wedding. Perhaps you've dreamt of a church full of fresh flowers since you were a little girl, or maybe you've decided on a civil ceremony and need to book one of the many wedding venues able to accommodate civil ceremonies.
Florists can transform an ordinary room into something enchanting so it is worth booking one straight away to ensure you have enough time to decide on a colour scheme and theme. Wedding receptions that look fantastic get things off to a great start so it really is worth investing in some great decoration.
Once you've picked Falmouth as your wedding destination, you'll find there are wedding venues to suit every size of wedding whether you're looking for intimate wedding receptions or grand celebrations.
Once the venue and ceremony have been booked, the next thing to finalise is the wedding breakfast itself. Local caterers used to dealing with wedding receptions can supply a range of menus that can be adapted to take in the various requirements of your guests dietary needs and, of course, your budget and taste.. If you're planning to spoil your guests with a free bar then check out local bargains on wholesale wine, beer or spirits and depending on your wedding venues, perhaps some cocktail waiters to serve them.
Then it's time to think about the little touches that will make your celebration stand out. Wedding receptions can benefit from entertainment in every shape and form, whether it's a string quartet playing soothing music or a high volume, high energy disco to get everyone heading to the dance floor straight after the meal.
Most importantly, remember that all this hard work will be worth the effort when you're swept away from Falmouth, ready to start married life remembering your special day.