Padstow lies on the north coast of Cornwall, nestling on the west bank of the River Camel estuary. In recent years, Padstow has become renowned due to its world famous restaurateur, Rick Stein, who now has four fantastic restaurants in the area. Tourists travel from far and wide to sample Stein's food but even if you can't afford the main man himself to provide your wedding breakfast, Padstow could be the ideal setting for your dream wedding day.
Guests who want to extend their stay beyond the wedding in order to enjoy the best Cornwall has to offer will find themselves perfectly placed to visit the stunning Cornish coastline, traverse the wilderness of Bodmin Moor or just sit and relax and watch the world go by in one of the many high quality restaurants.
The Camel Trail, a disused railway line that provides a popular recreational route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders begins in Padstow and runs to Wenford Bridge via Wadebridge and Bodmin. It is 17.3 miles long and approximately 400,000 people flock to it each year to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
Padstow lies within reach of many of Cornwall's finest beaches and if you're a committed sea and sand lover then why not consider taking your wedding party down to the beach itself for a slightly unusual set of wedding photos. Perhaps you could serve your guests champagne as they wait in between shots and create the perfect seaside atmosphere to get the celebrations off to a great start.
Whether it's the beaches you love, the stunning scenery, or just the great local produce there are wedding venues in Padstow to suit your requirements. Wedding receptions can be hosted in a huge array of buildings, large and small, relaxed or ornate, depending on the style of wedding you are trying to create.
Civil ceremonies can also take place in almost all of the wedding venues and have the advantage of keeping proceedings all in one place. Wedding receptions work best when there's a unique, personal touch to proceedings and civil ceremonies can achieve just that by giving you more control over the ceremony itself.
Wedding receptions typically feature some form of entertainment after the meal itself and suppliers throughout Padstow will be only too happy to help make your dreams come true. In fact, many wedding venues will offer their own in-house DJ to make the event even easier to organise.
Once you've chosen the venue, you'll want to finalise the menu. Whether you want to wow your guests with a huge banquet or prefer a smaller affair, most wedding venues will provide the catering you need. If not, there are plenty of caterers in Padstow whose experience of working at wedding receptions will help your event run smoothly.
Wedding receptions can seem overwhelming to organise at times but try and remember that, as the happy couple, your wishes really should come first. If you have a great day, your guests are sure to love it too.