St Austell is a vibrant market town that thoroughly deserves its reputation as the capital of the 'Cornish Alps'. The mini white mountains and the spoil heaps from the local china clay industry create a unique landscape that will add atmospheric charm to any wedding.
For wedding guests who want to combine attending the special day with a longer break in Cornwall, St Austell is the perfect place. It is home to the Eden project, a collection of plants from all around the world housed in a stunning location that features the world's largest greenhouse. The project is located in a reclaimed clay pit that refers to the town's past and present links with clay.
Plant lovers really are spoilt in this part of the world as the town is also home to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of the most popular botanical gardens in the whole of the UK. The gardens were created by members of the Cornish Tremayne family over a period ranging from the mid 18th century right up to the start of the 20th century.
St Austell is the largest town in Cornwall and even has more residents than Truro, the county town. Its size means that it boasts a huge variety of wedding venues suitable for wedding receptions of every shape and form.
Civil ceremonies are easy to organise in many of the wedding venues and are a great choice if you want to hold the entire event in a single location rather than spending time travelling to and from a church or other location.
Wedding receptions can often seem daunting to organise at first but the key thing to remember is that early planning will help you relax on the day. If, after an initial trip to sample the wedding venues on offer in St.Austell, you really can't cope with all the work, consider whether you can rope in friends or family to help, or even employ the services of a wedding planner. Wedding planners have great experience in organising wedding receptions and civil ceremonies and can sometimes suggest the extra little details that turn your wedding into a genuinely special affair.
If you can't afford that then don't panic. Many wedding venues have also held plenty of wedding receptions in the past and will probably be only to keen to pass on their pearls of wisdom. Organise the most important elements first, such as what you are going to give your guests to eat and drink. If you want to supply a free bar then make sure you negotiate as many wedding venues will be willing to offer a discount for large orders.
Finally, try and remember that the very best wedding receptions are those where the happy couple themselves are relaxed and enjoying the day. Memories of your special day will hopefully be with you for many, many years to come so savour the moment your dreams come true and start married life with a huge smile on both of your faces.