St Ives is possibly Cornwall's most famous coastal town and its romantic beaches, stunning scenery and vibrant harbour make it the perfect place to get married. Life in St Ives revolves around the harbour where boats bring in the catch of the day, destined to be on dinner plates before the day is out. The whole town is full of breathtaking beauty and St Ives has won many 'Britain in Bloom' titles in recognition of its colourful streets, parks and public areas.
Your wedding guests are sure to enjoy a trip to St Ives. Not only is it easily accessible by road and even air, guests arriving by train will get to sample one of the most picturesque train journeys in the whole of the UK. As they sit on the train and sail past deep blue sea and golden beaches your guests will immediately start to relax and prepare for the warm Cornish welcome they are sure to receive in St Ives.
The mild Cornish climate means that wedding receptions in St Ives can feature an outdoor element in autumn or even early winter months without having to worry about frosty conditions. Of course the town really comes alive in summer but even in winter there are plenty of attractions for guests to enjoy, like Tate St Ives, part of the Tate Gallery in London. This stunning building holds a variety of local and national exhibitions and is definitely worth a visit.
Wedding venues across St Ives range from small and intimate to large and ornate. St Ives plays host to wedding receptions of all shapes and sizes but the one thing they have in common is the friendly service of local suppliers, experienced in making wedding receptions go with a swing.
Of course the vows themselves are of the utmost importance and many wedding venues can easily accommodate civil ceremonies, or get in touch with the local register office to discuss some of the more unusual places you can get married in and around St Ives.
Once you've tied the knot you'll want to ensure that your special day lives on in the future with a wedding album full of fantastic memories. If you love the sand and sea and coastal feel then why not take everyone down to the beach for a photo shoot to remember. Some pictures of the happy couple and their friends and family enjoying the sun, perhaps with the famous Godfrey Lighthouse in the background will help to capture the romance of the day.
Wedding receptions rely on great food to wow the guests and with fresh produce sourced from the sea each day local wedding venues are able to offer a fantastic standard of catering. What could be better than sitting down to eat knowing that the fish on your plate was caught the same day?
Wedding receptions in St Ives will benefit from the sun, sea and sand of one of Britain's finest coastal destinations and where better to come back to in years to come for that special wedding anniversary.