Beneath the blend of golden beaches and endless rural spaces, Cornwall is a county built on foundations of legend and folklore. Renowned for craggy cliffs, hidden coves and rolling greenery, the county on the most south-westerly tip of the UK has an alluring atmosphere like no other - once you arrive, you never want to leave, making for the perfect celebratory backdrop.
With the 2022 wedding season firmly upon us, we take a look at why Cornwall should be at the top of the list when looking for a memorable wedding destination for an all out celebration.
With 11 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is almost 700km of coastline encapsulating the county. Perched above the shores of St Austell Bay, Knightor’s central location means there is a great selection of southern coastline to uncover just a stone's throw from the venue. Gather those closest to you and spend the days before your special day gazing into never-ending ocean views, with that remarkable sea-salt infused air.
A Foodie’s Paradise
Cornwall has quickly become one of the most sought after food destinations across the UK with a growing range of local eateries. Of course if the famous Cornish array of shellfish isn’t for you, indulge in a pasty followed by traditional cream tea (jam first!). Brimming with seasonal and farmed produce all hailing from the county, there is something for everyone on the menu throughout. Nestled amongst the vines at our Portscatho vineyard, The Vine by Knightor celebrates this very notion and promotes relaxed dining experience, aided by the most breathtaking view.
Charming Local Drinks
From gin distilleries to luxury wines, there are many possibilities throughout the county to enjoy a real taste of Cornwall and sample options ahead of the big day. Located on the North Cornwall coast, you will find popular master gin producers, Tarquins, who are always on hand to discuss and introduce you to one of the UK's most popular spirits. Alternatively, keep it simple with a tasting and tour onsite at Knightor and immerse yourself in the world of decadent English wine, all produced right here in the Duchy.
Cornwall is a hotspot for creatives and with a plethora of spaces to draw inspiration, you will never be short of visionaries to help enhance your day. From florists and musicians to dress makers and stylists, work with the very best of what the county has to offer to create a day as special as you, with all those extra details. The Knightor wedding co-ordination team will be on hand every step of the way, recommending some of the most renowned suppliers to cater for your needs.
Dotted throughout Cornwall are a number of attractions that are perfect for keeping the whole family entertained. From historic museums to theme parks and all in between, Bude right through to Lands End, fitting everything in will be an impossible task! For the whole family, Flambards is an excellent way to combine learning and having fun, or venture down to the Minack open-air theatre and across to St. Michael’s Mount. Located a 10 minute walk from Knightor, discover the wonders of the Eden Project and explore the botanical paradise, embracing horticulture from around the world.
Improved transport links mean that Cornwall has never been easier to reach. The beauty of this rugged land is easily accessed from all four corners of the United Kingdom, with Knightor’s location just 40 minutes from Newquay Airport and 15 minutes from the A30 (both via car).