The Setting

What’s better than getting married? Getting married on the beach! At Carbis Bay, barefooted brides and grooms can walk sandy-toed down the aisle, before exchanging seaside vows.

Set against the backdrop of its private Blue Flag beach, as exotic and exhilarating as any British shoreline, Carbis Bay is a beautiful Coastal location.

The Vibe

Twelve separate areas of the estate are licensed for ceremonies, including its Beach and Ocean Club on the buttery sand, an outdoor pavilion and beautiful function suites inside the hotel. From classic to quirky, small and intimate to grand and glam, weddings are expertly tailored to every couple’s precise wishes.

In addition, cocktail parties and barbeques can be thrown overlooking the turquoise waters, perhaps before a beachside firework finale. The grins on most faces tend to be as wide as St Ives’ Bay behind. Also right on the beach are the hotel’s new, coastal-chic Ocean Lodges and Suites, some of them boasting hot tubs or plunge pools. Those make for a comfortable and indulgent first night of wedlock, while larger apartments suit bridal parties, groomsmen or travelling families.

  • Blue Flag Beach – Beach weddings on 25-acres of golden sand the perfect Cornish Wedding Destination
  • Firework Finale – Wow guests with a jaw dropping firework finale to your wedding celebration
  • Choice of Venue – Perhaps the boutique Main House, quirky Beach Club, grand Ocean Venue or their cosy Coastal Inn, the Gannet
  • Food & Drink – A selection of wedding menus available, anything is possible just ask from Sausage and Mash to traditional wedding breakfasts
  • Expert Wedding Planning – Their wedding team will ensure the day goes like clockwork from the moment you enquire to the big day they’ll be in contact guiding you all the way.
  • Award-Winning Venue – The awards keep coming! Best Coastal Wedding Venue in the UK Wedding Awards!
The Venues

Beach Weddings

The Beach Club, overlooking the Bay and its Lower Deck, on the sands, offer the ultimate experience of a beach wedding ceremony and celebration on the Cornish coast.  A marquee extension from the Beach Club over the upper level sun-decking makes the most of this experience, allowing for a larger gathering with music and dancing; alternatively say “yes” on the Lower Deck, on the beach, to the sound of the waves.  A relaxed wedding breakfast or a beach barbeque; formal or informal; the choice is yours.

Both venues are available for exclusive use all year-round. They can arrange a beach dome, helicopter arrival, a firework finale, anything – unique photo and video opportunities which will stay with you forever.

Guests: 100 (with marquee)

The Sands

The 2 AA-Rosetted Sands Restaurant is a grand, light and airy, classically stylish wedding venue which reflects the endless, stunning vistas out-to-sea. Walk down the aisle beside sub-tropical gardens; following celebration drinks in the elegant bar or outside on the terraces, your wedding breakfast will be created by their award-winning Head Chef, then dance the night away and enjoy a very popular hog roast with all the trimmings or an evening buffet of Cornish fish and meats. The Sands is yours for the day but don’t forget the lure of the ocean and those winning photos.

Guests: Maximum 150

The Godrevy Room

The Godrevy Room is a stunning conservatory within the Hotel with panoramic sea views across St Ives Bay. With plenty of light and a high ceiling, it presents itself as the perfect blank canvas in which to personalise your ceremony. Process towards the sea for your ceremony – your guests will be overawed by the location – and say your vows against an ocean backdrop.

For smaller, more intimate wedding breakfasts, this venue is ideal and it can be as formal or informal as you would like.

Guests: 70 (Wedding Ceremony) 50 (Wedding Breakfast)

The Pavilion

Above the Spa gardens and pools, looking out to sea, is their pretty Pavilion, setting the scene for an intimate wedding ceremony. It is also perfect for celebration drinks or an afternoon tea with bubbles – even a relaxing spa treatment before your wedding. Walk through the gardens to this elevated, very special and romantic venue. Continue the day with a bespoke wedding breakfast just for you and a few friends or family or perhaps charter their Sunseeker motor yacht for a unique celebration for the two of you.

Guests: 10 (plus 15 standing in garden)

The Ocean Venue

Due for completion later in 2018, The Ocean Venue offers the ultimate ‘on the beach’ exclusive wedding venue destination in Cornwall. Get married on the open-plan upper deck with stunning floor to ceiling glazing framing St Ives Bay. An adjoining function suite, bar and accommodation suites with sensational honeymoon suite – are all part of this fabulous new offering. Adjacent is additional, chic lodge accommodation with all the facilities of the Carbis Bay Estate just steps away.

Guests: 200

The Gannet Inn

Just a short distance from Carbis Bay Hotel, is their coastal inn, The Gannet, belonging to Carbis Bay Estate.

Licensed for ceremonies and with its quirky, stylish setting, they offer a more casual experience in welcoming surroundings. A large selection of drinks and cocktails together with menus created by their award-winning Head Chef is the best combination for a perfect celebration and we have received nothing but praise and enthusiasm for their Gannet weddings.

Guests: 140