Based a mile inland from Trebarwith Strand (one of the most impressive beaches in North Cornwall), Kudhva is set in a 45-acre disused quarry with 180° views of the coastline.
Kudhva is an off-grid glampsite and event location with a difference. Left untouched for many years, the site has become home to willow groves, gorse bushes and wild flowers; existing in harmony with mountainous slate stacks. The quarry pit is now a hidden lake fed by a waterfall and the southern edge of the site provides a stone-walled, wild swimming reservoir. Kudhva is also home to a Grade II listed Engine House, built in 1870 and restored by locals in the 1970s, it’s the only one of its kind on this stretch of coast.
Kudhva allows you to immerse yourself in the rugged Cornish landscape with the slate piles framing the sea, and Gull Rock nestled at the bottom of the valley. As a totally off-grid site, the dream was to create a space which takes you away from the everyday, celebrates the sustainable, encourages you to be creative, get wild and messy and teaches you about the outdoors.
They only host four weddings a year and look to work with couples whose ethos aligns with theirs.
Wild and free! Think raw and rugged luxe, a mixture of eco-friendly sustainability with disco balls and silk gowns.
They offer dry hire, so you must leave the site as you find it but they are pretty open to you using it as you wish (within safe and legal parameters of course).
People come here to spend three uninterrupted days with their nearest and dearest, getting back to nature and enjoying dancing barefoot under the stars. Think DJs in glades, botanical cocktails in the hot tub and tales around the campfire.
Couples hosting their weddings at Kudhva have exclusive full site hire from 11am on Friday morning through to 11am on Monday morning. (Please note accommodation will not be ready for guests until 3pm on the Friday).
They can recommend some fantastic local catering companies, or they’re happy for you to arrange your own. Your chosen suppliers will need to provide their own catering tent, fridges and cooking equipment. Kudhva are happy to run a pay bar, or staff a bar which you’ve pre-paid for. This will be charged at the additional staff costs. Plus, there is even a local brewery just two miles down the road and there they have their very own Kud beer!
On site they can house guests in their architectural cabins called Kudhva (Cornish for hideout). Their famous Kudhva cabins are unique, treehouse-like structures which stand a good distance above the ground, offering you a different perspective of the surrounding landscape.
The tipis sit prominently upon the hillside, facing toward the Atlantic Ocean, and enjoy some of the best views in the house.
Finally, their Danish Cabin is truly one of a kind. It’s a 1:3 replica of their iconic Engine House, that sits above the waterfall, tucked away amidst the woods, with views toward the old slate quarry beyond.
No, this is very much an outdoor venue. We have some indoor spaces which can be used but they will only accommodate around 30 people.
You can arrange (or hire from us) a stretch tent which gives you a large covered area to ensure you have rain protection but some couples just love the fully open air style.
We have power in the reception building but this is solar so is not on all night. If you require a DJ, band or lighting, you will need a generator which we can help you arrange.
We highly recommend Beautiful & The Feast, their food is incredible and they know the site really well. However we are also happy for you to work with other people.
Yes we charge £40 per tent or van. If you'd like more bell tents put up for the weekend we highly recommend Quirky Tents.
Yes it does.