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The Cove Cafe Wedding Packages

Intimate Beach Weddings Cornwall

Nestled in a secluded spot above Riviere Towans in Hayle, we’ve found an incredible venue that’s just perfect for intimate weddings and vow renewals. 

The Cove Café is in a picture-postcard spot with panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean, with far reaching views across to St Ives.  As owners Nick and Roger put it, “The Cove Café offers an intimate location that is quintessentially Cornish. With unparalleled views overlooking St Ives Bay, our café offers a unique setting for marriage, civil partnership blessings and vow renewals with a relaxed, coastal atmosphere.”

For close to 100 years, The Cove Café has provided visitors to the area, as well as locals with coveted panoramic views of the amazing natural beauty of this very special part of Cornish Coast and has played host to many a stunning sunset.  Now you can choose this super-special place to host your wedding day or celebrations on an exclusive hire basis: just you, your guests and all that natural beauty. This intimate wedding venue truly is a dream come true!

The venue is licensed for legal wedding ceremonies and is ideal for intimate weddings and vow renewals for up to 25 people (ceremony/reception) with a further 25 guests in the evening. It’s the perfect place for couples who love the coast and sea and want both to play a big part on their special day. With the vistas from The Cove Café, easy access to the beach itself and the fabulous hospitality offered by the team at The Cove Café, the limits on your day lie in your imagination!

Your Wedding at The Cove Café

he Cove Café has a stunning decking area, and the indoor café is styled to blend in with the natural environment with blues and accents of green and pink providing flexible spaces for your ceremony, relaxed wedding feast and evening celebrations. You can choose to hold as much or as little of your wedding day at The Cove Café as you wish. Have your wedding ceremony or vow renewal and celebrations at The Cove Café or perhaps just your celebrations. Either way, you’ll be guaranteed exclusive use of The Cove Café and that impressive backdrop, setting the scene for your special day.


The Cove Café has designed menu options that align with their stunning location as a Cornish Coastal venue with a slice of the Mediterranean, reflecting the passion owners Nick and Roger have for The Med.  You can expect a relaxed dining experience with a focus on good quality, honest food. They offer two wedding breakfast packages that move away from your traditional 'sit-down' meal giving way to a more social style of eating. Their menus are just perfect for the intimate and convivial atmosphere of small weddings and suit the surroundings brilliantly. For later on, you can add an option from our Sunset Food menu, so you don't go hungry as the sun retreats over St Ives in the distance.


This unique little wedding venue by the sea is fully licensed and drinks can be provided throughout your day, including your own wedding day cocktail recipe. You can choose to have a payment bar for all or part of your day or you can purchase pre-arranged drinks packages from The Cove Café.


One thing’s for sure, there is no better place to enjoy good food and drink on your wedding day than The Cove Café!

Wedding Packages at The Cove Café

All packages include exclusive use of the cafe and decking area during the hire times.


Intimate Package

This package is for ceremonies of no more than 16 people (total) with the option of 18 further evening guests. Full day package (10:00am - 11:00pm):

  • Ceremony and reception - £2750(2022), £3125(2023)

  • Reception only - £2200(2022), £2500(2023)



The 'Petit' package is for ceremonies of no more than 25 people (total) with the option of 25 further evening guests. Due to the unique, but unpredictable Cornish weather, for this option The Cove Café work closely with their friends at Absolute Canvas who will supply a marquee dressed to your taste with optional extras.

  • Ceremony and reception - £2750(2022), £3125(2023)

  • Reception only - £2200(2022), £2500(2023)

+ Marquee hire priced by supplier: Absolute Canvas



The Cove Café food packages are designed with your individual taste in mind (allergies and food preferences can be accommodated, just ask),  as a guide prices are as follows:


Wedding Breakfast

  • A Quintessentially Cornish Afternoon Tea - £25pp

  • Mediterranean Pizza Feast - £40pp


Sunset Food

  • Pizza buffet with Mediterranean salads - £12.50pp

  • Italian-style roasted meat ciabattas with sides - £12.50p

  • Traditional Cornish Pasties - £5.00p


There’s also a range of very reasonable priced drinks packages available too which we recommend to you.


Don't Take Our Word For it...

“Our wedding at The Cove was made so perfect by so many things! The whole experience went so well, and we really couldn’t have asked for a better day!


We’ve had so many people commenting on how amazing the venue was - it was like our very own corner of paradise! Roger & Nick made us feel totally at ease from the moment we started to plan - absolutely nothing was too much trouble for them or their wonderful staff!


It was so fabulous to arrive at The Cove and instantly feel like everything was under control - we (& all our guests) felt totally relaxed & comfortable throughout the whole day. 


Roger & Nick are the perfect hosts & their attention to detail is second to none. So many people have commented that it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to -not only because of the fabulous food & service but the location is second to none.


Our day could not have been better & I would recommend anyone to get married in this beautiful corner of paradise in the very safe hands of Roger & Nick.”

Claire & Phil Morris





“Thank you, Nick & Roger, for making our “intimate wedding” the most perfect day and evening. The food, service and personal attentiveness was amazing throughout! 


Our friends also commented and said that it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. We will always recommend you for the way you dealt with our initial enquiry to the end. Nothing was ever a problem and these guys liaised with our DJ and registrar to make sure the day was a success. Absolutely fantastic!”

Lou & Andy Moorcroft

Next Steps

If you’d like to find out more about intimate weddings and vow renewals at The Cove Café please get in touch with Nick and Roger Email: or phone: 01736754889 or complete the enquiry form below – they will be delighted to help you further.

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