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Elope to Cornwall. Take a look at.....Frieda and The Moon

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

Introducing Frieda and The Moon

Frieda and The Moon is one of our newest wedding venues that fits the petite wedding ethos to perfection! It’s the perfect destination for a quiet wedding for two, and is licensed for wedding ceremonies for a maximum of 20. We particularly love the unique accommodation, the super-chilled vibe and remoteness of this idyllic hideaway in the south Cornwall hills. Also, you get as much help and support as you want from marvellous owners Paul and Babs as part of the deal, making arranging a runway wedding is super-easy.

This is a relaxed wedding venue that’s the perfect destination to bringing your own conventional or unconventional wedding ideas to life. To bring the venue to life we're sharing an amazing styled shoot by Griffin Photography.

About the venue

Paul and Babs have transformed a 13-acre smallholding to create a wonderfully romantic hideaway that has a remote get away from it all location, yet with all the creature comforts you would want for your wedding day.

The accommodation is amazing. There are two unique, hand built luxury cabins set amongst the trees in the wooded paddock. Both are exquisitely styled and have en suite bathrooms and basic cooking facilities. Each cabin has its own cedar-wood hot-tub, fully equipped en-suite bathroom, mini-kitchen and a sumptuous king-sized bed.  Expect to be cosy whatever time of year you choose as The Observatory has a wood burner and The Tabernacle enjoys under-floor heating. But it’s the interiors we really love. Think decadent colours, stained glass windows and luxury all spun together with an astronomy theme to create a truly unique feel for your wedding stay. No detail has been missed including a unique roof light over the bed in The Observatory so you can lie in bed stargazing.

There is a separate purpose built oak-framed wedding studio for your ceremony and celebrations, with beautiful views over the landscaped circular terraced lawns and the animal (yes animals!) including sheep and alpacas. By night the landscape takes on new perspective and if your are lucky, with great conditions for stargazing.

Frieda and The Moon is not just for elopement weddings. You can share your wedding day with a group of up to 20 and we can recommend additional accommodation to suit all budgets close by.

What might an intimate wedding look like?

Paul and Babs get in touch with you ahead of your wedding to understand exactly what you have in mind for your wedding day. Whether it’s laid-back, different, quirky or traditional, these guys are more than happy to help you bring your small unique wedding to life. 

We recommend you arrive the night before your wedding. You can settle in and enjoy a homemade cream tea and bottle of Prosecco in your accommodation. Your main job will be to relax into the peaceful surroundings. Enjoy a restful evening and maybe head out to one of the plentiful localpuns of restaurants that we can recommend. There are some great ideas on Paul and Bab’s blog. You can read more here.

On the morning of your wedding we recommend you order a champagne breakfast hamper from Paul and Babs to start your day off in style. Your flowers can be delivered, a stylist can be booked to do your bridal hair and make up and your chosen photographer will arrive at a time of your choosing to capture your memories. Whilst you enjoy a leisurely morning getting ready the owners will be arranging The Studio your wedding ceremony to look just as you wish.

Once you have met with the registrars you’ll take the short walk from your accommodation through the natural arch to your ceremony in The Studio where your intimate wedding ceremony will take place. 

Whilst you are enjoying some informal and relaxed photography after your ceremony and a toast drink, The Studio will be rearranged for your chosen wedding meal.  The owners provide a beautiful high tea, homemade pizzas baked in the wood oven or something more substantial depending on your preference.

For the perfect runaway wedding we recommend a minimum three-night stay although you may prefer a week to extend your wedding bubble as long as possible.

Next steps

You can see more and read about some example packages here. If you'd like to know more please email

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