A quiet wedding at Frieda and the Moon
Off the beaten-track and tucked away in the rolling hills of south Cornwall we’ve found the perfect place for a quiet wedding for two, two and a few and is licensed for weddings for a maximum of 12. We love unique intimate wedding venues and Frieda and The Moon is just perfect for a petite wedding filled with your wildest quirky wedding ideas. This is a relaxed wedding venue that lends itself perfectly to bringing your own conventional or unconventional wedding ideas to life, both in terms of the setting, the facilities and the accommodating approach the owners take to each wedding.
Frieda and The Moon is the brainchild of owners Paul and Babs who have transformed a 13 acre smallholding to create a wonderfully romantic hideaway that has an off-the grid feel to it, yet with all the creature comforts you would want and more. The venue consists of two unique, hand built luxury cabins set amongst the trees in the wooded paddock, plus a separate purpose built oak-framed wedding studio for your ceremony and celebrations, with views over three circular terraced lawns and on to the live stock (including some very cute friendly sheep) and the beautiful rolling Cornish countryside. At night the lack of light pollution creates a whole new perspective with perfect conditions for stargazing in this peaceful oasis where the only noises you are likely to hear at night is an owl or two and an occasional farm animal.
Exquisite and unique accommodation in beautiful natural surroundings
The accommodation at this venue is just for two, or four in the two individually created luxury cabins designed to keep you close to nature yet in total comfort. Each has its own cedar-wood hot-tub, fully equipped en-suite bathroom, mini-kitchen and a sumptuous king-sized bed. You’ll be cosy and warm whatever time of year you choose as The Observatory has a wood burner and The Tabernacle benefits from under-floor heating. The interior design combines decadent colours, stained glass windows with a subtle astronomy theme to create a truly unique feel for your wedding stay. Every detail has been thought through including a beautiful roof light over the bed in The Observatory so you can lie in bed gazing at the amazing night sky.
If you want a few more people to share in your special day we can recommend additional accommodation close-by for your guests. Or, for those who wish a few tents can be pitched alongside the luxury cabins as part of an exclusive hire of the whole venue.
What might my wedding stay look like?
Before your wedding Paul and Babs will have been in touch to understand exactly what you are wanting from your wedding day – however laid-back, different or quirky, these guys are more than happy to help you bring your small unique wedding ideas to life.
Arrive the night before your wedding to be greeted by your hosts and very soon you cannot fail to feel yourselves relax into the peaceful surroundings. A homemade cream tea and bottle of Prosecco will be waiting for you on arrival and you cannot fail to feel yourselves relax into the peaceful surroundings. Enjoy a restful evening and maybe head out to one of the plentiful local eateries. Your hosts have a great blog with lots of ideas and recommendations for things to do close-by. You can read more here.
On your wedding morning, enjoy a relaxed breakfast, maybe order a champagne breakfast hamper from Paul and Babs to start your day off in suitably decadent style. Flowers can be delivered, a bridal hair and make up stylist can be booked and your photographer can arrive at a time of your choosing to capture your memories. While you are getting ready the owners will be arranging and styling The Studio just as you want for your wedding ceremony. Venues flowers, bouquet and buttonhole are included, all handmade by Babs, including foraged hedgerow greenery. For inspiration you can browse previous brides bouquets on the website here. (Scroll down to Babs Flowers)
Once everyone is ready and the registrars have arrived you’ll take the short walk from your accommodation through the magical Dreamcatcher Gate to The Studio where your relaxed wedding ceremony will be held. The venue can also accommodate ceremonies that start outside and flow indoors for the legal declarations and signing of the register, making the most of the gorgeous natural surroundings. The venue can also accommodate outside ceremonies, making the most of the gorgeous natural surroundings.
After your ceremony, enjoy some photography in and around the beautiful grounds – perhaps a few shots with the alpacas or owl ring bearer! Whilst you are enjoying some informal and relaxed photography and a champagne toast, The Studio will be arranged for your wedding meal. You might choose a beautiful vintage high tea, served on quirky crockery with antique linens; a grazing table of deli-delights; or, for weddings with a few guests, you can book The Stargazey Pie Cafe - an iridescent blue converted horse-box street food wagon with a range of menu options, such as tapas with Cornish gin cocktails, curry with tiger beer, or shepherds pie with Champagne. For a really memorable gastronomic celebration you can book an award winning private chef ( ex-Masterchef!), for a fine dining experience in the candle-lit studio.
What might a wedding stay cost at Frieda and The Moon?
For the perfect runaway wedding just for you your 2 or up to 12 in total, we recommend a minimum three-night stay. You'd arrive the night before your wedding, enjoy your wedding day and night at Frieda and The Moon, then have a day more in this little slice of heaven in your post-wedding bubble before heading back to the real world the following morning.
Here's how the costs work for wedding s for up to 12:
Studio for wedding: £1400.00.00 + vat This includes flowers for the room; a bouquet and buttonhole (or two bouquets or buttonholes) for the couple; and a bottle of champagne. We can be your witnesses if you require.
Observatory and Tabernacle: Each £150.00 + vat per night. Each sleeps two and comes with private hot tub.
Extra Guests: (Attendees in addition to those staying, up to a maximum of 12 including the couple). £20.00 + vat per head.
Other wedding day treats you may wish to include...
The Hornbeam Circle
Venture into the birch woods at twilight, to discover a magical ring of hornbeams dressed with a constellation of fairy lights and candles. You will find a gentle fairytale glow, soft ambient music, a subtle waft of incense, perhaps owls hooting in the ancient beech forest nearby. Paul and Babs can arrange a celebrant for a fully bespoke (non - legal) ceremony: which could be a combination of a personalised exchange of vows, poems and readings, and a hand fasting ceremony. You can walk home with candle lanterns in the dark — to your cabin for a hot tub, or perhaps the candle lit studio for a vintage tea or grazing table. And to finish off the champagne. The woodturner can be lit... romantic music playing.... Couples often add this experience to round off the day, having had a legal ceremony with registrar earlier. £300 +vat
All options £30.00 + vat per person.
Champagne Breakfast Hamper. (delivered to your door in the Tabernacle or Observatory). A bottle of Champagne; orange juice; bagels (smoked salmon & cream cheese or bacon and/or eggs); warm croissants; fruit.
Vintage High Tea: — A range of home made and locally sourced cakes and sandwiches, served "Savoy style" on vintage cake stands and antique linens. Usually this is served in the Studio after the photographs.
Grazing Table: — Buffet style salads served on a wooden platter — meats, cheeses, dips — all locally sourced where possible — Cornish real food producers abound in our corner of Cornwall.
The Stargazy Pie Café — our iridescent blue horse-box catering wagon, which can be set up anywhere on site. £295 plus £30 per person + vat. (For groups up to our maximum size of ten persons. Minimum 6 people)
Stargazy Pie menu options —choose one:
• Local Fowey Valley Gin cocktails and authentic artisan tapas.
• Margaritas and fiery Mexican chilli* with sour cream and tortillas.
• Tiger beer with South Indian curry, lemon daal and naan bread.
•Champagne cocktails with Shepherds Pie* and garlic bread.
•Cornish Real Ale with bangers & mash & sourdough bread.
Vegetarian / vegan alternatives are available for all options except*. All of our food is homemade in the Frieda And The Moon kitchen.
Ask about evening food options for larger groups… A range of visiting caterers, fine-dining chef, or take out & food deliveries.
Visiting hair/makeup: circa £160.00. — Please ask if you would like us to send you a list to arrange directly with our favoured suppliers.
Ring bearer: £120.00 + vat — Little Man the alpaca. (Figgy the owl also available; POA). Subject to availability.
In-House Photography: £250.00 + vat — Paul took most of the wedding photos on the website. This is an economy option providing 25 - 30 images (at 300 dpi, longest side 2000 pixels) — sent to you via Dropbox within a few days.
Celebrant: £250.00 + vat — Our professional celebrant will work closely with you to design bespoke vows for your ceremony in the Hornbeam Circle.
You might not be engaged yet, and we may be able to help you with this too!
Frieda and the Moon Proposal Package
Three nights stay in the Tabernacle or Observatory
The ultimate romantic wedding proposal that Paul and Babs will plan with one of you, surprising your partner completely with a mind-blowing romantic set up of your choice. A real piece of romantic theatre you will both remember forever, designed by you, and put together by us.
5 engagement photographs taken by Paul after your special moment.
Package price £895.00 + vat