The Ultimate Wedding House By The Sea

Romantic Small Wedding Venue By The Sea

If you are looking at romantic wedding venues by the sea then look no further as you’ve stumbled upon the ultimate small wedding house by the sea.  This exquisite period house sits in beautiful gardens featuring: lush lawns, woodland, a huge collection of camellias that thrive in the clement Cornish climate and hidden paths. One of these hidden paths leads you neatly to the beach below – just perfect for wedding day photography, beach games and even a wedding day dip in the sea. 


Inside, Porthpean House is packed with authentic character and original period features. It’s lovingly cared for by Martin Petherick, the 5th generation owner of this idyllic property. Under Martin’s careful eye extended families and groups of friends have enjoyed luxurious holidays and private parties for some years. From September 2019 Martin will also be offering Porthpean House on an exclusive-hire basis for seaside wedding-stays.  These will combine exclusive hire for a 3 or 4 night stay for you and your guests, your legal wedding ceremony and celebrations.  Take a look at a recent wedding here.

20 guest wedding package

A wedding-stay at Porthpean House

Porthpean House is the perfect Cornish wedding venue for an intimate wedding-stay for up to 21 guests in the main house, with room for a further 6 guests in The Lodge for slightly larger groups.  Imagine an intimate wedding ceremony surrounded by your closest family and friends in the drawing room overlooking the gardens and sea, enjoying drinks and canapés on the lawns, photography in and around the property and the beach, rounding your day off with a wedding feast prepared by private chefs in the period dining room. What’s more, Porthpean House is open all year round making it the perfect small wedding venue if you are searching for a fabulous winter wedding in the UK.


Don't take our word for the exceptional beauty of Porthpean House and its location. None other than Richard Curtis chose this as one of the locations in his romantic comedy, About Time. Take a look here – the clip speaks for itself.

Getting Married In Cornwall

Getting married in Cornwall is simple. Choose Porthpean House for your wedding venue and you will have:


Exclusive hire of this unique period property by the sea for a 3 night weekend or 4 night mid-week stay including your wedding day, with accommodation for up to 27 guests (21 in the main house and 6 in The Lodge).


Everything arranged for you including securing the additional services you require to make your wedding day complete e.g. flowers, hair and make-up styling, photography, catering and much more.


A relaxed and stress free wedding as we always include pre-wedding planning and on the day co-ordination as a mandatory part of our package. We take the strain so that all our couples can enjoy the anticipation of their day and a relaxed and smooth running wedding day.  In addition to this, the house is looked after by housekeeper Roxanna and her husband Alberto, and they will be on call should you need them during your stay to ensure everything is just perfect for you.


A choice of a legal wedding ceremony in this beautiful house by the sea, a celebrant-led non-legal wedding ceremony and/or a church blessing at the local church, a short walk from the property. A church wedding is also a possibility although you will have to meet the requirements of the church. Whatever type of ceremony you choose we will guide you through the process and make appropriate introductions based on your wishes.

Bespoke wedding packages

We will bespoke your wedding package to suit your requirements.  To give you an idea of overall costs here’s an example of a wedding package for 20 guests.


Porthpean House  - 3 night weekend stay –  £5175 (2020/21 mid-season price)

Wedding planning and on the day co-ordination by Piccolo Weddings- £600

Bridal hair and make up by Amanda Platt of Serendipity - £200

3 hours wedding day photography Griffin Photography - £625

Three course private chef meal for 20 including waiting staff by Indulgence Catering - £1500

Bridal bouquet and buttonhole, ceremony and table flowers by Tide Flowers - £500

Registrar - £565


Total:  £9165


A luxe winter wedding package for 12 guests


Porthpean House  - 3 night weekend or 4 night mid-week stay –  £1980

The Lodge - £550

Pre-wedding planning and wedding day co-ordination by Piccolo Weddings- from £350

Bridal styling by Amanda Platt of Serendipity - £200

Wedding day photography (3 hours) - £600 Griffin Photography

A bespoke three course for 12 including waiting staff by Indulgence Catering - £750

Wedding day flowers including bridal bouquet, buttonhole and decorative flowers - £300 by Tide Flowers

Registrar - £565 (weekend rate) or £515 (weekday rate)


Total:  £5245


Add a stunning small wedding cake by Claire's Sweet Temptations £50-£120.

If you'd like a bespoke quotation please do get in touch by calling Jane on 07411 117294 or emailing

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The best local wedding service providers

Now you've found your perfect wedding venue, complete your small wedding package by choosing your perfect wedding day service supplier team. We only work with tried and tested local suppliers who love working on intimate weddings.

These include:

Photography & videography

Emma Griffin

Alexa Poppe Photography

Checkered Photography

Verity Westcott Photography

Joey Lamb Photopgraphy

Babalu Films

Bridal styling

Serendipity hair and make-up

Hair by Emma C

Zebra Finch Hair

Elliegant Hair

Stacey Cremin  make-up

Sally Orchard - make up


Indulgence Catering

Davies Catering

Avo Catering


Anna's Flower Barn

Tide Flowers

Down by the River Florals

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