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Weddings at Charlestown Harbour – St Austell, Cornwall

Charlestown Harbour in St Austell is one of Cornwall’s most iconic locations and is now licenced for engaged couples who are looking for a memorable and timelessly beautiful setting to get married.

Complete with stunning beaches on its doorstep, this working port offers romance and character in spine-tingling abundance and is the most perfect setting for your small wedding in Cornwall.

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The small, privately owned Grade II listed Georgian harbour and UNESCO World Heritage Site is located on the rugged south Cornish coast, offering a picturesque locale for your special day.

Charlestown Harbour was constructed between 1791 and 1801 by Charles Rashleigh and the location has appeared in several television dramas and films over the years.

More recently the BBCs popular programme Poldark, which is based on a series of historical novels written by Winston Graham, used Charlestown Harbour as one of the filming locations.

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Steeped in maritime history and famous for it’s fleet of striking classic tall ships, couples can marry in the intimate climes of The Round House, which can be found at the end of the east side of the harbour, offering sweeping views across St Austell Bay.

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This atmospheric space can host intimate ceremonies with up to eight guests in attendance, while larger receptions can take place in the heart of the inner harbour on board the tall ship, Kajsamoor (which is also available for dry hire as a venue only).

Kajsamoor was built in Norway in 1939 and since arriving in Charlestown in 2017, this magnificient ship has also enjoyed various appearances on the silver screen and on television alongside the harbour.

Couples looking to get married at Charlestown Harbour are invited to enjoy a tailored package that has been created to suit their requirements, from a drinks reception on the open deck space to a three-course meal for up to 30 seated guests (or 50 standing) provided by popular local restaurant, The Longstore.

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To view some weddings that I have recently photographed in Charlestown, please take a look here.

If you are getting married at Charlestown Harbour and are looking for a Cornish wedding photographer to capture your special day, please contact me to find out about the competitive rates I offer for all St Austell weddings.