Knightor Winery Weddings – St Austell, Cornwall
Knightor is a barn wedding venue in St Austell that has an interesting history and picturesque location.
Set in a courtyard of historic granite buildings, the boutique winery sits in the small, rural village of Trethurgy, about two miles from St Austell.
Knightor’s history dates back as far as 1305, when the settlement named “Creghtyer” was first recorded.
In 1699 Joel Gascoyne’s map of Cornwall records it as Nighter, and depicts an important house with what appears to be two ranges and a tower indicative of a grand building.
The site’s name was later changed to Knightor in 1842.
Records show that the grand house was demolished and rebuilt in the mid to late 19th century but the remains of windows, a date stone of 1623 and other masonry are incorporated into the main barn complex.
Today Knightor Winery makes premium quality, limited production wines from grapes grown in English vineyards and their own vines at Portscatho and Seaton.
Licenced for civil ceremonies, Knightor Winery is a popular choice of barn wedding venue in Cornwall and caters for up to 60 guests.
Couples can opt to have their ceremony take place inside, or have an outdoor wedding in the arbour, which is positioned in front of the lake.
Knightor are known for their beautiful wedding decoration both inside and out.
If you do decide to take your vows outside, guests can be seated on hay bales, offering a truly rustic experience for your Cornish wedding.
Knightor’s unique location and history make for the perfect back drop for your country wedding in Cornwall, with ample opportunity for wedding photographs.