An idyllic Cornwall wedding venue: this luxury boutique hotel, close to Porthminster Beach and with sweeping views over postcard-perfect St Ives Harbour, is perfect for wedding ceremonies, breakfasts and receptions of all styles and sizes up to 200 guests.
Sharon & Ian
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Aimee & Matt
Jonny & Jenni
Kukie & Simon
Just steps from famous Porthminster Beach, a short stroll from postcard-perfect St Ives Harbour, the St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa is idyllically positioned in arguably the most charismatic town in Cornwall.
Fully renovated in 2018, and with jaw-dropping views out to sea from many rooms, this 52-room gem is also now rightly considered one of Cornwall’s best boutique hotels, and is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the UK.
The hotel has two great event rooms, listed below, suitable for wedding ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and receptions of up to 200 guests; both spaces have panoramic sea views. Our happy couples-to-be usually take their vows in the Harbour Suite, against the backdrop of golden sands, open skies, and harbour views, before moving downstairs for a reception on the private terrace. Photos are usually taken on the lawn or on the beach.
For exceptional eating and drinking throughout your wedding day, our passionate chefs have prepared a selection of special menus – or you may of course create your own. We use only the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients, that will delight your guests - to prove it, we’ll give you both a tasting session first. And to ensure your special day runs smoothly, and to take away the stress of organising it, we provide you a dedicated wedding coordinator who’ll help you every step of the way.
For before and after your event, we can offer attendees discounted room rates for those wishing to stay, access to the luxury spa, and an excellent restaurant and vibrant bar. It’s next to the beach, where the St Ives Surf School offers surfing and coasteering, and a short walk to the excellent Tate Art Gallery. The world-famous Eden Project is just 45 minutes away by car. See our staff’s recommendations of the best activities, attractions & events in St Ives and the wider Cornwall area here.
The hotel is a 2-minute walk to St Ives Station, or a 10-minute drive to Penzance station where you can catch direct trains to London. Newquay Airport is one hour away.
All of our hotels are accessible, and help is always on hand for any of your guests who need assistance.
Our largest wedding space – with jaw-dropping sea views – can cater for up to 160 seated, or 200 for a reception. It’s perfect for wedding ceremonies and wedding breakfasts.
Featuring stunning sea views, and a private terrace with steps down towards the beach, the slightly smaller of our two spaces is usually used for pre and post-ceremony receptions and evening celebrations.
A large private alfresco terrace, with access to the beach below, leads on to the manicured gardens with spectacular views across the bay, make the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.
Here at Harbour Hotels, we understand the importance of treating your guests to exceptional food & drink in making any day a special one.
Our passionate chefs have created several different menus, using only the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients, that will delight your guests.
Are you looking for a themed wedding? Or just some inspiration? We offer the following special wedding themes, uniquely suited to this unique venue. Feel free to adapt them as you wish, create your own unique theme, or have no theme at all. The choice is yours.
Some of our past happy couples have kindly agreed to share their wedding experience to help you decide. See what’s possible, be inspired by their choices.
We understand that budget is always a consideration. To help you get started, we've created some standard packages. Take one just as it is, expand upon it, or design your own from scratch - it's entirely up to you.
If we can’t supply it (to the highest standard), we know someone who can. Or maybe you just want to shop around. We get that. To help you, here are some recommended suppliers that we know and trust to get whatever else you need.
Finding a wedding venue, is like finding a new place to live. You’ll know it’s right as soon as you walk in. For details of forthcoming open days and events, or to arrange a private viewing, please call our weddings team on 01736 795221, or send us an online enquiry. Or sign up below to be notified automatically by email.