Weddings

Creating dream Cornish weddings one “I do” at a time

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About Us

The Waterwheel is set in one and a half acres of woodland valley in a stunning location along the White River of St Austell. Built in the 1700s, it is steeped in Cornish industrial history being involved in tin smelting and clay drying. Mark and Francesca, took ownership of the inn in 2011, and have spent the years since, pouring their love into creating a very special home and wedding venue. The cozy bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the restaurant combines the old granite walls, inglenook fire with a modern twist. The stunning gardens are filled with sub-tropical plants, ponds and waterfalls with the gazebo providing the perfect wedding arbour. There is even a Holy Well, a 15th century baptistery, waterfall and Druid’s chair at the bottom of the garden.

The Venue

The Waterwheel is exclusively yours from the moment you check in so that you can get ready surrounded by your family and friends. As a fully licensed wedding venue, couples can exchange vows either under the beautiful gazebo in the garden for up to 60 guests, in the conservatory (24) or in our elegant restaurant (40). The wedding breakfast and evening buffet can be served in the garden under decorative gazebos in warm weather, in the conservatory for smaller weddings or in the elegant restaurant. Guests will be reassured of a comfortable rest in one of our fourteen en-suite rooms with luxury bedding and comfortable beds. There is no shortage of stunning backdrops for your photographs so you can cherish the memories of your special day for years to come. 

Catering

The Waterwheel Inn prides itself on providing delicious homemade food using good quality, local ingredients where possible. Our chefs have designed menu options for both the wedding breakfast and evening buffet but are happy to provide a more bespoke menu. All our menus include a welcome drink, carefully selected red, white and rose wines and a sparkling wine toast. Guests can enjoy the use of our fully stocked bar throughout the day.  

Accommodation

Guests will spend the night in one of the inn’s fourteen beautifully decorated bedrooms. All the rooms come with en-suite shower rooms, wall mounted free view televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, and luxuriously comfortable feather bedding. After a wonderful evening celebrating the happy couple, the guests will sit down to a wholesome breakfast where they can choose from a variety of hot options including our huge full English breakfast, and also cereals, yogurts and homemade granola and marmalades.

Finishing Touches

The Waterwheel Inn provides everything you need for the perfect wedding day. High quality tableware and equipment is used including garden gazebos for a beautiful summer wedding, tables for indoors and outdoors, chair covers, tablecloths, cutlery and more. We can even arrange photography and flowers for the day upon request. 

About Us

The Waterwheel is set in one and a half acres of woodland valley in a stunning location along the White River of St Austell. Built in the 1700s, it is steeped in Cornish industrial history being involved in tin smelting and clay drying. Mark and Francesca, took ownership of the inn in 2011, and have spent the years since, pouring their love into creating a very special home and wedding venue. The cozy bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the restaurant combines the old granite walls, inglenook fire with a modern twist. The stunning gardens are filled with sub-tropical plants, ponds and waterfalls with the gazebo providing the perfect wedding arbour. There is even a Holy Well, a 15th century baptistery, waterfall and Druid’s chair at the bottom of the garden.

The Venue

The Waterwheel is exclusively yours from the moment you check in so that you can get ready surrounded by your family and friends. As a fully licensed wedding venue, couples can exchange vows either under the beautiful gazebo in the garden for up to 60 guests, in the conservatory (24) or in our elegant restaurant (40). The wedding breakfast and evening buffet can be served in the garden under decorative gazebos in warm weather, in the conservatory for smaller weddings or in the elegant restaurant. Guests will be reassured of a comfortable rest in one of our fourteen en-suite rooms with luxury bedding and comfortable beds. There is no shortage of stunning backdrops for your photographs so you can cherish the memories of your special day for years to come.

Catering

The Waterwheel Inn prides itself on providing delicious homemade food using good quality, local ingredients where possible. Our chefs have designed menu options for both the wedding breakfast and evening buffet but are happy to provide a more bespoke menu. All our menus include a welcome drink, carefully selected red, white and rose wines and a sparkling wine toast. Guests can enjoy the use of our fully stocked bar throughout the day.

Accommodation

Guests will spend the night in one of the inn’s fourteen beautifully decorated bedrooms. All the rooms come with en-suite shower rooms, wall mounted free view televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, and luxuriously comfortable feather bedding. After a wonderful evening celebrating the happy couple, the guests will sit down to a wholesome breakfast where they can choose from a variety of hot options including our huge full English breakfast, and also cereals, yogurts and homemade granola and marmalades.

Finishing Touches

The Waterwheel Inn provides everything you need for the perfect wedding day. High quality tableware and equipment is used including garden gazebos for a beautiful summer wedding, tables for indoors and outdoors, chair covers, tablecloths, cutlery and more. We can even arrange photography and flowers for the day upon request. 

The Waterwheel Wedding

For couples wishing to exchange vows in a quaint Cornish inn surrounded by their friends and family. Couples will have their choice of either the restaurant or conservatory to exchange their vows. After the service, the wedding party will be served a delicious meal in the beautifully decorated restaurant. 

The Waterwheel wedding includes;

Up to 40 guests for the day & 100 for the evening

Wedding ceremony in the conservatory or restaurant

Dining tables inside the restaurant

1 night bed & breakfast accommodation for up to 29 guests in our 14 bedrooms

Exclusive use of the venue

White table linen

Chair covers

Cutlery & glassware

Licensed Bar

Not included

Catering

Floral/Table decorations

Entertainment/band

Wedding cake

Price

£2200

(including £1585 accomodation costs)

The Garden Wedding

For couples wishing to walk down the isle against the backdrop of a beautiful waterfall and wild cornish woodland. Vows will be exchanged under the beautiful garden gazebo, safe from the rain, surrounded by waterfalls, ponds and lush greenery. After the service, the wedding party will be served a delicious meal in the garden under decorated gazebos.

The Garden wedding includes;

Up to 60 guests for the day & 100 for the evening

Wedding ceremony under the gazebo

Decorated gazebos and heaters

Large round dining tables for up to 10 people

1 night bed & breakfast accommodation for up to 29 guests in our 14 bedrooms

Exclusive use of the venue

PA System

White table linen, chair covers, cutlery and glassware

Licensed Bar

Not included

Catering

Floral/Table decorations

Entertainment/band

Wedding cake

Price

£2700

(including £1585 accommodation costs)

The Intimate Gazebo Wedding

For couples wishing to have a more intimate wedding with up to 10 guests. Vows will be exchanged under the beautiful garden gazebo, safe from the rain, surrounded by waterfalls, ponds and lush greenery. After the service, the wedding party will be served a delicious meal in the gazebo under flickering candle lights and your choice of music.  

The Garden wedding includes;

Up to 10 guests for both the service and wedding breakfast.

Wedding ceremony under the gazebo

Dining table for up to 10 people

White table linen, chair covers, cutlery and glassware

Licensed Bar

Not included

Catering

Floral/Table decorations

Entertainment/band

Wedding cake

Price

£275

Wedding Breakfast Menu

The Bride and Groom can choose from 3 different menus for their guests. Each menu has at least 3 options per course, and the bride and groom are to select one dish from each course to create their special menu. We have created a Silver, Gold, and Platinum menu to give you a wide variety of options to choose from.

All menu options include a welcome drink of:

 Bucks fizz (S, G, P), 

Prosecco (G, P) or 

Champagne Cocktail (P) and Canapes

For the Wedding Breakfast:

A glass of red, rose or white wine (S,G,P)

Followed by tea or coffee (G,P)

To toast the Bride and Groom, a glass of:

Cava (S)

Prosecco (G)

Champagne (P)

All other drinks may be purchased at the bar at their normal price.

Price per head 

Silver £45

Gold £65 

Platinum £85

Evening Buffet Menu

As with the Wedding Breakfast, the Bride and Groom can choose from a Silver, Gold and Platinum hot & cold buffet for the evening.

Price per head  

Silver £10

Gold £12

Platinum £14

Notes

If you would like a day wedding ending at 5pm and don’t require accommodation, the price of the wedding package will be reduced minus the accomondation costs.

In July and August there is a two night minimum stay.

In the case of rain, the Garden Wedding can still go ahead as planned only the meal will be moved to the restaurant.

The Waterwheel Wedding

For couples wishing to exchange vows in a quaint Cornish inn surrounded by their friends and family. Couples will have their choice of either the restaurant or conservatory to exchange their vows. After the service, the wedding party will be served a delicious meal in the beautifully decorated restaurant. 

The Waterwheel wedding includes;

Up to 40 guests for the day & 100 for the evening

Wedding ceremony in the conservatory or restaurant

Dining tables inside the restaurant

1 night bed & breakfast accommodation for up to 29 guests in our 14 bedrooms

Exclusive use of the venue

White table linen

Chair covers

Cutlery & glassware

Licensed Bar

Not included

Catering

Floral/Table decorations

Entertainment/band

Wedding cake

Price

£2200

(including £1585 accomodation costs)

The Garden Wedding

For couples wishing to walk down the isle against the backdrop of a beautiful waterfall and wild cornish woodland.Vows will be exchanged under the beautiful garden gazebo, safe from the rain, surrounded by waterfalls, ponds and lush greenery. After the service, the wedding party will be served a delicious meal in the garden under decorated gazebos.

The Garden wedding includes;

Up to 60 guests for the day & 100 for the evening

Wedding ceremony under the gazebo

Decorated gazebos and heaters

Large round dining tables for up to 10 people

1 night bed & breakfast accommodation for up to 29 guests in our 14 bedrooms

Exclusive use of the venue

PA System

White table linen, chair covers, cutlery and glassware

Licensed Bar

Not included

Catering

Floral/Table decorations

Entertainment/band

Wedding cake

Price

£2700

(including £1585 accommodation costs)

The Intimate Gazebo Wedding

For couples wishing to have a more intimate wedding with up to 10 guests. Vows will be exchanged under the beautiful garden gazebo, safe from the rain, surrounded by waterfalls, ponds and lush greenery. After the service, the wedding party will be served a delicious meal in the gazebo under flickering candle lights and your choice of music.

The Garden wedding includes;

Up to 10 guests for both the service and wedding breakfast.

Wedding ceremony under the gazebo

Dining table for up to 10 people

White table linen, chair covers, cutlery and glassware

Licensed Bar

Not included

Catering

Floral/Table decorations

Entertainment/band

Wedding cake

Price

£275

Wedding Breakfast Menu

The Bride and Groom can choose from 3 different menus for their guests. Each menu has at least 3 options per course, and the bride and groom are to select one dish from each course to create their special menu. We have created a Silver, Gold, and Platinum menu to give you a wide variety of options to choose from.

All menu options include a welcome drink of:

 Bucks fizz (S, G, P), 

Prosecco (G, P) or 

Champagne Cocktail (P) and Canapes

For the Wedding Breakfast:

A glass of red, rose or white wine (S,G,P)

Followed by tea or coffee (G,P)

To toast the Bride and Groom, a glass of:

Cava (S)

Prosecco (G)

Champagne (P)

All other drinks may be purchased at the bar at their normal price.

Price per head 

Silver £45

Gold £65 

Platinum £85

Evening Buffet Menu

As with the Wedding Breakfast, the Bride and Groom can choose from a Silver, Gold and Platinum hot & cold buffet for the evening.

Price per head  

Silver £10

Gold £12

Platinum £14

Notes

If you would like a day wedding ending at 5pm and don’t require accommodation, the price of the wedding package will be reduced minus the accomondation costs.

In July and August there is a two night minimum stay.

In the case of rain, the Garden Wedding can still go ahead as planned only the meal will be moved to the restaurant.

Let’s plan your dream wedding

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