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The perfect Wedding venue

The perfect blend of luxury, beauty and elegance in the heart of Cornwall at The Carlyon Bay Hotel.

Our beautiful coastal setting and superb luxury facilities combine to create a spectacular celebration of your love. Our experienced wedding managers will help you plan every little detail, so that on the day you can relax and savour each moment, knowing that you are in safe hands.

At Carlyon Bay, we guarantee your wedding will be the only one held at our hotel on your chosen day, so that you are assured of our exclusive attention throughout your special celebration. Our outdoor wedding venue offers the perfect backdrop, allowing you to capture moments of your special day on camera to remember for years to come. 

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Included in yourSpecial day

You can look forward the wonderful luxury features to make your special day absolutely perfect:

  • Use of our elegant outdoor wedding gazebo 

  • Unique location with sea views, for breathtaking wedding photographs
  • Red carpet arrival to welcome the Bride & Groom
  • The services of a Toastmaster
  • A dedicated venue manager to assist you throughout your special day
  • Advice on entertainment, decorations, car hire, pianists, harpists, fireworks and more
  • A choice of banquet, buffet and drinks packages
  • Evening reception for up to 150 guests in our new Carlyon Suite situated in our Clubhouse, with exclusive sea views
  • Cake stand and knife, printed menus and table plans
  • Discounted luxury accommodation rates for you and your guests
  • Free luxury sea view accommodation for the bride and groom on their wedding 

For more information or to book call us on 01726 812304 or email

Wedding gazebo with bridge & groom

Save the Date2024 Availability

Secure your dream wedding venue before it's too late! The Carlyon Bay Hotel, with its breathtaking ocean vistas and opulent settings, is the perfect backdrop for couples looking to tie the knot in unparalleled luxury. Our 2024 slots are quickly filling up, a testament to the hotel's unmatched allure for such special occasions.

  • Saturday 4th May 2024
  • Saturday 5th October 2024
  • Saturday 19th October 2024

Don't miss out on experiencing a wedding day that's nothing short of magical at The Carlyon Bay Hotel!


Your Happily Ever After Awaits

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Wedding Packages

Bringing together elements of modern style and traditional charm, The Carlyon Bay Hotel provides the perfect setting to celebrate the biggest day of your life. Whether you’re planning a low-key wedding or a large-scale celebration, we offer a range of options that will ensure that your day is everything you hoped it would be and more.

bride and groom winter wedding
Winter Weddings
Discover the charm of a winter wedding at The Carlyon Bay Hotel, starting from just £6,995 for 60 daytime and evening guests. This exclusive offer is available during selected winter months, including November, January, February, and March 2024/25.
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Outdoor Weddings

Imagine taking your wedding vows in our fabulous wedding gazebo, perched on the cliff-top overlooking the bay. With its luxurious interior and magnificent grounds, The Carlyon Bay Hotel presents the perfect setting for your special day with the spectacular panoramic views of the sea providing the perfect backdrop.

Table set for a Wedding Reception
Wedding Receptions

The Carlyon Suite at our clubhouse offers the perfect setting to continue your celebrations or should you wish to extend your celebrations to The Carlyon Bay after having a ceremony elsewhere.

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Exclusive Use

Exclusive use allows you to customise your wedding in ways simply not possible in other hotels. With 86 bedrooms, you could invite your family and friends to stay and turn it into an unforgettable weekend of celebration.

Bride and groom and beautiful bouquet
Renewal of Vows

Create a beautiful Renewal of Vows celebration for you and your closest friends here at The Carlyon Bay Hotel, St Austell. You can opt for a small intimate ceremony or a spectacular party – the choice is yours. 

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Civil Ceremonies

If you are thinking of a civil ceremony or partnership, this can be held in a choice of beautifully appointed rooms with space for up to 150 guests. Or we can offer you the perfect setting out on the lawn overlooking the spectacular St Austell Bay using our bespoke Gazebo.

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Joshua Penrose Photography

Experience the magic of your wedding day through the lens of Joshua Penrose Photography. As you navigate our wedding pages, you'll encounter a collection of captivating images that beautifully capture the essence of love, joy, and celebration. Joshua's unique approach to wedding photography goes beyond simply documenting moments; it's about creating an atmosphere of ease and comfort from the moment your big day arrives.


Enjoy your special time together and create wonderful memories in our romantic cliff-top location, the perfect place to begin your new life together. After all the excitement of the big day, this is your time to relax, unwind and to enjoy all of our luxury leisure facilities.

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Evening wedding reception at The Carlyon Golf Club.

Benefits for the happy couple

It's not just all about the wedding day here at Carlyon Bay, we also want to give you something back. Once you have booked your wedding you have access to the following exclusive benefits to use at both the hotel and our golf club prior to your wedding.

  • Choose from a variety of treatments, with a complimentary 30-minute treatment for the bride in our Spa
  • £15 off per person, on any of our full Spa Day packages
  • A complimentary round of golf for 2 on the 18 hole championship golf course
  • 15% off all food and drink, purchased at either the hotel or golf club
  • 15% off any additional green fees and equipment hire at the golf club
  • 15% off any additional spa treatments or retail in the spa
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Limited Availability

Whilst the hotel itself is unavailable on selected dates below, our Golf Clubhouse is available for these selected Saturdays through summer 2023. So if you are looking for an evening celebration, please call our Golf Club on 01726 814250 for more information.

Available dates this summer:

  • 13th July 2024
  • 20th July 2024
  • 3rd August 2024
  • 10th August 2024
  • 17th August 2024
  • 31st August 2024

Additional dates are available, if you're looking for an evening celebration, please call our Golf Club for more information on 01726 814250 or email


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