The Wedding Holiday? Do we mean the honeymoon? No we don’t! Like everything in life, the Great British Wedding has evolved over the years. Our collective image of a wedding in the Sixties and Seventies is probably something like this…

Firstly (and for the worse, for our society at the time) a wedding was a firmly heterosexual thing. Stag night for the lads, often the night before. The bride-to-be might have had her own slightly more demure affair with her friends and family. Then, next day, a slightly hungover trip to the altar at the church or Registry Office; family, friends, Wedding Breakfast, speeches, lots of drinking , then a rattling-cans send-off in the Best Man’s sports car, to the airport, for a honeymoon in Torbay, Torremolinos or Tuscany, dependent on budget. The wedding holiday was exclusively for the Bride & Groom.

Now we are enlightened and more imaginative.

Now we are enlightened and more imaginative. A wedding remains a centrepiece, a life event. And we can make much more of it, with a Wedding Holiday. This is made much more possible for all through easier, cheaper travel (pre-pandemic, when aviation used to work!) and a greater abundance of accommodation options. Weddings are often destination-driven in venue choice, with a wedding holiday for family and friends combined, as individuals wish.

With the advent of AirBnB, accommodation problems which could sometimes put a spanner in the works for destination weddings were alleviated and these days it’s possible to find venues, such as our own, at Trenderway, with plenty of decently priced hotels, B&B, AirBnB and other rental accommodation in range, so that even large parties can all stay close to the wedding venue – and make a week of it, if they choose to build a holiday around the wedding.

A Wedding in Cornwall. A week in Cornwall.

At this point we will aim to steer the conversation away from Torbay, Torremolinos or Tuscany and tempt you and your group to Trenderway for your wedding holiday. Over the years that we have hosted wonderful couples for their various, individual, fabulous and incomparable occasions, we’ve noticed that its often the case that they encourage friends and families to stay longer in Cornwall. We’re down on the south coast, near the fishing villages of Looe and Polperro. It’s a beautiful area, but the beauty of Cornwall is that you’re so close to anywhere you might wish to visit. Mevagissy, Fowey, St Michael’s Mount are just a short drive away and across to the north coast you have St. Ives, St. Agnes, Newquay and the norht coast beaches, Padstow and….there’s so much to see and do, as you’ll either kknow yourselves if you know the county or will soon discover.

We often find that the couple themselves will stay two or three nights with us. often along with key members of theri wedding party. Our own accommodation comprises seven luxury en-suite rooms, include the Meadow Barn for the wedding couple. Then they will either stay longer with us or elsewhere in the South West or jet off on their honeymoon. Now the pandemic is (we hope..) receding once and for all, everyone can plan travel again and week-long wedding parties based around gorgeous, characterful venues such as Trenderway are happily, possible again,