Our top 5 Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Wedding Venues to Video...
Next in the Jumping Spider Films’ series of world’s best wedding venues to video (well maybe not the entire world but definitely close enough), are the charming counties of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall; and with some of the most picturesque scenery a wedding videographer could wish for, the South West region is top of our picks for secluded beach weddings, hipster-esque festival weddings, ruggedly, romantic coastal weddings, captivating castle weddings and of course, with Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks making up most of the landscape, magnificent Moors weddings too! So onto the wedding venues themselves - Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe, Devon, The Green House & Cottages nestled in Cornwall’s beautiful Liskeard, Lyhner Valley, Polhawn Fort in Torpoint, Cornwall, Lulworth Castle in East Wareham, Dorset and Holne Park House in Dartmoor National Park.
Choosing to celebrate your wedding at Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe, Devon, can only mean one thing, you got as carried away with the eccentricity of this wedding location as we did. Licensed for both civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, whether you choose to make your vows under the outdoor thatched gazebo or the first-floor, panoramic glazed function room, the sea-views are breath-taking and the quirkiness of the caved walkways beguiling; a truly magical wedding location, a perfect backdrop to an absolutely beautiful wedding video.
The Green in Liskeard, Cornwall, proudly bills itself as a ‘ready-made wedding village’ and it doesn’t take too long to see why; a completely private estate where wedding guests can enjoy the luxury of exclusive hire and design their wedding day exactly as they want it. We loved the festival feel of a recent wedding ceremony held at The Green - from the tents to the VW camper vans (we also know the wedding suppliers that can – so why not ask us about them!); such genuinely, relaxed ambience and vintage-inspired atmosphere is sure to translate effortlessly onto the wedding videographers’ lens.
Marching up to Polhawn Fort, sat proudly on the cliff-tops of Torpoint, Cornwall, this is a real, ‘In, Out, (and like the ladies on their weddings home page) Shake It All About’ wedding venue. Polhawn Fort matches it’s stunningly beautiful coastal location with an extraordinary original Napoleonic Fort, so whether you choose to have your ceremony inside – under the gorgeous vaulted ceilings, or outside – overlooking the gardens and the sandy coves below; this alternative wedding venue, celebrating all styles of marriages and wedding rituals would be nothing less than an absolute pleasure to create a wedding video for… we might also point the camera on one or two of your guests shaking it on the dancefloor, or encourage you to go all out and film a wedding marryoke video; we did tell you these guys like to do things differently!
And taking a step back from the unconventional to the truly traditional, no bride could quite resist the romantic charm of Lulworth Castle, standing proudly in Wareham, Dorset. Again, civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and wedding receptions are all available here on an exclusive hire basis, meaning that your wedding guests can relax in complete privacy in the castle estates’ beautiful grounds - whether it’s Lulworth Castle itself, the Courtyard and Rooms or the 1000 acre enclosed deer park. The pretty Anglican Church of St. Andrews as well as the historic Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Mary are also both situated within its boundaries, meaning this unbeatable wedding venue offers the best of both worlds in terms of those looking for a church wedding ceremony a mere distance away from a grand reception venue - handy for the guests and wedding videographers...
And finally Holne Park House; situated on the southern downs of Dartmoor National Park in Ashburton, is one of the most romantic, stylish and unique wedding venues Devon has to offer and would make a truly memorable wedding video. From whichever angle you approach this gorgeous mansion house style wedding location, you’re bound to be simply blown away by its elegance, and as wedding videographers, trust us, we know all there is to know about the right angles!
We hope - as these short wedding venue and location (and wedding videographer) picker blog posts are designed to do - that you are suitably informed and entertained with this one! Naturally, at Jumping Spider Films, we of course want to film weddings in all of the best, most opulent, strikingly unusual wedding venues the UK and beyond has to offer, so we hope that once the all-important venue is checked off, choosing us as your wedding videographers won’t be too far down the to-do list!
So that’s it, the Jumping Spider Films’ wedding videography viewpoint on some truly stunning Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, wedding, civil ceremony and / or reception venues and locations; come back again to see where we’re taking our video-cameras to next and in the mean-time if you have any questions about wedding videography, or indeed any of the locations or wedding suppliers we have written about above, say hello. We don’t bite.