Historic Harbour Wedding Venue on the stunning south coast of Cornwall

For those looking for a wedding venue in Cornwall with a difference, Charlestown Harbour is a unique venue for both ceremonies and receptions.

Charlestown Harbour, one of Cornwall’s most iconic locations, is now available for couples seeking a memorable and timelessly beautiful setting to marry. This small, privately owned Grade II listed Georgian harbour and UNESCO World Heritage Site is offers a picturesque and characterful location for your celebration.

Steeped in maritime history and home to a fleet of striking classic ships, couples can marry in the intimate climes of The Round House, which can be found at the end of the east side of the harbour, offering sweeping views across St Austell Bay. Built in the late 1800s, the atmospheric space can host intimate ceremonies with up to eight guests in attendance, while larger receptions can take place in the heart of the Inner Harbour on board the tall ship, Kajsamoor (which is also available for dry hire as a venue only).

Built in Norway in 1939, since arriving in Charlestown in 2017 the ship has enjoyed various appearances on the silver screen and TV, featuring in the likes of Poldark and Taboo. Create a tailored package to suit your requirements, from a drinks reception on the open deck space to a delicious meal catered by the team behind Charlestown’s popular restaurant, The Longstore, the Kasjamoor is a stunning and truly unique wedding reception venue, right in the heart of Charlestown Harbour.

Wedding Ceremonies

We now hold a wedding licence and host wedding ceremonies in our beautiful Cornish harbour location.

The iconic Round House is the building in the Harbour in which couples can wed. It is an intimate location, overlooking St Austell Bay, with breathtaking views. The area surrounding the Round House is exclusive to the couple for their big day, and entirely closed to the public.

Wedding Receptions

What better location for wedding receptions and celebrations in Cornwall than our traditional harbour setting.

Charlestown Harbour offers a range of options for your celebration. After the legal ceremony, couples can enjoy photographs with a glass of fizz outside the Round House, looking out to sea. A walk along the beautiful East Beach also makes for a fantastic photo opportunity of the newlyweds. For additional friends and family, larger receptions can be held on the Tall Ship Kajsamoor, or within the Inner Harbour itself.

For true sea lovers, why not book a honeymoon sail or overnight stay on our Topsail Schooner, Anny.

If you are planning a coastal wedding with a difference in Cornwall, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more about what we have on offer in Charlestown.