Elopement Weddings with amazing Castle Ruin, Shipwreck & Mine Backdrops In Cornwall

Sunset Elopement ar Botallack Mine in Corwall

Are you planning on having your amazing Elopement Wedding in Cornwall? With an Ancient Castle Ruin, Shipwreck, Mine as a Backdrop? If your answer is YES, please read on! Whether you are considering or have already decided to experience your Elopement in Cornwall, you will have lots of amazing locations to choose from. If you are using our bohemian-inspired rustic venue on the Lizard Peninsula, not far from the magnificent Kynance Cove for your intimate elopement wedding in Cornwall, you will still be able to travel to many wild locations for an incredible backdrop for your dramatic photographs. Rich in history, the Cornwall coastline is scattered with the old remains of a lost past. Mines crumbling into the wild sea, old chapel ruins overlooking hidden bays and cliffs that hold secrets of pirates and buried treasure. This coastline has many old Cliff Castle Ruins, Forts, Burrows and the remains which will make your beautiful wedding photographs very unique.

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Shipwrecks near Lands End in Conrwall - The perfect Backdrop for your Wedding Photos

Evidence of the centuries old notorious trade of smuggling in Cornwall is seen everywhere; a simple walk on the beach reveals the caves and manholes in the cliffs that these men used to hide and then transport stolen goods from sea to land. In most coastal towns and villages, there are rumours of hidden passageways and secret tunnels connecting the sea to popular pubs of the area. The fact that our Cornish coastline is so treacherous made it perfect for Wreckers, Pirates and Smugglers to have a steady supply of contraband and items to sell on the black market. It is estimated that along the coast of Cornwall there have been more than 6000 shipwrecks. This is more than anywhere else in the British Isle. The coastline around the Lizard was historically known as the ‘Graveyard of Ships’. One of the most famous shipwrecks in Cornwall lies between Land’s End and Sennen. The ‘RMS Mulheim’ was wrecked in 2003. Getting onto the shipwreck itself is tricky as it involves a steep climb down a rocky path and a maze of rusty metal. It does however make a cool backdrop for the more adventurous couples who want a unique elopement location and interesting photographs. This photos is of a couple that came all the way from America who now have some amazing wedding pictures with the shipwreck as a unique backdrop in their Elopement Photographs.

Cornish Mines & Cliff Top Elopements

This area of Cornwall is full of popular and well known mines which provide a unique and unexpected option for your Intimate Castle Elopement or Handfasting Ceremony. Wheal Coates Mine in St Agnes, covered by heather and gorse, The Crown Mines in Botallack, that appeared in the well known series of Poldark and Wheal Prosper in Rinsey near Praa Sands which is popular for photographing the milky way, are great backdrops for your wedding ceremony or for your couple shoot. We prefer to recommend mines that are slightly less popular and off the beaten track during the summer months as they get very busy. Some mines are sheltered so are a good option for an outdoor ceremony if rain is forecast.

The South West of Cornwall is really beautiful and dramatic for your Clifftop ceremony and spectacular photos along the wild coastline. Here are a few of our favourite clifftop locations for your elopement wedding in Cornwall. We know there is something for every couple. Which one would you choose? Carn Galver cliffs are popular with rock climbers as they are so high and tumble into the clear blue waters below. There is a big plateau on top making it a perfect place for taking in the view of the cliffs and the sea. Zennor has a beautiful yet rugged landscape with an earthy colour palette. Green and yellow lichen covers the pale blue rocks, the long soft brown grass covers the cliffs down to the black rocky beaches below where the wild waves crash in. There are many great view points for your ceremony. Bedruthan Steps is a popular choice on the north coast where huge sea stacks dot the beach and makes one of the most dramatic locations. Unfortunately due to a landslide the beach is no longer accessible at this point but can be assessed further along at low tide. It is still perfect for a cliff top location with a dramatic view. Kynance Cove, not far from our small rustic wedding venue on the Lizard Peninsula is popular and gets extremely busy in the season but fortunately, we know a few other cliffs nearby which are quiet and you can have the view to yourself. We also recommend a sunrise/sunset Elopement in the busier months if you want to have your Wedding Ceremony at one of the more well known viewpoints.

Ancient Castles , Ruins & Sacred Sites

This part of Cornwall is dotted with lots of Castle ruins, sacred Sites that are perfect to celebrate your Castle Elopement Wedding and offers you a great choice of outdoor photographic locations to frame your photographs. Tintagel Castle Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast. Tintagel was a stronghold for early mediaeval rulers. Geoffrey of Monmouth named it as the place where King Arthur was conceived. There are a few quiet places to hold your ceremony nearly, early morning or late evening, out of season which have a magnificent view of the castle for your backdrop. Roche Rock This ruined 15th-century hermitage is steeped in myth and mystery. The hermitage stands atop a 66-foot-tall tourmaline granite outcrop, looking out over the atmospheric Bodmin Moor and is associated with a number of Cornish folk tales. This does not have a sea view nor does it have the best backdrop onto a housing estate but at the right angle and with clever lighting, it does make a cool little location for couples. Rame Head Chapel This is a beautiful backdrop and the cliffs around here are also dramatic. The headland has a prominent chapel, dedicated to St Michael, and is accessible by a steep footpath. St Helens Oratory The monument includes a mediaeval chapel with its associated dwelling and enclosure, situated centrally on a rocky promontory known as Cape Cornwall on the far western coast of Cornwall. We highly recommend the walk to Kenijack castle which offers a panoramic view across the wild rugged landscape perfect for your photographs. St Michael's Mount Now whilst it is not allowed to get married in this castle, it is still a great location for some of your ‘couple photographs’ because from the beach you will still have St Michael's Mount in the background for your photographs. We have mentioned many places in our blog posts which we hope will inspire you, but we have lots more favourites which we have chosen to not publish here but will happily share these locations with our couples that book an outdoor Elopement in Cornwall with us. We love to keep some of these spots to ourselves to keep them quiet and perfect for you so you can say your vows, with the most dramatic of backdrops, without the crowds.

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