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‘Tis The Season For Festive Engagements

Not only is it the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas also has to be the best time for proposals.

Christmas Day is the most popular day for proposals, followed by Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and Valentine’s Day; this period is considered ‘Engagement Season’. Now that we’re well and truly in festive mode and heading towards Christmas, it’s time to start planning, whether you’re the proposee about to pop the question or you’re recently engaged and hope to get married soon. 

Popping the big question

If you’re planning on proposing, there are many magical ways to do it in partnership with the festive season that will make for a memorable life event. 

If you enjoy walking as a couple, Christmas offers plenty of opportunities for winter adventures that’ll allow you to sweep your partner off their feet. Or perhaps a cosy evening decorating the Christmas tree and drinking mulled wine will suggest romance and the perfect time to present a sparkling ring. 

Gathering around the fire on the day itself with the special box nestled inside a stocking is also a sure way to pop the big question, or if you haven’t yet decided on the right time, a sprinkling of glistening snow or frost may offer the most magical moment to make that move. 

Planning the magical day 

Once the proposal has been made, it’s time to announce the exciting news to your loved ones who will without a doubt want to see the ring and ask if you’ve set a date yet. You may not have thought that far ahead, but if you want to get married in 2024 or 2025, you’ll need to get planning! Most Celebrants and wedding venues take the majority of their bookings between January and March, soon after winter proposals.  

You may already know as a couple if you dream of a traditional church wedding, or if another meaningful location with a celebrant is more your style. The latter can be held anywhere giving you ultimate flexibility in finding a venue or outdoor location of your choice that suits you.

Moving your wedding outdoors means you can celebrate nature and have a stunning backdrop for your vows and those all-important photographs. Speaking of… Tremenheere’s sub-tropical gardens provide endless photo opportunities with the dramatic landscape and exotic planting, inspiring artwork by renowned artists, and an exceptional view of St Michael’s Mount and Mount’s Bay.

Choosing Tremenheere as your venue  

At Tremenheere, we have three beautiful venues for you to choose from, beautifully offering different qualities for your ceremony within Tremenheere’s exotic and sub-tropical sculpture gardens.

An outdoor venue immersed in nature

Under a cedar shingle roof with dramatic views of St Michael’s Mount, The Garden Pagoda is a stunning choice for hosting your wedding ceremony outdoors and surrounded by nature.

The Garden Pagoda is a small wedding venue, licensed to host wedding ceremonies with up to six guests inside. If you wish to invite more than six guests, additional people may observe from outside the Pagoda. Alternatively, this is the perfect place for an elopement, just the two of you up in the tree tops.

Photo credit: Arianna Fenton 

A unique venue, never to be forgotten… 

If you’re looking for a venue that’s one of a kind, you can’t go wrong with one of the most unique wedding venues in Cornwall; the James Turrell Skyspace is an outdoor wedding venue like no other.

With just five James Turrell Skyspace chambers in the UK, and only ‘Tewlwolow Kernow’ at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Cornwall licensed as a wedding venue, nowhere else can you host your special day within an artwork of this kind. The James Turrell Skyspace can accommodate weddings with up to 48 guests.

Nowhere else can you host your wedding within an artwork of this kind.

Photo credit: Lyra and Moth

An indoor venue of architecture and creativity

The upper floor of Tremenheere Gallery provides a spectacular venue for indoor weddings, while still being surrounded by our beautiful exotic gardens.

The Gallery is one of the largest purpose-built galleries in Cornwall and the beautiful oak framed building is flooded with natural light and boasts views over Tremenheere’s impressive tree canopy and Mount’s Bay.

This beautiful venue is also available as an optional rainy-day back-up for the other outdoor spaces.

As the party…

All wedding receptions held at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens take place in a marquee on our lawn overlooking St Michael’s Mount and Mount’s Bay. Hire of the marquee lawn is on a dry hire basis, meaning you would need to organise all aspects of the event yourself, including marquee hire and catering. 

Photo credit: Nick Walker – The Cornish Tent Company

For more tips on how to plan your wedding, along with a list of wonderful suppliers, click here. 

If you’re looking to get married in 2024, Tremenheere still has some availability. Find out more here, email [email protected] or call 01736 448089 to enquire and book.

Feature image credit: Verity Westcott