Your Special Day
Trereife House and Gardens regularly hosts a variety of celebrations, from civil ceremonies and intimate indoor receptions to full scale events in large marquees in the gardens. Our capacity for these is 60, 25 and up to 250 respectively. However formal or informal an event you have in mind and whatever the time of year, the venue is very flexible and there is no requirement to use any specific suppliers.
We try to keep our price system fair and simple. This is based on demand for weekends between May and September being higher than mid-week and October to April. Lower numbers for elopements and earlier indoor finishes which enable our accommodation to be sold separately are also reflected in the price.
Please be aware that you will need to arrange a day and time for your ceremony with the registrar directly with Penzance Registration Office: Alphington House, Alverton Place, TR18 4JJ. Tel: 0300 1234 181. Please check availability and fees with them when booking.
Trereife is a small family business and primarily an accommodation provider so we do not offer wedding planning or on-the-day coordination services. Instead we work with a range of trusted providers and are able to recommend marquee companies and caterers in particular. Our outdoor music licence is until 11pm with a silent disco enabling
dancing to finish later.
We would like to invite you visit Trereife both to get a feel for the venue and to begin planning your special day.
Licenced Wedding Venue
When it comes to a wedding venue, it doesn’t get more romantic than a backdrop of rolling hills, stunning gardens and a beautiful historic House. Not only that, but a link with the romantic poets, thanks to the original owners hosting Coleridge, one of the most pre-eminent poets of the era.
As we hold a wedding licence, you have the ultimate convenience of being able to both get married and celebrate here with your family and friends.
Options include weddings ceremonies in our beautiful Georgian manor house, or for larger groups, a Marquee in our lovely gardens.
Facilities and Services
We work with some of the highest quality suppliers in the area to create unforgettable weddings. These include outstanding caterers, photographers and florists.
Visit our team to take a tour of the venue and grounds and discuss how we can create the most magical, memorable day possible for you and your guests.
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An Indoor Civil Ceremony (£250 to £750 for 2 to 60 people)
Trereife is licensed for civil ceremonies in the Queen Anne drawing room at the front of the main house and from 2018 a gazebo in the gardens. Up to 60 guests can be accommodated as well as smaller numbers where we would be pleased to be your witnesses. If you would like to have your ceremony at Trereife, and a reception elsewhere, this is fully possible.
Venue hire ranges from £250 for an elopement (bride and groom only) to £750 in the drawing room and £850 outdoors. Ceremonies held in addition to a reception cost £500 and £600 for in and out of doors respectively. The additional charge for outdoor ceremonies covers the cost of the dual location set-up required by the registrars and in case of bad weather.
This gives you full access to the house and gardens and a stunning, romantic and private setting for photography. Included in the price is daytime use of the large and elegant bridal suite and ground floor loos in the courtyard building and the choice of two styles of chair. In addition, two members of staff will be on hand to liaise with the registrars, as is required, and for one hour before and after the ceremony.
Optional extras include first refusal on bed and breakfast accommodation, hire of trestle tables and linen, glassware, cutlery and crockery, and use of a catering kitchen for storage and refrigeration and as a base for canapé and drinks service.
An Outdoor Reception (3-day exclusive venue hire, £3000 to £4000)
The former tennis lawn and the gravelled area adjacent to the house are suitable for marquee siting with space for up to 250 and 100 guests respectively. both areas have dedicated power supplies, vehicle access and flat ground. Our outdoor music license is until 11pm with a silent disco enabling dancing to finish later.
Venue hire is typically for a 3-day period. Trereife House and Gardens are exclusively yours for 72 hours and accommodation for up to 14 close friends and family for 3 nights is included. Shorter stays and the exclusion of accommodation are at the family’s discretion.
Between May and September 3-day exclusive use of the house and gardens costs £4000 over a weekend and £3500 mid-week. Between October and April this cost is reduced by £500 to £3500 weekend and £3000 mid-week. We do not charge corkage and are licensed to run a bar.
Excluded from venue hire is the marquee itself and the associated furniture, fittings and decoration, catering and audio-visual equipment, and the necessary trailer-mounted loos.
Being a family home and primarily a provider of accommodation, Trereife does not offer wedding planning or on-the-day event coordination support Instead we work with a range of trusted providers and can recommend specialist wedding planners as well as marquee companies and caterers. We encourage the use of expert suppliers to ensure that your special day runs smoothly and to avoid unexpected costs or omissions.
Indoor Reception (2-day exclusive venue hire, £2500 to £3500)
Trereife House itself can be used throughout the year for intimate indoor receptions on an exclusive use basis. The drawing room can accommodate up to 25 guests for a seated wedding breakfast and a buffet for up to 35 is possible when used in conjunction with the adjacent dining room. Music is possible until 11.45pm so a little longer than outdoors.
As with marquee receptions venue hire is typically for a 2-day period. Trereife House and Gardens are exclusively yours for 48hours and accommodation for up to 14 close friends and family for 3 nights is included. Shorter stays and the exclusion of accommodation are at the family’s discretion.
Venue hire over a weekend costs £3500 between May and September and £3000 mid-week. Between October and April weekend hire costs £3000 and £2500 mid-week. We do not charge corkage and are licensed to run a bar.
Prices include use of the large and elegant bridal suite, the courtyard loos and cafe area for storage and refrigeration and full access to the grounds for photography and a drinks reception. We provide a choice of two styles of chairs and trestle and round tables. These will need to be set-up by your caterer should you wish to hold a ceremony before and to create space for dancing after your meal or we can do this as an extra.
Excluded from venue hire is the food and drink provision and service, the hire of linen, crockery and cutlery, flowers, photography and audio-visual equipment.
We were treated with respect and friendliness by the the owner, Timothy and his son, Peter.
I could not have asked for a better wedding venue for this very special day.”
Terms and Conditions
Here at Trereife we appreciate the demands of a wedding. To help you manage these we have some basic terms and conditions and a basic planning document. these avoid any difficulties or misunderstandings and will be shared in advance of booking. Key to these are our capacity and music licensing constraints, and payment of a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure a date.
We are happy to discuss things further and look forward to welcoming you to Trereife for a viewing.
Best wishes from the team at Trereife House and Gardens.