There’s no doubt about it, smaller weddings are definitely on the up! The 2017 ‘Wedding Trend Report’ by Cocoweddingvenues.co.uk suggests that the growing pressure and stress of organising a big event, not to mention the financial burden, has resulted in many couples opting for an ‘elopement wedding’ . They expect the trend to continue into 2018 and beyond. A concurrent trend reported by The Mail to move away from ‘generic hotel-package’ weddings has become a boon for private estates and unique venues.
Certainly at Trereife, while the enquiries have been increasing in general, we’ve noticed a definite growth in enquiries from couples asking to use our beautifully proportioned drawing room for a smaller wedding. We’ve even hosted weddings with just the couple and us as witnesses! We can however accommodate up to 40 for a seated meal after the ceremony, and more for a more informal buffet. Our romantic cobbled courtyard has even been used to create an informal ‘street party’ themed wedding to great effect.
One our main advantages is our location in Cornwall, just outside Penzance, a town which was picked in the ’52 places to go in 2017′ by The New York Times . Another benefit of a wedding at Trereife is our ability to deliver a ‘country and coast’ wedding. The distant views over Mounts Bay from our formal gardens is quite unusual for a manor house wedding in Cornwall.
If you’d like to get in touch about any wedding or event at Trereife please get in touch on 01736 362750 or email email@example.com
Garden Visits and House Guided Tours
One of the highlights of a trip to Penzance for anyone with a keen interest in history is a guided tour with the owner of Trereife, Tim Le Grice. Whether you’re staying in our bed and breakfast for a few days or dropping in for one of our regular garden and house open days, Trereife is a significant historical and cultural landmark, set in tranquil rolling hills just outside Newlyn, near Penzance. Easy to get to – just off the A30 to Land’s End – and close to other attractions such as St Michael’s Mount and Trewidden Gardens, you can easily put Trereife into your planned trip to West Cornwall.
Planning Your Visit
Trereife is open in 2017 on the following days (May-September)
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
House tours are at 2pm (the house can only be viewed on a guided tour basis). Tours last approximately 1 hour, with another 1 hour for tea, coffee and homemade cake and biscuits. The garden is operated on an honesty box basis with a suggested donation of £3. House tours including refreshments are £10.
Group Visits To Trereife
We welcome coach tours and other groups to Trereife and offer reduced rates for more than 10 people. You can also book tours to suit your schedule, outside of our normal open days.
Some of the perks of group booking Trereife
- Groups of up to 30 people can attend Trereife and we can tailor tours to your specific interest – whether you’re a family history buff or a war history expert.
- We offer reduced rates for groups of more than 10 – £8.50 for tours and refreshments
- Ample coach parking and easy access off A30
So do get in touch if you’re a group looking to visit or if you simply need to tell us of any special requirements! You can call the office on 01736 362750 or mobile 07435789423. It’s sometimes easier to email and we’ll make sure we get back to you swiftly – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wednesday June 14th 8:30am -10:30 am
Come and Join us for the start of day 3 of Jaguar XK classic car club’s coastal lap of Great Britain. See these beautiful vehicles set off from Trereife. This is an 18-day relay to raise money for tackle Prostate Cancer. Day 3 starts at Trereife & ends in Bridgewater. Breakfast is available if pre-booked.
The Cornwall Design Fair is one of The Duchy’s largest design fairs, attracting designers, exhibitors and artists from all over Cornwall.
The inaugural design fair took place in 2006 at Godolphin House, when Hidden Art Cornwall selected 65 renowned designer-makers to showcase their creations. The seeds were sown, and a few years later, in 2008, more than 80 exhibitors were in attendance.
In 2009, the first ‘proper’ Cornwall Design Fair filled the gardens and courtyards at Trereife Park with the event expanding on a much larger scale. Soon, more than 3,500 visitors were enjoying the sights and atmosphere of what was becoming one of the most-anticipated events in Cornwall art calendar.
With the increasing popularity of the fair, more exhibition space was added. A curated design showcased the work of seven designers in the rooms of Trereife House, alongside a mixed exhibition of local artists in the main gallery. The Courtyard Café held a photographic exhibition. In 2011, entertainment was provided for children as well as music, workshops and demonstrations. A number of specialist food outlets were invited to compliment the menu of the Courtyard Café.
For the latest information about the event, please visit our dedicated page www.cornwalldesignfair.co.uk