£27,039.36 FUNDED

Trevella Garden Weddings

Hurst - Trevella Garden Weddings

To enable the creation of an outdoor wedding venue, including a civil wedding pavillion, flexible marquees (tipis) and on site parking

A beautiful listed Georgian manor house.

Trevella Manor is a beautiful listed Georgian manor house set in 14 acres of rolling countryside on the outskirts of the cathedral city of Truro. A picturesque pavilion and giant tipi tents, on expansive green lawns adjoining the beautiful gardens, provide a perfect venue for weddings and special celebrations.

Anne-Marie Hurst, the owner of the house, has lived in the manor for 15 years. In the Doomsday records of 1087 AD, Trevella is shown as a smallholding, and there has been a house on the site ever since, with the Georgian extension added in 1790.

Tucked away down a lane but with easy access to Truro, the A30 and Newquay airport, the manor is ideally located for guests travelling from outside Cornwall.

As with most country houses, a lot of maintenance is required, and Anne-Marie realised the manor and grounds were a perfect place to host weddings and celebrations that could provide revenue for the manor and create employment in the local community.

A potential £500k to the local economy
With help from LEADER funding through the Coast to Coast Local Action Group, Anne-Marie was able to build a pavilion in the grounds and purchase two giant tipis: huge tents with conical towers that are erected on the lawn during the summer months, and that can provide seating for up to 120 guests.

Weddings bring a huge amount of money into Cornwall, providing revenue for all the ancillary services such as florists, photographers, caterers, B&B accommodation etc.“Even the small number of weddings we can host here could bring in as much as half-a-million pounds to the local economy,” Anne-Marie says. She has already been hosting events and parties and plans to apply for a licence so weddings can be conducted on site.

The tipis provide a cosy ambience if the weather is wet and, on sunny days, guests can spill out onto the lawns. Brides and grooms can choose a formal sit-down dinner, a hog roast, a pizza oven… the possibilities are endless.

The venue provides flexibility and Anne-Marie works with clients to provide a truly bespoke experience.

“Holding your wedding at Trevella means that you can be creative and design exactly the sort of wedding you have dreamed of,” Anne-Marie says.

Thanks to the LEADER grant, Anne-Marie’s vision can now become a reality. We think any bride and groom would be fortunate to get married and celebrate their special day in such a beautiful location.

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