Wedding Day Sample Timeline
A day in the Life
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed but we’re here to make sure your wedding day runs as smoothly as possible with our wedding day sample timeline. Scroll through using the left & right facing arrows.
07:00 - Wake up
In the Bridal Suite overlooking Whitsand Bay, enjoy a leisurely breakfast with your family and friends on the Roof Terrace in the early morning sunshine.
08:30 -Bridal Party
Hair and Make-Up, earmark a space for the bridal party in
Bedroom 2 which benefits from lovely natural light and a gigantic ornate mirror.
11:00 - Groomsmen
Enjoy some of the wonderful activities on offer at the Fort and in the surrounding area. A game of tennis on the Fort’s court, a swim in Polhawn Cove (your own beach!), surf, SUP or kayak or even nine holes at Whitsand Bay Golf Club.
12:00 - Photographer Arrives
Ready to capture those special moments as the Bridal Party gets ready. Groomsmen can get ready too and then head outside to the gardens for some pre-wedding casual photographs.
12:30 - Registrars will arrive
Interview the Groom first followed by the Bride.
13:00 - Guests arrive
Your ushers greet your guests and direct them to welcome drinks across the drawbridge on the Roof Terrace.
13:30 - Procession
The guests catch a glimpse of the Bride and the Brides Father making their way past the cannon, down the wild flower steps.
13:35 - Ceremony Starts
Guests will be invited to stand and the processional music will commence as the Bride makes her way across the clifftop lawn.
14:05 - Ceremony Finishes
On the Lawn, enjoy the Garden Games provided or create your own entertainment – it’s up to you!.
14:15 - Drinks Reception and Canapés
Your photographer will capture all the joyful moments as your guests congratulate you.
16:45 - Grand entrance
Invite guests into the Grand Napoleonic Hall to take their seats for your Wedding Breakfast.
17:00 - Welcome speeches
All guests welcome the Newly Married Couple into the Grand Hall. Cake cutting and Welcome Speeches prior to enjoying a wonderful meal.
18:45 - Wedding breakfast finishes
Guests settle in for the evening entertainment
17:00 - Evening guests
Will arrive down the spiral staircase and are greeted by the Newly Weds.
19:30 - Evening entertainment
Starts with the First Dance making use of our sound and light system or arrange a band or DJ.
21:30 - Evening buffets
Guests enjoy a locally made Cornish Pasty or Fish and Chips.
00:15 - Last orders
For any pay bar – if you are providing a free bar there are no time restrictions on serving alcohol to residents and guests.
00:30 - carriages
Wish your guests a safe journey home.
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