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Open Day | Magical Small Weddings in Cornwall

By 13 June 2023 No Comments

This weekend we had a wonderful time welcoming lots of lovely couples to Treseren for our Open Day. We enjoyed the chance to showcase the house and gardens, looking especially beautiful in the summer sun which came out for us all. It was a joy to have Sofie Michelle with us capturing beautiful photos throughout the day, which we hope you get a real flavour of throughout this blog. Each couple was met by Emma or Izzy who took them on a tour around each room and the gardens, talking all things small weddings. They welcomed the opportunity to answer lots of questions and paint a picture together with each couple of their dream wedding. Our 2024 weddings calendar is filling up fast and we were excited to look towards 2025 weddings at the Open Day. 

The Wedding Room

It was fantastic to see all the very special details which make a Treseren wedding come together thanks to a handful of our wonderful suppliers. The Wedding Room looked beautiful, elegantly dressed with florals by Emily at 3 Acre Blooms. The eye was drawn to an abundant flower display framing the glass doors. This was the first time we had seen Emily decorate the room in this way and we so look forward to seeing this in future Wedding Room ceremonies.

The dining table was fit for a wedding feast, laid up with our Juliet table scape which includes luxury napkins and table runners, vintage crystal glasses and hand dipped tapered candles. The look was completed by Kati at Scalet Paperie, who gracefully adorned the table with her hand calligraphed place settings. A three-tier feature made by Craftycakehole inspired ideas for eye-catching (and mouth-watering!) wedding cakes. Michele had hand crafted sugar flowers to decorate this delicate creation.

Small Weddings Throughout The Seasons

Emma and Izzy took couples through photographs of different Treseren weddings, envisioning the spaces throughout different seasons. Photos of candles lit and the fire roaring gave a flavour of our cosy autumnal weddings, in contrast to the al fresco set up on the Open Day. Katie at Brookside Flower Farm created a stunning floral moongate arch featuring delicate sweet peas, foxgloves and pampas grass, which framed a ceremony on the front lawn. Meanwhile garden games hinted at the fun to be had by all in the afternoon of our weddings at this time of year.

The Music

Jenna and Steve, the acoustic duo Scenic Route created a dreamy atmosphere on the top terrace and drifting through the gardens, which we all soaked up. Ollie, a talented pianist also joined us, impressing everyone and offering another lovely option for entertaining wedding guests in the afternoon or evening.

Canapés And Cocktails

Having looked around Treseren, we invited each couple to settle at tables throughout the gardens and have a browse through our drinks menu. In the bar, I crafted bespoke cocktails, serving these with delicious canapes created by Zoe. Guests enjoyed mojitos made with fresh mint from the garden, and Garden Sparkler mocktails, some choosing to add a taste of locally made Loveday gin. Tastes included tomato and basil bruschetta, and porcini mushroom arancini with black garlic aioli went down particularly well!

Treats To Take Home

Thanks to Flicksbox retro photobooth, everyone could take some fun polaroid photos home with them. Tilley, an upcycled gas lamp, has had an upgrade and like magic, prints appear from its cool vintage trunk in under 30 seconds. Guests can also download all of the photos from the booth so you can keep and share these after the wedding.

We said goodbye to every couple with a lovely giftbag, filled with local goodies including Bloom Remedies Serenity balm. Handmade in Cornwall, their luxurious soaps and lotions scent all of our bathrooms at Treseren. We popped in a local favourite, Tarquins gin, as well as Seedball wildflowers, which guests often take to scatter in a special place after our weddings. Family run and Padstow-based Buttermilk gifted some of their delicious vegan chocolate bars. Apple and raspberry jam made by Emma’s dad (part of a delicious Treseren breakfast), could also be tucked into at home. Each couple also went away with copies of Wed Magazine for all their wedding planning inspiration.

Our Next Open Day

Sofie Michelle Photography beautifully captured the details which made for such a special day, and we have loved looking through these moments. Her handmade boxes and dried rose petals make such a lovely keepsake to hold picture memories from your day. To see more of how Sofie captures the magic at Treseren weddings, visit this Abi and Harry’s gallery.

Thank you to everyone who came to see us in Cornwall and for making our Open Day a lovely one. For anyone who could not make it this weekend, we are already planning another Open Day in September, with a more autumnal vibe, and we would love to welcome you to look around Treseren to discover the magic of a small wedding. If you want to get into the planning now, you are welcome to request our wedding brochure.


Photo credits to Sofie Michelle Photography.



Nellie is the Sustainability and Events Coordinator at Treseren. She loves chatting to lots of lovely guests and taking in the atmosphere at our beautiful weddings, inspiring ideas for content afterwards. Previously a chalet host, she enjoys cooking up breakfasts and watching the chefs' creations on the wedding day. She loves exploring Cornwall and, if not in the kitchen or cocktail bar, she can probably be found in the sea!

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