Polhawn Fort wedding Photography – Clare and Paul’s summer wedding by the sea

I’ve wanted to shoot at Polhawn Fort as a wedding photographer for a long time, it’s a venue overlooking the Cornish sea that just suits my style of photography perfectly, so when Clare and Paul asked me to shoot their Cornish wedding, I just had to say yes!

Polhawn Fort is just the most incredible place, well hidden on the Rame Peninsula near Plymouth –  you approach across the old drawbridge, then make your way down the solid granite spiral stairs and into the main hall, with cannon mounts ready to defend through the small embrasures (as the windows are called). You get a real sense of history going right back to 1867. Thick walls of Cornish granite from an imposing building overlooking Whitsand Bay, with crystal clear and enticing waters below, and views to Looe and Fowey in the distance. Polhawn Fort was built to fend off a possible invasion by Napoleon, which fortunately never happened, but the fort still stands proud, and now makes the perfect wedding venue, with it’s own private beach.

An inspiring historic fort overlooking the Cornish sea

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Polhawn Fort

An incredible fort built by the sea at the time of Napoleon


The perfect relaxed wedding venue

Polhawn Fort is available as a weekend hire, with free reign to have your wedding day your way, as family and friends stay for the weekend, and morning swims in the sea are de rigueur, indeed it would be rude not to! This is somewhere you can really come to get away from it all, and have your own slice of Cornish paradise.
Clare and Paul were blessed with the perfect weather, surrounded by close family and friends, a day filled with fun and laughter, and the most incredible sunset down on the beach, followed by a riotous party, lead by the super Indigo Heights band. Here are a few of my favourite moments as Clare and Paul’s wedding photographer at Polhawn Fort.


A selection of my favourite images from Clare and Paul’s gorgeous Polhawn Fort wedding on a balmy June day.

“Robin captured every element of our story absolutely perfectly”

– clare and paul

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