At Tredudwell Manor, we believe that every part of your Cornwall wedding is a unique celebration that reflects your style, personality and taste. So, today we wanted to talk about planning your Cornwall wedding reception and specifically planning your wedding drinks. One crucial aspect of any wedding reception is the selection of drinks, particularly wines and reception drinks.
You see, rather uniquely, here at Tredudwell Manor, we don’t charge any corkage fees, so as well as offering an extensive range of beverages and expertly crafted cocktails, we’re here to make your Cornwall wedding reception an unforgettable experience.
What does no corkage fee mean for wedding drinks?
Our no corkage fee per guest offer means you can truly personalize your Cornwall wedding reception by bringing in your preferred bottles of wine. Whether it’s a special vintage that holds sentimental value or a selection of wines that perfectly complements your menu, our venue embraces your choices and ensures a seamless experience. This freedom allows you to create a drinks menu that is tailored specifically to your tastes, making your celebration even more personal and meaningful.
How do you choose your wedding drinks?
If you are unsure about your choices, fear not! Josh, our esteemed wine supplier Cornish Wine, to ask him some questions about wedding drinks receptions. Let’s dive into our friendly Q&A session!
Josh, how do you assist couples in choosing the right wines for their Cornwall wedding reception?
“We are a trade specialist wine merchant, so assisting our customers with pairing the perfect wines with food menus is what we do every day! We use our experience of both the wine industry and the hospitality industry to make sure every palate and budget is happy. There’s always matches to be made when it comes to wine for a wedding, whether it’s the style of food, a particular country or region that is close to heart, or mother of the bride’s penchant for Chardonnay! We try and ask the right questions, in order to make wine suggestions to couples and of course encourage tasting before any decisions are made!”
And can you give some popular wine pairing with Cornish lamb? Local Cornish fish? Or vegetarian based dishes?
“Lamb is very wine-friendly and is a great match for reds. Roast lamb, in particular, is ideal with Smooth and Powerful style reds such as a classic Bordeaux or a Portuguese red from the Douro. They say what grows together, goes together! So for us, there’s no better pairing for Cornish fish than deliciously crisp Cornish white wine. Polgoon Estate near Penzance, make the UK’s first Sauvignon Blanc which gives crunchy fresh, green apple and tropical fruits with a distinctly Cornish minerality provided by the granite-based soil.
Vegetables, and vegetarian foods in general, are very versatile with wine. Generally, Crisp and Rich style whites or Fruity and Smooth style reds will pair well with vegetable based dishes. Why not try either a young Austrian Grüner Veltliner or a smooth Chilean Carmenère?”
Can you accommodate specific requests or preferences from couples?
“Absolutely, the more preferences the merrier! We pride ourselves on taking the workload and stress away from the couples, and offering a complete wedding wine service from recommending; to tasting, delivering and finally toasting!
And of course, a wedding reception wouldn’t be complete without a heart-warming toast. Whether you prefer champagne, sparkling wine, or a customized cocktail toast, we’ll help you select the perfect option to create lasting memories.”
Thanks so much Josh! You can find out more about him here.
What kind of wedding drinks are available at Tredudwell?
While our no corkage fee offer gives you the flexibility to bring in your favourite wines, our fully stocked and staffed bar is ready to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. Our wedding drinks selection is thoughtfully curated to provide a diverse range of options, including a wide selection of spirits, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. Our super friendly bar team has been part of Tredudwell team since 2016 providing seamless service, ensuring that you and your guests are taken care of with utmost professionalism and smiles and a relaxed atmosphere all round! We also make sure that our prices are competitive to help everyone relax and enjoy the celebrations.
Can we plan for cocktails at our Cornwall wedding?
To add a touch of flair to your Cornwall wedding reception, we are proud to offer a selection of incredible cocktails professionally designed by our talented mixologist, Mark. These signature creations are meticulously crafted using premium spirits, fresh ingredients, and innovative techniques, resulting in drinks that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. Let our mixologist take your guests on a journey of flavours, from classic favourites to bespoke creations tailored to your wedding theme.
Let’s raise a Glass to Your Dream Wedding!
At our Cornwall wedding venue, Tredudwell Manor, we understand that every detail matters when it comes to creating an unforgettable wedding experience. With our exclusive drink offers, our no corkage fees per guest, a fully stocked and staffed bar, and an impressive range of cocktails crafted by talented mixologists we’re here to make your dream wedding a reality. Let us help you celebrate your love story with style, sophistication, and a toast that will be cherished for a lifetime. Cheers to your happily ever after!
Valerie & all at your favourite Cornwall wedding venue Tredudwell Manor x