What is the golden hour and why is it so special for your wedding day at Tredudwell?

wedding couple in sunset country house wedding venue Cornwall

The Enchanting Golden Hour: A Magical Time for your Wedding at Tredudwell Manor

As the sun begins its slow descent over Cornwall’s stunning coastline next to our Cornwall wedding venue Tredudwell Manor, a magical transformation takes place. The world is bathed in a warm, golden glow, and nature puts on its most breathtaking display. This bewitching time, known as the golden hour, offers a truly captivating setting for your Cornish wedding.

Here at Tredudwell, we are so lucky to be able to offer so many special places for our couples to immerse themselves in this truly magical light for their Cornish wedding: by our ceremony temples, in our formal gardens, wild meadows, woodland, coastline and of course the warm colour of the Cornish stones of our authentic Manor house.

What is the golden hour?

It’s that magical time of day around sunset when there is a special glow in the sky. We love to help you make the most of this time by inviting you to explore the ethereal beauty of the golden hour light and how to get the best photos for your wedding day at our Cornwall wedding venue, Tredudwell. Enjoy Marc & Amy’s teaser video showing Tredudwell at golden hour time so well!

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1. Have your wedding photos captured on the Cornish coastline

As daylight transitions into dusk, the golden hour paints the sky with hues of amber, rose, and soft pinks, casting a spell of romance and serenity. The coastal landscapes of Tredudwell Manor, with their soft green cliffs, serve as the perfect canvas for this natural masterpiece. 10 min walk from Tredudwell Manor is the fabulous heritage coastline, there will be found the most beautiful and unspoiled landscapes, it feels like the best kept secret only revealed to you on this golden hour. One treasure photo to keep forever. Imagine holding hands casting its warm glow upon you, creating a backdrop of unparalleled beauty.

Sunset golden hour Indian wedding in Cornwall
Paul Keppel Photography

2. Explore the Tredudwell grounds

For couples seeking timeless and awe-inspiring wedding photos, the golden hour is a photographer’s dream come true. The soft, diffused light creates a warm and flattering glow, enhancing the natural beauty of the couple and the surroundings. The ethereal atmosphere lends itself to capturing those cherished moments in a way that exudes romance and enchantment. From intimate portraits in our garden temples to playful silhouettes against the setting sun in our beautiful wooded garden, every frame tells a story of love and togetherness.

Bride's veil in golden hour Cornwall wedding venue
Photo Bailey
wedding couple kissing sunset country house wedding venue cornwall
The Springles

3. Enjoy our elegant garden temples

Capture memories that will stand the test of time with the golden hour’s radiant light. Our Cornwall country manor, adorned with authentic soft pink Cornish stone and surrounded by verdant landscapes, provides an elegant canvas for your wedding photography. As the sun bathes the manor’s façade in a golden embrace, each photograph becomes a work of art, exuding an aura of timeless beauty. You will find the ultimate romantic pause in our garden temples and enjoy being enveloped by love and the soft golden light.

Couples by garden temple outdoor wedding venue cornwall
Joey Lamb photography

4. Celebrate on the beautiful patio outside our barn

The perfect elevated position of our pavilion will allow you and your guests to admire just how stunning the rolling country side golden fields and the sea on the horizon are, especially in the golden hour. The manor house superbly restored with authentic Cornish stone will simply give you the most beautiful backdrop. Picture your guests mingling amidst the enchanting glow, clinking glasses and sharing laughter, as the ambiance creates an unforgettable experience that will be cherished for years to come. The golden hour’s soft, diffused light casts a warm and inviting glow, creating an atmosphere of intimacy and romance, the golden hour light sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration, whether it is to welcome your evening guests or to cut the cake or to raise a glass to the happy couple.

couples raising a glass golden hour barn wedding venue cornwall
Nick Walker
First dance golden hour barn cornwall wedding venue
Dan Ward

5. Immerse yourselves in the beautiful meadows surrounding Tredudwell Manor

Goodness, what a day so far! Magical all round and it is not yet over, please feel free to run wild in our meadows next to our barn venue, the gentle breeze rustling through the trees but also the long grass in our meadows while birds serenade the setting sun. Enjoy some fun running through the fields and say hello to the friendly cows! Embrace the tranquility and beauty that nature bestows upon our estate as the sun’s rays hit the warmth, enveloped in a warm and inviting ambiance. Whether you choose an outdoor ceremony or an indoor reception, the golden hour light sets the stage for an unforgettable experience. Imagine the soft glow of the sun as you celebrate your love surrounded by friends and family.

Sunset wedding couple in cornwall wedding venue fields with cows
Grant Lampard
Wedding couple in sunset wedding venue Cornwall
Grant Lampard
Wedding couple walking hand in hand in Cornwall field sunset
Dan Ward

So there we have it. What is the golden hour and why is it so special for your wedding at our Cornwall wedding venue Tredudwell – answered! For those seeking a Cornish wedding experience that is truly unforgettable, Cornwall’s golden hour light provides an enchanting setting that is sure to leave an indelible mark on your hearts. From the ethereal glow to the radiant photography, the coastal elegance to the creation of magical memories, the golden hour offers a time when dreams come alive. Let your love story unfold against the backdrop of Tredudwell Manor beauty.

To check our latest availability, please get in touch. 

Valerie & all at your favourite Cornwall wedding venue Tredudwell Manor x

Amazing shots from super talented photographers:

Dan Ward 

Paul Keppel

Nick Walker 

Grant Lampard

The Springles

Joey Lamb 

Nick Bailey


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