Bride and groom at a spring rustic, intimate wedding at The Cow Shed Cornwall. Ideal for a romantic elopement for 2 or 2 plus a few, small group weddings or intimate celebrations of up to 100 treasured guests.

ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS

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ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS

 

If you want a magical ceremony that celebrates your unique union without the stress of trying to please everybody else, an elopement may be the perfect way to have your (wedding) cake and eat it too!

Rustic, Relaxed, Intimate

At the Cow Shed we specialise in intimate rustic weddings that are heartfelt, relaxed, and deeply personal. Our delightfully different venue offers unique rustic elegance in the picturesque and tranquil Cornish countryside, just minutes from the sea. Ideal for any couple dreaming of an intimate elopement wedding held in a relaxed and less formal style.

Bride and groom at a spring rustic, intimate wedding at The Cow Shed Cornwall. Ideal for a romantic elopement for 2 or 2 plus a few, small group weddings or intimate celebrations of up to 100 treasured guests.

Maybe you find the idea of planning a big wedding too stressful and overwhelming. Perhaps all the fuss and fanfare of a traditional wedding and reception isn’t your style. Maybe you want to avoid the pressure or diversion of juggling the wishes of a large guest list, not to mention the substantial expense. You might want greater freedom to choose when, where and how you get married. Or perhaps you’d prefer a deeply personal and private ceremony, shared just between two or with only a handful of your closest family and friends. If this sounds like you, a romantic elopement or surprise wedding may be the ideal way to say “I Do” while having everything you want, and none of what you don’t.

Whatever your reasons for choosing an elopement wedding, we can help you create an exquisite ceremony for two (or two plus a few) that has all the warmth, magic and charm you’ve ever dreamed of. We care deeply about helping you create the wedding of your dreams and ensuring it is one of the most joyous and memorable days of your life.

Personal, TranquiL, Stress Free

Spring Bride and Groom at The Cow Shed at Cornwall. Perfect for romantic elopement, small wedding or gathering or up to 100 guests.We take great pride in ensuring our weddings are as relaxed and intimate as possible for all our couples. While we apply the same approach to weddings for 2 or up to 100 people, our elopement weddings are designed to be especially tranquil, personal, and fuss free. You’ll experience our warm, relaxed and loving style in every aspect of the preparation and hosting of your wedding, which ensures you can relish every minute of your special day.

 

From the moment you and any guests arrive at The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse, you’re sure to notice life slow down and the pace skip a beat. We think you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll begin to unwind and in no time at all, feel completely calm and at home. All too often, organising a wedding can leave couples stressed and exhausted when they get home. But not at The Cow Shed! When you have your wedding here, you can expect to leave feeling totally refreshed and relaxed. Basking in the glow of the very reasons why you chose to get married in the first place as you revisit fond memories of your blissfully carefree day.

Perfect for a Romantic Elopement Wedding

Flowers, swing and confetti at a spring rustic, intimate wedding at The Cow Shed CornwallOur Rural Romance Elopement Package includes a two-night stay in our 18th century Farmhouse, a sumptuous breakfast each morning, and your choice of ceremony location in our exquisitely restored Cow Shed, Old Milking Parlour or Farmhouse.

 

We also offer a Rustic Elopement package, which is ideal for couples looking for a ceremony only option.

 

If you’re planning a special day for two plus a few, you have the option of inviting up to six of your most treasured family and friends to join you for a two-night stay in the Farmhouse. You might want to let them in on your plans or simply invite them to enjoy a romantic rural escape, only revealing your wonderful surprise at your ceremony. Part of the beauty of an elopement wedding is the freedom to create your special day in entirely your own way.

If an elopement or surprise wedding sounds ideal to you, please read on for more information about our elopement packages.

 

And if you’d like to find out more, simply Contact Us or click the button below to request our elopement brochure. We’d love to hear from you!

Spring Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed

Rural Romance Elopement Package

Enjoy a rural romantic retreat with our most popular elopement wedding package. With this all inclusive, exquisite ceremony and stay option, you can look forward to:

  • Enjoying a two-night stay for two in our romantic 18th Century Farmhouse.
  • Indulging in the complimentary champagne, wildflowers, cakes, fruit, chocolates, tea and coffee you’ll find waiting for you on arrival in your room.
  • Being spoilt for choice for your ideal ceremony location, with the option of having your wedding in our beautifully restored Cow Shed, Old Milking Parlour or Farmhouse.
  • Starting each day with your choice from our sumptuous Breakfast Menu. This includes a very special breakfast on your wedding day, complete with granola, bushels of berries and fruits, and sticky maple glazed bacon nestled next to freshly made creamy scrambled eggs with a Cornish seaweed garnish.
  • Celebrating after your ceremony with a complimentary glass of champagne.
  • Having the perfect backdrop for your wedding and photographs, with full access to our Cow Shed, Milking Parlour, Farmhouse and gorgeous tree lined grounds both during and after your ceremony. You’ll also have ready access to the spectacular Cornish countryside that surrounds us and the breathtaking beaches and cliffs of the Cornish Coast, which are only moments away.

And if you decide to have an intimate wedding for two, we would be honoured to witness your vows.

Rural Romance Elopement Pricing

2017

  • 01 Jan to 13 Apr – £995
  • 14 Apr to 30 Sep – £1,250
  • 01 Oct to 15 Dec – £995
  • 16 Dec to 31 Dec – £1,250

2018

  • 01 Jan to 13 Apr – £1,095
  • 14 Apr to 30 Sep – £1,350
  • 01 Oct to 15 Dec – £1,095
  • 16 Dec to 31 Dec – £1,350
Rustic wedding couple with rustic handmade sign that says Confetti Here, Champagne There, Love Everywhere. At The Cow Shed, Cornwall.

Weekend Weddings

Please add £100 to the above pricing for a weekend wedding on either a Saturday or Sunday.

Optional Extras

You can also choose for any or all of these optional extras to create a unique, bespoke wedding package, just for you. These special touches are designed to be affordably priced, provide exceptional value, and make your elopement wedding that little more luxurious, pampered and exquisite.

 

If you are interested in including any of these special options in your dream elopement package, simply Contact Us or request a copy of our Elopement Brochure for more details.

  • If you’re dreaming of an Elopement Wedding for two plus a few, you can have up to six of your most treasured family and friends join you for a two-night stay in our Farmhouse B&B.
  • You and your guests can enjoy a relaxed evening meal, lovingly prepared in the Freathy Farmhouse kitchen. Choose from a range of menus featuring local and organic produce, and served with a complimentary glass of fizz.
  • If you’d prefer to dine out, we highly recommend the Carew Arms. This local and contemporary hostelry serves acclaimed seasonal, local, field-to-fork food. We can also arrange a taxi to take you to and from the venue.
  • We can dress our venue in a bespoke rustic theme to provide the perfect backdrop for your ceremony and photos. Please refer to our Photo Gallery for examples from other weddings and inspiration for your special day.
  • Would you like to enjoy an intimate wedding breakfast after your ceremony? We can lovingly prepare your choice of menu in the Freathy Farmhouse kitchen, and serve your breakfast in the Cow Shed, Old Milking Parlour or Farmhouse.
  • For gorgeous flower arrangements, bouquets or buttonholes, we highly recommend our trusted local supplier Wild At Heart Country Flowers. They specialise in rustic, country style arrangements with an informal, vintage appeal.
  • Looking forward to celebrating with a shower of confetti? We allow environmentally friendly confetti and highly recommend our trusted supplier The Cornish Gardens Confetti Company, who specialise in real flower petal confetti.
  • Why not treat yourselves to a couples massage or spa treatment in your room on the day before your wedding? This can be the ideal way to relax, de-stress and unwind so you can truly absorb the magic of your special day.
  • If you want exquisite photos that capture all the love, joy and magic of your special day, we can recommend a number of exceptional photographers who regularly work with us. They can provide a set package ideal for an elopement wedding.
  • To help you look your stunning best, we can recommend talented local hair and makeup stylists who regularly work with us. They can help you prepare in your room for a relaxed, informal start to your special day.
  • If you (like us) feel that your special day would not be complete without your fur baby, we can accommodate up to 2 dogs or 2 cats per room by prior arrangement.
  • You and any guests can stay additional nights in our B&B. We offer special rates to wedding couples and guests, which makes it easier to extend your celebrations or enjoy your honeymoon in the same stunning Cornish location.
  • We have also lovingly restored a Barn in France, which is another stunning and romantic venue for a honeymoon. We offer a special package to wedding couples who wish to enjoy their honeymoon at the Barn.

If you can think of anything else that would make your special day complete, be sure to let us know. We are more than happy to assist with special requests wherever possible. We are also happy to receive deliveries from any suppliers and take care of the set up for your wedding, helping to keep your preparations as seamless and hassle free as can be.

 

If you are interested in including any of these special options in your dream wedding, please Contact Us or request our Elopement Wedding Brochure for more details.

Wedding Preparations at Freathy Farmhouse

Rustic Elopement Package

Spring rustic wedding bride and groom at The Cow Shed, Cornwall. Ideal for elopement weddings, small weddings and intimate gatherings of up to 100 guests.If you’re looking for a ceremony only venue, our Rustic Elopement option may be ideal for you. This package includes:

 

  • Your choice of ceremony location in our beautifully restored Cow Shed, Old Milking Parlour or Farmhouse.
  • A complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate your wedding.
  • Full access to our venue and gorgeous tree lined grounds for up to 4 hours, which provides you with the perfect backdrop for both your ceremony and photographs. You’ll have ample time to relax and take unhurried photos. You’ll also have ready access to the beautiful countryside that surrounds us and the spectacular beaches and cliffs of the Cornish Coast, which are only moments away.

And if you decide to have an intimate wedding for two, we would be honoured to witness your vows.

Rustic Elopement Pricing

2017

  • 01 Jan to 13 Apr – £720
  • 14 Apr to 30 Sep – £850
  • 01 Oct to 15 Dec – £720
  • 16 Dec to 31 Dec – £850

2018

  • 01 Jan to 13 Apr – £820
  • 14 Apr to 30 Sep – £950
  • 01 Oct to 15 Dec – £820
  • 16 Dec to 31 Dec – £950
Wedding couple with spring flowers and rustic swing at The Cow Shed, Cornwall. Perfect for a romantic elopement, small, intimate ceremony or rustic wedding with to 100 guests.

Weekend Weddings

Please add £100 to the above pricing for a weekend wedding on either a Saturday or Sunday.

Optional Extras

You can also customise your Rustic Elopement Package by including any of the optional extras available with our Rural Romance Package. This might include dressing the venue for your ceremony and photos, having gorgeous floral arrangements, enjoying an intimate wedding breakfast, or any other exquisite touches that would help to make your dream wedding complete.

 

If you are interested in adding any special options to your Rustic Wedding package, please Contact Us or request our Elopement Wedding Brochure for more details.

More Weddings At The Cow Shed

Civil or Celebrant Ceremony?

If you have an elopement wedding at the Cow Shed you have the option of either a civil or celebrant ceremony. There are some key differences, including an important legal distinction.

 

In England, a legally recognised civil marriage must be conducted by a registrar at an approved building licenced for civil ceremonies or a registry office. Our beautifully restored Cow Shed, Old Milking Parlour and Farmhouse are all licenced for civil ceremonies, so you can choose to have a civil wedding in any of these venues. If you would like a Cornwall registrar to conduct a civil ceremony at The Cow Shed, please contact the Cornwall Council Registrars directly to make arrangements.

 

Alternatively, you could choose to have a celebrant ceremony or humanistic wedding at The Cow Shed. These ceremonies are not legally recognised, so they don’t need to comply with the same requirements that apply to civil ceremonies. This can give you more freedom over the type of ceremony you have. If you prefer this approach, we highly recommend The Cornish Celebrants. They specialise in bespoke, personal ceremonies that can include your choice of poetry, songs, prose, rituals such as handfasting, unity candles, or any other rites from other traditions. As a celebrant ceremony is not legally recognised, if you prefer this type of wedding we recommend having a civil ceremony at the Cornwall Registration Office or any registration office of your choice in the days or weeks before your special day. Then, with the legal formalities already in place, you can celebrate your wedding at The Cow Shed with any style of ceremony you choose.

 

Please note that any registrar or celebrant fees are additional, and payable directly to your chosen registrar or celebrant.

Feedback About The Cow Shed

Want to hear what couples and guests have to say about their Weddings at The Cow Shed? Here’s a small sample of the feedback you’ll find on our Testimonials page:

Jim and Tash Summer Rustic Wedding July 2016, Ceremony in the Cow Shed

Jim & Tash – “To say we were pleased with our wedding at the Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse is an understatement. Sarah & Jeremy have made what was already a fantastic location into a stunning venue that blew away our guests…>>

 

Steven – “The longer you stay here, the more you don’t want to leave. We had our wedding here recently and it will never cease to amaze us just how much dedication, and hard work has gone into making this place feel as peaceful and look as beautiful as it does…>>

 

Sarah – “I recently visited for the first time to attend a family wedding. Beautiful setting… We could go anywhere and the owners were so lovely too. I had a great time. I’m sure other wedding couples who choose here will too…>>

We’d Love To Hear From You

Here at The Cow Shed we want you to have the elopement wedding of your dreams and day you will remember for a lifetime.

 

If you love the sound of our unique venue and our relaxed, intimate and heartfelt approach, please get in touch. We’d love to find out more about you and share a little more about us to help you decide if The Cow Shed truly is the ideal venue for your elopement wedding.

We’d also love to welcome you for a complimentary viewing to see our beautifully restored Cow Shed, Milking Parlour and Farmhouse for yourself. Please contact us in advance to arrange a relaxed viewing over a cup of tea and one of our celebrated cakes, because as Julia Child once famously said…

 

“A Party Without A Cake is Just A Meeting”

 

If you can’t attend a viewing in person you can still have a virtual tour online. This means you don’t have to miss out on finding out more about The Cow Shed, even if you’re a long way from us or short on time. Although this option does mean missing out on one of our homemade cakes, so you’ll just have to take our word for it that they’re delicious!

Want to See More Rustic Wedding Photos from The Cow Shed?

We’d be delighted to share more of our favourite wedding photos with you. To see more images, please select any gallery below.

 

We hope these photos provide a sense of the rustic charm of our unique and exquisite venue, the breathtaking Cornish scenery that surrounds us, and the relaxed, intimate, joyful and deeply heartfelt experience of a wedding at the Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse.