Greenbank – Ideas for a Summer Wedding

Summer is a stunning time to get married at the Greenbank. The boats bobbing on the water, the sunlight gleaming through the windows, not a cloud in the sky… we love Summer weddings. Here are some of our ideas on how to make your Summer wedding, ultra special when tying the knot at the Greenbank.

Boat Trip – why not enjoy a boat trip with your guests? After the ceremony, you can be collected from our pontoons and whisked away in style. Enjoy a glass of champagne on board and a scenic trip across the sea before returning for an elegant wedding breakfast.

Get married on the Quarterdeck overlooking the water – for something a little different, why not get married on the Quarterdeck overlooking the water? Alternatively why not get married in our garden or even on our private beach? We work closely with Cornish Celebrants meaning that as long as you sign at the registry office first, you can get married anywhere you choose, making your wedding personal and perfect for you both!

Nautical details – how about naming the tables after your favourite beaches? Messages in bottles as favours or even Breton style bridesmaids dresses? You couldn’t be any closer to the water at the Greenbank and anything goes! Pops of colour, bunting, lemonade served in jam jars to refresh your guests, even flip flops on all of the chairs, we love Summer as much as you do!

Cocktail Hour – Perhaps enjoy a cocktail hour? We can arrange for time between your reception and your evening party where our cocktail team will shake and stir all of your guests a Mojito, a Martini or perhaps a Manhattan? Everyone loves a fruity cocktail on the terrace as day turns to evening.

Swap canapés for ice cream cones – why not swap the traditional canapés between the ceremony and the reception for ice cream? We can provide ice cream cones for the guests with a scoop of pure Cornish goodness to enhance that Summer feeling!

Theme your menu – speak to our wedding planner about making a menu to reflect your Summer lovin’. From a beach BBQ or a paella dish to a Banana Split dessert, our chefs can tailor-make menus to suit your big day details.

Be sent off with sparklers – as a final surprise, why not finish the day with a sparkling send off? Line all your guests up along the hotel pier and create a tunnel of sparklers for you to run through before making your stylish exit (even if your exit is up the hotel staircase to our decadent bridal suite), we can think of nothing more memorable!

Are you planning a Summer wedding? Come and meet our wedding planner Jane and share some of your big day ideas with us. We love to hear what our brides have planned!