The Waterwheel Inn


The Waterwheel Inn



The Waterwheel Wedding Venue is set in one and a half acres of woodland valley in a stunning location along the White River of St Austell. Built in the 1700s, it is steeped in Cornish industrial history being involved in tin smelting and clay drying....Mark and Francesca, took ownership of the inn in 2011, and have spent the years since, pouring their love into creating a very special home and wedding venue. The cozy bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the restaurant combines the old granite walls, inglenook fire with a modern twist. The stunning gardens are filled with sub-tropical plants, ponds and waterfalls with the gazebo providing the perfect wedding arbour. There is even a Holy Well, a 15th century baptistery, waterfall and Druid’s chair at the bottom of the garden.

he Waterwheel is exclusively yours from the moment you check in so that you can get ready surrounded by your family and friends. As a fully licensed wedding venue, couples can exchange vows either under the beautiful gazebo in the garden for up to 60 guests, in the conservatory (24) or in our elegant restaurant (40). The wedding breakfast and evening buffet can be served in the garden under decorative gazebos in warm weather, in the conservatory for smaller weddings or in the elegant restaurant. Guests will be reassured of a comfortable rest in one of our fourteen en-suite rooms with luxury bedding and comfortable beds. There is no shortage of stunning backdrops for your photographs so you can cherish the memories of your special day for years to come.

The Waterwheel Inn prides itself on providing delicious homemade food using good quality, local ingredients where possible. Our chefs have designed menu options for both the wedding breakfast and evening buffet but are happy to provide a more bespoke menu. All our menus include a welcome drink, carefully selected red, white and rose wines and a sparkling wine toast. Guests can enjoy the use of our fully stocked bar throughout the day.

Guests will spend the night in one of the inn’s fourteen beautifully decorated bedrooms. All the rooms come with en-suite shower rooms, wall mounted free view televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, and luxuriously comfortable feather bedding. After a wonderful evening celebrating the happy couple, the guests will sit down to a wholesome breakfast where they can choose from a variety of hot options including our huge full English breakfast, and also cereals, yogurts and homemade granola and marmalades.

The Waterwheel Inn provides everything you need for the perfect wedding day. High quality tableware and equipment is used including garden gazebos for a beautiful summer wedding, tables for indoors and outdoors, chair covers, tablecloths, cutlery and more. We can even arrange photography and flowers for the day upon request.
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Venue Details

  • Venue Type:
  • Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Countryside Location
  • Historic
  • Outdoor Licence
  • Woodland
  • Capacity:
  • Intimate (2-20)
  • Nearest & Dearest (20 - 40)
  • Simple Surety (40 - 60)
  • Accommodation
  • For Wedding Couple
  • For 1 - 10 guests (dependent on availability)
  • For 10 - 20 guests (dependent on availability)
  • For 20 - 50 guests (dependent on availability)
  • Nearby usually available
  • Dining
  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • Buffet meal facilities
  • In house catering
  • Allows private catering
  • Alcohol licence
  • Corkage option

Additional Info

  • Evening Reception Facilities
  • Dance Floor
  • Entertainment Licence
  • Live Band Facilities
  • DJ Facilities
  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Master of Ceremonies / Toastmaster
  • Confetti permitted
  • Disabled facilities
  • Car parking
  • Pets welcome