Civil Wedding, Partnership and Baby Naming Enquiries

Our Service to You

Planning for your special day?  Then why not say ‘I do’ at The Castle Bude?  Cornwall’s seaside ‘castle’ is a charming, historic building once the home of Cornish inventor, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney.

Our friendly, professional staff will work closely with you to make your wedding as individual as you.  We always welcome the opportunity to show you around and provide you with more information, without obligation.

There are two rooms licensed for civil ceremonies; the light and airy Willoughby Gallery is an elegant setting, seating 60 while the more intimate The Blanchminster Room seats 24.

When you book your civil ceremony with us, included in the venue hire is:

  • White chair covers and either ivory, silver or claret organza ribbons
  • Large over mantle silver framed mirror and a selection of large beeswax candles to enhance the slate fireplace floor
  • Four beautiful silk flower arrangements in cream and white with brushed steel flower stands
  • Use of a CD player with built-in speakers.

It’s true that “memories are made of this” so The Castle, with a sweeping lawn at the front and golden sand and Atlantic breakers behind, is without doubt a lovely and magical setting.

Remember at The Castle Bude we’ll help you enjoy the wedding of your dreams.

Willoughby Gallery

Seating capacity:
Fire regulations permit 60 seated or 100 standing. See Terms and Conditions

Contact details
Nicky Vanderstelt –

Blanchminster Room

Seating capacity:
Fire regulations permit 24 seated or 36 standing. See Terms and Conditions
Picture Gallery


“Patricia and team were simply wonderful …. They worked so hard to make sure our day was perfect – thank you!”  – Vicky and Chris

“Thank you for making our day amazing we cannot fault it.”
 Rebecca and Ian

“Just wanted to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone for all your kind wishes and for making our day so special.”
Angie and Mike

“Just wanted to thank you and everyone at the Castle for looking after us so well and making our wedding so brilliant.  Everybody loved it and keeps saying so.”
Lu & Lloyd

“Our day was made special to us and our family and friends.  A fantastic place, a wonderful setting, thanks to all who work at The Castle.”
Sue & Rob