South West Wedding Awards Finalist

Tuesday 23rd January, 2018|Category: News
Attendees at the South West Wedding Awards 2018

Another month, another awards ceremony for the Duke! This time, we’ve appeared as finalists in the South West’s most prestigious wedding awards. The Duke was on the shortlist along with four other establishments from across the region for the title of best town-based wedding venue at the 2018 South West Wedding Awards.

We offer our congratulations to the lovely Tregenna Castle Hotel in St Ives, which took the top prize in the category. Of course, it’s an award we would love to have claimed for ourselves. But we’re honoured to be counted among the cream of the region’s wedding venues. This is a highly competitive category which covers locations stretching from the western reaches of Cornwall to as far east as Dorset and Gloucester. So reaching the finals is a proud achievement.

We’re thankful to the South West Wedding Awards for making us welcome and putting on a great show. The glitzy ceremony took place at the Crowne Plaza hotel here in Plymouth and it was lovely to see the spotlight shining on professionals who are dedicated to making other people’s celebrations special. The awards recognise excellence across a wide spectrum of wedding-related services, including cake design, floristry, photography, entertainment and many more besides. It was a pleasure to see lots of familiar faces, including the wonderful Meg from Mimosa, who won the title of New Wedding Business of the Year. Plus, the lovely ladies from Anon Design were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Wedding Stationery category (both pictured below). If you would like to read our Supplier Love blog post for Mimosa Photography, click here and to read see why we love Anon Design, click here.

Certificate giving
Anon Design receive their wedding venue award

Weddings Coordinator at the Duke of Cornwall Toni Sharpe was delighted that the Duke has been recognised as one of the region’s top choices for couples getting married. She said:

Here at the Duke, we’re very proud of our status as a premier wedding venue. This unique hotel, such an iconic building in Plymouth, makes the perfect choice for couples sharing their special day. Whether it’s a civil ceremony held here at our approved licensed venue, or a reception and evening party following a service elsewhere, the Duke makes a fantastic choice.

With the hotel’s elegant style, a wide choice of beautifully decorated rooms and suites, superb packages and exceptional service, we believe the Duke deserves its reputation as one of the best wedding venues around. And we look forward to helping make dreams come true for the brides and grooms yet to experience its magic as we continue to work hard to be the best in the future. Here are a selection of images from our stylised wedding photo shoots, showing the endless possibilities with a wedding at the hotel.

Photo of a wedding couple from Mimosa Phography wedding shoot
Wedding couple and flowers in the Duke of Cornwall's ballroom
Wedding couple beside a dressed table and a wedding cake in the Duke's Hayward Room
Wedding couple beside a dressed table and a wedding cake in the Duke's Hayward Room
Bride and groom in Duke of Cornwall Hotel's wedding ceremony space
The Duke of Cornwall's ballroom decorated for a wedding breakfast