Our Wedding Partners

At the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, we appreciate the skills, passion and dedication that go into making a wedding day special. While we provide the perfect venue and expert service during your big day, there are a multitude of other elements that contribute making your big day just right. For these extra wedding services, we’re proud to recommend our own select list of local suppliers. Each of these is an expert in their particular domain, offering outstanding quality to complement your wedding at the Duke.

WEDDING PUBLICATIONS

SHARING THE LOVE

WHY WE LOVE WED MAGAZINE

We love Wed and are so proud to have our stylised photoshoots published in various issues of the magazine. Wed Mag is simply stunning, containing everything a bride to be would need to help plan their perfect big day. Every issue is packed with high quality suppliers, stunning images and amazing inspiration. If you are looking for ideas, whether it’s a dress, jewellery or favours, Wed Magazine is the perfect place to find suppliers.

WHY THEY LOVE US

We love working with The Duke for its history, glamour and stirring atmosphere, which beautifully blends the decadence of days gone by with the versatility, contemporary comforts and light, airy spaces befitting a modern wedding venue. There’s the warm approach to service and hospitality. And there’s the wonderful staff who are a dream to work with! We warmly recommend both the venue and people which make The Duke an exceptional wedding venue.

WHY WE LOVE THE WEDDING COMMUNITY

The Wedding Community is a fantastic online wedding platform, allowing couples to create online profiles where they can plan aspects of their wedding for free. The Wedding Community makes it easy for couples planning their big day to find reliable, trustworthy suppliers. The Wedding Community are so supportive of the Duke, and we are delighted to be lifetime members of such a fantastic website.

WHY THEY LOVE US

We absolutely love working with The Duke of Cornwall Hotel. The hotel staff, especially the wedding team are amazing. The team strive to provide the best service and nothing is ever too much trouble. The team are so passionate about the hotel and the service they offer. We have stayed at the hotel and it really is spectacular. Such a sense of history and grandeur. For couples planning their wedding in Devon, The Duke of Cornwall really is the perfect venue choice for an incredible day.   

WHY WE LOVE PASTIES AND PETTICOATS

Pasties and Petticoats is a stunning blog, providing inspiration for all your wedding planning needs. We are proud to be part of their ‘Wedding Collective’ alongside highly recommended suppliers in Devon and Cornwall.

WHY THEY LOVE US

Pasties & Petticoats is Devon and Cornwall’s beautiful wedding blog; here to inspire couples planning their wedding in our beautiful part of the world, celebrating through our wedding collective the finest local wedding venues, services and professionals.  We are proud to have the Duke of Cornwall as part of our collective – a gorgeous, historical and iconic venue crammed with character and an enviable position, a stunning location for your wedding.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

PICTURE PERFECT MEMORIES

WHY WE LOVE TOBY LOWE PHOTOGRAPHY

As a hotel, we have worked with Toby on a number of projects. Toby is a friendly, skillful, professional photographer who we absolutely love working with. Toby has a way of putting people at ease in front of the camera and producing stunning images. Toby’s enthusiasm is contagious, and he goes above and beyond to deliver show stopping images. We cannot recommend him enough!

WHY THEY LOVE US

Timeless, classic and stylish. The Duke of Cornwall is all these three things and more. As a wedding photographer, the wedding venue forms a vital backdrop to the photos that I take throughout the wedding day. The Duke provides so many opportunities for unique, beautiful photos. Which is why every time I photograph at The Duke I just fall in love with it a little bit more. Equally as important to any wedding day are the team who work at the venue. The staff at The Duke are fantastic. Polite, professional and always going that little bit further to make a special day just that bit more amazing. 

WHY WE LOVE LIBERTY PEARL PHOTOGRAPHY

We love working with Amber, and have done so on a number of occasions. Amber is such a friendly, hard working photographer and delivers stunning images. Amber is very diverse in her skills, and can photograph and film weddings, engagement shoots and events to the highest of standards. Working with Amber is a pleasure!

WHY THEY LOVE US

As a photographer, I love working with the Duke as it provides a stunning backdrop for my photographs during commercial bridal shoots, weddings, events and engagement shoots.  I love the unique, art deco, vintage feel of the Duke.  There are so many different aspects to the hotel, there is something for everyone, it is a real gem in the heart of Plymouth city centre, and the scene is set so perfectly for a wedding or event.  I have photographed many different events, weddings, wedding fairs, charity events and parties.  The staff are fantastic and nothing is ever too much trouble, they are so kind and friendly and simple cannot do enough for you. The food is amazing too… Really looking forward to working with the Duke again soon!

WEDDING CAKES

RISING TO THE OCCASION

WHY WE LOVE CUT ME OFF A SLICE

We LOVE Cut Me Off A Slice. They produce show stopping, high quality cakes, which taste out of this world. We love seeing an idea come to life, and the cakes produced always exceed expectations in both appearance and taste.

WHY THEY LOVE US

At Cut Me Off A Slice we strive to provide high quality; beautifully decorated bespoke wedding cakes, whilst providing a personal; friendly but professional service. We feel that the Duke enable us to achieve this as they reflect all the same qualities.

WEDDING STATIONERY

INVITING AND INSPIRING

WHY WE LOVE ANON DESIGN

ANON have worked with the hotel on a number of occasions, and always deliver exceptional work. We love the wide range of stationary they design, and believe that they can create a design to suit anyone. ANON and friendly and professional throughout the design process, and the finished product is always of the highest standard.

WHY THEY LOVE US

We love to work with the Duke of Cornwall as we feel the hotel really takes care and values it’s customers, we love to hear stories about couples who married and regularly return to the hotel.

WEDDING FLORISTS

THE PERFECT ARRANGEMENT

WHY WE LOVE THE SECRET GARDEN FLOWERS

The Secret Garden Flowers offer stunning designs, fresh products and fantastic customer service, ensuring that they are the perfect business to provide your dream wedding flowers. Louise, the owner of The Secret Garden Flowers, dedicates a lot of time to consult with the couples to discuss ideas for their flowers, and to offer her expert opinion on design and colour. She understands the importance of flowers for a wedding, and goes above and beyond to reassure all couples that they are in capable hands. As a person, Louise is friendly, professional and trustworthy, which teamed with her strong work ethic and beautiful floristry make her business the perfect package!

WHY THEY LOVE US

The Duke is an oasis of period charm just minutes away from Plymouth City Centre. I love it’s high ceilings and Art Deco features, perfect for an elegant wedding! It’s also much more accessible than many venues and means that as a guest at a wedding or function, you have easy access to transport at the end of the night (or you can stay in one of the gorgeous rooms!). Working with the Duke is easy because the team is so dedicated. The team work really hard to ensure their guests are happy, and as a supplier, their communication, planning and consideration is second to none. You’re certainly in good hands.

WHY WE LOVE HONORS FLOWERS

The lovely team at Honors have worked with the Duke for our Wedding Collection event, and provide beautiful traditional flower arrangements. Honors often free wedding consultations to help you chose your perfect arrangements for your big day.

WHY THEY LOVE US

We love working with The Duke because we absolutely love the beautiful tasteful Victorian décor, the warm friendly welcome upon arrival and the attention to detail that they provide for each Wedding.

JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES

ADDING A LITTLE BRILLIANCE

WHY WE LOVE DRAKES JEWELLERS

Drakes Jewellers is the perfect place in Plymouth to find wedding jewellery and gifts for your wedding party. Since Drakes opened in 1950 to the present day, their ethos and values have remained the same. They are dedicated to offering quality, value and the wow factor which they deliver every time!

WHY THEY LOVE US

At Drakes, we love working with local businesses in and around Plymouth. As one of Plymouth’s most iconic hotels, we are so proud to be able to work with the Duke of Cornwall. The location of the Duke of Cornwall makes it a beautiful venue for a wedding and we love being one of their wedding partners to help couples make their special day truly magical.

WHY WE LOVE THE LUCKY SIXPENCE

The Lucky Sixpence produce high quality, bespoke jewellery. All jewellery is made with wire, not glue, to ensure a high end finish. The Lucky Sixpence have created stunning headpieces for our stylised photoshoots, and we have been blown away with everything that they have produced. The process of designing bespoke jewellery is made easy and enjoyable by the high level of professionalism and friendless from the Lucky Sixpence team. They create absolutely stunning pieces, which always exceed expectations.

WHY THEY LOVE US

We at The Lucky Sixpence love working with The Duke because of the people there. They are dedicated to making sure their customers get exactly what they want, they are organised, professional and friendly. They go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and looked after. You can relax in the knowledge that everything will be taken care of for you. We are really lucky to work with such wonderful people and to be welcomed into this special place.

WEDDING STYLISTS

SETTING THE SCENE FOR ROMANCE

WHY WE LOVE FLOURISH

We love working with Flourish, and Francesca is always professional, friendly and full of ideas. Flourish have everything a heart desires for wedding venue décor and silk flower arrangement. Flouish provide seasonal flower arrangements for the hotel, so we can vouch for how gorgeous the arrangements are. Flourish have also stylised many of our photo shoots and have showcased their work at our wedding collection events, transforming the Dukes wedding breakfast and evening reception rooms. Flourish provide everything to add the wow factor to a wedding, including LOVE letter lights, chair covers and ostrich feather centerpieces.

WHY THEY LOVE US

“I supply the quarterly flower arrangements for the Duke of Cornwall and love the freedom the Hotel allow me to get creative with my florals. The grandeur and backdrop of the venue always makes the arrangements look extra special and it’s a pleasure to supply them.  I have also done several mini collections at The Duke of Cornwall which I love doing and Flourish styling items such as the LOVE letters and our gorgeous gold sequin runners never fail to look fabulous in their wonderful reception room. Looking forward to many more years of working closely with the Duke of Cornwall, one of my favourite venues.”

WHY WE LOVE CB EVENTS

The Duke have worked with the team at Celebration Balloons for a number of years, and they have always delivered a high quality product with a fantastic level of service. Celebrations offer a wide range of products for weddings and events, including chair covers and sashes, photo booths and chocolate fountains. They have all of the extras that you would need to add the element of fun to your big day.

WHY THEY LOVE US

CB-Events and Celebration Balloons are proud to work closely with The Duke of Cornwall Hotel to ensure that our joint customers receive the best in venue and supplier service. The Duke of Cornwall’s dedicated events team combined with the in-house team always work to make our job hassle free so that we are able to meet the customers’ requirements whilst allowing their event to smoothly continue, whether its pre-event decor, or main event entertainment our clients know we will get the job done. It is essential that suppliers and venues understand what each other needs to give the guests the best possible experiences and with the Duke of Cornwall we have that understanding every time we work together.

WHY WE LOVE THE WEDDING HUB

Danielle at the wedding hub offers a high level of service and a vast array or products. The Wedding Hub supplies a wide range of wedding goods from dresses, jewellery and head ware to props, stationery and favours! It is an essential destination for future wedding couples, with styles to suit all.

WHY THEY LOVE US

Being a wedding creative I love to work with other companies who embrace being different! The fabulous team at The Duke really understand and respect that each couple have their own individual style and needs. They work closely with a variety of wonderful suppliers and therefore are able to personally recommend the right people for their couples. The building is beautiful and the events team are both professional and welcoming!

ENTERTAINMENT

PRICELESS PARTY PIECES

WHY WE LOVE DAN BRAZIER

Dan is a fantastic, professional entertainer and his magic offers a unique element of entertainment to any occasion. We love seeing Dan perform at weddings, wedding events and on Christmas Day at the Duke.

WHY THEY LOVE US

I’m always made to feel welcome by the staff and pleased to be recommended by such a prestigious venue.

WHY WE LOVE CHARLOTTE ATKINSON

We have had the honor of working with Charlotte on a number of projects, and each time she exceeds expectations! Her artwork is truly beautiful, and the way she paints a live interpretation of your wedding throughout the day is genius. The end results are stunning. Charlotte has produced the artwork for the Dukes Christmas brochure for 2016 and 2017, and the whole team are in awe of her talent. Charlotte is very friendly, and immensely talented. We feel privileged to be able to work with Charlotte and recommend her services.

WHY THEY LOVE US

It has been such a great pleasure to work closely with the team at The Duke of Cornwall on a number of artistic projects. At each stage from start to finish, the care and attention to detail on every level is outstanding. I’m very proud to have my artwork connected with such an esteemed and much loved and historic hotel.

WHY WE LOVE THE WEDDING GAME

The Wedding Game brings something completely new to the table – literally – and it’s a great way to get your wedding reception off to a cracking start. It is a unique game made specifically for each couple, and a perfect way to break the ice and get all guests chatting. Each card contains a question about the couple, the correct answer and two spoof answers. A head shot of the couple are also featured on each card, making them a perfect keepsake or a wedding favour for your guests.

WHY THEY LOVE US

I love working with the Duke of Cornwall Hotel because they’re friendly and they care about what they do. No nameless faceless people here! They also share the same values and integrity in business that I hold dear. The Duke is part of the history and community in Plymouth for a very good reason: the people that manage it and work there, in my experience, are supportive of others and want to share their success with other local businesses. There’s a generosity of spirit at the Duke … and that’s why I think they’re so great to work with!

MUSIC

STRIKING THE RIGHT NOTE

WHY WE LOVE THE CARLTON BIG BAND

The Carlton Big Band is a 10-15 piece guaranteed to add a touch of class and glamour to your big day. The band charts a wide selection of hits including Glenn Miller, Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins and Frank Sinatra to name just a few. The Carlton Big Band provide an opulence of a bygone age, and will be sure to entertain your whole wedding party. The band, fronted by the wonderful Elaine Davies, plays a wide variety of instruments from saxophones, trombones, trumpets, keyboard and drums, as well as offering vocals.

WHY THEY LOVE US

Carlton Big Band love working with the Duke of Cornwall because it’s opulent grandeur is a perfect foil for the Big Band, and together the glamour and ambient sophistication of a bygone age is realised. With vintage theme weddings becoming so popular today, the attraction of having such a grand and beautiful ballroom is really appealing and the sweeping staircase is perfect for a bride to show off her dress. A bride and grooms special day is remembered forever, and The Carlton Big Bands programme can be tailored to suit vintage theme’s for a Great Gatsby 1920’s Filmstar theme or Sinatra style Rat- Pack theme or 40’s theme, pleasing all age groups and ensuring the whole family have a memorable day. 

WHY WE LOVE ROGER MINERS

Roger is a fantastic musician, and we love when he plays the Grand Piano in the entrance at the Duke. Roger has a portal Baby Grand which can be used in different areas, and makes his services available for smaller ceremonies in our ceremony rooms located on the second floor of the hotel.

WHY THEY LOVE US

As a supplier I have always been made to feel welcome and part of the great team that is at the Duke. The Grand Piano in the reception is a delight to play and it’s always great to be at Plymouth’s most established hotel and wedding venue.

TRANSPORT

FOR BEAUTIFUL JOURNEYS

WHY WE LOVE CDEC WEDDING CARS

We believe that all our couples should arrive at the hotel in style, and CDEC can certainly provide a luxury fleet of cars for the whole wedding party. They offer a variety of cars to suit different styles and tastes, with friendly service and a high level of professionalism. Their cars do look stunning parked at the end of our red carpet outside of the hotels entrance, ready for a show stopping arrival.

WHY THEY LOVE US

We love arriving at the Duke of Cornwall hotel and access is great as we can drive right up to the door that is laid with a red carpet right down to the car door. Photo opportunities are excellent as the background is purely of the historic building with our vintage cars in front.

TOASTMAKER

MAKING IT A CEREMONIAL SUCCESS

WHY WE LOVE MAJESTIC TOASTMAKER

Antony is a professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies who has trained to the highest standard and has been accepted as a Fellow of the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters. Antonys services will give you an extra level of reassurance on your big day that your wedding will run seamlessly. Antonys thirty year career in the Local Government and Police Service ensures that he has a wealth of experience in preparation and precision planning. Antony has an immaculate appearance, and is very friendly and professional. We have had the privilege of working with Antony at our wedding collection event, and his services were essential to adhere to tight timings and schedules on the catwalk shows and performances throughout the day. Antony comes highly recommended by all of the team at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel.

WHY THEY LOVE US

As a professional wedding Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies it has been a great privilege to have worked with team at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel. Not only is the hotel a stunning venue to enhance any wedding day but the organisers work tirelessly to ensure a truly memorable occasion. All staff members are warm, friendly and leave nothing to chance. It is a pleasure and a joy for me to perform my duties at Plymouth’s jewel in the crown.