Intimate Atlantic Vows

All you have to do is look at 2014’s headlines to see that small, secretive wedding ceremonies are getting increasingly popular, with couples of all backgrounds and histories coming together and saying their vows before a minimal audience.

Small-scale celebrators include Cheryl Co-sorry, Fernandez-Versini’s whirlwind romance, the long awaited partnership of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and of course, the surprise to women the world over, the day George Clooney officially came ‘off the market’.

We’ve put together a little piece to show how an intimate marriage can be a superb option for those with a less is more approach to wedding ceremonies:

Fewer guests, more indulgences

A smaller audience undoubtedly means that the significance of the day is magnified for those attending; your guests knowing that they were some of the chosen few to be present on one of the most important days of your life will last for evermore in their memories.

A plus for them, a plus for you; furnish your ceremony with more champagne, richer food, meaningful favours…Why not spoil yourself and spend more on the dress? After all, you want to look as beautiful as can be on your wedding day, and with a smaller audience this is completely within your reach.

Couple kissing on Fistral Beach on their wedding day

A wedding, wherever you choose

Great numbers of guests obviously need a place to sit, and more often than not a cavernous hall or church is the only place that can accommodate.

We feel a unique location and carefully chosen companions really makes an intimate wedding, so buck tradition and indulge in a cliff top ceremony with 15-20 of your nearest and dearest beneath a custom assembled gazebo, partnered with sea views, ocean breeze and sounds of the coast.


Fall in love, don’t fall out

Intimate ceremonies have the added bonus of significantly fewer squabbles than larger gatherings. Seating plans, past arguments and delicate temperaments are all but dissolved when catering for a handful of guests; and to be blessed as part of your select audience, any animosity will soon give way to elation!

You could even go so far as to have guests at the ceremony, followed by a private meal for just the two of you as man and wife, bliss.


After all, your day should be celebrated your way, whatever anyone else may say.


In short, you don’t need to rush off to France or Venice for a special ceremony to say ‘I do’; The Atlantic Hotel is perfectly situated for such intimate occasions with breathtaking views of the ocean and a particular romance only felt on the coast.

Please contact our wedding team for more information, and remember – there’s no such thing as a wedding that’s ‘too small’.