PLANNING A WEDDING? MINE'S FREE!
Heartlands offers couples the chance to win a wedding at the former tin mine
Winning couple could be first ever to marry in a Cornish Engine House
Heartlands, the 19 acre cultural playground based in Pool near Redruth is giving one lucky couple the once in a lifetime opportunity to get married in a Cornish engine house for free*.
At the Heartlands Wedding Fair on Sunday 21 October from 10am-4pm, brides and grooms-to-be will be asked to finish the sentence ‘Cornwall has a special place in my heart because….’
The lucky winner (to be announced at 3.30pm on the day) will be the first in the country, if not the world to get married in a Cornish engine house. With a capacity of just 12 people**, the intimate ceremony within the Grade II* listed World Heritage Site building at Heartlands will be a truly atmospheric experience.
Vicky Martin, CEO of the Heartlands Trust said:
“We’re so excited to be able to offer this prize to one lucky couple. Robinson’s Engine House has had a special place in the hearts of the local community for over a hundred years and we’re so proud of it. Good luck to all who enter!”
Over twenty suppliers will be exhibiting at the Wedding Fair within the Chi an Bobel Great Hall at Heartlands. From cakes to cars, chair covers to dresses, entry will be free and guests will be treated to a free glass of champagne on arrival.
Truro-based wedding dress designer Annalise Harvey will exclusively reveal her new collection at the event. Entitled Nostalgia, the collection was inspired by another Cornish Mining World Heritage Site property - Godolphin House.
Annalise Harvey, Wedding Dress Designer said:
“The collection looks to bring the romanticism of past fashions into a contemporary setting. From the glamour of 1930’s movies to the understated elegance of the nation’s beloved Downtown Abbey, the range can be interpreted for the individual bride and personalized with choices of lace, fabrics and embellishment. Prices start at £800 meaning owning a handmade designer dress really is an option for everyone.”
Annalise’s dresses feature within the new Heartlands Wedding Brochure which will be launched at the Wedding Fair. With spaces catering from 12-200 people, botanical gardens, florists and jewellers based at the 19 acre site, Heartlands is the perfect setting for a bride and groom-to-be on any budget.
Heartlands Wedding Fair is on Sunday 21 October, 10am – 4pm. Entry to Heartlands is free but parking charges apply. Full list of suppliers is provided within the Editor’s Notes.
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*Venue hire only. Heartlands’ Competition terms and conditions apply.
** If the bridal party is bigger than 12, the winner can instead choose free venue hire of the Chi an Bobel Great Hall.
Image: To be credited to Kirstin Prisk Wedding Photography
For more information, interviews or images please contact:
Kate Turnbull, Marketing Manager 01209 722327 / 07889 703801
Heartlands Wedding Fair Exhibitors include:
Maureen Webbers Cake Emporium
Stewart Girvan Photography
Cars of Distinction
Cornish Decorative Balloons
It's A Wrap Cornwall
One and All Chair Covers
Blossom Into Beauty
Mr B's Ice Cream
The Love Box Company
Paul Keppel Photography
Annalise Harvey Wedding Dress Design
Lasting Touch Therapies
Toast N Host
Camborne and Redruth Registrar
• Heartlands is based on former derelict mine land at Robinson’s Shaft in the village of Pool. It is hoped the £35 million Cornwall Council-led development, which is funded by £22.3m from the Big Lottery Fund, Cornwall Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and the European Union will support the regeneration of Pool, Redruth and Camborne – an area containing over 10% of the Cornish population which has struggled to recover from the closure of the tin and copper mines (and related industries).
• The free attraction is run as a social enterprise by the charity, the Heartlands Trust and includes:
o World Heritage Site state-of-the art exhibitions
o Restored Engine House with 80” Beam Engine (the last Cornish engine to work on a Cornish mine)
o Biggest Adventure Playground in Cornwall (themed on Cornish myth and history)
o Diaspora Botanical Gardens (each relating to a country that the Cornish have emigrated to)
o Red River Café and Bar
o Art and Craft studios
o Chi an Bobel (large community, conference and function hall)
o Totem Circle (small amphitheatre for music, dance and theatre performances)
o Market Square
o Events Arena (for large scale outdoor festivals)
o Interactive art installations, graffiti-me totem poles and Red River paddling stream
o 19 one and two-bedroomed sustainable homes
o Biomass boiler, photo voltaics, rain-harvesting system and wind turbine
o Year-round programme of events
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG)
• The Big Lottery Fund (BIG), the largest distributor of National Lottery good cause funding, is responsible for giving out half the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.
• BIG is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK since June 2004. The Fund was formally established by Parliament on 1 December 2006.
• Big Lottery Fund Public Enquiries Line: 08454 102030, Textphone: 08456 021 659. Full details of Big Lottery Fund projects and grant awards are available at: www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
• Big Lottery Press Office: 020 7211 1888. Out of hours: 07867 500 572
• The Cornwall Council led scheme became a reality in 2007 when it was awarded a £22.3 million grant by the Big Lottery Fund as part of the £35million scheme.
• Cornwall Council has been the driving force behind the development, acting on behalf of the community from its predecessor, Kerrier District Council, who formally took the lead on the scheme in 2005.
• It is the largest single regeneration development led by the Council, and is part of a wider series of works in the area to help reinvigorate this former industrial area.
• Cornwall Council:
o Cornwall Council is a unitary authority.
o It was created on 1 April 2009 by merging Cornwall County Council and the six borough and district councils in Cornwall - Caradon, Carrick, Kerrier, North Cornwall, Restormel and Penwith.
o It is the biggest employer in Cornwall.
o It provides a wide range of services to more than half a million residents.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is the single, national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England. Its vision is to create opportunity for people to live in homes they can afford in places they want to live, by enabling local authorities and communities to deliver the ambition they have for their own areas. This is achieved by:
• Understanding the needs and aspirations of people and communities through close working with local authorities on local investment planning
• Enabling local delivery through the channelling of expertise and investment
• Working effectively with the market, housebuilders, investors and other stakeholders
For more information visit the HCA newsroom at homesandcommunities.co.uk/newsevent