The Green is a genuinely stunning wedding video venue, in Cornwall – an all-in-one location, with loads of really interesting spaces to hold different parts of the day. It has one of the nicest bridal prep areas we’ve ever filmed in, and gets a truly stunning sunset – what more can you ask for?!
Advantages for wedding video Cornwall – All in One (Exclusive) Venue
Surrounded by rolling green fields, near Liskeard, Cornwall – The Green is one of the most stunning wedding venues in the county. It’s one of our absolute favourites. There are separate rooms for nearly every part of the day, the grounds are stunning and everything is right next to each other – but somehow it still feels like there’s loads of space. The staff are lovely too, it’s a genuinely pleasure going back there each time to film.
Advantages for wedding video – Morning Prep
There are several cottages across the grounds, with two main sites usually used by the bride and groom. The bride’s cottage has a garden area, and a large kitchen-diner area downstairs – there are loads of windows and the whole space is bright and airy. When filming the bride showing the dress to everyone or the first time, it’s best to try and get out to the main diner area, rather than the smaller bedrooms upstairs.
There’s a small garden as well, which Sophie and Henry used for a sort of ‘first look’ – it was brilliant! Henry kept the blindfold on the whole time, but it was really emotional for them both to see each other before the ceremony. They had a chance to revel in the excitement together for a moment, which couples usually have to contain when they’re standing at the front of an aisle.
The Groom’s cottage is all on one floor, with a very large communal area, and there’s a balcony area overlooking the valley – which was great for letter reading. It looks stunning, and allowed us to stand far enough back that it didn’t feel intrusive for us to be there.
Advantages for wedding video – Ceremony
There are three ceremony areas at The Green. The old barn is so authentic, all the textures and materials – it also has some lovely decoration (fairly lights are a winner). And the outside area is down the hill, next to the lake.
However, the one used by Henry and Sophie is for larger groups – light and airy, the fairy lights look beautiful and it all feels really intimate. It’s a bit of a squeeze up at the front (moving seats a bit further back would be a good plan, there’s loads of space behind everyone before you reach the steps!), but it looks lovely in camera. Watching the bride come down the aisle is one of our favourite moments to film – and it looks lovely here.
Advantages for wedding video – Speeches and food
Speeches and reception are held in the main function room – a large converted barn. Each time we’ve been there, the setup has been a series of circular tables with a long head table at the front. It’s a fantastic looking space, with the original wooden beams still in place.
In terms of the wedding video, it’s a really lovely area to film in – there’s a lot of space for us to position cameras, as the channels down the sides of the room give a good bit of room. This means we can setup and get some lovely shots of the speakers, without intruding on the guests’ view at all. It also works really well for the bride and groom entrance, as they can come in from the back of the room and get to walk through all the cheering guests (without getting stuck, which happens quite often!)
Advantages for wedding video – Couples and Sunset
There are so many different little areas in The Green, they all look quite different as well, despite being just a few minutes walk apart. There’s a lake at the bottom of the hill, with some lovely blossom trees, and then a little further you exit the grounds and the path looks amazing, with some shade and dappled light.
But everything gets even more special at sunset! Going out to an open field, the light is beautiful and makes filming (literally anything) easy. As areas more recessed into the valley, the light doesn’t reach the other locations – so it works really well, afternoon couples filming in some areas and then one amazing spot to hit if we get a sunset. In terms of style, the video can go one of two ways, we either film for the bright golden hazy look or go for a moody silhouette to bring out the colour in the sky. At Sophie and Henry’s wedding we had two camera operators – so go to do both!
Advantages for wedding video – Party Time
After a quick turnaround, the room is ready for party fun. The fairly lights still look lovely, with the brick walls and wooden beams giving the room so much character. About 5 or 6 tables are kept in place, while the rest are moved to make way for the dance floor. At Henry and Sophie’s wedding this was especially important as they had a traditional Ceilidh dance, as well as a dj (for those of you who have done one of these – it basically involves all the guests dancing together, with some instruction from the leader – it’s genuinely amazing!).
We always love sparklers as well. It’s a really good way of getting some extra fun photo and film content, for not a lot of money. The steps outside the function room work really well for this. It gives the guests a structure to line up against, but also makes the video more interesting as everyone is at different heights by the time the bride and groom reach the bottom.