Top Corporate Retreat Venues in Cornwall
From sub-tropical gardens to Michelin star dining, Cornwall has it all when it comes to options for a corporate retreat. Whether you’re looking for eco-luxury, beachside lodges, top spas or creative spaces, the Crescendo team know all the best venues and activities for a corporate retreat in Cornwall. If you’d like support with your upcoming event, then do get in touch.
The Scarlet is one of our favourites here at Crescendo, not only because it has clifftop hot tubs with sea views, but it puts sustainability front and centre. For companies looking for a more eco corporate retreat, then The Scarlet Hotel is a winner. Groups can enjoy exclusive use of the hotel’s restaurant that serves locally sourced menus or set up in their private dining room for smaller groups. You won’t be short for activities on your doorstep too. Test out the waves at a surfing lesson, head to the Rick Stein Cookery School or take part in an English sparkling wine tasting at a local vineyard.
Location: Mawgan Porth
Top restaurants locally: Emily Scott Food, Barnaby’s, Fish House Fistral
Activities nearby: Surfing lessons, wine tasting, sailing, spa treatments, cookery classes, watersports, pottery workshops
Nestled in the Cornish village of St Mawes, Tresanton is part of The Polizzi Collection. Winner of Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Award in 2021, Tresanton classes itself as a ‘dash of la dolce vita’ on the Cornish coat. Guests can enjoy the Beach Club for a dinner with a view, or head out on the hotel’s magnificent sailing yacht, Pinuccia. If you’d like to go further afield, then sail to Place Creek to enjoy a magnificent meal on the beach from the team behind the Hidden Hut. Tresanton has a variety of event spaces perfect for a corporate retreat, from their cinema room to the seafront terrace.
Location: St Mawes
Top restaurants locally: The Idle Rocks, Hooked on the Rocks, Rosevine
Activities nearby: Yachting, art classes, kayaking, distillery tours, yoga classes, paddleboarding,
Take your pick of beach lodges, the main house or the Valley cottages as your corporate retreat accommodation at this impressive hotel on a 25-acre beach. Carbis Bay Hotel has everything needed to keep a group entertained, from sailing, fishing trips, a spa, to helicopter trips. With Adam Handling’s Ugly Butterfly restaurant on-site, guests can experience a five-course tasting menu overlooking the beach.
Bedrooms: 12 guests in beach houses
Location: Carbis Bay
Top restaurants locally: Ugly Butterfly (onsite), Una Kitchen, Porthminster Beach Cafe
Activities nearby: Fishing trips, hiking, horse riding, ocean safaris, treasure hunts, local spirit cocktail making, superyacht excursions
The Watergate Bay Hotel has the ideal set-up for a corporate retreat in Cornwall. Meeting spaces, top-notch food, a spa and a ton of activities on their doorstep. This scandi-surfer styled hotel has a bit of something for everyone. It will appeal to the activity lovers, right through to the foodies in the group. Exclusively book the Emily Scott restaurant on-site or head to No. 6 by Paul Ainsworth for a spot of Michelin star dining.
Location: Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Top restaurants locally: Emily Scott, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, The Living Space, Prawn on the Lawn
Activities nearby: The Eden Project, Lanhydrock, Camel Valley vineyard tour, Tate St. Ives, surf lessons
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Well known for its bakery, Combeshead Farm also offers the option to stay on-site in their farmhouse or grain store. Nestled amongst 66 acres of flowers, woodland and meadows, the set-up feels spectacularly rural whilst having all the home comforts you expect on a corporate retreat. This is a fantastic option for foodie groups, with bakery and butchery workshops onsite. Exclusively book their dining room for a feast of homegrown and locally sourced produce.
Location: Lewannick, Cornwall
Top restaurants locally: Hotel Endsleigh, Eliot Arms, Combeshead Farm Restaurant
Activities nearby: go-karting, butchery or bakery workshop, CSR activities, archery, clay pigeon shooting, morris dancing class
The Padstow Townhouse is a great option for smaller corporate retreats in Cornwall. With some of the UK’s best beaches, restaurants and activities right on your doorstep, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to entertaining your group. Owned by Michelin-starred chef Paul, Ainsworth, The Padstow Townhouse has six bedrooms (named after sweet treats), all designed with luxurious touches.
Location: Padstow, Cornwall
Top restaurants locally: Paul Ainsworth at No.6, The Seafood Restaurant, Barnaby’s
Activities nearby: Rick Stein Cookery Course, sailing trips, camel trail bike ride, golf, fishing trips, kayaking, vineyard tour and tasting
When a venue is part of The Pig collection, then you know it’s the perfect spot for a corporate retreat. Pig Hotels always have sustainability front and centre and their Cornwall haunt is no different. Welcome guests with cocktails infused with fruit and herbs from the walled kitchen garden, play a round of golf at the nearby Trevose Golf Club or learn how to surf on Harlyn Bay. For a corporate retreat with wellness at the core, treat guests to a massage in the Potting Shed Treatment Rooms, have a yoga session on the beach or organise a nutritious cookery class with the hotel’s chefs.
Bedrooms: 30 (11 in the main house)
Location: Harlyn Bay, Nr. Padstow
Top restaurants locally: Paul Ainsworth at No.6, The Seafood Restaurant, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen
Activities nearby: Surfing lessons, watersports, cookery classes, Camel Trail bike ride, fishing trips, beach BBQs, The Eden Project
With 22 creative and quirky bedrooms in Penzance, the Artist Residence is a picturesque property for a corporate retreat in Cornwall. Originally a Georgian inn, it’s steeped in history, whilst also filled with all the required home comforts. It’s an ideal base for groups that want to explore the Isles of Scilly or take a trip to St Michael’s Mount. Kick your retreat off with local ciders on their terrace and treats from the residence’s own smokehouse.
Bedrooms: 22 and a 3 bedroom cottage
Top restaurants locally: Bakehouse, The Shore Restaurant, The Boatshed
Activities nearby: St Michael’s Mount, Scilly Isles boat trip, Trengwainton Gardens, treasure hunt, Polgoon Vineyard, sailing trips, paddle boarding, kayaking
Three Mile Beach
Hold your Cornish corporate retreat near the pretty seaside town of St. Ives. and stay in the colourful beach houses at Three Mile Beach. Each of the beach houses has been individually designed, with inspiration from the surrounding Atlantic coast. They’re not your average self-catering accommodation. There’s a street food van on your doorstep, surfing lessons a stone’s throw away, private chefs on hand and a host of excellent restaurants close by.
Bedrooms: 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses
Location: St. Ives Bay
Top restaurants locally: The Loft Restaurant & Terrace, Porthminster Kitchen, Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling
Activities nearby: Surf lessons, treasure hunt, cycling, Woodland Kitchen cookery school, Tarquin’s gin school.
Our team know all the best corporate retreat locations and activities across Cornwall and the UK. If you’re looking for the perfect spot for your team, then do get in touch. We’d love to help.