Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 17:00

Weddings at the Eden Project have been given the ultimate seal of approval as the project’s Events and Hospitality Manager Di Smith recently tied the knot to her husband Michael at the home of the iconic Biomes.

Di, who has managed dozens of weddings at Eden, opted to get married at her own place of work because she knew first-hand how special a wedding there could be.

Di said: “Since getting engaged, we had been looking at a variety of possible venues and we couldn’t find anything that matched up to the beauty of Eden and the support and professionalism offered by the whole team.”

Di and Michael, who owns both the Porthminster and Porthgwidden Beach Cafés in West Cornwall, chose to have the ceremony and the reception in Eden’s tranquil Mediterranean Biome complete with a backdrop of fragrant flowers and real birdsong.

The colour scheme was purple and white to match Michael’s suit, which his late father wore at his own wedding, and the flowers were created by Eden’s very own “flower fairies”, who put together all of Eden’s wedding displays.

In true Eden fashion, the day held several quirky touches, as the couple arrived in a fleet of minis and took their wedding pictures in an assortment of locations, including the backdrop of the Seed, an awe-inspiring 70 tonne sculpture made of pure Cornish granite.

Di and Michael are currently on honeymoon in Australia.

Eden offers a variety of unique locations to hold both ceremonies and receptions, from the peaceful setting of the Mediterranean Biome, to the panoramic views of the Gallery and the exotic splendour of the Rainforest Biome.

Weddings include special extras, such as a land-train wreathed in ribbons to transport guests around the site and locally-sourced produce, which are just some of the reasons that Eden won the Judges’ Choice Award at this year’s Westcountry Wedding Awards.

The project has also hosted several unusual weddings, including the groom who abseiled from the roof of the Mediterranean Biome to the James Bond theme tune and the wedding party who went down Eden’s 640m zip wire before the ceremony.

Eden will be hosting a special Wedding Fair from 10am until 4pm on Sunday, March 10, where the best wedding suppliers in Cornwall will be showcased.

To find out more about weddings at Eden, including prices, go to: http://www.edenproject.com/visit-us/venue-hire/wedding-in-cornwall. To find out more about the Wedding Fair, contact Rebecca Le Boulanger on: rlboulanger@edenproject.com.