A Brief History of the Company

One day in 2004, a couple walked into the yard and asked if they could get married in the dilapidated and neglected former dairy barn, in which cows used to be housed, fed and milked over the winter period. This gave us the idea that we should have thought of years before, and we set to and restored the barn into its original 1895, lime pointed granite walls and slated roof form.

We are now in our third year of business and are heading towards our 45th wedding. We have recently had restroom facilities built and will install a heating system so the barn can be used for events all the year round.

A Brief History of the Farm

Chypraze Farm has been in the family for 4 generations and was originally a dairy farm. However, we now rear saddleback pigs and a small beef herd of Highlanders and Hereford cattle. We also have our own butchery and sell our meat at local farmers markets in Penzance, St. Erth, Truro, Falmouth and Pendeen.

Our Green Credentials

To improve our sustainability and reduce our demand for fossil and nuclear fuels, we have installed a 5 KW Evance wind turbine, 4 KW solar panels, a ground source heat pump to provide heating and hot water. We also use an electric car which is used as a farm vehicle to feed livestock and carry bails to the fields as well as providing transport to the local farmers markets. Our next renewable energy project is to install hydro-energy from the stream which tumbles 300ft to the sea. This will be used to provide electricity to our future accommodation for guests as well as the wedding barn.

Ethos

  • To provide a friendly, reliable service in an informal atmosphere
  • To serve high quality food which has been reared carefully with the highest regard to animal welfare and without recourse to antibiotics
  • To ensure the safety of all guests and staff by complying with the terms and conditions of our licenses including child protection, fire risk assessments and electrical PAT testing
  • To meet the needs of the customer by providing a range of packages which achieve ‘good value for money’