Tucked away in a quiet, secluded valley just three miles inland from the North Cornish coast lies Pengenna Manor, an 800-year-old private house set in over 300 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside. Completely private and exclusively yours, the Manor is available for exclusive use hire throughout the year. Celebrations, baby naming ceremonies, parties and corporate events, we can host them all, however our speciality is helping couples stage gorgeous rustic barn and beautiful marquee weddings with an outdoor flavour. Whether the plan for your big day is a grand affair with an equally grand guest list, or a simple get-together with a handful of your closest friends to share in the moment, the Manor makes an ideal venue.
Set in its own valley and surrounded by over 300 acres of lush countryside and woodland, total privacy and exclusivity is ensured at all times, and you can truly make this private family home your home for the weekend.
How does it work?
Pengenna is a ‘blank canvas’ venue with a twist. You hire the grounds, the Cowyard Barn and the Manor to use however you would like to create your dream wedding the way you want it, using the suppliers you want, and we’re on hand throughout your stay to make sure you and your suppliers have everything you need. This may seem daunting but we’re here to hold your hand throughout, answer any questions you or your suppliers may have at any time, meet with you if you need to re-visit, and help you with using the Manor and grounds, making things as easy as possible for you.
Tie the knot in one of our nine approved licensed locations...
1. In the ceremony garden with its avenue of flowering and fruiting apple and cherry trees and summerhouse looking down over our valley.
2. Inside the 200-year-old Cowyard Barn with all its rustic charm.
3. Under the arch of the Manor's 450-year-old front door arch.
4. In the historic Drawing Room in the Elizabethan wing of the Manor.
5. The ancient Dining Room in the early Tudor wing of the Manor with its huge inglenook fireplace.
6. The super-rustic old Stables with its cobbled floor, local rubblestone walls and old shutters.
7. NEW for this season! - on the sweeping marquee lawn with its views up the valley.
8. NEW for this season! - in front of the rose arbour inside the walled front garden of the Manor.
9. NEW for this season! - the island in the middle of the river at the bottom of the valley under the trees.
Make use of our indoor event space, the Cowyard Barn, for your reception...
This 200-year-old building has been restored and re-purposed to create a gorgeous permanent undercover space for seated dinners for up to 100 guests with views down to the Manor below. A popular choice with many of our couples, it provides the perfect rustic combination of reception location and evening venue. The space has been left purposefully blank for you to decorate and style however you like with concrete floors and bare stone walls, but with the addition of atmospheric strings of festoon lightbulbs amongst the old beams, and also some funky hidden feature lighting. Bespoke wooden rustic trestle tables (each seating 8 guests) and wooden folding chairs are included, or you can hire in your own furniture for a different look. External caterers can set up a pop-up kitchen inside the barn, or in the courtyard outside. A very cool rustic bar clad in corrugated metal has been installed – and even this is on wheels so it can be re-located for total flexibility!
Or maybe you would like a marquee wedding...
If you’re wanting a marquee wedding reception then we’ve got a fantastic list of suppliers who’ve all hosted weddings and events at our venue and will know the site. Your choice will largely depend on the style you’re looking for, but we can recommend each of the following for your big day.
Accommodation at Pengenna Manor
We have three on-site accommodation options for you. Inside the Manor there are 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests which are available on a luxury self catering basis with use of the entire house included as standard. Below the Manor by the river there are over 2 acres of camping meadows, available to all of your guests for FREE. Finally at the end of the driveway there is a further 4 bedroom cottage called Watergate sleeping 8 guests which is available outside of school holidays.
Maybe you would prefer a romantic elopement at Pengenna Manor?
Imagine having an entire manor house and estate just for the sole use of you and your partner (or for up to 8 of your closest friends and family to join you) to escape for a seriously romantic elopement. None of the pressure, none of the fuss, just you and the one you love coming together to say “I do”. How dreamy does that sound?
Hiring Pengenna Manor for your own event
The Manor doesn’t just make a fantastic venue for weddings and wedding receptions, it’s also a great place to hold all sorts of different events. From birthday parties to wedding anniversaries, naming ceremonies to charity fundraisers, corporate events to sporting events, we can host them all. The private location of the Manor, set in its own valley and surrounded by acres of lush countryside means you won’t be overlooked or interrupted.
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