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Pengersick Castle – Small Wedding Venue Cornwall UK



One of Cornwall’s most unique small wedding venues, the beautiful Pengersick Castle is steeped in history with tales of shipwrecks, smuggling and hidden treasure. The dreamy and historic Pengersick Castle is the perfect magical setting for those that aspire to something beautiful and unusual. Grade I listed and dating back to 1520 the castle oozes charm and character with ornately carved fireplaces, massive beams and fine carved stone mullion windows. (imagine the drama of the ancient rooms filled with candles, views out to the wild garden landscape, the charm and the history). With stunning gardens and grounds of 5 acres, and magnificent far-reaching views from the battlements Pengersick never fails to inspire.

After your Elopement, Celtic/Pagan Handfasting or Micro-wedding ceremony, you can enjoy a walk together as newly-weds through the wild garden and woodland for your amazing wedding photographs while soaking up the charm and the history of this quirky, magnificent castle. Your own Tudor Castle for the day – to declare your love and say your vows in!

About us – Small Wedding Venue

Hidden in a Cornish Cove between Penzance and Helston, this fortified Manor House was home to the Pengersick Family during the 12th century. It is now an exclusive hire wedding venue where you can host your memorable wedding day, inside or out. You can even include a medieval banquet to rival any previous Lords and Ladies of the Manor!

Pengersick Castle is owned and managed by an independent UK Registered Charity so all funds raised through hosting weddings and events directly go towards maintaining this amazing and unique little piece of Cornish history. Set in stunning gardens and grounds the only limitation to your wedding at Pengersick is your imagination.

Elopements at Pengersick Castle

When you hire Pengersick Castle for your wedding day, it is exclusively yours for the day. Every room in this amazing Tudor Castle is licenced to hold weddings and civil ceremonies along with The Bower in our enchanting Medieval Garden. The choice is yours to create your perfect day. There are 3 licensed rooms for you to choose in the main venue if you are using a Registrar. (If using a Celebrant you can have your ceremony anywhere on our magnificent grounds.) Each of our Rooms offer you a magical ambience and beautiful Ceremony backdrop. The Gun Room suitable for up to 25 guests for your ceremony and 16 for Dinner.

The Solar Room suitable for up to 38 guests for your ceremony and 16 for Dinner. This is our principal ceremony room approached via one of the most finest Tudor stone spiral staircases in the country. With an expanse of natural light and open plan feel this room makes the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. A blank canvass for you to dress with flowers and fill with candles for the ultimate way to declare your love for one another and say your vows. The Drawing Room suitable for up to 30 guests for your ceremony and 12 for Dinner.

Outside, hidden in a corner of both the wild and landscaped gardens, we have the Bower, an idyllic shelter providing you with a shady spot for you to use if you want an outdoor ceremony. (A note, if using a Registrar, you will probably be using the government approved script with options A B C and your vows will need to be approved beforehand. Your Ceremony will be about 20 minutes. A better option will be to book a 10 minute ‘signing of the register’ appointment at your local

office. This costs about £60 depending on your local area. By doing this, you are separating your ‘marriage’ (the legal bit) from your ‘wedding’ (the celebration, fun bit).

You can then experience your personal, meaningful and bespoke Celebrant-led ceremony, indoors or out, without any rules, regulations, restrictions or time constraints.) A wedding ceremony that’s a true reflection of you and your love story.

Our spectacular small wedding venue cornwall is a short walk from the popular Praa Sands, perfect for early morning beach walks or sunset strolls. Pengersick Castle will give you an unforgettable and magical Wedding Ceremony experience. This hidden little castle will go beyond your expectations.

We can’t wait to welcome you here!

Where I can get married in the Castle?

We are very proud to be able to offer you 6 beautiful choices so you can experience your perfect wedding day with us here at our magnificent, atmospheric Castle. You can choose from our Gun Room, Solar Room, Drawing Room,Outdoor Bower, (if using a Registrar) and all of these choices including the stunning Battlement Rooftop and anywhere outdoors (if using a Celebrant). Which one is perfect for you!

Can I stay overnight and get ready there?

Yes you can. We are open all year round, giving you the opportunity to have your wedding day whenever suits you! Our 2 seasons are: Summer – April to September Winter – October to March The ultimate and unique romantic getaway just for you. We offer our wedding couples Exclusive Overnight Accommodation and the chance to enjoy and experience our castle after hours. You will have use of this room to get ready on your day.

How many People can I have at my Wedding?

From 2 till 40 wonderful guests. Perfect for your small Intimate wedding. So whatever number of wedding guests is right for your small wedding day, we have you covered! We are licenced for up to 40 people. Please take a look at our different ceremony rooms to find out which one is perfect for your wedding day backdrop.*note- We have to abide by the Government Regulations during these difficult times so although we are licensed for 40 guests, you will have to adhere to the numbers allowed at the time.*

Celebrant- Led Ceremonies – Lots of gay couples choose to have a celebrant-led ceremony. Your Wedding Celebrant will tell the story of your relationship and make your symbolic ceremony so much more personal, heartfelt and meaningful. Our Celebrant from Wild Blessing Ceremonies Cornwall, will be honoured to conduct your bespoke wedding ceremony here in our charming castle, just for you! Have we inspired you to escape to the rugged beauty of Cornwall and get wed, with us, in our welcoming, romantic and magical Castle Wedding venue? I hope so!


With the law regarding gay marriage evolving all the time, it’s important that you recognise whether your marriage is legal (Registrar) or if it’s just a symbolic ceremony (Celebrant) . A Civil marriage performed by a Registrar gives you the same rights as a religious marriage in the eyes of the law, but the ceremony is really very different. You can have the legal part (your marriage) before or after your wedding day (the fun part) at a registry office near you. Check your local Registry office to find out how to register your ‘marriage’.

Same Sex friendly Wedding Venue – Gay Elopements

Pengersick castle, run by Martyn and Jay, offers you a warm welcome for your gay wedding in Cornwall. The castle is perfect and even more so if you are looking for a romantic intimate experience. If your heart is set on having an Intimate Elopement, Handfasting or Micro-wedding ceremony in a trusted lesbian and gay-friendly wedding venue in the UK, you have finally found your unique and magical Enchanted Castle wedding venue. Our small, intimate venue has specialised in Same Sex Weddings UK for many years. You will feel right at home whilst enjoying the luxury ambience in a relaxed atmosphere when having your wedding day with us. The best of both worlds!

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She weaves WordMagic and Storytelling to transform your Precious Elopement, Handfasting and Micro-Wedding Dreams into Wedding Ceremony Gold! Her Ceremonies, sharing your unique love story, expressed with heartfelt emotion, tenderness and lots of laughs are all about you: Unique, Unboring and Unusual. She’s committed to crafting a wedding ceremony that’s big on experiences for you, one that you, your friends and your family will be excited about. All in all, a relaxed, fun, meaningful, personal and bespoke Intimate Elopement, Handfasting or Micro-wedding ceremony in Cornwall, to celebrate your love.


We had an amazing wedding here in August 2020. The castle and grounds are fantastic and everyone of our guests thought the place was amazing and have never experienced a venue like this before. Martin and jay who run the castle went the extra mile to make sure our day ran smoothly! I cannot recommend this place enough and what fantastic value for money and it’s dog friendly which poppy our cockerpoo loved it aswell.

David Hackett

Pengersick castle is a wonderful unique wedding venue. Your hosts are warm and welcoming and make sure you are well looked after. If you want a wedding that is dreamy and beautiful, this castle is perfect. I loved stargazing from the rooftop, it was absolutely magical.

Jacki Clement

We hired the castle for a small wedding, 15 guests, and got married in the Solar room in October 2020. This is the ultimate venue for a small intimate and romantic wedding. The venue is presented impeccably as is the gardens and grounds. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners Jay and Martin, who couldn’t do enough to make our day perfect and just as we imagined it would be, both in preparation for the day and during the day. Jay communicates very well, clearly, concisely and knowledgeably. We were given access to all areas of the property and took wedding photos from the turret to the far reaches of the garden. The owners are very friendly and accommodating, knowledgeable about the history of the property, the story of which is also very engaging, and they have implemented Covid precautions that made us feel very safe. There is plenty of parking which means you don’t have to park on the street. The venue and its owners will forever be in our memory as being the biggest part of our special day. We thoroughly recommend choosing the castle for a small wedding, but also communicating with the owners directly before and during the day to help make it go smoothly. Simon Morley

Jennifer and I got married on the 10th of September 2020 at Pengersick Castle.
What a magical day it was, the castle is perfect, intimate and romantic.
We were married in the Gun Room by candlelight. All we can say is “wow”.
Martyn and Jay could not have done more to make us feel so welcome. They moved furniture to make the venue as we wanted it to be, and made the day fun as well as poring the champagne… Our little dog George was our best man he had the best day too running around chasing butterflies. The castle is full of history from the moment we set eyes upon it, on it we knew we had chosen the perfect venue for our wedding ! We will be back to visit regularly with so many wonderful memories of our day …
Mark & Jennifer Cooper x


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