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Last update: November 2023
Pencarrow is a wedding venue in Washaway, Cornwall. This beautiful Georgian manor house is the home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family. It offers a unique blend of the traditional and the contemporary and is renowned for its refreshingly flexible approach to wedding planning. Whether you're dreaming of a large, formal celebration or a day of singing with old friends around a bonfire, the Pencarrow team is committed to helping you be as creative and quirky as you wish.
Facilities and Capacity
Pencarrow offers limitless possibilities for your wedding ceremony and reception. The venue is licensed to host both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. The manor house has four spectacular event areas: the Music Room, the Library, the Drawing Room, and the delightfully airy Tea Rooms, topped with a vaulted ceiling and perfect for intimate get-togethers of 50 people or fewer. If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, you are welcome to use the wonderfully romantic, wisteria-clad Arbour on the East Lawn. Their purpose-built Marquee provides the perfect setting for a large sit-down meal. The stunning Grade II* listed Gardens offer endless photo opportunities. Luxury camping facilities are also available for you and your guests to enjoy.
The Pencarrow wedding team encourages you to add creative personal touches and make your day your own. Whether you have your heart set on a cocktail bar tent or a puppet show for the children, if you can visualise it in your mind's eye, they'll do everything possible to source the talent and materials you need to make your dream a reality. Your happily ever after begins at Pencarrow, and they can't wait to make your wedding celebration an event unlike any other.
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Everyone has their own style – but the fantastic thing about getting married here is that you have all the benefits of an established venue combined with the flexibility to tailor the day in a way that is bespoke to you.
Being in London could have proved difficult to organise a wedding, but thanks to Nico and her team, it certainly wasn’t. They are simply amazing, constantly on hand to help throughout the run up and on the big day itself to ensure everything runs like clockwork.
After a ceremony on the lawn facing the beautiful backdrop, we ducked inside just as it started to rain to listen to our first band while canapés, photos and cocktails commenced. Nico’s team then led the way across the walled garden to the beautiful Marquee, lit up across the lawn surrounded by fairy lights and bonfires.
The very best bit of Pencarrow – outside of the amazing setting and fab team is the fact that the party never has to end. After an amazing evening, we picked our way through the glamorous campsite to the woodland nightcap bar where we danced away what was left of the night under the stars surrounded by our friends, before collapsing into our yurt. It sounds bohemian to say you camped the night of your wedding – in reality, it couldn’t not have been more lux!
Everyone has commented on the beautiful setting and what a fun the wedding was, I know we are biased but we agree! I wish we could take all the credit but so much of it is down to the venue we chose and the team who helped us bring it to life.
This place is seriously stunning
Pencarrow is complimented by Nico, Jasmine and a host of others who help to achieve your dreams using a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity. Nothing is too much trouble for this glorious group of people who will endeavour to ensure you have the best day possible. We had the perfect day. A ceremony in the house, followed by drinks on the lawns, and plenty of fun at the marquee - the lawn games were a total hit! When it was home time for some of our guests, the rest of us descended on the woodland nightcap bar, where we had cocktails ready to help ourselves to! When we were all partied out, we went to sleep in a beautiful (and deceptively large) yurt complete with log burner, which had already been lit for us to keep the chill off!
A wedding at Pencarrow can be whatever you want to make it, and it’s the freedom to do your wedding your way that was what attracted us to this place! I only wish we could do it all again. Have your wedding here and you will not be disappointed!
It was faultless, so thanks a million!
Truly the best day of our lives
Pencarrow was by far the best fit for us
What a wonderful place to get married!
Nico and her staff were so flexible and allowed us to tailor the day the way we wanted it, whilst being sure to come up with really helpful ideas and doing all of the leg work to get us to the big day. It was so much easier than we thought it would be and that is testament to Nico and her team.
The big day soon arrived and sure enough so did the threat of rain! No problem for Nico, she was on hand at all times to make sure that we were ready for anything. Despite the threat of rain, Nico worked tirelessly to ensure our ceremony was delivered as we had imagined, outside beneath the Arbour. The use of the house and Pencarrow’s staff to serve drinks and co-ordinate our catering team worked perfectly. It most certainly was the best day of our lives!
It was only ever going to be Pencarrow for us!
The most extraordinary, special day
Our wedding day was perfect, even in the rain
Our wedding day was quite honestly perfect
Nico’s brilliant and creative mind, along with her background in art direction allows her to visualise your perfect day and make suggestions you might not have considered yourself. You’ll find little surprises and finishing touches along every path you explore.
We can certainly say that without Nico and her amazing team the weekend we’d dreamed of wouldn’t have been possible. People say that all the time, but truly, without them we wouldn’t have had the outdoor ceremony in front of wisteria covered in butterflies, the posh welcome drinks and canapes on the lawn, the brilliant party with a late licence in a gorgeous marquee (I’ve never described a marquee as gorgeous before, but this one actually is), the giant glamping village, the secret afterparty around the campfire in the woods, fresh breakfast hampers, slices of wood for the cake table; the list could go on… From the big and somewhat unconventional requests to the small things, nothing was too much trouble.
We still have friends and family telling us it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. Obviously, we agree!
One last thing, book the bridal yurt. It’s more than worth it.
A stunning venue, the marquee is magic
It was absolutely magical
Pencarrow was so beautiful, we couldn’t have wished for a more lovely setting. All the flowers were in full bloom. It was absolutely magical, from the moment I stepped into the horse and carriage at the top of the drive!
The tea rooms fitted our 50 guests perfectly and had the perfect relaxed country feel we were looking for. The children loved the play area and the peacocks and chickens all added to the scenery and entertainment.
All our guests have said what a wonderful day they had. Everything ran so smoothly, which I know is mainly down to the hard work put in behind the scenes while we were enjoying ourselves.
Giving us a lift to our hotel at midnight, after our vintage car let us down, was truly above and beyond. No one wants to be stranded at midnight in a wedding dress!
Thank you again, it was all we dreamed of and more.
Fabulous Wedding Venue
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