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Washaway Bodmin Cornwall PL30 3AG
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About Pencarrow

Washaway, Bodmin
Cornwall, PL30 3AG

Enjoy the refreshing flexibility of this revamped and extremely unique wedding venue.

Whether it is a large formal wedding or singing with old friends around a bonfire, we are dedicated to helping you be as creative and quirky as you wish.

Pencarrow is the beautiful Georgian home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family and offers an infinite variety of options for both ceremonies and receptions.

We are able to offer a choice of locations within the grounds that are licensed for wedding ceremonies, inside the house and outside in our stunning grade two star listed gardens.

We will deliver a truly unique and charming wedding experience, combining the beautiful traditional backdrop of Pencarrow House with a versatile contemporary venue. 

With a permanent seasonal wedding marquee and designed outdoor areas we can accommodate large formal sit down meals to bare foot dancing under the stars, offering the whole package from exchanging wedding vows to luxury camping for the wedding guests.

If its a small afair you're interested in we caterer to small wedding parties, the beautiful Tea Rooms with its splendid vaulted ceilings, is a lovely light space that is perfect for intimate party of fifty guests or less.

We will encourage you to make your day your own with creative personal touches. What ever you dream up we will endeavour to source for you. Cocktail bar tents to childrens puppet shows… We can and will be happy to get them all.

• Licence to hold indoor and out door ceremoniess • Stunning Grade two star listed gardens - providing endless photo opportunities • Intimate weddings of fifty guests or less to large celebrations of over two hundred guests or more • Beautiful purpose built marquee • Wonderful food of your choice • Late licence on request

Facilities at Pencarrow

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Pencarrow Reviews (13)

Simply amazing
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By Sophie & Josh, on 22 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 21 Sep 2019

From the instant, we found Pencarrow online we knew it would be the place for us. 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
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By Leanne & Scott, on 19 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2019

From the moment we first set eyes on Pencarrow, we knew we’d found the perfect venue... this place is seriously stunning - from the charming Georgian House, to the gardens, through to the beautiful marquee and camping field complete with yurts, bell tents and a twinkling woodland nightcap bar. 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!
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By Liz & Joe, on 22 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2019

As a 41 year old bride with no lifelong “dream” wedding venue, dress or anything else to do with wedding day goals, you can’t imagine my delight at the discovery of the gem that is Pencarrow House on my doorstep! I knew from the first visit that it was to be the beginning of my wholly enjoyable wedding planning journey. With its perfectly maintained gardens surrounding the house itself, Pencarrrow is steeped in history and timeless charm, juxtaposed by the awesome addition of the festival style yurts and bell tents that are tucked away by the stunning wedding marquee, Pencarrow provided the perfect backdrop for our special day. Nico and her team worked tirelessly throughout the planning to ensure all our needs and wants were met and delivered in an effortlessly professional yet personal way. This approach made sure that our day ran as smoothly as it did (the whole wedding has been the subject of many a conversation in the days and weeks after). Pencarrow is the perfect balance of stately home charm and bohemian/festival chic. The perfect weather even appeared to have been ordered on our perfect day. We want to do it all again! It was faultless, so thanks a million!

Truly the best day of our lives
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By Stef & Joe, on 22 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2019

This truly is THE venue! Nico is a dream! Her vision for all the weddings at Pencarrow House is inspirational and yet her attitude and excitement to give you the most perfect, totally bespoke day is extraordinary. No idea was too much trouble, no ask too big.. to say we pushed her and her team to their limits, is probably not an understatement.. and yet the smile remained. Her knowledge of all the best local suppliers too is super useful - we went with all her recommendations and were thrilled. We had the most incredibly perfect wedding day, we lost count of how many of our guests told us this was the best wedding they had ever been to. Walking down the aisle to the arbour, whilst being heckled by peacocks(!), surrounded by the sounds of birds and bees, the ceremony at the arbour was magical. Then, bubbles in hand we walked up to the lake, along the magical walkway to the stunning gardens by the lake for the canapes, which we all absolutely loved and yet I'm sure was a logistical nightmare. Followed by dinner in the stunning Indian tent and dancing the night away in the woods for the after party, to wake up in a stunning bridal yurt, this venue truly has it all. ow - and going down the drive on your wedding day.. it doesn't get more epic an arrival then that! A huge thank you to Nico and her team for making June 1st 2019 truly the best day of our lives. X

Pencarrow was by far the best fit for us
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By Rebecca & Jim, on 22 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 25 May 2019

We looked at several venues for our wedding but Pencarrow was by far the best fit for us. We clicked with Nico immediately and it was obvious our tastes were very similar. We felt confident leaving the decorations and a lot of the preparation to Nico and her team as we knew they would do a great job - and they did! There were so many things that attracted us to the venue, including the beautiful arbour as the location for our ceremony, the immaculate gardens for the celebration drinks, and the wonderful marquee for the reception. The option to go into the woods at night and have a pop up bar around the fire pit was a perfect way to finish the evening. Overall the day flew by because we did not have to worry about anything as Nico and the team had it under control. A fantastic day!

What a wonderful place to get married!
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By Josh & Chloe, on 28 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2018

What a wonderful place to get married! From the sweeping driveway, through to the beautifully maintained gardens and dramatic backdrop of Pencarrow House, this place was everything we wanted for our wedding day (and more). We always wanted to get married outside beneath the Arbor with its stunning backdrop of Wisteria. Even though we were at the mercy of the weather, the staff were always supportive in ensuring that we had a contingency plan should the elements work against us – having exclusive use of the stunning house really took the pressure off. 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!
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By Jo & Maysie, on 28 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018

It was only ever going to be Pencarrow for us! Gorgeous venue, and I’m sure they even sorted the weather for us!! Well organized from initial enquiry to post wedding day. Nico and her team did the most amazing job, nothing too much trouble. Our guests have all said it was the best wedding they have ever been to, beautiful and relaxed. A lot of our guests stayed on site and were blown away by the glamping facilities! Thank you so much for everything you did!

The most extraordinary, special day
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By Zoe & Richard, on 28 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Apr 2018

We got married here in April 2018 and we had the most extraordinary, special day. Pencarrow was the perfect setting - from the jaw-dropping driveway to the intimacy and warmth of the house and garden. All those who were involved in making the day happen, put so much effort and generosity into making it just what we had hoped: they made us feel at home. I can honestly not imagine having our wedding day anywhere else. Thank you to everyone x

Our wedding day was perfect, even in the rain
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By Claire & Tom Maddalena, on 16 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

We fell in love with Pencarrow the first time we visited, and knew this was where we wanted to get married. After contacting the venue we were introduced to Nico and her team. We were lucky enough to be one of the first couples to get married in the new marquee, and saw how Nico transformed the field into a magical wonderland. Nico was very hands on and was able to answer all of our questions, and gave us lots of advice. The venue is stunning and little decoration is needed. We opted to camp and we’re so pleased we did. The yurt was beautiful and had lots of little personal touches. A few of our guests camped with us, which made the experience even more enjoyable, many regretted not camping! Our wedding day was perfect, even in the rain, and that was all thanks to Nico and her team at Pencarrow.

Our wedding day was quite honestly perfect
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By Jess & Chaz, on 14 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2017

From the moment we met Nico, as she toured us around the stunning grounds and helped us visualise the possibilities for the Big Day, we knew we had found our location. We had another six venue appointments that weekend and went home and cancelled them all. We’d already seen most of what Cornwall has to offer due to having postponed the wedding for a year simply because we hadn’t found what we were looking for; somewhere beautiful and surrounded in nature, but flexible in approach and with the ability to make it feel very personal to us. Pencarrow met, and far exceeded all of these wants. 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
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By Francesca & Luke, on 28 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2017

Nico and the team at Pencarrow were fab! They were so flexible and accommodating with everything in the build up: liaising with our various suppliers, allowing us to decorate the marquee and worked so hard on the day to coordinate everything. We had torrential rain and barely noticed. "Plan B" was executed seamlessly with no fuss; no mean feat with 170 rowdy guests! Pencarrow is a stunning venue, the marquee is magical, and even IF the weather is biblical you will have the most wonderful day!

It was absolutely magical
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By Helen & Stuart Howe, on 16 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Apr 2017

We just wanted to say a great big “Thank You” to you and the team at Pencarrow, for making our wedding absolutely perfect! 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.

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