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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 pleased to offer a choice of locations within the property 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 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.

Also happy to cater for small wedding parties, we can offer the beautiful Tea rooms with its splendid vaulted ceilings, this lovely light space 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 children puppet shows…Vintage caravans to luxury winnebagos… 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 (8)

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.

Fabulous Wedding Venue
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By Catherine Lovegrove, on 16 Jul 2015

We had our wedding at Pencarrow this spring. What an amazing house and gardens, steeped in history and a location that most photographers would dream of. From the outset the team headed by Tracy have been brilliant, nothing too much trouble, and the day itself was fantastic. The miniature scones provided by the tearooms were yummy and the local Camel Valley sparkling wine was superb. Would highly recommend Pencarrow to any bride to be.

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