Pendennis Castle

(2 reviews) 2 4.5
Pendennis Castle Falmouth Cornwall Cornwall TR11 4LP
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About Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle
Falmouth, Cornwall
Cornwall, TR11 4LP

Standing proudly on the Cornish headland, Pendennis Castle overlooks the Falmouth skyline. 

This impressive fortress built in the reign of King Henry VIII in the 1540s boasts a commanding position almost entirely surrounded by sea, and was used right up until 1956. Today the outstanding sea views provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding. Your guests will certainly be impressed as they enter the grounds over the bridge through the castle’s large arched gate. Our gun crew can even fire two of our historic big guns to make your celebrations go with a bang.

Say your vows in the beautiful round Castle Keep. Soft lighting makes this a tranquil, romantic space, perfect for wedding ceremonies. The ancient granite walls can be dressed simply with a few candles to enhance the natural elegance of the room, or the neutral colour scheme means you can really go to town with brightly coloured flowers if you prefer. The acoustics of the Keep mean that live or recorded music always sound heavenly during your wedding here.

After your ceremony, you and your partner can lead your guests out into the Chemise.  This grassy circle surrounds the Castle Keep and its ramparts protect you from sea breezes as you take in the views all around and raise a glass to your future.

For more intimate weddings, you can hold your ceremony inside the Melvill Room inside the Royal Artillery Barracks. This beautifully bright room is covered by large windows with amazing sea views. After the ceremony, you and your guests can head into the castle grounds to capture your special day.

Dinner takes place in the Killgrew Room in the Royal Artillery Barracks. Flooded by sunlight in the daytime and with dramatic views of the castle after dark, this warm and comfortable room is perfect for dining with 120 of your friends and family before dancing the night away.

For larger weddings and receptions, a marquee can be set up within the grounds, wowing your guests with the panoramic views around the castle. 

• Historic Tudor castle on the Cornish coast • Ceremonies and receptions • Dedicated hospitality staff • Top quality local suppliers

Facilities at Pendennis Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
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
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Pendennis Castle Reviews (2)

A real dream venue
Venue Service

By Emma, on 26 Sep 2007

Well, I promised to write an update following my wedding reception there in June 07! I have to say that Pendennis Castle was an absolute dream. the staff are so very friendly, the location is excellent, it is unusual and all comments from my guests have said that the thing that made the wedding was the venue! All this and it was pouring with rain. I had to move my planned drinks on the chemise inside to the keep and it was lovely. Amazing atmosphere and cosy with the candles twinkling at a jazz band playing. The Barracks are perfect for the wedding breakfast. Very modern and fresh - not too cold and not too hot! Lovely views out to the castle. At 9pm the weather broke and the guests went outside to see the stunning views. I'll never forget standing with my new husband looking at a bright full moon above the floodlit keep - it was wonderful. Can't recommend it enough - a wonderful place and wonderful staff! some even joined in with the disco!

Reception Booked here
Venue Service

By Emma, on 26 Feb 2007

I have booked my wedding reception for June 07 here and so far have been very pleased with the service. The facilities in the new refurbished Artillary Barracks are excellent - very nice decor, and an intimate feel. The Castle Keep for drinks is lovely and the views are out of this world. So far I can't fault this venue. But will review further after my wedding day!

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