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Pendennis Castle

Falmouth, Cornwall View map Visit website


Located in the stunning coastal town of Cornwall, England, Pendennis Castle is a striking castle venue that hosts weddings and special events. This historical fortress is almost completely surrounded by the sea, providing a breathtaking backdrop for impressive wedding photos. Couples who choose to celebrate their day here can expect spectacular surroundings, dedicated staff, and a truly unforgettable celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples who are celebrating their wedding at Pendennis Castle can avail of exclusive use of the castle and grounds, providing a truly private and intimate experience. The Castle Keep offers a remarkable setting for ceremonies, with ancient stone walls that evoke the history of the property. The Killgrew Room in the Royal Artillery Barracks provides a perfect setting for nuptial dinners, accommodating up to 120 guests for seated meals. This room boasts large windows, allowing light to flood the space while providing guests with extraordinary views of the surrounding sea. Couples who are hosting larger events can also choose to set up a marquee on the sweeping grounds.

Services Offered

Pendennis Castle understands how much work goes into creating a successful wedding, and offers the services of a dedicated event coordinator. Your coordinator will assist you in the lead-up to your event, and strive to ensure that everything goes according to plan on the day. This venue can accommodate both banquet-style and buffet meals and welcomes your choice of outside catering companies. The property has an entertainment licence and offers facilities for both live bands and DJs. Fireworks are also allowed at this venue, providing a spectacular ending to a magical evening.


Pendennis Castle dates back to the reign of King Henry VIII, and it is estimated that it was built in the 1490s in order to defend the coast from French and Spanish invasions. This stunning Tudor castle offers spectacular views over the Falmouth skyline and boasts a rich and varied history. It was a vital fortress used to defend the coast of England during both the first and second World Wars. The property remains true to its unique history today, now offering a one-of-a-kind backdrop to special occasions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Coastal Weddings
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    A real dream venue

    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!
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    Reception Booked here

    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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