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Located in the stunning coastal town of Falmouth in Cornwall, England, Pendennis Castle is a striking castle venue that hosts wedding ceremonies 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

This fantastic wedding venue offers a unique space for a wedding ceremony, inside the Castles Keep's Tudor lower gun room. 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, an enchanting place to exchange your vows, steeped in nearly five hundred years of history

Services Offered

Pendennis Castle understands how much work goes into creating a successful wedding ceremony. We will assist you in the lead-up to your event, and strive to ensure that everything goes according to plan on the day. You just need to arrange your own catering and add your own personal touches and decorations. Due to the unique historic nature of Pendennis Castle, we ask that you work with our accredited suppliers for aspects of your wedding. Our Venue Hire team have carefully selected suppliers that understand the need to care for our sites, whilst providing a high standard of service to help make your day as special as it should be and that the day runs smoothly. Please note that this venue is dry hire only.


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 site remains true to its unique history today, now offering a one-of-a-kind backdrop to special occasions.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Emma Sent on 26/09/2007
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Emma Sent on 26/02/2007
4 out of 5 rating

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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Pendennis Castle TR11 4LP Falmouth (Cornwall)
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