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On since 2022

Last update: December 2023

Pennard House is the epitome of dreamy elegance. A warm country home with ceremony spaces, a party barn and gorgeous gardens, all exclusive to you. It is the perfect setting for your romantic wedding in a relaxed but unforgettable setting.

Facilities and Capacity

You can hold any ceremony you like at Pennard House in a variety of different spaces, be it a church wedding, civil ceremony or humanist celebration:

The picturesque village church is located just across the garden. It’s a moments’ walk when you are ready to wed, and perfectly located to stroll back to the gardens with your guests for your first glass of champagne as a married couple!

For civil ceremonies, there is either a beautiful room within the house, or the Garden Pavilion on the lawn. Both spaces are licensed for civil ceremonies and you can choose which space you want to use on the day – so the weather doesn’t have to be a factor.

With sweeping south facing lawns the gardens at Pennard House offer the most beautiful surroundings for you and your guests to celebrate. The open, sunny lawn in front of the house is ideal for you and your guests to enjoy drinks, canapés and a game of croquet accompanied by acoustic music in a quintessentially English setting.

Moving on from the drinks reception, the wonderfully converted 18th century Coach House is the ideal location for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. There is a beautiful, intimate dining area, with original features, atmospheric lighting, sound and heating, perfect for speeches, toasts and the wedding breakfast. Then reveal a personalised bar, dance floor and relaxed seating areas where you can dance the night away.

Start your day being pampered in the stunning Orchard Bridal suite, which is yours for the night of your wedding. Further accommodation is available in the house for family and friends, and your guests would like something a little different, during the summer months they have beautiful handmade 16ft tipis in the grounds, complete with double beds, soft linen and warm quilts. Breakfast is served in the dining room, where all guests staying can enjoy a Full English breakfast with ingredients sourced from the local farm shop.

Services Offered

Each couple has a dedicated wedding coordinator who will work with you to ensure your wedding runs smoothly whether you envision a quaint elopement or large banquet!

For your wedding breakfast, the Pennard Kitchen menu has been created by expert chefs to include the freshest, seasonal ingredients sourced locally from Somerset suppliers where possible. The aim is to be as flexible as possible to ensure you have exactly what you want on your special day.

For your drinks, Pennard House can take the hassle away and arrange everything for you, or you are welcome to bring your own during the daytime. In the evening, they run a fully stocked cash bar.

Capacity is from 50 to 120 people for the meal and up to 180 in the evening.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

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
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Pennard House

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Becky Sent on 03/09/2023
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Pennard House & Team are a dream

Our heartfelt thanks to Hannah, Georgina, Denise, and the whole team at Pennard House for making our wedding day truly wonderful!

We originally visited the enchanting Pennard House on a cold raining day in January though immediately felt the charm and warmth of both Pennard House and the team. So much so that we knew that there was nowhere else we would like to celebrate our special day and it remained the only wedding venue we visited.

Our wedding day was truly wonderful and made possible by the beautiful though relaxing setting of Pennard House and the amazing team. It was so special to be able to arrive the evening before to spend precious time with both families and at breakfast before the wedding and afterwards.

We were delighted to hear from all our friends and family that they had a wonderful time – all enjoying the beautiful buildings, gardens as well as the relaxed atmosphere! The food was also a big hit with all! Several remarked that it was the best wedding they had ever attended, and we know this was made possible because of Pennard House teams’ friendly, professional, and relaxed manner as well as the special surroundings 😊

We also appreciated Pennard House teams’ responsive approach in the lead up to the big day.

We have left a piece of our hearts at Pennard House and hope to come back one day.
Anonymous Sent on 08/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for hosting the most incredible weekend.

Myself, Andy and our families had the time of our lives. We felt so relaxed and at home we didn’t want to leave! It’s such a special house.

All our friends and family have said what a great, relaxed and personal wedding it was and that was really down to the amazing venue and you and your fantastic team...

You all made the experience so easy and special, all of your hard work behind the scenes didn’t go unnoticed- we really appreciate everything you did to make it the most perfect weekend. We honestly can’t thank you enough.

We’ve spent everyday since reminiscing about our time at Pennard house- it’s a weekend we will never forget.
Lowri Sent on 28/06/2018
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Thank you so so much!

Thank you so so much for all your supprt during (+ leading up to) our wedding. You were both so easy to deal with and you made the process so seamless.
We certainly hope to visit again in the future
Andrew Sent on 25/02/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding at an amazing venue

We booked our wedding at Pennard house as when we visited for the first time we just found it to be the most fantastic setting. From day one Harry, Georgina and La were attentive to our every need and then on the day it's self they were absolutely brilliant; meaning our special day went completely without hitch. The thing that we felt was so great was that we were helping to support a beautiful house that has been handed down through the generations to a wonderful family; a family that we now feel part of! This is the most amazing place that regular people can feel gentry for a day and we thank you so much for making our wedding so very special.
Sarah Sent on 27/11/2015
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Our most wondeful journey

“ We have not long returned from Paris and we just wanted to say in the first instance a massive THANK YOU!!! We are still flying high from our incredibly perfect day, and long may that continue. There has been an absolute plethora of compliments, candid shots and precious memories that have been a constant stream of loveliness and provider of happy tears from friends and family!
So in essence, “thank you” for all your help, guidance and excitement throughout our most wonderful journey.”
S&A Sent on 27/11/2015
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Better than we could have possibly imagined

“ We just wanted to say thank you for making our wedding weekend better then we could have possibly imagined!!! Your hospitality and help made the the whole experience fun and relaxed. Komala your organisation up to and on the day was spot on, everything ran like clock work. We wish you all the best in the future. Pennard House is such a perfect place to get married I don’t know why anyone would want to chose anywhere else!!!”
K&D Sent on 27/11/2015
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“Wow! You Guys!! Thank you a million times over – Our day could not have been anymore special or perfect…..We are congratulating ourselves on choices well made!
Hope to see you again soon, but big, fat heartfelt thank yous to everyone!”
Amy Sent on 25/11/2014
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A huge thank you!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard working leading up to the wedding and on the day. We had the best day ever, still can't get over how brilliant it all was! Pennard House was just perfect; our guests couldn't believe we had found such a setting! And the weather made it all the better. Thanks ever so much for being so relax and helpful throughout, and letting us make the coach house ours for the day. It really came together better then we could imagine! We received so many compliments on the food! The guests thought it was all amazing, particular favourites were the Mozzarella Risotto balls and mini sausages! One guest even said the wedding breakfast was her all time favourite meal, ever! Christian had the chicken and I had the vegetarian and both were superb! So thank you and your team for all the hard work that went in to it! Amy and Christian July 2014
Nicky Sent on 25/11/2014
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Making my daughters dream come true

Thank you for all you did to help make Kirsty’s wedding even happier than she dreamed it could be. You live in such a beautiful setting and we felt very blessed that you opened the doors to give Kirsty and Anthony such a happy start to married life. Nicky – mother of the bride Aug 2014
Freya Sent on 04/07/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect In Every Way

We were married here on 1st June 2013 and had the most perfect day. This was largely due to Pennard House: the family who looked after us so well, the atmosphere of the place, the beautiful coach house, the rolling lawns and its location in the heart of our favourite county.

We cannot recommend Pennard House enough. Many of our friends who have upcoming weddings are nervous because we have set the bar so high! We have so many happy memories of that place: we were married in the local church, at the bottom of the garden, where the bells rang out and confetti looked beautiful in the sun. Our photos were taken around the victorian pool and our guests drank cocktails on the terrace in the sun. The coach house was the perfect place to spend an evening dancing (and drinking the bar dry in our case!). Then to top it all spending the night in the beautiful house and waking up to have a delicious breakfast with our close family, honestly don't know what more you could wish for.

If we could re-marry at Pennard House ever year for the rest of our lives then we would!
Clare Sent on 15/04/2013
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A wonderful venue

Pennard House was the best wedding venue we could have chosen. The house and gardens are just beautiful, and full of character. The coach house is an amazing place for a party, and we had so many compliments on the food. But it wasn’t just these elements that made our wedding so special. The Dearden family worked with us all along the way to make sure everything was just right for us as a couple. They were so friendly and helpful, and as a result we had a magical wedding day that was everything we’d hoped for and more.
Patrick Sent on 16/02/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day

Everything about our wedding at Pennard house was perfect. The location is simply stunning! The rose garden by the ponds with the little gate leading up to the main house is magical. Pennard House has loads of character and certainly doesn't feel like your average venue. It feels exclusive and special but also homely and welcoming. It's a real family business and Martin and Susie worked really hard to make our day exactly how we wanted it to be.
Jesca Sent on 13/02/2012
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Perfect wedding in a dream location!

There are many ingredients necessary for the perfect wedding and location comes very high on the list! Pennard House is the dream location where the English rural country idyll meets stately romance. We shall treasure the memories of our wedding day at Pennard House; walking to the Church "through the little gate" at the bottom of the lawn, celebrating with Champagne, canapes and jazz at the pool, discovering the romance of the rose garden and dancing hand in hand on the lawn. Thank you Susie and Martin for sharing beautiful Pennard House with us and our guests.
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