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On since 2022

Last update: July 2024

Pentney Abbey is a picturesque wedding venue in King's Lynn, Norfolk, nestled on 35 acres of beautiful land and rich history. The entire property is yours for your once-in-a-lifetime day, giving you exclusive access to this countryside retreat for your private celebrations. You and your guests are sure to get lost in the spectacular beauty of this establishment, from the sparkling banquet hall lighting to the majestic architecture. Every inch of this venue is primed and ready to host your magical day.

Facilities and Capacity

Weddings at Pentney Abbey can begin with a civil ceremony in the Gatehouse. Surrounded by a rose garden, the building is beautifully designed with many historical details. Up the antique spiral staircase, up to 80 of your nearest and dearest await your arrival for the civil ceremony. Once the two of you have exchanged vows, guests can filter back outside to enjoy the breathtaking views of this 14th-century property. Moving on to the reception and wedding breakfast, a further 20 guests can join the celebrations, bringing the big day up to 100 people. The Barn is the perfect space for dinner, dancing, and toasting the future happiness of the newlyweds. A full-service bar and outdoor patio with a fire pit are also accessible to you and your guests, further enhancing the fun. Once the evening draws to a close, you and your wedding party can retire to the luxury bedrooms for a relaxing night's rest.

Services Offered

Pentney Abbey specializes in all-inclusive wedding packages, complete with a venue rental, in-house catering, and overnight accommodations. Up to 18 guests can stay the night, enjoying the warmth of wood-burning stoves and plush lounge areas. The venue is also home to a number of luxury bell tents in the Summer season, allowing up to an additional 22 guests to stay. The culinary team can work with you to design a delicious menu for the event, ensuring that every moment of the big day is flawless.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Pentney Abbey

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Cat H. Sent on 14/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Maddy & UNV Team are Magicians

We are still on cloud nine from having the perfect day thanks to the incredible team at Pentney Abbey. It was absolutely magical from setting up the day before to walking around the grounds the morning after. We could not believe all of the time, effort and attention to detail that had been made for us.

We planned our UK celebration from our home in Wisconsin, USA. From the get-go the planning team adapted seamlessly from doing a virtual tour all the way through to planning sessions over zoom. The team were super responsive to every question, even before having our assigned planner six months out.

When Maddy was assigned to us, nothing was too much trouble. Both my husband and I had serious health issues within our families and organizing our day often fell on the back burner. Maddy kept us on track while being patient and understanding. She allayed every fear, made recommendations based on her experience and solved every logistical problem along the way. Her dedication to making our day perfect by getting to truly know what perfect looked like for us shined through everything she did before, during and even after the day.

I could write 500 paragraphs about the food alone. The food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. The UNV team were so accommodating, always checking if people needed anything else. The portions were great. I wish I could go back and eat everything I missed due to all the adrenaline from the event.

If you choose to have it, the accommodation is something that will impress all of your guests. Everyone, whether in the farmhouse, cottages and tents, were wowed by the beautiful countryside setting, comfort and amenities. It really did feel like we had rented out a castle and it's estate.

To have such an amazing, elegant day whilst not having to worry about anything is such an amazing feat, and this is the team that can do it. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, and for those looking for their fairytale, this is the place and team to make your dreams come true!
Zoe M. Sent on 18/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t of asked for a better day

We got married at Pentney Abbey in March and we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Everything went perfectly, it was just like we imagined of, our wedding planner Ellie was absolutely fantastic nothing was to much trouble, she was super helpful and attentive. All the staff was so lovely and polite despite the windy conditions. Thank you so much for the best day of our lives and making our dreams come true.
Alex H. Sent on 19/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

perfect stay

We stayed at the Farmhouse in March this year. 3 Couples.

The Farmhouse is absolutely perfect in every way. All of the rooms are beautiful and very well designed. The beds are just so comfortable, clean and well maintained. The bathrooms are exceptional with both modern and traditional features uniquely blended together. The whole place is very light, airy and spacious. The Farmhouse has everything you need for that perfect relaxing getaway with a fully equipped kitchen and gorgeous large dining area. The lounge area is perfect for a cosy night in or a fun night with friends. The surrounding areas are picture perfect. We took advantage and photographed everything!

If we get the chance, we would all stay there again in the blink of an eye for a much longer break to enjoy the facilities for even longer. Thank you
Alex Higgs, Hockley, Essex
Maria W. Sent on 23/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A dream come true!

If you’re looking for a beautiful historic building to marry the love of your life then Pentney is the place!
Nothing was ever too much trouble, Maddy was fantastic, all our questions were answered straight away, no matter how silly we thought they were, Maddy had the answer. The day went ever so smoothly, even with the bride running a little behind, if there were any hiccups we certainly didn’t notice it! It was just perfect!
Molly Sent on 12/04/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Molly & Ben

We had the most amazing day getting married at Pentney Abbey. The Venue is just stunning and it’s brilliant that both the ceremony and reception can be held there; our guests really appreciated this too. Our wedding planner/coordinator, Maddy, was just second to non. She went above and beyond to ensure our special day ran smoothly. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. The team were so professional espeically during the wedding breakfast and catered for all. It was just perfect!
Lizzy Sent on 10/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A day to remember

Thank you for everything you've done for us both on our wedding day and in the lead-up! You've kept us both calm and helped to make it a day to remember! Love Lizzy and Ross + David xx
Laura Sent on 09/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Our day was so perfect

Our day was so perfect thank you! Thank you so much you made everything go so smoothly, we didn't have one worry at all! It was honestly so perfect, you're incredible!! Love Laura and Will xx'
Charlotte Sent on 09/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

We had the best day!

We just want to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so special. We had the best day! Everyone commented on how amazing the venue and food was, we can't believe how smoothly everything went. Thank you so much for everything. Love from Mr and Mrs Carr xx Charlotte Lennon and Sean Carr 23rd Aug 19
Nikki Sent on 09/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect wedding venue ...

As soon as we drove up to the Gate House my husband and I knew this was the place we wanted to get married at. The venue is stunning and unique and we had such a fantastic day!

Mercii and the team were extremely helpful with planning the wedding and during the actual day, and everything (apart from the weather) was perfect and went without a hitch!

It was lovely to be able to have our wedding party stay with us at the venue, and all of the accommodation was immaculate.

I highly recommend Pentney Abbey and it will always have a special place in our memories.
Natasha Sent on 06/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The most fantastic wedding day

From first meeting Lucy and the staff at Pentney, they were extremely helpful and put us at ease with a process we knew nothing about. All of our suppliers were contacted and Rachael went above and beyond when I requested a bowling alley made from bales of hay, on the wedding day, that’s exactly what we had.
A year ago, we had vision in our heads of how we wanted our wedding to be, and on our wedding day, our expectations were surpassed and a lot of that is down to how well the day ran. Even friends and family commented on how much Lucy and the team did for us and how smoothly the day went. Every little part of the day went perfectly.
We can’t thank Lucy enough for helping with our perfect day, she is extremely good at what she does.
We had some issues with the weather which no one could control but again, this was dealt with professionally and without causing any stress to either of us. I can’t imagine the hard work that went in behind the scenes to make sure things went to well.
The food was fantastic. We had some dietary requirements and this was all catering for fantastically. After the wedding, our guest commented that it was some of the best wedding good they had ever tasted.
The accommodation was also great and it made for a fantastic weekend for all of the family. Everything was clean and tidy, the décor is amazing and the hampers that are provided are exactly what you need.
We just wish we could do it all again- and if we did, we would choose Pentney without any hesitation.
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