Summer Wedding under the Pavilion
A Bathing Hut Ceremony by Christian Michael
The Bathing Hut by Christian Michael
A Bathing Hut Ceremony by Nick Walker
A Loggia Ceremony
An Out Ceremony under the Loggia
Handfasting Ceremony The Stone Circle by Sophie Lefevre Photography

Marriages, Partnerships, Celebratory Ceremonies & everything in between…

including renewal of vows & naming ceremonies.

Our unique wedding venues (the licensed spaces in which you can legally marry or form a partnership) include:

  • Evocative and romantic Victorian bathing hut on the banks of the River Tamar, which can seat 60.
  • The Loggia on the South Terrace with far-reaching views across the river to Dartmoor, a small space which opens onto large terraces/lawns so can accommodate many more guests.
  • The wisteria covered Pavilion that used to be the old tennis pavilion, a small space which opens onto large terraces/lawns so can accommodate many more guests.
  • The castle reception rooms are all licensed, and include the intimate morning room and dining room. The morning room would suit a very small group of up to 12 guests, while the dining room can accommodate up to 80 in theatre style seating.

Civil Marriages & Civil Partnerships

The estate is licensed for ceremonies in a variety of unique and stunning locations listed above and civil marriages and civil partnerships are welcome at Pentillie Castle.

Celebratory Ceremonies

If you have decided to legally marry, or form a partnership overseas, or elsewhere, but are keen to host a celebration of your commitment with family and friends at Pentillie, then you are not restricted to licensed spaces. Celebratory ceremonies can happen anywhere you choose:

  • the Lime Avenue
  • Wisteria Walk
  • the American Gardens
  • the Turkey Oak on the bank of the River Tamar

These are all spectacular and unique wedding venues. These ceremonies are not legally binding, but can incorporate your personality, your treasured thoughts, readings, poetry, religious texts, family members, blessings from religious elders, and of course your own vows, into the ceremony.

Other ceremonies that can be conducted anywhere on the beautiful Pentillie Estate include naming ceremonies, renewal of vows, handfasting or humanist ceremonies and commitment ceremonies to mention but a few.

Religious Ceremonies

You will need to contact the relevant religious leader to discuss your ceremony. For Church of England ceremonies in one of the beautiful local parish churches, please contact Reverend Chris Painter via email or telephone 01822 834 170.

Ceremony costs

If you’ve booked the Castle for the weekend and are holding your reception here too, there is no charge from Pentillie, however you will need to organise and pay the registrar or celebrants separately. Please find their contact details later on this page.

If you just want to get married at Pentillie, then subject to availability there will be a charge of £950 to include a meeting with Pentillie’s wedding co-ordinator to assist with planning the day, set-up of the room, the use of the room for up to 4 hours (to include decorating time), and the opportunity to have photographs taken in the grounds.



Cornwall Council Registrars: or 0300 1234181

Church of England Weddings: or 01822 834170

The Guild of Cornish Celebrants: or 07716 992526

To discuss holding your wedding celebrations at Pentillie please email Lisa or 01579 350044.

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