Civil Marriages & Partnerships: We welcome civil marriages and partnerships at Pentillie Castle, and are licensed for these ceremonies in a variety of unique and stunning locations.
The licensed spaces (in which you can legally marry or form a partnership), include the evocative and romantic bathing hut on the banks of the River Tamar, the Loggia on the South Terrace with far-reaching views across the river to Dartmoor and the wisteria covered Pavilion that used to be the old tennis pavilion!
The Bathing Hut can seat 60, while the Pavilion and Loggia are both small spaces which open onto large terraces or lawns so can accommodate many more guests.
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, or the Turkey Oak on the bank of the River Tamar are all spectacular and unique locations. These ceremonies are not legally binding, but are able to 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, commitment ceremonies to mention but a few.
If you’ve booked the Castle for the weekend and are holding your reception here too, there is no additional charge to hold your ceremony at Pentillie Castle, although you will need to organise and pay the registrar or celebrants separately. Please find their contact details following: