Located in a tranquil valley in one of Cornwall’s most celebrated locations, Pengenna Manor in Wadebridge, North Cornwall, is a manor house wedding venue which leaves you spoilt for choice.
Surrounded by top Cornish beaches, rural landscapes and towns, you’ll find some of Cornwall’s best destinations on your doorstep, including Port Isaac, Padstow, Bodmin Moor Area of Outstanding Beauty, Polzeath, Mawgan Porth, the Camel Trail, Camel Estuary and Newquay.
Pengenna Manor Weddings, Cornwall
Tucked away in your exclusive use wedding venue, at Pengenna Manor you and your loved ones can enjoy an idyllic countryside retreat encircled by 300 acres of meadows, woodland, lawns, waterways, orchards and valleys.
The North Cornwall wedding venue is a feast of history, glorious wedding spaces and extensive accommodations for guests. From its 800-year-old dining room to its 200-year-old converted barn, granite archways, mullioned windows and more, Pengenna has a staggering collection of historic wedding locations, both inside and out.
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding, a huge multi-day celebration, a boho festival or a relaxed elopement, you’ll find Pengenna Manor has the sense of occasion, options and romance you want for your wedding day.
Once the home of a prominent local family, the Pentyres of Pentire Point fame, Pengenna Manor has been in the Blewett family for over 150 years. The current owner, Richard Blewett, has lovingly transformed the estate into a collection of stunning wedding spaces.
Pengenna’s evolution from an unassuming medieval hall to a significant Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian home is tastefully captured throughout the venue. Combining luxury contemporary décor with dazzling, original historic features and furnishings, plus family photos, Pengenna makes for an unforgettable wedding venue.
Its pretty Wadebridge location means if you want to explore the local area, you have a whirlwind of spectacular sights and scenery minutes away.
Multi-Day and Intimate Weddings at Pengenna Manor
The grade II-listed manor house and its accompanying buildings and grounds are all available for your exclusive use. Richard gives over the entire estate as a blank canvas for you to use as you wish.
The 200-year-old Cowyard Barn with its vaulted wood-beam ceiling and the tailor-made wooden Summerhouse edged by apple and cherry trees are amongst Pengenna’s most popular wedding spaces.
Other wedding locations at Pengenna include:
- the huge 450-year-old front doors with its sculpted granite stone archway,
- the 200-year-old stable block – The Stables with its rustic cobbled floor and rubblestone wall,
- the Walled Garden with its fragrant rose arbour,
- the Marquee Terrace for up to 350 guests,
- the 500-year-old Drawing Room with its wood-burning stove and parquet-flagstone flooring or the 800-year-old Dining Room with its stunning inglenook fireplace – both ideal for an intimate wedding,
- woodland and more.
Stunning views across rural Wadebridge accompany each wedding space.
But the incredible range of choices at Pengenna doesn’t stop there. For accommodation there are 5 luxury bedrooms to sleep 10, each uniquely styled with a seamless blend of contemporary and period décor. Further sleeping quarters can be found in Watergate Cottage which sleeps up to 8 guests. Finally, Pengenna’s meadows can house an unlimited number of guests for glamping in bell tents.
Incredible. Paul was our photographer for our wedding and from the very first conversation we had with him we were immediately put at ease and felt relaxed about everything.Becs & Harry
Myself and my partner aren’t very ‘photo-y’ people so were quite nervous about having to have formal photos etc but Paul understood what we wanted without us having to say much yet at the same time offered advice where needed which made the whole experience run smoothly ( he pretty much helped structure our entire day!)
Even with a lost voice on the day he effortlessly captured every moment and I can’t thank him enough. The photos are stunning and I am so grateful to have such beautiful images to remember our day by. I genuinely believe our day wouldn’t have run as smoothly or been as enjoyable without him.
Thank you so much Paul. Recommend to everyone!
21 of my favourite images from a wedding at Pengenna Manor
Top Manor House Wedding Venue in North Cornwall
Explore it all on the Camel Trail, one of Cornwall’s top 3 attractions. Cycle, horse-ride or walk the scenic 18-mile route along the River Camel, from Padstow through the Camel Valley and on to Bodmin Moor.
Taking in the magnificent Camel Estuary, the Camel Trail is a great way to uncover North Cornwall’s rousing landscapes and magnificent wildlife including herons, dolphins, egrets porpoises, puffins and more.
Alternatively, take the 26-mile Cornwall Coast Path from Boscastle to Padstow for dramatic views across Cornwall’s monumental coastal landscape, littered with historical sites dating back to the Bronze Age.
In fact, this area is steeped in history. Top historical sights in the local area include:
- St Ednodoc Church, a fascinating, once partly submerged church, is now the resting place of renowned poet John Betjeman,
- Lanhydrock House,
- the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway,
- Pencarrow Gardens,
- Bodmin Jail and more.
Or why not enjoy a cruise along the Camel Estuary? Cruise, kayak or sail its waters to see its glorious wildlife up close. For family fun head to Camel Creek Adventure Park.
With so much on your doorstep and so many amazing wedding spaces to choose from, it’s no surprise Pengenna Manor is a top Cornwall manor house wedding venue you’re guaranteed to fall in love with.
Church Weddings at Pengenna Manor
For church weddings, there are 10 local churches, just 10 minutes away, which are popular options for Pengenna weddings, including:
- St James the Great in St Kew,
- Saint Endelienta in St Endellion,
- St John the Evangelist in Delabode,
- Lanivet Church in St Breoke,
- St Peter’s in Patisaak,
- St Teth in St Teath,
- St Michael & All Angels in Michaelstow.
Pengenna Manor Wedding Photographer, Cornwall
It’s no surprise being asked to be a Pengenna Manor wedding photographer is a dream. I’ve photographed weddings here many times and every wedding space is phenomenal. Whether you’re inside or out the backdrops are stunning, exciting and unique.
Outside there are 20 acres of grounds plus 40 acres of woodland we can use for your wedding photos. These spaces include a beautiful waterside bridge, meadows filled with wildflowers, majestic woodland, landscaped gardens – it’s an endless feast for amazing wedding photography.
Nearby we’ve got divine bays we can pop to for coastal photography. I’m a local Cornwall wedding photographer so I’m well-used to slipping couples out to a hideaway bay nearby that only a local would know.
Of course, you’ve also got uninterrupted views across the North Cornwall countryside as a backdrop from wherever you are on the estate. Pengenna Manor is just 3 miles from the nearest stretch of coastline and 20 minutes from Bodmin Moor so it’s an amazing choice for exceptional wedding photography.
You’ll get so many different backdrops for your wedding photos – all unique – so it’s a brilliant choice.
Unforgettable Weddings at Pengenna, Trelill, Wadebridge
Nearby Wadebridge is a beautiful town with the River Camel running through it. Its strategically important location makes its one of North Cornwall’s most famous settlements.
Wadebridge is an attractive fishing port with narrow winding streets lined with independent shops, galleries, boutiques and mouthwatering eateries serving up tasty just-caught seafood. It’s also a great starting point for exploring the surrounding area.
Beautiful Port Isaac of Doc Martin fame is just 10 minutes drive from Pengenna Manor whilst Padstow, the coastal foodie haven adored by Rick Stein is just 25 minutes away. Other nearby coastal retreats include: Mawgnan Porth, Bude, Newquay, Trevone and Polzeath for top surf.
On the other side of Wadebridge are Bodmin and Tintagel. The wild moorlands and granite peaks of Bodmin Moor are said to be home to the Bodmin Beast whilst Tintagel is awash with sights, castles ruins and spectacles from Arthurian legend.
Local to the area, I’m a highly experienced Pengenna Manor Wedding photographer who has been lucky to photograph at Pengenna many times. Whether you want to get married at Pengenna Manor or another location, call me on: 07854 172143 or send a message and let’s talk about what you have in mind for your wedding.
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