Venues Pendennis Castle
Pendennis Castle
  • Impressive 450 year old castle keep
  • Historic barracks transformed into modern venue
  • Situated in Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Civil ceremonies for up to 120 guests
  • Drinks receptions in the Castle Chemise 120 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 120 guests
  • Marquee receptions for up to 1,500 guests

The beautifully historic Pendennis Castle can be found in the seaside town of Falmouth. You can marry in the Castle Keep itself; you'll feel like royalty as you cross the stone bridge and begin walking down the aisle through a stunning arched doorway. You can then spend your first moments of marriage outside on the grass-covered Chemise that surrounds the Keep.

The newly refurbished Royal Artillery Barracks are available for receptions of up to 120 guests. The Barracks have been brilliantly converted into a contemporary banqueting suite and offer amazing sea views. Alternatively, if you're hoping for a more elaborate celebration, the castle's lawns offer plenty of space for a marquee that's large enough to hold 1,500 guests.

History

This picturesque castle was originally used as an artillery fort after its construction in 1539-1545. Commissioned by Henry VIII, the castle played an important role in the defence of England against invasion. Pendennis continued to be used in coastal defence until World War Two, most notably when housing Territorial Army volunteers during World War One.

The Facilities

The Lower Gun Room

Located within the Castle Keep, the Gun Room is one of the most historic places in which you can marry. Built nearly five hundred years ago, you will enter the room by crossing a stone bridge and passing through a beautiful arched doorway. The Gun Room is a particularly beautiful space for wedding ceremonies, with rustic wooden benches for your guests to sit on, gunpowder barrels and tapestry hangings.

Civil ceremony capacity - up to 120 guests

Drinks reception capacity - up to 120 guests

Castle Chemise

On sunny days, you and your guests can venture out onto the Chemise; a grass-covered area surrounding the castle and bordered by a circular stone wall. For many years this area was used as an external gun platform! Now, it offers a perfect space for wedding photography.

Drinks reception capacity - up to 120 guests

Royal Artillery Barracks

Near to the historic Castle Keep stands the Royal Artillery Barracks which were built in 1901. Once used to house the Royal Garrison Artillery, the Barracks now offer couples the chance to hold their ceremony or reception within one of its three rooms.

In contrast to the historic surroundings, the Barracks feature clean and contemporary décor, as well as stunning sea views.

Civil ceremony capacity - up to 90 guests

Evening reception capacity - up to 120 guests

Marquee

For really big receptions, the lawns surrounding the castle make a perfect spot for a marquee. You and your guests can celebrate your marriage while enjoying views of this stunning castle and adjacent coastline.

Marquee hire must be sourced from English Heritage approved suppliers.

Evening reception capacity - up to 1,500 guests

Catering

The team at English Heritage have created a list of accredited catering suppliers for you to choose from. They also provide a range of specially selected Wedding Packages to include venue hire, catering, candle arrangements and a DJ.

Accommodation

There are two specially converted holiday Cottages available to rent within the Castle Grounds.

You will also find many hotels in the nearby Falmouth town centre.

Wedding Showcase

Sunday 28th October (11am - 3pm)

Join the team at Pendennis Castle for their wedding showcase to see the castle keep dressed for a wedding ceremony, the newly refurbished Royal Artillery Barracks dressed for a wedding reception and discuss all the details of your perfect day with some of the best local suppliers and their dedicated Hospitality team.

For more information, or if you'd like to book Pendennis Castle for your wedding, please get in touch using the contact options at the top or bottom of this page.

Address
Pendennis Castle
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 4LP

Reviews

  • Mr and Mrs Vocat - 07/2016

    Stunning and timeless, a truly unique wedding venue.

  • Mr and Mrs Samuel - 04/2016

    We couldn’t have been happier - everything was smoothly planned and executed right from the first meeting to the day after. The staff really went out of their way to make everything perfect.

  • Mr and Mrs Preston-Evans - 03/2016

    A stunning venue for our wedding, it made our day extra special and provided us with incredible photos.

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