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Pennard House

Pennard House

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Pennard House

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  • Beautiful Georgian stately home in Somerset
  • Church on grounds for religious ceremonies
  • Wonderful location for civil ceremonies and receptions
  • 130 acres of picturesque grounds
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Complimentary indulgent bridal suite
  • Overnight accommodation and tipis
  • Late Availability dates now available

In the midst of Somerset's picturesque countryside, Pennard House is an elegant late Georgian mansion, offering an exclusive setting to celebrate your wedding. This enchanting manor house is surrounded by 130 acres of beautiful woodlands, magical meadows, orchards and immaculately-kept gardens, and offers the choice of both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and even a beautiful 14th century church located just outside the grounds for religious ceremonies, so you can have your day all in one place.

The complimentary Orchard Room bridal suite is included with every booking, and close friends and family can also stay in luxury bedrooms or under the stars in 16ft luxury tipis in the garden. By the time you leave, Pennard will feel like a home away from home, with memories to last a lifetime.


Pennard House is a Grade II-listed family home that has been in the family for generations, where every guest is welcomed as a friend, and becomes part of the family on your special day. Weddings aren’t held on consecutive days, so you can choose to come for one day or an entire weekend. Why not come the night before and enjoy supper with your loved ones, cooked by Pennard’s in-house chef, and relax knowing everything’s ready for your special day.

Wandering out into the mansion's stunning grounds you will find an enchanting rose garden, beautiful south facing Victorian gardens and 80 acres of working apple orchards producing the iconic local Somerset cider! It really is the most magical setting for your wedding day.

The dedicated staff at Pennard House work with individual budgets and wedding themes to create wonderfully unique events. As the venue is licensed to host civil ceremonies, entire wedding celebrations can be held at the house, from the ceremony and a Champagne reception through to a customised wedding breakfast and a spectacular evening party in the Coach House. If you would prefer a church wedding then there is a beautiful village church just a short walk across the garden.


Featuring a large central hall, grand reception rooms, luxurious, spacious bedrooms and magical, atmospheric grounds, Pennard House is a truly exquisite backdrop for unforgettable wedding celebrations.

Napier Room

This exquisite room is decorated with ornate chandeliers and gorgeous, antique mirrors. The room holds plenty of natural light and is painted in neutral tones for an elegant feel. It’s the perfect room to exchange vows and say "I do".

Civil ceremony capacity – 90 guests

Garden Pavilion

Located on the lawns, the Garden Pavilion is ideal in summer months for couples wanting to have their ceremony surrounded by nature and countryside.

The Coach House

This stunning 18th century coach house will hold your wedding breakfast and reception. Beautifully renovated with modern touches, it contains a bar, dance floor, relaxed seating space and a separate dining area. There is an overall rustic feel with wooden beams adorned with fairy lights.

Wedding breakfast capacity – 120 guests
Evening reception capacity – 180 guests


The team at Pennard House understand that the food is one of the most important talking points of the day and should be as spectacular as your wedding.

They currently work with three brilliant caterers who can tailor their menus to suit your tastes and budget. All select locally sourced and seasonal ingredients for the dishes they create. Whether it’s a traditional sit down meal or a buffet and hog roast, your wedding breakfast is your choice.


Pennard House can be booked exclusively, and wedding parties often choose to stay over the night before the wedding to enjoy a relaxed meal and soak up the character of this glorious estate. Guests can stay in one of many elegant bedrooms. Or for something a little different, they can stay in a handmade rustic tipi in the grounds.

Orchard Room bridal suite

When the evening reception celebrations have drawn to a close, newlyweds can retire to the indulgent bridal suite. The room is decorated with beautiful chandeliers and wall murals and has a luxury rolltop bath to enjoy.

Late Availability

Looking to tie the knot in 2022? You're in luck! Pennard House has some late availability dates this year:

  • 30th July
  • 27th August
  • 10th September

Get in touch now to bag these dates for yourself!

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Pennard House
East Pennard
Shepton Mallet


  • Sara and Jack - 2021

    We just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thank you for all of your incredible support and guidance in the lead up to and during our wedding. We had the most amazing few days that we’ll never forget. You and the whole team at Pennard are fantastic, you’ve been flexible, accommodating and overall just genuinely lovely people which really made it for us. We’ll be recommending you to everyone. All the very best xxx

  • Libby and Andy - July 2021

    My husband and I got married at Pennard House three weeks ago and had the most perfect day. Pennard House itself is stunning and allowed us to have the wedding we had always wanted - we could stay the night before and the night of the wedding with our closest friends and family. The grounds and Coach House are just gorgeous; it’s informal and relaxed while being totally organised thanks to the added bonus (and it really is a bonus!) of having a Wedding Coordinator. Pennard were so helpful with all things COVID and have a helpbook with a list of recommended suppliers to get your organising started. Our favourite day ever and all thanks to Pennard House and their truly wonderful staff (especially Lucy!). Can we do it again?

  • Mr and Mrs Burton - May 2021

    We just wanted to say again how grateful we are to you all for making our Wedding Blessing and Reception so special. You are all amazing and we had a very magical day. Our guests and us included loved everything about it and we cannot thank you enough for all of your efforts in making it work seamlessly - special thanks to La for having to tell me it was raining and for making all indoor celebrations just as incredible! And for being there all day working away to make it so special for us all. The evening before, the breakfasts and being able to enjoy the beautiful house and surroundings was incredible. We didn’t want to go and we all want to come back! Thank you for everything, we are so lucky to have had a fantastic day.

  • L and L - October 2019

    My husband and I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you for everything!

    It was such a lovely day, and Pennard House was the perfect location to have a special day! Literally everything was perfect even the weather.

    We can't thank you enough!

  • B and K - October 2019

    Thank you so much for all your hard work. Not just the last couple of days where you helped us have the most amazing day/weekend, but over the previous months where your support, guidance and general enthusiasm helped us so much in the planning process. You are an absolute credit to Pennard House. Many thanks once again, we can not recommend Pennard House enough and we will be sure to let anyone and everyone know.

  • Parents of the groom - September 2019

    As parents of the groom at our son's wedding on Saturday 28th September, we would like to thank everyone at Pennard House for making the event so wonderful. The venue was absolutely beautiful and every last detail had been thought about to make it the perfect wedding. Even the weather perked up when needed - luck was definitely on our side!
    What made the event even for special for us was how Carol, Lucy and everyone we met went out of their way to make our stay as easy as possible following my husband's recent surgery - meals in our room, wheelchair routes through the house and Coach House as well as all your care and kind attention which enabled us both to relax and enjoy the wedding. Without all your help this would not have been possible, so thank you very much indeed, we are extremely grateful to you all.
    It was a wonderful occasion and one which none of us will ever forget. We would have no hesitation in recommending Pennard House to all our family and friends!

  • K and P - September 2019

    Thank you so much!
    And a huge thank you to you and Carole and all the team at Pennard for making our day so perfect. We had the time of our lives!
    We, our families and friends felt so at home at Pennard no one wanted to leave and your kindness and seamless support behind the scenes from caring for Phil's dad, to helping decorate the coach house to fluffing my dress before I walked down the aisle (the list goes) on was just amazing and we are so so grateful. We'd love to come and see you guys again so will certainly pop in if we are in the area!
    Thanks again!

  • L and A - September 2019

    Myself, my husband and our families had the time of our lives. We felt so relaxed and at home we didn't want to leave! It's such a special house.
    All our friends and family have said what a great, relaxed and personal wedding it was and that was really down to the amazing venue and you and your fantastic team...
    You all made the experience so easy and special, all of your hard work behind the scenes didn't go unnoticed- we really appreciate everything you did to make it the most perfect weekend. We honestly can't thank you enough.
    We've spent everyday since reminiscing about our time at Pennard house - it's a weekend we will never forget.
    We'll most definitely pop in for a cuppa if we're ever in the area... and if you ever fancy hiring out the house for holiday stays, let us know as we'd definitely book!

  • N and J - September 2019

    We simply cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us this weekend! It was completely perfect from start to finish and we are still on a high! All of your thoughtful little touches were so appreciated, from bringing us up a tray of Buck's Fizz, and letting my grandma in the house to see me before the ceremony, to the surprise croquet set appearing on the lawn - which we loved! You and Ellie and everyone else who looked after us were so wonderful and kind and accommodating. The best part was that you simply felt like friends who were there for our wedding too! You worked so hard but clearly love your jobs too.
    All of our friends and family commented on what an incredible venue Pennard House was and how well everything was run. We honestly didn't need to worry or even really think about a thing all day.
    We still cannot get over how incredible that weather was! I definitely witnessed a few very sunburnt backs by the end of the night haha!
    Thank you again for everything. It's been a dream! We'd absolutely love to come back again one day!

  • Mother of the Bride - September 2019

    Thank you to you and all your colleagues at Pennard House. I cannot begin to thank you enough for all of the following which made L and W's wedding the most wonderful occasion:

    Professional yet friendly advice
    Excellent communication at all times
    Approachability over anything no matter how big or small
    Excellent planning
    Treating us as individuals
    Always welcoming
    Allowing us several visits to Pennard House
    Keeping us calm, happy and on time during the big day itself
    Arranging for a lovely sunny day - that was the icing on the wedding cake!

    Above all, opening the doors of your beautiful house to us and our guests and allowing us to "pretend" it was ours for the day.
    Thank you again, Lucy. We so much appreciated it all. You were a complete star.

  • Mother of the Bride - September 2019

    As the bride Lucy's mother I would like, on behalf of myself and my husband, the groom's parents and the happy couple, to thank all the wonderful staff at Pennard House for making the day and our stay such a memorable one.
    You all worked tirelessly and unobtrusively in looking after us, from the kitchen staff and their great breakfasts to those making sure the wedding went without a hitch. Special thanks to the lovely Carole, who was there from morning till late at night making sure everything ran smoothly, even tidying the bridal suite after the morning chaos.
    We all had the most wonderful, magical day in beautiful surroundings and we have so many happy memories.
    Thank you all so much.

  • S and M - August 2019

    It is us that thank you and the team for making our wedding so wonderful ! We all had a great time in the beautiful Pennard House and grounds. We have all gone home with our heads in the clouds! Thanks again for all your help and making the day (and night) run so smoothly making us feel very looked after. We will definitely take you up on that offer for cuppa next time we are over :-)

  • S and J - July 2019

    Ah, thank you so much, Lucy!
    We had such an incredible time! Really couldn't have asked for a better day. And I wanted to say an extra big thank you to you, Luce. You were phenomenal! Everything happened seamlessly, no matter what we threw at you. We really couldn't have been happier with the venue or the service!
    Pat, the housekeeper, was super too! As were all the people we met who helped out on the stay.
    I'm sure we'll be visiting again! Not least, because of how many of our friends were wowed by the place! I wouldn't be surprised if we find ourselves guests at a wedding in the future!
    Thanks again for everything!

  • R and O - June 2019

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the best wedding we could have ever imagined!
    Lucy, you were the most incredible, organised, helpful, calm and controlled individual. You're an asset to Pennard House and we couldn't have done it without you!
    You helped create the most incredible day. Even with a minor disaster when the DJ's speaker blew you were already on the back up plan. For that I am eternally grateful.

  • S and M - June 2019

    Well…where do I start? I have finally sat down after settling back in at work and home after ten blissful honeymoon days in the Maldives (there is nothing quite like the place, totally breath-taking). I have been trying to think how to say thank you to you and Ellie for all you did on our wedding day and for the prior year of planning. However, I don't think a mere "thank you" really cuts it! You both were absolutely fantastic. Lucy, your support, guidance, professionalism, warmth, patience and general friendship guided me for twelve months, and Ellie, your support, kindness, extreme hard work and taking care of us and our families/guests on the day went above and beyond what we could have ever asked for. You were a dream. Thank you.

    Pennard House are so lucky to have you both represent them. Our day/weekend was perfect in every single way, we didn't want for anything, everything ran smoothly, the sun shone, your care and consideration was second to none, our families loved it, and the setting and you - it was just perfect. I want to say a special thank you for helping me finalise my gorgeous tables, as the finishing touch made the difference. Again, thank you, couldn't have done it without you. I fell in love with Pennard House the moment I first walked in and it will hold a special place in my heart!

    I do hope you will both stay in touch with me and M. Our photographs are amazing and would love to share them maybe over a coffee one day in the future... We will be back, we promise.

    Thanks again from both of us for the perfect wedding day!

  • Bonnie and Tim - October 2017

    Tess and the Pennard crew. Thank you! We had the most amazing weekend - we are still smiling! you made the weekend so much fun with your amazing and oh so calm running of the day.

  • Emily and Kyle - 2017

    Wow! What an absolutely fantastic wedding we had back in August. We couldn't have wished for it to go any better! We loved every minute of it and that is thanks to everyones hard work at Pennard and of course the stunning house and grounds make everything perfect!
    We are really thankful we found this gem of a place, we couldn't imagine our wedding anywhere else!

  • Michelle and Si - 2017

    We could not have asked to marry in a more perfect place. Our day was everything that we had dreamt of and more, you were the perfect hosts and let us create a very unique & special day. You all went above and beyond our expectations!! We feel very lucky to have found you and cannot recommend you enough to any future brides & grooms!

  • Andrew and Jenny - 02/2017

    Truly amazing venue!!! Harry, Georgina and La were attentive and welcoming and we couldn't have asked for more from them :-) If you want a genuinely extra special venue for your special day then Pennard House is the wedding venue for you. Thank you so much!!!!!!

  • Kathryn and Pete - 09/2016

    We got married here in September and it was the most wonderful experience. The whole team were fabulous and very accommodating. It's a stunning venue and they worked with us to create an individualised, and beautiful weekend. They work very closely with the church (at the bottom of the garden!) and the caterer Caroline Gent, which makes the experience (of wedding planning) much more enjoyable and stress free!

  • Rebecca and Joe - 2016

    From our first trip to your beautiful home, through all the planning, and all the way through to the day itself you all have been so friendly, so kind and so wonderful. Our special day was made perfect through your efforts, and we will treasure our time with you all our (married) lives. Thank you thank you thank you.

  • Rob and Char - 07/2016

    We just wanted to say thank you for helping to make our wedding such a great event. We could not have been happier with how the weekend worked out. It surpassed any expectations we had going into the weekend and all of your hard work is massively appreciated.

  • Oli and Siobhan - 10/2016

    We just wanted to extend a massive thank you to you all for making our day so special. Harry and Georgina you were so lovely to us and helped us relax when we needed to in the build up. The venue was absolutely perfect.

  • Kim and Nick – 09/2016

    Nick and I would like to thank you so much for all you did on our wedding day, and before. We had an amazing day, truly the best day of our lives, and we couldn't have imagined it any better. We feel so lucky to have found Pennard House, it really is a special venue - quite a few guests have told us the same. Thanks for all you did on the day behind the scenes, to help things run smoothly.

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