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Pentillie Castle

Pentillie Castle

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Pentillie Castle

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  • Exclusive hire only venue
  • 17th century country house with a rich history
  • Situated on the Cornish bank of the River Tamar
  • Far reaching views over to Dartmoor National Park
  • Indoor and outdoor licensed ceremony locations
  • Inspirational spaces for large marquee celebrations
  • A spectacular setting for your wedding album
  • Solar heated outdoor swimming pool

This stunning 17th century castle, set within a 1,500 acre private estate in Cornwall, offers exclusive use of 55 acres of gorgeous woodland and a variety of both indoor and outdoor locations for your wedding celebrations. Pentillie Castle is serene and secluded, away from the hustle of the city in its setting on the banks of the River Tamar, yet still easy to reach with only a 20 minute drive from Plymouth.

Pentillie Castle offers a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photography, with several indoor rooms delicately dressed in white wood panelling, and outdoor locations including the dark wood bathing hut or a traditional marquee on the old tennis lawn. The professional team can help with all aspects of planning your big day, and have even helped couples plan activities such as off-road driving, archery and boat trips for their guests.


Pentillie Castle was built by Sir James Tillie in 1698, agent to the nearby estate of Sir John Coryton. Following Sir John's sudden death, Tillie married his widow and lived at Pentillie until his own passing. Having had no children himself, the inheritance later came back into the Coryton family when his grand-niece married one of Sir John’s descendants. Tillie was interred in a purpose-built mausoleum at Pentillie, and a statue of him still remains there today.

The Coryton family have owned Pentillie for over 300 years, and the castle is now lovingly managed by the latest generation, Sammie and her parents Ted and Sarah. In 2008, they undertook a huge project to restore the castle to its former glory, keeping the influence of the surrounding countryside while modernising the inside by adding en-suite bathrooms. Today, the castle is an exclusive hire only venue hosting weddings, civil ceremonies and special private hire celebrations, all touched by the special wonder that is its position on the River Tamar.


There are a wide variety of indoor rooms and outdoor spaces available for your wedding ceremony and reception. Each location offers a beautiful setting for you to share your special day with your friends and family, whether you choose to have a small ceremony in the intimate riverside Bathing Hut, or hold a large celebration under a canvas marquee on the old tennis lawn.

Castle Rooms

Inside Pentillie Castle are three beautiful, fully licenced rooms available to hire. The intimate Morning Room is perfect for wedding ceremonies with just six guests. The elegant Dining Room is the perfect setting for all of the day’s events, holding a maximum of 80 guests for your ceremony, up to 50 for your wedding breakfast and up to 100 for your evening reception. The Drawing Room can also hold small ceremonies with up to twelve guests.


The unique Loggia is positioned on the South Terrace, with sweeping views over the River Tamar and reaching to Dartmoor. Though a small indoor space, the Loggia extends onto the terrace allowing for a large number of seated guests.

Civil ceremony capacity - up to 120 guests


Marry under the budding wisteria in what used to be the old tennis pavilion at Pentillie. Similar to the Loggia, the Pavilion offers a small indoor area for ceremonies of up to 40 guests, but can open onto the tennis lawn to seat larger parties.

Civil ceremony capacity - up to 40 guests indoors, or up to 200 outside

Bathing Hut

The romantic Victorian Bathing Hut makes for an unusual ceremony setting nestled on the banks on the River Tamar. The roaring log fire and leaded mullion windows make for a charming addition to the wedding photographs. It is also available to hire for ceremonies only.

Civil ceremony capacity - up to 60 guests

Marquee Weddings

The castle provides the most magnificent backdrop for a marquee celebration. Marry under the wisteria clad pavilion, followed by a memorable wedding reception in a marquee on the South Terrace.

Larger wedding receptions of up to 250 guests can be held in a marquee on the old tennis lawn. Though options for your ceremony with this number of guests are more limited, you might choose to invite fewer guests and hold a smaller ceremony beforehand, or enquire with Pentillie about a hand tying ceremony at the stone circle or in the lime avenue.


As hire of Pentillie Castle is exclusively yours, you can offer all the rooms available to your guests. There are eleven individually styled bedrooms all offering the most spectacular views. Up to 22 adults and an additional four children can be accommodated.

To find out more about this remarkable 17th century castle, get in touch with Pentillie using the contact buttons above and below this listing.

Pentillie Castle & Estate
Paynters Cross
St. Mellion
PL12 6QD


  • Goli & Marek

    We fell in love with the beautiful grounds and also the possibility of exclusive hire to make a whole weekend of it! Our favourite part of the wedding was the civil ceremony under the Pavilion which was decorated with sunflowers.

  • Melanie & Louis

    Wow, how could anyone visit Pentillie Castle and not love it? It was actually the first venue that we visited and as soon as we drove into the entrance we all fell in love with it. Louis and I visited another 8 venues after, but nothing compared to Pentillie. The setting was truly beautiful and the feel/atmosphere of the entire place was indescribable, it really was the dream venue.

  • Anna & David

    As soon as we walked in even though it is a very grand place we felt at home, it felt cosy and like a home from home. We loved it as soon as we drove down the drive!

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