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Pentillie Castle
  • 17th century castle with a rich history
  • Situated on the River Tamar
  • Views over gardens, lawns, parks and woodland
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies in the building
  • Outdoor ceremonies in a marquee
  • 200 guest capacity
  • Exclusive winter wedding packages available
  • A stunning setting for your wedding photography

This stunning 17th century castle offers 55 acres of gorgeous woodland and a variety of indoor and outdoor locations for your wedding day or weekend. 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 clay pigeon shooting, golf and boat trips for their guests.


Pentillie Castle was built by Sir James Tillie, for Sir John Croyton, in 1698. Following Sir John's sudden death, Tillie married his widow and lived at Pentillie until his own passing. Tillie was interred in a mausoleum at Pentillie, and a statue of him still remains there today.

The Croyton family have owned Pentillie for over 300 years, and the castle is now lovingly managed by the latest generation, 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 holds numerous weddings, civil ceremonies and events, 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 Morning Room, 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 close friends and family, and has a capacity of up to 10 guests. The light and airy Dining Room is the perfect setting for all of the day’s events, holding up to 80 guests for your ceremony, up to 60 for the wedding breakfast and up to 100 for the evening reception. The Drawing Room can hold small ceremonies with up to 24 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.

Ceremony Capacity - up to 150 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.

Ceremony Capacity - up to 40 guests indoors, or up to 120 outside

Bathing Hut

The romantic Victorian Bathing Hut makes for an unusual ceremony setting, and the dark wooden beams make for a charming addition to the wedding photographs.

Ceremony Capacity - up to 60 guests

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - up to 60 guests

Marquee Weddings

For weddings of up to 120 guests you are able to hire both the castle and lawns. Marry at the Pavillion, hold your wedding breakfast in a marquee on the South Terrace and then take your guests into the castle Dining Room for the evening reception.

Larger wedding receptions of up to 200 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 in the lime avenue or apple orchard.


As hire of Pentillie Castle is exclusively yours, you can offer all the rooms available to your guests. There are nine stunning en-suite double bedrooms, and an additional attic bedroom can made up if required, with two twin beds and a small private shower room.

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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