Pennard house,somerset

Pennard House

Basic Information

Pennard House

  • Ceremony Capacity: 120
  • Dinner Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 180
  • Licensed Until : 12am
  • Late Extension: Yes
  • Accommodation: Yes (sleeps 24)
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor Ceremony: Yes
  • Fireworks: Yes
  • Prices from £3000


Pennard House, favored by Vogue, Marie Claire, and English Home magazine, stands as a stunning Georgian Manor House and Coach House within secluded gardens, embraced by meadows, woodlands, and cider orchards. Tucked away in the enchanting Somerset countryside, this family-owned gem embodies dreamy English elegance, making it a truly magical setting. Create the wedding of your dreams at Pennard House—a charming blend of dreamy elegance and welcoming country warmth. Nestled in a picturesque setting, this venue is the ideal backdrop for your romantic and rustic wedding celebration. The perfect wedding venue for wedding photography.

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History of Pennard house

Pennard House, standing proudly since its construction in the 17th century, has been an enduring family residence, consistently bustling with the warmth of friends and guests across generations.

The central Jacobean section, dating back to 1600-1620, forms the heart of the house, featuring a spacious central hall, a welcoming kitchen, and central bedrooms. In 1815, the East and West wings were seamlessly integrated, introducing grand reception rooms, a dining room, and additional expansive bedrooms.

Pennard House, a Grade II listed family home nestled in the captivating Somerset countryside. From the moment you arrive, it exudes a welcoming atmosphere that instantly makes you feel at home. Owned and managed by Harry and Georgina, along with their two children, Pennard House holds deep familial roots, with Harry having grown up in the house that has been a cherished part of his family for generations. Martin and Susie, Harry’s parents, spent over 35 years residing in the house and now call the Garden Cottage on the estate home, actively contributing to the vibrant tapestry of events that define Pennard House’s spirit. From language schools and yoga retreats to film shoots and wedding celebrations, the house has witnessed a myriad of activities over the years. The annual Glastonbury Festival brings a friendly invasion of friends, adding to the house’s rich history.

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Katie & James

It was a great pleasure having Paul as the photographer at our wedding at Pennard House. He has a great, friendly manner and everyone felt at ease around him. We are delighted with the photos, which are very natural, well composed and capture the joy of the day.

Getting Ready for your Pennard House Wedding

Get ready to kick off one of the most thrilling chapters of your wedding day—the bridal preparations! Feel the buzz of nervous excitement as the day unfolds, the culmination of countless hours of planning, leading up to the moment when you finally say “I do” to the love of your life!

Pennard House has your pre-wedding festivities in the bag with our fabulous getting ready room. Imagine a roomy retreat where you and your bridesmaids can kick back, relax, and perhaps indulge in a cheeky sip of prosecco (or two!) to kick start the festivities. With ample space for hair and makeup, it’s the ultimate spot for you and your besties to prep and primp, ensuring a day filled with fun, laughter, and a touch of glam!

Pennard house getting ready room

Wedding Ceremonies at Pennard House

Get ready to say “I do” in style! For civil ceremonies at Pennard House, you’ve got options that are as bright and beautiful as your love story. Picture this: a spacious, sunlit room within the house, ready to host up to 95 guests. If you’re dreaming of an outdoor ceremony, our Garden Pavilion on the lush lawn, just next to the house, can accommodate up to 120 guests. The best part? Both spaces are licensed for civil ceremonies, giving you the power to pick your perfect spot on the big day. Rain or shine, your ceremony will be fabulous!

Somerset wedding photography
Somerset wedding photography

Church Wedding

Nestled just beyond the garden, the rural Church of All Saints is the epitome of a charming village church. Known for boasting the heaviest peal of five bells in the country, it sets the scene for the perfect English country wedding.

When the time comes, take a leisurely stroll to exchange your vows in this idyllic setting. Once pronounced married, it’s just a short walk back to the gardens, where you and your guests can revel in the joy of your union with the first sip of champagne. No need to worry about transportation – all your guests can conveniently park at the house and enjoy a delightful walk to the church. It’s a seamless and picturesque celebration at your fingertips!

stunning wedding photos at Pennard House

Pennard House stands as a captivating wedding venue with enchanting gardens that serve as the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding photos. Tucked away in the heart of Somerset, our venue boasts meticulously maintained gardens, offering a picturesque and romantic setting for your special day. Immerse yourself in the lush greenery, vibrant flower beds, and charming pathways that provide a whimsical atmosphere, ideal for capturing those timeless wedding moments. From the tranquil beauty of to the freshwater lake to the blooming rose gardens, Pennard House gardens is a photographer’s paradise. Whether you envision a ceremony surrounded by nature’s splendor or desire captivating post-ceremony portraits, the gardens ensure every photo encapsulates the magic and romance of your wedding day. Discover the allure of Pennard House, where the beauty of nature meets the celebration of love, the perfect wedding venue for capturing those amazing wedding photography shots.

Somerset wedding photography
Somerset wedding photography

Sophie & Will

Paul was our wedding photographer back in May. Prior to the wedding he was responsive and very supportive of all our ideas.

On our wedding day it was an absolute dream to have Paul a part of it, he captured our day just perfectly. He was kind, calm and attentive to all our needs. He was great fun and came up with ideas for pictures we never would have dreamed off.

Paul is just simply amazing at what he does 🫶🏼 could never thank him enough.

Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer for your Pennard House Wedding

Picking the right photographer to take pictures on your big day is a big decision. The right photographer should fit your personalities and capture your wedding day in a natural, unobtrusive way. Allowing your day to unfold without constant intrusions.

My photography style is to capture the fun and love on your wedding day, along with a few family photos and some epic portraits.

If this sounds like the style of wedding photos you’d like for your special day then I’d love to hear from you.

Click the button below to get in touch and tell me all about your exciting plans!

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How to Find Pennard House

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Contact Details

Pennard house
East Pennard,
Shepton Mallet,

Tel: 01749860700
Website: Pennard House

Let’s talk about your special day

Are you Ready?

I’m all ears and can’t wait to meet you! I only take on a limited number of weddings each year so every couple gets the same amazing service. – so I’d love to meet you and see if we’re the right fit.

Pop your details into the contact form and hit send. I’ll be in touch quicker than you can say ‘I do’! No, kidding – I’m excited to connect with you and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.