Pengersick Castle

£550 - £1925 for Venue Hire
1 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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The most stunning, magical, unique little Tudor Castle just 500m from the sea. Ideal for small weddings, micro weddings and elopements. Owned by an independent 'not for profit' UK Registered Charity.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
We have a simple price structure depending upon the time of the year, length of hire and number of guests.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Choice of preferred caterers
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Exclusive Use
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Bridal Changing Facilities
Marquee Permitted
Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Full Description
Welcome to Pengersick Castle, Cornwall’s most unique small wedding venue. This 15th Century gem is steeped in history with tales of shipwrecks, smuggling and hidden treasure. Grade I listed and dating back to 1520 the castle's quiet charm and imposing character comes complete with ornate fireplaces, massive beams, stone mullion windows and of course suits of armour. Cosy in the winter with roaring fires and cool in the summer, the castle makes the most magical backdrop for your special day. With stunning, beautifully maintained private gardens and grounds of 5 acres, and magnificent far-reaching views from the battlements Pengersick never fails to inspire. Your own Tudor Castle for the day – when you hire Pengersick Castle for your special day it is exclusively yours for the day. Every room in this amazing Tudor Castle is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies. Or why not choose The Bower in our enchanting Medieval Garden for your perfect day. Our principal ceremony room is the Solar approached via one of the most finest Tudor stone spiral staircases in the country. With an expanse of natural light and open plan feel this room makes the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. A blank canvass for you to dress with flowers and fill with candles for the ultimate way to declare your love for one another and say your vows. We are happy to work with any local or national suppliers to create a day truly special to you. From a toast drink and canapes on the lawn to a romantic dinner for two served in the magnificent Gun Room. All this and more, just a five minute walk from the glorious surf beach of Praa Sands, enchanting Pengersick Castle will give you an unforgettable and magical Wedding Ceremony and Celebration experience. Pengersick Castle is owned and managed by an independent UK Registered Charity so all funds raised through hosting weddings and events directly go towards maintaining this amazing and unique little piece of Cornish history.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jay Hodgetts
A thing of beauty is a joy forever - we love welcoming couples at Pengersick Castle where the only limitation is your imagination. Your special day is our speciality. Jay x


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kirsty and Ben
Happy couple married in May
June 2021
Incredible venue and hosts!
Found Pengersick when we were looking for a small venue and fell in love instantly. The castle is pristine and the gardens are Tudor through and through! Jay and Martyn who run the place are the most amazing people too - Jay can chat for hours about the history of the castle, the horticultural choices made etc and Martyn cooks the best breakfasts we’ve had! Although COVID robbed us of our wedding ceremony in the castle, we took our honeymoon here and they suggested a mini wedding photo shoot which we happily agreed on. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough!
Jacki Clement
Happy couple married in February
April 2021
Pengersick castle is a wonderful unique wedding venue
Pengersick castle is a wonderful unique wedding venue. Your hosts are warm and welcoming and make sure you are well looked after. If you want a wedding that is dreamy and beautiful, this castle is perfect. I loved stargazing from the rooftop, it was absolutely magical.
Philip Hazelwood
Happy couple married in February
April 2021
We highly recommend getting married or visiting Pengersick.
Pengersick Castle is a truly fantastic wedding venue. We had the most wonderful day celebrating in December 2020! Pengersick Castle has charm, character and a variety of unique spaces to choose from for the ceremony, reception and photos! It's also a great location with mature gardens and in close reach of the beach! Jay and the team were warming and went above and beyond to make our day everything we wanted it to be! We highly recommend getting married or visiting Pengersick. We cant wait to return.
Dave Hackett
Happy couple married in October
April 2021
Fantastic value for money
We had an amazing wedding here in August 2020. The castle and grounds are fantastic and everyone of our guests thought the place was amazing and have never experienced a venue like this before. Martin and jay who run the castle went the extra mile to make sure our day ran smoothly! I cannot recommend this place enough and what fantastic value for money and it’s dog friendly which poppy our cockerpoo loved it aswell. 👰🏼🤵🏰🐶
Debra Munford
Wedding: September
April 2021
Wonderful, grade 1 listed, romantic castle,
Wonderful, grade 1 listed, romantic castle, fabulous location, and with super helpful, friendly team. Couldn't recommend them enough. Very dog friendly too.
Location & Contact Details


Pengersick Castle,, Praa Sands, Cornwall, TR20 9SJ, England

Travel Notes

TR20 9SJ

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Newquay or Lands End
Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (3)

Green Tick 'Good to Go' - Visit England, the National Tourist Board of England
Cornwall Weddings, Member
ABWB Founding Member

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All our weddings are the best because a wedding is all about recognising and celebrating the love two people have for one another as they start a new life journey together. Not forgetting the serious side of getting married, the love, fun, laughter and smiles as couples celebrate their special day here at Pengersick Castle is priceless.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't panic. Take each stage step by step - this is your special day. Communicate. We find our couples start by choosing the venue (and of course the date) before doing anything else. At Pengersick Castle we will happily hold your chosen date whilst you contact the Registrars. Once you can confirm the Registrars can attend on your chosen day you can then build around that to create something really special. There is a great range of highly professional and dedicated suppliers to choose from out there and as we are not tied to any particular one we are happy to work with anyone you may wish to choose. This helps to make putting everything together a little easier for you if one particular supplier can't make your date. A wedding planner can help you bring everything and everyone together but we do not insist that you use one. What we do ask though, is that you produce a time line as to how you want your day to run - thus ensuring everyone knows who is doing what and when.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We love seeing all those little personal touches that makes this YOUR special day. We've seen wedding cakes decorated with Lego figures for the Lego fans out there. Then there have been weddings where the couples four legged friends have been ring bearers or best dog(s) or dog of honour suitably attired in matching bow ties. We've seen fabulous flowers, amazing food and vintage cars. We had one 'Mother of The Bride" who made all their bunting, table runners and napkins. Being a castle, cake cutting has often just had to be with a giant broad-sword, the stuff of Arthurian legends. Early evening weddings with lots of candles - the fairy-tale castle dream. We currently have a wedding in the planning stages that may be said in Cornish. And many more - in fact too many to have one favourite.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Magical. Unique. Dreamy. Romantic. Exclusive.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Pengersick Castle, and its stunning gardens and grounds is a photographer's delight. At every turn there is something to delight the eye and camera. From the top of our battlements (yes you can go onto our battlements) to some hidden, secret corner of the garden or our woodland there are so many photo opportunities to capture those special moments forever. Not only that, but being just 500m away from the beach a beach walk with your photographer is a real must.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Pengersick Castle is a celebrity in its own right - it has appeared in films and TV shows. We do believe in discretion and integrity so it would be wrong to name names - we welcome, and give our very best to everyone.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Too many to choose from - I love to be delighted and surprised by new combinations of textures and flavours - little bursts of fun. My sense of humour wants to say cheese and pineapple on cocktail sticks - artistically stuck into a potato covered in foil to look like a hedgehog!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Marshmallows. Marmite on Toast (you either love it or hate it). Turkish delight. Jaffa cakes

What is your venue's most unique feature?

A romantic, hidden little castle.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

There are lots of parts of our business we are proud of. From the fabulous reviews and lovely kind words our couples leave in our many reviews and the gorgeous 'thank you' cards we receive, to our totally dedicated team of staff and volunteers. We are proud to have the privilege to create something uniquely special that can be enjoyed by everyone yet at the same time ensures the future of this amazing little piece of history.