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About Pendennis Castle wedding venue

Standing proudly on the Cornish headland, Pendennis Castle overlooks the Falmouth skyline.
This impressive fortress built in the reign of King Henry VIII in the 1540s boasts a commanding position almost entirely surrounded by sea, and was used right up until 1956. Today the outstanding sea views provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding. Your guests will certainly be impressed as they enter the grounds over the bridge through the castle’s large arched gate. Our gun crew can even fire two of our historic big guns to make your celebrations go with a bang.

Say your vows in the beautiful round Castle Keep. Soft lighting makes this a tranquil, romantic space, perfect for wedding ceremonies. The ancient granite walls can be dressed simply with a few candles to enhance the natural elegance of the room, or the neutral colour scheme means you can really go to town with brightly coloured flowers if you prefer. The acoustics of the Keep mean that live or recorded music always sound heavenly during your wedding here.

After your ceremony, you and your partner can lead your guests out into the Chemise. This grassy circle surrounds the Castle Keep and its ramparts protect you from sea breezes as you take in the views all around and raise a glass to your future.

For more intimate weddings, you can hold your ceremony inside the Melvill Room inside the Royal Artillery Barracks. This beautifully bright room is covered by large windows with amazing sea views. After the ceremony, you and your guests can head into the castle grounds to capture your special day.

Dinner takes place in the Killgrew Room in the Royal Artillery Barracks. Flooded by sunlight in the daytime and with dramatic views of the castle after dark, this warm and comfortable room is perfect for dining with 120 of your friends and family before dancing the night away.

For larger weddings and receptions, a marquee can be set up within the grounds, wowing your guests with the panoramic views around the castle.

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Pendennis Castle Features

Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests2000
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barNo
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersNo
Venue type: Castle, Historic Building, Marquee

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Pendennis Castle Location

Pendennis Castle
TR11 4LP
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Directions to Pendennis Castle

Directions by car:

On Pendennis Headland, 1 mile south east of Falmouth

Directions by public transport:

By Train: Falmouth Docks half a mile away


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Mr and Mrs McCowan's Review

The enchanting Castle Keep and first rate organisation of the day made our wedding so perfect and enjoyable for everyone. Also the cost of the venue is not as expensive as you would think. I believe a hotel wedding would have cost more!...

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May 2013.
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Mr and Mrs Hoffman's Review

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all the staff at the castle who helped make our wedding every bit the occasion we wanted. It was a fantastic day and we were very impressed by the helpfulness of all the staff involved. We’ve had nothing but...

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May 2013.
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Stephen peacock's Review

We can,t wait for our big day at this most beautiful castle in Falmouth ....helpful staff and amazing views and we have regularly travelled 300 miles from our home to feel our close bond with Pendennis castle ...thanks and see you soon Pendennis x...

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September 2012.
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Stacey Ball's Review

I am estatic about having my wedding ceremony at Pendennis Castle in Febuary, and the english heritage team have been amazing. Helping with every detail, and always there for enquiries. Could ask for better support, takes some of the stress and pressure off knowing everything there at the castle is...

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August 2011.
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