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Pennard House

East Pennard, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

About Pennard House wedding venue


Pennard House is a beautiful, family-owned Georgian Manor House set in secluded gardens and surrounded by meadows, woodlands and cider orchards. A hidden gem in the rolling Somerset countryside, Pennard House is a magical setting and the epitome of dreamy English elegance.

Pennard House offers a variety of unique options allowing you to tailor make your own wedding day and ensuring your entire day can be hosted in one exquisite location with no need for your guests to drive from place to place.

We have a beautiful room in the house as well as the new Garden Pavilion outside both are licensed for civil ceremonies. If you prefer a church wedding, the picturesque 14th Century village church is just a short walk across the lawn.

Following your ceremony, the large south facing lawn complete with rose gardens and Victorian lake provide the perfect setting for a unique champagne drinks reception and photo opportunity.

The wedding breakfast is held in our newly renovated C18th Coach House. There is an intimate dining area and a bar, dance floor and seating areas. The Coach house has fully fitted kitchen, toilets and inbuilt sound, heating and lighting system, so there is no need to hire these at extra costs. You can also decorate the space as you wish, the evening before the wedding.

For accommodation, you have complimentary use of the new Orchard Room bridal suite furnished with chandeliers, roll top bath and hand painted walls. We can also provide further B&B accommodation for some of your guests. For the more adventurous - there are 16ft luxury tipis in the grounds in the summer!

Our aim is for your wedding day to happen in a magical, unforgettable venue whilst also feeling like a home away from home.

Additional details:

The price shown is for exclusive use of Pennard House grounds and gardens, civil ceremony room and the fully fitted Coach House wedding venue.

The Coach House has tables, chairs, sound, lighting, kitchen and loos - so you won't have to pay extra for these.

Type of Cuisine:

Menus are tailor made for each couple depending upon their tastes and budget.

My daughter Clare was married at your venue and had her reception there as well. I would just like to say a huge thank you to your self and your family and caterers for providing such a fantastic day. You were all so kind and generous with your time and the day was planned down to the last detail. The food was fantastic and the accommodation as was just amazing. Thank you for making Clare and Nathan's day unforgettable''. Mother of the Bride.


Pennard House Features

Minimum guests10
Maximum guests120
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesYes
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersNo
Venue type: Church, Country House, Historic Building, Manor House, Pavilion

Pennard House Location

Pennard House
East Pennard
Shepton Mallet
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Directions to Pennard House

Directions by car:


The drive is about 2.5 hours from London.
Take the M3 motorway from London and leave the motorway on the A303 signed to Exeter. At Wincanton turn off the A303 and take the A371 signed for Wincanton and Castle Cary, then follow signs for Castle Cary and Shepton Mallet. Continue on the A371 past Castle Cary (6 miles from A303) and Castle Cary Train Station. Shortly after the station turn left signed towards Alhampton. Follow this road through to Ditcheat and at the T junction in Ditcheat village turn left and follow through the village passing the Manor House pub and the church (on the right). Follow this road on out of the village signed as going to Glastonbury and East Pennard. After about 1 mile you’ll reach the A37 (with the Queen's Arms pub on the left). Cross straight over the A37 and a couple of hundred yards further take the first turning right signed to East Pennard. Follow this road up the hill, through the village, past the church and up to the top of the hill. Follow signs to parking at Pennard House.


We are around 1 hour from Bristol.
From Bristol take the A37 south and from Bath take the A367 south toward Shepton Mallet. In Shepton Mallet, follow the A37 southwards towards Yeovil. After about three miles, you will pass through Pylle. On leaving Pylle, there is a steep hill. At the very crest of this hill (4.2 miles from the Shepton Mallet traffic lights), there is a small crossroads where you turn right to East Pennard. (Take care not to miss this junction - it is shortly after the SLOW sign painted on the road and there is a small house on the right hand side of the road at the junction.) After one mile from the turn off the A37 you will arrive in East Pennard. Follow signs to parking.

From Exeter, take the A30 / A303 from Junction 29 of the M5. Just over 48 miles from Exeter (and after the turnings for Yeovil), you will arrive at the Podimore roundabout. Take the second left exit on the roundabout, signed A37 to Bristol and Shepton Mallet. After about 8 miles, having gone through Lydford, you pass a sign saying Wraxall. Turn left towards East Pennard (the Queen's Arms pub is on the right). A couple of hundred yards further take the first turning right signed to East Pennard. Follow this road through the village, past the church and up to the top of the hill. Follow signs to parking.

Directions by public transport:

The nearest train station is Castle Cary, with journey times of around 1.45 minutes to London Paddington.


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Bonnie & Tim

"Tess and the Pennard crew. Thank you! We had the most amazing weekend - we are still smiling! you made the weekend so much fun with your amazing and oh so calm running of the day. Much love"...

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October 2017.
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Emily & Kyle

Wow! What an absolutely fantastic wedding we had back in August. We couldn't have wished for it to go any better! We loved every minute of it and that is thanks to everyones hard work at Pennard and of course the stunning house and grounds make everything perfect! We are really...

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August 2017.
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Michelle & Si

We could not have asked to marry in a more perfect place. Our day was everything that we had dreamt of and more, you were the perfect hosts and let us create a very unique & special day. You all went above and beyond our expectations!! We feel very lucky...

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June 2017.
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Gemma's Review

Where do we start?! Thank you for our dream wedding! Pennard House is stunning, you guys are amazing – nothing was too much trouble, you were great fun and so welcoming. You provided the perfect balance of freedom to achieve our ideas but guidance to logistically make it happen Thank...

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November 2014.
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Amy Stenner's Review

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard working leading up to the wedding and on the day. We had the best day ever, still can't get over how brilliant it all was! Pennard House was just perfect; our guests couldn't believe we had found...

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November 2014.

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