Victoria & Dom
From the start, the venue and staff were perfect. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day really special, everyone was totally wowed by the venue and the glamping field looked absolutely magical. Being able to have our guests all together for the weekend was truly phenomenal. One day is never enough time to talk to everyone so this was perfect.
We had a strong preference to bring our own eclectic mix of alcohol (!) and we really appreciated the flexibility and effort you put into allow that to happen. From everyones arrival at the welcome drinks outside the main house to moving guests over to the marque, and the setup of the late night bar, every element and detail was taken care of for us and it really made it a stress-free and truly incredible experience.
A huge thank you to you Nico and Jasmine, and to your team Jimmy and Daisy, and anyone else who was putting in the hard work behind the scenes. We will always be very grateful to you and to Pencarrow for helping us have such a wonderful, perfect wedding day at such a unique and outstanding venue.
Carly & Harm
We booked our wedding at Pencarrow three years ago, back in a time before Covid was a thing and the idea of your wedding being postponed was virtually unthinkable. Walking around that first time we visited, we were amazed by the beauty of the grounds and the house, and the idea that it would all be for us and our guests on the day. Nico was friendly and welcoming, and we loved how flexible she was to accommodate exactly what we envisaged for our wedding - something we had found was lacking at other venues we'd visited. We loved the combination of the beautiful house with the festival-like marquee and night cap bar, offering both a formal setting for the ceremony and an informal one for the reception and party.
Of course Covid then hit, and Nico and her staff supported us through one, and then two postponements. Just a few months before our third date, we had a major rethink of our plans and decided to scale down our ceremony to a small 35 person event (we had got legally married in the interim). None of this was ever a problem for Nico and her team, who remained so friendly and understanding throughout (I'm sure they, like everyone in events, had had a tough couple of years, and it would have been easy for them to make the postponements and changes difficult for us).
When the day finally came, everything went without a hitch and we enjoyed a beautiful ceremony by the arch, a reception in front of the house, a meal in the cafe courtyard and a little party in the cafe. It was great to have Nico and her team there to make sure things (and people) were in the right place at the right time. Everything was exactly how we imagined it to be and we have had so many nice comments from guests. We are so glad that we finally had our day, and that we chose Pencarrow all those years ago for our wedding. Thank you Nico and your team, it's been such a journey that we've been on together!
Kat & Kieran
We looked at SO MANY venues before we finally found Pencarrow, and instantly knew it was the place to bring our festival wedding vision to life. Even in the depths of winter when we first visited, Nico painted a wonderful picture for us, and we knew that she and her team understood what we wanted, and would help us bring it to life. In the end we had to wait a LONG time for this to come to pass, as Covid delayed our wedding by 2 years. Throughout that process Nico and Jasmine held our hands, reassured us at every turn, and never wavered in their support of us, and helping us find not one, not two, but THREE new dates. It was worth the wait.
Our wedding day surpassed every expectation we had, and all our guests (no exaggeration) said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. And we have all been to a lot of weddings at this point! The scale of Pencarrow means that it feels like you're getting three wedding venues in one - from the beautiful ceremony in front of the wisteria laden arbor, to the gardens in front of the house where we had champagne and canapés and then we hopped into our authentic Indian tuktuk to drive over to the walled gardens where the marquee awaited for the rest of the night. And that's not even including the Nightcap bar in the woods where we partied with our silent disco headsets until 4am. We had festival flags lining the way to our tent, we had a children's tent set up for the little ones which was absolutely gorgeous.
We had a pizza truck the night before for our camping guests - sorry GLAMPING - very much glamping, particularly for the bride and groom in our beautiful yurt.
I cannot say enough about how much we loved our venue, and the pride we felt at how many of our guests praised it for how beautiful it was, and its originality - we were allowed to totally put our stamp on the whole day, and Nico and Jasmine worked tirelessly to help us bring it to life. Thank you so much to the team at Pencarrow for truly the best day of our life.
Amie & Andrew
We had the best day of our lives on our wedding day at Pencarrow! The sun shone, the garden was in full bloom and the venue looked absolutely incredible. Our guests commented on how amazing our venue was, with so many different locations for guests to enjoy throughout the day. After many postponements, we finally had our dream day and it was worth the wait! Thank you Pencarrow team.
Rebecca & Jim
We looked at several venues for our wedding but Pencarrow was by far the best fit for us. We clicked with Nico immediately and it was obvious our tastes were very similar. We felt confident leaving the decorations and a lot of the preparation to Nico and her team as we knew they would do a great job - and they did! There were so many things that attracted us to the venue, including the beautiful arbour as the location for our ceremony, the immaculate gardens for the celebration drinks, and the wonderful marquee for the reception. The option to go into the woods at night and have a pop up bar around the fire pit was a perfect way to finish the evening. Overall the day flew by because we did not have to worry about anything as Nico and the team had it under control. A fantastic day!
Stef & Joe
Where do I start - Nico is a dream! Her vision for all the weddings at Pencarrow House is inspirational and yet her attitude and excitement to give you the most perfect, totally bespoke day is extraordinary. No idea was too much trouble, no ask too big.. to say we pushed her and her team to her limits, is probably not an understatement.. and yet the smile remained. Her knowledge of all the best local suppliers too is super useful - we went with all her recommendations and were thrilled. We had the most incredibly perfect wedding day, we lost count of how many of our guests told us this was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Waking down the aisle to the arbour, whilst being heckled by peacocks(!), surrounded by the sounds of birds and bees, the ceremony at the arbour was magical. Then we held the reception up by the lake which we all absolutely loved and yet I'm sure was a logistical nightmare. Followed by dinner in the stunning Indian tent and dancing the night away in the woods for the after party, to wake up in a stunning bridal yurt, this venue truly has it all. ow - and going down the drive on your wedding day.. it doesn't get more epic and arrival then that! A huge thank you to Nico and her team for making June 1st 2019 truly the best day of our lives X
Liz & Jo
As a 41 year old bride with no lifelong “dream” wedding venue, dress or anything else to do with wedding day goals, you can’t imagine my delight at the discovery of the gem that is Pencarrow House on my doorstep! I knew from the first visit that It was to be the beginning of my wholly enjoyable wedding planning journey.
With its perfectly maintained gardens surrounding the house itself, Pencarrow is steeped in history and timeless charm, juxtaposed by the awesome addition of the festival style yurts and bell tents that are tucked away by the stunning wedding marquee, Pencarrow provided the perfect backdrop for our special day.
Nico and her team worked tirelessly throughout the planning to ensure all our needs and wants were met and delivered in an effortlessly professional yet personal way. This approach made sure that our day ran as smoothly as it did (the whole wedding has been the subject of many a conversation in the days and weeks after). Pencarrow is the perfect balance of stately home charm and bohemian/festival chic. The perfect weather even appeared to have been ordered on our perfect day. We want to do it all again! It was faultless, so thanks a million!
Leanne & Scott
Everyone from Pencarrow that we encountered was warm, friendly and seemed so genuinely happy and excited for us. Everybody was so helpful and kind. You did a wonderful job and I loved your enthusiasm for my slightly strange decor, haha.
All the guests had a riot, some even saying it’s the best wedding they’ve been to! Glowing reviews for the venue as a whole, they were all very impressed with it’s beauty and really liked the transition from big posh house to laid back, relaxed marquee. The welly wanging was quite the hit!
We can’t thank you enough. You have been so wonderful. I will definitely recommend Pencarrow to anyone and everyone who wants to listen!
Sophie & Josh
If we could change one thing about our wedding day – it would only be that we could do it all again. From the instant, we found Pencarrow online we knew it would be the place for us – visiting the site and meeting Nico confirmed it.
Our aim was to evoke the spirit of the very best bits of Cornwall on our wedding day, and Pencarrow certainly delivered.
Everyone has their own style – but the fantastic thing about getting married here is that you have all the benefits of an established venue combined with the flexibility to tailor the day in a way that is bespoke to you.
Being positioned in London could have provided difficult to organise a wedding, but thanks to Nico and her team, it certainly wasn’t. They are simply amazing, constantly on hand to help throughout the run up and on the big day itself to ensure everything runs like clockwork.
After a ceremony on the lawn facing the beautiful backdrop of the gardens and the house, we ducked inside just as it started to rain to listen to our first band while canapés, photos and cocktails commenced. Nico’s team then led the way across the walled garden to the beautiful Indian print Marquee, lit up across the lawn surrounded by fairy lights and bonfires where we continued the reception.
The very best bit of Pencarrow– outside of the amazing setting and fab team is the fact that the party never has to end. After an amazing evening in the marquee, we picked our way through the glamorous campsite to the woodland nightcap bar where we danced away what was left of the night under the starts surrounded by our friends, before collapsing into our yurt. It sounds bohemian to say you camped the night of your wedding – we did but in reality, it couldn’t not have been more lux!
Everyone has commented on the beautiful setting and what a fun the wedding was, I know we are biased but we agree! I wish we could take all the credit but so much of it is down to the venue we chose and the team who helped us bring it to life. Thank you!
Jasmine & Joe Minnet
We were enchanted by Pencarrow from the offset. It was the first wedding venue we viewed and nothing came remotely close. We were particularly excited about the Indian marquee, which took hardly any decorating because it is just so beautiful. The lead up was made super stress-free by Nico, who always answered our questions and helped with any requests.
It was a truly magical day. We did not even notice the rain! It was everything we wanted it to be and our guests had a brilliant time too. Our absolute favourite part was when Nico announced we could move our silent disco to the forest, where our night cap bar had been set up. We danced until 4am around the fire before heading into our bridal yurt, with log fire lit and waiting for us.
I wish we could do it over and over again!!
Zoe & Richard Yates
7th April 2018
We got married here in April 2018 and we had the most extraordinary, special day. Pencarrow was the perfect setting - from the jaw-dropping driveway to the intimacy and warmth of the house and garden. All those who were involved in making the day happen, put so much effort and generosity into making it just what we had hoped: they made us feel at home. I can honestly not imagine having our wedding day anywhere else. Thank you to everyone x
Theresa West, 40th Birthday party
8th Sept, 2018
I hired pencarrow house and gardens for my Venetian themed 40th birthday party this year. From the long drive down to the beautiful house and gardens, it just set the scene perfectly. The whole place including the marquee , to the camping was just incredible. All of the amazing touches that were added, just brought everything together, all of which exceeded my expectations. This was hugely down to Nico and her team. Nico allowed me to do all of what I imagined, and also with her knowledge and vision, made it even more special. Nico was so helpful and sorted so much out for me, that there was no stress, during the planning, and the actual party. Everything was taken care of by her and the team. It was a birthday I will never forget. All because of the kindness and warmth and professionalism of all involved at Pencarrow house and gardens.
Josh & Chloe Turner1st June 2018
A wonderful place to get married! From the sweeping driveway, through to the beautifully maintained gardens and dramatic backdrop of Pencarrow House, this place was everything we wanted for our wedding day (and more). We always wanted to get married outside beneath the Arbor with its stunning backdrop of Wisteria. Even though we were at the mercy of the weather, the staff were always supportive in ensuring that we had a contingency plan should the elements work against us – having exclusive use of the stunning house really took the pressure off. Nico and her staff were so flexible and allowed us to tailor the day the way we wanted it, whilst being sure to come up with really helpful ideas and doing all of the leg work to get us to the big day. It was so much easier than we thought it would be and that is testament to Nico and her team. The big day soon arrived and sure enough so did the threat of rain! No problem for Nico, she was on hand at all times to make sure that we were ready for anything. Despite the threat of rain, Nico worked tirelessly to ensure our ceremony was delivered as we had imagined, outside beneath the Arbour. The use of the house and Pencarrow’s staff to serve drinks and co-ordinate our catering team worked perfectly. It most certainly was the best day of our lives!Jo & Hazel Arnold-Mayes
26th May 2018
It was only ever going to be Pencarrow for us! Gorgeous venue, and I’m sure they even sorted the weather for us!! Well organized from initial enquiry to post wedding day. Nico and her team did the most amazing job, nothing too much trouble. Our guests have all said it was the best wedding they have ever been to, beautiful and relaxed. A lot of our guests stayed on site and were blown away by the glamping facilities! Thank you so much for everything you did!Claire & Tom Hickey
9th Sept 2017
We fell in love with Pencarrow the first time we visited, and knew this was where we wanted to get married. After contacting the venue we were introduced to Nico and her team. We were lucky enough to be one of the first couples to get married in the new marquee, and saw how Nico transformed the field into a magical wonderland. Nico was very hands on and was able to answer all of our questions, and gave us lots of advice. The venue is stunning and little decoration is needed. We opted to camp and we’re so pleased we did. The yurt was beautiful and had lots of little personal touches. A few of our guests camped with us, which made the experience even more enjoyable, many regretted not camping! Our wedding day was perfect, even in the rain, and that was all thanks to Nico and her team at Pencarrow.
Francesca & Luke Rosier
29th August 2017
Nico and the team at Pencarrow were fab! They were so flexible and accommodating with everything in the build up: liaising with our various suppliers, allowing us to decorate the marquee and worked so hard on the day to coordinate everything. We had torrential rain and barely noticed. "Plan B" was executed seamlessly with no fuss; no mean feat with 170 rowdy guests! Pencarrow is a stunning venue, the marquee is magical, and even IF the weather is biblical you will have the most wonderful day!”
Jess & Chaz
26th August 2017
Our wedding at Pencarrow was quite honestly perfect. From the moment we met Nico, as she toured us around the stunning grounds and helped us visualise the possibilities for the Big Day, we knew we had found our location. We had another six venue appointments that weekend and went home and cancelled them all. We’d already seen most of what Cornwall has to offer due to having postponed the wedding for a year simply because we hadn’t found what we were looking for; somewhere beautiful and surrounded in nature, but flexible in approach and with the ability to make it feel very personal to us. Pencarrow met, and far exceeded all of these wants. Nico’s brilliant and creative mind, along with her background in art direction for the film industry allows her to visualise your perfect day and make suggestions you might not have considered yourself. You’ll find little surprises and finishing touches along every path you explore. We can certainly say that without Nico and her amazing team the weekend we’d dreamed of wouldn’t have been possible. People say that all the time, but truly, without them we wouldn’t have had the outdoor ceremony in front of wisteria covered in butterflies, the posh welcome drinks and canapés on the lawn, the brilliant party with a late licence in a gorgeous marquee (I’ve never described a marquee as gorgeous before, but this one actually is), the giant glamping village, the secret afterparty around the campfire in the woods, fresh breakfast hampers, slices of wood for the cake table; the list could go on... From the big and somewhat unconventional requests to the small things, nothing was too much trouble. A few months on now, we still have friends and family telling us it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. Obviously, we agree! One last thing, book the bridal yurt. It’s more than worth it.
Helen & Stuart
28th April 2017
We just wanted to say a great big “Thank You” to you and the team at Pencarrow, for making our wedding absolutely perfect! Pencarrow was so beautiful, we couldn’t have wished for a more lovely setting. All the flowers were in full bloom. It was absolutely magical, from the moment I stepped into the horse and carriage at the top of the drive! The tea rooms fitted our 50 guests perfectly and had the perfect relaxed country feel we were looking for. The children loved the play area and the peacocks and chickens all added to the scenery and entertainment. All our guests have said what a wonderful day they had. Everything ran so smoothly, which I know is mainly down to the hard work put in behind the scenes while we were all enjoying ourselves. Giving us a lift to our hotel at midnight, after our vintage car let us down, was truly above and beyond. No-one wants to be stranded at midnight in a wedding dress! Thank you again, it was all we dreamed of and more.