2017’s Songwriting Retreat in Pictures

31st July 2017

During a week of balmy summer weather in June, Pennard House welcomed back Chris Difford and his cohort of budding musical artists for the Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat. It is a week where Pennard comes alive with music. Sponsored once again by the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, this year there were a total of 40 […]

We have a song!

10th June 2017

Pennard House has its own song! This song was written during the Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat 2016 at Pennard House. A wonderful week of creative songwriting sponsored by the Buddy Holly Foundation, that sees some incredible artists and songwriters get together to write new music. This song was written and recorded by Kimmie Rhodes and […]

Case study: How to host a festival style ‘work do’

27th April 2017

Where to go with a group of over 300 staff for the annual work party, when you want to offer something a little different but not too challenging, relaxing but structured, where everyone leaves having had a good time but where the managers have achieved their work goals too? Increasingly more companies are looking for a […]

Cooking Wild: An Easy Pesto Recipe

6th April 2017

Love the idea of foraging for food but when you put it into practice, knowing what to pick and in what month is another matter entirely. One of our regular Pennard caterers, Caroline Gent, shares her advice on picking wild in all seasons. She hopes to encourage anyone who’s interested in foraging to get out there and […]

Rebecca and Joseph’s Wedding Features in Rock My Wedding!

13th March 2017

So many great scenes from Rebecca and Joseph’s outdoor summer wedding at Pennard House, ensured it got a write up in Rock My Wedding’s real wedding feature. From the sun drenched wedding ceremony in the garden, the couple shots at sunset, and the atmosphere at the reception, every moment shows the happiness and love emanating from this […]

Four Points to Remember when Planning your Team Away Day

23rd February 2017

Your colleagues deserve something better than an afternoon of strategic games to aid lateral thinking and a “trust fall” exercise before lunch time sandwiches. It’s 2017 and your team away day should be interesting, challenging and educational, as well as fun. But before you start to think about what you could do, here are four key points […]

Five wedding trends we’re looking forward to in 2017

23rd January 2017

If you’re getting married this year and looking for some different ideas for your wedding, look no further. Here we share a few wedding trends we’re really looking forward to seeing this year.   Self styled and self created, whimsical weddings Planning your own wedding provides a great opportunity to bring your own style and personality […]

It’s all in the detail – Tim and Katie’s real life wedding feature

9th December 2016

The wonderful Katie and Tim’s exceptionally creative wedding featured on the Mr and Mrs Unique real wedding blog.

A Special, Creative Writing Retreat

21st October 2016

One of England's finest writers, Susan Elderkin, will be once again hosting a literary retreat with us.
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