Guest Blog – Chris Difford on 26 years of songwriting retreats

23rd July 2018

Chris Difford has been hosting Songwriting Retreats for 26 years, the last 5 years of which have been here at Pennard House. Every June we are lucky enough to host the most incredible talent from all over the world, who come together to write music and form new relationships. In this post from Chris’ Blog, he […]

A dreamy outdoor vintage wedding for Tonya and Lee

19th July 2018

We love it when our couples are featured on the beautiful Rock My Wedding blog, and so we were so happy to see these amazing images of Tony and Lee’s dreamy wedding from last year. We loved these two, along with their lovely daughter Evie, and it was such a joy to be involved in […]

Renovations and more bedrooms

25th May 2018

We are really pleased to finally be sharing the results of our winter renovations with you.  One of the commitments we have to the house (and one of the perils of owning an old house) is renovation. There is always something to redo. This winter is was the draw of two large nursery rooms and a bedroom […]

Emma and Saket’s Floral Frenzy featured on Rock My Wedding

27th April 2018

Emma and Saket’s Indian inspired wedding took place at Pennard House in September 2017 and will be particularly loved by flower lovers. Emma’s mum is a florist and supported by two further florists the wedding was a wonderful frenzy of autumnal floral colours. We particularly loved the incredible autumn hedgerow inspired installation on the staircase.  […]

Temperley Bride: Emily and Kyle’s Wedding featured on Love My Dress

28th January 2018

The gorgeous couple Emily and Kyle were married in the garden at Pennard in August 2017. Emily, the beautiful bride in her exquisite Temperley Obelia dress stole the show in every way, so much so, she caught the attention of the team at Love My Dress. “I fell in love with my Temperley dress instantly. It’s […]

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 […]
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