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Weekday weddings: what difference does a day make?

14th December 2023

Weekday weddings became ‘a thing’ during the pandemic, which saw couples getting married all days and months of the year, but we’re going to let you in on a little secret… they get a big tick from the team at Pennard House! Find out why we think weekday weddings are such a savvy option. More […]

A workshop with a twist, with Dot Dot Dot

30th April 2021

We love a quirky work event, whether its a company workshop, team building day or just a gathering of great minds. In the summer of 2020, just as Covid19 restrictions eased slightly to allow for groups of 30, we hosted a brilliant two day networking event at Pennard. Think early morning breathing exercises on the lawn, […]

Phil and Kathryn’s intimate 30-guest wedding on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

30th April 2021

Who says small isn’t beautiful?! Phil and Kathryn got married in September last year, when due to Covid restrictions only 30 guests could attend. Having already postponed once from July, they decided against postponing again and instead to go ahead with a small intimate affair. And wow, despite all the restrictions, this turned out to […]

Song Club – Working on the Frontline

19th September 2020

We missed the annual Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat this year. Sponsored by the Buddy Holly Foundation, its one of the highlights of our year. Despite the lock down, a number of award-winning songwriters including many who have attended the retreats in recent years – including Graham Gouldman, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Mark Nevin, Robert Vincent and Kimmie […]

Kate and Sophie’s wedding featured on Coco Wedding Venues

16th December 2019

Kate and Sophie’s wedding at Pennard House sums up exactly what we are all about – a unique, relaxed wedding venue where couples can choose exactly how they want their day to run, a picture perfect venue but with a laid back personal feel. This gorgeous wedding was featured on the beautiful Coco Wedding Venue blog and shows Pennard […]

Amplify’s ‘Amplifyre’ Summer Festival!

20th November 2019

In the Summer this year we hosted a private festival-style work party for leading brand experience agency Amplify. Amplify had got in touch to say they were looking for a unique venue to hold a two day summer party for 60 employees, and wanted a festival style to the event. This being just the sort of […]

Sarah and Lee’s wonderful flower filled wedding.

6th June 2019

We just loved Sarah and Lee’s colourful, flower filled wedding. They were the most wonderful couple to plan the big day with, from their first visit to Pennard through the planning and the day itself they were happy and gentle and really enjoyed it all. When it came to the day their wedding was just […]

Lil and Jamie’s colourful outdoor wedding

27th February 2019

The lovely Lil and Jamie had a stunning outdoor wedding on a beautifully sunny Saturday in June. They wanted a big celebration and really made the most of the large gardens here at Pennard. Every little space was adorned with lanterns, fairy lights and flowers! With family arriving from all over the world, an emotional outdoor […]

A kitsch, multicolour, vintage wedding fiesta!

27th February 2019

Wow we loved Emma and Conor’s cool and quirky fiesta style wedding last September. They tied the knot in the village church, with a ceremony filled with laughter and excitement, followed by a colourful reception on the lawn complete with an amazing Mariachi band. The Coach House was decorated with pompoms, vintage hankies and a […]

Susie & Joe’s wedding full of laughter, love and loveliness

29th September 2018

The super wonderful Susie and Joe’s wedding here at Pennard House was a two day affair full of laughter, love and loveliness! Looking for a venue with a relaxed and fun atmosphere, Susie and Joe took advantage of all that Pennard has to offer with a full weekend wedding – drinks and dinner on the […]

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 […]

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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