Is it possible for a wedding and a wedding venue to be utterly perfect?
Well we think so after our son and daughter in law said “I do” at Pennard House last weekend. From our arrival on Friday afternoon to departure on Sunday morning everything was a sheer joy and delight. So many of the guests have made such positive comments supporting our assertion that everything was perfect.
I’m not sure anyone can claim that they organized the weather but that was just perfect also. Not too hot, not too cold, a gentle breeze and bright sun, perfect. It even inspired the groom and best man to enjoy a dip in the pond the night before the wedding.
The pre wedding planning and liaison between Charlie and the lovely couple set the tone for the actual event during which every single member of staff were exemplary in the manner that they unobtrusively, but with a warm smile, ensured everyone was happy and everything flowed seamlessly.
It is impossible to pick out one particular highlight but I must mention the wonderful, homely, feel of the main house. It felt as if we were being handed the keys to our dream home for the weekend.
Thank you to every single person that was involved at Pennard House together with the caterers, florists, photographer, the Haus band and anyone else that made for a perfect weekend.
With every good wish,
Pete and Kathy Hughes
The proud parents of the groom and in-laws to the bride.
Thank you so so sooooooo much for helping us create the most perfect day we could ever have imagined. We honestly couldn’t have asked for more and we can’t quite put into words how much it meant to us. We both felt so relaxed and put at ease by yourself and the rest of the staff. Everybody commented on how friendly and accommodating you all were! You really are the best.
We don't know where to start, which is probably why it has taken us over a month to write this!
Your home became our home for the most magical weekend of our lives. Pennard House is the most spectacular place, we are so grateful for everything it is. We never saw any other wedding venues, because, frankly, why bother!? You have created a venue that is a home, that is probably because it has always been a home and with that you have built up an incredible team which all feel like family.
Lucy is a superstar! We adore her and are still so grateful she was our wedding director. Her attention to detail and patience was second to none, and of course this came with her smile and warmth. Lucy worked so hard throughout the day and night to make sure our wedding was our dream day, she made everything look effortless and definitely went above and beyond. We cannot thank her enough.
To top it off, we also had Elle on hand to help us. Elle is the most hardworking and kind individual who only wanted to make sure everything was perfect. I know we tested her at least once, like when Friday night's dinner was pushed back, but she never made it a problem. Elle was a smile when we were nervous, someone to help with the finishing touches - simply amazing.
We hope the rest of your year continues to be filled with amazing weddings and events, and we hope to come visit soon. Lots of love and thanks,
Scott and Lucy
I can’t believe it was over a week ago now!
Just wanted to say the biggest possible thank you to you and everyone at Pennard who helped to make our day so incredible. You, Harry, La, Ellie, and everyone else we dealt with were so incredibly helpful and made it a day we will remember forever despite the few hiccups along the way, you kept us so well informed with any changes that needed to be made and made a last minute change of caterers really simple to navigate. I’ve had friends who found getting married such a stressful process but the whole team at Pennard and your relaxed vibe made sure that nothing was too stressful and I think that really helped us to have just the most fun and relaxed day we could have possibly wanted.
Both our families and all of the guests commented on how amazing everyone at Pennard was, as well as how beautiful it is. The food in general was absolutely flipping delicious – I wish we could have that all the time – I need to track down the sausage canapes we had because everyone I spoke to in the days after the wedding said how good they were! A great decision to take the catering in house I think!
Just need some more friends to get married now so I can persuade them to use Pennard and we have an excuse to come back.
Thank you again, we really did have the happiest day of our lives
Huge thanks for an absolutely superb weekend.
The venue, staff and events team were simply the best.
From arrival to departure, nothing was too much trouble and it was a joy to be at Pennard House.
We are all thoroughly impressed with the team effort and I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone involved. Thank you. So very grateful to you.
We're just coming back down to earth after the most incredible weekend and honeymoon. Honestly we can't thank you enough - everything was completely perfect from start to finish and you and Ellie were absolutely amazing. We both felt totally relaxed all day knowing everything was in safe hands and it meant the whole day was so laid back and we just got to have fun and enjoy ourselves. You both went totally above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed - from getting me into my dress to fixing my Dad a strong cup of coffee!! So many of our guests commented on how well organised everything was and how it all seemed to flow perfectly - all down to your work behind the scenes! Everyone was also raving about the venue all weekend - Pennard is such a special place and it really felt like home for the weekend.
We are sitting here on our little mini moon staycation, reminiscing about the most amazing day of our lives. The US family all left yesterday so this is our first day of taking a breather and coming down from the wedding whirlwind. We honestly had the most incredible day at Pennard House. I never thought the wedding I dreamed of could actually come true, but you guys made it happen. Pennard House’s professionalism, warmth and unique style just made it absolutely perfect. The organisation, food, staff - everything was just what we envisioned. As I said to you on the last day, this is not goodbye as we WILL be back. Pennard House holds such a special place in our hearts and we cannot wait for our next visit- anniversary/Christmas whatever it is.
We would just like to say how very impressed with the whole package you provided at the weekend.
From the minute we arrived on Friday evening Lucy and Ellie were amazing all weekend, to be honest you could think they were part of the two families. They are a credit to Pennard. The very high standards and personal attention they continued to provide all weekend was far above what we expected.
Then onto the amazing venue, the house and grounds are just beautiful. Very clean and tidy inside and out.
Friday evening dinner and breakfasts were excellent and the weather even decided to meet your high expectations.
Thank you for allowing K and J’s wedding to take place in a truly wonderful setting. We were fully aware how organised your staff were, which enabled the wedding guests to relax and enjoy such a memorable day, so thank you again for making it such a special weekend, but a VERY SPECIAL WEDDING DAY.
Dear Georgina, Harry and La,
Just a note to say a huge thank you for being so supportive this year- we are so thankful, especially in the tough times to have had such incredible support. It has got us through COVID to this point- couldn’t have done it without you!!
All our love,
Z & C xxx
Hello I just want to give you some feedback on your contributions to the wedding of my daughter Polly at the weekend. You were AMAZING!
From the moment we arrived on Friday to the moment we left on Sunday we were looked after to the highest standard and with nothing but smiles and can do attitude. Lucy and Ellie were totally in control at all times and on hand to soothe any anxieties I felt, usually by telling me what they were already doing to manage the situation and seeing if there was anything else I would like done. There never was!
Jo who served dinner for us on Friday evening was also a delight - so much so that Polly and I invited her to come along the next evening - which I'm delighted that she did.
All the house guests remarked to us on the quality of their accommodation and the joy of being able to use the beautiful reception rooms.
My granddaughter Ellen was also spellbound by invading the kitchen and meeting Amber the dog, probably the time she enjoyed most in the whole weekend.
So enormous thanks to the team and great admiration for their professionalism and stamina.
Well….where do I start? I have been trying to think how to say Thank you to you and Ellie for all you did on our wedding day and for the prior year of planning. However, I don’t think a mere ‘Thank you’ really cuts it! You both were absolutely fantastic, Your support, guidance, professionalism, warmth, patience and general friendship guided me for 12 months, and your support, kindness, extreme hard work and taking care of us and our families/guests on the day went above and beyond what we could have ever asked for. You were a dream. Thank you.
Pennard House are so lucky to have you both represent them, our day/weekend was perfect in every single way, we didn’t want for anything, everything ran smoothly, the sun shone, your care and consideration was second to none, our families loved it, the setting and you it was just perfect. I want to say a special thank you for helping me finalise my gorgeous tables, as the finishing touch made the difference, again, thank you, couldn’t have done it without you. I fell in love with Pennard House the moment I first walked in and it will hold a special place in my heart! Thanks again from both of us for the perfect wedding day!
This is a long overdue, but nevertheless heartfelt. Thank you to you and all your colleagues at Pennard House. I cannot begin to thank you enough for all of the following which made Lizzie and Will’s wedding the most wonderful occasion:
Professional yet friendly advice
Excellent communication at all times
Approachability over anything no matter how big or small
Treating us as individuals
Allowing us several visits to Pennard House
Keeping us calm, happy and on time during the big day itself
Arranging for a lovely sunny day - that was the icing on the wedding cake!
Above all, opening the doors of your beautiful house to us and our guests and allowing us to “pretend “ it was ours for the day. Thank you, we so much appreciated it all. You were a complete star.
We simply cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us this weekend!! It was completely perfect from start to finish and we are still on a high! All of your thoughtful little touches were so appreciated, from bringing us up a tray of Buck’s Fizz, and letting my grandma in the house to see me before the ceremony, to the surprise croquet set appearing on the lawn - which we loved! You and Ellie and everyone else who looked after us were so wonderful and kind and accommodating. The best part was that you simply felt like friends who were there for our wedding too! You worked so hard but clearly love your jobs too.
All of our friends and family commented on what an incredible venue Pennard House was and how well everything was run. We honestly didn’t need to worry or even really think about a thing all day.
Thank you again for everything. It’s been a dream! We’d absolutely love to come back again one day - and maybe we’ll cross paths at Glastonbury 2020!
We had the time of our lives. We felt so relaxed and at home we didn’t want to leave! It’s such a special house.
All our friends and family have said what a great, relaxed and personal wedding it was and that was really down to the amazing venue and you and your fantastic team...You all made the experience so easy and special, all of your hard work behind the scenes didn’t go unnoticed- we really appreciate everything you did to make it the most perfect weekend. We honestly can’t thank you enough.
We’ve spent everyday since reminiscing about our time at Pennard house- it’s a weekend we will never forget.
As parents of the Groom at our son's wedding on Saturday 28th September, we would like to thank everyone at Pennard House for making the event so wonderful. The venue was absolutely beautiful and every last detail had been thought about to make it the perfect wedding. Even the weather perked up when needed - luck was definitely on our side!
What made the event even for special for us was how Carol, Lucy and everyone we met went out of their way to make our stay as easy as possible following my husband's recent surgery - meals in our room, wheelchair routes through the house and Coach House as well as all your care and kind attention which enabled us both to relax and enjoy the wedding. Without all your help this would not have been possible, so thank you very much indeed, we are extremely grateful to you all.
It was a wonderful occasion and one which none of us will ever forget. We would have no hesitation in recommending Pennard House to all our family and friends!
Oh my goodness, where do we start!? Firstly, thank you SO much for making this whole journey so incredibly easy, enjoyable and memorable!
As a team, you were all just so warm, friendly and epic and we are just so lucky to have chosen Pennard House as our wedding venue! Ellie is an absolute asset to the team! I honestly don’t know what we would have done without her calm and welcoming manner! Every morning Sue (breakfast) was just brilliant! Again, dealing with all requests in the most hospitable and lovely way!
We had such a blast all weekend and the whole team at Pennard helped us to achieve the most incredible party that will live in our memories, and hearts, forever! We will most definitely pop in for a cuppa the next time we come down! We will never be able to thank you all enough!
We are just so pleased and count ourselves very lucky to have got married at Pennard House. It was hands down the best weekend of our lives!
Thank you so so much for all of your help on our Wedding Day! During the lead up to the wedding I was worried that we would have lots of little things to remember on the day, but it was so lovely knowing that you were looking after everything for us! We both felt so calm & relaxed all day, which definitely helped us to enjoy it so much more. It really was such a perfect day & we really wish we could do it all over again! Once again, many thanks to you, Harry & the rest of the team!
Thank you so much for all your help leading up to L & S wedding last week and for everything you did on the day for all of us. I had so many lovely comments about Pennard House and certainly those of us behind the scenes appreciated the extra bits you did to help us out. L & S has a fantastic day to remember forever and for that I can't thank you enough
Our wedding at Pennard House was one of the best days of our lives and made so much more perfect by the team and family. You honestly have thought of every little thing you can imagine and couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming to our guests. A beautiful venue and fantastic day had by all with many of the guests asking if we can do it all over again!
We just wanted to thank you for everything you did for our wedding on Thursday 10th August. It was a truly magical day and one that we will never forget. Thank you so much for letting us invade your home as if it was our own and for putting up with the chaos our families cause!
We had numerous complements both during and after the wedding about how beautiful the coach house and grounds were and how convenient it was being able to walk from the church to the reception on the terrace. You all went above and beyond to ensure that Dave and I had a simply perfect day and we really cannot thank you enough. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Pennard House to any couple looking for the perfect wedding venue and would do it all again in a heart beat if we could.
We just wanted to send a little message to thank you all for your help and planning in organising our special day. We truly couldn't have wished for a more perfect day! We had so many comments on what a stunning venue it was, we feel very lucky to have found you guys!
La you were on it and I honestly didn't worry about a thing because we trusted you 100% on the day, I think that is a very special gift to have so thank you!!!! You were amazing! Georgina thank you for all your help leading up to the big day, you guys opened up your house to our family for a few days and made it so special which was wonderful. Harry thank you for looking after us all and my Nana too, you were the perfect host.
We can't emphasise enough how happy we were with the service you and your team provided both on the day and in the build up. The tailored advice, support and Charlie's outstanding diligence on the day went a huge way towards making our wedding day a true success - so, thank you.
We would genuinely recommend both the venue and your team to anyone.
"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 such a setting! And the weather made it all the better. Thanks ever so much for being so relax and helpful throughout, and letting us make the coach house ours for the day. It really came together better then we could imagine!"
"We had a fantastic day, and I want to thank both Harry and yourself for all the support you gave us in the lead up to the wedding and for the smooth running of the actual day. Our guests were absolutely stunned with Pennard House and the Coach House as a wedding venue. The celebrations were so much fun and all our guests had an amazing time, there was so much fun and laughter. For both Tim and I, the day was better than we could ever have imagined and we have such fabulous memories to treasure."
"Thank you for your fantastic contribution to our wedding day. Thank you mainly for opening your home and being so welcoming to our friends and family. That our wedding was so special was due, in no small part, to your efforts."