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Features

Accommodation
Alcohol License
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
Entertainment License
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
Onsite Catering
Small
170 capacity

The feel

Situated in picturesque Norfolk, just one hour from Norwich and easy to reach from London, Pentney Abbey is a stunning wedding venue complete with 35 acres of gorgeous grounds and a rich history. All of Pentney Abbey is exclusively yours on your special day, from the prestigious Gatehouse and Barn to the Banquet Hall, providing lots of options for your ceremony and reception. Escape to this countryside retreat for your celebrations and you can leave the city behind for the night too with space for you and up to 16 guests in the charming on-site accommodation and plenty more rooms available locally.

For your ceremony the Gatehouse is perfect. Dating back to as early as 1380, this historic building is guarded by a romantic rose garden and archway and accessed via a short staircase. Inside you and your guests can take in the incredible restoration work that catapults you back to Pentney Abbey’s heyday – think grand exposed beams, lots of space and ornate stone windows revealing views of the Abbey. A secret antique spiral staircase leading to the licensed ceremony room, which seats 80 guests, promises a bridal entrance no one will forget.

Thinking about an outdoor wedding? The rose garden is a great spot with the Gatehouse forming a stunning backdrop to your celebrations. The photographs at Pentney Abbey will be amazing.

With room for up to 100 guests, as well as a live band or DJ, The Barn at Pentney Abbey serves as a great location for your wedding breakfast and reception. Stone flooring and exposed timber beams are in keeping with the rest of the venue’s grand aesthetic and this space has its roots in the times of medieval banquets. Our professional in-house catering team will work with you to create a bespoke menu for you and your guests to enjoy here. There’s a bar here as well and access to a patio that can be used in the summer. For night owls, there’s a fire pit in the courtyard too.

There are eight bedrooms in total at Pentney Abbey, accommodating up to 16 of your friends and family who can stay for breakfast in the morning too. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the luxe yet cosy Farmhouse, which also has a dining room and kitchen and more space in Fig Tree and Walnut Tree Cottages. The bridal suite will welcome you and your partner after your special day, with a wood burning stove and a sumptuous seating area.



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Elizabeth Barker and Ross May

14 Dec 2019

Thank you for everything you’ve done for us both on our wedding day and in the lead-up! You’ve kept us both calm and helped to make it a day to…

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Laura Wilson and Will Smart

7 Dec 2019

Our day was so perfect thank you! Thank you so much you made everything go so smoothly, we didn’t have one worry at all! It was honestly so perfect, you’re…

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Charlotte Lennon and Sean Carr

23 Aug 2019

We just want to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so special. We had the best day! Everyone commented on how amazing the venue and food…

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FAQs

DO I HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF PENTNEY ABBEY?
Yes, you have exclusive use of the Gatehouse, Barn and grounds from 12 noon until 12 midnight on the day of your wedding.
HOW MANY GUESTS CAN PENTNEY ABBEY HOLD FOR A RECEPTION?
The Barn can seat 100 guests for a sit-down meal and accommodate up to 170 guests for an evening reception.
IS PENTNEY ABBEY LICENSED TO HOLD CIVIL CEREMONIES?
Pentney Abbey is fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 80 in the Gatehouse. It is possible to hold a duo ceremony outside in the gardens followed by a signing in the Gatehouse.
IS CONFETTI ALLOWED?
Natural or organic confetti such as dried flower petals is permitted.

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Location

Pentney Abbey
Pentney
Swaffham
PE32 1JT

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01485 500292


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