Surrounded by 35 acres of grounds and miles of stunning Norfolk countryside, Pentney Abbey is a magical and historic place with a past reaching all the way back to the 14th century. Once upon a time, the imposing Grade I listed Gatehouse, which guards the rest of this incredible estate, was the entrance to Pentney Priory and is the last remaining building of the original structure. Its huge wooden doors open wide to reveal a beautiful courtyard with a water fountain and a rose garden, perfect for photographs.
Just one hour from Norwich, which is easy to get to from London, this stunning venue will appeal to city brides and grooms-to-be and local couples looking for a tranquil and enchanting escape from everyday life. The ample accommodation and lovely local places to stay mean your loved ones can share this special retreat with you.
The whole site has been lovingly restored to its former glory to boast faultless stone workings and arched windows and doors, regal fireplaces, high-beamed hallways and even a secret antique spiral staircase with untouched medieval carvings. From the Grade II listed Farmhouse, and the Barn with its medieval banquet hall and bar, to the gorgeous grounds and on-site cottages, Pentney Abbey is the perfect wedding destination, and it’s exclusively yours to celebrate in as you wish on your big day.