Let’s set the scene…
Nestled in the stunning Norfolk countryside lies Pentney Abbey Estate and its 35 acres of well-kept grounds. The entrance, the Gatehouse, is one of the last remaining medieval structures of its type in the UK, which welcomes guests in the most breathtaking way possible.
This, coupled with the newly-restored barn and a variety of cottages, gives the happy couple the chance to celebrate their special day in total privacy and exclusivity with their loved ones.
There are plenty of reasons why Pentney Abbey is absolutely perfect, so we thought we’d share just a few reasons why you’ll fall in love with it.
The Gatehouse and barn can be adjusted to make sure your unique day is exactly how you imagined it to be. The smallest details will all be taken into account, from where each chair will sit, to the table names or the spot where you will stand to say, ‘I do’ – you have complete control.
In terms of the buildings themselves, the newly-converted barn can house up to 100 guests to dine and 170 guests for the evening reception, while the Gatehouse is the ideal location for the ceremony itself.
2. Dedicated Trained Team
The trained team of event managers and catering staff will be hand on to guide you every step of the way. Every small detail will be taken into consideration to make sure your day is exactly how you imagined it would be.
From the initial consultation through to hosting your big day, they will be not only a friendly face, but also an experienced and knowledgeable team that you can depend on.
3. Great Food
All the chefs at Pentney Abbey have years of experience in food service and delivering the perfect dish every time. Quality is key and each plate from the first to last is given the same care and attention.
The catering team will be there at all stages of planning to ensure that you are happy with what is being offered so you can have complete confidence that all will be taken care of.
Alongside the incredible assortment of seasonal dishes on offer, you also have an array of canapés and an afternoon tea menu to feast your eyes – and mouths – on too.
We all want those flawless wedding photos like the ones we see on Pinterest. With the small details, lovingly-designed decor and idyllic location, Pentney Abbey is the perfect backdrop and will give you lasting memories for years to come.
The most beautiful setting will stay with you and your guests forever.
5. A Rich History
How many other wedding venues are there which can offer medieval surroundings dating back to as early as 1380? The historic Gatehouse features magnificent stonework, fantastic carvings and is next to a romantic rose garden, making it a truly unique place for your nuptials.
The ceremony room was restored to imitate the way it would have looked in the 14th century – with the exposed beams, tapestries, and ornate stone windows – Pentney Abbey will create a day you will never forget.