Before you say ‘I do’, Pentney Abbey boasts a stylish Bridal Preparation Room, with easy access to the Gatehouse, where your ceremony will take place. This space is for you and your bridesmaids to use as you wish, and is a tranquil place to have your hair and make-up done, slip into your dress and relax. Why not make your time in here extra special with a glass of prosecco and a few photographs under the high ceiling, with original stonework and sophisticated furnishings as your backdrop?
As you get ready your guests will arrive, with the grand Gatehouse their first view of your dream-like wedding destination. They can soak up their historic surroundings, enjoying each other’s company under the great arch, in the picturesque courtyard, or in one of the impressive reception rooms inside the Gatehouse. Just before you are ready to exchange your vows, your guests will be welcomed into the Ceremony Room, taking a seat under the hanging tapestries and arched windows.
Your entrance to the Gatehouse is one no one will forget. Climb the antique spiral stone staircase, complete with medieval carvings on the wall that encases it, and at the top you’ll reach a doorway, shielded by a sumptuous curtain. Behind it sits the ceremony room of the Gatehouse and your loved ones, waiting for your arrival. Pull back the curtain and make your way down the aisle towards your partner, waiting at the front of this gorgeous ceremony room, where light streams in so you can see your special moment in all its glory.
There’s also another licensed space in the Farmhouse, which is ideal for smaller, more intimate ceremonies.