Pentney Abbey is a unique wedding venue, which is made all the more impressive thanks to the towering arched Gatehouse that guards it. Dating back to as early as 1380, the Gatehouse is the first thing you’ll see as you pull up to Pentney Abbey. The Gatehouse features stunning stonework, beautiful carvings and is next to a romantic rose garden. It’s the perfect location for your civil ceremony.
The ceremony room has been restored with the help of British Heritage so that it mimics the way it would have been in the 14th century. Think grand exposed beams, hanging tapestries, an iron candelabra, lots of space and ornate stone windows revealing views of the grounds. Filled with sweetly simple chairs, the centrepiece of this room is the gorgeous light-embracing window at the front where the happy couple will stand. A secret antique spiral staircase, will be your way into the Gatehouse, where up to 80 of your friends and family will witness a bridal entrance they’ll never forget.
To book your civil wedding at Pentney Abbey in conjunction with your reception, please visit Norfolk County Council’s website.