The Ultimate Summer Festival Wedding at Pennard House, Somerset

Written by Emma Hla
Get married at the beautiful Pennard House, celebrate in style at Pennard Orchard and party at Glastonbury festival…

Has that caught your attention…? Oh good.

Just a short walk from the country’s greatest music festival, you’ll find Pennard House. A beautiful, family-owned Georgian Manor House, Pennard is set in secluded gardens and surrounded by meadows, woodlands and cider orchards. A hidden gem in the rolling Somerset countryside, it’s a magical setting and the epitome of English elegance.

It also just so happens to be the perfect place for couples enjoying Glastonbury to tie the knot and celebrate their special day with a festival wedding!

Pennard has both an indoor and outdoor wedding license, so couples can choose their perfect setting to get married before celebrating amongst the cider orchards and tipis – lush right…? The wedding party can retreat from the muddy fields of Glastonbury and enjoy the stunning country estate before heading back to the iconic music festival, to party with 180,000 revellers… Just a small-ish party!


The quintessentially British manor house has a Victorian outdoor freshwater swimming pool, a lawn tennis court and romantic apple orchards. The bohemian elegance of the estate and relaxed atmosphere combines to create a dreamy sanctuary, but one that’s right on the edge of the infamous festival site.

With rustic English country bedrooms, playing host to yoga retreats, weddings, A-list parties, record labels, song-writing courses, skinny dippers, and Glastonbury attendees, Pennard is the hotspot of West Country cool.

The happy festival couple, friends and family can book the whole house or the majestic 18 foot tipis at Pennard Orchard, kitted out with luxury Egyptian cotton linen on proper beds, with warm duvets and quilts, power points in each tipi and a powder room, all ideal for getting ready before exchanging vows. There is a choice between marrying inside the beautiful building itself, Pennard House; or couples can revel in the summer sun with an outdoor country wedding in the Garden Pavilion.

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Couples can enjoy a glass of champagne or local scrumpy from the Pennard Estate and picnic by the freshwater Victorian pool. Alternatively, guests can head to the Pennard Orchard bar and restaurant for a wedding feast, and spend their mini-moon in the tipis.

Once vows have been exchanged, couples can take the wedding party back to Glastonbury on a ‘just married’ tractor from Pennard House!

What better way to bring the wedding weekend to a climax by having the reception at Glastonbury Festival..? Guests will be partying hard with Kanye West, the Foo Fighters and Lionel Richie headlining their festival wedding reception party and at the more exclusive hangouts be it at the Rabbit Hole, Shangri La or Stone Circle.


Here’s the need to know…


Wedding packages are priced on a bespoke basis, services available are…

  • The Orchard Room bridal suite in the house from 12pm on the day of your wedding and your wedding night.
  • Use of the civil ceremony room in Pennard House or Garden Pavilion.
  • Use of Pennard Orchard luxury tipis, bar and restaurant.
  • Assistance from Pennard House team in organising your wedding.

For booking, call Pennard House on 01749 860 700 or email

So where’s all my Boho Beats babes…?

Are you heading to Glasto this summer with your beau…?

Lots of ‘festival’ love…

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