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Penally Abbey is the most enchanting place to get married with its beautiful sea views, architecture and gardens.
From the initial enquiry to the gentle flow of the day itself, our aim is to make sure couples embark on their married life feeling relaxed and able to fully enjoy and remember the beauty of the day.
Our ethos is simple. We aim to create a relaxed, personal and intimate place for our guests to escape and forget life’s daily stresses. This idea also applies to weddings.
In order for wedding guests to enjoy the space we only do small weddings for up to 30 guests with a potential extra 20 guests in the evening when the bride and groom have exclusive use of the whole hotel.
Every wedding we host is bespoke as we believe embarking on your life together should be done your way, not how someone tells you it should be done. Therefore, at Penally Abbey we DON’T have ‘Wedding Packages’ or explain to you how the day will go but ask for you to let us know how you see it and we will do our utmost to make that happen.
Exclusive use of the hotel allows guests to have the entire hotel and grounds and to be as creative as they wish.
We also have our beautiful courtyard space which is perfect for guests wanting a magical ceremony followed by a romantic, candle lit dinner to celebrate.
Penally Abbey is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies with the local registrar in either the courtyard or dining room over looking the sea. For those with their hearts set on a church wedding, the magical St. Teilos church is a few hundred metres from the hotel.
Our courtyard and dining room are both the most beautiful setting for a ceremony and lend themselves perfectly to couples who would prefer a slightly different backdrop to a church in which to say their vows.
Please contact us for more information on holding your wedding ceremony or celebration at Penally Abbey.
Daniel & Rebecca March 2017
'My wife and I held our wedding reception at Penally Abbey in March 2017 after getting married across the road at St Teilo's and St Nicholas' Church. What an amazing venue with fantastic staff who could not do enough for us and our guests, making it a truly magical day.
We met the team a number of times over the 12 months approaching our wedding and everyone was absolutely fabulous. They do not simply churn out weddings like a number of venues we had visited and the team did their utmost to make it a truly unique day.
The rooms are gorgeous and have spectacular views (we were lucky on the big day to have a clear sunny day) and the gardens were simply perfect for our welcome drinks. The Courtyard worked wonderfully as a restaurant the night before our wedding as the main restaurant was decorated ready for the wedding breakfast and the drawing room was perfect for a cosy nightcap before the big day.
The food at Penally Abbey is fabulous and these high standards were held up throughout the entire day
We cannot wait to return for a long weekend.
A tremendous Thank You to Saskia and the team for absolutely everything.'
Fresh, inviting and quietly sophisticated, our bedrooms have been lovingly restored.
Each is different, offering something unique. Take a tour to discover your favourite...View our rooms
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Penally Abbey is where we want guests to relax and unwind and we mirror this in our restaurant.
We serve Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Dinner seven days a week.find out more
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At Penally we offer romantic, intimate wedding ceremonies followed by a twinkly candle lit dinner to celebrate.
For us, it is about the attention to detail, delicious food and a wonderful backdrop.Say 'I Do'
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Penally Abbey is the perfect place to celebrate the festive season, both with work collegues, family or friends.
A twinkly, romantic way to celebrate the New Year.
Celebrations will include a delicious tasting menu, champagne and gentle live jazz.
A family gathering, special birthday party or simply a group of friends getting together?
Our Courtyard space is THE perfect place to hold any event, big or small.
As you find it today, Penally Abbey is a true labour of love for the Boissevain family. Husband and wife team Lucas and Melanie Boissevain work closely with two of their three children, Saskia and Jacques to create this 11 bedroom, boutique hotel by the sea in Pembrokeshire.
The hotel is family run which means our team at Penally Abbey simply makes the Boissevain family that much bigger. We feel that it is crucial that staff at Penally share the same vision and are passionate about what we are trying to achieve.Join the team!
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Visit Wales have chosen 2018 to be the 'Year of Sea' in order to celebrate Wales' outstanding coastline.
Find out how you can make the most of the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.Head to the sea...