From idyllic weddings to spectacular events, Pennsylvania Castle has hosted some lavish gatherings over the years. With stunning sea views, manicured grounds and unique accommodation options, the Estate provides the perfect backdrop for events and weddings throughout the year.
A Picture Perfect Day Awaits
From a twilight ceremony by candlelight to wedding photos on a secluded beach, The Penn is a truly unique location for your dream wedding. Our Estate team will work with you to create your perfect day, providing a genuinely personalised experience with a seamless level of attention to detail. Your wedding at the Castle can be as individual as you are, relaxed or extravagant, traditional or extraordinary. During June and July, the Orangery is in place to host weddings for up to 100 guests.
The Penn is the perfect venue for all occasions. From celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, reuniting with family and friends or hosting one of life’s milestone events. Your options for parties and events are endless.
As with all our guests at the Castle, we like to start with a blank canvas and build your event around you. Whether providing the very best in entertainment or dressing the Castle for your elaborate celebration, the team are on hand to create a bespoke experience.
For those looking for a more themed event, previous stylings have included Great Gatsby dinner parties, murder mysteries, Chinese celebrations and dancing dragons, we’ve even transformed the Library into a cocktail style bar with live music provided by international stars.
A Wide Range of Accommodation Options
The Estate provides a selection of accommodation options offering flexibility for your wedding or event. The Castle itself can sleep up to 20 guests and is a beautifully restored neo-gothic creation, steeped in history but refurbished with a modern look and feel. Castle guests can also look to Clifftops, Cove Lodge and Cove Park for extra accommodation if they wish for all their guests to stay on The Estate.
The Castle Grounds include several individually themed areas, each one offering a different setting for your event. The beautiful Italian Garden & romantic English Rose Garden provide a secluded area to enjoy the best of the evening sunshine for after dinner cocktails and garden games. Moving through the grounds over sweeping manicured lawns, there are areas for marquees and al fresco dining, enjoying vast views of the sea and the remains of Portland’s oldest castle – Rufus Castle. Finally, guests are invited to follow a private pathway down to the Penn’s waterfall and Japanese-style tea house complete with tropical garden, a secret but spectacular area of the grounds. The Wedding Pagoda is licensed for outdoor ceremonies in addition to a number of rooms inside the Castle.
Delicious Food & Drink
Dining at The Penn is an important part of your wedding or event and where you choose to dine will depend on your guest numbers and the time of year. Our stunning Dining Room will seat up to 60 guests all year round. During June and July, we cover our indoor swimming pool, transforming it into a sea-facing Orangery-style banqueting room that seats up to 100. For larger numbers, there are several Marquee options that can be sited on the helipad. The team at The Penn have cultivated great relationships with outstanding local suppliers including a range of caterers. Whatever the theme of your event or wedding, our team will work with you to find the perfect catering option to match.
Our experienced team is always on hand to make sure that every element of your event runs precisely to plan. To create an experience designed around you, we also offer a range of Guest Services, creating a bespoke feel to your stay. These services can include anything from a turn-down service in the evening, to dining table set up for those special meals before and after your event. Speak to our team for a full list of services available.