Romantic Celebrant-Led Elopements at Pengelly Retreat, Cornwall

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Romantic elopements at the Boat House Cabin, Pengelly Retreat, Cornwall

Desperately seeking… a romantic elopement venue in Cornwall!

Are you desperately seeking a romantic elopement venue in Cornwall? Somewhere you and your loved one can runaway to secret location for your own special and private day of celebration. Perhaps just you and a few of your closest friends and family with you. A place in nature, surrounded by the peaceful sounds of water and birdsong. Here at Pengelly Retreat, we think you might just find the perfect romantic elopement venue for your tiny wedding ceremony. With 5 private acres of wild gardens, lakes and meadows – and even a secret garden – this is the ideal place for a relaxed and intimate small wedding celebration focussed on just the two of you.

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Romantic and natural surroundings for your elopement in Cornwall

Why choose Pengelly Retreat for your tiny wedding?

Not only is the rural Cornwall setting absolutely magical, there are lots of other reasons to choose Pengelly Retreat for your tiny wedding or elopement.

Our experienced Wedding Co-ordinator, Phoebe from Piccolo Weddings, will be here to help you put everything in place and ensure a smooth and stress-free experience.  You can stay in one of our award-winning romantic lakeside houses at Pengelly Retreat on the night before and the nights after your wedding ceremony. We also have on-site accommodation for your 2 witnesses in the other beautiful lakeside house.  With additional accommodation available on-site for 2 more adults plus 1 child, if required. And lovely accommodation options within walking distance for friends and family.

You can celebrate your intimate celebrant-led ceremony in any number of beautiful Locations in the gardens with up to 10 guests in attendance on the day. Our gorgeous stream-side 18 foot tipi, will be exclusively yours for the day of your ceremony, whether for your wedding celebration meal or for an intimate under-canvas ceremony. Experience a very private and magical tiny ceremony in one of the loveliest pieces of land and lakes in Cornwall with a Wedding Packagetailored to you.

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Celebrant-led weddings at Pengelly Retreat

Why Choose a Celebrant-led Ceremony?

Massively growing in popularity now, a Celebrant is a person who performs ceremonies marking some of life’s biggest milestones.  For weddings, a Celebrant will create a bespoke, meaningful ceremony that is unique to you. You choose your Celebrant, they get to know you and together you can craft a ceremony and a celebration that feels heartful and right for you, in your chosen location.

The process of legalising your Celebrant-led ceremony is straightforward: you will need to make the standard legal declarations and register your marriage with a Registrar at a Statutory Appointment. These short meetings can be booked online and can be either before or after your wedding day at your local registry office, it costs around £60.  There are some really wonderful Celebrants based in Cornwall who will very much take the time to get to know you and to create a beautiful ceremony with you.  We aren’t affiliated to one person in particular so the choice is yours as to who you’d like for your ceremony at Pengelly Retreat.  However, our Wedding Coordinator can recommend and tell you about Celebrants she has worked with previously if you’d like some suggestions

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Weddings on the water! The Lakeside Cabin at Pengelly Retreat

How to book your tiny wedding at Pengelly Retreat

If Pengelly Retreat sounds like it might be the perfect elopement venue for you then get in touch today! You can send us an email at to let us know what dates you’re looking for and we will take it from there. As I write, we are still taking tiny wedding bookings for 2023 and we are already booking up for 2024. We hope to welcome your here soon for your own dreamy celebrant-led celebration 🙂