For your celebrant-led small wedding, elopement or vow renewal, take your choice from the magical locations around the lakes and land at Pengelly Retreat.  Tie (or re-tie!) the knot in our lush jungle gardens, on a bridge over tranquil pools or by a wild swimming lake.  If you’re looking for a runaway wedding venue in Cornwall with a wild and watery beauty, this could be the one for you!

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Pengelly Retreat offers a dreamy, wild and naturalistic wedding venue for your intimate celebrant-led wedding ceremony in Cornwall.   Weddings and celebrations here have a relaxed boho vibe, surrounded by the sounds of running water, lush Cornish countryside, magical secret gardens and wild swimming lakes.

We offer small weddings, elopements and laidback celebrations which are affordable and hassle-free without compromise on luxury, romance and magic.  Please note, the ceremonies  held here are celebrant-led which means couples need to complete the legalities at the registry office separately to their ceremony here.  Our Wedding Co-ordiator will advise you about how to go about this.

We can provide accommodation for 2-12 on site at Pengelly Retreat including our two quirky but luxurious lakeside houses for the bridal couple to choose from, The Sail House yurt and the Boat House log cabin.  For small weddings of up to 24 you can hire the whole site including our four-bedroom Mill House and have the whole of Pengelly Retreat to yourselves.  Each celebration here is as unique and as individual as the couple themselves with a choice of gorgeous, photo-friendly locations around our 5 private acres of gardens, woodlands and lakes.

While Pengelly Retreat itself is hidden away in the lush countryside, there are stunning beaches on both north and south coasts of Cornwall just a short 15 minute drive away.  The rural location with beaches nearby, jungle gardens, lakes and peaceful hidden spaces combine to create the perfect venue for a runaway wedding in Cornwall.

  • A hidden wedding venue in Cornwall with wild swimming lakes and jungle gardens
  • Ideal for celebrant-led runaway weddings, elopements and vow renewals of 2-24
  • Affordable small wedding packages including accommodation for 2-12
  • 5 private acres of secret gardens, wild swimming lakes, woodland and meadows
  • 2 luxury lakeside quirky houses for the bridal couple to choose from
  • Cornish 4-bedroom Mill House available for additional accommodation
  • Dog and family-friendly
  • All year round weddings available

Take a look at our website pages for more details and to discover more about small weddings, elopements and vow renewals at Pengelly Retreat in Cornwall.  The Small Weddings at Pengelly Retreat page includes information about what to expect on the day, the accommodation options available and the cost of an elopement or small wedding package at Pengelly Retreat.   For further information about our Wedding Co-ordinator, Phoebe, and some of our favourite wedding suppliers take a look at our Recommended Wedding Suppliers page.

If you’d like to have a chat about a magical lakeside, celebrant-led wedding, elopement or vow renewal please contact our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator, Phoebe at Piccolo Weddings on 07881 863338 or


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