Small Weddings, Cornwall

A romantic small wedding just for you in a magical secret garden in Cornwall

Do you wish you and your loved one could runaway to secret location in Cornwall for your wedding day?  Are you yearning for romantic, intimate and small wedding ceremony without the huge price tag or the fuss?  Do you love being in natural and beautiful surroundings, the peaceful sounds of flowing water and birdsong all around?

At Pengelly Retreat, you’ll discover romantic, wild gardens, a flowing stream, meadows, secret gardens and lakes.  Celebrant-led elopements and small weddings here are relaxed, intimate, romantic and focussed just on the two of you and the celebration of your life & love together.

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Stay in The Boat House log cabin or Sail House luxury yurt, our quirky and romantic lakeside houses just for two.  Each one overlooks a wild lake, a magical little hideaway to watch the sun rising and setting over the water on your special day.  All set within a very private five acres of gardens, meadows and land – your own piece of Cornish paradise just for the two of you.

Pengelly Retreat opened in 2019 and we remain a hidden gem, unknown to most, even those who think they know Cornwall well.  We offer a truly unique and very beautiful place for you to runaway together and celebrate your love, perhaps with a very small number of your closest friends and family with you.  We only open our doors to elopements and tiny weddings and while you are here, Pengelly Retreat becomes your own special place in Cornwall.


Why choose Pengelly Retreat, Cornwall for your small wedding?

  • We offer hidden gardens, wild lakes and your own piece of Cornwall for your special and very romantic celebration.
  • Our experienced Wedding Co-ordinator will be here to help you put everything in place and ensure a smooth and stress-free experience.  A beautiful tiny wedding with heart and soul but no fuss or stress.
  • Stay in one of our award-winning romantic lakeside houses at Pengelly Retreat on the night before and the nights after your wedding ceremony. Toast each other with a glass of champagne under the starry skies or snuggle up by the log burner.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy our gorgeous stream-side 18 foot tipi, 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 Package tailored to you.



We are now taking bookings for celebrant-led weddings in 2024 and 2025.  To request a quotation for your romantic wedding at Pengelly Retreat please contact us at

Click here for more information on wedding packages and for more details of the beautiful wedding locations at Pengelly Retreat.


The beautiful wedding photos on this and the other wedding pages are taken by Olivia Moon Photography and styled by Piccolo Weddings.  The stunning film of Pengelly Retreat, including aerial footage, is by Thomas Frost Photography.


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