Photography: Nick Read Photography, Lisa Art Photography
Civil Weddings and Receptions
The Pennoyer Centre is a unique venue that will bring your wedding dreams to life.
Built over two floors, the building embraces a stunning renovation of the historic 15th century Guild Chapel with its contemporary atrium of oak, steel and glass and the spacious build of a modern extension.
The Pennoyer Centre is fully licensed for civil weddings and offers sophisticated facilities in the setting of a pleasant Norfolk village.
Close to the Norfolk/Suffolk border in the attractive village of Pulham St Mary, just 16 miles south of Norwich and 6 miles north of the market town of Diss, and 10 miles west of Bungay and the Waveney Valley
The Ceremony and Venue
Outside, there are many interesting backdrops for photographs, including our West Door with its medieval carved archway, offering a more traditional setting for wedding shots.
After the ceremony, your guests can celebrate, relax and enjoy the day. You might choose a simple champagne reception with canapes, afternoon tea, or a buffet or more formal dinner. Or party into the night with the entertainment of your choice - live band, disco, or play your own favourite music through our audio system. The electronically-operated black-out blinds and subtle lighting in the Guild Chapel and reception areas provide a magical atmosphere for wedding celebrations whatever the time of year.
Viewing or Assembly Area
A beautiful glass, steel and oak staircase leads up to the mezzanine level, where a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass offers a sweeping view of the chapel below. You can use this mezzanine as a family assembly or reception area prior to the ceremony. There are private rooms adjoining that are available as dressing rooms or for pre-ceremony formalities with the registrar.
Catering and Services
Flexible seating plans allow up to 50 table settings for formal dining or 80 buffet-style.
Our experienced bar staff will be on hand to serve drinks to your guests throughout the day, whether that's a champagne reception after the ceremony, wine with your meal, or simply a bar throughout the day.
For an additional charge we offer an on-site wedding planner/co-ordinator to liaise with your suppliers, and to ensure your wedding itinerary runs smoothly. We can help and advise you as much or as little as you require.
Choosing The Pennoyer Centre for your wedding and reception venue will make one of the happiest days of your life a uniquely memorable occasion.
Please go to our Contact Us page for further information, bookings, map, and any other enquiries.