One of Norfolk’s finest wedding venues

Your stylish wedding alternative to a registry office or church.

The Pennoyer Centre’s mesmerising blend of historical architecture blended with 21st century design and modern facilities is the perfect wedding venue for both your vows and reception and is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships.

Aside from offering you a stunning and unique wedding venue, the Pennoyer Centre also offers you flexibility. You can use the Centre purely for your ceremony, perhaps for a champagne and canapé reception after your church wedding; or perhaps you dream of a wedding followed by a feast and dancing?

Your chosen theme can easily be brought to life, whether you dream of a traditional wedding or a contemporary ceremony and reception. The stylish interior with its range of rooms and spaces can be dressed specifically to your design.

Your wedding ceremony and reception

The first-floor gallery is a stunning area for pre-ceremony drinks with your wedding party.

Once your guests have assembled in the 15th century building below, you can enter, sweeping down the staircase to your ceremony, into the picture-perfect Guild Chapel. The graceful setting, flooded with natural light or shaded for a soft romantic setting, is an extraordinary backdrop for the most important words you will say to your partner.

Celebrate outside in the sunshine or upstairs on the gallery, perhaps leave guests to mingle throughout the building whilst your photographer captures your special day. However you visualise your reception, we ensure it becomes reality.

The 15th century Guild Chapel

The medieval Guild Chapel is the signature room for your ceremony. With simple elegance and Gothic window bays, the Guild Chapel is a stunning setting for your nuptials. Closing the sliding doors creates an intimate area for a small ceremony, or choose to say, “I do’, in the full joyful beauty of the historic chapel.

The other considerations!


The Pennoyer Centre is a wonderfully versatile venue and can accommodate up to 60 ceremony guests, and up to 100 for a reception.


We welcome caterers to the Pennoyer Centre and can offer fabulous local recommendations.

Wedding Planning

If you would like help planning your wedding, our experienced staff will love to assist with your arrangements to ensure your day runs without hitches! We have an abundance of wedding experience to help you specifically plan your day to match your dreams.


Wedding planning, staff on the day including help setting and clearing-up, sound system, wi-fi, tables and chairs.


Full use of the kitchen, crockery, plates, tablecloths and other decorations can be hired at additional costs from the Centre.


The Centre is accessible for all wedding guests and Centre staff are on hand to help in any way to ensure your wedding is perfect. There is a lift to the first floor, disabled toilets on both floors and a portable acoustic loop system. The Centre also offers free car parking with disabled spaces onsite.

For further information about accessibility please contact us.


We are located 16 miles south of Norwich, 10 miles north of Diss and accessed by car from the A14, A140 or by train from Diss Train Station (LLS-Norwich line). The Pennoyer Centre is easy to reach making it an ideal venue for wedding guests arriving from regions other than Norfolk. The Centre offers free car parking spaces onsite.

Good to know

  • The Pennoyer Centre is licensed to sell alcohol until 11.30pm
  • The Centre has a music licence until 11.30pm
  • The venue’s sound system plays music throughout all the ground floor areas

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