Pennard House Wedding

A Somerset Wedding Venue

Whenever I’m asked to be someone’s Pennard House wedding photographer I am always over the moon. I absolutely love this Somerset Wedding Venue, it is definitely one of my favourites!

At first glance you might assume this Grade II listed manor house wedding venue is going to be a more traditional, formal place for weddings, but it soon becomes apparent that it’s more of a relaxed, country retreat that’s full of heart, unique quirks and homely comforts.


I can’t speak highly enough of the staff at this awesome Somerset wedding venue, everyone I have worked with has been fun, hardworking a professional and the weddings I’ve worked at have always gone without a hitch (excuse the pun!).


The laid-back vibe of the venue totally fits my informal, documentary approach to wedding photography. If you’re getting married at Pennard House I would love to hear from you and chat all about your wedding plans.

The Clients Said…

“We are so happy!

You have captured the day beautifully and particularly considering how nervous we were about having our photos taken.

We are so pleased! 

“It was amazing having Becky be part of our wedding day! She made us feel so comfortable and we had a lot of fun taking the photos. Becky really has captured some fantastic moments!

She was really friendly and helpful the whole way throughout the planning process and was quick to respond to any queries we had.

Thank you Becky!”

A Spring Pennard Wedding

guests mingle during the drinks reception, Penard House in the background



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black and white photograph of the newly married couple kissing in front of pennard house


the bride hugs her best friend and maid of honour


wedding breakfast table decorations


bride pulls a cheeky grin as she looks beyond the camera, she is dressed in a lacy capped sleeve wedding dress with veil and flowers in her curled hair



the wooden conservatory at the back of pennard house


the newly-wedded couple walk up the tree-lined path towards their wedding venue. Shot from behind and in black and white


bride's blue high heeled shoes in the window light. The window frame casts shadows and highlights across the floor



a large blossoming branch adorns the ceiling of the coach house


a photograph of the table decorations at pennard house. Painted table signs, vases with spring flowers and wine.


silhouette of the newly-weds and a large tree. The sky is blue and purple as the sun sets



On arrival with the beautiful bride in the stunning Orchard bridal suite it was apparent that the morning preparations were going to be a super laid-back affair. The bridesmaids and the mother of the bride joined the bride for bubbles, hair and make-up.

The bride’s A-line bridal gown had the most delicate lace, capped sleeves, a flowing train and was stunning! She wore gorgeous blue shoes, and her bouquet – which matched the feel of spring in the air – featured Forget-me-nots, which her mother and grandmother both had in their own bridal bouquets.

 Once the bride and the girls were ready to go, the father of the bride waited patiently for his “first-look” of the bride at the bottom of the grand Pennard House staircase. His face was a picture as he saw his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.


The bridal party made their way through the drawing room and out onto the gravel terrace at the back of the house. The bridesmaids carried the bride’s train as they apprehensively made their way down to the picturesque 14th Century village church.

After the ceremony had finished and the bride and groom had officially tied the knot, guests showered them in confetti out in the churchyard before heading back up the lawns to Pennard’s south facing terrace for champagne and canapes. Being a march wedding, neither the bride or groom had high expectations for good weather but as it was, the sun shone all day and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky!


The newly-weds and I headed over to the orchard, rose gardens and freshwater lake for a handful of portraits whilst the guests headed over to the coach house. The light was hard with little shade, but it gave me an opportunity to use the garden’s foliage to create some backlight around the couple to make them stand out from the foreground. My shutter speed was fast in order to keep my images from being over-exposed.


The Coach House is used as a reception area for wedding breakfasts and the evening wedding party and looked awesome with a vast blossoming branches and pretty fairy lights adorning the ceiling.


After the speeches and wedding breakfast had finished, the bride and groom and I headed up to the top of Pennard House drive to find some golden hour light as the sun set over the fields beyond. The couple danced in the golden light and we took some silhouettes before returning to the coach house to cut the wedding cake and share their first dance.

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An Autumn Pennard Wedding

newly weds kiss in front of pennard house


a large tree and blue sky frame a bride and groom hit by golden hour light against a dark background


a couple kiss on a lane at golden hour in their wedding attire


the couple with their celebrant at their outdoors wedding ceremony at pennard house


the bride poses with her bridal bouquet and wearing large silver love heart glasses


th bride and her father smile as they walk down the aisle


the bride holds her nan's hand as she is overcome with emotion


the bride wipes away a tear as her father gives her away


a wedding order of the day sign with a bouquet of wedding flowers


a newly married couple are reflected in the water of the lake at pennard house


wedding guests during the drinks reception outside the front of pennard house which is covered in red and green ivy


the bride spins around with her friend on the dance floor whilst wearing bit heart sunglasses


in the background the bride dances whilst the foreground is filled by a wedding guest throwing their hair back on the dance floor


a couple laugh at the camera during their wedding portraits


a woman laughs at her partner during the wedding speeches


a close up photograph of an elderly couple holding hands


a wedding guest hugs the bride who is covered in confetti


the bride laughs as her bridesmaid fixes her bridal gown


roses growing in the foreground with pennard house wedding venue behind


the bride laughs at the groom during the wedding ceremony


two wedding guests party on the dance floor at pennard house


black and white photograph of a wedding guest dancing


a wedding cake adorned with white roses and blue flowers


wedding table decorations, flowers and a metal sign with a shell


a couple laugh together whilst they eat their wedding breakfast


the mother-of-the-bride looks shocked as she see's her daughter in her wedding dress for the first time


the glasshouse at petard house with pink roses out of focus in the foreground


multiple wedding guests dancing, lit with flash, in colour


black and white photograph of wedding guests dancing


three white women with blonde hair smile and hold one another on the dance floor


Georgia and Nathan’s Wedding at Pennard House is definitely one of my favourites so far! So full of energy, joy and love! I seem to always have good weather whenever I shoot at Pennard House and this wedding was no different! Despite being September there was plenty of flowers still out in the garden and the whole day seemed to be bursting with colour.

Georgia and Nathan tied the knot in Pennard’s beautiful gardens. After a more traditional ceremony their friends performed a humanist hand-fasting ceremony which got a little emotional with Georgia shedding a few tears.

After the couple had officially tied the knot and the register had been signed, guests lined up in front of the main house to greet them into married life by showering them in confetti! Despite reminding them to walk nice and slowly, the couple practically ran down the hill towards me and Videographer Andy, fortunately, we both managed to stay upright but it was definitely an exciting few seconds as we navigated downhill backwards walking whilst trying to photograph the moment!!

The couple had decided on a slightly longer drinks reception which I love! Two hours gives more than enough time to do all your group photos, a handful of portraits  and give you time to relax and enjoy time with your wedding guests!

Once the guests had headed up to their seats in the coach house, the newly-weds were announced into the wedding breakfast with gangnam style blaring and they danced their way around the tables! It was really fun and got their guests pumpe for a bit more action later on!

There were multiple speeches including both the mother of the bride, mother of the groom and bride herself and once everyone had been fed and watered it was perfect timing for us to head out to capture some more portraits at sunset.

Pennard House has amazing golden hour light just at the top of the drive. I knew this fun-loving couple would be up for it so I suggested we walk down the lane away from the venue. The low sun beamed through the street and the pretty metal fences created lead in lines while the couple shared a kiss beneath the trees.

I knew Georgia and Nathan’s party was going to be a little wild and it didn’t disappoint! In fact, I could hardly move on the dancefloor it was so full but I managed to capture some epic dancefloor action before heading home.

the bride holds her bouquet whilst her groom hugs her from behind. Flowers and a dry stone wall fill the background

The Venue

Pennard House also offers humanist wedding ceremonies within the garden pavilion and amongst its beautiful gardens. There’s also an indoor ceremony room within the house which is licensed for civil ceremonies and has a capacity for up to 95 guests.

The original part of Pennard House – the central Jacobean part – was built in the 18th century with the East and West wings added some 200 years later. It has been a family home for many generations with exquisitely landscaped gardens, beautiful clear water ponds, a rose garden and ancient trees. Even today the venue remains a working family farm, with over 60 acres of cider apple orchards. Guests can stay in the rooms within the house or within one of the extremely cool 16ft tipis.

Pennard House Wedding Photographer – Becky Weir

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a black and white photograph of a newly married couple at sunset. the bride and groom sit on a gate

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