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Weddings
How many people can we have at our wedding?

We have a variety of different wedding spaces at Pennyhill Park. Intimate weddings work perfectly in our Terrace Wing which can be hired exclusively, or for larger weddings we can host up to 120 guests in our Windsor & Eton suite or 240 guests in the Balmoral

Our wedding team would be delighted to advise which of our spaces are most suitable for your wedding numbers

Will we be able to sample the menu before our wedding day?

Absolutely! We will invite you to a complimentary menu and wine tasting a few months before your big day, you will be able to sample a selection of our menus before deciding which one to serve your guests on your big day.

You might also want to book in to stay with us on the night of your food tasting so you can fully enjoy the Pennyhill Park experience, including our award winning spa. Speak to our wedding team about booking your stay with us.

Do you have vegetarian and vegan menu options?

Yes, we have a whole selection of vegetarian and vegan menus for you to choose from. Also our award winning chefs love to chat to couples about their own menu ideas and how those ideas can be brought to life on your big day.

We can also cater for all dietary requirements, we just need to know about those guests who may need a menu tweak in advance so we can make sure we are fully prepared.

Will our wedding be the only one at Pennyhill Park on the day?

Yes! We only host one wedding ceremony and reception at Pennyhill Park per day, and all of the wedding spaces you to choose to use will be exclusively yours.

Our hotel will be open at the same time to other residents and private parties so you may come across other guests in communal areas such as the hotel bar, reception and in our restaurants.

Can I get married outside at Pennyhill Park? And what happens if it rains?

Our outdoor wedding pavilion is set overlooking the main mansion house, providing the perfect backdrop for you to say your vows. It has its own background music system for you to use, and guests sit on two different tiers meaning everyone gets the perfect view of you as you walk down the aisle.

Should the weather not be on our side on the day we will ensure an indoor space is ready and waiting just in case. The registry office will make the final decision with you on the day.

How do we book our civil ceremony?

The Weybridge registry office are the licensed registrars for Pennyhill Park and they can be contacted on 01483 518 255

How many bedrooms do you have at Pennyhill Park?

We have 124 individually designed bedrooms, including some dog and family friendly ones. Depending on your wedding package you may be required to book a certain amount of bedrooms which you can charge onto your guests should you wish.

We always like to give the happy couple a complimentary upgrade to a plush junior suite

All bedroom bookings include breakfast and access to the spa up until 2pm after check out the next day

What time can our guests check into their bedroom on our wedding day?

Check in to bedrooms is from 3pm, if you do require early check in on any bedrooms please do let the wedding team know so they see if this can be accommodated for you

Can I stay the night before and get ready at Pennyhill Park on the morning?

Yes! We have a variety of bedrooms you can book for the night before your big day, some of our bedrooms are bigger so can accommodate you and your friends if you wanted to have a girly sleepover the night before or extra room for you all to get ready together in one space in the morning.

We can also arrange for breakfast to be delivered to you room on the morning so that you can enjoy every minute of being fully pampered by your hair and make up team

Don't forget if you do stay the night before you will have access to the spa to enjoy some calming time too

Can we use our own wedding suppliers?

We have a list of recommended suppliers who we love working with, all of which know our the wedding spaces really well. They are extremely knowledgeable about the hotel so will be able to share with you the ideas of things they have done before.

You are also more than welcome to use your own suppliers too. If they have never worked at Pennyhill Park before we would highly recommend bringing them for a look around before your big day so they are familiar with everything they need to know. If your own suppliers require power, we will require a copy of their PAT test certificate and a copy of their public liability insurance too.

Do we need to provide our suppliers with refreshments?

It is always worth checking your suppliers contracts, often photographers and bands do request that food and drink is provided. We would suggest allocating £25 per person which will be a sufficient amount to purchase a light meal and drink from our Ascot bar

What time can our suppliers set up from on our wedding day?

We try to give access to suppliers to start setting up your wedding spaces from 7am so that everything is set up and looking pretty in plenty of time. We will confirm the exact set up time with you during your wedding planning meeting

What time can we party until on our wedding day?

Our license for your private bar and entertainment ends at midnight.  There is the option to extend the license until 1am for an additional cost (please speak to our wedding team for more details).

Our residents' bar will also remain open after midnight and will continue to serve guests staying overnight only

Can we play music outside on the terrace?

Background level music including acoustic artists (harpists, string quartets etc.) are more than welcome to entertain your guests in our outdoor areas during your drinks reception, they add a lovely warmth to the atmosphere

Can you cut up our wedding cake and serve it to our guests in the evening?

Of course we can! Just let us know during your planning meeting how much of your cake you would like us to cut or is there is any particular tier that you would like saved to enjoy at home afterwards

Do you allow confetti?

Yes we love confetti, it creates a perfect photo opportunity!

We ask guests to throw dried rose petals or biodegradable confetti, and and that it is thrown outside in the grounds

Do you allow fireworks, sky lanterns or sparklers?

Unfortunately due to lots of local residents and livestock in surrounding areas we do not allow fireworks or sky lanterns, however we do love a sparkler send off outside at the end of the night, it is another great photo opportunity

What happens if it rains on our wedding day?

Pennyhill Park has so many different indoor spaces that you guests will still be able to enjoy mingling in! Our grand staircase in the main house is a great place for indoor photos as well using our cost fireplace backdrops too.

We have plenty of umbrellas for you and your guests to use too, and we do also have buggy for you to use to get about in with your photographer should you not wish to walk around the grounds

Can we bring our own drinks for the wedding day?

All beverages must be purchased and consumed at Pennyhill Park, therefore unfortunately we do not offer corkage.

Our bar team are highly experienced and able to source any specific drink requests you might have, they are also fantastic at creating unique wedding cocktails too!

Do you have any restrictions around lighting candles?

We love the twinkle of candlelight especially as the evening draws in. We do just kindly ask that all candles are sat within a sturdy holder just to be safe

Should we take out wedding insurance?

We highly recommend that all of our couples take out wedding insurance, it provides that peace of mind should the unexpected happen

Is car parking available to our wedding guests? And can our guests leave their car overnight?

We have over 300 spaces in our main hotel car park. Parking is complimentary to your guests on the day of your wedding, and cars can be left overnight we just ask for them to be collected by midday the next day.

We have electric charging points for guests to use too, as well as disabled parking bays much closer to the hotel entrance

If you are hiring a special wedding car then you are welcome to have it parked outside the front of the hotel for photos

Can we drop our wedding items (favours, name cards and table plans etc.) off to you before our big day?

Yes, all that we ask is that everything is clearly labelled with your names and wedding date. By dropping off everything to us the day before it means one less thing to have to think about on the morning when you should be relaxing and celebrating with your family.

Can our dog come to our wedding?

Yes, we love all four pawed guests! It wouldn't be the same without them sharing the celebrations with you. Just remember to let the registry office know in advance and book one of our dog friendly bedrooms.

Our wedding team can chat you through our pet logistics in more detail during your wedding planning meeting

Who will run and look after us on our wedding day?

Our wedding team will be with you, on hand to answer any questions during the whole wedding planning journey. Nearer to your day we will introduce you to one of our banqueting managers who will be the one to be right by your side on the day itself.

We always recommend hiring a Toastmaster as they are great at making sure your day runs to time and that your guests are in the right place at the right time at every main point of the day

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