The Penn - Exclusive Castle Accommodation or Luxury Wedding Venue

Holding a special occasion, a milestone event, special birthday, house party, honeymoon anniversary or a family reunion if so The Penn is set in one of the most stunning locations with superb facilities which can make your special occasion or party one to remember.

Positioned high upon a cliff top overlooking the sea and forming part of Dorset’s wild and beautiful Jurassic coastline, the Castle is now available to discerning private renters seeking a truly luxurious yet homely environment in which to relax, unwind in comfort and style that is truly fit for royalty! The Penn – as it is affectionately known – was built by John Penn, grandson of William Penn who founded the US state and it once played host to King George III as he celebrated a wedding anniversary in the castle in 1800. Offering nine superbly appointed en-suite bedrooms, The Penn also boasts a large choice of reception spaces, from a stylish yet comfortable lounge, elegant library and orangery all with magnificent sea views through to a spacious kitchen and dining room with a well-equipped bar, plus a cosy snug where guests can escape with a good book. 

With beautiful grounds to explore, stunning views to take in and a fantastic heated indoor pool to relax in, The Penn is a perfect British holiday escape whether you are looking to simply relax or take in the local delights.

Nearby, there are many places of interest to explore; from the stunning coastline and historic landmarks through to award-winning local eateries serving delicious food including freshly caught sea food.   The beaches are just a stone’s throw away and will keep the children entertained for hours.

Sea sports including sailing and windsurfing can be arranged for your enjoyment, plus there is an excellent local spa, cycling trails, and of course the bright lights, harbour and beautiful bay of close-by Weymouth to enjoy.

Luxury Wedding Venue

For many a castle is the ultimate location for a fairy tale wedding venue and now bride and grooms-to-be can choose to marry at this unique and memorable castle venue.

The castle offers a host of options from a luxury wedding venue for the ceremony and wedding breakfast through to a lavish reception following a church or formal marriage celebration.  The ceremony itself can be held in the Orangery inside the castle or overlooking panoramic views of the sea in the castle’s extensive grounds.

The castle can also provide wedding accommodation for the couple and their principle guests in its nine beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms and sprawling living accommodation. The couple can choose to spend their wedding night in the opulence and splendour of the Orpheus Bridal Suite.

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The Penn is located on the Isle of Portland near the village of Easton in Dorset.  Portland is one of the most southerly points in the County of Dorset, where you will find Portland Harbour in between Portland and Weymouth and is one of the largest man made harbours in the world. The Castle has a private helipad for your personal use by prior arrangement.

There is no shortage of things to do in and around Portland from beautiful walks to the more adventurous pursuits like sailing and diving.

Easton Village has a small square with a shopping arcade and many shops and Weymouth is no more than 30 mins away.

Places of Interest

Portland Harbour                          2 miles

Weymouth                                   7 miles

Dorchester                                 15 miles

Poole                                         38 miles



Minimum let of 2 nights over a weekend and 3 nights for Bank Holidays

Minimum let of 5 nights for the festive season.

Wedding Venue prices on application. The Penn has a civil wedding license, prices are bespoke therefore please enquire.

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* 9 Bedrooms
* 9 Bathrooms
* Reception Hall
* Drawing Room
* Dining Room
* Library
* Orangery
* Sitting room
* Study
* Kitchen/Breakfast Room
* Stunning Indoor Pool
* Tropical Garden
* Japanese Tea House
* Childrens Play House
* Welcome Pack
* Bed Linen
* Luxury Bath Towels
* Toiletries
* Childrens Tree House

Additional Services on request:
* Catering
* Housekeeping
* Beauty Treatments
At an additional cost.


* Cycling
* Chartered boats
* Sailing
* Diving
* Walks
* Portland Museum
* Portland Bill Lighthouse

Offers & Events


For all the latest events and activities happening in and around Portland we recommend you visit The Portland Portal the visitor guide to Portland.