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Richard Blewett

Proprietor of Pengenna Manor, Archivist

Richard was born and brought up at Pengenna Manor in the eighties and nineties. After attending school and college locally he left home at 18 to study a four year combined degree in graphic design at the Universities of Falmouth and Bournemouth. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Honour Degree in 2002 he went on to work for ten years in the fields of graphic design, project management, client management, business development and corporate events across the UK and abroad. In 2012 he returned to Pengenna to take over from his father with the vision firmly in mind to transform the family home from working farm to luxury wedding venue. In 2014 that vision was realised with the official opening of the Manor for business with two new acres of grounds and gardens boasting dedicated wedding ceremony and marquee locations. Since opening he has continued to develop, restore and expand all areas of the venue, improving the Manor and its surroundings with the further restoration of the house to provide luxury self-catering accommodation, the redevelopment of the farm's former cowyard and adjacent barn as a bespoke party and events space, creation of special glamping facilities across two acres of river meadows, restored the old farm stables as an additional smaller events space and developed additional luxury facilities for all types of event and wedding. With his team of thirteen employees he now hosts around thirty weddings per year as well as birthday parties, corporate events, meetings, paranormal investigation nights, and a string of special Pengenna events including pop-up supper nights, music nights, party nights, open air cinema, and outdoor theatre. Richard lives on-site at Pengenna with his partner John, dogs Zack and Filly, and cats Steve and Willow. In June 2024 Richard & John will marry at Pengenna Manor.

Nov. 11, 2022

The Haunted History of Pengenna Manor: Approaching Researching the Hi…

Joining me today is Richard Blewett the proprietor of Pengenna Manor. The Manor is an 800-year-old private house set in over 300 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside that has been Richard's family home for several generatio...

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