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It’s hard to image a more romantic wedding than one within your very own castle. Whether you are channelling Medieval glamour or a romantic princess fairy tale, you and your guests are guaranteed to have a magical experience surrounded by rich history. Be prepared to be completely enchanted by our ‘Top 5 Castle Wedding Venues’:
Medieval banquet hall? Check. Moat surround? Check. Manicured grounds? Check!
Grade 1 listed Bickleigh Castle is a beauty of a castle located in the Devonshire countryside right next to the River Exe.
The detailed Italian scrolled gates scream fairy tale wedding, and you can either hold the ceremony in the medieval hall or outside next to the babbling river Exe. You can even have a blessing in the castle’s picturesque 6th century chapel- the oldest standing building within both the grounds and in Devon!
Accommodation for up to 40 guests is available on site and packages start from £3500.
Wild, rugged, with bracing sea air, Bamburgh Castle is more Game Of Thrones than Fairy Princess with it’s spectacular backdrop of breathtaking coastline. The area is officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is famous for its sweeping beaches, rolling dunes and high rocky cliffs.
The King’s Hall with it’s rich teak panelled walls, ornate ceiling, beautiful stained glass windows and roaring fires is the ultimate backdrop to a medieval ceremony.
There’s even a terrace complete with cannon offering panoramic views towards the local Farne Islands and Holy Island.
Accommodation can be found in the nearby village and prices are disclosed on enquiry.
Nestled on the banks of Loch Ness is Loch Ness Castle. But there’s no Nessy in sight at this venue, in fact, you couldn’t find a more fitting castle for Cinderella!
It’s fairy tale turrets, maze of landings, towers and winding staircases have been magically restored. There’s plenty of rooms to choose from for a ceremony and reception, from the Laird’s Room to the Great Hall. The 500 acres of rugged Scottish Highlands and iconic lake make for a dramatic backdrop. Imagine being piped into your reception by the local bagpiper!
The castle has 15 bedrooms complete with four poster beds as well as cottages onsite for up to 21 guests. Prices start from £14,000
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn once walked Thornbury Castle’s rooms and grounds, but today, the 500 year-old castle with its beautiful oriel windows, Tudor hall and historic parkland can be exclusively yours on your wedding day.
Step behind the heavy oak doors and you’ll find a magnificent hotel with roaring fires, delicious modern cuisine and sumptuous bedchambers fit for a Tudor King and Queen.
The castle has 26 stunning bedchambers (four poster beds are as standard!) and prices are disclosed upon enquiry.
The Priests House is a grade 1 listed building with a 16th century Old Chapel suited to small, intimate ceremonies and receptions.
Lovingly restored, it has oodles of medieval features including open fires, fabulous log beams and stunning views across the Yorkshire countryside. But the real gem here is the impressive ruins of Barden Tower, hauntingly beautiful, and quite simply the most beautiful castle wedding backdrop you could ask for.
The onsite barn accommodates 24 and prices start from £1995.