These fairy tale wedding venues provide the perfect backdrop for your big day and you can be sure that your guests will love them too. If you’re looking for amazing interiors, fabulous grounds and gardens not to mention huge doses of history, then a castle has it all. We’ve chosen seven of our favourite castle wedding venues for you here and they’re all absolutely incredible.
1. Leeds Castle, Kent
There’s only one word for Leeds Castle and that’s ‘magnificent’. This stunning venue is surrounded by an ancient moat and 500 acres of beautiful parkland. It’s full of history and we love the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall in the castle itself and the brilliant Maidens Tower, a separate Tudor building that provides all the space you need for your day.
2. Bickleigh Castle, Devon
Devon’s Bickleigh Castle really is the most romantic countryside castle we know. The entire space is exclusively yours and The Great Hall is absolutely breathtaking. The 11th-century castle gives you so much space and we love that outdoor weddings are possible too – the riverside lawn is an idyllic spot for your vows. Don’t miss the glorious gardens and the wonderful guest accommodation.
3. Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire
Imposing and impressive, Eastnor Castle will certainly provide the wow factor for your wedding. Topping the list of grand castle wedding venues, you’ll fall in love with the grand rooms that offer drama and history aplenty. The rolling Malvern Hills offer a brilliant backdrop and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to locations for your ceremony too. Don’t miss the striking Portcullis or the Gothic Drawing Room!
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4. Hensol Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
Hensol Castle in South Wales is nothing short of spectacular. There are turrets and towers galore, grounds and gardens that offer endless opportunities for fabulous photos and the interiors are oh-so opulent. Think marble fireplaces, original wood panelling and exceptional views and you’ll get just a hint of everything that Hensol Castle can offer. A truly fairy tale wedding venue.
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5. Rowton Castle, Shropshire
Couples adore Rowton Castle and it’s easy to see why. Arrive via the sweeping driving, step into this delightful castle and you’ll have found your dream venue. Rowton Castle truly provides that traditional castle atmosphere and it’s perfect for romantic weddings of all sizes. Just one look at the beautiful accommodation, the exquisite interiors and the magical gardens and you’ll be head over heels.
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6. Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire
Nestled in the famous Forest of Dean, Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire has it all. Impressive exteriors and stylish interiors give you all you need for an unforgettable castle wedding. The Grand Ballroom is a superb setting for your ceremony with a 75ft aisle and towering windows. At the end of your day, retire to the bridal suite, complete with a grand four-poster bed and sumptuous spa bath.
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7. Wasing Park, Berkshire
For a modern twist on the traditional castle wedding, look no further than Wasing Park. This collection of historical buildings provides you with a range of spaces for your wedding day and the Castle Barn is very special indeed. The eye-catching entrance, complete with tower and arched glass doorway, opens into a cool, contemporary interior that comes with oak beams and exposed brick walls. For a castle wedding with dash of countryside chic, Wasing Park has it all.
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