A fairytale wedding needs a castle. Think large arched doorways, an impressive drawbridge over a moat, turrets and towers, a prince and his princess. If you’re planning your wedding, whether in a classic, romantic style, or for a backdrop to a magical fairytale celebration, this is where you will find a choice of stunning historic castle wedding venues. For a Tudor or medieval-themed wedding, complete with a sumptuous wedding breakfast banquet in a great hall with high ceilings and natural wood and stone surroundings, castle wedding venues are the perfect setting.
You will be embracing the ‘something old’ in a several hundred-year old wedding venue. Hold your ceremony by candlelight and decorate with large statement flower pedestals, oversized metal lanterns and trailing ivy. Gloriously old and established gardens and grounds, some with fountains and unique architectural and sculptural wonders will ensure your wedding photos are nothing short of spectacular.
Castle wedding venues are the obvious choice for history buffs who will revel in the stories of the people who lived, worked and married there before them. Plan your wedding with an historic re-enactment for your wedding entertainment, a medieval wedding poet and court jester instead of the usual wedding disco! You could immerse yourself and all your guests in the fashions of the time by making your dress code fit with the time of your chosen castle wedding venue. Castle wedding venues in the UK or overseas may not be as expensive as you might imagine.
Many castle wedding venues give the option of exclusive hire for the whole weekend of your wedding, giving you the chance to take over the whole place and feel like a real king and queen for the entire duration of your wedding. You could get ready with your bridal party and stay in the castle on the night before your wedding, hold your ceremony and reception in the grounds and then your wedding night there as newlyweds in a four-poster bed. Castle wedding venues are the ultimate wedding setting.