Who wouldn’t love getting married in a castle? The ultimate romantic wedding destination on earth, a castle will make your dreams of being a king or queen for a day come true. If you have always dreamt of a fairy tale wedding, here’s your chance to make it come true. Given below are some stunning castles in England which will play the perfect host for your grand historic wedding.
Here Are The 8 Amazing Castles In England For A Fairy Tale Wedding:
1. C17th Castle, Somerset
The C17th Castle lets you exchange vows in the most dramatic manner possible. While the octagonal ramparts host the guest rooms, the couple gets to enjoy the central keep’s luxurious master bedroom. Weddings can be arranged on the roof of the castle, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, including the picturesque Bristol Channel. The courtyards and lawns also serve as venues for receptions and dinner parties, with a team of wedding planners at your disposal to make your D-day unforgettable.
2. Leeds Castle, Kent
Labeled as the most romantic castle in the world, Leeds Castle sits amidst 500 acres of stunning gardens and park lands. The castle is open for wedding ceremonies throughout the year and also provides you with a team of wedding coordinators (including on site florists, caterers and even a Castle Butler) to plan every single detail to perfection. While weddings are usually arranged in the Maiden’s Tower or the Castle Dining Room, receptions are held in the Fairfax Hall. If you prefer a bigger area, the Cedar lawn can be transformed into a stunning wedding venue with marquees and lights. Accommodation is available for guests inside the castle in the form of classic en-suite rooms.
3. Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire
The Eastnor Castle lets you enjoy a lavish wedding ceremony fit for royals in its majestic Gothic Drawing Room. Prefer a more solemn ceremony? Head over to a church located just 10 minutes away. The armor lined Great Hall is perfect for wedding dinners and parties although you can always choose to pitch a marquee outside to enjoy the festivities by the stunning lake. Photo opportunities are massive here as the entire castle lights up in an ethereal glow after sunset, providing the perfect backdrop for your ceremony.
4. Carlton Towers, North Yorkshire
This Victorian Gothic style country house is a privately owned property and comes with its own private 250 areas of parkland for you to choose from for your wedding ceremony. The property houses three grand state rooms in addition to a minstrel’s gallery, lobby, bar, dance area and 16 beautifully designed bedrooms. An events team will be at your disposal 24/7 to offer a tailor made wedding of your choice, complete with all the pomp and splendor you can expect in a royal wedding.
5. Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire
The Berkeley Castle offers you more than one stunning location for your special day. While smaller ceremonies can be held in the grand Drawing Room, the Great Hall can be used for a larger wedding party. If you prefer a church wedding, the St. Mary’s Church is just a few feet away where a parish vicar will be delighted to solemnize your wedding vows. The medieval Castle and its grounds are open to you for the entire day, meaning you get to pick where each event of the wedding will be conducted. After the ceremonies and parties are over, head over to the Gun Terrace for some not-to-be missed out photo opportunities against the fiery backdrop of the setting sun.
6. Ackergill Tower, Caithness
Fancy a castle wedding as well as a beach wedding? Why not have both of it? The Ackergill Tower is located right on the North Scottish coastline, offering the most stunning backdrop for your dream wedding. With the picturesque coastline on one side and the Highlands on the other, the castle truly offers a unique wedding venue for your special day. The castle itself is set amidst 3000 acres of land which includes six stately rooms, self-catering cottages, the Sinclair Palace, a private beach and a remarkably unique bridal suite atop Europe’s largest tree house.
7. Drumtochty Castle, Aberdeenshire
This 19th century castle plays host to several weddings in a year and is located on the edge of the Drumtochty Forest. Start your D-Day with a special carriage ride to a church located nearby where you can exchange vows. Following that, hold the reception party in any one of the lavish rooms in the castle. Head out for a memorable wedding dinner by the loch and end your day dancing away in the castle’s stately ballroom. Every single detail of the wedding is planned according to your preference here, making it the ideal location for your fairy tale wedding.
8. Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
Being host to several royal parties over the centuries, the Warwick Castle is sure to spellbind you with its charm and sheer elegance. The state dining room creates the perfect storybook backdrop for your wedding while after drinks and photo opportunities are aplenty in the Peacock Garden. The majestic Great Hall is just perfect for the reception as well while fireworks exploding over the towers mark the perfect end to your perfect day. Be prepared to be enthralled by the regal touch you will find here, including even a costumed master of ceremonies to help you with the proceedings.