Planning 101 25th June 2018

13 Amazing Castle Wedding Venues for a Fairytale Wedding

Without doubt a castle is the ultimate fairytale setting for your wedding day. These grand, historic buildings, once home to Kings and Queens, which wonderfully adorn the great British countryside make the perfect location to re-enact childhood fantasies and truly feel like a Prince or Princess for the day. From bridal preparations in the turret room, to a first dance in the great hall, castles offer unrivalled levels of grandeur and romance.

Here’s a list of 15 amazing castle wedding venues to choose from for your special day:

Berkeley Castle

berkeley castle

A glorious and splendid fortress and one of the most amazing venues there is if you're planning a castle wedding. The castle has several grand rooms for a wedding like the “The Great Hall” and “The Long Drawing Room”. It has a variety of backdrops and settings depending upon the mood on the wedding day. For instance, during sunny summer days, guests can enjoy drinks across the grand terraces and lily ponds. Whereas during the chilly winter nights, guests enjoy a mulled wine besides the open fireplace!


Clearwell Castle

clearwell castle

One of the most stunning castle wedding venues in England, Clearwell Castle provides the perfect setting for a fairy tale wedding. It has a splendid ballroom with a 75 ft aisle and a beautiful terrace for an outdoor wedding during the summer months. The ballroom has a dining capacity of up to 160 people and a total of 250 guests can enjoy the reception in the castle. The castle also has 15 royal bedrooms where your guests can stay comfortably and enjoy the ultimate luxury. 


Eynsham Hall

This is one of the most magnificent castle venues having a very romantic mood in the air around it, making it a perfect setting for your wedding. It is a Jacobean style manor which provides both, outdoor and indoor ceremony options in its spectacular and large ceremony rooms. The rooms are designed with beautiful oak paneled walls, ornate ceilings, fireplaces made with marble, and large windows providing a clear view of gardens and fountains. The castle can accommodate up to 150 guests.


Bickleigh Castle

The castle provides equally fabulous options for both indoor ceremonies with a funky vintage look, and outdoor wedding ceremonies in the lush-green castle grounds. The castle provides mind-blowing catering services, from little deserts to full course dining with a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoying a luxurious meal in the castle’s dining hall.


Cornhill Castle

cornhill castle

This is one of the most magnificent castle wedding venues in Scotland which provides the perfect Scottish style wedding experience for your guests. The castle has an enormous grand ballroom, beautiful honeymoon suite and 3 stunning bedrooms. It also has a helipad for couples who wish to make a grand entrance. The castle can accommodate up to 200 guests.


Belvoir Castle

Located on a hilltop, the castle provides a stunning setting for a wedding amongst a perfect rural landscape. Other than the castle wedding experience, the venue also has a lakeside marquee and woodland lodges. The guests can enjoy the ceremony either on the lawn or in the beautiful rose garden with champagne. The castle provides its couples the privilege of cutting their cake with the “Dukes sword” and a firing show with the “Dukes 7 French Cannon”. The castle has a capacity of 120 guests.


Hensol Castle

hensol castle

Located in South Wales, Hensol Castle can cater for all types of dream wedding. Whether it’s a fairytale style wedding or a small wedding with your close-ones, Hensol Castle is the perfect place to celebrate your marriage. The ceremony site offers excellent views of the Serpentine Lake and the wedding breakfast is organized in a magnificent courtyard. The venue provides a party setting like no other and can accommodate up to 180 guests.


Powderham Castle

powderham castle

Sitting in 3,500 acres of estate land and gardens, Powderham Castle is one of Devon's most prized castles, and is still home to the Earl and Countess of Devon. The castle has an amazing James Wyatt Music room and the State Dining room, which is a masterpiece of the Gothic revival. Enormous libraries with natural light come as the perfect place for having a reception. Up to 170 guests can be accommodated by the castle.


Blenheim Palace

blenheim palace

Set amongst more than 2000 acres of land and gardens, Blenheim Palace is one of the most famous palaces in England. Having hosted many a celebrity wedding (James Corden, Michelle & Marvin Humes), this is truly an a-list venue to make you feel like a star. From the Marlborough and Orangery rooms for the ceremony to the Great Hall for the perfect reception, the palace provides endless beauty and grandeur. The palace can accommodate up to 300 guests.


Fonmon Castle

fonmon castle

The Fonmon Castle provides a fairytale wedding experience. The bride can enjoy the feeling of being a princess for a day. The castle is filled with amazing features like Georgian interiors and high-ceiling rooms. Both, the hall and the marquee are available for ceremony and celebrations. The venue has a capacity of 160.


Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Augill Castle is a unique castle venue in the heart of Cumbira. It can become small enough for intimate weddings and is large enough for grand weddings. The castle provides its guests with 17 bedrooms and 4 grand rooms for receptions. Other facilities include a bar, a library, and even a private cinema. The Augill castle has a capacity of around 46 people.


Shieldhill Castle Hotel

A Scottish castle with a 12th century chapel offering historic charm to its guests. The castle provides an amazing sense of romance and intimacy making the perfect wedding. An on-site marquee complete with twinkling fiary lights can accommodate 150 guests for dining and reception and there are 16 luxurious bedrooms and 4 log cabins for the guests to relax in.