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14 of The Best Castle Wedding Venues in The UK

Author: Sue White

Castle’s are what we all see in the fairy-tales, as little ones we all dream about. Now as adults on the wedding venue search you find yourself here, looking at those very buildings in awe that the time is now. You’re ready to pick your dream castle to marry the love of your life!

You want to marry in a grand castle and fancy being treated like royalty for a day? Or a wedding venue draped in history has always taken your interest and top of the venue pick. The UK has so many incredible castle wedding venues, from ornate, regency structures to dramatic countryside towers, we’ve gathered 14 of our favourites for the most regal of celebrations.

Augill Castle, Lake District

augil castle

Starting off our enchanting list is Augill Castle. Located in one of the most breathtaking areas in the UK, this rich history castle, nestled in the lake district, is magical in every way. Licenced for civil marriages, you can say I-Do in a true fairytale setting! There is no formula, no set packages, everything is bespoke to you as a couple. Each wedding at Augill is as unique as the setting itself.

This castle boasts amazing interiors and grounds, along with 14 bedrooms and suites sleeping 28 adults and up to 10 children. You can bag yourself the wedding of your dreams for two nights from only £12,600!

Farnham Castle, Surrey

of The Best Castle Wedding Venues in The UK Farnham Castle (2).jpg 1

Next up with have an iconic and multi-award-winning castle wedding venue, located on the Surrey and Hampshire border. Farnham Castle boasts Grade I and II listed building with the most awe inspiring history and character, making it an enviable choice for a couple looking to say I-Do in a truly magical setting that is just as unique as them.

From intimate weddings of 30 to larger celebrations of over 250, which ever type of wedding day you are wishing, the team at Farnham Castle are here to grant it!

Hazlewood Castle Hotel, West Yorkshire

Outdoor Wedding Venues

Just a stone’s throw from York and Leeds, Hazlewood castle is nestled away in scenic Yorkshire countryside. The castle has had many uses in its time, including a maternity hospital during the Second World War, but is now a unique wedding venue

You can create your perfect day from start to finish, with beautiful function rooms, luxury accommodation, vast grounds, and even a spa! What more could you need on your wedding day?

Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire

Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue in Gloucestershire

A truly romantic setting for your wedding day, Clearwell Castle has it all. Marry in their spectacular ballroom with the option of a 75ft aisle, then head outside for those all-important wedding photos in front of the incredible castle walls.

Not ready to end the night? With 35 beautiful onsite bedrooms in the castle and cottages tucked away in the grounds, you and your guests can really call this castle wedding venue home for the night.

Craig-y-Nos Castle, Mid-Wales

Craig Y Nos Castle Wedding Venue Mid Wales

If it’s a castle with character you are looking for, you’ll love Craig-y-Nos Castle. Its idyllic location in the Brecon Beacons surrounded by mountains and stunning Welsh views make it such a sought-after castle wedding venue.

And those views can be enjoyed as you and your guests tuck into your wedding breakfast in the glass-walled conservatory. In the summer months, you can even take advantage of the outdoor patio, offering panoramic sights over the mountain scenery.

Pentillie Castle, Cornwall

Pentillie Castle Wedding Venue Cornwall

What could be more special than a regal castle surrounded by Cornish coastline for your wedding day? Pentillie Castle is set right on the bank of River Tamar, with gorgeous views and an abundance of grounds.

You can really make this venue your own for your wedding, with both indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from for your ceremony. You also have full reign of the accommodation, so you can truly focus on celebrating with your loved ones.

The Priests House, North Yorkshire

Priests House Castle Wedding Venue

Surround yourself with the Yorkshire Dales and historic 12th century on your wedding day. The Priests House offers a dreamy ceremony in the restored Old Chapel, a space adorned with large windows and many of its original features. To save changing locations, you can also hold your wedding breakfast in the same space!

Colchester Castle, Essex

Colchester Castle Wedding Venue Essex

Colchester Castle might be a working museum, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get married here. The Chapel is the perfect place for your ceremony, followed by a delicious wedding breakfast in the luxurious Charles Grey Room.

What’s more, because the castle is a museum, you can enjoy the fabulous galleries during your day. And let’s not forget the abundance of beautiful spaces to capture your wedding day on camera! We can guarantee your photos will be incredible with Colchester Castle as your backdrop.

Lunga House, Scottish Highlands

Lunga House Castle Wedding Venue Scottish Highlands

There are so many impressive buildings and interesting architecture in Scotland, Lunga house being one of them. Located in the stunning Scottish Highlands, this country house was originally a 16th century tower house before being modified into the castle structure you can see today.

You can exchange vows in beautiful castle itself, or in the grounds surrounded by gardens and woodlands. For something a bit more unique, at Lunga House you can go fishing and horse riding around the grounds. We love this idea!

Duart Castle, Isle of Mull

Duart Castle Wedding Venue Isle of Mull

If you like to be beside the sea, Duart Castle is a winner. With views over the water and surrounding countryside, it’s a truly serene castle wedding venue.

There are multiple locations for your ceremony, whether you want to marry inside in the Banqueting Hall or the Sea room, or perhaps you’d rather head outside beside the canon to be wed?

Askham Hall, Cumbria

Askham Hall Castle Wedding Venue Cumbria

Askham Hall is a beautiful country house surrounded by vast grounds and manicured gardens. Within these grounds you will find Bank Barn, perfect for your wedding day. The barn still holds original features, including the bare stone walls and the beamed oak ceiling.

The Old Chapel is licensed for civil ceremonies, or for if you’ve always dreamed of a church service, St Peters Church is just a short distance from the venue. Once you’ve tied the knot, head over to medieval hall to celebrate with your friends and family.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

Bamburgh Castle Wedding Venue Northumberland

Captivating views and grand interiors, Bamburgh Castle is a gem of a wedding venue. Located on Northumberland’s coastline, the location forms the perfect backdrop to your wedding day.

Ceremonies can take place in the King’s Hall, a room with panelled walls, ornate ceilings and its very own stained-glass window. You really will be blown away by this castle wedding venue.

Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

Eastnor Castle Wdding Venue Herefordshire

Dramatic, regal, and intricately designed, Eastnor Castle is Herefordshire’s answer to a castle wedding venue. The décor at this venue are so special and unique, you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else quite like it.

The Gothic Drawing Room is the perfect space for your ceremony with up to 90 guests, followed by reception and evening celebrations in The Great Hall, boasting a 60-foot-high ceiling. And don’t worry, there are 12 luxury bedrooms at the castle, so you an really party the night away.

Slebech Park, West Wales

Slebech Park Castle Wedding Venue West Wales

Slebech Park is a 600 acre private estate nestled in West Wales. There is a ruined 12th century church within the walled gardens, which has proved a favourite location for capturing wedding photos.

With so much outdoor space and the grandeur of the castle, it’s no surprise Slebech Park has made it into our favourite castle wedding venues. And with the added bonus of on-site accommodation, it really is an ideal choice.


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Sue White

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