Hedingham Castle


Alcohol License
Buffet Meal Facilities
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
DJ Facilities
Entertainment License
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
Live Band Facilities
Onsite Catering
150 capacity

The feel

Among all the wedding venues in Essex and the East of England, Hedingham Castle is surely one of the most romantic. A 900-year-old Norman Castle, a Georgian Mansion House, and 160 acres of wild and formal gardens, lakes and woodland provide a fairy tale setting for the most magical of days.

Ceremonies are held in the Banqueting Hall of the Keep, under the largest free-standing arch, outside the great Cathedrals, in Northern Europe. Receptions can either be held in the newly restored Tapestry Room within the Keep itself, a setting of medieval splendour, or in the more traditional beauty of our permanent Marquee in the tranquil beauty of the Tulip Lawn. In the Great Hall, you will enjoy a relaxed champagne drinks reception looking out over the stunning grounds and picturesque, ornamental lake.

When the day finally draws to a close, the happy couple can retire to the Garden Cottage. Set within its own private orchard, in a peaceful corner of the estate, the cottage provides the perfect place for your first night of married life.


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Kayley and Paul Symonds

19 Oct 2019

Many thanks for a wonderful day. Many guests praised the castle and surroundings.

Bianca and Paul Chuter-Griffiths

21 Sep 2019

Absolutely perfect. There is nothing we would of changed. Thank you so much.

Charlotte and Joe Bricknell

13 Sep 2019

Friday 13th – Lucky for some. Hedingham Castle is the most breath taking, beautiful and truly romantic wedding venue that any bride could wish for. As the sun shone on…

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Brad and Sarah Wood

1 Aug 2019

Thank you to the entire tea, at Hedingham Castle we both had an amazing dat. Nothing was too much trouble and the day went perfectly. Even though we organised in…

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Sarah and Chris Pye

18 May 2019

We had an amazing wedding day and we could not of dreamt for more! Stress-free in the preparation and on the day. I love looking back on the day. I…

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Aimee and Colin Embers

26 Jan 2019

To all the team at Hedingham, a million thanks to Jason and Demetra for opening Hedingham up for everyone to enjoy! We had been to a few events at Hedingham…

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Tara and George

8 Dec 2018

Was a perfect day! Wedding of my dreams. Thank you to everyone who helped!

Mark and Donna Perry

3 Dec 2017

Wow and thank you. We had the most magical, special wedding day at Hedingham. It truly is the most spectacular venue.

Maria and Kieran Sammon

25 Nov 2017

We really can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our wedding truly magical.

Megan and Lloyd Sartin

17 Nov 2017

Thank you so much to you and your team for doing such a fantastic job and for ensuring our wedding day ran so smoothly. Jackie did a great job on…

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Michelle and Richard Collins

16 Nov 2017

Perfect venue, amazing day, outstanding service. A day we will never forget, and that we will cherish forever.

Chloe and Marc Bestley

3 Nov 2017

What an amazing day we had! Thank you Lauren for everything, It was perfect and you totally got my vision. Beautiful venue, delicious food, great reception. What more could we…

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Christine and Andy Kunze

27 Oct 2017

Brilliant team! We were very happy with you all.

Sarah and James Hudson

7 Oct 2017

What can I say, just perfect! From our first chat with Lauren to the last dance, everything was fantastic. Jackie and her team kept the whole event running smoothly.

Carly and Ollie Lambert

1 Oct 2017

Thank you so much for all your hard work and patience. We could not have asked for a better wedding and everything went so smoothly, thanks for your help over…

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Hannah and Chris Bedford

23 Sep 2017

A massive thank you to all the staff at Hedingham Castle, our day was truly magical.

Vicki and Wesley Bell

17 Sep 2017

Had the most amazing day, thank you. Great team of people and a beautiful place to get married.

Katie and Stephen Allgood-Gunshon

9 Sep 2017

Thank you all so much for the most amazing wedding ever! We are so thankful to you we could not have asked for better! Thank you for helping make our…

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Andrew and Chris

1 Sep 2017

The biggest thank you for making 1st September so special. It went perfectly.

Laura and David Shoesmith

26 Aug 2017

From start to finish, the standard of care and service we had was outstanding. Our day was perfect. Thank you for all your hard work and time.

Natalie and Edward Buisson

25 Aug 2017

The staff, Castle & Marquee were out of this world and have the patience of a saint!

Hannah and Neil Cook

21 Aug 2017

Thank you to everyone at Hedingham for helping our day go smoothly. It is an amazing venue and we loved everything about it. All our guests commented on what a…

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Sian Risidore

18 Aug 2017

We are so pleased we chose Hedingham, it’s the most beautiful venue with so much character. We have nothing to fault about our whole experience.

Rochelle and Jake Akerman

7 Aug 2017

What a perfect venue to start our new journey as husband and wife! We will treasure this forever!

Mandy and Terry Garnham

1 Aug 2017

Our wedding couldn’t have been anything better than beautiful, allowing us to have our special day at Hedingham Castle was a dream come true.

Laura and Paul Abbott

29 Jul 2017

Thank you all so much for making our special day the best day of our lives. This venue is absolutely stunning and the team working are amazing.

Victor Martin

27 Jul 2017

Can’t say enough good things about you. Relaxed and friendly, yet professional and efficient. We loved our wedding day completely, and it was at the most spectacular beautiful venue.

Claire and Alec Geoghegan

25 Jun 2017

You all did such an amazing job to make our day here so magical. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect brilliant group to help us.

Joey and Sarah Williams

10 Jun 2017

Thank you for such a wonderful day, you are all amazing! We couldn’t have asked for a better day. Perfect from start to finish.

Laura and Richard Daby

2 Jun 2017

Thank you for your help during the planning process for our beautiful wedding at Hedingham Castle. You were always so helpful and friendly and helped us to plan our dream…

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Julie and Robin Biela

13 May 2017

We had an amazing time and the team were brilliant, so professional but with a classy touch. We will never forget our wedding or our time at Hedingham.

Lynn Aylward (Mother of the Bride)

21 Apr 2017

Thank you for a brilliant day! The care and attention to detail was amazing! We were looked after so well from start to finish and we would recommend this venue…

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Louise and Daniel Sargeant

13 Apr 2017

From the very first enquiry to the packing up the day after the wedding, your staff were fantastic. The whole day ran so smoothly. Thank you so much for giving…

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Lee and Megan Mayes

1 Apr 2017

Words cant describe how amazing and perfect our day was! We were looked after from start to finish, all the staff were brilliant. Everyone was so complimentary of this beautiful…

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Sharm and Gareth Axelson

31 Mar 2017

The venue is spectacular, it blew all our guests away!

Ami and James Grajcarek

18 Mar 2017

We can’t thank you enough for helping to make our day the most magical, amazing and happiest ever! Everyone from the team are fantastic and neither us or our guests…

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Clare and Philip Judge

18 Feb 2017

From the very beginning, the team have been amazing, so helpful and professional. The setting is stunning and everyone involved in bringing the day together has been brilliant.

Ciara and Gary

16 Dec 2016

Thank you for the most incredible day. All of our guests absolutely adored the setting of the venue and we really couldn’t have asked for more. Sarah and the team…

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Sarah and Andrew Small

10 Dec 2016

Thank you so much for the most perfect and amazing day. It really was our dream come true with all we could have hoped for and more.

Hayley and Chris Hanks

1 Nov 2016

Expectations excelled and surpassed at every turn.

Lora and Jamie Nash

1 Nov 2016

From the bottom of our hearts, our wedding was the most perfect day, we could not have wished for more. From start to finish I felt like a Princess. Our…

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Hannah and Chris Kerr

1 Oct 2016

The level of service by the team was exemplary from the very beginning. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we were made to feel as though our wedding was…

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Claire and Callum Ogborn

1 Oct 2016

Claire and I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts in making our wedding day what it was, we certainly couldn’t have done it without you.

Debbie and Chris Little

1 Oct 2016

Debbie and I would like to thank all the team for all their hard work and effort in making our wedding day absolutely magical. It was a day we truly…

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Alexandria & David Bradshaw

8 Aug 2016

Thank you all for everything that you did to make our wedding day so amazing! It was absolutely beautiful and ran so seamlessly. It was perfect!

Amy & Lewis Wilkin

2 Jul 2016

Wow, what a perfect wedding venue! We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the team at Hedingham Castle as you honestly did everything you possibly could to…

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Juliet & Alan Finlay

25 Jun 2016

Could not fault a single thing, all staff were excellent, professional and very friendly. Many comments from guests saying what a wonderful venue.

Jodi & Gareth Morgan

18 Jun 2016

Thank you for the most amazing day of our lives. We literally could not have asked for anything more. The setting is beautiful and the staff compliment it so well.…

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Chloe & Ashley Kircher

15 May 2016

We have had the most perfect wedding day, we could not have wished for anything better. All the staff are so friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Everything…

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Paula & Ewan Porter

22 Apr 2016

From the moment we booked our wedding to the very end of the night on our wedding day we had full support from all the staff at Hedingham, they went…

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Sarah-Jane & Lee Eslamifar

13 Mar 2016

Thank you for ensuring our wedding went off so seamlessly. We had the most incredible day and loved every second of it. We’ve had so many comments about the venue…

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Sian & Alastair Campbell Ryab

20 Jan 2016

We had the most magical day and were continuously wowed by the attention to detail that enabled our day to run so smoothly. The venue was perfect, but this was…

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Deborah & Andrew Thonemann

1 Sep 2015

Many of our guests have said how much they enjoyed themselves and we know this is due in very great part to your superb management of every element of the…

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Steven Nicholls (Father of the Bride)

1 Sep 2015

I wanted to write to thank you for the truly sensational day you arranged. There was absolutely nothing that you and the team had missed or could have done to…

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Richard & Linsey Keenan

1 May 2015

We don’t even know how you made it all happen, it just happened!

Tracy & Andy Long

14 Apr 2015

I wanted to thank you for making our wedding day so perfect. We could not have picked a more perfect location.

Gemma & Jonathan Walters

14 Apr 2015

Thanks again to you all for making our day so much more perfect and magical than we ever could have imagined! I wish we could do it all again!

Mark & Jenny Brock

14 Feb 2015

Thank you so very much for our wonderful fairy-tale wedding, a day that we will never forget.

Mr & Mrs Kennedy

14 Feb 2015

Absolutely the best venue and definitely the best staff. You made our day! You are so organised and we had the best day ever!

Mr and Mrs Murphy

9 Nov 2012

We had the most perfect day and wouldn’t want to change anything! Special thanks to our co-ordinator Sarah as well as Jenny and Bob for looking after us so well.…

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Is your venue licensed for ceremonies inside and outside?
The magnificent Banqueting Hall of the Castle makes the most romantic and atmospheric setting for your Civil Ceremony. Candlelit and beautiful, as one of the most important rooms in early history, its resonance gives great meaning. If you prefer, you may also marry in the stunning landscaped gardens or at the grand Medieval Church of St. Nicholas at the bottom of the drive.
Is there an exclusive use option?
Hedingham Castle in Essex is one of England’s most stunning, romantic, exclusive use wedding venues.
How many people can you accommodate for dining?
The Castle offers a dining capacity of 150 guests for your wedding breakfast.


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