24 Cool Castle Wedding Venues

24 Cool Castle Wedding Venues

Cool Castle Wedding Venues

Thinking of getting married in a fine English (or Welsh!) castle? It’s every girl’s dream! So today we want to introduce you to our hand-picked selection of the coolest and best castle wedding venues in England & Wales. It was no mean feat drawing up this short-list, compiled from our database of more than 200 first-class castles wedding venues in the UK. We are however confident that they represent 24 of the most exclusive properties and each one is worth careful consideration.

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Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle, Berkshire. Ceremony: 100, Reception: 100.

Ornate 19th century stately home built in the Jacobean style, with a park designed by Capability Brown. Surrounded by a 5,000-acre estate it is one of the finest castle wedding venues in the UK.

Carlton Towers

Carlton Towers, Yorkshire. Ceremony: 200, Reception: 150.

This imposing castle is a Victorian styled stately home set in 250 acres of picturesque parkland is hidden away in a quiet corner of rural Yorkshire. It combines history and beauty on an epic scale.

Eastnor Castle

Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire. Ceremony: 150, Reception: 150.

Impressive, grade I listed venue is a 19th-century mock or revival castle in Herefordshire. It's one of the best castle wedding venues in Europe.

Lulworth Castle

Lulworth Castle, Dorset. Ceremony: 130, Reception: 130.

A fine example of a 17th century castle with extensive rolling parkland and sea views, Lulworth Castle boasts both a church and chapel in the grounds. It offers a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop for any wedding.

Pennsylvania Castle

Pennsylvania Castle, Dorset. Ceremony: 95, Reception: 80.

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate celebration with close friends and family or a more glamorous and grandiose affair, this remarkable five star castle hotel - with stunning sea views, idyllic gardens and luxurious suites – has to be on your shortlist!

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire. Ceremony: 180, Reception: 130.

There can be few better castles in England in which to celebrate your wedding than this incredible medieval castle.

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire. Ceremony: 120, Reception: 120.

This fine stately home in the English countryside offers a uniquely beautiful setting for weddings, private parties and corporate events.

Highcliff Castle

Highcliff Castle, Dorset. Ceremony: 116, Reception: 116.

Arguably one of the most important surviving properties built in the late 18th century Gothic style. It is a magnificent castle wedding venue set in beautiful grounds just minutes from the beach.

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, Kent. Ceremony: 100, Reception: 120.

With a selection of historic and stately rooms, Leeds is most romantic castle in Kent, if not in the whole of the UK, which to celebrate your Big Day.

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle, Glamorgan, Wales. Ceremony: 150, Reception: 100.

The original motte and bailey was built in the late 11th century by Norman invaders. Today the Victorian Gothic revival mansion is one of the most exclusive and historic wedding venues in the UK.

Lumley Castle

Lumley Castle, Co Durham. Ceremony: 150, Reception: 150.

A fine castle hotel, standing proudly for over 630 years and nestled within 10 acres of charming parkland, offering an incredible backdrop for your wedding day

Peckforton Castle

Peckforton Castle, Cheshire. Ceremony: 170, Reception: 150.

Victorian stately home built in the style of a medieval castle and a fairy-tale setting for a memorable wedding. With a choice of packages and rooms available.

Allington Castle

Allington Castle, Kent. Ceremony: 100, Reception: 100.

This castle is one of Kent's finest wedding and civil ceremony venues. It is available for hire for weekday and weekend weddings.

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle, Northhumberland. Ceremony: 250, Reception: 220.

Surrounded by picturesque grounds, this exceptional castle wedding venue has two great properties on site to choose from.

Ashridge House

Ashridge House, Hertfordshire. Ceremony: 170, Reception: 190.

Spectacular, award-winning country estate and stately home in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Hertfordshire, England.

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle, Northhumberland. Ceremony: 150, Reception: 150.

Overlooking the Northumberland coastline, this fairy-tale castle is a remarkable place for a wedding.

Allerton Castle

Allerton Castle, Yorkshire. Ceremony: 120, Reception: 120.

Impressive Grade I listed nineteenth-century Gothic property. It's a truly magical castle in which to celebrate one of the most important days of your life.

Kimbolton Castle

Kimbolton Castle, Cambridgeshire. Ceremony: 125, Reception: 125.

Boasting majestic State rooms licenced for civil ceremonies, this castle is set in 120 acres of picturesque parkland.

Hazlewood Castle

Hazlewood Castle, Yorkshire. Ceremony: 160, Reception: 120.

Enchanting four star luxury hotel set in 77 acres of beautiful woodland and landscaped gardens, it is an exceptional castle wedding venue.

Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle, Devon. Ceremony: 130, Reception: 130.

Featuring 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys, this castle is also a hotel and makes for an unforgettable wedding venue, perfect for intimate or large weddings.

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle, Devon. Ceremony: 140, Reception: 120.

Presenting a super castle venue perfect for your wedding day, set amidst stunning parkland with spectacular views across the estuary.

Clearwell Castle

Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire. Ceremony: 150, Reception: 150.

Surrounded by an enchanting forest, Clearwell Castle offers an idyllic setting for the most memorable wedding day. The spectacular ballroom can accommodate up to 150 seated guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast.

Swinton Park

Swinton Park, Yorkshire. Ceremony: 60, Reception: 60.

Located in the Yorkshire Dales, this castle wedding venue ensures a beautiful setting for your special wedding celebrations. There are a variety of function rooms to choose from for your ceremony, wedding breakfast or evening celebrations.


Hampton Court Castle, Hertfordshire. Ceremony: 120, Reception: 120.

Idyllic castle wedding venue set in beautiful surroundings in the Herefordshire countryside. It offers a range of fine rooms for entertaining your guests, award-winning gardens, expansive grounds and 24 bedrooms.