8 of the Best UK Castle Wedding Venues Fit for Royalty
Everyone wants to feel special on their wedding day but just imagine walking down the aisle in the most grandest of settings, a historic castle!
Yes, a castle just like you pictured as a child, with prince charming sweeping you off your feet and nostalgic history every which way you turn. By indulging in a venue simply fit for royalty you really can bring your fairytale dreams to life.
Amazing wedding castle’s in the UK
Spectacular historic buildings with enchanting interiors and impressive grounds, UK castle’s are the place to experience your romantic wedding celebrations. Gatehouses, turrets, drawbridges, moats and even a portcullis are just some of the features which will leave your guests speechless.
Need a little help finding the perfect castle for you? Here’s our shortlist of the very best wedding castle’s right here in the UK…
St Donat's Castle
Wales, United Kingdom
For an impressive 800 year old attraction, head to Wales, the Vale of Glamorgan to be exact where you will find St Donat’s Castle. Ideally situated next to stunning Welsh coastline, this gorgeous castle comes with a sea view, I mean seriously a castle with a sea view, what more could you possibly want for your dream wedding day!
Exchange vows in the castle’s very own on-site church or opt for a grand outdoor extravaganza within the licensed courtyard. Be sure to party away, as your wedding will be the only one held on your chosen date at this prestigious venue and try not to loose any of your guests in their historic dungeons!
If you grew up dreaming of a luxurious wedding situated in classic British countryside, this is the venue for you. Located right on the edge of the picturesque Cotswolds you will find the palatial Berkeley castle, poised ready for your exclusive special day.
Wake up in one of their stunning houses on the estate and revel in enjoying your very own Medieval fortress. Become part of the castle’s magical history of famous royals by taking your vows in this glorious setting and don’t forget to take a stroll across the lawns where Queen Elizabeth once walked, you really will be walking in the footsteps of a British Monarch!
Transport yourself back to a bygone era and become a princess for the day in the enchanting Warwick Castle, clearly one of Britain’s most desired castle’s. Hold your ceremony in one of their grand, formerly dressed State Rooms and take a moment to simply imagine the historical monarchs, world leaders and legends which have hosted the very room you exchange your vows in.
Historical artefacts such as a full size horse and knight-in-armor adorn the castle’s Great Hall, a real delight to enjoy whilst tucking into your sumptuous wedding breakfast. You could even surprise your guests with a fascinating falconry display.
If you desire a unique, magical experience Warwick Castle has all the thrills for an impressive celebration.
Fancy enjoying a whole castle and estate just to yourself? Then, become Lord and Lady of the exquisite Herefordshire delight that is Hampton Court Castle, for a day you will hold in your heart forever.
As soon as your guests enter through the monumental iron gates they will be transformed into a past era, entering a luxurious retreat with romance at its heart. You can roll out the red carpet and explore the many historic features on display; the impressive drawbridge, gatehouse, traditional chapel, peaceful lake and of course the award-winning gardens.
Grand beauty every which way you look, Hampton Court Castle is the ideal venue to create everlasting memories.
A true picturesque gem, Ripley Castle stands proud to impress. Known for being the quintessential essence of Yorkshire romance for over 700 years, this is the perfect spot to say your vows.
Located just 3 miles from Harrogate the castle’s heritage is a tale of romance, courage, loyalty and recklessness. Ripley Castle has all of the enchantment and elegance you could ever desire and hosts wedding days of adventure with an experience like no other.
Just picture arriving at your wedding venue and finding a Portcullis with castle turrets in the background, now that really is a ‘wow’ factor and Clearwell Castle certainly shouts look at me! Situated in the tranquil setting of the Forest of Dean, you can be sure to obtain some enviable wedding photography. Recently voted ‘Best Castle Wedding Venue’ at the 2020 British Wedding Awards you know your big day is in safe hands.
Want all the glamour but strict on budget, Clearwell castle also offers affordable, all-inclusive wedding packages. And, if a little historic nostalgia perks your interest, this award-winning venue was once the recording rooms of Led Zeppelin and Queen!
It’s true a fairytale wedding really does deserve a fairytale venue and located in a breathtaking North Yorkshire spot is no other than Allerton Castle, a gothic revival stately home full of traditional features and magical portraits.
The Grade I listed marvel is owned and operated by a charitable trust and every step of your celebrations can be planned to utter perfection. From the bridal preparations in the exquisite bridal suite to the magnificent Great Hall reception, your dream day can be everything you ever wished for.
And last but by no means least, we head up to the Scottish countryside for a luxuriously romantic wedding venue, Borthwick Castle. With 600 years of dramatic Scottish history, there’s a lot to discover.
The gatehouse accommodates the most incredible Bridal Suite, complete with a solid marble Italian roll-top bathtub, now that really is being treated like royalty! From spiralling staircases to roaring Stateroom fires and magical bedchambers, grandeur is apparent throughout.
If Medieval splendour coupled with a tranquil landscape tickles your fancy then Borthwick Castle is the one for you. Enjoy complete exclusivity with a setting simply unparalleled in beauty, relax, take a deep breath and be ready to say ‘I Do’.
Find the wedding venue for you
There really is a whole world to discover when searching for your dream wedding venue, let us inspire you with venues that you never knew existed from exquisite private villas to unique quirky alternatives and exclusive rustic barns or visit our stylish Wedding Venue Finder to discover your unique place to say ‘I Do’.