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You can be royals for the day when you have your event or wedding at a Castle! Step into some fascinating heritage by booking one of our 13 Castles in the Poptop catalogue available near Bournemouth, Dorset.
#1

Highcliffe Castle

Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe,, BH23 4LE, Dorset, Dorset
Welcome to Highcliffe Castle, a family friendly visitor attraction and a stunning wedding and events venue. Which is situated on the vibrant south coast and nestled in between award winning beaches.

On your visit you will be able to step inside and immerse yourself in this magnificent building which is bursting with history and has been described as arguably the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture; its significance is recognised nationally by its Grade 1 listed status.
#2

Northbrook Park

Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5EU, Farnham, Surrey
£4500
Up to 250 guests
Nothing compares to the timeless romance of a country estate wedding and Northbrook Park is a truly spectacular venue for your special day. Set within 120 acres of stunning countryside, nestles the privately owned Grade II listed, eighteenth-century manor house, offering a choice of unique wedding settings to tailor a truly bespoke celebration.

With magnificent architecture, this grand Surrey estate features a beautiful Orangery and enchanting Vine Room, along with tranquil walled gardens and picturesque countryside, as the backdrop to your wedding day. The landscape is even dotted with majestic peacocks, symbolising good fortune, who roam freely throughout the grounds.


Suitable for both the ceremony and the reception, with exclusive use of the rooms and gardens, the venue provides an exquisite and romantic setting for you and your guests to enjoy.


Set on the Surrey and Hampshire border, the property is only a short distance from London – a romantic retreat within easy reach of the capital.
#3

Castle at Taunton

The Castle Hotel, Castle Green, Taunton, ,, TA1 1NF, Somerset, Somerset
Welcome to The Castle Hotel in Taunton – your hotel in the heart of Somerset…

The Castle is one of the most renowned 4-star hotels in England. It is also one of Great Britain’s most historic, with origins stretching over 1000 years. For more than 60 years, it has been run by three generations of the Chapman family.


Sitting at the gateway to England’s West Country, The Castle provides an ideal mix of town centre convenience with easy access to some of the most breathtaking landscapes that the South West has to offer.


We are within easy driving distance of several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the Blackdown, Brendon and Quantock Hills as well as Exmoor National Park. There are also plenty of historic houses and grand gardens to explore around us, and the Museum of Somerset lies on our doorstep.
#4

Farnham Castle

Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 0AG, Farnham, Surrey
Up to 150 guests
Rich in history and oozing sophistication and style, it’s no surprise that Farnham Castle is considered to be one of the most exclusive wedding venues in England.

Recent renovations have brought iconic, classic 21st century style and facilities to the historic Farnham Castle, making it the perfect choice for any couple seeking a romantic and beautiful wedding day.With a choice of ceremony settings, the elegant Great Hall for your wedding reception, world-class dining, beautiful grounds and accommodation for you and your guests, your every wedding need is guaranteed to be met.For centuries, the Castle has played host to many an occasion and celebrations for Kings and Queens of England. Now it’s your turn to enjoy the thrill of a Farnham Castle celebration.
#5

Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT, Arundel, West Sussex
£20000
Up to 250 guests
Located in the picturesque village of Amberley in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Amberley Castle is a unique luxury hotel steeped in over 900 years of history. Within its medieval walls lies a picturesque retreat which seamlessly blends ancient architecture and history with modern design and contemporary cuisine, cooked to the highest standards.

Nestled safe and secure behind a portcullis, Amberley Castle lies waiting to be discovered as a truly unique wedding venue.


On the doorstep of the South Downs National Park, with its green rolling pastures, open spaces, ancient woodlands and river valleys Amberley Castle has been used exclusively by royalty, politicians and VIPs throughout its history. 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens (roamed by a resident white peacock) set the scene and the castle is still completely enclosed by a high curtain wall, with the medieval stonework forming an evocative backdrop to your special day.


Venture inside and you are greeted by 900 years of history - suits of armour stand to attention, intricate coats of arms tell tales of previous residents and original stonework frames every aspect. Fine fabrics and beautiful antiques complete the setting along with roaring log fires in the winter months. Fill the rooms with your nearest and dearest and you have all the ingredients for a truly magical wedding day.


Amberley Castle is located less than 60 miles south west of London and only 22 miles from Brighton in the village of Amberley.


The castle is still completely enclosed by a 60ft high curtain wall which is flanked by a magnificent twin-tower gatehouse to the south and a kitchen block and a garderode tower with gun loops to the north. Square internal towers stand at the corners, with a small water-gate in the west wall and a Norman postern in the east wall.


GARDENS


With over 12 acres, many visitors simply wish to wander through the beautiful formal gardens contained within the Castle walls. The medieval stonework, rose-covered arches and topiary, dating from the 1920’s, form an evocative backdrop to the colour and fragrance within the perennial borders. The upper courtyard provides a delightful setting for afternoon tea or aperitifs. Camelias and magnolias grow proudly here and Koi carp bask in the charming ponds.


DINING & DRINKING


Amberley Castle has a long held reputation for delivering outstanding cuisine.


The magnificent Queen's Room is the principal dining room, with a barrel-vaulted ceiling dating back to the 12th century and an open fire lights the room during the winter months.


ROOMS


The 19 luxurious guest rooms offer comfort and style, the interior design reflects the history of the castle and rooms are furnished with antiques and fine fabrics alongside contemporary features.
#6

Walton Castle

Castle Road, Clevedon, Somerset, BS21 7AA, Clevedon, Avon
Up to 250 guests
The Castle is the ideal location for celebrations and special occassion. Furnished and equipped to an excellent standard, with panoramic views over open countryside as well as secluded and secure gardens for the children to run free.

For corporates, whether you are looking to hold a large scale conference, an exhibition, product launch or a small board meeting, we have the flexible facilities you need with break out rooms, conference areas and outdoor space as well as being the perfect place for team building days or weekends.


We work with the best local suppliers and have an enviable ‘black book’ of contacts to fulfil every possible event need from theming, entertainment, audio-visual, marquees, transport, logistical support… the list is long!


Ideally located in the peace and tranquillity of the rolling countryside, and with easy access from the M5/M4 corridor, we have a space for you, for whatever the occasion.


• 17th Century Castle with panoramic views of the countryside

• 8 luxury en-suite double bedrooms

• No corkage fee

• You can bring your own caterers and suppliers or choose from our list of trusted suppliers

• Licensed for civil ceremonies in three areas of the Castle

• Large heated indoor swimming pool
#7

St Audries Park

West Quantoxhead, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 4DS, Taunton, Somerset
£5500
Up to 250 guests
Peace and tranquility are words often associated with the St Audries Park estate. As you meander up and down the rolling Quantock Hills, you round a bend and arrive, rather unsuspectingly, at the estate entrance. You are greeted by a breathtaking view out over the Bristol Channel, with your very own country house front and centre below you. Slowly amble down the driveway and take in the tranquility of the 100-acre deer park and the estate cottages dotted around the grounds, until, at last, you arrive at your home for the day.

With its huge roaring fire, wood-panelled walls and minstrels’ gallery, the Great Hall offers Harry Potter-style charm, while the Banqueting Hall is fit for royalty, thanks to its large windows that let light flood in and overlook the grazing deer. The centrepiece to this charming venue, however, has to be the Orangery. Filled with natural light all year round, its delicate and magical feel is perfect for that special moment of 'I do'. Other sumptuous reception rooms unfold throughout, allowing your wedding party the ultimate in comfort. There is even accommodation on site for over 100 guests, with a popular option here being to stay not just one night, but two.


The indescribable feeling you get when you first descend the drive at St Audries Park is a tribute to the dedicated efforts of a busy team, who ensure the house and grounds are absolutely perfect every time they open the doors.
#8

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ, Berkeley, Gloucestershire
£5400
Up to 130 guests
Event possibilities are endless at Berkeley Castle where the Castle & Grounds are exclusively yours. Nestled amongst eight acres of Berkeley Estate land, we offer tranquillity and space perfect for escaping from the day to day routine.
Berkeley Castle is a medieval fortress which was originally built in the 14th century. On the inside, beautiful illustrated stained glass windows, original floorings, oudenarde tapestries and exquisite gilt furniture offer character and charm which provides an atmosphere of grandeur.


The grounds

In the grounds expect to find a sweeping lawn that wraps around the castle, gorgeous Elizabethan terraces which are filled with bright blooms during the spring and summer months as well as a stunning Lily Pond terrace which is perfect for a drinks reception on a warm summers evening. Looking across the rolling countryside of Gloucestershire sits the Gun Terrace, with beautiful views it creates the most amazing first impression and welcome for your guests.


Special care and attention to detail

We understand that events require special care and attention to detail, that’s why at Berkeley Castle we are happy to work with you to create a spectacular event that will be remembered by all. Whether you are working on a business conference or an event that requires creativity and thinking outside the box… we are always happy to discuss different ideas and proposals.


• Enchanting fairytale castle

• Exclusive hire available

• Whole day can take place in the Castle

• Stunning grounds

• Guided tours of the castle for guests

• Dedicated and experienced wedding coordinators and event staff
#9

Bickleigh Castle

Bickleigh, Near Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RP, Tiverton, Devon
Up to 150 guests
Do you dream of being a Princess marrying your Prince in a Castle? Of course you do! That’s every girl’s dream.

The most romantic wedding imaginable is within your very own Castle. Choose Bickleigh Castle for your special day and you and your guests will have a magical experience, surrounded with beautiful views and magnificent scenery. There are endless opportunities for photographs in the Estate. With its rich history and stunning location, Bickleigh Castle is steeped in romance.


As a unique Devon wedding venue, couples join together with their nearest and dearest in the most relaxed and tranquil location.


CASTLE WEDDINGS ARE MAGICAL!


When you choose to hold your wedding at Bickleigh Castle, you will not only be part of its Royal History, but you will enjoy the most beautiful and peaceful setting.


Nestled in the Devon countryside with the river Exe running through the grounds, the Norman Castle is in the backdrop creating the most spectacular photo opportunities.


EXTRAORDINARY CASTLE WEDDINGS


Each Wedding is planned to perfection to the exact requirements of the Bride and Groom

Our team of helpful and experienced wedding coordinators will be on hand throughout

We will listen and we will advise you on the best way to proceed with the wedding organisation

We strive to create a bespoke wedding package to suit your needs

Your dream is our dream and dreams can come true – please contact us to arrange a viewing


• Exclusive use

• Accommodation for up to 40 guests

• Ceremonies available by the riverside 6th Century Chapel

• Romantic Castle setting

• Stunning, manicured grounds

• Croquet and tennis courts
#10

The Founder's Building - Royal Holloway

Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, Egham, Surrey
£1500
Up to 200 guests
The Picture Gallery

Grand, spectacular and steeped in history, our Picture Gallery is the perfect space for your civil ceremony or wedding breakfast. Housing the country’s finest private collection of Victorian art, the Picture Gallery can hold up to 120 seated guests. Art lovers can say their vows surrounded by some truly illustrious paintings, including works by William Powell Frith, Edwin Long, Edwin Henry Landseer, Briton Rivière, John Brett and many more.


Many of our guests choose to combine a formal banquet in the Picture Gallery with the evening reception facilities offered in the Crossland Suite or Founder’s Dining Hall.


Founder’s Dining Hall

Classic, elegant and spacious, the Founder’s Dining Hall with its high ceilings and subtle décor is a wonderful and romantic civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception space. The room has been used since the College’s opening in 1886, and can host up to 200 guests.


The Crossland Suite

A contemporary breath of fresh air in our traditional venue, our Crossland Suite, named after College architect William Henry Crossland, is a fantastic space for couples looking for an intimate celebration with a modern feel, within the glorious Victorian architecture that Royal Holloway has to offer.


The Crossland Suite is most frequently used as an evening reception venue in conjunction with wedding breakfasts hosted in the Picture Gallery and it can accommodate 120 guests for a reception or 80 for a seated banquet.


The Quads

The beautiful quadrangles offer a fantastic outside space that can be used in conjunction with our indoor function rooms. Against the backdrop of The Founder’s building, they are perfect for drinks receptions, photo opportunities and games on the lawn.


• Stunning Grade 1 listed, Victorian venue with two large lawned quadrangles

• Combined packages (ceremony and reception) as well as reception-only packages available

• Great location with good transport links

• Wedding packages available for guest lists of 80 to 200

• On-site accommodation and free parking

• In-house catering team
#11

Dunster Castle

Dunster, TA24 6SL, Minehead, Somerset
Up to 80 guests
#12

Lawrence Castle

Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle), Higher Ashton, near Dunchideock, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7QY, Exeter, Devon
£595
Up to 65 guests
Haldon Belvedere or Lawrence Castle as it was originally known was built on a high ridge above Haldon House which lies to the east of the ridge after the estate came into the ownership of the Sir Robert Palk following his time as the Governor of Madras. His wealth had been made whilst working with the East India Company and as Paymaster and Commissary in the field to the Indian Army. He lavishly remodelled the house which had been built in the style of Buckingham House in St James Park (now Buckingham Palace) by the previous owners, the Clifford family. They had also commenced the major landscaping of the area which included remodelling the ridge in the ‘picturesque’ style of the second half of the 18th century, and in 1788 Sir Robert built the Haldon Belvedere as a memorial to his friend Major-General Stringer Lawrence with whom he had been associated in India.

Sir Robert spent some £2,000-3,000 on building the castle which was modelled on Shrub Hill Tower in Windsor great Park and it is one of the few remaining reminders of the Palk empire which at its height included some 11000 acres of land in the area. To show his wealth to its best advantage he built a special carriageway, the King’s Road, between Haldon House and the castle for the visit of George III in 1789.


The Belvedere sits on a knoll some 244 metres above sea level. This, with the 99 steps which travel to the roof, would have provided (and still do) panoramic views on all directions across to the Jurassic coast of Dorset and Portland Bill, towards Exmoor and the Quantock Hills to the north, Dartmoor to the west and the rolling hills of the South Hams to the south.


The subsequent Baronets showed little understanding of business but considerable interest in gambling such that Haldon House and its lands were sold off over a period of time. Haldon House was eventually demolished in 1925 and its contents removed. Haldon Belvedere was also sold and remained in private ownership until 1994 when it was handed over to the Stringer Lawrence Memorial Trust.


The Grade II* Listed castle was carefully and beautifully restored in 1994 from a near ruin by the Devon Historic Buildings Trust and the timeless elegance of the fine architecture with its ornate plasterwork, gothic style windows and doors, mahogany flooring and the stone cantilevered spiral staircase, was conserved. During 2016 a massive restoration of the exterior took place including the total restoration and redecoration of the walls, windows and paintwork, with assistance from Viridor Environmental Credits.
#13

Clearwell Castle

Church Road, Clearwell, Forest of Dean, GL16 8LG, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire
£5500
Up to 250 guests
Are you dreaming of a fairy-tale castle that's exclusively yours for your special day? The magnificent façade of Clearwell Castle affords picture-perfect photo opportunities, and who doesn’t want to be the prince and princess of their very own castle for the day? As the company focusses entirely on weddings, the castle is always presented at its very best, allowing couples to truly visualise in advance the magical scenes that can be created here. Couples often comment on how warm and welcoming Clearwell Castle feels, despite its elegance and grandeur.

The church-like Ballroom boasts a 75-foot-long aisle, raised dais and leaded windows. The sense of ceremony created when the Bride and Groom say 'I do' just cannot be recreated. Fine dining follows, with our team of in-house chefs able to create bespoke menus to suit any taste, with hand-picked house wines available to complement the tasty wedding breakfast.


The modern Cellar Bar has been designed with your evening reception in mind, and offers a contemporary setting to dance the night away in style. The addition of the Clear Well just a short stroll away means there are now an additional 20 bedrooms on top of the 15 Castle bedrooms for your wedding night. If one night is not enough, why not upgrade and stay for two?


Take a castle, create the perfect wedding setting and sprinkle it with magic... This is what you'll find at Clearwell. Whatever the season and whatever the weather, dreams really do come true.


• Exclusive use available of the Castle for your wedding

• Set in the tranquil Forest of Dean

• Beautiful marriage room with a 75ft aisle and leaded bay windows

• The stunning lawns and reception rooms are perfect for drinks and photos

• Can seat up to 150 guests to dine

• 15 bedrooms for your overnight guests

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