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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 9 Castles in the Poptop catalogue available near Ipswich, Suffolk.
#1

Layer Marney Tower

Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US, Colchester, Essex
Up to 200 guests
Layer Marney Tower is one of the most romantic places in England: the beautiful Tudor buildings are surrounded by picturesque gardens set in attractive parkland, with breathtaking views to the Blackwater Estuary. The Tower and gardens combine formality and intimacy, ensuring a Layer Marney Tower wedding will leave you with wonderful and lasting memories.

A unique wedding venue in Essex, Layer Marney Tower has been skilfully adapted to meet the requirements of the twenty first century bride. You, together with your friends and family, may now sip champagne and nibble canapés where Henry VIII once strode.


We have been helping couples make their dreams come true for over 25 years and the single most important thing we have learnt is that every wedding is different. You may be sure that everyone at Layer Marney Tower will work with you to ensure that your wedding dreams become reality.


Ceremonies


As you walk up the aisle with your friends and family around you, the majestic beamed roof soaring above, and surrounded by history, you will be beginning a new chapter in your own lives.


At Layer Marney Tower Wedding Ceremonies usually take place in the Corsellis Room, which seats up to 120 guests, in Tuke’s Chamber which can hold 40 guests, or in the hall at the base of the Tower, which can accommodate up to 18 guests. The Corsellis Room has exquisite Mulberry hangings which form a beautiful backdrop for photographs and adjoins Tuke’s Chamber with which it shares an original wattle and daub wall. The Tudor and Jacobean panelling of the Hall of the Tower offer an intimate setting for smaller groups.


Receptions

People have come to Layer Marney Tower to celebrate Weddings for hundreds of years. More recently the wedding venue facilities have been upgraded to include running water, efficient heating and flushing lavatories! At this country house wedding venue we recognise the need to offer the best of the past and the past at it’s best!


Most Wedding Receptions begin with drinks and canapes in the lovely gardens and move into the Long Gallery for the Wedding Breakfast.


The Long Gallery is a stunning room, with a magnificent beamed ceiling, oak panelling and a polished oak sprung floor – ideal for dancing. With varying table layouts you may comfortably seat between 14 and 140 guests for your Wedding Breakfast and there is room for a total of 200 guests in the evening.


The grand Edwardian staircase, which you may decorate with your choice of flowers, foliage and fairy lights, makes an impressive entrance to the principal room. The historic Jacobean fireplace adds to the ambiance of the room throughout the year, acting as a focal point whether decorated with flowers or with log fire blazing.


If you are planning a smaller wedding without dancing then we have other rooms that are available at certain times of the year. Please contact us to discuss your Wedding Venue requirements and we will explore how we can assist you.


• Experienced and friendly staff who are dedicated to helping you

• Exclusive use available

• Amazing Tudor home licensed for civil marriages with Parish Church in the gardens

• Beautiful gardens and parkland. Top class catering

• Use of our 1931 chauffeur driven Rolls Royce included with each wedding reception

• Flexible, relaxed and utterly professional approach
#2

Hedingham Castle

Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, Essex, CO9 3DJ, Halstead, Essex
£6500 
Hedingham Castle, Essex is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic wedding venues in England. The 900-year-old Norman keep, the stately grandeur of the Georgian House and the landscaped beauty of the gardens, all enclosed within the privacy of the tree-lined grounds of the estate, create a magical haven where romance becomes real.

We are delighted to announce that Hedingham Castle has won the Hudson’s Heritage Best Wedding Venue award for 2017! And not only that…we also won Best Loos!


CeremoniesCeremonies are held within the candlelit majesty of the Banqueting Hall beneath a Norman arch the like of which can not be found, outside the Great Cathedrals, anywhere in Northern Europe. Here, where Kings and Queens once sat in state, there is room for one hundred guests, with thirty more looking down from the Minstrels’ Gallery.


Marquee ReceptionsAfter the ceremony, the newly married couple lead their guests over the Tudor Bridge to the Mansion House, where drinks are served in the Great Hall overlooking the formal gardens and the ornamental lake. In the summer guests will enjoy the cooling fountain on the lawn, in winter a huge log fire complements the stately atmosphere of the English Country House.From the Hall, guests progress into the Tulip Lawn Marquee, outside which the magnificent Tulip Tree, one of only three in England, creates the perfect backdrop to any decorative theme. The immaculately furnished Marquee, with concealed dance floor and bar, can seat 160 guests with ease and provides the perfect setting for the wedding breakfast. Carriages at midnight.A moonlit stroll down the floodlit, tree-lined drive to The Garden Cottage in its own orchard, awaits the newly married couple for their first night together as husband and wife.Castle ReceptionsAfter extensive and sensitive restoration work throughout the Keep, it will be possible, from February 2016, to hold your reception here as an alternative to the traditional beauty of the Marquee.From the Ceremony in the Banqueting Hall guests descend one floor for their drinks reception, which can spill out onto the lawns of the inner bailey or take advantage of the gallery over the ancient flint walls, and thence to the magnificence of the Tapestry Floor for the wedding breakfast, followed by dancing through the evening, a magical day in a unique setting.


• A unique and romantic venue

• Full Castle weddings now available

• Dedicated wedding co-ordinator

• Stunning landscaped gardens

• A variety of different options and combinations available
#3

Hengrave Hall

Hengrave, Bury St.Edmunds, IP28 6LZ, Suffolk, Suffolk
£4000
Up to 140 guests
Hengrave Hall stands majestically amidst 350 acres of immaculately manicured estate grounds. The grand, exclusive wedding venue is the perfect Suffolk setting for your day. With on-site accommodation, a private church and beautiful grounds, Hengrave Hall has everything you could ever want for a truly unforgettable wedding.

The magnificent Tudor mansion was bought by its current owner in 2006. Since then, the house, church and gardens have been beautifully restored with keen attention to detail and brought to life to showcase the best of this one-of-a-kind venue.


Hengrave Hall is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in four stunning rooms within the house. The Great Banqueting Hall can seat up to 140 guests for your ceremony, and the more intimate Library can accommodate 20 of your closest friends and family members. Alternatively, the picturesque St John Lateran, a private church, is just a stone’s throw away.

For your wedding breakfast, the Long Gallery is simply divine. Adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, the Gallery can accommodate up to 140 guests to dine.


The gorgeous grounds are wonderfully versatile for your day. You can enjoy a few glasses of champagne in the peaceful courtyard, or you can socialise on the sun-bathed terrace which overlooks the beautiful gardens full of over 1000 David Austin Roses. You and your guests can play a few games on the luscious lawns or explore the stunning meadows.


With Hengrave’s exclusivity, you can enjoy a totally private occasion, tailored to you. Whether you’re planning a grand affair or a more intimate event, the venue’s dedicated team will be on hand to take care of every detail from start to finish.


At the end of the day, you can retire to one of the 32 luxurious bedrooms for a truly tranquil stay.


Your dream day can become a reality at Hengrave Hall.


• Exclusive use venue

• Private church and licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships

• Beautiful Tudor mansion

• Set amidst 350 acres of stunning lawns, gardens and meadows

• 32 bedrooms on-site

• Access to London in 1.5 hours, and Cambridge in 30 minutes
#4

Leeds Castle

Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL, Maidstone, Kent
£8250
Up to 250 guests
Just a few months before Lady Baillie died in September 1974, she put in place plans to create a charitable foundation to which the Castle and grounds would be transferred, so that they could be preserved for future generations to visit and enjoy. Her lifelong friend Lord Geoffrey-Lloyd became the first Chairman of the Trustees of the Leeds Castle Foundation, and he set about ensuring the financial stability of the newly established charity.

An endowment of £1.4 million was invested and a further £400,000 was realised from the sale of furniture, so that improvements could be made to the Castle to attract paying corporate conferences. It was quickly realised that these alone would not support the ongoing costs of running the Estate, so in 1975 the gardens were opened to the public, and the following year the Castle was also made available to visitors.


The reputation of Leeds Castle as a leading visitor attraction and conference venue grew, and in 1978 it was chosen as the location for the Middle East peace talks that preceded the Camp David Accords of the same year.


Since then Leeds Castle has become one of England’s top tourist attractions and welcomes over 600,000 visitors a year, as well as hosting weddings, conferences and caring for the beautiful gardens and Castle interiors.


• Known as "The Loveliest Castle in the World"

• Additional accommodation of 42 bedrooms, all with breakfast served the next morning: 20 in the Castle, 5 in the Maiden’s Tower, 17 Stable Courtyard

• Catering for between 50-200 guests with the marquee on the Cedar Lawn catering for larger numbers

• On-site florist and catering

• Spectacular setting for photographs

• Available for civil ceremonies and partnerships
#5

Westenhanger Castle

Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4HX, Hythe, Kent
Up to 400 guests
Westenhanger Castle is a unique setting for any wedding, or renewal of vows. The Castle has a wonderful history with Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I having once lived at the Castle.

Set in 14 acres of beautiful grounds, we offer tradition and history as well as an exceptional personal service; creating perfect memories in the Kentish countryside.Your ceremony can be held in either the thatched garden gazebo, the Queen Elizabeth I suites on the lower floor or upper floor of the Castle or the Henry VIII suite on the lower floor - the choice is yours.


The beautiful marquee can seat up to 200 people with the suite in the Manor House seating up to 70 people. Both options offer exclusivity.


From an intimate ceremony to a lavish wedding breakfast, we will work together with you to create your perfect day. Our motto is 'Your day, your way' therefore your wish is our command!


• Historic venue set among 14 acres of countryside in Kent

• Exclusive use venue

• Romantic setting of the castle and manor house provides you with a stunning backdrop

• Bridal suite available

• Marquee can seat 200 people for your wedding breakfast, and 300 people for the evening reception

• A number of function rooms available
#6

Kimbolton Castle

High St, Kimbolton, PE28 0EA, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Up to 200 guests
At Kimbolton Castle we are proud to offer not only the perfect setting, but also your selected menu prepared to the highest standard. All functions are held in the State Apartments, which vary in size and character and contain a fine collection of Pellegrini murals. You are certain to enjoy the spectacular and tranquil environment of the Castle which dates back to the late Stuart period.
The Castle sits in our 120 acres of parkland and fields which include two small lakes, woodland and open areas and, together with the Castle itself, make an idyllic setting for your celebration and a spectacular backdrop for your photographs.


Exclusive use of the Castle State Rooms is guaranteed. Extensive menus and wine lists are available for all occasions and budgets and personalised menus can be arranged by prior discussion with our catering team. Please do not hesitate to contact the Enterprise Coordinator via phone or email, or fill in our online wedding enquiry form / special occasions enquiry form, to discuss your event and/or to request a wedding information pack.
#7

Lympne Castle

Lympne Castle, The Street, Lympne, Kent, CT21 4LQ, Lympne, Kent
Up to 120 guests
Your Day, Your Castle, Exclusively Yours

​​Here at Lympne Castle we offer you the opportunity to be transported back to a medieval fairytale dream. This beautiful Grade I building dating back to the 13th century will provide the most perfect setting for your wedding, civil partnership, retaking marriage vows, private functions or corporate events. We believe you shouldn't have to share your Big Day with anyone but family and friends. Enjoy the freedom to make the day truly your own with exclusive use of the Castle and grounds.


Inside the Castle, within the Great Hall with its panelling, roof beams and medieval windows, you can have the beauty and romance of times past but with modern comfortable facilities. Lympne Castle offers magic, fairytale, and romance, the chance to be kings and queens for the day and to follow in the footsteps of real monarchs who may once have walked these halls. Follow the tabs to find out more about the wonderful experiences on offer and be prepared to be amazed!


• Stunning Medieval Castle

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Exclusive use available

• Beautiful country setting

• Delicious cuisine

• Marquee weddings available
#8

Addington Palace

Gravel Hill, Addington Village, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5BB, Croydon, Surrey
PALACE IS A STUNNING GEORGIAN MANSION, AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU. MAKE YOUR DREAM OF A PALACE WEDDING VENUE BECOME YOUR REALITY.

As part of our exclusive wedding venue hire you and your guests can also have access to a further ten grand, impressive rooms within the Palace as part of the Gold Package or tailor your hire to reflect your needs on the day with either the Bronze or Silver Package. Such options allow you to create your own personalised Wedding – unique to you!


“The Great Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests for wedding receptions complete with a stunning French chandelier and spectacular Italian marble fireplace.”


Addington Palace has two truly unique, exclusive wedding venues, the Palace itself and the Royal Pavillion


You have the flexibility to hire each Venue individually or collectively. Surrounded by 163 acres of undulating Surrey countryside both wedding venues offer a fantastic setting for your big day and exclusive use of the grounds for photographs.


• Historic grade II listed building

• Set within 163 acres of beautiful grounds

• Available for exclusive use

• Can accommodate weddings from 100 to 900 guests

• Hire only options available

• Catering for Asian, European, Caribbean & African cuisines
#9

Chiddingstone Castle

Hill Hoath Road Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD, Edenbridge, Kent
£5900
Up to 120 guests
For a unique, award-winning Castle venue with 35 acres of Kentish countryside that are exclusively yours on your wedding day, Chiddingstone Castle is the perfect choice.

With the Castle and grounds closed to the public for weddings, we are able to offer exclusive use of our wedding venue throughout the day. We have three separate areas licensed for the ceremony. During summer months most couples opt for a ceremony at the Orangery in the grounds, followed by drinks on the formal raised lawn, before coming inside to the Great Hall and the drawing room for the wedding breakfast and evening reception.


During the winter months, or in wet weather, the ceremony is by no means compromised by coming inside to the majestic Great Hall, a grand, formal room of Tudor heritage reflected in its oak panelling. The bridal couple sign the register at our 17th Century oak refectory table beneath the stained glass window. An aisle is created from the Print Room behind and, following the ceremony, drinks and canapés can be served in the White Rose Drawing Room adjacent, a light and elegant room with breathtaking views of the Weald and walls hung with paintings of the Stuart monarchs.


• Stunning Castle venue in the tranquil Tudor village of Chiddingstone

• Licensed for ceremonies

• Perfect for weddings all year round

• The venue is closed to the public on wedding days and is exclusively yours

• Can accommodate weddings of up to 120

• Professional and expert team will work closely with you and your suppliers to ensure your ideal day is made reality

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