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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 Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
#1

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.
#2

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
#3

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
#4

Kenilworth Castle

Castle Green, CV8 1NG, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
From medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has been at the centre of England's affairs for much of its 900 year history. Today, you can scale the heights of the tower built to woo Queen Elizabeth I and marvel at the mighty Norman keep. Explore the exhibition in the Gatehouse, and imagine the majesty of the Great Hall playing host to medieval monarchs and early Tudor kings.
#5

Warwick Castle

Castle Lane, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU, Warwick, Warwickshire
Up to 100 guests
At Warwick Castle, we provide a budget-friendly wedding package inclusive of VAT, staffing costs, facility fees, parking, and food and drinks packages so there are no hidden costs. All of our packages are flexible and can be tailored to you.

At Warwick Castle, we provide a budget-friendly wedding package inclusive of VAT, staffing costs, facility fees, parking, and food and drinks packages so there are no hidden costs. All of our packages are flexible and can be tailored to you.
#6

Carlton Towers

Carlton, North Yorkshire, DN14 9LZ, Carlton in Lindrick, Nottinghamshire
£2000
Up to 200 guests
A spectacular backdrop, wonderful accommodation, the finest food and drink and your own dedicated wedding team. Carlton Towers will stage the dream day you deserve.

You and your guests will be enchanted by the elegance and beauty of this 17th century hidden gem. Set in 250 acres of parkland, Carlton Towers is an historic treasure – and it is all yours for the most special day of your life. With exclusive use of the house and gardens, you and your guests will love exploring. From the epic grandeur of the staterooms to the informality of the bar tucked under the Minstrels’ Gallery, it is filled with secrets to discover. A spectacular backdrop, wonderful accommodation, the finest food and drink and your own dedicated wedding team: Carlton Towers will stage the day of your dreams.


Together we will create memories that will live with you forever.


• Exclusive use of this unique and enchanting venue including accommodation & garden

• Licensed for civil ceremonies and reception for up to 200

• We offer exclusive Intimate Weddings for up to 30 guests

• 3 grand Victorian staterooms for your wedding day

• 16 beautifully designed and individually characterised bedrooms

• 250 acres of parkland surrounding the house – ample photo opportunities
#7

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
#8

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Up to 300 guests
Blenheim is a hugely diverse business with a duty to preserve our legacy, a responsibility to continually evolve, and a need to sustain the strong connection with the community.

In addition to being a visitor attraction, Blenheim is also a venue for weddings and private or corporate events, a filming location, an estate rich in forestry and farming practices, a producer and supplier of Natural Mineral Water, a landowner with a portfolio of properties, a building and contracting business, and a charitable foundation.


We are fortunate to be such a multi-faceted business as part of a uniquely vibrant community with our neighbours. One where we all live, thrive and prosper, together.
#9

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

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