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#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

Tregenna Castle

Trelyon Ave, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives, TR26 2DE, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
Up to 250 guests
#3

Appleby Castle

Appleby, Brooksby, Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6XH, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
Up to 450 guests
This breathtaking castle wedding venue in Cumbria combines a remarkable past and exceptional beauty to provide an unrivalled setting.
The incredible history of this unique wedding venue in the Lake District is apparent at every turn. From the stunning architecture to the authentic décor, you’ll find that the story of this delightful castle is brought to life to create a memorable setting for your celebrations.


Parts of the castle date back to the 12th century and over time this spectacular setting has played host to numerous royal and renowned historical figures. Perhaps the most interesting of these famous residents was Lady Anne Clifford; a notable patron of the arts whose diary kept in the early 17th century sees her regarded as an impressive literary figure.
#4

Peckforton Castle

Stone House Lane, Peckforton, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TN, Tarporley, Cheshire
Up to 165 guests
A WEDDING STEEPED IN ROMANCE...

As you pass through the magnificent gatehouse and sweep up the long drive, it becomes apparent how Peckforton Castle can make the most important day of your life even more special. Hold your wedding and wedding breakfast in this breathtaking venue, enjoy the idyllic views of Cheshire.


Exclusive use of the Castle can be arranged.


The Castle grounds, the red sandstone walls, the marble floors, the vaulted dining rooms and the open fires all make for vibrant photo opportunities. We also host civil ceremonies, with our five licensed rooms catering for any number of guests from 10 to 170.


• 5 unique function rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships

• 48 individually designed and beautifully appointed bedrooms

• Dedicated wedding coordinators to support, advise and help plan your big day with you

• 3 AA rosette restaurant, bespoke menus can be created to personalise your wedding day

• Individual function rooms can be hired or you have the option to hire the whole castle exclusively – options to suit all budgets

• Tranquility spa available for pampering the day before and also bridal makeup and hair on the day
#5

The Founder's Building - Royal Holloway

Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, Egham, Surrey
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
#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

Leasowe Castle Hotel

Leasowe Road, Moreton, CH46 3RF
Up to 250 guests
The luxurious setting and impressive sea views make Leasowe Castle Hotel one of the best wedding venues in Merseyside.
Whether you just want a simple wedding reception or the full wedding service we can provide everything you need to create your perfect wedding day. You could even book the entire venue for yourself with our Exclusive Use package, making you the King and Queen of Leasowe Castle Hotel on your wedding day.

Leasowe Castle is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships for up to 110 people. Our function rooms can hold up to 250 people. Our next wedding open evening is being held on Friday 16th February ,from 4pm – 7pm , where brides and grooms will be able to see all the wedding suites dressed for the big day .
#8

Carlton Towers

Carlton, North Yorkshire, DN14 9LZ, Carlton in Lindrick, Nottinghamshire
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
#9

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.
#10

Craig Y Nos Castle

Brecon Rd, Pen-y-cae,, SA9 1GL, Swansea, Glamorgan
Up to 150 guests
Craig y Nos Castle will wow your guests with its spacious high ceilinged rooms, characterful decor and warm, friendly atmosphere.

You'll be married in our unique Grade One listed wedding ceremony room, a private opera house, then dine afterwards, enjoying stunning views from our conservatory.

Craig y Nos Castle is renowned for meeting and exceeding the expectations of 100 wedding couples each year. You'll feel quite at home thanks to our warm and friendly staff.
#11

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.
#12

The Founder's Building - Royal Holloway

Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, Egham, Surrey
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
#13

Northbrook Park

Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5EU, Farnham, Surrey
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.
#14

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
#15

Rowton Castle

Halfway House, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 9EP, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Up to 110 guests
Wedding venue located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, in Shrewsbury, Rowton Castle is among the most romantic and magical castle venues to celebrate getting married. Set right next to Birmingham and Cheshire, this historical castle is one of the West Midlands’ most exclusive wedding venues. With 17 acres of tranquil grounds, beautifully appointed hotel bedrooms, and impeccable service, we think you’ll agree that our 17th Century Grade II* Listed Castle makes for the most perfect occasion.

Little in life is as wonderful as the perfect wedding. Specialising in exclusive use castle weddings, Rowton Castle is an award winning wedding venue; ideal for those in Shropshire, and convenient for anyone in the Midlands, and indeed, the UK. Beautiful in flourishing spring or summer and magical during winter months and the Christmas period, you can exchange your vows in the castle gardens, in the most perfect outdoor wedding surrounded by wildflowers, or in the comfort of our grand Georgian Cardeston suite.


• Can accommodate up to 110 guests for civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts

• Beautiful scenic countryside for outdoor weddings

• Great accommodation with luxury bedrooms for you and your guests

• Fantastic photo opportunities with quintessential English gardens

• Cocktails, croquet and exquisite catering

• A dedicated, experienced team on hand to help at every stage
#16

Leasowe Castle Hotel

Leasowe Road, Moreton, CH46 3RF
Up to 250 guests
The luxurious setting and impressive sea views make Leasowe Castle Hotel one of the best wedding venues in Merseyside.
Whether you just want a simple wedding reception or the full wedding service we can provide everything you need to create your perfect wedding day. You could even book the entire venue for yourself with our Exclusive Use package, making you the King and Queen of Leasowe Castle Hotel on your wedding day.

Leasowe Castle is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships for up to 110 people. Our function rooms can hold up to 250 people. Our next wedding open evening is being held on Friday 16th February ,from 4pm – 7pm , where brides and grooms will be able to see all the wedding suites dressed for the big day .
#17

Lawrence Castle

Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle), Higher Ashton, near Dunchideock, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7QY, Exeter, Devon
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.
#18

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.
#19

Appleby Castle

Appleby, Brooksby, Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6XH, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
Up to 450 guests
This breathtaking castle wedding venue in Cumbria combines a remarkable past and exceptional beauty to provide an unrivalled setting.
The incredible history of this unique wedding venue in the Lake District is apparent at every turn. From the stunning architecture to the authentic décor, you’ll find that the story of this delightful castle is brought to life to create a memorable setting for your celebrations.


Parts of the castle date back to the 12th century and over time this spectacular setting has played host to numerous royal and renowned historical figures. Perhaps the most interesting of these famous residents was Lady Anne Clifford; a notable patron of the arts whose diary kept in the early 17th century sees her regarded as an impressive literary figure.
#20

The Founder's Building - Royal Holloway

Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, Egham, Surrey
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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