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Are you looking for a castle venue for hire? We recommend you to consider one of 49 castles available in our catalogue.
#1

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
#2

Mount Stuart

Isle of Bute, Argyll, Aberdeen & Deeside, PA20 9LR, Argyll, Argyll
Up to 200 guests
Mount Stuart House is a Neo Gothic 19th Century Mansion that opened as the leading public attraction on the Isle of Bute in 1995. Over the past 22 years, we have hosted weddings for clients from around the world on both exclusive and non exclusive terms. The house itself offers the ideal location for your entire day including; ceremony locations both internal and external for up to 200 guests, preparation spaces, and the breathtaking Marble Hall for the wedding breakfast & evening reception. To complete the package, we can also accommodate up to 37 guests in 22 authentically styled luxurious bedrooms

• A mansion set in 300 acres of gardens and grounds

• Built in the 19th Century for the 3rd Marquess of Bute

• Seven enchanting locations licensed for weddings

• We work closely with local suppliers
#3

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.
#4

The Wellington Hotel

The Harbour, Old Rd, PL35 0AQ, Boscastle, Cornwall
Up to 40 guests
AMAZING LOCATION, SUPERB FOOD & A SENSE OF HISTORY
A 3 star hotel by the sea in the picture perfect North Cornwall village of Boscastle, The Wellington has 14 bedrooms, 3 aparthotel suites, a pub bar serving great food and drink and an elegant dining restaurant.


Tucked into the hillside at the bottom of the valley and overlooking Boscastle harbour, we are a family friendly haven on the North Cornwall coastline. Our traditional hotel is independently owned and full of history. As one of the oldest coaching inns in Cornwall dating back to the 16th century, past guests include Thomas Hardy, who fell in love in Boscastle, Guy Gibson of Dambusters fame and members of the Royal Family.


Whether you are staying with us for a short break, on a proper Cornish holiday or on business in Cornwall, we are sure that you will love the cosy yet modern feel to our hotel. We are passionate about providing all our guests with superb friendly service and everyone is welcome including walkers with muddy boots, children, dogs and holidaymakers…. just as you would expect from such a beautiful coastal North Cornwall hotel.
#5

Danby Castle

Danby Castle Farmhouse, Castle Lane, Danby, YO21 2NP, North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
The Barn at Danby Castle

Nestled on the edge of the North York Moors, Danby Castle is a Bespoke Wedding Venue. The Castle was built by the Latimer family in the early 1300’s. It’s lords included some of the most powerful nobles of medieval England.


In the 16th century John Neville, Lord Latimer of Danby, who owned Danby Estate and Danby Castle, married Catherine Parr, (Henry VIII’s last wife) and their marital home was Danby Castle.


Carolyn and her team have been running events at Danby Castle for over 8 years. With a wealth of experience, we can help you whether you're looking for a laid back wedding, with a summer BBQ, a formal wedding, or a festival themed wedding.


• We can provide a marquee to provide even more covered space outside

• Built in the early 1300’s this venue is filled with character and charm

• Exclusive hire

• Situated on the edge of the North York Moors
#6

Brinsop Court Manor House

Brinsop, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 7AX, Hereford, Herefordshire
Up to 200 guests
First of all- make yourself at home!
Prepare to celebrate your wedding in this unusual yet romantic country house.


You, your loved ones, family and friends, celebrating in a secluded, 800 acre private estate in Herefordshire, the historic manor house surrounded by manicured lawns, wild swans gliding across the tranquil moat and in the distance, rolling hills and a big country sky.


Your wedding ceremony can be an outdoor or indoor affair, as can your celebrations.


Consider your ceremony in our expansive woodland, our colourful courtyard, or in the 3 licenced rooms within the house- your wedding, your choice!


While your guests enjoy canapés and champagne in the gardens, have your photos taken on the lawns Wordsworth once strolled across, with our wonderful historic manor house, the backdrop to your celebrations.


Dine in our magnificent 12th Century Banqueting Hall.


Dance the night away or relax in one of the many beautifully appointed period rooms with friends and family.


Once the celebrations are over, as you both retire to the luxuriously appointed “Ivy Cottage”, your guests enjoy 5 star accommodation within the manor house.


Brinsop Court is more than just a country house wedding venue, live as Lord and Lady of the manor while you stay with us and enjoy all our beautiful house and private 800 acre estate has to offer.


Our flexibility means you can choose from a 4 hour wedding to a leisurely 3 day weekend wedding. Everything revolves around you.


• Exclusive use of the 5 star Gold Moated Manor House

• Luxury accommodation for up to 33 overnight guests

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies with a quaint country church just a short stroll away

• Nestled within 800 acres of farm and woodland

• Marry On-Site in the Library, Queen Ann Dining Room, 14th Century Banqueting Hall, or on the lawns, in the woodland, or the Courtyard

• Option of self-catering with no corkage
#7

Leeds Castle

Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL, Maidstone, Kent
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
#8

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
#9

Blairquhan Castle

Blairquhan Castle, Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 7LY, Ayrshire, Ayrshire
Up to 100 guests
Blairquhan Castle is a Grade A listed building situated in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside. This magnificent example of stunning Regency architecture is more than just a property or a venue; it is part of Scotland’s rich heritage. With well-established grounds and a beautiful walled garden, Blairquhan Castle is the perfect choice for those with a discerning eye.

The castle as it stands today was completed in 1824. However, the original tower-house was erected on the site back in 1346 and, remarkably, only four families lived on the estate from that date until 2012 when the current owners, Ganten Scotland, bought the property.


Blairquhan was also used as a replacement for Balmoral Castle in the 2006 Oscar-winning motion picture ‘The Queen’, starring Helen Mirren, as well as featuring in many other films and television programmes.
#10

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.
#11

Durham Castle

Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW, Durham, County Durham
Up to 200 guests
If you want a fairytale feel to your wedding day, consider celebrating your wedding at Durham Castle.

Durham Castle offers an exquisite venue for both daytime and evening wedding receptions, offering an exciting blend of heritage and splendour, superb food and outstanding service, with only one wedding taking place per day. The impressive Great Hall, which dates back to 1248, can hold wedding breakfasts from 80 to 200 guests, with arrival drinks in the stunning Courtyard of the Castle, or in the historic surroundings of the Tunstall Gallery. If you want a more intimate celebration, the Senate Room is available and that hosts up to 40. Durham Castle can also offer en-suite accommodation for your guests. The staff at the Castle have a wealth of experience in catering for the most prestigious events, ensuring the quality of service will match the unrivalled setting.


Durham Castle is also licenced for civil ceremonies and can offer both indoor and outdoor ceremonies on site from 20 to 120 guests. The ceremonies are non-religious but legally binding and offered to all couples.


Larger weddings (over 50) can take place during University holidays only. Smaller, more intimate, weddings from 20-50 can be held all year round.


• Up to 200 guests

• 47 en suite bedrooms

• Two suites

• Historical venue - dating back to 1248

• Outdoor locations for photos

• Only one wedding per day
#12

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
#13

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
#14

Atholl Palace

Atholl Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LX, Pitlochry, Perthshire
Up to 250 guests
THE SCOTTISH WEDDING VENUE FOR YOUR PERFECT DAY A fairytale setting for the wedding of your dreams, with the very best of subtle modernity. Call it the best of both worlds if you wish, we simply call it Atholl Palace.

From the moment you drive along our magnificent tree-lined avenue, to the day you depart Atholl Palace as a married couple, our expert wedding team will make sure that this is where happily ever after begins.


From our decadent function suites, to our opulent turret suites, and from our manicured gardens to our lavish spa, Atholl Palace has everything on offer to make your dream wedding become a reality.


So relax and watch whilst the best day of your life unfolds at Atholl Palace.


• Enchanting castle venue located in Pitlochry, Perthshire

• Gorgeous tree-lined avenue leads to the venue

• Knowledgeable team on hand to make sure everything goes without a hitch

• Palace is licensed for civil and religious ceremonies

• Lots of rooms available for you to choose from for your evening reception

• Beautiful Japanese garden and fountain area available for your ceremony
#15

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
#16

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel

11 Sherbrooke Avenue, Pollokshields, Glasgow Central & Glasgow, G41 4PG, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Up to 250 guests
Sherbrooke Castle stands in its own private gardens, it offers an added romantic touch to a very special day. With suites and packages to suit all types of wedding, The Sherbrooke Castle Hotel is perfect for your special day.

We can organise every aspect of your Wedding Celebration at The Sherbrooke Castle Hotel. The ceremony itself can take place in the Brooke Suite, on the terrace (weather permitting) or in one of our private rooms.


Our various banqueting suites can accommodate from 6 to 200 guests in luxury and with our unique charm for that perfect romantic day.


We can provide you with other services for your wedding day including piper, master of ceremonies and wedding cars among others.


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• We will be delighted to quote for Sunday and midweek weddings

• Superbly appointed function suites can accommodate between 16 and 180 guests

• All of our suites and bedrooms are individually designed and beautifully furnished

• Stunning grounds, perfect for wedding photos

• One wedding per day – the venue will be exclusively yours
#17

Ludlow Castle

Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AY, Ludlow, Shropshire
Up to 100 guests
Your wedding needs to be perfect in every way, so finding a stylish and welcoming reception venue is an exciting part of your plans to tie the knot.

Come and discover our enchanting venue in the heart of picturesque Ludlow. Set within Castle House, the Beacon Room is impeccably presented offering warm, inviting surroundings for you to celebrate with your loved ones.


With light and airy proportions, a magnificent fireplace and decorative plasterwork the Beacon Room is an ideal setting for a traditional wedding reception. The beautiful, full length leadlight French windows open out onto our picturesque private gardens which your bridal party can enjoy throughout the day.


With Ludlow Castle as the backdrop and unsurpassed views over Corvedale and South Shropshire


When it comes to refining the details, our Wedding Advisors will be happy to discuss how to provide for all your needs from canapés and champagne to live music.


• The Shropshire venue sits at the heart of a delightful market town

• Bridal packages available

• Beautiful setting for a memorable wedding

• Wedding and event functions co-ordinator on hand throughout

• Perfect for both large and small weddings
#18

Hampton Court Castle and Gardens

Hope under Dinmore, HR6 0PN, Herefordshire, Herefordshire
Hampton Court Castle is surely one of the most spectacular Wedding Venues in Herefordshire, if not in the country. This 15th century castle with its award winning gardens is the ideal setting for that Fairytale Wedding.

Get married in our very own historic Chapel or outside in the Central Courtyard. We have a choice of ten places where you can hold your ceremony either in the Castle or in our award winning gardens.


Whether you choose to hold your ceremony in the Castle or a local church, Hampton Court Castle is the perfect place to celebrate with your friends and family. Spend a lavish evening in the ballroom adorned with magnificent crystal chandeliers, or perhaps a medieval wedding banquet in Coningsby Hall. The options are endless. Every wedding at Hampton Court Castle is a unique event.


Our 24 sumptuous bedrooms enable you to really spoil your family and close friends with a night in a Castle. In the morning the Formal Dining Room makes for the perfect morning after breakfast as you and your special guests reflect on your Fairytale Wedding. Some couples make their stay even longer by booking rooms for the night before their wedding as well.


• Exclusive use of the castle, with spacious and beautifully decorated rooms, including the grand ballroom, the chapel, the library and Coningsby Hall.

• Stunning location with formal gardens and picturesque backdrop.

• 24 luxurious and individually designed bedrooms.

• Licensed for ceremonies in 6 areas of the castle - including outdoor courtyard and medieval chapel.

• Personal wedding coordinator to help you through the whole experience from viewing to the big day.

• Excellent local suppliers can be recommended including marquee hire, cake, flowers and photographers.
#19

The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel

Knockard Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5JH, Pitlochry, Perthshire
Up to 75 guests
ALL OF OUR LANDMARK HOTELS OFFER EXCELLENT FACILITIES FOR YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION, CATERING FOR UP TO 200 GUESTS AND OFFERING DEDICATED TEAMS TO HELP MAKE YOUR DAY AS SPECIAL AS IT CAN BE.

All hotels hold a full Civil Marriage Venue Licence, so why not get married and host your reception all under one charming roof!


If you are looking for the perfect venue for your wedding, set in wonderful surroundings and complemented by first class service, then look no further than Coast and Country Hotels.


• 73 bedrooms

• Picturesque views

• Indoor swimming pool

• Leisure facilities

• Car parking facilities

• Scenic setting
#20

Lews Castle

Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XP
Up to 150 guests
From beaches and crystal clear waters that rival luxury tropical islands, to its rich history and stunning scenery, this remote and spectacular destination in the Outer Hebrides is the perfect venue for wonderful memories. Overlooking Stornoway harbour, the impressive gothic-revival style castle was built in the mid 1800’s by Sir James Matheson. Since then this beautiful building has also served as a hospital during WW2, a college, a school and now as an iconic wedding venue and luxurious self-catering holiday destination with Natural Retreats.

• Iconic, dramatic and beautiful location; a stunning backdrop for your wedding photography

• Dedicated wedding co-ordinator

• Flexible and personal approach

• Variety of room settings including the ballroom, library and morning room

• Available for ceremonies and wedding breakfast

• 22 bedrooms available for wedding guests (from January 2017)

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