Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Chapel on premises
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Marquee Site / Rent my Field
Weddings During COVID
1 to 9 guests
10 to 29 guests
30 to 99 guests
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- From King John, King Henry VIII to Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Farnham Castle has provided royal entertainment for centuries
- Romantic and elegant venue features providing incredible photographic opportunities
- Farnham Castle has two beautiful chapels for couples wishing to celebrate a Church of England marriage ceremony
- A passionate team of in-house chefs who will create outstanding modern British cuisine for your wedding day, inspired by our Castle Gardens
- Complimentary Wedding Menu Tasting Event
- 33 En-suite guest bedrooms located in and around the Castle
- The Great Hall features a grand fireplace and magnificent gilt framed portraits is a stunning setting for your seated dining and later evening celebrations
- Complimentary Honeymoon Suite on the night of your Wedding
- Capacity 200 day guests / 300 evening guests
- Wedding Specialist team to look after you
- Outdoor wedding ceremonies
- Exclusive use of the Pembroke to get ready on the morning of the wedding
- Exclusive use of the Gatehouse on the morning of the wedding offering an elegant lounge, full length mirrors and 3 dressing rooms
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes. We would be more than happy to discuss the option of allowing you to celebrate your wedding at Farnham Castle on an exclusive use basis.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes. Couples can hold a civil wedding ceremony in the Lantern Hall which can seat up to 150 guests. Wedding ceremonies can also take place in our Winchester Suite, Library or Great Hall, and from Spring 2021 couples will be able to get married on the Fox's Steps of the Castle. Farnham Castle has two Chapels where couples are able to celebrate Church Of England ceremonies should they choose to.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Couples are more than welcome to have a celebrant ceremony outdoors. Speak to our team to find out more.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
We have an extensive wine list and a professional team of experienced chefs who can help pair your chosen wedding breakfast menu with an excellent choice of wine from our list.
Can we use our own caterers?
Our in-house team of chefs have been working together for many years. They are true experts at what they do, and the food they produce is second to none. You will be invited to a menu tasting experience should you choose to book your wedding at Farnham Castle.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
The bride and her bridal party may access the private Gatehouse from 8am to start getting ready as early as possible. Wedding suppliers are granted access in to Farnham Castle from 10am on the morning of a wedding. If the Castle is available, there may be the option to have a pre-stay, the night before your wedding. Speak to our team regarding availability.
What time does the reception need to finish?
Carriages tend to be at Midnight, although we can offer the extension of a late licence should you require one. Please speak to our team to discuss further details.
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
We do have noise limitations in place, however you and your guests would not notice as bands and DJs sound fantastic in the Great Hall.
Are fireworks allowed?
Yes - although a licence is required, but our specialist wedding team can help you obtain one. We have a selection of recommended firework companies who know Farnham Castle really well. We can certainly point you in the right direction if you would like to feature a firework display during your evening wedding reception.
Is confetti allowed?
Yes - we allow biodegradable confetti to be thrown on the Fox's steps, leading out of the Lantern Hall after your wedding ceremony. We can recommend an excellent supplier of biodegradable confetti should you require one.
Are candles allowed?
Unfortunately we do not allow open flames at Farnham Castle, but in the past we have seen couples use faux candles and these look just as good.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Our stunning honeymoon suite is a beautiful room featuring a large, comfortable bed, a king-size bathroom (with slipper bath), a seating area and incredible views over the Castle grounds and the historic town of Farnham.
Is there accommodation on site?
Yes - we offer 33 comfortable guest rooms in and around the Castle Estate, including the honeymoon suite.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
As Farnham Castle is located at the top of Castle Street in the town of Farnham, there are several hotels close by and on the outskirts of town for your guests to enjoy, should there not be enough bedrooms for everyone at the Castle itself.
Special Guides for Brides offers
Farnham Castle wedding deal
Contact our team about Monday to Wednesday Weddings at Farnham Castle in November 2022.
Terms and conditions
Valid for new bookings only. Subject to availability.
Farnham Castle wedding deal
We are excited to share our ‘Winchester Wedding’ offer, designed for couples wishing to celebrate by offering their guests our stunning Winchester Dining Menu with paired wines and a Champagne Reception. If your guest list is between 30 and 50 adults, this offer is available on select dates within the next 6 months.
Please contact our team of Wedding Specialists to find out more, and to book your show-round appointment.
Terms and conditions
Please speak to our team.
About Farnham Castle
A beautiful, Castle Wedding Venue located on the border of Surrey and Hampshire, offering Civil Wedding Ceremonies, Chapel Ceremonies, Outdoor Weddings, incredible dining menus, stunning grounds and gardens plus overnight accommodation.
Farnham Castle offers several beautiful rooms to get married including two chapels, The Norman Chapel & Bishop's Chapel, for eligible couples wishing to celebrate a Church of England wedding ceremony. Farnham Castle is able to host beautiful outdoor wedding ceremonies on the Great Lawn, Fox's Steps and in the pretty Rose Garden. Please contact us to find out more.
Our Great Hall features a focal point fireplace and magnificent gilt framed portraits; a stunning setting for your memorable reception and evening celebrations. The wooden floor, beautiful stained-glass windows and soft neutral colour scheme make the Great Hall a spectacular room to impress your guests throughout the day and night.
Food & Drink
Our experienced in-house team of chefs will create outstanding modern British cuisine for your wedding day, inspired by our Castle Kitchen Gardens, and our team of Wedding Specialists are available to chat with you 7 days a week, to ensure a seamless delivery of your special day.
Farnham Castle offers our wedding preparation Gatehouse and Pembroke Suites from 8am on the morning of your wedding. On your wedding night, drift up to the beautiful and spacious Guildford Suite, while your guests spend the night in one of our 33 en-suite bedrooms before joining you for breakfast in the Library the following morning.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding menu and drinks.