As a country, the UK is well known for it's historical buildings, and none of these could possibly match a castle wedding. If you are wanting a beautiful fairytale wedding day, then a castle wedding venue is the best location to get married. From gothic fortresses to ivy-covered towers and feasting halls, having a castle wedding is the ideal way to feel like royalty for a day.
Castle wedding venues are ideal for you if:
- You would like a fairytale wedding
- You're a big fan of history
- You don’t want to do a huge amount of decorating
- You want some incredible photo opportunities
- You're flexible with your ceremony times
Castle Wedding Venues FAQ in Cheshire
Can we have our civil wedding ceremony at a castle venue?
Most castle wedding venues in Cheshire will have a civil ceremony license, allowing you to have a legally binding marriage in one of their rooms or in the grounds. If you want to marry in the castle grounds, contact the venue to make sure they have an outdoor ceremony license. If your chosen castle venue doesn’t have a civil ceremony license, then you can always enquire about having your wedding ceremony at the nearest registry office or having a humanist ceremony, before hosting your wedding reception at the castle.
Will I be able to have a religious wedding ceremony at a castle venue in Cheshire?
Often, castles have their own chapel or church on site, which is where its inhabitants would have religious services. This means that you may be able to have a religious wedding ceremony without leaving the castle grounds! If you are unable to find the right castle wedding venue with a chapel or church on site, then do have a look as there may be some near by. Be sure to ask your chosen venues when enquiring about religious ceremonies to find out if this is a possibility.
Are there castle wedding venues in Cheshire that are wheelchair friendly?
If you need a wheelchair friendly castle wedding venue, then you will be astonished by how accessible castle venues can be. You will find that because many castles in Cheshire are tourist attractions for their local area, it’s important that wheelchair users can be accommodated. However, the castle may have areas that are deemed unsuitable for wheelchair users. Be sure to ask your venues ahead of time if accessibility is top of your priorities list.
How much do castle wedding venues cost to hire?
You'll be pleased to know that castle wedding venues in Cheshire are certainly affordable. Even huge palaces and historical monuments don’t always need a royal wedding budget, so it’s always worth enquiring. For couples on smaller budgets and hoping to save money on their castle wedding in Cheshire, then opting for a midweek package or marrying in an off-peak season is a brilliant way to cut costs.
Will there be limitations on decorating a castle wedding venue in Cheshire?
Couples who don't want to do much decorating at their wedding venue will find that a castle in Cheshire is the perfect option. After all, they’re often sumptuously decorated in the first place. With incredible artwork, hanging tapestries, candelabra and suits of armour, castle decor is hard to replicate. However, as they’re often listed buildings, there may be restrictions as to how you can decorate. There may be limitations on hanging decorations, with many castles unable to allow paper confetti at all.
What themes work for a castle wedding venue in Cheshire?
A classic fairytale wedding theme is perfect for a castle venue. Think horse-drawn carriages, ball gown wedding dresses, roses and sparkling chandeliers and you have the perfect castle wedding theme.
If you’re a history lover, then a medieval wedding theme is also perfect for a castle. Castles in Cheshire often have recommended entertainers such a falconers and dancers that are ideal for this, and your guests will certainly enjoy a tasty medieval feast.
We also find that Christmas is the perfect time to have a castle wedding, as castles are often richly decorated for Christmas with candles, trees and traditional touches. Take advantage and have a beautiful winter wedding in a castle!