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 ideal place to get married. From impressive feasting halls to tall stone towers and Gothic architecture, having a castle wedding is the perfect way to feel like royalty for your big day.
A castle wedding venue is ideal for couples who:
- Want a fairytale wedding
- Love history
- Don’t want to do a huge amount of decorating
- Want some incredible photo opportunities
- Flexible with your ceremony times
FAQ on Castle Wedding Venues in Lincolnshire
Is it possible to have our civil ceremony in a castle wedding venue?
Most castle wedding venues in Lincolnshire 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, make sure you confirm with the venue that they are licensed for outdoor ceremonies. If your chosen castle venue aren't licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies, then you can always enquire about having your wedding ceremony at the nearest registry office or having a humanist ceremony, prior to hosting your wedding reception at the castle.
Can I have a religious ceremony at a castle wedding venue in Lincolnshire?
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! You may find that if your castle venue doesn't have a church or chapel on site, then there may be one not too far away. When discussing your wedding with your preferred castles, be sure to find out if having a religious ceremony is possible at that specific castle in Lincolnshire.
Are there many castles in Lincolnshire that are easily accessible for wheelchairs
If you need a wheelchair friendly wedding venue, then you may be surprised by how accessible castle venues can be. You will find that because many castles in Lincolnshire are tourist attractions for their local area, it’s important that wheelchair users can be accommodated. Although, you may find that there may be areas of the castle that are unsuitable. 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?
It is surprising that castle wedding venues in Lincolnshire can certainly be affordable. Even huge palaces and historical monuments don’t always need a royal wedding budget, so it’s always worth enquiring. If you are looking to save money on your castle wedding and are having to stick to a budget, then opting for a midweek package or marrying in an off-peak season is a brilliant way to cut costs.
Do castle wedding venues in Lincolnshire have limitations on decorating?
Couples who don't want to do much decorating at their wedding venue will find that a castle in Lincolnshire is the perfect option. After all, they’re often sumptuously decorated in the first place. A castle's decor is difficult to imitate, with it's breathtaking tapestries, historic artwork and medieval candelbras. However, as they’re often listed buildings, there may be restrictions as to how you can decorate. It may not be possible to hang certain decorations, with many castle's not permitting paper confetti.
What themes work for a castle wedding venue in Lincolnshire?
A classic fairytale wedding theme is perfect for a castle venue. Think horse-drawn carriages, ball gown wedding dresses, beautiful roses and glittering 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 Lincolnshire often have recommended entertainers such a falconers and dancers that are ideal for this, and a fabulous medieval feast will have your wedding guests in love with your castle wedding.
We also find that Christmas is a beautiful time for your 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!