As a country, the UK is well known for it's historical buildings, and none of these is more spectacular than a castle. If you want a unique fairytale wedding, then a castle wedding venue is the perfect place to tie the knot. From tall stone turrets to Gothic architecture and banqueting halls, having a castle wedding is the perfect way to feel like royalty on your wedding day.
A castle wedding venue is ideal for couples who:
- Would like a fairytale wedding
- Are big fans of history
- Don’t want to do a huge amount of decorating
- Would like unique photo opportunities
- Flexible with your ceremony times
FAQ on Castle Wedding Venues in Central London
Can we have our civil ceremony in a castle wedding venue?
Most castle wedding venues in Central London will have a civil ceremony license, allowing you to get married legally 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, before having an unforgettable wedding reception at the castle.
Can castle wedding venues in Central London facilitate religious ceremonies?
Many castles have a 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 Central London.
Are there castle wedding venues in Central London 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. As many castles in Central London also act as 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.
What is the cost of hiring a castle wedding venue?
You'll be pleased to know that castle wedding venues in Central London are certainly affordable. Even huge palaces and historical monuments don’t always need a mammoth wedding budget, so it’s always worth enquiring. For couples on smaller budgets and hoping to save money on their castle wedding in Central London, then opting for a midweek package or marrying in an off-peak season is a brilliant way to cut costs.
Are there decorating restrictions on castle wedding venues in Central London?
Castles in Central London are ideal for those not wanting to do much decorating at their wedding venue. After all, they’re often sumptuously decorated in the first place. With striking artwork, historic suits of armour and unique architecture, a castle's original decor is impossible to reproduce. 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 Central London?
A classic fairytale wedding theme works wonderfully for a castle venue. Think horse-drawn carriages, ball gown wedding dresses, shimmering chandeliers and deep red roses 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 Central London 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 an ideal time of year 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!