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 ideal place to say 'I do'. With historical beauty, Gothic fortresses and banqueting halls, having a castle wedding is the ideal way to feel like royalty for a day.
Castle wedding venues are perfect 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 would like some spectacular photo opportunities
- You're flexible with your ceremony times
Castle Wedding Venues FAQ in North London
Can we have our civil ceremony in a castle wedding venue?
Most castle wedding venues in North London will have a civil ceremony license, which will allow you to legally marry 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 isn't licensed for civil 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.
Will I be able to have a religious wedding ceremony at a castle venue in North London?
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 there isn’t a church or chapel on site, then there may be one close by. When making your enquiry with your chosen castles make sure you ask whether it is possible to have a religious wedding ceremony on site.
Is it easy to find castles in North London that will be wheelchair accessible?
If you are looking for a wheelchair friendly wedding venue, then you will be astonished by how accessible castle venues can be. As many castles in North London also act as tourist attractions for their local area, it’s important that wheelchair users can be accommodated. However, there may be steep towers or areas where this isn’t possible. 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?
It is surprising that castle wedding venues in North London can certainly be affordable. Even huge palaces and historical monuments don’t always need an enormous wedding budget, so it’s always worth enquiring. For couples on smaller budgets and hoping to save money on their castle wedding in North London, 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 North London have limitations on decorating?
Couples who don't want to do much decorating at their wedding venue will find that a castle in North London 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. Many castles will not allow paper confetti and you may be restricted on whether you can hang decorations or bunting.
What themes work for a castle wedding venue in North London?
A classic fairytale wedding theme is ideal 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 North London often have recommended entertainers such a falconers and dancers that are ideal for this, and a heavenly medieval banquet will certainly give your wedding guests something to remember your special day.
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!