As a country, the UK is famous for it's historical buildings, and none of these is more magical than a castle. For those hoping for the ultimate fairytale wedding day, then a castle wedding venue is the best location to get married. From tall stone turrets to Gothic architecture 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 want 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
Frequently Asked Questions - Castle Wedding Venues in West London
Is it possible to have our civil ceremony in a castle wedding venue?
Most castle wedding venues in West London 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 able to hold civil wedding ceremonies, then you can always enquire about holding your ceremony at a register 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 West 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 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 any castles in West London wheelchair friendly?
If you are looking for a wedding venue that has easy access for wheelchairs, then you may be surprised by how accessible castle venues can be. Due to most castles in West London being local tourist attractions, 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.
What is the cost of hiring a castle wedding venue?
Castle wedding venues in West London can be surprisingly 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 West 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 West London have limitations on decorating?
If you're hoping not to do too much decorating at your wedding venue then a castle in West London is perfect. After all, they’re often sumptuously decorated in the first place. With their hanging tapestries, stunning artwork and beautiful candelabra, a castle's decor is truly unique. 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 West London?
A classic fairytale wedding theme would be the ideal fit for a castle venue. Think horse-drawn carriages, ball gown wedding dresses, glistening chandeliers and 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 West London often have recommended entertainers such a falconers and dancers that are ideal for this, and your wedding guests will love a delicious medieval banquet.
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!