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 get married. With historical beauty, Gothic fortresses and banqueting halls, having a castle wedding is the ideal way to feel like royalty on your special day.
A castle wedding venue is ideal for couples who:
- Want a fairytale wedding
- Are massive history fans
- Don’t want to do a huge amount of decorating
- Would like some fabulous photo opportunities
- Flexible with your ceremony times
Frequently Asked Questions - Castle Wedding Venues in Nottinghamshire
Can we have our civil ceremony in a castle wedding venue?
Most castle wedding venues in Nottinghamshire 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, then contact the venue to check they hold a license for outdoor ceremonies. If your chosen castle venue aren't licensed 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 having your wedding celebrations at the castle.
Can castle wedding venues in Nottinghamshire 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. It's important to check with your chosen castle venues to find out whether having a religious ceremony on site is possible.
Is it easy to find castles in Nottinghamshire that will be wheelchair accessible?
If you need a wheelchair friendly castle wedding venue, then you may be amazed to know how accessible castle venues can be. You will find that because many castles in Nottinghamshire are 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 are the costs involved in hiring a castle wedding venue?
You'll be pleased to know that castle wedding venues in Nottinghamshire are certainly affordable. Even huge palaces and historical monuments don’t always need an extravagant 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.
Will there be limitations on decorating a castle wedding venue in Nottinghamshire?
If you're hoping not to do too much decorating at your wedding venue then a castle in Nottinghamshire 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. 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 Nottinghamshire?
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 Nottinghamshire 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 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!