As a country, Britain is famous 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. From impressive feasting halls to tall stone towers and Gothic architecture, having a castle wedding is the ideal way to feel like royalty for a 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
Castle Wedding Venues FAQ in Rutland
Can we have our civil ceremony in a castle wedding venue?
Most castle wedding venues in Rutland 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 able to hold civil wedding ceremonies, then you can always enquire about holding your civil wedding ceremony at a registry office nearby or having a humanist ceremony, prior to having your wedding celebrations at the castle.
Can castle wedding venues in Rutland 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 Rutland.
Is it easy to find castles in Rutland that will be wheelchair accessible?
If you are looking for a wheelchair friendly wedding venue, then you may be surprised by how accessible castle venues can be. Most castles will be a tourist attraction in their local area and is therefore important that wheelchair users can be accommodated. There may be areas of the castle that are steep or 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?
Castle wedding venues in Rutland can be surprisingly affordable. Even huge palaces and historical monuments don’t always need a mammoth wedding budget, so it’s always worth enquiring. If you’re on a tight budget and want to save money on your castle wedding in Rutland, 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 Rutland?
Couples who don't want to do much decorating at their wedding venue will find that a castle in Rutland is the perfect option. 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. You may not be able to hang decorations or bunting, and many castles will not allow paper confetti.
What themes work for a castle wedding venue in Rutland?
A classic fairytale wedding theme is perfect 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 Rutland 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!