As a country, Britain is famous for it's historical buildings, and none of these could possibly match a castle wedding. If you are wanting a beautiful fairytale wedding day, 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 on your special 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 Suffolk
Is it possible to have our civil ceremony in a castle wedding venue?
Most castle wedding venues in Suffolk 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, be sure to check that the venue has an outdoor ceremony license too. If your chosen castle venue doesn’t have a civil ceremony license, then you can always enquire about having your wedding ceremony at a registry office or having a humanist ceremony, prior to having your wedding celebrations at the castle.
Is it possible to have a religious ceremony at a castle wedding venue in Suffolk?
You may find that 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! If your castle wedding venue doesn't have a chapel or church, then you may be able to find one near by. Be sure to ask your chosen venues when enquiring about religious ceremonies to find out if this is a possibility.
Are there castle wedding venues in Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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.
How much do castle wedding venues cost to hire?
You may be surprised at how affordable a castle wedding venue in Suffolk can be. Even huge palaces and historical monuments don’t always need an extravagant 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 Suffolk, 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 Suffolk have limitations on decorating?
If you're hoping not to do too much decorating at your wedding venue then a castle in Suffolk is perfect. 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 Suffolk?
A classic fairytale wedding theme is ideal 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 Suffolk 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!