As a country, Britain is famous for it's historical buildings, and none of these is more magical than a castle. If you want a romantic fairytale wedding day, then a castle wedding venue is the best location to get married. From gothic fortresses to ivy-covered towers and feasting halls, having a castle wedding is the ideal way to feel like royalty on your special day.
Castle wedding venues are ideal 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 unique photo opportunities
- You're flexible with your ceremony times
FAQ on Castle Wedding Venues in Tyne and Wear
Is it possible to have our civil ceremony in a castle wedding venue?
Most castle wedding venues in Tyne and Wear 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, be sure to check that the venue has an outdoor ceremony license too. 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, before having an unforgettable wedding reception at the castle.
Can I have a religious ceremony at a castle wedding venue in Tyne and Wear?
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. 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 Tyne and Wear 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. You will find that because many castles in Tyne and Wear 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 is the cost of hiring a castle wedding venue?
You'll be pleased to know that castle wedding venues in Tyne and Wear are certainly 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 Tyne and Wear, 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 Tyne and Wear?
Castles in Tyne and Wear are perfect for couples who don’t want to do lots of decorating at their wedding venue. After all, they’re often sumptuously decorated in the first place. With incredible artwork, hanging tapestries, candelabra and suits of armour, castle decor is hard to replicate. 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 Tyne and Wear?
A classic fairytale wedding theme would be the ideal fit for a castle venue. Think horse-drawn carriages, ball gown wedding dresses, roses and sparkling 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 Tyne and Wear often have recommended entertainers such a falconers and dancers that are ideal for this, and your guests will certainly enjoy a tasty medieval feast.
We also find that an ideal time of year for your castle wedding is at Christmas, 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!