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 perfect place to tie the knot. With historical beauty, Gothic fortresses and banqueting halls, having a castle wedding is the perfect way to feel like royalty on your wedding day.
A castle wedding venue is just the thing 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 want some incredible photo opportunities
- You're flexible with your ceremony times
Castle Wedding Venues FAQ in Yorkshire - North
Is it possible to have our civil ceremony in a castle wedding venue?
Most castle wedding venues in Yorkshire - North 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, contact the venue to make sure they have an outdoor ceremony license. If your chosen castle venue doesn’t have a civil ceremony license, then you can always enquire about holding your ceremony at a register office or having a humanist ceremony, before having an unforgettable wedding reception at the castle.
Will I be able to have a religious wedding ceremony at a castle venue in Yorkshire - North?
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 your castle wedding venue doesn't have a chapel or church, then you may be able to find one near by. When making your enquiry with your chosen castles make sure you ask whether it is possible to have a religious wedding ceremony on site.
Is it easy to find castles in Yorkshire - North that will be wheelchair accessible?
If you are looking for a wheelchair friendly wedding venue, then you will be astonished by how accessible castle venues can be. As many castles in Yorkshire - North also act as tourist attractions for their local area, it’s 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.
What are the costs involved in hiring a castle wedding venue?
Castle wedding venues in Yorkshire - North 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 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.
Are there decorating restrictions on castle wedding venues in Yorkshire - North?
If you're hoping not to do too much decorating at your wedding venue then a castle in Yorkshire - North 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 Yorkshire - North?
A classic fairytale wedding theme works wonderfully for a castle venue. Think horse-drawn carriages, ball gown wedding dresses, beautiful roses and glittering 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 Yorkshire - North 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 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!