Top Five English Castles to Tie the Knot!

Congratulations...if you have just got engaged and are starting to plan your castle wedding.


Whether you are looking for a venue for just the two of you or with two hundred guests, castle wedding venues have got to be the ultimate romantic wedding destinations. Who wouldn’t love being king or queen for the day in grand historic surroundings? There’s something magical about castles and, if you’ve always dreamed of being a princess, or just fancy adding a bit of pomp and ceremony to your big day, a castle wedding venue could be just the place for you!

The team of Castle Experts at Celtic Castles will happily offer suggestions to you for castle wedding venues across the United Kingdom, Ireland and France, and for those of you specifically looking for a quintessentially English wedding castle to tie the knot, here are our 'top five':

Thornbury Castle


Thornbury Castle is one of the most romantic castle hotels in England, with its magnificent Mediaeval architecture, impressive Tudor Hall, luxurious bedrooms and award-winning food, it really is the perfect location for an unforgettable wedding. The castle's idyllic walled gardens provide an unsurpassed setting for your drinks reception and photographs for weddings of all sizes.


Overnight Guests (upto) 50

Bedrooms 25

Weddings (upto) 50

Marquee (upto) 120

Civil Ceremonies


Eastnor Castle


The stunning setting for Eastnor Castle provides a dream backdrop for your 'Big Day'. When it’s sunny at Eastnor Castle though, there’s no better place to enjoy a drinks reception than on the Upper Terrace, overlooking the beautiful lake. Weddings are offered on an exclusive-hire basis, so it will be just you and your family and friends there for your special day. 


Overnight Guests (upto) 23

Bedrooms 12

Weddings (upto) 150

Marquee (upto) 600

Civil Ceremonies

Civil Partnerships


Walton Castle

Walton Castle offers bespoke weddings tailored to your individual needs. The ceremony itself can be performed at the castle, with three licensed areas to choose from. The owner and staff at the property pride themselves on offering a truly personalised wedding, where your every requirement is catered for.


Overnight Guests (upto) 20

Bedrooms 8

Weddings (upto) 150

Marquee (upto) 200

Civil Ceremonies

Civil Partnerships





Swinton Park

Surrounded by 200 acres of parkland in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, this secluded, luxury English castle hotel enjoys a spectacular setting. The castle offers a wide range of wedding packages and also offers exclusive and non-exclusive options for celebrations of all sizes. 


Overnight Guests (upto) 60

Bedrooms 32

Weddings (upto) 100

Marquee (upto) 150

Civil Ceremonies

Civil Partnerships


Bickleigh Castle


Bickleigh offers a beautiful and romantic backdrop to your special day. There are numerous options for the ceremony itself. Civil ceremonies can be held in the atmospheric 11th century Great Hall. After the ceremony, many couples opt for a blessing in the gorgeous chapel, originating from the 6th century. 


Overnight Guests (upto) 40

Bedrooms 18

Weddings (upto) 120

Marquee (upto) 200

Civil Ceremonies

Civil Partnerships


Make your dreams come true at one of our favourite turreted venues...contact the Celtic Castles team for an informal chat about the type of venue you are looking for...we may just have the perfect castle match for you!

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