Not all 'Big Days' are 'Big'. More than ever before, smaller weddings are on the increase and offer an intimate day for those wedding couples who are either eloping and it will be just the 2 of them, or those who prefer a smaller celebratory gathering.
Here, I've narrowed down some of our fantastic castle properties, highlighting those that offer wedding days for smaller parties...
Bovey Castle, England
Bovey Castle has a range of luxurious ceremony, dining and entertainment options that will guarantee a wedding day with a difference. Choose from four unique rooms within the hotel for your wedding venue, from an outdoor civil ceremony and celebratory drinks in the Summerhouse to the regal setting of the beautiful Cathedral Room. Packages for smaller weddings can be tailored to suit clients' needs.
Thornbury castle, England
Thornbury Castle close to Bath, in Gloucestershire, has a rich history and the Library at the castle overlooks the castle gardens and is a beautiful setting for the wedding couple and for smaller packages; up to 15 guests can enjoy the celebrations.
Barcaldine Castle, Scotland
Barcaldine Castle offers something truly beautiful. An historic 16th century Scottish castle set on the shores of Loch Creran with breathtaking views.Often very quiet weddings are hosted at the castle with just the couple present and witnesses can be provided if required. The maximum number of seated guests for a wedding ceremony in the castle is 36.
Traquair Castle, Scotland
With it's own Catholic chapel and a licence for civil ceremonies, you can be married in the house or in some of the magical areas of the grounds at Traquair Castle. Smaller more intimate receptions can be held in the main house.
Belle Isle Castle, Ireland
Belle Isle Castle is the ideal place for fairytale wedding ceremonies with accommodation for up to 16 guests available at the property. Couples typically exchange their vows in Belle Isle Castle's magnificent grand hall, before a fireplace in the art-filled drawing room, or surrounded by blossoms outside in the verdant sunken garden.
Click here to download brochures for the above castle properties and to find out more about what each can offer you.