5 reasons why we love a castle wedding venue

From the majestic architecture to the atmospheric sense of history, a castle wedding venue brings the wow-factor for your big day. Here’s why we love a castle wedding.

Whatever style of big day you’re dreaming of, when it comes to settings that make a statement, a castle wedding venue is undoubtedly top tier. Tying the knot in a historic castle may seem like a fairy tale or something reserved for royalty, but at Hampton Court Castle in Herefordshire, you can make that dream castle wedding a reality. Surrounded by acres of idyllic countryside, this exclusive-use venue makes an unforgettably regal setting for your big day. Matching crowns optional. Here’s why we love a castle wedding venue…

Couple kissing in front of exterior of Hampton Court Castle wedding venue
Credit: The Unscripted
The architecture

There’s something undeniably majestic about a grand castle building. From the moment you turn down the long driveway and catch a glimpse of Hampton Court Castle, it’s impossible not to be swept away by the romance of such a historic build. The 15th-century Castle sits proudly on the banks of the River Lugg in rural Herefordshire, offering the most wow-factor of settings for your wedding day.  The best bit? The Castle and immediate grounds are all exclusively yours for the whole day.

Exterior of Hampton Court Castle in the sunshine
Credit: David Liebst Photography
The interiors

While castles always deliver on awe-inspiring exteriors, it’s inside where you’ll find a whole world of exciting treasures. Hampton Court Castle has been through an immense journey over the centuries. The oldest parts, including the Chapel, date back to 1427, making the building almost 100 years older than Hampton Court palace in Surrey. Affectionately restored interiors, many with beautiful original features, come together to create a magical backdrop for your big day.

beautiful interiors of Hampton Court Castle wedding venue
Credit: Dean Jones Photography
The gardens

Whether you choose an alfresco ceremony to exchange vows or simply love the idea of milling around with your guests and a glass of champagne surrounded by the most picturesque gardens, a castle wedding venue always delivers when it comes to stunning outdoor space. From perfectly manicured formal gardens to ancient woodland, you can count on a castle venue to help set the scene for a romantic celebration. At Hampton Court Castle, you and your guests will have exclusive use of our extensive South Lawns, and we also offer access to our exquisite neighbouring gardens for you and your photographer to take some unforgettable wedding couple shots. These beautiful gardens are next level. From the divinely scented Rose Garden and tranquil Dutch Garden to the yew tree maze and 150-year-old Wisteria Arch, you’ll find incredible settings for your wedding couple photos wherever you turn.

Couple walking through walled rose garden at Hampton Court Castle wedding venue
Credit: The Unscripted
The history

A castle wedding venue comes with its own unique history. Thinking of the centuries-old love stories that have played out inside the walls of the castle really ups the romance factor of your big day and just can’t be matched by any other kind of venue. Hampton Court Castle’s history dates back to the 15th century and Henry IV, and this sense of the past can be felt throughout, particularly in its historic chapel.  

suit of armour at Hampton Court Castle wedding venue
Credit: Dean Jones Photography
The wedding photographs

A wedding venue with character is a photographer’s dream, and they don’t come any more photogenic than a castle venue. With atmospheric interiors, majestic exteriors and dramatic gardens available for your couple photos, your wedding photographer will be spoilt for choice at Hampton Court Castle. Whatever the season and whatever the weather, our Herefordshire wedding venue provides the most breath-taking backdrop to wedding photos you’ll cherish forever.

bride and groom holding hands outside the courtyard of Hampton Court Castle wedding venue
Credit: Dean Jones Photography
Book your castle wedding at Hampton Court Castle

We want you to feel like royalty for the day at Hampton Court Castle and our friendly team will go out of their way to make sure your wedding is the day of your dreams. We’d love the opportunity to show you around our castle wedding venue so you can truly get a sense of how special it is. To book a viewing or if you have any questions at all, just click here and we’ll get straight back to you.

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