Why Hampton Court Castle is the best wedding venue in Herefordshire

When it comes to your wedding, of course you want it to be a day to remember for all the right reasons and, when it comes to finding a venue with the wow-factor, you simply can’t beat a castle setting. Hampton Court Castle is an absolute showstopper of a wedding venue. Set in acres of glorious Herefordshire countryside and steeped in history, there’s really nothing to compare. Ready to find out why Hampton Court Castle is the best wedding venue in Herefordshire? Read on…

Image Credit: Nicole Amy Visuals
The incredible history

If you thought getting married in a castle was only reserved for A-listers, think again. Our majestic medieval building can be exclusively yours for the whole of your wedding day, so you and your guests can make the most of the atmospheric architecture and stunning interiors. With parts of the Castle, including the private Chapel, dating back to 1427 there’s so much history to discover. Extensively and thoughtfully restored, Hampton Court Castle is the jewel in Herefordshire’s crown. What a place to say your ‘I do’s!

Central Staircase. Image credit: David Liebst Photography
Beautiful ceremony options

Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic alfresco ceremony or love the idea of exchanging vows inside our historic Chapel, Hampton Court Castle has got you covered. We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 120 guests inside the Chapel or in our Central Courtyard – it’s completely your choice. In spring and summer our Central Courtyard is the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony. Surrounded by the ancient Castle walls and with a breath-taking view down the drive to the Gatehouse, it’s a beautiful option for sunny days.

Hampton Court Castle’s Chapel provides an intimate setting for your civil ceremony. From the huge stained glass windows and ornate painted ceiling to the charming wooden pews and 600-year-old brickwork, it’s a truly special setting for your wedding. While many couples choose the Chapel as their first choice, it is also reassuring to have it as a wet weather option for those who have selected the Central Courtyard.

Central Courtyard Ceremony. Image credit: Dean Jones Photography

Luxury accommodation in the Castle

When you have guests travelling from all over the country – or even further afield – for your wedding, you want to make the most of your time together. And, with 25 exclusive use luxury bedrooms available for you and your guests the night of the wedding, Hampton Court Castle really helps you extend the celebrations. Each of the chic Castle bedrooms has been beautifully restored to retain their own unique feel and character, with stunning details like four-poster beds, fireplaces and roll-top baths really upping the luxury factor. At Hampton Court Castle we also provide a gorgeous Honeymoon suite for the bride or groom to get ready the morning of the big day. We’ll also cook up a delicious breakfast the next morning for you and your guests to enjoy in the Formal Dining Room. 

Luxury Bedrooms. Image credit: Jarek Lepak Photography
Idyllic gardens

At Hampton Court Castle, we’re famous for our neighbouring picturesque gardens. Providing a magical stage for some amazing couple photographs (wedding photographers love it here at Hampton Court Castle!), the gardens are available for your couple shots, while your guests enjoy drinks and canapés on our South Lawns. From the breath-taking 150-year-old Wisteria Arch and dreamy Rose Garden to the waterfall in the Sunken Garden, everywhere you turn you’ll discover another romantic backdrop for photos that you’ll treasure a lifetime.

160yr old Wisteria Arch. Image credit: The Unscripted.
The unbeatable food

We’re passionate about food at Hampton Court Castle and understand what a key part it plays in an unforgettable wedding day. Our talented chefs love to make the most of the best seasonal ingredients Herefordshire has to offer, to create delicious wedding menus you and your guests will love. With inspiring wedding menus to choose from, we know you and your guests will be talking about the wedding food for all the right reasons.

The Grand Ballroom. Image credit: The Unscripted
A dedicated weddings team & bespoke planning portal

Another reason why Hampton Court Castle is the best wedding venue in Herefordshire is its team and our bespoke planning software. Our friendly and experienced wedding team will be with you every step of the way in your planning journey. You’ll be using our bespoke planning software to take care of all the important details, letting you enjoy the run up to the big day. From the moment you get in touch to ask a question or book a viewing, right down to when we wave you off the day after the wedding, we’ll be on hand to make sure the whole process is stress-free, enjoyable and exceeds your expectations.

Central Courtyard Ceremony. Image credit: Scott Stockwell Photography
Find out more about weddings at Hampton Court Castle

There’s something so unique about Hampton Court Castle and we’d love the opportunity to tell you more and show you around. If you have any questions or would like to book a viewing please just click here and one of our team will be in touch as soon as we can.


Photographer Nicole Amy Visuals
Photographer David Liebst Photography
Photographer The Unscripted
Photographer Dean Jones Photography
Photographer Jarek Lepak Photography
Photographer Scott Stockwell Photography

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