Have you ever dreamed of hosting an autumn wedding in a fairytale castle? There are many opportunities now available to do so, with castles providing a way to combine remote accommodation with great views and full wedding packages for couples. You might even want to throw in a moat if you want to make your wedding entrance in style. It’s also worth looking at the castles available through event specialists like Amazing Venues to ensure that your wedding goes well.
With a castle wedding, some of the best locations feature a combination of exclusivity and practicality, with a castle venue providing an excellent way to bring guests together for a whole weekend. You can also host engagement parties, hen and stag weekends, and the reception at the same venue; booking in advance typically means that you can access some of the more unique and remote castles in the country, with options also available for finding castles abroad.
When you get married in a castle, you don’t necessarily have to worry about a theme as much as with other venues; you’ll have plenty of space, and the chance to use the traditional decor of a castle as a perfect background for your big day. Similarly, and depending on the location of a castle, you can tap into the spirit of a local area to include everything from bagpipes in Scotland, to traditional Celtic dancing in Ireland or Wales, making a wedding even more special.
Some of the best choices for castle venues include Ackergill Tower in Scotland; this 15th century castle features multiple wedding package ideas, and is ideal for larger weddings; similarly impressive are Carberry Tower in Edinburgh, and Kinnettles Castle in Forfar & Dundee. Kinnettles is particularly worth checking out if you want to take advantage of different wedding packages, which can include luxury services, silver cake stands, and full accommodation for guests.
You could also opt for a fairytale wedding in France and other parts of Europe. France particularly offers some of the most traditional and fairytale-like castles in the world, with many available in the Loire Valley. Chateau Challain represents a particularly popular example of a French castle venue, and features romantic suites, and large gardens, making it great for an autumn wedding if you can book your event before the weather gets too cold.
There are consequently many reasons why hiring a castle for an autumn wedding can be a great idea; as well as the amazing views that a castle provides, you can benefit from bespoke treatment, as well as the knowledge that your guests won’t forget a venue in a hurry. If you’re booking a fairytale castle wedding in the UK, Scotland comes particularly recommended as a location that’s home to remote castles with a long tradition of being used for wedding ceremonies and parties.