Nowadays there is a huge choice when it comes to finding the perfect setting for making your wedding vows, but for many people, a castle will always be the number one choice. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider marrying in a castle too.
1. Feel like a real princess
Every fairy-tale princess ends up marrying the handsome prince in a castle before settling down to live happily ever after. While nobody can guarantee the happy ever after bit, it’s a lot easier to organise the castle part of the equation.
2. It’s one of the top wedding locations
According to recent statistics from popular wedding site Confetti, the castle comes in at third place with just over 15% of respondents choosing to tie the knot at one of the many stylish castle destinations around the UK.
3. If it’s good enough for a celebrity….
From Victoria and David Beckham to Jordan and Peter Andre, the gossip magazines are always awash with celebrity nuptials in grand historic buildings. Madonna famously fell in love with Scotland when she married Guy Ritchie and vowed to return to Scotland on her latest tour according to The Daily Record.
4. There are so many castles to choose from
The UK is home to a huge selection of castles, encompassing a huge array of styles. So whether you are in search of the lush, the lavish or even the mediaeval setting, you are sure of finding the perfect castle setting for your own wedding
5. Castles usually have a great view
Thanks to their previous role as fortifications and strongholds, castles are almost always situated in the most spectacular settings. And spectacular scenery makes for a stunning wedding album as Nick Rutter Lulworth Castle wedding phototgrapher can testify.
6. Ceremony and reception at a single venue
With the ceremony and the reception both held at the same place there are no tricky logistics involved and many of your guests can often be accommodated at the venue too, making it a perfect one-stop solution.
7. Anywhere in the UK
With castles up and down the length and breadth of the UK you can choose the perfect location for you and your guests.
8. It makes for great photographs
You only have to look at portfolios such as Lulworth Castle wedding photography to see the opportunity to create a visual feast out of your very special day. Castles are naturally photogenic, giving you a wonderful souvenir to treasure for ever.
9. Room for everyone
Castles were built to hold plenty of people so you won’t have to worry about tailoring your guest list at the risk of offending friends and families. In a castle it really is the case of ‘the more, the merrier’.
10. Great quality of service
Unlike many hotels, restaurants and bars, castle employees are usually completely in love with their workplaces and keen to provide exceptional quality of service. Most castles offer dedicated wedding planners to help you with the planning, and with a wealth of experience at their fingertips can work with you to make your special day a memorable event for you and your guests.