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Weddings at Warwick Castle: Everything You Need to Know Including Prices & Reviews

With a rich history, superb architecture, beautiful gardens, and top-class service, your big day at medieval fortress Warwick Castle will be nothing short of majestic.

Aerial view of Warwick Castle grounds, with manicured lawns and surrounding fields

Aerial view of Warwick Castle grounds, with manicured lawns and surrounding fields

If you've always dreamed of hosting a wedding fit for a fairytale, Warwick Castle could be the perfect fit for you. What's more romantic than getting married at a castle wedding venue? From Halloween and Christmas weddings at Warwick castle to spending a minimoon or pre-wedding weekend there, this gorgeous venue can be the perfect backdrop for all your pre and post-wedding needs. 

With over 1100 years of rich history attached, Warwick Castle is a medieval fortress that has an air of enchantment and elegance you won't find anywhere else. Ready to find out more? If so, you've come to the right place. Whether you're looking to just visit Warwick castle or plan a wedding there, our guide covers everything you need to know. 

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting & Wedding Planning at Warwick Castle

One of our favourite wedding venues in Warwickshire, this medieval castle really does have it all. Read real reviews from real couples on what having a wedding at Warwick Castle is like, and find out everything there is to know about what can be found inside Warwick Castle in our handy guide.

Weddings at Warwick Castle

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Warwick Castle weddings are magical beyond belief, with so many gorgeous indoor spaces to choose from. Imagine hosting your civil ceremony surrounded by loved ones in the magnificent State Dining Room, followed by a delightful banquet at the Great Hall in the heart of the castle.

You'll find plenty of photo opportunities in the charming Peacock Gardens, where you can hang around with some feathered friends. Opt for a summer extravaganza with a glass of bubbly in the stunning gardens, or enjoy a Warwick Castle Christmas wedding with plenty of festive trimmings to fit your theme.

Many of the venue's enhancements will elevate your event, like a welcome for your guests from a knight on horseback and background music from a talented string quartet. However you choose to celebrate, Warwick Castle weddings are always unforgettable. 

How Much is a Wedding at Warwick Castle? 

A group of groomsmen and the groom walking through the walkway at Warwick Castle

The talented wedding team at Warwick Castle will work with you to create a bespoke wedding package to suit your unique vision. Wedding venue costs at Warwick Castle start from £7,200 and are subject to change, depending on the time of week and season. Considering the average cost of a wedding venue is currently £8,400, this is pretty good!

Included in your hire will be exciting amenities such as the use of the central courtyard for a sophisticated drinks reception and the gardens for stunning wedding photos, the use of the bar throughout the evening, and assistance from the dedicated weddings team.

You have many excellent choices for the style of your wedding food, from traditional options to a medieval banquet, with menus starting from just £50 per person. There are also many add-ons as the icing on the cake of your special day, ranging from wedding music to decorative enhancements. 

Warwick Castle Wedding Reviews 

Newlyweds kiss in stunning gardens

With a five-star rating on their Hitched listing, newlyweds have plenty to say about the unforgettable weddings at Warwick Castle. 

One couple were thankful for the fantastic staff who helped make their dream wedding come true, saying, "Warwick Castle is not only an amazing place, but it also has amazing people working to make your day as special as you want it to be. They couldn't be more attentive and friendly. If you're thinking of having a wedding at Warwick Castle, we can't recommend it enough. It's a day you'll never forget."

Another happy customer recounted a spectacular wedding day, explaining, "What a magical wedding! We had the best day and our guests are still talking about it now. It felt exclusive and surreal, it went so fast yet so smoothly. Seeing the room come to life was amazing, they did everything for us and we felt like King and Queen for the day."

Couples urge others to book this wedding venue and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, just like they did, with one writing, "Don't hesitate, do it now! My family keep coming back to tell me how much they loved it."

Inside Warwick Castle Rooms & Accommodation 

Beautiful bedroom with four poster bed, high vaulted ceilings, and luxurious decor

At Warwick Castle, there are numerous rooms where you and your guests can rest your heads after a long night of dining and dancing. Hidden within Warwick Castle's tallest tower are its luxurious Tower Suites.

Your spacious suite will be perfect for preparations with your party, and you can also retire to this luxury space as newlyweds when the festivities wind down. Lavishly decorated, the room features original high vaulted ceilings, a stunning four-poster bed, and beautiful venue decor

Friends and family can retire to the Knight's Village and relax in one of the comfortable lodges. Alternatively, seasonal glamping tents available for more of a festival wedding feel. The Woodland Lodges sleep up to five, and the Knight's Lodges can accommodate up to seven guests. These accommodations can be easily booked online and are super convenient for out-of-town guests.

Inside Warwick Castle tells stories of countless eras, and each room features decor, artefacts, and portraits to admire. Hosting a wedding in this extraordinary time capsule will surely add a feeling of refinement and elegance that'll impress your guests. 

There are also many local hotels within close proximity of the castle, such as the Warwick Arms Hotel and many more.

Where is Warwick Castle?

A bride and groom standing facing opposite ways staring at each other with the turrets of Warwick Castle in the background

Warwick Castle is nestled on the banks of the River Avon in the heart of idyllic Warwickshire, England. Known for this iconic fortress and being William Shakespeare's birthplace, this region is a picturesque backdrop for your milestone event.

Situated in the West Midlands, Warwick is a delightful market town with lots for guests to see and do. Visit The Market Hall, browse the antique shops, and stroll around town, taking in all that this tourist attraction has to offer.

Of course, even if you don't leave the castle grounds, there are still plenty of activities available at the venue, including live-action performances, birds of prey shows, exploring the castle dungeon, and much more. For those visiting or staying over, Warwick Castle's parking is situated on an incline to the main entrance, but there is a drop-off area available for guests with specific needs.

There is no parking on the castle grounds as it's important for the owners to maintain the property as it was originally designed and protect it as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. On a similar note, dogs and other pets, aside from assistance dogs, are not allowed on-site at the castle or gardens.

When Was Warwick Castle Built & Who Owns It?

The inside of one of Warwick Castle's regal ceremony rooms set up for an elegant wedding

Originally built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, Warwick Castle was initially a wooden fort used as a stronghold until the early 17th century. The original Mound still stands today, where William strategically placed it to aid him in solidifying control over England. The Mound is now a viewpoint for guests to enjoy panoramic views of the stunning grounds and picturesque surroundings.

The castle was rebuilt in stone during the 12th century and, according to Visit Warwick, has been inhabited continuously since the Middle Ages, having been home to the Earls of Warwick until recently. Warwick Castle has also been the site of countless exclusive Victorian social events. This impressive medieval fortress has a rich history attached and has become a popular tourist attraction. 

So, who owns Warwick Castle now? After many generations of the Earls inhabiting the castle, it was purchased by The Tussauds Group in 1978. It was then sold to property investor Nick Leslau under a sale and leaseback agreement.

If you'd like to find out more about how you can throw the wedding of a lifetime here, take a closer look at Warwick Castle's listing or, for a similar vibe, check out our roundup of the most incredible historic wedding venues in the UK.