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Last update: November 2023

Located in Ledbury, Heredfordshire, Eastnor Castle is a breathtaking wedding venue that can add a classically romantic aesthetic to any couple's celebration. Nestled in the Malvern Hills, this 5,000-acre parkland estate will give you plenty of space for you to build your dream day. With multiple ceremony and reception settings, luxurious bedrooms and experienced staff onsite, this venue will make for a high-quality base to your fairytale wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

First constructed in the early 19th century, Eastnor Castle has been revived and carefully maintained over the years to become the romantic wedding setting that it is today. The expansive grounds can host events of various sizes, from intimate gatherings to large, lavish receptions. You're welcome to exchange your vows in the richly decorated, 19th-century Gothic Drawing Room. The room's opulent paintings, chandelier, and large windows will make for a stunning setting for you and 80 guests. If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, the lush lower terrace can comfortably seat up to 150 guests on the manicured lawns. After your ceremony concludes, your guests can then enjoy cocktails and canapes on the terrace before making your way to the Dining Room or Great Hall for your wedding breakfast. Also present are dance-ready event rooms, from the Drawing Room to the Octagon Room, to enjoy your evening reception to the fullest. In addition, the castle features 12 bedrooms for you and your loved ones to enjoy a relaxing overnight stay.

Services Offered

You will have exclusive use of Eastnor Castle during your big day, giving you both complete privacy and the freedom to enjoy the grounds to the fullest. The team's wedding planner will be present in the months leading to your big day, assisting you with each detail and helping your vision come to life. In addition, their exclusive catering team will work closely with you to make sure that each dish they provide adds a delectable touch to your big day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Church
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
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Reviews for Eastnor Castle

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Bride Sent on 20/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

Please accept our apology for a long overdue thank you. We would like to thank you, Ben, Sue and the rest of the Eastnor team for making our day outstanding. We still have people telling us that ours was genuinely the best wedding they have ever attended. We think so too.
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Bride Sent on 24/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

It was a pleasure to work with you

I have had such amazing feedback about the venue, the staff and the food. Can you thank Clive for me and his staff... the best wedding food I have ever tasted ! It was a pleasure to work with you and I especially appreciate you showing my family and brother around the castle. He was relaxed on the day .
Also my friend with MS said she felt like she was treated like royalty and had a fantastic time . Thanks again. It was a magical day.
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Bride Sent on 24/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

It was a pleasure to work with you

I have had such amazing feedback about the venue, the staff and the food. Can you thank Clive for me and his staff... the best wedding food I have ever tasted ! It was a pleasure to work with you and I especially appreciate you showing my family and brother around the castle. He was relaxed on the day .
Also my friend with MS said she felt like she was treated like royalty and had a fantastic time . Thanks again. It was a magical day.
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Brides Sent on 07/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We were delighted with the whole event

We had the great pleasure to participate in my goddaughter's wedding yesterday at Eastnor Castle. We were delighted by the whole event from start to finish. Everything ran smoothly, the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was excellent (really excellent – special thanks to the chef and everyone in the kitchen) and it is hard to think of anything that could have improved the day. Of course, the location was superb!
We brought our dog with us and were able to enjoy a walk with him in the grounds (in between bouts of captivity in his cage). Thanks to the suggestion by someone who obviously knows the area well, we walked around the lake and were able to appreciate perhaps the best view of the castle from across the lake.
We would like to thank all of you for helping to make my goddaughter’s wedding memorable for all the right reasons. We would be grateful if you could pass our thanks on to those involved.
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Bride Sent on 07/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

One of the most special and memorable days

We would like to just share a few words of appreciation to those of you who helped make our wedding one of the most special and memorable days of not only our lives, but also of our family and friends.
Firstly, we would like to thank James and the family for allowing us to use the castle so close to Christmas. We really appreciated the opportunity to have held our celebrations at Eastnor, as we know what a hectic time of year it can be, let alone giving up part of the family home during the festive period.
We must then thank all the staff who worked on the day and paid so much care and attention to all aspects of the wedding. Our friends and family have commented on how nothing was too much trouble and that the staff were all so friendly and made the experience very enjoyable. A special thanks goes to Ben, Steve and Suzy for constantly keeping us updated and checking all was well throughout the day.
Finally, the biggest thank you must go to Jodie, from our first meeting up to the day, you have been very supportive, and no question has been too big or too small for you to help with. We really appreciated that you were there on the day, it was so very kind of you to give up your time and effort to help support and guide us through.
We cannot thank all the team enough for the wonderful experience we had, our friends and families are still talking about how much they enjoyed the service and splendour of Eastnor Castle. As our honeymoon approaches we will be taking time to reflect on the day and all the happy memories that we will treasure for years to come.
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Bride Sent on 07/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We had the best time

Thank you so much for supporting us in putting together our special day. We had the best time and you took such good care of our guests that they keep raving about the day wen we see them! We really do appreciate all of your support in putting everything together and being so accommodating.
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Bride Sent on 08/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The Food was Amazing

Thank you so much for helping to organise and ensuring that our wedding day was the most perfect day ever. Your staff are fantastic and we can't thank them or you enough. Also a huge thank you to Clive and his team, the food was amazing. It was the best day of our lives.
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Serenna Sent on 03/06/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Great venue - amazing day!

We had a wonderful wedding and the venue was great. Our only disappointment is that they failed to iron the table cloth used for the wedding breakfast despite promising us that they will do so. The staff do appeared distant, albeit professional and well organised. The day went really well for us and we had an amazing day - so thank you to everyone at Eastnor.
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Chris Sent on 13/11/2014
5 out of 5 rating

The whole thing ran like clock work

We both wanted to say a big thank you to you and Ben, and the rest of the team for all your wonderful help and support on our big day. Ben was an absolute star all day, he really was great. Please pass along our thanks. The whole thing ran like absolute clock work and allowed us just to enjoy the day. I can't believe how very fast the day went, it seemed to be over in a flash. We have already decided we want a ten year anniversary with you.
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Amy Sent on 13/11/2014
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives

Jason and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you, thank you for making our day the best day of our lives. We absolutely loved every minute of it. Thank you for taking such good care of us. The food was amazing, we had so many comments that it was the best beef they had ever tasted! Thank you to Ben, for ensuring that no one else came along the road when my dad and I were going to the church, for taking us out in the land drover (that was really fun) and for staying later than he should, we really appreciated it.
Most importantly thank you to you for everything, for making the build up so exciting every time we came up to the castle and the email chats of making mum and I calm :-P and thank you for coming up on the day it was so so lovely to see you, it really was :-))
I can't believe it’s all over! I have tried to write down the day so as not to forget everything, we just really and truly wanted to say how grateful we are.
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Dave Sent on 09/10/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Something Really Special!

Big, big thank you to you and all your team for making Fran & Ben’s Wedding Day something really special. The feedback from everyone has been incredible! Worked at numerous venues in my time and this one far outweighs any of the others!
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Father Sent on 11/09/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant, brilliant. brilliant.

My note today is to let you know that we could not have booked a better place or a better team.

The castle speaks for itself and you may remember that I had reservations about the darkness of the colours in some of the rooms. You were exactly right when you said that with curtains open the rooms came to life. Indeed they did and our guests were astounded at the level of accommodation they were given.

The decision to lock down the castle for the first hour was proved correct as people walked through the turrets and out onto the rear terrace for drinks etc. Their reactions were of awe and excitement as they came out onto the terrace.

The decision to dine in the larger room was also correct as this gave everyone room to walk about or move their chairs without hindrance and gave the impression of absolute opulence. Everyone I spoke with gave compliment after compliment about the great room in particular and the castle in general.

Hannah simply looked stunning in her silk and lace gown and, of course, I was reduced to a blubbing mess when I went to collect her from her room.

The whole day was everything we had hoped and everything and more that we had planned. The best man said “Mike, simply the best.” And I agree with him.

The castle is wonderful and the staff were friendly and showed the height of professionalism. There is a great deal to complain about day to day life these days but I can only and will only sing the praises of the whole that you offer and the way you all put that together.

Brilliant; brilliant; brilliant.
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Kate Sent on 18/08/2014
5 out of 5 rating

A magical day!

This wedding venue is perfect. Eastnor is beautiful inside with a grand look but has a relaxed and homely atmosphere. We loved that it was exclusively ours for the day and that our families could stay there overnight. If you get married here you won't have to worry about a thing. The food was outstanding and many guests have said that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. You definitely won't regret it if you book Eastnor Castle for your wedding. A big thanks to Nicky and Ben for making our day run so smoothly.
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John Sent on 01/08/2014
5 out of 5 rating

A team to be reckoned with!

We cannot thank you enough for all of the fantastic support and work. Yourself and Ben are a team to be reckoned with! If we can ever help with any future references or validations for other clients/marketing, please don't hesitate to ask us. We will happily sing your praises.
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Father Sent on 01/08/2014
5 out of 5 rating

The organisation was tremendous!

Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful day on Saturday – including the weather!
The organisation was tremendous and Ben and the staff were truly outstanding – entirely professional, attentive, discreet and effective. The meal was brilliant. It was really an excellent day.
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Eastnor Castle, Castle Office, Eastnor HR8 1RL Ledbury (Herefordshire)
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