Eastnor Castle

(51 reviews) 51 5
Ledbury Herefordshire HR8 1RL
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About Eastnor Castle

Herefordshire, HR8 1RL

Eastnor is a dramatic, fairytale castle wedding venue situated on a 5000-acre estate in the Malvern Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castle is surrounded by a lake, deer park and arboretum, with magnificent views of the rolling Herefordshire countryside. We pride ourselves on the highest standards of comfort, impeccable service and personal attention to detail. You and your guests will enjoy a warm and relaxed atmosphere in this truly exceptional family home. 

You’ll find tranquility, splendour and complete exclusivity at Eastnor Castle, and whatever you are planning, we will enjoy the challenge of exceeding your expectations. Our experienced and friendly staff will ensure that everything runs smoothly. We will help co-ordinate your plans, recommend excellent suppliers and suggest innovative touches that will enhance your day. 


Eastnor is an exclusive use venue which gives you use of four impressive rooms for your wedding:


The Gothic Drawing Room

The richly decorated room, designed by Augustus Pugin, is a perfect, romantic setting for your ceremony. The room is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 90 people. 


The Great Hall

With its 60-foot-high ceiling, and roaring log fires in winter months, this is an imposing yet intimate space for the reception. This room is licensed for wedding ceremonies for up to 150 people and can also be used as for dining for larger weddings of up to 150 guests.


The Octagon Room

This room overlooks the castle terraces and lake and is the perfect place to serve drinks and canapes in the summer months, usually accompanied by a string quartet or small jazz band. If you are also planning an evening party, we can arrange for a dance floor to be laid in this room where there is also plenty of space for a DJ or band to perform. 


The State Dining Room

This imposing and yet intimate richly decorated room has no obstructions, allowing the bride and groom to take their seats at the top table and be seen by each of their guests. The room will seat up to 80 guests at round tables for a formal sit-down or buffet-style meal. 

When you’re ready to kick off your dancing shoes at the end of the night, you won’t have far to go. There are twelve beautiful guest bedrooms in the castle that are available for the bride and groom and their family and close friends. Each of the luxurious bedrooms is individual in style and character, and all have stunning views. There is also a 3 bed apartment at the end of the driveway near the old stable which can be hired for extra accommodation.

To truly get a feel for this fabulous venue, book a viewing and let us tell you how we can create the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of. 

• We have a licence to hold civil wedding ceremonies in the Gothic Drawing Room or you can choose to marry in the beautiful village church. • Reception drinks can be served on the terraces overlooking the lake and stunning countryside surroundings, whilst a string quartet or small jazz band plays. • We are proud of the exceptionally high standard and wide variety of menus designed to cater for a wide range of tastes. • The State Dining Room will seat up to 80 guests or for a larger party, the Great Hall can seat up to 150 guests. • Evening dancing takes place in the Octagon Saloon, or guests can relax on sofas in the Great Hall in front of a roaring fire. • We have twelve beautiful, luxurious and individual guest bedrooms available for the bride, groom and their family and close friends to stay the night.

Facilities at Eastnor Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Eastnor Castle Reviews (51)

It was a pleasure to work with you
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By Bride & Groom, on 24 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Sep 2019

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.

It was a pleasure to work with you
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By Bride & Groom, on 24 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Sep 2019

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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By Bride & Groom, on 20 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 15 Dec 2018

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.

We were delighted with the whole event
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By Brides Godmother, on 07 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Feb 2018

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.

We had the best time
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By Bride & Groom, on 07 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Feb 2018

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.

One of the most special and memorable days
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By Bride & Groom, on 07 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Dec 2017

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.

The Food was Amazing
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By Bride & Groom, on 08 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Dec 2017

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.

Great venue - amazing day!
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By Serenna, on 03 Jun 2015

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.

The whole thing ran like clock work
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By Chris & Stella, on 13 Nov 2014

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.

The best day of our lives
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By Amy & Jason, October 2014, on 13 Nov 2014

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.

Something Really Special!
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By Dave Stone, Sep 2014, on 09 Oct 2014

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!

Brilliant, brilliant. brilliant.
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By Father of the Bride, August 2014, on 11 Sep 2014

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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