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Farnham Castle

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Menus from £125
50 to 180 Guests

Farnham Castle is an historic wedding venue situated just an hour from London, on the border of Surrey and Hampshire. The original castle was founded by the Bishop of Winchester and dates back to the twelfth century. Today, the magnificent building is nestled amidst beautiful grounds, gardens and scenic woodlands. Celebrate your ceremony and wedding reception at our elegant wedding venue, offering stunning rooms to entertain, fine dining, a specialist in-house planning team and a suitably sophisticated backdrop, perfect for un-rivalled photo opportunities.

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Rooms at Farnham Castle

There are several stunning locations for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies at Farnham Castle. You can exchange vows in one of two historic chapels, The Norman Chapel or The Bishop’s Chapel, each defined by antiquated features such as stone arches and wooden accents. Civil ceremonies are held in Lantern Hall, a similarly picturesque room that conjures a sense of traditional tranquility. Evening receptions are held in the magnificent Great Hall, where you can celebrate with loved ones and enjoy an evening of formal dining and entertainment. This remarkable room is characterised by stunning stained glass windows, a grand fireplace, and gilt-framed portraits. From intimate gatherings and smaller weddings to large celebrations for 180 day and 300 evening guests, our experienced team are on hand to curate your dream day.

Specialist Wedding Team

Our in-house Wedding Specialists team delight in collaborating with wedding planning couples to bring their vision to life. Liaise with our experienced team who will do their utmost to oversee every fine detail. This 900-year old estate has a long history of grand soirées and memorable occasions, and the team strive to oversee every detail. The team of specialist on-site chefs will design menus that reflect your wishes, creating fresh and flavourful menus from locally sourced produce that complement your theme and tastes. Our Wedding Specialists would love to arrange an appointment to show you around Farnham Castle and chat with you further about your dream wedding in our historic venue.

Food & Drink

Farnham Castle's Head Chef has been creating incredible menus for wedding couples and their guests for over 17 years. Simon and his team are extremely passionate about the food they create, and we will invite you to a Tasting Event ahead of your wedding so that you can sample several of our dishes and paired wines! Contact us to recieve our Menu, containing detials of what is included within our Beaufort, Montague and Winchester Menus.

Wedding Accommodation

There are 34 en-suite guest bedrooms at Farnham Castle, so your family and friends can relax and celebrate right until the very end of the night. Our complimentary Honeymoon Suite is a spacious bedroom complete with a seating area, a refurbished fireplace, and elegant interiors that combine both classic and contemporary comforts. Meet your guests in the Library the following morning to reminisce about the night before over a delicious breakfast before departing the Castle.

Grounds & Gardens

Welcome your guests to a stunning wedding drinks reception on the Great Lawn after your memorable confetti shot down our iconic Fox's Steps. The grounds and gardens at Farnham Castle offer the most incredible views over the market town of Farnham, along with having the Castle as a dream backdrop for your incredible wedding photography.

Please contact our team to book an appointment to visit Farnham Castle in Surrey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
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

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Michael Married on 07/03/2020
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    A Wonderful Wedding Weekend

    We would like to sincerely thank you and the entire staff for the wonderful wedding weekend we held at Farnham Castle on 7th March, 2020.
    The entire event was extremely well organised, the food was wonderful and of course the Castle provided a rich and historical setting for the celebrations.
    We are still looking back with excitement and fond memories at the many photos and videos share from the day, and our international guests talk about the fantastic time enjoyed by friends and family. Thank you once again.
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    Kirsty Married on 22/02/2020
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    The BEST food!

    Thank you all so much for our amazing wedding back in February. Heather - you were so calm on the day and kept us to time. Steve - you ensured that it ran smoothly and we didn’t need to worry about anything. Chefs - ‘the BEST food at a wedding’ are many compliments we have received and we loved it. Thank you!
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    Claire Married on 21/12/2019
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    A magical day at Farnham Castle

    Words simply cannot describe how much we appreciate everything you did to make our wedding day so special on the 21st December. It was just magical and thank you all so much for embracing our Christmas theme so whole-heartedly. The fact that you took care of everything so effortlessly on the day meant that we could really and truly relax and enjoy every moment. The Castle looked beautiful, the food was spectacular and the guest all commented on how brilliantly run everything was – thank you! And the ’13 days of Christmas’ – what can we say – so brilliant and all credit to you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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    Ellie Married on 24/10/2019
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    The Best Day of our Lives

    We can’t speak highly enough of Farnham Castle Weddings. The process and communication was fantastic from day 1 of our planning and the service felt personal. The team replied quickly to our emails and would have the answer to every question under the sun! On our wedding day, we had so many compliments about how the day ran so smoothly. The transitions were seamless and we did not have any worries at all, thanks to the fantastic team. Everything was perfect, the food was outstanding and they ensured we had the best day of our lives.
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    Kiri Married on 18/10/2019
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    Everything was so organised

    I am still coming down from the high of the day. I cannot put into words how extremely happy we were with the organisation leading up to and on the day of the event, the attention to detail, and how tentative absolutely every staff member were to us and our guests. In addition the little extra touches like, being handed a champagne after our first dance and having all of our gifts and a bottle of champagne waiting for us in the room! Everyone has got in contact with us, saying how amazing the evening was and how well everything was organised and flowed, honestly cannot thank you and the team enough.
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    Jen Married on 24/08/2019
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    Our Wedding - 24.8.2019

    Big thanks to Heather, Dan and Allie for all the hard work they put into making sure our Wedding Day was as amazing as we hoped it would be. They all helped where we needed it without being imposing. The day went seamlessly and at no point we felt stressed. The staff were very accommodating and attentive, the food was amazing, the venue was perfect and exactly how we wanted it to be. At no point we felt like we couldn't go anywhere and everyone made us feel like it was our place which was great. All of our guests have constantly told us how amazing the day, venue, weather, food and drinks were. It's definitely a day we won't forget.
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    Mr Married on 28/06/2019
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    We cannot believe how lovely a day it was; everything seemed to go seamlessly, and the staff were fantastic. We cannot thank Heather and Dan enough for looking after us during the day, and the evening operations manager was so fun and let us continue partying until the early hours in the bar. We felt completely at ease and loved every minute of it. All of our American guests loved the castle, and the private tour that Farnham was able to arrange, which we were so grateful for. Over the past few weeks so many of our guests have told us how much of a good time they had and how fantastic the venue was - it is a testament to how well the venue is run.

    The accomodation part of the castle is just as well run - Louise was so welcoming and patient with everyone, and very accommodating with those who had luggage and pushchairs that they wanted to keep in the office. We also thought that the hotel staff and wedding organizing staff worked so well together. There seemed to be no separation between the two. The rooms in the Castle are very comfortable and the Bridal suite is such a lovely room.

    We would like to emphasize is how special we felt during the entire process. We know that the castle has weddings almost every day, and despite this, we felt like all that mattered was us, the entire time. Even the next day when the next wedding was being set up, all of the staff were around and available to chat about the fun of the day before. We didn't feel like it was a "one in, one out" operation, even if realistically it is - and we think that is something so special.
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    Peter Married on 06/06/2019
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    Wonderful wedding venue

    The Castle is an idyllic wedding venue and the Team , especially Heather and Dan, helped make the day such a very special occasion for us and our friends and family.

    We cannot thank them enough and would recommend the Castle for anyone wanting a fabulous day to remember.
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    Mr Married on 23/05/2019
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    Best Day Ever!

    Thank you so much to the lovely team at Farnham Castle for making our wedding the most magical day. In the lead up Heather made the whole process easy and relaxed. On the day itself Dan was incredible, making everything look seemless. We truly couldn't have asked for anymore, you were incredible. Thank you so much x
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    Eileen Married on 19/02/2019
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    Perfect Wedding Day

    From the moment we stepped into the Bishops Palace at Farnham Castle we knew that this was the perfect venue for us!
    Everyone was so welcoming, friendly and eager to help. Being of the older generation we thought perhaps we would not be their usual wedding clients, but they immediately made us feel very comfortable.
    For both of us it was a second wedding, having lost our original spouses to illness some years before. However we felt the venue offered the same enchanting surroundings that appealed to young couples for their wedding celebrations that also suited us.
    Heather, Dan, Louise and the rest of the team were fantastic; always professional, efficient and friendly.
    Heather ensured that we knew what would be happening every minute of our day and it was accomplished seamlessly.
    The fairy tell day started well in the Gatehouse whilst getting changed when our photographer stated that “she wished she could stay there with us as we were already having such a good time!”
    Our Civil Ceremony in the Lantern Hall among our family and close friends was delightful and meaningful. Table service in The Great Hall was impeccable and all the food was delicious and got top marks from everyone.
    The many rooms taken by our guests staying overnight were very comfortable and everyone said what a good time they had. We cannot praise everyone on the staff enough they really made our day to remember in such wonderful surroundings.
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    Cat Married on 10/11/2018
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    Completely and Utterly the Best Day Ever!

    We just wanted to say how much fun we had, and completely and utterly the best day ever yesterday. Everyone has been commenting on how nice the venue was and how lovely the staff were. Totally brilliant - and you really made the whole thing very easy for us from start to finish in terms of all preparation and planning. So much so that the day itself was an absolute breeze! I am sure there was much hard work going on behind the scenes, but from front of house it looked effortless.

    The rain didn’t put a damper on it, and I am hoping for some good rain shots as people cowered under bouquets and other useless rain-shielding implements! When Tom releases the photos we will send you a couple of the best ones.

    Thanks once again for making our best day happen!

    Cat & Rob
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    Mr Married on 05/10/2018
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    An Absolutely Fantastic Day!

    We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team at Farnham Castle. We had an absolutely fantastic day! Our guests have been commenting all morning about it being the best wedding they’ve been too.

    A big thank you to Dan as well! He kept everything running like clockwork.

    Thank you. We’ll definitely be coming along to one of the Farnham Castle events sometime soon to relive the magic.
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    Kelly Married on 21/09/2018
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    Run to Perfection!

    Myself and Harry just wanted to send over a huge thank you to you all for making our day go so perfectly on Friday 21st September.

    Everything seemed completely seamless and just run to perfection. A special thank you to Heather, Dan, Mike, Neil, and Louise for all their help running up to and on the big day, nothing was too much trouble and that is truly appreciated.

    All our guests have been raving about what a beautiful venue it is (quite rightly so ??) and how organised everything was. There has also been many many compliments on the food, the phrase “to die for” has been used quite a lot! So a big thank you to the chefs for creating such an amazing feast.

    It was such an amazing day that we wish we could do it all over again! You have certainly given us some beautiful memories.

    All of our thanks, Kelly and Harry Turner
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    Mr Married on 07/09/2018
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    Absolutely Perfect

    Now we’re back from our dream honeymoon, we wanted to say a big thank you for hosting the best day of our lives!

    The day went absolutely perfectly and we’ve had so many people say how smoothly and well organised the event was so thank you for making it all possible.

    I attach a couple of photos which we’re happy for you to use for marketing purposes should you wish to.

    Many thanks again

    Mr & Mrs Mills
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    Francesca Married on 03/09/2018
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    Thank you for making our wedding so magical

    We both wanted to say the most massive thank you to everyone for making our wedding quite so magical (and taking all our stresses away!). We had the best day imaginable and know all of our guests did too. They all thought the venue and all staff were truly amazing and raved about the food! A very special thanks to Giulia and Dan and to everyone else who was working on the day (and the next day trying to get all of our stuff together - who knew we had so much!). Thank you very much again! Francesca and Matt

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We are delighted to introduce ‘Winchester Weddings’, an offer designed for couples wishing to celebrate an extravagant wedding at Farnham Castle with a guest list of 30, across select dates in our diary, within the next 6 months. Please get in touch with our team to find out more about what our Winchester Weddings offer includes.

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If you are interested in getting married in 2022, Farnham Castle have a handful of wedding dates still available; whether you're looking to celebrate a spring, summer, autumn or gorgeous winter wedding.

Our team of Wedding Specialists can help you plan a wedding with a very short lead time, so please do contact us directly to discuss the remaining mid-week and weekend wedding dates that we still have available for your 2022 wedding.

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