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Farnham Castle is a historic wedding venue situated in Farnham, Surrey, approximately one hour from London. 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.

Facilities and Capacity

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 tranquillity. 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 250+ day and 300+ evening guests, our experienced team are on hand to curate your dream day. Addtional facilities include a variety of accommodations as well as in-house catering, and a variety of exquisite Dining Menus to cater for every dietary requirement.

Services Offered

The experienced wedding team at Farnham Castle delight in collaborating with wedding planning couples to bring their vision to life. By liaising with this passionate team and they 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. These 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.

Intimate Weddings

Please speak to Farnham Castle's Team of Wedding Specialist, about intimate weddings of between 50 and 70 guests.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Asian wedding
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

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:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Elephant baraat permitted
Horse baraat permitted
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4.9 out of 5 rating
34 reviews
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98% Recommended by couples
34 reviews
Mel H. Sent on 27/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Day

We got married at Farnham Castle on 27th May and they made our day so special. The venue is absolutely stunning & we were so lucky to have fab weather. Our wedding planner, Jodie, was amazing! She replied to all of my emails/requests so quickly and made everything as simple & easy as possible. On the day, all of the staff were great. So tentative and professional. Jodie handled everything and made my entire vision come to life. The day ran SO smoothly and I think that was purely down to the team knowing exactly what they were doing. We had so many compliments about the food, some guests saying it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding.
The gatehouse is such a perfect place to get ready in & the groom also made use of their new room for him & his groomsmen to get ready. The bridal suite is stunning & it was so nice to have guests stay over and have breakfast together the next morning.
It was by far the best day of our lives and we would like to thank everyone at Farnham Castle for making it so special!
Chloe Sent on 25/01/2023
1 out of 5 rating

Couples beware

Rude management, overcharged us on two occasions. Didn’t have the things we requested. Never replied to emails. Geraldine so rude to us doesn’t care about your wedding you are just a number. Would not recommend.
Michael Sent on 26/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Kirsty Sent on 15/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Claire Sent on 15/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Ellie Sent on 09/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Kiri Sent on 15/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Jen Sent on 13/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Anonymous Sent on 24/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating
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.
Peter Sent on 18/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Anonymous Sent on 11/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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
Eileen Sent on 11/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Cat Sent on 13/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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
Anonymous Sent on 11/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Kelly Sent on 11/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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28 Feb
Open Door

Farnham Castle are so excited to announce their next Wedding Open Evening! Please drop in any time between 6 pm and 9 pm, for drinks and canapés, and for your chance to view their beautiful venue and grounds, and to meet their Wedding Specialists.

Contact Farnham Castle's Team, direct, to let them know you’ll be attending.

Date: From 28/02/2024 to 28/02/2024 Schedule 18:00 - 21:00
Place: GU9 0AG, Farnham, Surrey

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