Farnham Castle continues its 900-year legacy of hosting superior weddings and events, having recently been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2020 UK Wedding Awards for Best Castle Venue in the UK, curated by Hitched.co.uk and You & Your Wedding Magazine.
Perfectly positioned at the crown of Castle Street in Farnham, Surrey, this romantic and elegant wedding venue features incredible photographic opportunities, with views overlooking the historic market town and nestled amongst five acres of iconic grounds. Aside from a specialist wedding planning team, you will also find a passionate team of world-class chefs from Michelin starred restaurant backgrounds who will create outstanding modern British cuisine for your wedding celebration at Farnham Castle.
Farnham Castle was founded in 1138 by Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester and brother of King Stephen. In medieval times the diocese of Winchester was the richest in England, and Farnham was a favourite residence of the bishops. Farnham Castle was rebuilt in the late 12th and early 13th centuries with the impressive motte and 'shell keep' reveals the buried remains of an earlier tower.
For your civil wedding ceremony at Farnham Castle, the Lantern Hall dates to Norman times. A simple yet serene setting with impressive stone arches, natural wood floor and beautiful lancet windows that allow the natural light to filter through, creating a truly romantic setting for exchanging your vows. Wedding ceremonies can also be held in The Winchester Suite, The Library, The Great Hall, and from spring 2021, Farnham Castle will be able to offer outdoor weddings, where couples can marry under the arch of The Fox's Tower.
Due to our historic ties to the Bishop's of Winchester, Farnham Castle is home to two Church of England chapels of which a wedding service or blessing may be held. The Norman Chapel offers traditional and simple features with a wooden floor and grand stone arch, whilst The Bishops Chapel is perfect for an intimate ceremony with stunning stone walls and architectural design reflecting the incredible history of the Castle.
Wedding receptions for up to 200 guests take place in The Great Hall, which features a grand fireplace and magnificent gilt framed portraits - it is a extraordinary setting for your seated dining and later evening celebrations where up to an additional 100 guests may be invited. The wooden floor, beautiful, age-old stained-glass windows and soft neutral colour scheme make The Great Hall a spectacular space to truly impress your wedding guests.
As Farnham Castle has 34 bedrooms on-site, including a dreamy honeymoon suite, your guests won't have to go far once your celebrations have come to an end. Meet for a farewell breakfast in The Library the following morning before commencing life as a newlywed couple with memories to last a lifetime.
We look forward to helping you plan your romantic wedding at Farnham Castle.
Reviews for Farnham Castle
Recommended by 100% of couples
Michael and Francesca · Married on 07/03/2020
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.Sent on 26/06/2020
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 and Steve · Married on 22/02/2020
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!Sent on 15/06/2020
Claire & James · Married on 21/12/2019
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.Sent on 15/04/2020
Hire of the Lantern Hall for your Civil Ceremony
Room hire for your day and evening reception
Complimentary use of the Gatehouse for the bridal party to prepare on the morning of your wedding
Reception drink – two glasses
A selection of canapés
Three course wedding breakfast
Coffee and petit fours
Half a bottle of house wine per adult
Glass of bubbly for the toast
Menu tasting for the wedding couple at one of our exclusive tasting events
Luxury Honeymoon Suite for the wedding couple
Dedicated wedding specialist to help through your planning
Cake stand and knife
Package available* on all new mid-week (Mon – Thurs) bookings subject to availability.
*Terms and conditions apply
Minimum X50 guests
6 Preferred Vendors