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Last update: May 2024

Hampton Court Castle is a beautiful 15th-century castle wedding venue located in Hereford, Herefordshire. Set within 500 acres of Herefordshire countryside, this property boasts many picturesque vistas, perfect for wedding day photography. This is an exclusive-use venue with exquisite reception rooms, renowned gardens, and 25 unique bedrooms.

Facilities and Capacity

Within the castle, they can host civil ceremonies and celebrations to suit any wedding style, whether you are looking for something more traditional, informal, or extravagant. As well as the reception rooms, there are also numerous unique features, including the spectacular Cantilevered Stairway, Central Stone Staircase with decorative ceiling, captivating cloisters, and hidden doorways. Hampton Court Castle is pleased to be able to offer both indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony. The Chapel is perfect for a traditional style ceremony or blessing, with huge stained glass windows, pews, and an ornate painted ceiling. The central Courtyard offers a magnificent setting, with ornamental trees and views down to the Gatehouse, surrounded by original crenellation. For your reception, the castle is a fantastic entertaining space with great versatility. Welcome your guests to the Library, with glorious views and steps down to the South Lawns. Here they can enjoy drinks and canapes. The Grand Ballroom is a spectacular location for the wedding breakfast. With tall ceilings, lavish chandeliers, and grand mirrors, it offers the perfect backdrop for your first meal as a married couple.

Services Offered

Hampton Court Castle has carefully created their menus to include a wide variety of exciting dishes, beautifully presented, using only the highest quality ingredients, which are locally sourced wherever possible. There is also a ceremonial sword to cut your wedding cake. The castle grounds boast a wide array of gardens offering endless possibilities for exquisite photographs. These include stunning water features, island Pavilions, a waterfall, and a 200-year-old Wisteria Arch. The gothic tower at the centre of the maze offers panoramic views of the estate. There are 25 spacious guest bedrooms, for family and friends to stay in, with breakfast in the impressive formal Dining Room the following morning. Here you can really enjoy the intimacy of your exclusive castle getaway.
With the castle available for weddings all year round, there is something for every season, whether it be the first green shoots of spring, the glory of summer blooms, soft tones of autumn leaves, or a magical winter wedding with roaring open fires.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

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

Venue leisure facilities:

Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Hampton Court Castle

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14 reviews
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Sarah Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Castle Venue

Dream wedding, dream venue, dream day!
From start to finish, checking in the day before, food throughout to the gardens when checking out, our guests and bridal team found the entire experience fabulous.
The catering team and the event organisers, couldn't do enough to help!
Not only are we still smiling weeks on, but also all of our guests can't stop talking about how perfect the day was and they felt like they were part of a grand film set.
Alisha
Alisha Sent on 13/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Josh and Alisha Birkett

WOW.

What an extraordinary venue and an exceptional team, well worth it.

Could not have had a better wedding weekend back in October, we will never forget it.
Special thanks to Rob, Lydia and not forgetting Issy who carried my flowers and veil around the entire grounds for our photos! You guys were the best.

Nothing was too big of an ask, every need was met without question!

We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding seamless, magical and simply breathtaking.

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Anders Sent on 24/09/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing day

The whole weekend was absolutely amazing. Staff were so helpful at every step and it was a weekend we will never forget. All our guests were blown away by the venue and all had a great time. The venue is absolutely stunning and we were so grateful the whole day went so smoothly - the staff co ordinated really well with all the suppliers. Catering was really good for the wedding day.
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Selani G. Sent on 08/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our very own fairytale wedding

Prior to picking Hampton Court Castle we had seen a number of venues but hadn't found the one. We decided to visit Hampton Court as a last minute option, but were amazed as we drove down towards the castle and throughout the visit as it was absolutely breathtaking.

Lydia and Rob were fantastic throughout the planning stages. They were both very attentive to detail, responsive and flexible to meet our needs.
During our whole wedding weekend both Lydia and Rob were so helpful to us and our guests. Nothing was ever too much. The food all weekend was fantastic.
Our guests absolutely loved it and still tell us how beautiful the venue was.
We had the most incredible and beautiful wedding at the castle.
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Jonathan Sent on 26/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A dream wedding

We had the most incredible wedding at the castle. Our wedding planner was Rob and he was brilliant with us from start to finish, responding extremely quickly to every little question we had (and there were a lot). The venue is incredible and a dream place for a wedding. The guests were all blown away and said they had never been to a wedding like it before. Everything ran smoothly from start to finish thanks to Rob and the team.
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Ross L. Sent on 29/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply magical, like a fairytale

This venue is simply magical, a dream come true for any couple wanting to get married somewhere beautiful and memorable. Worth every single penny and we would 100% recommend, if you can, book the Arkwright suit the the night before. Having that extra night of luxury allowed you to fully appreciate the castle and settle with your guests. The Pizzas the night before were “the best pizzas ever tasted” and the Bridal and Groom party could get to know each other better and created a super atmosphere. The rooms are simply amazing and immaculate. The bridal suite was bright and spacious (enough for plenty of ladies to get ready!) The grooms all stayed in rooms close to each other and although it was close enough for a quick dash to get something forgotten or put in the wrong room, the areas are separate enough for privacy of getting ready without fear of the other party seeing each other. They had loads of room too. You have a place for everyone during the reception, a place to sit, a space to dance, a bar to socialise. It’s a great size for maintaining an atmosphere. I am still waiting for official photos but there were so so many opportunities for fantastic photos - the garden, the stairs, the front of the castle, the court yard. I could write a book on how perfect this venue was and the staff were so experienced and helpful. Thank you to each and every one of them for making our special day, the best weekend! A wedding to remember.
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Mel Sent on 28/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Magical wedding weekend

We held our wedding at Hampton Court Castle over two days, September 1st & 2nd 2017.

When we first decided to look for a suitable Castle venue, we visited Hampton Court Castle purely on a whim. Upon driving through the entrance, we were immediately captivated by the majesty of the Castle and the breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding grounds and gardens. Once we viewed the interior facilities and met the staff, we were absolutely convinced that there was no other choice for our big day!

Family and friends from around the world joined us on Friday for a complete medieval banquet in the atmospheric Coningsby Hall, catered entirely by the Hampton Court staff, which was absolutely amazing! The wedding festivities on the following day were everything we could have wished for. From the humanist ceremony in the beautiful, historic chapel, to the sumptuous reception in the garden and ballroom, and the photographs around the incredible grounds, we enjoyed a unique, magical wedding weekend.

We cannot thank the team enough for their tireless efforts to help bring together this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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David Sent on 28/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Dream come true

Hampton Court Castle was my dream wedding venue as a child and being able to make the dream a reality was an incredible experience. The impeccable grounds and rooms formed the perfect weekend and we were delighted to be blessed with incredible weather – the courtyard was the perfect spot for the ceremony but knowing we could use the chapel (also beautiful) if the weather did not hold gave us a huge level of comfort. The staff on the day were incredibly attentive and the whole weekend was a seamless experience.
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Gareth Sent on 28/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for everything

We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help and care on our wedding day and the weeks leading up to it.

We considered ourselves incredibly lucky just to get such an amazing venue, but the care and attention your team gave us was far beyond our expectations. From putting us in contact with some amazing suppliers (florist, photographer, cake maker) to the chef being so accommodating with such an amazing menu and all the staff who helped make the day proceed without a glitch. It was the most amazing and magical day and we can't thank you enough for making it so special and surpassing all our expectations!!
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Holly Sent on 28/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wish we could do it all again

The wedding ran smoothly throughout and we were over the moon with the entire day. What an incredible venue, from the beautiful bedrooms to the wonderful ballroom for dinner and dancing.

We originally wanted to get married outside in the stunning courtyard, however it poured with rain. Not that it mattered one bit as we’re so happy we ended up getting married in the gorgeous chapel. We have some wonderful photos from that room which we’ll cherish forever and it was the perfect size for everyone to have a good view. The venue is perfect for any weather, it didn’t matter it was raining as we had our reception drinks in the library, just off the main ballroom which has a hidden door in a bookcase which the guests entered through and were all thrilled about.

We were really relaxed the whole day as all of the brilliant staff organised everything for us and all of our guests have been talking about what a great time they had ever since.

The main ballroom is eye catching and perfect for the meal, speeches and dancing. Hampton Court also put on an extremely tasty hog roast in the evening, which I really recommend, I am still thinking about how tasty it was now. We would also recommend having the dinner for all of the guests staying at the Castle the evening before your big day as that was brilliant getting both of the families together beforehand. The food was divine and the compliments were flowing once again.

What a fantastic, memorable venue, and if you get good weather the gardens are gorgeous, reception drinks on the lawn would be beautiful! The one thing we are really sad about is that it’s all over and we can’t do it all again!
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Alan Sent on 28/01/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Felt like the king & queen of our very own castle

I wanted a castle with accommodation & a chapel as I didn't want our guests to spend the day traveling to and from different venues. With these requirements finding a venue was harder than I thought, however as soon as we walked into Hampton court castle we knew this was where we wanted to get married. We decided to book the castle and rooms for two nights as many of our guests had to travel from London, this removed the potential stressful journey on the day. During the planning we made many visits to the castle, Andrea and her family were always welcoming, they make you feel like you belong no matter how often you visit. Our planning meetings often felt like chatting with friends with Andrea's mum providing tea and cookies, a big thank you to Andrea for paying us such kind attention. The castle offers a more personal service; it never felt like a commercial production line. We were keen to use local suppliers however not being local made this difficult; again Andrea stepped in and made some great recommendations. The week leading up to our wedding was a whirlwind; it was such a relief when we arrived at the castle the afternoon before the big day. Having our family and friends around this night was a real added treat, which I sure would not be possible elsewhere, the food was great and the carol singers Andrea recommended were amazing. Everyone had a great experience, they all commented on the awesome venue, the friendliness and the incredible rooms, which are all distinctively different. The roll top baths went down particularly well with the female guests. We felt like the king and queen of our very own castle, a real fairy tale dream come true.
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Carly Sent on 25/01/2013
5 out of 5 rating

I cannot recommend you enough!

Fairytale place, I cannot imagine another venue that will match Hampton Court Castle, exceeded all expectations from myself and all our guests! There is something wrong if you are not wowed just by seeing it!
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David Sent on 23/01/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue fit for a Princess

We wanted somewhere that wasn't just a wedding reception production line but which was still professional. We found it. Hampton court is a stunning venue that amazed all our guests. The professionalism & helpfulness of Andrea & her staff made the day easy & enjoyable: they did all the difficult tasks leaving us to have fun.
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Mrs Sent on 30/07/2009
5 out of 5 rating

The ultimate venue for a fairy tale wedding

Hampton court gave us the ultimate fairy tale wedding. From the setting, the food and the individual touches, to the professionalism of the events co-ordinator Alex Grainger and his staff, all combined to make the experience one i can only liken to a fairy tale. The quality of the service, advice and guidence was invaluable. It is a truely memorable venue that will leave you with amazing pictures and reflections to look back on over the years.
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