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Hedingham Castle

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Hedingham Castle in Essex is one of England’s most stunning, romantic wedding venues. The 900-year-old Norman Keep, the early Georgian Mansion House, outstanding landscaped gardens and grand marquee all provide the most unforgettable setting for your dream day.

Your ceremony will be held in the grand Banqueting Hall of the keep. The room has the capacity for 100 guests with an additional 30 guests seated in the Minstrels’ Gallery. Following the romantic ceremony, you and your guests will head toward the Mansion House over Henry VII’s Tudor Bridge. In the Great Hall you will enjoy a relaxed champagne drinks reception looking out over the stunning grounds and picturesque, ornamental lake.

Your large evening reception with up to 150 guests can be held in the beautifully appointed, grand marquee. The marquee stands beneath the shade of one of England’s three ancient Tulip trees and amidst the privacy of 160 acre, tree-lined easte. The space has its own concealed dance floor and private bar to create the perfect party atmosphere until midnight.

Alternatively, for receptions with 70 guests or fewer, the magnificent Tapestry Room in the keep is newly available for a wonderful reception. Celebrating in the Tapestry Room means you can have your whole day within the enchanting castle’s walls.

When the day finally draws to a close, the happy couple can retire to the Garden Cottage. Set within its own private orchard, in a peaceful corner of the estate, the cottage provides the perfect place for your first night of married life.

  • A unique and romantic venue
  • Full Castle weddings now available
  • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator
  • Stunning landscaped gardens
  • A variety of different options and combinations available

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

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

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted

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    Rebecca H. Married on 01/10/2021
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    Our dream day

    Hedingham castle was the only venue we viewed and we booked instantly just two weeks after our engagement. Hedingham castle has everything you need in one place but within separate buildings which I think is impossible to find elsewhere.
    The castle is stunning and so atmospheric, the mansion house and their gardens are idillic for reception drinks and canapés and the marquee has the wow factor, unlike so many. The James bond chandeliers are a stand out feature, the loo’s are modern and clean, the bar doesn’t dominate the space and the dance floor is a little surprise once the curtains are pulled back. The accommodation is ideal for what you need to lay your head after the best day of your life.
    Like many, we were planning our wedding during covid. Sarah and all the team at Hedingham castle remained upbeat regardless of what was going on back stage. They helped to keep us positive that our day would happen and it did, on the 01st of October 2021. They delivered a seamless day that we had dreamt of. From Bob on the entrance gate to the bar manager who drove us back to the accommodation at the end of the night the staff could not have done more and our guests even commented so.
    Thank you to all at Hedingham castle we will be forever grateful to you all for providing the best day of our lives.
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    Charlie K. Married on 02/12/2021
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    Pure Delight, What a Team!

    Sarah and the team at Hedingham Castle were just incredible from start to finish. For us the team were involved in our wedding from our engagement as that happened at the castle!!! It was beautiful and felt so personal to have Sarah there from day 1 to our wedding day! Jackie was our wedding day coordinator and was not only the nicest person but also did not spare any moment running the day perfectly and making us feel so special at every step. The fact that Demetra was also a part of our engagement, and offered to show our parents round once we had booked our day was also very touching and made it even more personal. Alongside the incredible service we received the venue is just absolutely stunning, and truly worth every penny spent to enjoy our day!
    Thank you to all at Hedingham Castle, Sarah, Jackie, Demetra and the team there we could not have asked for a better venue and team!!
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    Francesca M. Married on 15/10/2021
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    Best day ever!

    After having to change our date 3 times, the staff at the castle were so helpful and reassuring all the way through. When the day come, everything run so smoothly and was perfect!
    Everyone commented on how amazing the venue was and loved the fact that each part of the day you experience another part of the venue. Ceremony in the castle, pictures in front of the castle, drinks in the gardens with the amazing lake and then finally dinner and dancing in the marquee.
    I would recommend Hedingham Castle in a heartbeat and I wish I could do the day all over again.
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    Nicola E. Married on 05/04/2020
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    Dream venue & day

    We had our wedding in August 2021, after several setbacks & cancellations dues to Covid.Sarah and the team at Hedingham were amazing throughout planning, rescheduling and on the day. Highly recommend as a wedding venue, the location itself is breathtaking and the staff were professional throughout! Thank you x
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    Leigh Married on 03/06/2018
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    Wow just wow!

    Thank you so much, you have been amazing and words do not reflect how wonderful our gorgeous day was. Every guest complimented your service.
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    Michelle Married on 26/05/2018
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    Made to feel special

    Thank you to all the staff at the Castle for making my daughter's wedding the huge success that it was. It really was the perfect day and we can't thank the team enough. From the minute we arrived we were treated as if we were the only wedding you had ever had at the Castle and made to feel very special. It is the perfect venue, the day ran like clockwork, food was delicious and all our guests were blown away with the venue.
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    Shelley Married on 12/05/2018
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    Loved every minute

    Where to start, just simply amazing, from start to finish! The staff were so helpful and informative. Every single guest commented on how beautiful the venue was and it truly is. We loved every minute.
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    Jennie Married on 20/04/2018
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    So much more than excellent.

    Everything was outstanding- so much more than excellent. Our day was beautiful and magical, thank you all so much.
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    Hayley Married on 01/04/2018
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    We absolutely loved the venue.

    We just want to say a massive thank you for all your help in the build up to the day and also throughout the whole day. We absolutely loved the venue and the whole coordination of the day was perfect. You and your team really are fantastic. We had the best day.
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    Alice Married on 31/03/2018
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    Overwhelmed by the beauty of it all.

    Words cannot describe how magical you've made our day. Everything about it was perfect from the start. The venue is nothing less than incredible with the team to match. We are sad that it's over, but overwhelmed by the beauty of it all.
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    Jane Married on 16/03/2018
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    Truly remarkable place to get married

    We had an amazing wedding day and we were so impressed by the professionalism and service we received at Hedingham Castle. Hedingham is a truly remarkable place to get married and you all helped to make it a day we will never forget.
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    Elizabeth Married on 10/03/2018
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    The Castle is absolutely incredible.

    Thanks for everything, you allowed us to have the most perfect day. You are all so lovely and professional. The Castle is absolutely incredible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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    Anabella Married on 03/03/2018
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    We and our guests were completely blown away.

    An enormous thank you to everyone at Hedingham Castle who helped to make our wedding day so very special. We had a magical day and the Castle with its snow- covered grounds just made it. We and our guests were completely blown away. We'd particularly like to thank Charlotte and Jackie for being out-and-out superstars.
    We are so glad we chose Hedingham for our wedding. The setting is incredible, but it's the people who really make it special. Thank you to every single person who was a part of our day.
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    Kat Married on 16/12/2017
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    Special

    Thank you for all your hard work helping our wedding day to be so special.
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    Donna Married on 03/12/2017
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    Wow and Thank You!

    We had the most magical, special wedding day at Hedingham. It truly is the most spectacular venue, however what makes everything work and run to plan are the people. From the Open Day, we could see that the Castle's staff were professional, courteous and friendly. Ladies, thank you so very much for all you did for us and to everybody who made our day wonderful from start to finish. Above all thank you to the owners, as without their generosity and permission, none of us lovely couples would be able to marry at Hedingham.

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