Spectacular Langley Castle, which stands resplendent in 10-acre grounds in Langley-on-Tyne, has long been renowned for its blissful fairy-tale weddings, which transform brides and grooms into princesses and princes in just the blink of the eye and maintain the magic right through the day.
Set against an incredible backdrop of a real, medieval castle, with amazing suits of armour and dazzling chandeliers at every turn, not to mention stunning windows and dramatic, sweeping curtains, these sophisticated weddings stand apart in their elegance, authenticity and spellbinding appeal.
They have been the choice of diplomats, TV stars and the friends of the rich and famous, who have had their desires for a refined and romance-filled ceremony and wedding breakfast fulfilled. Couples marrying at Langley are poised and arrange wedding breakfasts with panache, whatever their budget.
This year, Langley has a new-look, contemporary Stuart Suite, resplendent in cream and neutral tones, with windows opened up to cascade natural light into a space that is amplified thanks to huge wall-hung mirrors, which both animate the room and cast beautiful reflections around it.
The room is perfect for anyone wishing to add their own choice of decorations, whether that is through colour, floral arrangements, or whatever else is on-trend.
Another must-have wedding option for some couples marrying at Langley Castle is the new Game of Thrones-inspired wedding - a fantasy-fuelled occasion in which the authenticity of the 14th century castle is the thread that runs through themed ceremonies that make the most of the Langley's awe-inspiring architecture and seven-foot-thick walls.
Couples can have as bespoke a Game of Thrones style wedding as they wish, whether that’s a matter of maiden meets warrior, when it comes to the bridal gown and groom’s outfit, having photographs taken on the battlements and in the woodland gardens, using Langley's amazing throne chairs in their ceremony, or going further.
The latter could encompass having a hawk deliver the rings, selecting a Game of Thrones inspired menu, or arriving in dramatic fashion, on horseback. More ideas can be gained from a stunning new brochure available from Langley Castle’s wedding team.
Your day really can be yours, from start to finish, if you take up an exclusive-use option, hiring the whole of Langley for you and your guests and metaphorically pulling up the drawbridge, to make it completely private. With 25 rooms included, plus Northumbrian breakfast for all guests, as well as the main components of your wedding day, this is a hugely popular option for couples wishing to be king and queen of the castle for a day, creating indelible memories to enjoy for years to come.