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On since 2022

Last update: October 2023

Peckforton Castle is an enchanting wedding venue located in Peckforton, Cheshire. Passing through the county's country lanes, you will be able to view the fairytale-like castle on the hills at a distance as you approach the destination. Once there, you can host a distinctly beautiful milestone event with your nearest and dearest, allowing your love story to become part of the venue's long history.

Facilities and Capacity

Originally the home of Lord Tollemache and built in the early 19th century, the hotel is the only fully intact medieval-style castle in the country. Over the years, it has been the location for numerous movies, including Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Who, and Coronation Street. Peckforton Castle's stunning exterior has now been complemented by a lovingly refurbished interior which houses 48 bedrooms and truly magnificent entertaining rooms. Five unique function rooms are available where ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions can be held. The venue can host up to 165 guests in the day & 350 in the evening. Each distinct setting can be enhanced with eye-catching floral arrangements, elegant furnishings, and more. When the festivities draw to a close, newlyweds are invited to retire to one of the hotel's suites for a well-deserved rest.

Services Offered

Peckforton Castle is dedicated to bringing one-of-a-kind visions to life through their services. The hotel is home to a 3 AA Rosette restaurant and the talented culinary team would be happy to create bespoke menus to personalise your big day. To meet your unique budget and preferences, you are welcome to hire individual event spaces or the whole castle exclusively. The establishment even holds monthly open evenings, giving you the opportunity to meet with the venue's wedding coordinators and view the beautifully dressed function rooms.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Peckforton Castle

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
18 reviews
97% recommend it
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Ruth T. Sent on 01/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding venue

Faced with the challenge of organising my dream wedding in under 5 weeks, Peckforton Castle really made the dream a reality. Eirian, the wedding coordinator made our preparation experience so easy and enjoyable. She was accommodating and efficient and it was such a pleasure working with her. On the day of the wedding, all the staff were amazing including the duty manager and they went out of their way to make our day special. The castle itself is a dream wedding venue so you don't have to burst your budget on wedding dressers or location shoots. Whatever the weather, the castle is amazing. I really want to thank Peckforton Castle for such a wonderful experience that I will never ever forget.
Jenna Sent on 14/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Perfect day

Completely out of this world, the venue was perfect, spotlessly clean, the staff where incredible, extremely attentive. The food was beautifully presented and was so tasty.
The bar service was very quick and everyone super friendly.
Heather B. Sent on 21/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding Day

We got married on 13th October and the whole day was brilliant! From the time my bridal party arrived the day before the staff went above and beyond to make us feel special. We found the planning a bit stressful at times, as we changed wedding coordinators but everything went according to plan. Would definitely recommend!
Richard L. Sent on 16/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Breathtaking venue with world class service and hospitality to match.

Peckforton Castle was the venue for our wedding and we had the most wonderful and amazing day that ran so smoothly and effortlessly. They really are a shining example of how retail and hospitality should be done at the highest level.

The wedding preparation team (Charlotte, Nicole and the rest team) were a breeze to work with and really ensured everything was right and that we had every request met.

On the day itself, our coordinator Sophie was just unreal, keeping everything in order, nothing was too much trouble and we never felt like there was a problem or unforeseen hiccup as she鈥檇 deal with everything thrown at her. Jess, who was a member of the waiting staff (of whom ALL were incredible), was really exceptionally helpful and stood out to my bride because of how attentive and accommodating she was.

Finally as we made a weekend of it, I can鈥檛 go without mentioning Richard, Georgia & Brian who made up the core reception team whom we dealt with throughout our three days and there default behaviour was always sincere and genuine with a sense of warmth that made the castle feel like home rather than a hotel.

So many guests told us about touchpoints, personal gestures and actions by staff members that really stood out, not because of the size of the gesture, rather the perfect timing and attention to detail that just made it feel sincere and genuine.

Having visited and stayed in many truly spectacular properties across the world, it鈥檚 wonderful to know that the highest international standards of hospitality and guest experience are clearly just the foundation here and they will go over and above.

Thank you so much to all involved for what will be an unforgettable moment - we will be joining you for our anniversary in 2024.
Corinne N. Sent on 31/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best time of our lives

We had our Wedding at Peckforton Castle 19th December 2022. I would strongly recommend this venue to anyone wishing to have the best day of their lives.
The wedding team cannot do enough for you. The venue is really special. We love the Cellar bar which is a great place to have a drink at any time. The 4 poster rooms are gorgeous and all our guests were pleased with their rooms.
We ate in the Brasserie the night before the wedding which is good value for money. I have to say that the food in the Brasserie, the wedding breakfast and also breakfast the next morning were excellent.
Thank you for a great time sbd we will definitely be back.
Nathan Sent on 17/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for a memorable special day!

When we first saw the venue 11 months before the big day we knew it was going to be the perfect location for our wedding.

Planning a wedding is stressful as anyone who has planned one will know. Especially in 11 months. This is where the staff at Peckforton Castle came in. All of them were very accessible and nothing was a problem for them. They answered all the questions you could have and got back to us with the information we needed.

The staff have put on plenty of weddings and know how to make it a success which it was....

On the big day, I'll be honest, I did not expect it to run as smoothly or go as well as it did.

On the day the staff were fantastic, nothing was too much to ask they were always on hand to address any issues and were very attentive to guests needs (dietary requirements etc). The staff really went above and beyond to make the day as special as it was even helping decorate and set up a lot of the venue rooms which normally falls on the aisle dresser.

The food was amazing and all we had was great feedback from the guests about what an amazing day they had.

The venue really is special so if your thinking of getting married, Peckforton Castle should be a real contender. We are not rich by any stretch and weddings aren't cheap but if you visit the venue you'll fall in love with it and you can very easily get an affordable package at a dream venue. Weddings aren't cheap but to have an amazing venue in an affordable package you cannot ask for more.

Go see it for yourselves it's worth it!
Melanie Sent on 23/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much for making our day magical

Am amazing wedding venue. We had a wedding that was more than we could've dreamed. The staff are friendly and really go out of their way to help you, the food is devine and the location is beautiful. Thank you so much for making our day magical
Rachel Sent on 27/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely outstanding!

Absolutely OUTSTANDING! I was a bridesmaid for my friends Laura鈥檚 and Darren Saturday 10th feb, we stayed over for two nights and it was the most amazing two days. The staff couldn鈥檛 do enough for u. Nothing was too much trouble for Eric on Saturday morning. The staff before we went down the aisle were so nice and the whole venue and day you just could not fault. Amazing staff, amazing venue. Thank you xx
Michelle Sent on 27/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Huge thank you for all your hard work!!

Huge thank you for all your hard work!! Ollie & I got married on Saturday 27th January 2018 and it was just perfect!! The staff were so helpful from the minute we got there the day before especially Eric!! Eric you are a treasure and we can鈥檛 praise you enough... the castle are so lucky to have you and so are the other brides because I felt like a Princess in your care. You couldn鈥檛 do enough for us! We won鈥檛 ever forget everything you did!! Thank you love Ollie & Michelle Perry xxx
Stephen Sent on 04/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Wow. Wedding venues don't come any better than this. Tucked away in the Cheshire countryside, this remote castle is a must if you are looking for something special and romantic... A real hideaway and special place. Our three course meal was cooked to perfection. Couldn't fault the place. Go on, treat yourself.
Karen Sent on 30/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating

he venue itself is stunning

We stayed at Peckforton on 4th and 5th of December for our wedding. Hannah, Alice and the team had offered some reassurance and we can honestly say that the actual day (5th) exceeded everything we had hoped for. Our room was fantastic and full of character, and the staff could not do enough for us. We married in the Wine Cellar and the setting was amazing.
A special mention goes to Emma who was so attentive on the day itself, helping with any queries and putting Karen at ease. We dined in the Hexagonal Room and the food and service was excellent, before spending a relaxing evening back in the Wine Cellar. All in all, a huge "thank you" to all the staff for making us feel so special. The venue itself is stunning, but the professionalism and care given, ensured that we had a really special day. Thank you
Paul Sent on 30/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating
We booked our wedding at Peckforton Castle 18 months ago and it was the first venue we saw! My fianc茅e (now wife!) fell in love with it. The big day arrived yesterday (26/8/16) and I cannot express strong enough how fantastic and magical it was. All of our guests commented that it was the best wedding they'd ever attended. Sure, without a doubt, the venue looks stunning and is a perfect setting for a romantic and magical day, but the wedding co-originators and staff at Peckforton do everything to make the day tick like clockwork, working hard behind the scenes and taking good care of all the needs of the guests. This made for a truly magical day for us with amazing memories made. Don't even think twice about booking the venue for your wedding, it really is as good as it looks and more! The food is outstandingly good. I'd like to specifically thank Becky, Daniel and Antony for their excellent customer care and professionalism. Great job Peckforton and we'll be back soon!!
Paul & Nicola Dooley
Dave Sent on 30/12/2016
5 out of 5 rating
I had the pleasure of getting married at Peckforton Castle earlier this month. From the 1st time we visited the castle and were shown around, to the day of the wedding we found the wedding planners extremely professional.
The fact that this venue has so many weddings is obvious in the fact that the staff made the changing around of the rooms so seamlessly that neither my wife or myself had to get involved at any stage.
The building and grounds obviously give a wow factor from the moment people arrive to the time they leave. Special mention for the wine cellar!
The quality of the food was amazing and commented on by everyone.
Finally if you're planning on staying at the castle know this. Chances are there will be a wedding on! You probably won't be able to access the wine cellar. You will have to check on the availability of a reservation at the brasserie and the restaurant because they are very limited! There is not a big bar to drink at and service can be very slow!
If you're getting married there

Thanks for a wonderful wedding!
Jen Sent on 15/01/2007
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect location, everything was impecable!!

We got married on New Years Eve 2007, and everything ran perfectly. The staff were spot on, very friendly and went out of their way to make sure that everyone had a fantastic time.
The rooms are very luxurious, everything is plush and tasteful.
So many of our guest commented on our wonderful wedding venue.
Mrs Sent on 23/08/2006
4 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue and a fantastic day!

We got married here 1st July 2006. It is really a beautiful place to get married. We had so many complements on our choice! They do have a lot of weddings here four, the weekend we got married, so you really need to be pretty organised yourself beforehand to make sure everything happens. They do have on-site wedding co-ordinators, but there only seemed to be one very busy lady who was able to make any decisions. However on the day we were completely looked after and it all ran really smoothly. The food''s good and compared to other places we looked at, the whole wedding package is really good value for money. We just want to know if we can do it again every year!
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