Castles are the perfect choice of venue if you wish to feel like royalty on your big day. They are becoming an increasingly popular choice for brides who wish to fulfill their childhood dreams of becoming a princess for the day, and for couples who wish to have a magical, unforgettable wedding.
So, why get married in a castle? There are plenty of reasons! Firstly, castles give you the option to celebrate each part of your wedding in the same location without having to transport your guests from one place to another. Lots of castles also provide the option to accommodate your guests, so you can party all night without having to worry about getting home.
Secondly, you have the option to celebrate your wedding either outdoors or indoors, or both! If you plan to celebrate your wedding outside, yet the weather forecast is not looking good for your big day, you don’t have to worry because it is usually possible to rearrange it to take place inside.
Another reason to have a castle wedding is of course the beautiful architecture and surroundings that castles tend to have. Both the interiors and exteriors of stunning castles make for the perfect wedding photoshoot! Additionally, many castles offer a destination wedding package which includes everything you need for your big day, food, accommodation, venue hire and so on, in one price.
Now we’ve given you some reasons to get married in a castle, let’s show you some options!
Wine has been made at the Castillo Perelada since the Middle Ages, as shown in several documents and parchments from the period to be found in the library. When Miguel Mateu bought this ensemble of monuments in 1923, one of his primary objectives was to revitalize the wine producing tradition, a tradition that is more alive than ever these days and which has incorporated the most modern technology to create wines that make full use of the nuances of the soils and vines of the Empordà.
- Rental price (from and to) : from 1500 €
- Menu price per person (from and to) : From 150 €
- Capacity: 50-700
The stunning Palacio de Cibeles is the headquarters of Madrid City Council. A recent addition to the renowned Paseo del Arte, the cultural centre boasts a packed programme of activities that revolve around the city and includes exhibitions, workshops, conferences and concerts.
The Palace, designed by acclaimed architects Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi, was opened in 1919 and originally served as the Head Post Office. Declared a Cultural Heritage Monument in 1993, it has a Functionalistic design and is one of the oldest examples of Modernist architecture in Spain.
- Rental price: from 3.000 to 5.000 €
- Menu price per person: from 100 to 130 €
- Capacity: 50-150
The Monastery of La Cartuja de Ara Christi, located in Valencia, was built in the seventeenth century and declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, becoming one of the most exclusive places in the region to celebrate any type of event or social event.
The Cartuja de Ara Christi is managed by Gourmet Catering & Spaces which has a great team of professionals. They have made this space become a benchmark in the area. The complex is surrounded by a beautiful landscape and six exclusive spaces inside, perfectly adapted to the tastes and needs of customers.
- Rental price (from and to): High season price € 2500 + VAT
- Menu price per person (from and to): From € 124 + VAT
- Capacity: 400 seated guests and up to 1000 cocktails
Castillo de Viñuelas is located in the municipal area of Madrid, occupying its northwest corner, within the protected natural area of Soto de Viñuelas, integrated into the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares Regional Park.
Viñuelas Castle, whose first references are in 1285, is the most notable building on the mountain. The current construction dates from the eighteenth century and has a square plan, in whose corners rise four large cylindrical crenellated towers.
The building has a height of three floors, except for the towers, which rise to four. Its north face is the one that gathers the greatest artistic and ornamental values: a central upper panel that integrates a shield, a continuous balcony on the first floor supported by columns that make up a portico and two sentry boxes topped by spiers. Inside, the Arms Room stands out.
- Rent venue: depends of date
- Menu from 149€ to 169€
- Capacity: 190
A castle with 1000 years of history combined with the most actual design, an architectural piece that will make your wedding unique.
Its garden gives the oportunity to celebrate a civil ceremony outdoors or the appetizer with great views. In case of bad weather, the castle cas also an old saloon with stone archs recently restored.
The indoor saloon for banquettes is full of sun light to enjoy the great views from the castle.
For those people who want a religious ceremony, the church of Sant Martí de Tous is only at 50m from the castle, and if the bride or the groom want to get dressed up in the Castle, we have recently created a room with all the needs.
- Rent venue: depends of dates
- Capacity: from 30 to 150 people
- Menu from 119€
The Belmonte castle offers an unbeatable setting for holding any type of event, both corporate and private. It has original rooms and galleries from the 15th century decorated with Mudejar roofs that make it a magical place. After the last restoration, the castle has been provided with the necessary security measures and facilities so that the events take place with the greatest comfort for the guests.
In the lounges and galleries on the first floor there is capacity for up to 300 diners, and in the parade ground for up to 500 people.
- Rent venue: from 1.500€
- Menu per person: from 110€
- Capacity: 100 -1000
Aldovea is a luxurious palace of the XVIII century, located just 25 km from the center of Madrid, in Finca Aldovea de San Fernando de Henares. This is an ideal place for a great wedding or any substantial event – the palace complex includes not only beautiful buildings, but also magnificent gardens. Just 500 meters from the palace is the picturesque river Henares. The palace is located in the Regional Park in the southeast of Madrid – just a few steps across the territory – and you find yourself surrounded by landscapes in the style of Italian Tuscany.
- Rent venue: depends of date
- Menu from 149€ to 169€
- Capacity 100 – 500
“El Cavaller de Vidrà” is a farmhouse located in the municipality of Vidrà, just over an hour from the center of Barcelona or Girona. It is considered one of the most important in Catalonia. The current building is a notable example of the 1787 Baroque. A work included in the inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.
- Rental price (from-to): From €3600 to €6600
- Capacity: 350
Castle Jalpí is a beautiful castle located in Arenys de Munt, in Barcelona. This venue belonged to the Borràs i Jalpí family, but during the war it worked as a shelter for basque children. After that, it was property of private owners until Serhs Group bought the castle and renovated it to build an exclusive venue for weddings and events.
You can also celebrate a civil ceremony in one of its beautiful renovated areas. Besides, it has a suite for the married couple.
- Rent price: 2500€
Menu price: from 138€ to 158€
The castle, of medieval structure, is located in Parets del Vallès, in the southwestern part of the Vallès Oriental, 7 km from Granollers and 23 km from Barcelona. It is listed as a historic monument, a Cultural Asset of National Interest (BCIN) and in 1999 was recognized as one of the best preserved castle in Catalonia.
The fortress, inhabited since Ibero-Roman times, was built on an ancient Roman villa called Villa Abdela, located on the Via Augusta. It was rebuilt in the XIV century and during the War of the Reapers (1640-1652), resisted some attacks. A few years later, the Baron of Rocafort lived there and two centuries later it became a farm.
It is a twelfth century square building, which has two cylindrical towers at each end, crowned with battlements. The towers have round embrasures for guns and a clay oven, which was discovered in the restoration work. Like castles in Catalonia, it is linked to several legends; magic, fairy tales, ghosts and goblins.
It is accessed across a medieval bridge and has several fully equipped rooms together with a wooded area, pool and garden.
- Rental price: from 1000- 1500 euros
- Menu price per person: from 95€/person
- Capacity: from 80 – 250 guests
This castle was founded in 1690 and is located in the Guilleries in front of the Montseny Natural Park, Girona. It is surrounded by breathtaking views which will make your wedding very picturesque if you choose to celebrate outdoors. Yet the interior is equally beautiful so you also have the option to celebrateindoors, why not make the most of both?
There is capacity for 200 guests, so you can invite as many or as few guests according to your wishes. Acommodation is also available – there are 26 accommodation places.
The price of the castle itself is from 1500-4600 euros depending on the season and you must rent it for at least two nights.
This castle is the perfect mix of regal and romantic. It is located in Salamanca and it is believed to have been built at the start of the 13th century, so it has a very rich history. The castle has been renovated to host weddings, yet its traditional style is still retained today.
The surround are phenomenal, with views of the beautiful gardens and vineyards. It is completely secluded so you can enjoy a private day with your closest family and friends.
This castle also has accommodation for guests, with 40 luxurious rooms for rent – this is very convenient for your guests. You can choose to rent either half of the castle for 5000 euros for a night, or the full castle for 7000 euros per night, or 12000 euros for the weekend – perfect for a destination wedding!
St.Florentina’s Castle was built on the place of so-called Domus, the type of old Roman house occupied by the upper classes. Domus represented not only the centre of winemaking in the region but also one of the first centres for ancient settlements. In the 11th century the building functioned as fortification in order to defend from frequent pirates’ attacks. Remains of this building are still a part of St. Florentina’s Castle. According to the first documentary mentions Guadimir de Canet and Gilabert de Canet were the owners of St. Florentina’s Castle in the 11th century. But only in the 14th century under Ferrer de Canet – Gilabert’s great-grandson – Domus reached its fullest flower. Ferrer de Canet was a gentle knight, held a post of advisor of King Alfonso V the Magnanimous, and also acted as an ambassador on behalf of the Pope. It was Ferrer de Canet who got the permission for fortification and building of two towers in order to protect the Castle from pirates of the Mediterranean.
After getting married his son Arnau expanded the belongings with the help of the Besors and the Monteskis. During this period Domus was under protection of St. Maria. In this connection in honour of St. Maria was erected a chapel, which situated in one of the towers. After marriage between Arnau’s daughter Antonia de Canet and Guillem de Peguera Domus the territory expanded. At the beginning of the 16th century Huan de Perega assigned the right of possession to Miquel Spano, whose daughter Ana got married to Felipe Dimas de Montaner, the lawyer from Barcelona. Thanks to this event the Montaners strongly bounded themselves with the history of Domus.
- Rental prices: from 2.000 €
- Capacity: 200
Various historians assert that the Sant Marçal or Cerdanyola Castle was built during the first third of the 11th century, when the existence of the Sant Marçal church was already documented.
Unlike the church, however, the Castle was not clearly mentioned until the first half of the 12th century, when Ramón Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, included it among the possessions he donated to his seneschal, Ramón Guillem de Montcada.
In 1225 the seneschal sold the castle to Ramón de Plegamans. The buyer’s son, Marimón de Plegamans, was the founder of the Marimón family, one of the most distinguished of the period. The current owners of the castle are his descendants.
The title of Marquis of Serdañola was granted in 1690 to Félix de Marimón, member of His Majesty’s council in Italy, in recognition of his aid to the Crown. The owner of the castle today is the 22nd Marquis of Serdañola.
It can thus be said that the castle has been owned by the same family for 700 years.
- Menu from 180€
- Capacity: 800
This luxurious castle is found in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France and was built in the 17th century. It is set in the mountains, which provide a spectacular setting for your special day, and the interior has a luxury country feel. The outside is equipped with a pool and a spa, as well as a lovely terrace.
If you are planning to spend a few days here for your castle wedding, you have the option to take part in winter sports such as skiing and sleigh rides, as well as golf and cycling, so you can be sure that you and your guests will have an unforgettable time!
This castle has 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms which can hold around 20 people, and it is possible to host 14 more in the annexed building and another 8 in another apartment.
You can find the amazing Castle Bibbione in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. It is a medieval style castle that was built in the 10th century and renovated to include all the modern comforts you’d expect for your guests.
The exterior of the castle has a fabulous terrace which you can use for a cocktail reception, and it is surrounded by spectacular scenery. It also has a swimming pool and a spa, and it can accommodate 8 people in the castle, with the option to accommodate more guests in the surrounding apartments and villas.
This castle is even animal friendly, perfect if you and your husband or wife to be don’t want to leave a furry friend behind!
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