Stunning Castle Hotels In Spain That Are Fit For A Fairytale

There’s a spring in everybody’s step as the news of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle’s engagement reverberates across the world.

And whilst the royal wedding is already being planned we wanted to help those of you without a wedding planning entourage take the first step and decide on where you’ll get married next year.

As the founder of wedding planning app and website, Bridebook.co.uk, I feel it’s my duty to make sure that everyone feels like royalty on their big day; royal budget or not.

Once upon a time, there was royally great list of spectacular UK wedding venues...

Dundas Castle, Edinburgh

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What better way to celebrate your wedding in royal fashion than in your very own castle? Dundas Castle is one of Scotland’s most notable castles and is one of the top 5 Star Exclusive Use venues in Britain.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website

Chateau Rhianfa, Anglesey, Wales

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With spectacular views over the mountains of Snowdonia, Chateau Rhianfa is a fairytale wedding venue with an otherworldly feel. Prepare to be blown away by the recently awarded Most Romantic Venue in Wales.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website.

Hampton Court Castle and Gardens, Herefordshire

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When I think of the word ‘castle’, Hampton Court Castle is what I envisage. This stunning 15th century wedding venue with award winning gardens boasts a chapel, ballroom and medieval banquet hall. The Bridebook team could very easily imagine Harry and Meghan here.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website

Leeds Castle, Kent

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This enchanting castle is almost entirely surrounded by water and is hailed by many as “the loveliest castle in the world”. In fact, this magical castle has actually housed six of England’s medieval queens so you’d be in great company for your very own version of a royal wedding.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website

Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire

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Hodsock Priory

It may not be a castle but don’t let that put you off. Hodsock Priory is one of the most beautiful stately homes in Britain and has been visited by four English Kings, so there’s plenty of regal history to keep you occupied; not to mention breathtaking views and scenery both inside and out.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website.

Fonmon Castle, Wales

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Fonmon Castle. Photo by Mark Cleghorn

Boasting 800 years of history, Fonmon Castle could be exclusively yours and is ideal for those dreaming of a luxurious wedding to rival any royals. This castle is a prestigious wedding venue ideal for princes and princesses - real or pretend.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website

Port Eliot Estate, Cornwall

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Port Eliot Estate. Photo by Taylor and Porter

Who knew quaint Cornwall was hiding such a huge secret. Port Eliot Estate is an impressive grade 1 listed stately home tucked away from the nearby village and harbouring hundreds of years of history. Take your first dance on the 1500 year old tiled floor surrounded by treasures owned by Lords and Ladies of the past.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website.

Holkham Hall, Norfolk

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Holkham Hall

For a wow-factor wedding with real status, couples choose to marry in The Marble Hall at Holkham Hall. Architecturally influenced by The Pantheon in Rome, this imposing Hall and its surrounding deer park, lake and parkland provides the perfect backdrop for those in search of a wedding venue with splendour.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website.

Cowdray House, West Sussex

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Cowdray House

Formerly home to the Estate’s polo field, weddings at Cowdray house may still incorporate polo lessons and croquet on the lawn for couples in search of a royal themed affair. The versatile House and Gardens can be used to host indoor and outdoor weddings; whichever your highness prefers.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website.

Cardiff Castle, Wales

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Cardiff Castle

Standing tall in Cardiff city centre you’ll find the medieval dream world of Cardiff Castle. This diverse venue boasts charming fairytale towers, an exposed Roman Wall, medieval Keep and wartime shelters to explore. A wonderful setting for wedding photographs.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website.

Ackergill Tower, Scotland

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Ackergill Tower

I bet you didn’t think it was possible to exclusively hire a 15th century castle perched atop a cliff edge with its own private beach. Oh and did I mention that this Luxury Highland Estate boasts five star, award-winning service and is one of the remotest, most romantic settings in the British Isles? You’re welcome.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Hedingham Castle, Essex

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Hedingham Castle

There’s something very special about Hedingham Castle, the winner of the Best Wedding Venue category in the Hudson’s Heritage Awards, 2017. If a wedding in an authentic, historically significant Norman castle in Essex sounds like something you’re after, well look no further.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire

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Clearwell Castle

I can hardly think of a more perfect setting for a wedding fit for a prince or princess than a castle hidden in an enchanting forest. A place where natural beauty meets regal charm, this award-winning fairytale wedding venue could be exclusively yours for your I do’s.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website

Achnagairn Castle, Kirkhill

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Achnagairn Castle

This pristine castle was recently named Best Wedding Venue in the UK by Harper's Bazaar and it isn’t difficult to see why. Achnagairn Castle perfectly marries contemporary design with historical opulence to deliver a stunning venue in the Highlands of Scotland - perfect for a truly unique wedding day.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Danby Castle, Yorkshire

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Danby Castle. Photo by Angela Waites

This family run castle boasts home cooked food and the freedom to design your day exactly as you wish. Choose to wed in the 14th Century Court Room with views across the Esk Valley and then retire to the Barn for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website

Lympne Castle, Kent

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Lympne Castle

Who knew such treasures could be unearthed so close to home. Lympne Castle dates back to the 13th century which is clear to see from the incredibly picturesque exterior, however step inside and enjoy grand interiors as well as comfortable facilities. This truly is a medieval fairytale dream.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Thorton Manor, Cheshire

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Thorton Manor. Photo by Studio 900 photography

Thorton Manor is a brooding manor house set in 120 acres of glorious countryside. Consisting of the Manor House, Lakeside Marquee, Waterside Pavilion and Walled Garden, make each space your own and celebrate your marriage in style at one of Cheshire’s most popular wedding venues.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire

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Berkeley Castle

This medieval fortress is simply wow inducing - I think I’m in love. Queen Elizabeth herself has enjoyed a stroll or two around the historical Berkeley Castle so if you’re hoping for a royally grand day you’re going to love this. Enjoy roaring fires and twinkling lights in winter, and lily ponds and grand terraces during long summer afternoons.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website.

Belfast Castle, Ireland

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Belfast Castle

You’ll be enamoured by the photographic opportunities presented by Belfast Castle and its manicured lawns, overlooking the stunning Belfast Lough. This Irish charm offers incredible value for money on wedding packages too.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Melville Castle, Edinburgh

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Melville Castle

This glorious Scottish castle is set in an idyllic country estate and has played host to both grand society weddings and smaller, more intimate affairs. This castellated mansion is a unique and enchanting venue for both wedding receptions and civil partnerships.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website.

Ashridge House, Hertfordshire

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Ashridge House

Royalists, brace yourselves. The exceptional Ashridge House sits nestled amongst the trees on a 190 acre estate in Hertfordshire and was once home to Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Create your own little bit of history in this crown jewel of a wedding venue.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website

Cliveden House, Berkshire

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Cliveden House

The gorgeous Cliveden House sits high in the Berkshire countryside offering panoramic views over the River Thames. This stately home is architecturally extravagant and has been famed for its royal and celebrity parties since it was built in 1666.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire

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Belvoir Castle

It’s difficult to decide which is most impressive - the outside or inside of Belvoir Castle. This romantic fairytale castle houses a Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows, ornate chandeliers and Gothic archways, and a grand staircase that leads to immaculate rooms that transport you back in time. You’ll have to see it to really understand.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website

Allerton Castle, Yorkshire

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Allerton Castle

Fans of Victoria...brace yourselves. This romantic gothic revival castle has featured in the ITV hit series which just goes to show how royally special this castle really is. Rub shoulders with acting royals and hold your wedding in the Gothic Great Hall, heading out to The Memorial Gardens and terrace afterwards for spectacular photo opportunities.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Castell Coch, Wales

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Castell Coch

Escape the rat race and run away to marry the one you love; surrounded by just the closest of family and friends. Castell Coch caters for small wedding receptions with up to 30 guests which only adds to the feeling of secret exclusivity you get when approaching the castle. Its colourful interior and beautiful woodland setting will stay with you for all time.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website.

Durham Castle, Durham

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Durham Castle

Prepare to watch jaws drop as your guests approach Durham Castle; its courtyard instantly adding a touch of magic to your wedding day. The castle’s Great Hall dates back to 1284 and is the perfect place to hold your wedding breakfast in high society style.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Waterton Park Hotel, Yorkshire

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Waterton Park Hotel

Floating on its own mini island on a lake, the Waterton Park Hotel can only be accessed via its own private footbridge; ideal for keeping out nosy paps. What an entrance, what a place. This hotel could provide you with your own little slice of exclusivity for your big day.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website

Walton Castle, Somerset

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Walton Castle. Photo by Life in Focus

This 17th century hill-top castle offers newlyweds and their guests 360 degree views of wooded hillside. But although the views are vast, a wedding at Walton Castle feels close knit, private and intimate. The courtyard is a fantastic place to hold your ceremony; you’ll be entirely protected by ancient turrets and stone walls.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

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Eastnor Castle

Once upon a time, nestled at the foot of the dramatic Malvern Hills on the edge of the Cotswolds, there stood your fairytale wedding venue. Eastnor Castle is the epitome of romance, luxury and charm. It is surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake - the perfect setting for the most magical day of your life.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Hylands House, Essex

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Hylands House

The effortlessly elegant Hylands House combines baroque beauty with cool and contemporary spaces - allowing you to choose a style that best suits you. Surrounded by over 500 acres of historic parkland, this wedding venue and its gardens are truly timeless and offer something to please everyone.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Warwick Castle, Warwick

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Warwick Castle

I’m no stranger to Warwick castle but I continue to be blown away by the beauty of it each time I visit. Visible from the high street, who knew that this famous castle was available to hire for weddings?! Over the years many royals have been entertained here; both in the historical and opulent State Rooms as well as in the beautiful castle grounds. A truly magnificent venue fit for Kings and Queens.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website

Huntsham Court, Devon

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Huntsham Court

This multi award winning exclusive use country house offers more than a pretty facade. Named as one of the most flexible country houses in the country, it allows you to stage your own 48 hour take-over party and enjoy no corkage charge and the freedom to organise your own suppliers. I can only agree with the Evening Standard when they succinctly called Huntsham Court - “First Class".

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

Eynsham Hall, Oxfordshire

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Eynsham Hall

A dream wedding venue in a dream location; Eynsham Hall is a picture perfect fairytale venue. This Grade II listed Jacobean style mansion is set in beautiful landscape gardens complete with fountains and terraces. It’s the kind of palace a royal might live in. We’d settle for a day or two here though.

You can find it on Bridebook and their website. ​

If these royally extraordinary wedding venues haven’t got you reaching for the credit card, explore the entire range of top UK wedding venues at Bridebook.co.uk.

Recently married Hamish Shephard is the founder of free online wedding planner Bridebook.co.uk. His ES column, ‘Groom with a View’, gives fuss-free, practical advice to make wedding planning as enjoyable as it should be.

Source : https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/best-wedding-venues-uk-castles-to-rent-a3708891.html

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