On the 2nd September Charlotte and Oz (Michael) tied the knot at St Peter’s Church in Empingham followed by a reception at Rutland Water Golf Course in my new home county Rutland. I knew as soon as I met Charlotte and Oz that their wedding would be a...read more
This venue is licensed for both civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, for smaller ceremonies you can say ‘I do’ in the Long Drawing Room with up to 60 guests or should you have a larger number of guests then the Great Hall hosts to up to 130.
The Great Hall was built in the 14th Century and has illustrated stained glass windows, Oudenarde tapestries and the original black and white stone floor. The Long drawing room is a more intimate affair with carved gilt mirrors and a beautiful mantel piece. The Long Drawing room also doubles up as a fabulous area for you to host cocktail receptions and after dinner drinks.
Should neither of these take your fancy then don’t worry! You can also have your ceremony outside in their glorious gardens as they have a gazebo nestled between beautiful Laurel & Yew trees.
However you have your heart set on a religious ceremony, you can walk to St Mary’s Church which is a stones throw from the castle, a church that date back to the year 1225 and is absolutely breathtaking.
If you are looking to book your wedding at Berkeley castle you won’t be disappointed, we had the wonderful Pippa and Immy looking after us for both the lead up to the wedding and the day itself. Nothing was too much trouble for them, even when we popped in unannounced to say ‘hello’. Immy without breaking her stride sat us down, got us cake and coffee and went through our day with us right down to the very last detail.
Berkeley Castle really is the venue that dream weddings are hosted at, especially given that even with the dreary British weather, if it does rain on your special day (which by the way, is good luck!) you will still be guaranteed some simply stunning photos, and the castle is exclusively yours for your wedding day.
I simply can’t recommend this venue highly enough, you will be well looked after by the team and your wedding day will truly be a day fit for a princess.
Berkeley Castle is currently offering a special Winter Wedding package to celebrate the Sixtieth Anniversary of the castle being opened to the public.
Contact Pippa by filling out the form on the Berkeley Castle Website. http://www.
Image credit to my wedding photographers, Dominic Wright Photography
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