Getting to Know – Warwick Castle

This post Getting to Know – Warwick Castle first appeared on The Wedding Community Blog

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Venue Name: Warwick Castle

Website: www.warwick-castle.com/weddings

Location: Warwickshire

Please tell us a little about Warwick Castle’s history

Attacked in 1264, besieged in 1642 and damage by fire in 1871, Warwick Castle has nevertheless survived the ever-changing fortunes of history. The castle remained under the stewardship of the Earls of Warwick and later the Greville Family as a private home until 1978. The property was then taken over by The Tussauds Group, which later became Merlin Entertainments Group, in 2007, and remains under their guardianship today.

Bride and groom outside Warwick Castle at night

The records of a walled-building in Warwick can be traced back to the Saxon fortification which Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great, used to defend against the invading Danes. The first castle to appear on the site was a wooden motte and bailey constructed in 1068 at the command of William the Conqueror. Throughout the middle ages, under successive Earls of Warwick, the Castle was gradually rebuilt in stone.

How long has Warwick Castle been a wedding venue?

Warwick Castle has been a wedding venue for over 20 years, but has records of many fabulous events with the rich, famous and powerful throughout its 1100 years of history.

Bride and groom kissing in Warwick Castle

Is Warwick Castle licensed for wedding ceremonies?

Warwick Castle boasts three magnificent registered ceremony venues: the Green Drawing Room, State Dining Room and the Great Hall.

Wedding ceremony in the Great Hall at Warwick Castle

What are the capacities for wedding ceremonies and receptions at Warwick Castle?

For a civil ceremony, the Green Drawing room seats up to 80, the State Dining Room seats up to 95, and the Great Hall seats up to 180.

For a seated reception on round tables, the Green Drawing Room seats up to 40, the State Dining Room seats up to 50, the Cedar Drawing Room seats up to 75, and the Great Hall Seats up to 130.

Wedding ceremony seating in State Dining Room at Warwick Castle

Is catering provided for weddings?

At Warwick Castle we pride ourselves in offering you our team of dedicated, passionate chefs who are trained to the highest standard. From the traditional to something a little different, our menus cover a wide variety of tastes and diets, crafted to reflect Warwick Castle’s unique surroundings. The executive chefs and kitchen team at Warwick Castle take pride in their work and are happy to create bespoke menus to your specific requirements.

Wedding breakfast in the Great Hall ar Warwick Castle

Does Warwick Castle have a set price for weddings or is there a tiered pricing structure? What packages do you offer?

Our special offer prices start from £80pp, with standard packages starting from £130pp. We can even create bespoke packages to suit everything that you require.

Bride and groom in the Great Hall at Warwick Castle

Does Warwick Castle have a wedding co-ordinator on site and are they available on the day of the wedding?

From menu tasting to those all-important finishing touches, your personal wedding planner will support you through every aspect of planning your big day. They will be there for you to ensure every second of your wedding, from the moment your guests arrive until the last one leaves, is exactly how you imagined.

Bride and groom by fountain at Warwick Castle

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Warwick Castle?

Weddings at Warwick Castle are totally unique and tailored to be the special day you always dreamed of.

On average, how many weddings does Warwick Castle hold per year?

Warwick Castle hosts approximately 50 weddings per year.

Briude and groom at entrance to Warwick Castle

What is the best thing about having your wedding at Warwick Castle?

The personal, bespoke service from your wedding planner and unique enhancement opportunities set Warwick Castle aside from other venues.

Bride and groom standing by wedding car outside Warwick Castle

Does Warwick Castle have rooms for guests to stay?

Warwick Castle has two magnificent Tower Suites, The Peacock Suite and The Rose Suite, offering guests the opportunity to spend the night resplendent in their own Private chamber at the Castle which enjoys a wealth of Royal connections.

In addition, the Knight’s Village, located in a tranquil woodland glade and home to Mediaeval Glamping and Lodges, is perfect for family and friends attending a wedding celebration.

Bedroom suite at Warwick Castle

What is your top tip for choosing the perfect wedding venue?

The wedding venue should reflect who you are as a couple. Your particular values and interests should be important to the venue and be central throughout the process right through to the day itself.

Where can I find out more about Warwick Castle?

Visit the Warwick Castle venue page on The Wedding Community

This post Getting to Know – Warwick Castle first appeared on The Wedding Community Blog

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