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13 Real Life Castles That You Can Get Married In

What’s the next best thing to having a royal wedding? How about saying “I do” in a real-life castle! There are plenty of castle wedding venues in the United States and abroad, so you can create the fairytale wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Check out these 13 castle wedding venues that will leave you feeling like royalty and your guests like witnesses to a fairy tale on your wedding day. Find the perfect castle wedding venue in your area, so you can make your wedding day magical and romantic!

You can find gorgeous castle wedding venues all over the world. Check out our top choices below. 

Belvoir Castle, England

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Are you more of a Meghan Markle or a Kate Middleton? Either one works at this gorgeous historic royal castle in the English countryside. Featured in many films and TV shows, Belvoir Castle is also a stunning wedding venue. 

Their wedding package includes a full day hire of their historic staterooms, gorgeous dining and reception rooms for up to 150 people, and an on-site wedding coordinator to ensure your day is perfect. You can even opt to cut the cake with the Duke’s Ceremonial Sword!

Boldt Castle, New York 

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If a castle right out of a woodsy folktale is more your vibe, try Boldt Castle, located right on the border of New York and Canada. You’ll be whisked away to another realm on a heart-shaped island that you can only reach by boat.

The castle has a love story of its own — it was built in 1900 by George Boldt for his wife, Louise. You can reserve it for your wedding ceremony for only $250. While you can’t have your reception on the island, the local area has many other venues available. 

Searles Castle, NH 

searles castle

Searles Castle offers a full-service wedding venue with space for the ceremony, reception, and bridal suite (with a sun porch!), all nestled at the center of a 125-acre estate. 

The Castle amenities include spaces for a cocktail hour in the courtyard and an elegant reception tent. 

The cocktail hour includes:

  • Several hors-d’oeuvres stations
  • A full bar
  • A grand piano  

The Palladium-style reception tent has chandeliers, double-glass French doors, Chiavari chairs, and an oversized dance floor. 

Rosecliff, RI


For a French Chateau wedding without the flight to France, visit the Rosecliff mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. Built in 1902, the mansion reflects the Grand Trianon of Versailles. 

The mansion hosted some of the most lavish and famous celebrity bashes of the Gilded Age and still maintains its historic character. You might recognize it from movies like The Great Gatsby and 27 Dresses. 

The wedding venue features a ballroom for 180 people, a salon-seated dinner for 80, and a terrace cocktail reception space for 300.

Hammond Castle, MA

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Hammond Castle brings a medieval sensibility with beautiful stone archways, stained-glass windows, and cavernous corridors. The castle itself is nestled on the rocky coast of Gloucester, MA, and sets a gorgeous contrasting background to the delicate features of wedding decor.

An indoor ceremony or reception can host up to 95 guests, while outdoor options hold 150. 

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

neuschwanstein castle

The most fairy tale of fairy tale venues, Neuschwanstein Castle, looks like it came straight out of a picture book. In fact, Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle is based on this gorgeous former home of Bavarian royalty. 

The castle sits atop a peak overlooking the German countryside, making an incredible place for wedding and event photos. You can reach out to the castle staff directly to inquire about wedding accommodations.

Gillette Castle, CT

gillette castle

Moody, autumn weddings more your style? Gillette Castle in East Haddam, Connecticut, is a gorgeous venue with historical significance and very Wuthering Heights vibes. You can book the venue for only $285, making it one of the more affordable options on our list. 

The historic home, built for actor and playwright William Hooker Gillette, sits on 184 acres of well-preserved woodlands — a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding.

Biltmore House, NC 

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The Biltmore may be one of the most famous mansions globally — or at least the United States. Possibly the most expensive on our list for a wedding, the Biltmore Estate offers lavish amenities like horseback riding, a spa, and winery tours. 

The front lawn is a favorite spot for a wedding ceremony, with the French Renaissance-style chateau as your backdrop. The site can also host up to 500 guests.

Oheka Castle, NY

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The Oheka Castle is the pinnacle of class and sophistication in wedding venues. Located on Long Island in New York, only an hour’s drive out of Manhattan, yet the venue offers a sense of elegant seclusion and exclusivity. 

The grounds offer multiple spaces to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. Oheka Castle also provides catering onsite. 

Ashford Castle, Ireland

ashford castle

Ashford Castle is the perfect venue for a proper getaway wedding. The castle, built in 1228, has been beautifully restored into a hotel and spa. The couple can reserve a wedding or honeymoon suite, while the hotel has plenty of rooms to host guests as well — if that’s your thing.

The castle offers a range of packages and services and will deliver the best for your wedding experience.

The Guggenheim Estate, NY

hempstead house guggenheim

For a nearly-New-England seaside wedding, look no further than the lavish Guggenheim Estate in Port Washington, New York. Located on 216 acres of pristine historic grounds, the estate offers multiple options for wedding plans. Above, you can see the Hempstead House – a popular event and wedding venue.

You can rent the entire first floor of the mansion for an indoor wedding hosting up to 300 guests or opt for the outdoor Rose Garden. A smaller celebration of 100 or less can book the medieval-style Castle Gould on the grounds.

Glamis Castle, Scotland

glamis castle

Glamis Castle is the home of the 14th-century noble couple, Sir John Lyon and Princess Johanna. The castle has gorgeous well-kept rooms and grounds with perfect vistas for your wedding photography. 

They also offer excellent wedding packages that include an event manager and the use of multiple castle spaces fit for all seasons. 

Rhodes Hall, GA 

rhodes hall

Located in the heart of Atlanta, Rhodes Hall offers a stunning Romanesque Revival-style mansion with options for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies. Dubbed the “castle on Peachtree,” the house was built in 1904 and maintains original features like stained glass windows and a grand mahogany staircase. 

You can also take incredible photos from the roof with the buzzing Atlanta downtown as your backdrop.

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