Weddings and fairy-tales are synonymous, that’s a fact. Every bride has dreamed of their big day since watching Disney as a child. So what better way to live out a typical Princess fairy-tale than by getting hitched in a castle? Whether you are getting married at home or abroad, a castle is a spectacular venue that will impress your guests and make for an unforgettable day.
So we have picked some of the most magical and enchanting castle venues that Europe has to offer:
1. Castello Borghese, Rome, Italy
Rome is one of the most romantic cities of the world, making it the perfect location for your destination wedding. Just outside of this dynamic and cultured city, sits a splendid 16th century castle with extraordinary views.
Yes, since 2010 The Borghese Castle has allowed legal civil union celebrations on its sea-facing terrace, in its wide gardens, or inside the grand castle itself. It’s the destination wedding venue of dreams.
2. Chateau Challain, France
A beautiful castle in the Western region of France, this enchanting fairy-tale castle even has a package which includes professional destination wedding planning, photography, bridal suites, make-up, world-class cuisine and much more. Not only will you be able to enjoy an unbelievable venue for your wedding, but you can relax knowing they will have everything sorted.
3. Santa Catalina Castle, Malaga, Spain
A destination wedding in Spain is an easily accessible option that offers some amazing castle venues.
The Parador in Jaen, southern Spain, not only lets you enjoy the amazing climate of Andalucia, but has room for almost 300 guests. Local delicacies for your reception combine with dramatic surroundings to create a truly fantastic experience.
Paradores is a chain of Spanish hotels that combines amazing buildings, dramatic settings and elegant decor with a great dining experience. Now, if you’re planning a destination wedding in Spain, doesn’t this sound like the perfect combination of elements for your big day? Click here for more of their Spanish castle venues
4. Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire, UK
If you would rather tie the knot in the UK, then you won’t have to sacrifice grandeur or charm when it comes to this venue. It’s safe to say we LOVE Thornbury Castle, a luxury castle hotel in Gloucestershire. Situated on the edge of the Cotsworlds, this 16th century fairy-tale retreat has previously welcomed Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
At this historic Tudor venue, you’ll be surrounded by pristine gardens and an enchanting vineyard, so your day will be nothing less than perfect. Thornbury’s event planners understand what it takes to organise an immaculate wedding of splendour and luxurious stay.
5. Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavarian Alps, Germany
It’s the castle inspiration for Disney’s Cinderella, and it can also be the backdrop to your special day! This gorgeous castle in Germany stands tall overlooking the Hohenschwangau valley, and although you cannot get married inside one of its 200 luxurious rooms, you can have your al fresco ceremony on the grass below it.
So with such an array of castle venues, either at home or away, you can now achieve the fairy-tale day you have always dreamed of, at the same time as impressing your guests with grandeur and European charm.
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