If you’ve always dreamed of being a princess bride, you must be looking at wonderful castle weddings. With a sense of the historic and romantic, the castle wedding will be an event to remember. Check out a few fabulous castles for a romantic wedding.
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- Ashford Castle, Ireland
- Dalhousie Castle, Scotland
- The Artist’s Castle, France
- Paronella Park Castle, Australia
- Civitella Ranieri, Italy
- Falkenstein Castle, USA
- Pendennis Castle, England
- Carreg Cennen Castle, Wales
- Craigdarroch Castle, Canada
- Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
1. Ashford Castle, Ireland
Situated near the village of Cong in County Mayo and dating back to 1228, Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres of beautiful parkland and includes a 9 hole golf course. It has all of the features you would expect of a castle and many modern facilities, including an award-winning restaurant. You can stay here for your honeymoon, enjoying the countryside and the legendary Irish hospitality.
2. Dalhousie Castle, Scotland
Situated near the town of Bonnyrigg, Dalhousie Castle is full of history and romance that includes having played host to Mary Queen of Scots and Edward I. Surrounded by forest and set in a riverside pasture, it’s also a fabulous destination for your honeymoon. And one of the best parts of this castle is that an owl can even deliver your wedding rings.
3. The Artist’s Castle, France
The Artist’s Castle is situated in beautiful Cannes on the French Riviera and dates back to the 14th century on the site first settled by the Romans at least 2,000 years ago. This magnificent castle includes 2 towers, tall ramparts, fortified walls, a turreted gatehouse, and sea view terraces. Photos are taken in manicured formal gardens among the topiary and fountains.
4. Paronella Park Castle, Australia
Paronella Park Castle is one of the most wonderful locations that certainly deserves inclusion in any list of great wedding castles of the world. Paronella Park is a lush tropical Queensland reserve that boasts awesome gardens, lavish rainforest vegetation, rock pools, waterfalls, and ruins supplemented by beautiful butterflies, birds, and bandicoots.
5. Civitella Ranieri, Italy
A castle wedding in Italy is a little different from elsewhere. If you have a catholic service, you should get married in a church and then have a reception in the castle. Civil partnerships and protestant weddings can take place in the castle. Civitella Ranieri is a perfect location for weddings in Italy.
It’s a massive 13th century castle that rises in the heart of Chianti country in Tuscany. Exclusive and elegant, Civitella Ranieri has amazing views of the magnificent countryside, superb grounds, and delicious interior décor.
6. Falkenstein Castle, USA
Located near the town of Burnet in Texas, Falkenstein Castle looks like something out of a Disney fairy tale! Surrounded by forest and walls and perched on a hill, it is a real charm! The grounds are perfect with beautiful manicured gardens, lily ponds and fountains and the interior echoes the Old World of Europe.
7. Pendennis Castle, England
Pendennis Castle is the perfect venue for a fairytale wedding ceremony or a stylish reception. Built by King Henry VIII to fortify the Cornish coast, the castle is a great choice for a wedding. It’s one of the best preserved Tudor castles in England and it occupies the setting of headland near the well-known fishing port of Falmouth.
8. Carreg Cennen Castle, Wales
The 13th century Carreg Cennen Castle near Swansea in South Wales is definitely one of the most fabulous wedding castles! Voted Welsh building of the Millenium, it’s in ruins, and it sits on a fantastic hilltop location affording stunning views over the surrounding countryside. There is also a deep limestone cave right beneath the castle.
9. Craigdarroch Castle, Canada
Craigdarroch Castle is National Historic Site in Victoria, British Columbia. The castle’s revival features incorporate many characteristics of French, Spanish and Italian architecture from the 11th and 12th centuries. Everybody will be impressed by the sweeping oak staircase, stained glass and detailed woodwork.
10. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Castles in Germany aren’t licensed to perform weddings, so a civil wedding or church would need to occur with the reception in the castle. Neuschwanstein Castle is the epitome of romance, and it was definitely the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle!
Any of these castles are magical places for weddings. So which would you choose? Do you know any other fabulous castles for weddings? Share your thoughts, please!