Planning a wedding is a special, yet often stressful time for engaged couples. When it comes to choosing a wedding venue, it can become complicated when you begin to think about all the factors that can come into play like accommodation, vow and reception areas, decorating and more. This means that it can be important to choose somewhere that can cater to your needs while providing the perfect setting – and a fantastic choice could be a castle in a stunning location.
Top 3 reasons to choose a castle as a wedding venue
1. Breathtaking grounds
One of the aspects that will set a castle apart from other venues is the visual impact that they provide from the outside. Why not opt for a dark, rich Transylvania wedding experience at the unique Bran Castle in Romania, where your venue is literally perched atop an impressive rock formation? Your guests will be simply speechless as they pull up to a picturesque fairy-tale venue that hasn’t been touched by the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
2. Impressive indoor facilities
For those with a flair for the dramatic, nothing can provide elegant reception rooms, giant staircases and authentic architecture that’s steeped in history quite like a castle. From royal, to medieval, to Gothic themed weddings, you will have the ability to perform your vows in a way that suits your unique needs while giving your guests the experience of a lifetime.
Imagine exchanging your vows in a grand ballroom or on a spiral staircase adorned with ornate chandeliers and intricate carvings. Many castles offer indoor facilities that boast rich historical architecture, providing an elegant and regal setting for your special day. From towering stained glass windows to opulent banquet halls, the possibilities for creating a fairy tale wedding are endless. With a wide range of castle styles and themes to choose from, you can personalize your wedding to your unique tastes and preferences, while your guests bask in the enchanting atmosphere of a real-life castle.
3. Incredible photo opportunities
No other location will be able to provide the unique backdrop of a castle, no matter where you decide to take pictures. Some will have manicured gardens, others will have swan-filled lakes and others will provide a more Gothic ambience with graveyards and secret stairwells. All castles will have elegant interiors, unique features and more for photo opportunities you’ll never forget.
Every couple wants their wedding photos to be nothing short of stunning, and a castle wedding delivers on that front in spades. With sprawling grounds and grand architecture, castles provide a magical backdrop for wedding photos that will be cherished for a lifetime. From romantic shots in manicured gardens to whimsical images beside ornamental fountains, the possibilities are endless. And when it comes to indoor shots, castles are a treasure trove of unique features and elegant furnishings, such as grand staircases, velvet drapes, and antique fireplaces. The castle’s Gothic ambience can even add a mysterious touch to your photos, creating an unforgettable and timeless visual story of your special day.
Is a castle the right choice for you?
The great news is that castles often have the services and facilities to cater to the entire wedding – Bran Castle for example, offers an array of inclusive packages that cover aspects like transport to the venue (you could enjoy a chartered yacht or even a helicopter), accommodations for yourself and your loved ones and even tourist itineraries for the stay alongside the traditional things you’d expect like venue decoration and a champagne moment. When you chose a castle, nothing will be overlooked!