Venue Name: Warwick Castle
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.