The Ceremony & Blessings

Traditional church ceremonies often take place is the particularly lovely St Mary the Virgin close by. Built in 1337, in the reign of Edward III, the church is set in tranquil woodland and is a haven for local wildlife.

Couples could choose to journey back to the Castle in horse drawn carriage or one of the Castle’s two vintage Rolls-Royces if they wish.

Civil Ceremonies can be held in the atmospheric 11th Century Great Hall (seats 120).

After the ceremony many couples opt for a blessing in the gorgeous Chapel, the building for which originates from the 6th Century.

The Chapel nestles in a charming walled rose garden directly opposite the Castle and a river swirling by alongside. The interior is atmospheric, intimate and light – think stained glass windows, Tudor beams; and a gallery ideal for musicians and photographers.

Blessings are not limited to CofE and your guests can either stand or sit depending on your style of Service.

After the blessing you and your guests will probably be ready for something to eat and drink…