Private Venue Hire

Highclere Castle is the perfect place to hold a reception to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding anniversary or engagement.

Up to 150 guests can enjoy drinks and canapés throughout the State Rooms, where our exceptional guides can talk through the famous artwork, elegant furniture and answer any questions guests may have about Downton Abbey and more. Our events team would be delighted to arrange music or entertainment to suit your occasion and, if the weather is kind, guests can flow onto the South lawn to view the rolling parkland that surrounds the Castle.


Whether you are celebrating 10, 25 or 50 years of wedded bliss or wishing to mark a milestone birthday, Highclere Castle provides a magnificent setting for an unforgettable reception, lunch or dinner that brings your family and friends together.


Highclere Castle is delighted to have set the scene the most elegant engagement parties and our events team pride themselves in providing the highest level of service. Celebrate your engagement with friends and family here at the Castle, where everything is tailored to you.

Private Photography

Celebrate any event with an exclusive photoshoot here at Highclere Castle. We can provide the perfect backdrop with exclusive photographs in the beautiful interiors of the Castle or in the gardens and follies surrounding it. Our team can recommend the best photographers, make-up artists and hairdressers to ensure you capture the most incredible photos of you, your partner, friends and family.

To find out more information about what Highclere Castle can offer you, please do call us on (01635) 253210 or e-mail the office at [email protected].