In a beautiful and dramatic setting such as Highclere Castle, your wedding day could be a real life experience as glamorous and magical as any depicted on Downton Abbey.

Please note: unfortunately with the continued uncertainty of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to not hold any further weddings in 2022 or 2023. Feeling positive for the future, we hope that 2024 will be easier to navigate and that we can welcome more weddings here at Highclere Castle. However, at this stage we are unable to make plans for 2024, so please do check back at a later date.

Our dedicated team of friendly and professional staff are ready to help you with every detail to ensure you have the day you have dreamed of, made all the more memorable with stunning photographs in Jackdaws Castle, on the lawns and in the State Rooms.

Brides are welcome to prepare for their day in an elegant south-facing bedroom in the Castle. Enjoy making an entrance walking around the first floor Gallery above your guests, before descending the sweeping Oak Staircase into the Saloon, which sits at the very heart of the Castle. The Saloon is the room which is licensed for the civil marriage ceremony.

Highclere Castle is a perfect setting for the smaller more intimate wedding, whether for just the bridal couple or for a gathering of up to 40 close family and friends. In the summer, the happy couple may choose a champagne reception followed by a traditional afternoon tea for up to 80 guests. We have a dedicated wedding co-ordinator to help you plan your day, and be on-hand throughout.

Banqueting at the Castle

Highclere Castle has a highly experienced, first class, in-house catering team.

Working under the expert guidance of Head Chef, Paul Brooke-Taylor, our kitchen team prepare delicious menus of the highest quality, marrying only the best possible seasonal ingredients, to create exciting menu that continues the proud tradition for fine food, the hallmark of the Carnarvon family.

Exclusive Use Venue

The Castle and surrounding Gardens are available to you exclusively for your special day, with stunning views across the Capability Brown designed landscape, follies and parkland.

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].