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Farnham Castle

Farnham Castle

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Farnham Castle

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  • Historic Grade I-listed castle wedding venue
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies up to 200 guests
  • Seven wedding locations including outdoor
  • Capacity for 200 day guests and 300 evening
  • Complimentary use of Bridal Preparation Gatehouse
  • Beautiful honeymoon suite for the newlyweds
  • 33 guest bedrooms for your nearest and dearest
  • Two on-site chapels for Church of England marriages

Located within five acres of beautiful gardens, overlooking the charming town of Farnham, is the Grade I-listed Farnham Castle. Its history and heritage combine with its stylish and contemporary features making it a unique venue with its elevated position and stunning views providing picturesque scenes for your special memories that will last a lifetime.

The castle dates back to the early Norman era and is able to accommodate up to 200 guests for civil ceremonies or formal seated dining wedding receptions. An additional 100 guests may be invited for evening receptions. The castle features a range of 34 bedrooms including a magnificent bridal suite, plus two chapels are available for Church of England wedding ceremonies.

History

Farnham Castle is an historic Grade I-listed wedding venue in Surrey. Its history dates back to the 12th century with the then Bishop of Winchester Henry of Blois, who created the original wooden stockade around 1129. As with all castles, the size and grandeur of the earliest structure increased steadily over time, with royal visitors such as King John and Prince Louis of France, then later Queen Elizabeth I, King James I and more gracing the castle over the centuries.

In 2005, wedding celebrations were introduced, with receptions taking place within the grand, ancient walls of the castle, and the venue was finally awarded a civil ceremony licence in 2012.

Facilities

The Gatehouse

Farnham Castle offer complimentary use of The Gatehouse for you and your bridal party on the morning of your wedding. It features an elegant lounge, full length mirrors, three dressing rooms and more. Order a brunch hamper and enjoy sipping celebratory Champagne with your best girls before your wedding celebrations commence.

Wedding Ceremonies

Farnham Castle has two lovely chapels that can be used for Church of England wedding ceremony. The Norman Chapel would be the perfect chapel for a traditional wedding. It features an historic grand stone arch, wooden floors, and beautiful church windows, and can seat up to 80 wedding guests.

Alternatively, if you would like an intimate ceremony for up to 60 guests, you can use The Bishop's Chapel. This space has stunning white walls and architectural design, which reflects the rich history of the castle.

Outdoor weddings can take place under the Fox’s arch, and the most popular wedding ceremony space is the bright and airy Lantern Hall. Alternatively, The Great Hall, Winchester Suite or The Library are all licensed and beautiful for wedding ceremonies at Farnham Castle.

During the spring, summer and autumn months, celebratory drinks and canapés take place on the Great Lawn which offers spectacular views over the market town of Farnham.

The Great Hall

The 12th-century Great Hall features a grand fireplace and exquisite gold framed portraits that is ideal for seated dining. The wooden floor, beautiful stained glass windows and soft neutral colour scheme make The Great Hall a spectacular space that will impress your guests.

There is also The Gallery Bar, which overlooks The Great Hall.

Seated dining capacity - 200 guests
Evening reception capacity - 300 guests

Accommodation

Aside from a stunning, complimentary honeymoon suite for the newlywed couple to enjoy, Farnham Castle also offers 33 luxuriously appointed single, double, twin and family bedrooms for overnight guests. All rooms are ensuite and competitively priced. Get in touch to find out more.

If you would like to celebrate your big day at the historic Farnham Castle, then please use the contact details to find out more information about this dream castle wedding venue in Surrey.

Address
Farnham Castle
Castle Street
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 0AG

Reviews

  • Michael & Francesca – 07/03/2020

    We would like to sincerely thank you and the entire staff for the wonderful wedding weekend we held at Farnham Castle on 7th March 2020. The entire event was extremely well organised, the food was wonderful and of course the castle provided a rich and historical setting for the celebrations. We are still looking back with excitement and fond memories at the many photos and videos share from the day, and our international guests talk about the fantastic time enjoyed by friends and family. Thank you once again.

  • Kiri & Brian – 18/10/2019

    I am still coming down from the high of the day. I cannot put into words how extremely happy we were with the organisation leading up to and on the day of the event, the attention to detail, and how tentative absolutely every staff member were to us and our guests. In addition the little extra touches like being handed a Champagne after our first dance and having all of our gifts and a bottle of Champagne waiting for us in the room! Everyone has got in contact with us, saying how amazing the evening was and how well everything was organised and flowed, honestly cannot thank you and the team enough.

  • Angelin & Sanjay – 23/06/2019

    To all at Farnham Castle, just wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding day so amazing and special. Heather was an amazing support during the lead up and on the day and we cannot thank you enough for helping us organise our day. The whole team during the day worked well with us to make sure everything was going smoothly to plan. Everyone was so accommodating and approachable. You all work incredibly hard and we are both still buzzing from our day! Our guests have had nothing but positive comments about the beautiful venue, friendly staff, delicious food and drinks, and are still raving about how amazing the day was. Hopefully we will get to meet again soon...we are encouraging guests to have their wedding at Farnham Castle, so we can experience it all again! :)

  • Jessica Blackall – 28/12/2016

    My husband and I would like to thank Farnham castle's wedding and catering team. The day was a fairy tale come true. Louise in reception and accommodation was particularly helpful. Jemma and team made the day run very smoothly. We didn't notice any hitches at all. Like clockwork. The food was fantastic too. Truly the best day we have ever had. Thank you.

  • Hayley Frost – 23/11/2016

    Farnham Castle is not only a beautiful wedding venue but the team are fantastic and helped make my day absolutely perfect. Everything was attended to and I didn't have a worry at all leading up to or on the day. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a flawless venue and wedding team!

  • Lorraine Mason – 30/08/2016

    This venue is absolute perfection. My daughter and her fiancé got married on Sunday and I cannot fault, in any way, the whole process. From the initial booking 2 years ago until the event, Harriet and the team have worked tirelessly and professionally to ensure everything went as planned. Nothing was too much trouble, we only had to ask and it was done. We have had so many lovely comments and are overwhelmed at how magical the day was. The castle itself is truly enchanting, the food is out of this world and the staff are truly exceptional in their proficiency and care. All this topped off by Harriet's calming, happy personality, it is worthy of 10 stars. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for making the day wonderful, not just for the bride and groom, but for everyone who attended.

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