Venues Farnham Castle
Farnham Castle
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 150 guests
  • Seated dining for up to 150 guests
  • Evening reception capacity up to 200 guests
  • Complimentary use of The Gatehouse the bridal party
  • Complimentary honeymoon suite for the newlyweds
  • Exclusive use venue

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 150 guests for civil ceremonies or formal seated dining, and 200 for reception parties. The castle features a range of 32 bedrooms including a bridal suite, two chapels are available for Anglican marriage services.

History

Needless to say, as a Grade I-listed structure, Farnham Castle has heaps of history, commencing in the 12th century with the then Bishop of Winchester Henry of Blois, who is credited with having 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

Ceremonies

Farnham Castle has two lovely chapels that can be used for Church of England marriage services. If you would like a traditional and simple ceremony The Norman Chapel would be the chapel for you with a wooden floor and grand stone arch.

Alternatively, if you would like an intimate ceremony you can use The Bishops Chapel that has stunning white walls and architectural design, which reflects the rich history of the Castle.

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, everything you need for your bridal preparations is here.

The Lantern Hall

The Lantern Hall is the castle’s premier room, which dates back to Norman times. It is a bright and neutral space set within a simple and serene area with impressive stone arches, natural wood flooring and magnificent lancet windows combine to create a truly romantic space for exchanging your vows.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 150 Guests

The Stone Hall

This room is ideally positioned for the moments immediately following your ceremony, where you can enjoy sparkling wine and delicious canapés, before continuing on to the reception.

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 - 150 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 200 Guests

Accommodation

The castle is capable of sleeping up to 60 wedding guests in its 32 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, and their simply stunning honeymoon suite is included in most packages. 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 above to find out more information about this fantastic wedding venue.

Upcoming Wedding Open Days

Sunday 15th October from 11 AM - 3 PM and Monday 16th October from 4 PM - 8 PM

Come along to Farnham Castle to meet their in-house and recommended suppliers, sample some delicious canapés and cocktails, and to see the venue decorated to the theme of the Four Seasons.

Visit their website to register and receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly and a goodie bag on arrival!

Address
Farnham Castle
Castle Street
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 0AG

Reviews

  • 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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