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Old Wardour Castle

Old Wardour Castle

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Old Wardour Castle

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  • Ceremony-only wedding venue
  • Beautiful, Grade I-listed, 14th century castle ruins
  • Stylish 18th century pavilion
  • Magnificent lake and stunning grounds
  • Civil ceremonies for up to 60 guests
  • Drinks reception for up to 60 guests
  • Outdoor ceremony among the castle ruins
  • Appears in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Did you once dream of getting married in a castle? Are you looking for a romantic venue that's infused with history? Do you desire a summer wedding with spectacular views? The hexagonal, 14th century Old Wardour Castle may be the perfect venue for you. Marry among the castle ruins and capture some amazing photographs in this ancient setting.

Within the gorgeous grounds surrounding the castle, stands the stylish 18th century Pavilion. This elegantly decorated building features tall windows that allow guests to enjoy stunning views of a beautiful lake. Situated just outside Tisbury in Wiltshire, Old Wardour Castle is a peaceful, tranquil and unforgettable venue for your wedding ceremony.


The castle was built in the 14th century for Lord Lovell, who wished for a luxurious setting for his extravagant parties. For 250 years, Old Wardour remained an elaborate venue for the gatherings of lords and ladies. However, the castle suffered much damage during the Civil War, leaving the magnificent ruins that still stand today.

The Facilities

You can marry within the castle ruins or, in the 18th century pavilion:

Castle Room

Hold a fairytale wedding among the medieval castle ruins. Historic stone walls provide a wonderfully contrasting backdrop for your floral decorations. You'll get some beautiful photographs within these ancient ruins.

You and your guests can then enjoy reception drinks within the nearby courtyard.

Civil ceremony capacity - 40 guests

Drinks reception capacity - 40 guests

The Pavilion

Your ceremony could be held within a gorgeous mock-gothic style pavilion that was originally built in 1773. Rich turquoise walls combine with enormous windows and stunning views of the adjoining lake to make a truly stunning ceremony venue.

Civil ceremony capacity - 60 guests

Drinks reception capacity - 60 guests


The team at Old Wardour Castle allow you to supply your own drinks for a post-ceremony toast. Any canapes must be provided by an English Heritage accredited caterer.


You can find many inns, hotels and B&Bs in the surrounding towns, such as Shaftesbury. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to find accommodation elsewhere, Tisbury train station is a 10 minute drive away from the castle.

For more information, or to book Old Wardour Castle for your wedding, please get in touch using the contact options at the top or bottom of this page.

Old Wardour Castle
Nr Tisbury


  • Nicole and Elan White

    Oh my goodness, what a bunch of wonderful people you are! You were so supportive, friendly and sweet and added to the magic and relaxed vibe of our magical day. Our guests were overwhelmed by the beauty of Old Wardour Castle. Many of them have said it is the best wedding they have ever been to! Thank you again for helping to make our special day the wedding we have always dreamed of.

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