Cotswolds Castles

14 Jul 2011

Cotswolds Castles

There has already been one princess wedding this year, and now it can be your turn to create your own fairytale by holding your wedding in a Cotswolds castle.

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The region is famous for it’s beautiful, tranquil countryside and gentle hillsides (‘wolds’). You can combine this rural, typically English charm with historic grandeur by choosing one of the many castles in the region as your wedding venue.

Sherborne Castle is just one example. Weddings held here certainly will not lack that historic element; the castle was built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594. The Castle features two rooms licensed for civil ceremonies, the Solarium – Sir Walter Raleigh’s original front parlour, and the Tudor Entrance Hall. The beautiful 18th century lakeside Orangery is also licensed and provides a light and airy setting for Wedding Receptions, with the option of a marquee for increased capacity.

With the Gingko Lawn and lake pier, the Castle and surrounding Gardens, this is a beautifully romantic wedding setting, and a wedding photographer’s paradise.

The Reception facilities are offered on a venue only basis, allowing couples to create their very own character for their special day.

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Berkeley Castle is another very popular choice with wedding couples, now celebrating over thirty weddings a year. Its home town, the picturesque market town of Berkeley is fast becoming known as the wedding capital of the Cotswolds.

To promote Berkeley as a centre of wedding excellence, a number of local suppliers have come together to form the Cotswolds Wedding Guild. The group is the brainchild of Pippa Springer, co-founder of the Veils of Berkeley bridal wear shop.

The members of the Guild pride themselves on producing quality products services in conjunction with outstanding customer service. Although it is a new organisation the Guild is already planning events and marketing ideas to promote weddings in the area.

Members of the Guild include Adam Drake Photography, Berkeley Flowers, Cleeve Cake Company and Berkeley Castle, where one such event is being held: a Wedding Open Evening on Wednesday 14th September, between 5pm and 8pm.

It will be a fantastic opportunity for brides and grooms-to-be to view the Castle and meet local florists, caterers, photographers, accommodation and transport providers, musicians, beauticians and toastmasters.

Suppliers will also be providing special offers and discounts available only at this event, and there will be some fabulous prizes to be won during the evening including champagne, wines, gift vouchers and hotel accommodation.

Couples can take a tour of the Gardens and Castle and will also receive a goodie bag packed with information and goodies.

You could book the whole wedding in just one night!

The event is free to attend, just register with the Events Co-ordinator by phone on 01453 810332 or e-mail

So, thanks to the Cotswold Wedding Guild, Berkeley truly is a great place to enjoy your Cotswold wedding.

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