Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All the weddings at Farnham Castle are so special we couldn't possibly answer that question. We love seeing how every couple bring their own theme or floral scheme to the venue - and there's nothing more beautiful than a stunning floral installation hanging from our chandelier centrepiece in the Great Hall.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Choose a venue where the staff understand what you are looking for from your day and will make it as stress-free as possible so that you and your guests can enjoy every moment.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Every wedding is different, at the moment though we are seeing a trend of charity pin badges as favours. Often it is a charity very close to the hearts of the couple and means a lot to them to give back and include them on their special day.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Stunning, historic, unique, exceptional and elegant.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
We are lucky to have a fantastic grounds team who keep our five acres of gardens looking beautiful all year round. Plus being an 11th century Castle, there are some fabulous architectural features around the entire venue. The Rose Garden is a favourite location for wedding photography as is the historic Keep, and the Fox's Steps for those all important confetti shots.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Everyone, guest, bride or groom is a VIP at Farnham Castle. Recently though, Rod Stewart and his charming wife Penny Lancaster attended a wedding at the Castle. In true celeb style, they arrived by helicopter.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Our chefs are passionate about the food they create and the taste sensations which come with canapes. We have over 40 to choose from on our menu so this a very tough question to answer.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Again, our chefs are really creative when it comes to evening food. We have a huge choice of evening wedding reception food, including a selection of favourites from Wood Fired Pizza to Paella and event Street Food. We even have Churros or doughnut stations available! Speak to our team to find out more.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Farnham Castle was built for the Bishops of Winchester so, as well as several areas licensed for civil ceremonies, we also have two unique and beautiful chapels for ceremonies or blessings.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our team. They keep everything running like clockwork and always strive to make sure that each couple has the wedding day of their dreams, surrounded by their loved ones. They are all so helpful and friendly and we receive a lot of comments about how they have made a wedding so smooth, stress free and enjoyable. That's down not only to our Wedding Specialists and hospitality team, but also our housekeeping, chefs, reception and our maintenance staff. We'd love to meet you!