Farnham Castle

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£4000 - £10500 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
34 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
FARNHAM CASTLE COVID-19 Update October 2020: We are pleased to confirm that Covid-secure show-rounds of Farnham Castle are available to book. Our teams have been working hard to ensure that appropriate protocols have been met regarding social distancing and cleanliness. Farnham Castle is a versatile venue and there is plenty of space within the Castle to guarantee your comfort and safety. We do believe that seeing a wedding venue in person shines a different light compared to what you may have already seen online and we would absolutely love the opportunity to show you around Farnham Castle on a date and time convenient to you. Please contact us to book your appointment to visit Farnham Castle. We’d love to hear from you. 01252 720402 | weddings@farnhamcastle.com
Bridebook Deal
Midweek Offer Available
Mid-Week Wedding Offer
Bridebook Deal
15 Person 'Platinum' Weddings
15 Person 'Platinum' Weddings
Farnham Castle is an historic, spacious and truly beautiful wedding venue with accommodation in Surrey. Our extraordinary venue offers versatile space and flexibility for socially distanced weddings.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£4,000
Maximum Price
£10,500
Use of the Wedding Venue from 8am until 10am the following morning. This includes the Gatehouse with 3 dressing rooms, the Great Lawn overlooking Farnham, The Stone Hall perfect for a drinks reception, The Lantern Hall beautiful for a ceremony, The Great Hall for dining like royalty, The Gallery Bar uniquely overlooking the Hall, The Library where guests can enjoy breakfast and The Honeymoon Suite for the happy couple on the Wedding night.

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£95
Maximum Price
£185
• Complimentary use of the Gatehouse for the bridal party to prepare on the morning of your wedding • Two reception drinks per person • A selection of canapés • Three course wedding breakfast • Coffee and petit fours • Half a bottle of house wine per adult • Glass of bubbly for the toast • Menu tasting for the wedding couple at one of our exclusive tasting events • Luxury Honeymoon Suite for the wedding couple • Dedicated wedding specialist who will guide you throughout the planning • Cake stand and knife

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£8,750
Maximum Price
£20,500
Number of Guests Included
50
Hire of the Lantern Hall for your Civil Ceremony • Room hire for your day and evening reception • Complimentary use of the Gatehouse for the bridal party to prepare on the morning of your wedding • Two reception drinks per person • A selection of canapés • Three course wedding breakfast • Coffee and petit fours • Half a bottle of house wine per adult • Glass of bubbly for the toast • Menu tasting for the wedding couple at one of our exclusive tasting events • Luxury Honeymoon Suite for the wedding couple • Dedicated wedding specialist who will guide you throughout the planning • Cake stand and knife
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
300
No. of Bedrooms
34
Sleeps No. of People
75
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Venue

City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Perfectly positioned at the crown of Castle Street, this romantic and elegant venue features incredible photographic opportunities at a one of the most unique castle venues in Southern England. Located between the North and South Downs and just an hour from central London, lies an exceptional venue waiting to be discovered. Overlooking the historic crafting town of Farnham and nestled amongst five acres of iconic grounds, here you will find a passionate team of world-class chefs who will create outstanding modern British cuisine for your wedding day. Wedding Ceremonies Farnham Castle offers 5 unique locations to hold your romantic wedding ceremony. The Lantern Hall dates to Norman times and is perfect for your civil ceremony. A simple and serene setting for up to 150 guests with impressive stone arches, natural wood floor and beautiful lancet windows that allow the natural light to filter through, creating a truly romantic setting for exchanging your vows. The Castle is also home to two beautiful chapels for couples that would like a Church of England marriage service. The Norman Chapel seating 80 guests, offers traditional and simple features with a wooden floor and grand stone arch, whilst The Bishop's Chapel for around 60 guests is perfect for a more intimate ceremony with stunning white walls and architectural design reflecting the rich history of the Castle. Speak to our team about outdoor wedding celebrations. Wedding Receptions The Great Hall features a grand fireplace and magnificent gilt framed portraits is a stunning setting for your seated dining and later evening celebrations. The wooden floor, beautiful stained-glass windows and soft neutral colour scheme make The Great Hall a spectacular space to truly impress your guests. Choose from a selection of menus, all created by our expert in-house kitchen team. Once your celebrations come to an end, Farnham Castle offers 34 guest bedrooms, including a dream honeymoon suite for the newlyweds.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Stephen Hamilton, General Manager
We love weddings, we love watching people celebrate, and most of all, we love that our historic venue gets better and better with age. We understand that no two couples are the same, but our venue is spacious, flexible, and set up to help you experience the wedding of your dreams. Nothing compares to seeing Farnham Castle in person, so we invite and encourage couples to visit us, to realise what a hidden gem we have here in Surrey. We promise, you won’t be disappointed.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(45)
Parents of the Groom
Wedding: September 2020
October 2020
A Marvelous Occasion
We just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for the tremendous effort that you all put in to making Victoria and Tom’s wedding such a marvelous occasion. From being able to arrange the wedding in five days, to the excellent service that we received on the day and the delicious breakfast the following day. It is a beautiful setting and we were very fortunate with the weather. The venue allows for very relaxed atmosphere and various areas to accommodate the guests.
Parents of the Bride
Wedding: September 2020
October 2020
A Roaring Success
We just wanted to thank you again, and the rest of the team, for all your efforts to make Victoria & Tom’s day such a roaring success. Everything appeared to roll along quite seamlessly and everyone was so nice and helpful.
Victoria & Tom
Married in September 2020
October 2020
Thank You for Making the Magic Happen
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making everything this weekend. We appreciate that it obviously can't have been easy turning things around in 5 days - getting chefs and staff off furlough, and the venue prepared for it in such a short amount of time. I think we can say it was certainly a very full on week, but I hope that you will agree that it was worth it! Everything on the day went perfectly, and there's nothing we'd have changed about it (apart from perhaps having the other 100 guests there!). Having Steve there from start to end was amazing, and all of the staff were so delightful - we felt like it was our home from home by the time we left on Monday morning, and that's undoubtedly down to the staff. We have had so many compliments about the food, everyone was saying how delicious it was, and you wouldn't get that at a fine dining restaurant. So glad we finally got to have the scotch egg! So thank you, for making all that magic happen at such short notice.
Cheryl & Mark
Married in September 2020
October 2020
A Lovely Experience
We just wanted to thank you for hard work on our wedding day. It was beautiful and we really had a lovely experience.
Anu & Chris
Married in September 2020
September 2020
It felt like a dream!
We had a really lovely day – in fact it felt like a dream! Everything you did worked brilliantly and everyone has been saying what a lovely venue we had.
Michael and Francesca
Married in March 2020
November 2019
A wonderful wedding weekend at Farnham Castle
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 0AG, England

Nearest Town

Farnham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3 Junction 5

Nearest Train Station

Farnham

Nearest Airport

Heathrow and Gatwick

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Press & Awards
(8)

Industry Awards (4)

The Wedding Industry Awards 2017 Regional Winner
The Wedding Industry Awards 2020 Finalist
Wedding Dates 2017 Top Rated Wedding Venue
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All the weddings at Farnham Castle are so special I couldn't possibly answer that question. One ceremony which does however stand out from this summer, is one which took place in our beautiful Bishop's Palace. It's an intimate space and is used only a few timeT per year. the decorations were so personal to the couple and the setting so atmospheric, it was a real pleasure.

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. The rose garden is a favourite location for wedding pictures as is the ancient Keep, and the Fox's Steps for those all important confetti shots. One of my favourite pictures though is a chance photo of a Bride and Groom stealing a moment and sharing a kiss in the doorway to our reception area. It's an intimate moment in time captured forever.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Everyone, guest or bride or groom is a VIP at Farnham Castle. Last year 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. I loved fish so I guess I'd have to go with the Salmon and herb fish cake, fried quail egg and dill aioli. Although I am quite partial to our chefs take on traditional favourites such as Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish cream and the Rich shepherd’s pie with creamy mashed potato.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Again, our chefs are really creative when it comes to evening food. We have a huge choice of: Wood Fired Pizza American Diner Firepit Barbecue Paella Spit Roast: Chicken or Lamb Hog Roast Street Food Noodle Bar Burrito Bar Southern Fare Sausage & Bacon Rolls Cheese Board Charcuterie Board Cheese Stack Wedding Cake

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Farnham Castle was built for the Bishops of Winchester so, as well as five 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 smiley, we get 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. They are the beating heart of Farnham Castle.