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Farnham Castle

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£3500 - £9750 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
33 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Farnham Castle is a multi-award-winning Wedding venue with stunning, historic buildings, beautiful grounds, world class dining and guest accommodation.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,500
Maximum Price
£9,750
Use of the Wedding Venue from 8am until 10am the following morning. This includes the Gatehouse with 3 dressing rooms, the Great Lawn ...
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In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£95
Maximum Price
£163
• Complimentary use of the Gatehouse for the bridal party to prepare on the morning of your wedding • Two reception drinks per person ...
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Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£8,750
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 Gatehous...
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Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
270
No. of Bedrooms
33
Sleeps No. of People
72
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Presiding high above Farnham town centre, between the North and South Downs and just an hour from central London, lies an exceptional venue waiting to be discovered. Originally built in the 11th century for the Bishops of Winchester as a place to relax and entertain, Farnham Castle is now one of the most exclusive wedding venues in England. This stunning venue is renowned for its magnificent grounds, world-class dining and the highest standards of hospitality. Set in five acres of beautiful gardens, its elevated position and stunning views create the perfect backdrop for those special memories that will last a lifetime. Unique, elegant and romantic, it’s no surprise that Farnham Castle is considered to be one of the most iconic wedding venues in England. The Lantern Hall dates to Norman times and is perfect for your civil ceremony. A simple and serene setting 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. Farnham Castle has two beautiful chapels for couples that would like a Church of England marriage service. The Norman Chapel offers traditional and simple features with a wooden floor and grand stone arch, whilst The Bishops Chapel is perfect for a more intimate ceremony with stunning white walls and architectural design reflecting the rich history of the Castle. The Great Hall, with its grand fireplace and magnificent gilt framed portraits is a stunning setting for your seated dining. The wooden floor, beautiful stained-glass windows and soft neutral colour scheme make The Great Hall a spectacular space to truly impress your guests.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
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Jennnifer and Isaac
Married in September 2018
November 2018
A fairytale dream come true
Honestly can’t rate this venue high enough! The location was perfect for us and the whole day went like clockwork thanks to the amazing staff they have! The food is just ...
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Steve and Alan
Wedding: September 2018
November 2019
Brilliant venue well worth looking at
Working here as wedding photographers for high end clients in this stunning venue we highly recommend. There are loads of images you can create which we love and the mana...
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Lucy Coe
Married in November 2017
January 2018
5 stars all round
We looked at about 12 venues and Farnham Castle was our clear favourite from the moment we drove up the driveway. We just got 'that feeling'. We fell in love with the bea...
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Claire
Wedding: October 2016
October 2016
An amazing venue...
An amazing venue. The rooms, ceremony room, breakfast room, honeymoon suite (OMG)... just everything was perfect
Daniel
Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
Staff...
Staff and venue made the day more speical. Anything you wanted was done without any hassle. 10/10 for everything!!!!
Nicky
Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
We had already decided on the venue but the team...
We had already decided on the venue but the team at the Castle were excellent from the start, keeping in contact and catering for all our requirements. They are very pro...
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January 2020 Open Day

19th January 2020
You are cordially invited to attend our Wedding Open Day to experience the grandeur Farnham Castle at a leisurely pace allowing you to take time planning and imagining your wedding day.
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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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Industry Awards (2)

TWIA 2017 Regional Winner
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FAQ
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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 times. 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 huge choice - Wood Fired Pizza American Diner Firepit Barbecue from 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 four 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.