Hedingham Castle

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£1950 - £7500 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
Hedingham Castle is open for viewings and taking bookings for 2021 and 2022. Look out for our special offers for next year. We look forward to welcoming you to the Castle.
Hedingham Castle is without doubt one of the most romantic wedding venues in England.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,950
Maximum Price
£7,500
The venue hire fee cost includes the following: Use of the Castle for the ceremony, use of the grounds, House, Marquee, all staff, cutlery, crockery, table linen, glassware, cake stand and knife, table plan easel, your own personal Wedding Coordinator, use of the Cottage for pre bridal preparations (for the bride and bridesmaids), the Cottage for your overnight stay and use of a Mercedes Car to transport everyone up to the Castle from the Cottage.

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£122
Maximum Price
£217
Minimum Number of Guests
70
Pricing guide based on a Ceremony with Marquee reception Price per head includes: Venue Hire (seasonal pricing applies) Full catering service including tables, chairs, tablecloths, cutlery & crockery Canapes (4 per person) 2 x Prosecco welcome drinks per person 3 course Wedding Breakfast Half a bottle of House Wine per person 1 x Champagne toasting drink per person The venue hire fee cost includes the following: Use of the Castle for the ceremony, use of the grounds, House, Marquee, all staff, cutlery, crockery, table linen, glassware, cake stand and knife, table plan easel, your own personal Wedding Coordinator, use of the Cottage for pre-bridal preparations (for the bride and bridesmaids), the Cottage for your overnight stay and use of a Mercedes Car to transport everyone up to the Castle from the Cottage. Terms & Conditions Apply
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£8,554
Maximum Price
£15,214
Number of Guests Included
70
Pricing guide based on a Ceremony with Marquee reception Price per head includes: Venue Hire (seasonal pricing applies) Full catering service including tables, chairs, tablecloths, cutlery & crockery Canapes (4 per person) 2 x Prosecco welcome drinks per person 3 course Wedding Breakfast Half a bottle of House Wine per person 1 x Champagne toasting drink per person The venue hire fee cost includes the following: Use of the Castle for the ceremony, use of the grounds, House, Marquee, all staff, cutlery, crockery, table linen, glassware, cake stand and knife, table plan easel, your own personal Wedding Coordinator, use of the Cottage for pre-bridal preparations (for the bride and bridesmaids), the Cottage for your overnight stay and use of a Mercedes Car to transport everyone up to the Castle from the Cottage. Terms & Conditions Apply
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
8
Sleeps No. of People
17
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
If you are looking for one of the most romantic settings in England, look no further than Hedingham Castle. Set in 160 acres of formal gardens, lakes and woods, the 900 year old Norman Keep provides a stunning centre point to your day. Ceremonies take place on the majestic Banqueting Floor of the Castle, with receptions in the permanent Marquee in the gardens of the Georgian Mansion House. Smaller receptions can also be held in the Castle itself, and the Garden Cottage is available for preparation and for the couple’s first night.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sarah
At Hedingham Castle we understand that the whole planning journey can feel at times rather intimidating. We are here to help. Offering you our vast knowledge and advice, ensuring that your planning process is enjoyable and stress free every step of the way. Every wedding is different, it is our objective to ensure that everyone has the best possible experience in creating a day that exceeds your dreams.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2004
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(27)
Sam & Kelly Wilson Hartles
Married in October 2020
October 2020
Our amazing Covid wedding!
Firstly, Hedingham Castle is a fairy tale venue! We couldn't of dreamt of a better day. We was originally meant to get married in May and postponed to October, going from 100 guests to just 15! Our amazing wedding coordinator Sarah was with us every step of the way, it wasn't easy getting there but we did :). I was worried people would get bored but they certainly didn't, I think everyone just let lose as we had waited so long for the day to finally be here ;). Thank you Hedingham and all the staff for our amazing day!
Pretty Faces Makeup
Wedding: October 2020
October 2020
A magical venue filled with love
I’ve been a recommended supplier at this phenomenal venue for 16 years. The service is impeccable. The communication is unbeatable and they are so supportive. I work in many venues but Hedingham castle is my favourite and the one I still get a buzz of excitement when I see. It’s truly romantic, historic and magical. Runs like a dream by a dedicated team of excellent staff. ❤️👰 🤵
Sally Kerr
Wedding: September 2020
October 2020
Simply the most fantastic venue we have the pleasure of working in!
From the stunning grounds, magical castle, caring and professional staff, you really couldn’t pick anywhere better for your big day.
Jan & Paul
Married in February 2020
February 2021
The best decision we ever made
Its our first anniversary today and all of the Hedingham Castle memories have been flooding back. A truly wonderful and magical venue. It was a truly memorable occasion enhanced by the attention of the fantastic team for whom nothing was too much trouble. Our Hedingham Castle experience will stay with us and our guests forever. Thank you Sarah and your outstanding Team
Madison and Aron
Married in November 2019
October 2020
Best Day Ever!
Got married at the Castle almost a year ago now! (1-11-19) I always knew this is the place I would get married but the reality on the day was beyond anything I expected! Our wedding coordinator Sarah and every other member of staff were beyond helpful and made the day flow with ease... it’s such a magical magical place to get married and we wish we could relive the day all over again!
Kayley and Paul Symonds
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Many guests praised the castle and surroundings
“Many thanks for a wonderful day. Many guests praised the castle and surroundings.”

Wedding Open Day

8th March 2020
11am to 2pm Free Admission
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bayley Street, Halstead, Essex, CO9 3DJ, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Braintree / Sudbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Braintree / Sudbury

Nearest Airport

Stansted Airport

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Press & Awards
(3)

Industry Awards (3)

Essex Wedding Awards 2016 - Something Different Venue
Hudsons Heritage Awards 2017 - Best Wedding Venue
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The receiving line that took an hour for 60 guests, they were all huggers, wonderful to watch and despite the salmon being ready, we were definitely not going to interrupt!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't stress! We will look after you every step of the way when you are planning your wedding at Hedingham Castle.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Personal vows are always a favourite. However the couple who asked their son to name the tables was cute, we had “Red Tractor” “Favourite Teddy” amongst others.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic Luxury Unique Romantic Fairytale

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

I love the lake, the backdrop is stunning.

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

Matt Le Blanc, Elizabeth Hurley, Sean Bean, Alexander McQueen, David Starkey, Jamie Lang, Jamie Oliver, Joey Essex, Izabella Blow, Helena Bonham-Carter, Stjepan Hauser, Ronan Keating, Larry Lamb, Anna Chancellor, James Fleet, Jay Kay, Matt Cardle, and Henry VII.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Either Salt Beef & Gherkin on Ciabatta, with Mustard Mayonnaise OR our delicious Mac 'n' Cheese bites.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our beautiful 900-year-old Norman Keep in which our wedding ceremonies are held.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are most proud of our personal touches. We are a family business and a family home and we love to welcome new couples into our family.