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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
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: Lottie
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
(24)
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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.
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 2016
Many guests praised the castle and surroundings
“Many thanks for a wonderful day. Many guests praised the castle and surroundings.”
Bobby and Emma
Married in October 2019
October 2020
The most perfect day!
As soon as I looked round Hedingham Castle I knew it was my dream wedding venue. What could be more romantic then getting married in a castle! The whole process from start to finish felt so calm and relaxed and nothing was too much trouble, including catering for allergies (I’m colieac and my worst nightmare would have been getting ill on my wedding day) I must give a special mention to Sarah who is one of the friendliest and loveliest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. She was so accommodating and made planning feel so much easier for me! My husband and I had the most perfect autumn wedding in the most dream location. It really was the best day of our lives.
Charlotte and Alex Robinson
Married in September 2019
October 2020
The most wonderful of days
Our wedding day was truly the happiest day of our lives, from the start to finish. Throughout the planning we were supported by the team at Hedingham, particularly Sarah and Lottie, with every detail organised to perfection. On the day itself, it was a beautiful morning that turned into a raging gale just before I was due to leave the beautiful bridal cottage. This meant that unfortunately we weren't able to use the Rolls Royce or have the garden games we had requested but the money we had put up for those went behind the bar instead which worked out really well. The ceremony itself was beautiful, lit up by candles it looked absolutely stunning and it was the perfect setting for us to become Mr and Mrs. Our photos inside are gorgeous and we went upstairs to the minstrals gallery after the ceremony for some portrait pics which were amazing. We were SO lucky in that the rain held off just long enough for us to get some amazing photos on the bridge with our confetti as well! Our drinks reception in the house was really well catered for and drinks we had left over were then offered to our guests at the bar which was great as they weren't wasted and we didn't have to take them home. The marquee was beautiful and the food was amazing, we we absolutely delighted at how it all went. We did run slightly behind because we have a receiving line which took quite a while but that was lovely because it gave us a chance to greet all our guests. However, I would recommend getting married at 2pm rather than 3pm if you can for this reason as I think the extra hour would have made the timings smoother. One of the things which was so lovely was that Sarah and all members of the team we saw on that day seemed as excited and happy as we were and I was touched that, at the end of the evening Sarah made a special effort to come and say goodbye to us and make sure we had everything we needed. The bridal cottage I got ready in was so lovely, there was plenty of space for me, my four bridesmaids, a friend and our two mums as well as hair and make up and we had a really special morning together. In fact, we loved the bridal cottage SO much we hired it out again for our first anniversary and had a wonderful relaxing weekend back at the place we got married. The day was truly wonderful and we will treasure the memories forever!!!

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
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Industry Awards (3)

Essex Wedding Awards 2016 - Something Different Venue
Hudsons Heritage Awards 2017 - Best Wedding Venue
FAQ
(6)

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.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic Luxury Unique Romantic Fairytale

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 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.

Bridebook Benefits

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