Farnham Castle

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£3000 - £11250 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
34 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
FARNHAM CASTLE COVID-19 Update: Our team would be delighted to book you an appointment to show you around Farnham Castle in person, on a date and at a time that works for you - 7 days a week! Please contact our team to check availability, request our beautiful brochures or to chat about your wedding plans. 01252 720402 | weddings@farnhamcastle.com
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Late Availability at Farnham Castle
Bridebook Deal
Midweek Offer Available
Mid-Week Weddings
Bridebook Deal
Intimate Weddings for 15 or 30 guests
Intimate Weddings for 15 or 30 guests
Farnham Castle is a dream venue offering a complimentary bridal preparation suite, in Surrey. Our extraordinary Castle offers versatile space, accommodation and flexibility for larger guest numbers.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,000
Maximum Price
£11,250
Use of the Wedding Venue from 8am until 10am the following morning. Our venue hire rates include access to our bridal preparation Gatehouse, the Great Lawn overlooking Farnham, The Stone Hall perfect for a drinks reception, The Lantern Hall beautiful for your wedding ceremony, The Great Hall for dining and celebrating, 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. We're also able to offer 32 additional en-suite bedrooms available for overnight guests to pre-book, subject to availability. We offer per-head Menus which include reception drinks, canapes, and a three, four or five course dining experience with paired wines. Please speak to us directly to receive our price guide via email, or if you would like to receive an instant wedding quote over the phone based on a specific date and your guest numbers.
What is included in this pricing:
Couple accommodation included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£125
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, Four or Five course dining experience • 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 Our menus have been carefully crafted by our in-house chef of 17 years. We'd be delighted to chat to you about specific dishes or amendments to our existing dishes if required.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£9,250
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, four or five course wedding breakfast • Teas, Speciality Coffee and petit fours • Half a bottle of 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 Every wedding enquiry we receive is different, but we would love the opportunity to chat about our Beaufort, Montague and Winchester Menus, along with the options available for your day, and our future wedding date availability. We'd love to share more about Weddings at Farnham Castle.
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
Exclusive use
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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

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 Wedding Venues in Southern England. Located between the North and South Downs and just an hour from central London, lies our hidden gem, 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 experienced chefs who will create outstanding modern British cuisine for your wedding day, plus a Specialist Wedding Planning team to support you, every step of the way! Beautiful Wedding Ceremonies Farnham Castle offers several 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 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 eligible couples who 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 Bishop's Chapel is perfect for a more intimate ceremony with stunning white walls and architectural design reflecting the history of the Castle. Impressive 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: Kathleen Edwards, Venue Director
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
(49)
Leah
Married in June 2021
July 2021
Best Service, Best Food!
We just wanted to send a massive Thank you for everything you did for our wedding at the weekend. Everyone we have spoken with has said it’s the best venue they have ever been to, best service, best food and the best wedding they have ever experienced. We chose Farnham Castle because of the service and the staff and you guys did not disappoint us. We are still reminiscing parts of the day and we wish we could do it all over again. Everything was just perfect. We cannot say Thank you enough times, we are so grateful to be able to have had the wedding of our dreams even in COVID times. There was so much emotion on the day.
Jen & Dave
Married in May 2021
June 2021
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Farnham Castle to anyone looking to get married.
We wanted to say a huge thank you, we had the best day and everything was perfect. All of our guests had a fabulous time and the food was divine! Those chef's are amazing! Some of our guests have said the food was the best they've ever had at a wedding! It goes without saying we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Farnham Castle to anyone looking to get married.
Steph & Tom
Married in May 2021
June 2021
We could not fault a thing!
Thank you so much, we truly had the best day ever! Yourself, Heather and the whole team could not have been better throughout the whole planning process and were just fabulous on the day too. Everything came together perfectly, we could not fault a thing. Despite having to limit numbers and the awful weather we still had the best day of our lives which says it all! All our guests commented on how incredible the food and service was. Thank you so much for all your hard work in making it happen for us!
Edward & Sarah
Married in November 2020
November 2020
You made us feel like King and Queen of the Castle
Sarah and I wanted to say a massive thank you for the effort that you and the wider team put in, to make our special day one that we will never forget! Farnham Castle was the first and only venue we ever considered, falling in love with the beautiful setting and grounds after visiting just weeks after our engagement in 2018. In March when the pandemic first hit, we were optimistic that everything would be able to go ahead as planned. As the weeks and months passed by though, the realisation grew that that was wishful thinking and we believe we speak for every couple who have tried to plan a wedding during this time, that it can be one of the most stressful periods that you can ever experience. However throughout, you were both unbelievably helpful and supportive to the point that even though our plans completely changed the week before, you were able to do everything we asked and more. We'd also like to say a big thank you to Luke, his team & the Chef's for all their hard work - the service was excellent and the food tasted absolutely amazing. We would highly recommend Farnham Castle for a small intimate wedding - you made us feel like the King and Queen of the castle! We are so lucky that we will (hopefully) be able to repeat the day next year and cannot wait! (Image: Jasmine Andrews Photography)
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Its best to enter GU9 0AG in to Google Maps. Farnham Castle can be found and the Castle Gates will be open awaiting your arrival.

Nearest Town

Farnham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3 Junction 5

Nearest Train Station

Farnham

Nearest Airport

Heathrow and Gatwick

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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 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. We also love when couples choose to hang gorgeous fairy lights from our curtains to create the ultimate WOW-Factor!

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

Choose a venue where the staff understand exactly what you are looking. Loving the team you're working with (and the venue of course) will make your wedding planning experience ass 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?

We love how every wedding is different, but a trend that we're seeing at the moment is offering your guests a personalised cocktail or a unique shot, as the evening reception begins with a unique phrase such as: 'We tied the knot, take a shot'.

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. Watch our wedding video to get an idea of what your day at Farnham Castle could look like.

What’s your favourite canapé?

We offer a selection of wedding canapes from the farm, from the sea and from the field. A favourite with our guests is our mini sausage (bespoke to Farnham Castle), with ale braised onions, mashed potato and thyme veal jus, followed closely by our salt and sichuan pepper dusted squid pieces with a tangy Korean gochujang, honey and garlic dipping sauce. Our Head Chef has been cooking in the Castle Kitchens for 17+ years so he is a true expert when it comes to preparing wedding menus!

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 American Diner, Paella and event Street Food. We even have Churros or doughnut stations available for couples with a sweet tooth! Speak to our Wedding Team to find out more.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Farnham Castle was originally 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. We are one of very few venues in the whole of the UK who offer the choice of two Ceremony Chapels.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our awesome 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 Team, Our Chefs and our extraordinary Estate Team. Browse the 'Meet the Team' page on our website to meet us - we'd certainly love to meet you!