Farnham Castle

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£3000 - £12500 for Venue Hire
Up to 210
33 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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A beautiful Castle wedding venue in Surrey, offering an on-site preparation suites along with characterful ceremony and reception rooms, accommodation and flexibility for larger guest numbers.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,000
Maximum Price
£12,500
Use of the Wedding Venue from 8am until 10.30am the following morning. Our venue hire rates include access to our preparation Gatehouse and Pembroke Suites, 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, and The Guildford Suite for the happy couple on the Wedding night. We're also able to offer 33 additional en-suite bedrooms available for overnight guests to pre-book, subject to availability. We offer three incredible Menus to choose from, also which include reception drinks, canapes, and paired wines. Please speak to us directly to receive our price guide via email, or if you would like to receive a wedding quote over the phone based on a specific wedding date and your guest numbers. We'd love to show you around Farnham Castle ASAP.
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
£200
Our packages offer, complimentary use of the Gatehouse for the bridal party to prepare on the morning of your wedding; Two or three reception drinks per person; A selection of canapés; Three, Four or Five course dining experience; Speciality Teas and Nespresso Coffee; Half a bottle of house wine per adult from our Beaufort, Montague or Winchester Wine Lists; A glass of bubbly for the toast; Menu tasting invitation for the wedding couple at one of our exclusive tasting events; Luxury Honeymoon Suite for the newlywed 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 18 + years. We'd be delighted to chat to you about specific dishes or amendments to our existing menus, if required.
What is included in this pricing:
Minimum numbers apply
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Wine allowance per guest
Cutlery included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£125
Maximum Price
£200
Minimum Number of Guests
60
Our per person menu prices are added together with our venue hire to give you the overall cost of your wedding day at Farnham Castle. Please speak to us directly to receive a full price guide, with venue hire included, for the date you wish to get married. Our team of Wedding Specialists are ready to take your call 01252 720402.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£11,300
Maximum Price
£25,000
Number of Guests Included
60
Hire of the Lantern Hall for your Civil Ceremony • Room hire for your day and evening reception • Complimentary use of the Gatehouse and Pembroke 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
210
Reception Capacity
350
No. of Bedrooms
33
Sleeps No. of People
75
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

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
Disabled Access

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Pre-wedding preparation Suites; Late Licence Available

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 and for couples wishing to say 'I do' outdoors, Farnham Castle is also able to host gorgeous outdoor weddings on the Great Lawn or East Lawn offering the most spectacular views. 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 culinary 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: Geraldine Lupton, 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
Yes
No. of People In Team
30
Reviews
(74)
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Parents of the Groom
Wedding: October
November 2022
The food was excellent
Farnham Castle itself is a spectacular venue and everything about the day was perfect. Your staff were efficient, helpful and pleasant throughout, nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent. I can't remember ever attending a wedding where the food was so well done. Well done to everyone involved, the day could not have been better and many memories were made.
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Ishita and James
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Unlike any food we have ever had
We have been in such a wedding bubble and have been trying to draft this email over the last week - but it is finally ready to send. James and I got married at Farnham Castle on Thursday 27th October 2022 and we wanted to send an email to say just how perfect everyone working at the castle made our day…….. Even before we had booked the venue, we were so impressed by how much care was shown by the staff each time we visited………. Heather, our wedding coordinator……. has always been on hand to answer any questions we have, no matter how silly they may have been. Our wedding day wouldn’t have been as perfect and run as smoothly as it did if it wasn’t for Heather and the team…….. We would finally like to thank the head waiter for helping to make our wedding so perfect. Throughout the day, he was incredibly polite and had such a calm aura. I am not entirely sure how it’s possible to remain so calm when you’re in charge of food being served - but he did it. Everyone at the wedding was so amazed by the military precision of the food being served, ………. I remember attending a wedding at a five-star hotel in London where we definitely didn’t receive anywhere near the quality of service that we received at Farnham Castle………. We would like to thank are the chefs and those who were working behind the bar / served drinks in the Great Hall. Every single person who attended our wedding commented on just how much they enjoyed the food. Again, it was unlike any food we have ever had at a wedding and was truly the best we have ever tasted. Even two weeks later, people are still talking about how incredible the food was, and how beautiful the venue is….. Any couple who has this team of people looking after them on their wedding day should consider themselves very lucky.
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Leah and Aaron
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
We had the best day...
Thank you so much for all your hard work and support to make our wedding day amazing. We had the best day and felt so well looked after. Thank you.
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Keyven and Lea
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
A day to remember
Jodie, thank you for your input into making our day one to remember, everyone mentioned how well organised the day was, which was all down to you!
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Kerrie & Dom
Happy couple married in June
June 2022
The best day of our lives...
Just a huge thank you again on behalf of me, Dom and our guests for hosting the best day of our lives. Everything went smoothly and we just can’t thank you enough. What an amazing venue and what an amazing host you were!
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Lucy & Matt
Happy couple married in June
June 2022
It was perfect...
Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for making our day run so smooth! It really was perfect and everything we had hoped and more. Your help in the lead up and on the day was spot on and it didn't go unnoticed that you went above and beyond on the day with the timings out the window and our rowdy bunch keeping the bar propped up till the early hours.
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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Press & Awards
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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. The fairylights in our Great Hall and Stone Hall also look spectacular!

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, extraordinary 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 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 creating menus in the Castle Kitchens for 18+ years so he is a true expert when it comes to preparing the food for your wedding.

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 passionate 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 get to know us - we'd certainly love to meet you!