Hedingham Castle

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£1950 - £7500 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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
(42)
Ben & Claire Maidstone
Married in December 2021
January 2022
The wedding I always wanted.
We had our wedding at Hedingham Castle in December 2021. The venue is so unique and beautiful I imagine in a lot of cases it sells itself however the support and service we received from the staff starting from when we were making our enquiries up to the wedding day was exceptional. They are organised and do really take the stress away from you during the organisation and on the day itself. They ensure they know you as a couple and what you want the day to be like and also ensure they know every single detail about the day, your guests and so much more that I hadn’t even thought of so the day runs seamlessly. This truly is a very special wedding venue and along with the staff made me feel very special on our wedding day. I am proud to tell people I was married there and would strongly recommend Hedingham Castle if you are looking for a unique romantic venue. I can honestly say, it was the best day of my life.
Niamh & Gary Knipe
Married in November 2021
January 2022
We will be forever grateful for everything you done for us
On behalf of my husband and I (oh it’s still weird to say it!) I would like to thank the whole hedingham staff for making our wedding the most amazing day of our lives. I truly don’t believe that our wedding would have been anywhere near as perfect anywhere else. Every member of staff was so welcoming in ensuring that my day went off without a hitch. We will be forever grateful for everything you done for us. Thank you so much
Heather & Steven
Married in October 2021
January 2022
Absolutely perfect from first meeting to first dance
The Hedingham team are absolute pros at what they do. From our first meeting to the moment we left the venue as Mr and Mrs they did all they could to make our day as special as they could. They accommodated all our requests, even if they seemed a little weird(!), they kept the day running to schedule and made us feel so incredibly special and like nothing we asked for was too much hassle. We have been told my MANY guests our wedding was "the best wedding they have ever been to" and that is in part to the Hedingham team making the day perfect.
Rob & Corinne
Married in October 2021
January 2022
What a day!
We only looked at one venue, Hedingham Castle. We booked the next day! From that moment on Sarah and the team made the whole experience incredible. The castle is simply breathtaking, the caterers (Splinters) were awesome and the day was magical! Getting married by candlelight and the backdrop of the castle at night will wow your guests. We could rave about Hedingham Castle for hours!
Mr & Mrs Deane
Married in October 2021
January 2022
Our Perfect Day
We wanted to thank the whole team at Hedingham for being so amazing throughout the Wedding planning process and on our big day. Debi, our co-ordinator on the day ensured everything ran smoothly and if anything went wrong, I was totally unaware, so she did a brilliant job. She was also a great support to me emotionally, making sure I was calm and knew what was happening and when. I wasn't wearing a watch on the day and barely touched my phone, so I was totally reliant on my Bridal party and the team at Hedingham to help make sure everything was on time. The two ladies that helped us at the cottage where we were getting ready were so helpful and we felt like VIPs having cups of tea made for us and being brought glasses of bubbly! They even made sure that my Dad got his gift from me as in the chaos, I had forgotten to give it to him before he went to join the Groom's party in The Lodge. It's little things like this that gave us confidence and reassurance that anything that we needed, was catered for. I am usually the person that is a bit of a "Monica" about organisation and making sure everything is done and everyone is ready and I found having the team around me to make sure I didn't get stressed was amazing. In fact, both my hairdresser - Zoe Edwards and my photographer Tom mentioned how calm a Bride I was! We had the best day of our lives at Hedingham Castle and it was absolutely magical. The ceremony room looked incredible and our guests were impressed by how enchanting it all was and that they felt as though they were at a royal event or in a Disney film! The candles and the lighting were so atmospheric and made our perfect day even more wonderful. The Georgian mansion and the marquee were also gorgeously decorated and really kept the magic of the day flowing throughout people moving from place to place as the day unfolded. We had the best day of our lives at Hedingham Castle and it was absolutely magical. The ceremony room looked incredible and our guests were impressed by how enchanting it all was and that they felt as though they were at a royal event or in a Disney film! The candles and the lighting were so atmospheric and made our perfect day even more wonderful. The Georgian mansion and the marquee were also gorgeously decorated and really kept the magic of the day flowing throughout people moving from place to place as the day unfolded.
Rosie and Mike Deane
Married in October 2021
January 2022
We had the best day of our lives at Hedingham Castle
We wanted to thank the whole team at Hedingham for being so amazing throughout the Wedding planning process and on our big day. Debi, our co-ordinator on the day ensured everything ran smoothly and if anything went wrong, I was totally unaware, so she did a brilliant job. She was also a great support to me emotionally, making sure I was calm and knew what was happening and when. I wasn't wearing a watch on the day and barely touched my phone, so I was totally reliant on my Bridal party and the team at Hedingham to help make sure everything was on time. The two ladies that helped us at the cottage where we were getting ready were so helpful and we felt like VIPs having cups of tea made for us and being brought glasses of bubbly! They even made sure that my Dad got his gift from me as in the chaos, I had forgotten to give it to him before he went to join the Groom's party in The Lodge. It's little things like this that gave us confidence and reassurance that anything that we needed, was catered for. I am usually the person that is a bit of a "Monica" about organisation and making sure everything is done and everyone is ready and I found having the team around me to make sure I didn't get stressed was amazing. In fact, both my hairdresser - Zoe Edwards and my photographer Tom mentioned how calm a Bride I was! the caterers and their staff for the evening were incredible and so many of our guests absolutely raved about the quality of the food and the generosity of the portions. I would 100% recommend Splinters in future and would definitely use them again in the future for any occasion I would require a caterer. Even during lockdown and with extra measures in place, they went out of their way to make sure we could have our menu tasting and ensuring that we were happy with our choices. The whole team were absolutely lovely and really helpful whenever I contacted them. We had the best day of our lives at Hedingham Castle and it was absolutely magical. The ceremony room looked incredible and our guests were impressed by how enchanting it all was and that they felt as though they were at a royal event or in a Disney film! The candles and the lighting were so atmospheric and made our perfect day even more wonderful. The Georgian mansion and the marquee were also gorgeously decorated and really kept the magic of the day flowing throughout people moving from place to place as the day unfolded.

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.