Hedingham Castle

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£3,100 - £9,875 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
8 Bedrooms
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Hedingham Castle is a wedding venue like no other - an iconic Norman Keep just a stone's throw away from an elegant Georgian Country House, and onsite accommodation for up to 35, all set within 160 acres of romantic countryside.
Hedingham Castle Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,100
Maximum Price
£9,875
The venue hire fee includes the following: Use and set up of the Castle for your ceremony, use of the grounds, Georgian House and Ballroom Marquee for your reception, 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 bridal party), the Garden Cottage for your preparations and overnight stay and use of a Mercedes Car to transport everyone up to the Castle from the Cottage. Catering is not included in this pricing. Registrar fees not included.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£48
Maximum Price
£70
Prices include VAT and vary depending on caterer choice and menus, we will guide you through this at your private viewing.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Wine allowance per guest
Corkage charge applicable
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£170
Maximum Price
£265
Minimum Number of Guests
70
Pricing guide based on a Ceremony with Marquee reception Price per head includes: - Venue Hire including Castle for your ceremony, Georgian House, terrace & lawns, grounds and Ballroom Marquee for your reception (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 Prosecco toasting drink per person - Hire of the Garden Cottage for pre-wedding preparations and on the wedding night - Medieval Lodge for the night of the wedding, sleeping 17 Terms & Conditions Apply. All pricing includes VAT. Registrar fees not included. For Ceremony with Castle Reception, please enquire with the Wedding Team.
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.)
Canapés included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£12,000
Maximum Price
£18,500
Number of Guests Included
70
Pricing guide based on a Ceremony with Marquee reception Price per head includes: - Venue Hire including Castle for ceremony, Georgian House, terrace & lawns, grounds and Ballroom Marquee for reception (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 Prosecco toasting drink per person - Hire of the Garden Cottage for pre-wedding preparations and on the wedding night - Medieval Lodge for the night of the wedding, sleeping 17 Weekend wedding packages, with hire Friday through to Sunday, pricing available on request. Terms & Conditions Apply. All pricing includes VAT. Registrar fees not included. For Ceremony with Castle Reception, please enquire with the Wedding Team.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Couple accommodation included
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.)
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Hedingham Castle 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

Ceremony & Reception

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

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
Hedingham Castle Full Description
If you are looking for one of the most romantic settings in England, look no further than Hedingham Castle. Set in acres of formal gardens, lakes and woods, the beautifully restored 900-year-old Norman Keep provides a stunning centre point to your day. Ceremonies take place in the majestic Banqueting Hall of the Castle, with receptions in the elegant Ballroom Marquee in the gardens of the Georgian Mansion House. Smaller receptions can also be held in the Castle itself, and the Garden Cottage is included for preparation and for the couple’s first night. Alternatively, you can hire the Royal Chamber for your wedding night - the only modern bedroom in a Norman Keep in the country! Multi-day weekend weddings are also available, with venue hire from Friday-Sunday. Looking for something more intimate? Our Elopements can be booked up to 6 months in advance and are a unique and romantic way to tie the knot.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sarah
At Hedingham Castle we understand that the whole planning journey can feel 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 and 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
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(93)
Jamie & Matt
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
Thank you
Thank you for the most fabulous wedding weekend! We could not have imagined anything more perfect. The entire staff and all services were over the top incredible. We are both speechless. Our guests could not give better praise to the venue and staff. I feel like we are now family! Thank you again for the most amazing, perfect, genuinely beautiful and stress free wedding weekend.
Katie & Ben
Happy couple married in June
July 2024
Absolute Dream
We had our Wedding at Hedingham Castle in June 2024, the Castle and its grounds are absolutely stunning and couldn’t have been better for our Wedding day. All of our wedding guests were blown away by the grounds, the staff and the day as a whole - it was absolutely perfect and couldn’t have gone any better. The staff from start to finish could not have been more helpful, they provided all information up front and were always quick to respond to any questions and queries we had. We had the most beautiful day which ran so smoothly from start to finish with thanks to the whole team at Hedingham. I would recommend Hedingham Castle as Wedding venue to anyone, it was an absolute dream!!
Emily & Simon
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
Magical
We got married at Hedingham Castle in June 2024. It was absolutely perfect. The venue is stunning, not only did we use the 900 year old castle for our candlelit ceremony we were able to have our drinks reception in the beautiful Georgian house and then our reception in the elegant marquee. Every aspect of the planning process was seamless. The Hedingham team were efficient, professional and super friendly. The day itself was outstanding. I could never have dreamt of a more organised and attentive team. Everything was done before we could even think about it. We had the most magical day and we will forever be grateful for everyone at Hedingham.
Ryan Phillips
Wedding: May
June 2024
Absolutely Wonderful!
The Venue was absolutely magical. The staff were the so kind and so professional. They did everything they could to make the day as stress free as possible. My sister had the wedding of her dreams. I can’t thank the team at Headingham enough for everything they did.
Richard & Tracey
Happy couple married in May
May 2024
Perfection
We got married here. It is possibly the most romantic setting you could wish for. The Kings bedchamber can be hired for the wedding night, which is honestly the most perfectly romantic room. The staff were professional, attentive, and never intrusive, and I don't think they could have done any more to make our day absolutely perfect. When you consider the cost, balanced against the facilities, the service, and the setting, it's a very well priced option.
C & L
Happy couple married in April
June 2024
The most perfect day
There aren't words to describe the incredible place that is Hedingham Castle. I first came to an open day 2 years before our wedding and as I stepped out of the car and saw the venue and heard the bagpipers playing I was blown away - we had a look at some other venues but nothing quite compares to Hedingham! We had an initial planning meeting which gave us all the information we needed and then another one or two before the day - we always came away feeling so excited and not at all overwhelmed. The venue is incredible - you can really see how much work goes in to maintaining it and how much the team there care about it. The castle itself is so beautiful and well kept but without taking attention from the novelty of it, on the day we decided to decorate it minimally as it really doesn't need any dressing up. Having our ceremony in there was such a dream. We also had the tea rooms in there open before the ceremony which offered a unique experience for guests and gave them the chance to be inside the castle more and mingle before heading upstairs for the ceremony. We were lucky on the day with the weather so we could use the gardens as well as the manor house for the drinks reception - everything is just gorgeous. The marquee for dinner is again so impressive - they managed to pack our large wedding in, and yet at no point did anything feel cramped. The dancefloor is a perfect size and curtained off while you eat, which makes it feel a bit more special when the time comes for the first dance. Everyone was very impressed with the chandeliers that are from Casino Royale as well! There's endless photo locations on site which also means you can slip away for some pictures just the two of you which is a lovely touch. We were able to book the lodge and cottage for the night before the wedding as well as the night of, and with a large family it worked out perfectly. Both are so spacious and gives you the perfect space to get ready. In the cottage there is a prep room which we used to hang dresses and get changed, and the downstairs bedroom was where we had hair and make up being done. The week of the wedding we were also able to drop everything up that we would need - again this really helped us. We were lucky enough to have the ceremony set up exactly how we wanted also by the team there. On to the team there - we cannot thank them enough. They all work so hard to make sure your day goes smoothly, from having someone with you in the cottage to look after you while you get ready, to people helping with my dress and veil going up the stairs and down the aisle, to someone making sure you get driven back to the cottage at the end of the day. I want to say a thank you to Sarah, she was so helpful throughout the whole process and always there to answer any questions I had, we couldn't have done the day without her! I also want to mention Jackie who was our coordinator on the day - what an amazing support she was and nothing was too much for her. At no point did I not know what was going on or going to happen next. Even when it was time for her to go she made sure we knew who our next point of contact would be. The communication from the whole team is fantastic and they do an amazing job of making sure you know what's going to happen next. I doubt there is a more hardworking and lovely team anywhere! The day flies by but they do an amazing job of making sure it runs smoothly and that you have time to take it all in and just enjoy it. During dinner we were given a card congratulating us by the venue, such a thoughtful thing for them to do! Another little touch which was so appreciated was getting back to the cottage to find it had been tidied up and there were cups and saucers laid out by the kettle for us. The day after the wedding we all went for breakfast at Moot House and while there, one of the team brought over a suit that had been forgotten in the lodge - they are just so thoughtful. Suppliers we used that were recommended - luckily we attended a few open days and got to meet them. We have done separate reviews for Lewis (photographer) and Splinters (caterers) but just wanted to say how amazing they were. We've had so many compliments on the pictures and also so many people mention how much they loved the food. Definetely go along to open days and evenings also as you get a feel for the location and a chance to view it all. We also booked their in house DJ Jethro Baker - he was amazng, played so many songs we asked for and kept people on the dancefloor for the whole night. A special mention also to the bagpipers - from the moment I heard them two years before the wedding I booked them straight away, they were one of our favourite things from the day and were unforgettable. I would recommend them to everyone - if you want them involved then Dick Camp is the person to get in contact with. They were so incredible and even played some songs that we had requested off their normal set list. We love watching back the videos of them and again so many people were blown away by them. We have had so many comments on the day and since from our guests who had nothing but good things to say about the venue. Thank you so much Hedingham for giving us the most perfect and special day - it was better than we dreamed it would be x

Wedding Show with Main Wedding Events

6th October 2024
View the venue dressed for a wedding and meet a wide range of suppliers ready to help with your celebrations. 11am-3pm Free entry, pre-register via our website - www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk
Hedingham Castle Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Nearest Town

Braintree / Sudbury

Nearest Train Station

Braintree / Sudbury

Nearest Airport

Stansted Airport

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