Hedingham Castle

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£6250 - £8950 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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
£6,250
Maximum Price
£8,950
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 bridal party), the Cottage for your preparations and overnight stay and use of a Mercedes Car to transport everyone up to the Castle from the Cottage. Venue hire from £5950 for a Ceremony & Castle Reception
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

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£165
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 Prosecco 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.)
Canapés included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£11,495
Maximum Price
£15,190
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 Prosecco 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. Weekend wedding packages, with hire Friday through to Sunday, also available from £29,950 Terms & Conditions Apply
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.)
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
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

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 beautifully restored 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 elegant (permanent) 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 available for preparation and for the couple’s first night. Weekend weddings, with venue hire from Friday-Sunday, also available.

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
(60)
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Natalie and George
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
Absolutely amazing
We had our wedding at Hedingham Castle in August 2022 and it was absolutely amazing. Everything was perfect - the venue itself, the planning, detail and care Sarah and the team put in leading up to the wedding, the food and the staff on the day. I honestly cannot thank everyone at Hedingham enough for making our day so special.
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Josie & Sherife
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Our fairy tale venue!
Our fairy tale venue!! We simply had the most wonderful, wonderful day! I couldn’t have asked for a better service or more from the team that helped us. Sarah was a rock and nothing was too much trouble from day one even through my million emails and questions. Jackie made our day run so smoothly and was often seen just out of sight running and organising everything to a T. Jenny really made the morning getting ready delightful, she made teas and got Prosecco’s and even sewed up a last minute hole in a bridesmaids dress seam! It really was a fairy tale dream come true and a day we will remember with thanks for all of our lives. Jenny’s husband Bob also helped all of the guests and made them feel welcome as did all of the staff from the moment everyone arrived. Hedingham castle is exquisitely grand but the warmth of the team and the feel of the place felt so homely and intimate. We knew the day was going to be good but it was better then what we could have ever hoped for. A big thank you to the lovely Demetra and the Lindsay family for creating such a wonderful venue and for being so kind and welcoming to us, from start to finish there aren’t enough gold stars for you all and you deserve every hard earned award you get - we feel privileged to be part of the history of the castle. We will miss you all and next time we get married we will definitely be back hahah! Lots of love always Josie & Sherife Soormally xx
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Emma & Sam
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Wow wow wow!
Wow wow wow, what can I say - we had the absolute best day! Our wedding had been postponed from 2020 and we finally went ahead in 2022. Hedingham Castle could not have been a more perfect venue - in fact we’ve had a few of our guests say it was the best wedding venue they’ve ever been to, which was lovely to hear. We really liked how the day flowed from the castle (which in itself is spectacular for a ceremony), beautiful gardens for the drinks reception followed by a marquee reception, so guests are constantly surprised by the next place! The staff at Hedingham could not have been more fantastic from helping us plan, to helping us get ready in the morning and also making sure the day flowed smoothly. We are so so thrilled that we picked Hedingham and would recommend them to anyone as the perfect place to have a wedding!
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Emma and Sam
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
What an absolute perfect day it was!
Just wanted to send a message to say a big big thank you for helping us have the absolute best day!! It goes without saying that the venue itself is fantastic, but all the staff were incredible from start to finish including yourself helping us through all the postponements! We can’t reiterate enough what an absolute perfect day it was! Jackie was an absolute superstar helping the day run like clockwork and also putting us totally at ease in the build up. So many compliments we’ve received from our guests who had a great time! Thank you so much again! Emma and Sam xxx
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Georgina and Lewis
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
It was absolutely perfect
Thank you so much for the most amazing wedding day, it was absolutely perfect and our guests are still commenting on how beautiful the castle and grounds were! Huge thank you to yourself, Amanda and Jackie for organising our day, and making it run so smoothly 🤍 Couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day! Kindest regards Georgina & Lewis Scrivener xxx
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Grace and Oli
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
See you in 10 years to renew our vows
What can I say that will actually do Hedingham justice? From the beginning we fell head over heels in love with this stunning venue but not only the venue the incredible staff. We met Sarah from our first visit at Hedingham and I can honestly say I don’t know what we would have done without her. Through the whole pandemic Sarah, & Hedingham generally, were fantastic. Supportive of date changes and our crying phones calls to them, they became like a family to us over 3 and a half years of planning our day and we genuinely now miss them so much. On the day of our wedding, which was the best day of our lives, everyone was truly incredible. Jackie our co-ordinator was amazing!!! AMAZING!! She made us relax and truly enjoy what was the most magical day. We wish we could thank personally every single person who was there on our day. So Hedingham team, thank you, thank you for everything you did during the pandemic, thank you for looking after us and most importantly thank you for getting us married ❤️ We wish we could do it all over again! See you in 10 years to renew our vows. Grace & Oli Game xxxx

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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
(4)

Press & Awards (1)

Best of Bridebook Platinum Award 2022

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 Wow factor

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 VIII.

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.