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. Catering is not included in this pricing. 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 including Castle, Georgian House, terrace & lawns, grounds and Ballroom Marquee (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 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 including Castle, Georgian House, terrace & lawns, grounds and Ballroom Marquee (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 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
(64)
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Sarah and Jack
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Made a very nervous bride feel very at ease
We had our wedding here a few weeks ago and I cannot recommend enough for a wedding venue. It is stunning and the staff were all amazing and so organised, made a very nervous bride feel very at ease.
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Sarah and Jack
Wedding: October
November 2022
The most beautiful, unique, stunning wedding
My daughter got married on 15th oct 2022. Words fail me. The most beautiful, unique, stunning wedding I've ever been to. The staff were totally incredible. The organisation from the cottage where we got dressed to, to the castle was incredible. We were so well looked after the whole day. I really cant praise Hedingham Castle staff enough. Such wonderful memories of a perfect day. Thank you sooo much!
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Sian and Alex
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
The day was soo magical!
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you both for putting up with my constant emails and making sure everything was in order, also a thank you to everyone who worked on our wedding day, everyone was so lovely & it felt like the day was soo magical! We are so thankful to you all for making our day run so smoothly!
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Sam and Steve
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
We loved every second!
We had our wedding here early September, and I already want to do it all over again! We loved every second! The ceremony took place in the keep, we took full advantage of the beautiful grounds, held our drinks reception in the stunning house and gardens, followed by a the wedding breakfast and reception in the marquee. We really loved the fact that everyone was together here, the bar, toilets and even the surprise dancefloor were all in the same space, no loosing people throughout the night. The disco was absolutely what we were looking for, Jethro took our choices and made an event of it, we danced throughout the night! From first viewing and falling in love with the venue, every member of staff has been amazing! Jenny, Sarah and Sally planned the day to our every whim. Every detail was considered and discussed, nothing was an issue and we were kept up to date. The wedding day was phenomenal, we took advantage of the accommodation, most of the bridal party were based there, while mum and my bridesmaids were looked after by Maddie in the Bridal cottage. A beautiful blue Rolls Royce then took us up to the Castle. Fantastic scenery making for some wonderful pictures. The day was so relaxed and calm, everyone loved the venue, we're still getting compliments!
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Natalie and George
Happy couple married in 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 in 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

County Wedding Show

8th January 2023
In association with County Wedding Events, meet a wide variety of quality exhibitors ready to offer help and advice in planning your big day. Free entry, register at countyweddingevents.com

Open House Morning

21st January 2023
Explore the venue at your leisure, experience the magical atmosphere of Hedingham Castle & chat with the team about your requirements. 10am-12pm, venue will shut at 1pm. Tickets are free, book online

Wedding Showcase

5th March 2023
The flagship viewing event of the year for engaged couples looking for their dream venue. Explore the venue, meet with suppliers and chat about your wedding requirements. Book free time slot online
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.