Whittington Castle

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£750 - £6000 for Venue Hire
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Whittington Castle is a historic wedding and event venue located near the border market town of Oswestry. The 12th-century castle remains and gatehouse nestled in the rural countryside of Shropshire p
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£750
Maximum Price
£6,000
- Bespoke packages available from room hire to marquee builds
What is included in this pricing:
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£750
Maximum Price
£1,500
Number of Guests Included
35
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
6:00PM
Yes

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
We work with a marquee company for bespoke builds to add to your guest list capacity
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Marquee Permitted
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
Whittington Castle is a historic wedding and event venue located near the border market town of Oswestry. The 12th-century castle remains and gatehouse nestled in the rural countryside of Shropshire provide a tranquil setting for couples to enjoy their celebration. The Lady Eleanor Function Room In the South Tower of the gatehouse, the Lady Eleanor Room provides classic elegance in its vaulted ceiling and hardwood floors for 35 guests. Soon-to-be-weds have use of the North Tower gallery for meeting registrars privately before the ceremony. Outdoor Ceremonies and Marquees Situated on 12 acres of private land, outdoor ceremonies can host larger guest lists upon the remains of the castle or on the lush lawns. We work with specialist marquee companies for companies for couple who wish to host both their ceremony and reception at the site for up to 150 guests. Services Offered The experienced wedding team will assist you planning of your special day, from taking an initial look at the site through to the departure of your last guests. As a small venue, each ceremony can be as bespoke planned or as fuss free as you want the process to be, we are happy to accommodate your wishes and excited to be involved in your day. By choosing Whittington Castle for your venue you are not only picking an independent venue who can really personalise your day, your way, but also supporting the work of Whittington Castle Preservation Trust and contributing to secure our historic heart for current and future generations.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kimberely
Please ring or e-mail to chat about your special day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2007
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(1)
M
Mr & Mrs F
Happy couple Married on April
January 2018
Beautiful site for a small wedding
We married here in 2015. We took one look around and fell in love with the surroundings and the intimacy of the room and castle. Sue was brilliant and couldn’t have done more to make our day more special. We had a small ceremony with only 14 guests and the lady Eleanor room was arranged in a way that felt intimate and full. Afternoon tea in the tea rooms complete with vintage china was a lovely touch after. So lovely to say we married in a medieval castle and the photos are stunning!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Castle Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4DF, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Oswestry

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M54

Nearest Train Station

Gobowen

Nearest Airport

Liverpool

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FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is special, but the most memorable are where the couples really put their stamp on the occasion - we've had medieval themes, steam punk, classic books, horses as ring bearers, whatever makes your day special to you.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax and join us for a walk and a talk around the site. You know early in your planning what will be important to you on the day and we'll ask questions about all the little details you may not have thought of yet - you don't need all the answers straight away, we can plan the special touches as we go along.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Covid changed a lot of planning processes, we've loved helping out with zoom arrangements, and walking around the grounds with WhatsApp video chat to ensure family have been able to get involved across the miles.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, friendly, personal, small, relaxed

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We close the wooden gates to at the entrance with the couple stood on the bridge. Some photographers have captured beautiful shots with the reflections in the moat.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Do Knights count?

What’s your favourite canapé?

Salmon blinis are a personal favourite, but we love to taste test all the new and inventive bites the chefs create to suit different dietary requirements

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The moat and the ruin of the original castle next to the gatehouse where the ceremonies take place.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

How each wedding is truly unique, your day-your way.

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