Yes, St John the Baptist Church is in the village of Eastnor and can hold up to 150 guests. Couples from all over the country have been married at the church; you will need to contact the vicar to discuss the arrangements and check availability. We will give you the contact details of the Church and vicar when you come for a show-round.
A Humanist Ceremony is a celebration rather than a legal ceremony and can be carried out anywhere within the Castle or the grounds. If you have a humanist ceremony you will also need to arrange to be legally married with the local Registrar.
A Civil Ceremony normally takes around 25 minutes, a little longer if you include readings or music.
Yes, it is a legal requirement that you contact the Registrar separately and ensure they are available to conduct a Civil Wedding Ceremony on the date you have chosen and it is best to do this before you confirm your date with Eastnor Castle. We will give you the contact details of the local registrar when you come for a show-round.
Yes, there is a fee of £500.00 for holding a Civil Ceremony inside the Castle and there will also be a fee to pay directly to the registrar in order for them to conduct the ceremony for you.
We are licensed to hold Civil Wedding Ceremonies for up to 150 guests.
The Gothic Drawing Room, Great Hall and Octagon Rooms are all licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies although the most popular choice is the Gothic Drawing Room. We can also hold ceremonies outside although we don’t have a licenced space so you will need to sign your marriage certificate in one of our licenced rooms afterwards.