Unfortunately we don’t allow Chinese lanterns to be launched as the debris impacts on our local residents and farmland. It also causes harm to local livestock. This ruling is in line with recommendations from the Country Land Association.
Fireworks are permitted on Fridays and Saturdays only and must be fired by 10pm. We ask that you use our recommended supplier for any firework displays.
We can lay the table with your name places, favours, menus etc. as long as they are given to us in table order. We will lay these out for you on the morning of your wedding.
Yes, the front and back of the castle is lit by floodlighting at night.
We strongly recommend that your daytime reception rolls into your evening party without a break. In our experience, a lull in the day can impact on the success of a wedding.
Yes, but please make an appointment before hand.
When you come for a show-round we will give you a comprehensive contact list with details of local suppliers such as photographers, florists, cake makers etc.
No, but we do have an excellent local children’s entertainer listed on our supplier list.
We don’t have a dedicated cloakroom but we do have a hanging rail by the front door, where guests can leave their coats.
We need an idea of your final numbers 6 weeks prior to your wedding date and actual final numbers need to be confirmed at least 5 working days before your wedding.
You can as long as we know in advance so that we can ensure they are ready for you to collect and decorate the day before your wedding.
Yes – you can have a long top table in either the Dining Room or the Great Hall but please bear in mind that a long top table takes up the space of 3 round tables, reducing the capacity to 78 in the Dining Room and 130 in the Great Hall.
Yes, we can get a quote from our marquee supplier for you.
A dance marquee would be required for your evening reception if your guest numbers exceed 150 and/or if you have a band consisting of 5 band members or more.
In order to conform with our Premises Licence and out of consideration for local residents, all wedding parties must finish by 12 midnight.
Yes, we provide an easel which can hold your table plan.
A microphone is not needed for speeches in the Dining Room but a microphone and PA system is required for speeches in the Great Hall and we provide these free of charge.
We serve breakfast at 9am and all rooms will need to be vacated by 10am. This is so that we have an hour to clean and service the rooms before the next event, which will start promptly at 11am.
Yes, we can provide a sandwich lunch for you while you are getting ready. This would need to be ordered in advance.
Yes, we have 4 high chairs which you are welcome to use.
Yes, we welcome children to the Castle but ask that they are supervised at all times.
Yes, you can drop table plans, name cards, favours etc. the day before your wedding and also your dress and suits if you’d like to.
Exclusive hire of the Castle starts at 11am. We normally recommend the bride arrives at 11am with whoever she’s getting ready with and then the groom and any other overnight guests can arrive from 12.30pm. That way we can ensure the bride is out of sight before anyone else arrives!
We can fit 80 in the Dining Room and 150 in the Great Hall for a sit-down meal on 5′ round tables.