Hayley, our Wedding Planner, works full time at the Castle and will work with you right up to your big day. Haley will invite you to come for a meeting approximately 10-12 weeks before your wedding day to discuss the logistics of your day. At the planning meeting, you will also meet our Head of Operations, Ben, who will be here on your wedding day to ensure that everything runs to plan. Hayley and Ben work very closely together.
Once you have booked a date, we will send out a contract and a deposit invoice for 50% of the Castle Hire fee. Six months prior to your wedding date the balance of the Castle Hire fee is due. The balance of payment (to include all catering, a drinks deposit and any extra bedrooms) will be invoiced 8 weeks before your wedding day.
Once you’ve been for a show-round, we can provisionally hold a date for you for 5 working days. If we haven’t had any other interest in that date by the end of the 5 days we can extend the provisional booking for you but if we do have other interest in the date then we will ask you whether you would like to book or release the date.
We would be delighted to show you round Eastnor Castle to bring to life what we can offer you for your special day. Please contact Hayley, our Wedding Planner, to book an appointment.
We don’t allow helium balloons in the Castle as the ceilings are extremely high and it’s therefore almost impossible to retrieve them if they escape up to the ceiling.
We don’t allow table crystals as these can sometimes fall onto the floor and cause accidents by getting underneath high heels. They also scratch the stone floors.
We don’t allow the throwing of confetti or rose petals in the Castle or grounds. Confetti and rose petals leave a residue and whilst we make every effort to clear this up, we would hate for any of our brides to arrive and see the remnants of someone else’s confetti.
Candles can be used on the tables as long as they are in a safe candle holder (a maximum of 5 candles per table is permitted).
Yes, there are plenty of other hotels and B&B’s locally. We will give you the contact details of all local accommodation when you book.
Breakfast is served in the Dining Room or Octagon Room the following morning, normally at 9am. Unfortunately we are not able to serve breakfast in bed.
The bride and groom must co-ordinate the booking and payment of all bedrooms that are required. We are not able to take bedroom bookings and payment from individual guests.
You can choose to hire the Castle the day before your wedding for a pre-wedding party if you’d like to. We offer a competitive Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate for the night before, based on a minimum of 10 guests. Please enquire for further details.
Z beds or cots must be booked for children or additional guests staying in the bedrooms however parents may bring their own travel cot and bedding for babies under 3 years old.
We have 11 double rooms, 1 single room and 7 z-beds so we can accommodate 30 guests overnight.
Most brides choose to get ready in the Tulip Room as it has lots of natural light, plenty of mirrors, lots of space and its own bathroom.
We don’t have a dedicated bridal suite; all 12 bedrooms are beautifully and individually appointed so the bride and groom can choose their favourite room and then allocate the other rooms to their guests accordingly.
Red wine can be consumed throughout your Wedding Breakfast but we don’t allow it to be served outside the Dining Room. The reason for this is that it can stain our precious flagstone floors and furniture if it gets spilt, causing permanent damage.
Yes, you can purchase any of the wines from the wine list to taste before choosing.
Wine and champagne must be purchased through Eastnor Castle and we don’t offer a corkage service. If there is something specific you would like to offer to your guests which isn’t on our wine list we will be happy to try and source it on your behalf.
Anyone aged 11 and under is classified as a child.
Yes, as long as we know in advance then we can cater for most dietary needs.
Emma & Clive’s Distinctive Catering offers a complimentary tasting of your chosen menu. Menu tasting dates will be discussed with you once you have confirmed your booking.
It is essential that we offer a consistently high standard of catering and therefore only offer our own excellent caterers, Emma & Clive’s Distinctive Catering, who offer an exceptionally high level of service and competitive prices.
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.