Yes it’s that time of year again … February 14 and love is definitely in the air. Everyhwere you turn the media is full of articles about how to make Valentine’s Day special.

A true romantic thinks of Valentine’s Day as THE day when they might make or receive a wedding proposal. Some even follow through and continue the ‘romance’ of the occasion by choosing February 14 as their wedding day the following year.

Here at Eastnor Castle we have the perfect setting for a romantic wedding on Valentine’s Day and numerous couples over the years have celebrated their wedding with us on February 14. However, it’s not just the romantic setting they come here for …. it’s the extra special touches that we can offer to reflect the romance of their individual love story.

A couple photographed after their wedding at Eastnor Castle

Two things generally associated with the idea of love and romance are flowers and candles.

Flowers – the choice of flowers and how they compliment the ‘romance’ of our castle wedding setting is crucial. Here at Eastnor we take great pride in the expertise of the florists who provide our wedding flowers.

Candles – at Eastnor Castle we can create a truly romantic, candlelit setting for the wedding breakfast using candles and beautiful candelabras around the State Dining Room. Being a castle we also have open fires that add a warm, romantic glow to the candlelit atmosphere.

A romantic wedding breakfast in the State Dining Room at Eastnor Castle

So if you accept a wedding proposal this Valentine’s Day and want to have a truly romantic wedding then look no further than Eastnor Castle. We will be delighted to help create the most special day … but hurry, the few dates we have left this summer will go quickly as will February 14 2011 which is STILL available! View our wedding availability and rates page for more details or call our Wedding Co-Ordinator Becky Johnson on 01531 633160.

Two weeks ago, we hosted a wonderful wedding for a prominent sportsman and his bride. It was certainly the most-carefully planned and most spectacular we have held here, and the weather was perfect

Over the preceding weeks, Becky Johnson, our weddings co-ordinator was in daily contact with the couple’s wedding planner as the details were worked out: catering, table plans, bedrooms, pre-wedding party, hire of horse & carriage, string quartet, fireworks and arrangements with the parish church in Eastnor. But the real difference came with the flowers and the formal garden created in front of the Castle between the Portcullis and Porte Cochère, with a lawn covering the gravel with urns with flowers on the edges and a pergola in the middle. As the bride set off for the church, a path of white petals guided her to her awaiting carriage. She looked absolutely wonderful.

Inside, the flowers were equally spectacular, with roses, orchids, stocks and hydrangeas in profusion. The smells were delicious, and it was a big bonus for the public visitors when they arrived the next day.

On the lower terrace, a night club tent had been put up, with a trail of candles lighting the spiral staircase that drew the guests down to it after the wedding breakfast. The mirror dance floor may have been less of a draw for some, but the orchids trailing from the chandelier in the middle seemed to tempt most to dance.


All in all, it was a wonderful wedding and a very happy day for the bride and groom and all their guests. We loved the excitement and challenge of it, and the flowers that were left behind reminded us of the happy day for the following week.        JH-B