Our experienced catering team will mingle amongst your guests offering glasses of glorious fizz and will top up their glasses throughout your drinks reception ensuring your guests are well catered for.
Your Castle Wedding Reception
If out of the ordinary is what you are looking for, then Eastnor Castle is a Wedding Reception venue that will amaze you.
We can cater for Wedding Receptions from an intimate 10 guests, up to 150 guests and assure you of our very best attention at all times. Whatever the weather, we have the space inside and out, to grant you the wish of a wonderful and simply unforgettable time.
For a Wedding Reception of over 150 guests, a large marquee can be erected on our Lower Terrace, where we can seat up to 600 guests… this offers majestic and mesmerising views across the lake.
We only hire Eastnor Castle to couples on an exclusive basis, so that you and your guests are free to enjoy and discover the peaceful surroundings of the Castle and its romantic grounds.
After ‘I do’
Feast and be merry
The Wedding Breakfast takes place after the Wedding Ceremony and Reception Drinks, regardless of the time of day that the wedding takes place.
Traditionally, couples would have fasted from midnight before the wedding took place and then once married, a religious representative would bless their first meal eaten together. This is the reason we always refer to the meal as a breakfast.
We have several options for where you can enjoy your Wedding Breakfast, based upon your guest numbers.
The State Dining Room
Capacity: Up to 80 guests
The Eastnor Castle State Dining Room seats up to 80 guests, at sociable round tables, for a waiting service or buffet-style Wedding Breakfast.
This imposing and yet intimate, richly decorated room has no obstructions, allowing the bride and groom to take their seats at the top table and be seen by each of their guests. After all, this is your day!
The Great Hall
Capacity: Up to 150 guests
The Great Hall, with its dramatic 60-foot high ceiling, is able to seat up to 150 guests at round tables for a waiter service or buffet-style meal.
The Great Hall is a vast space in which to enjoy your first meal as a married couple whilst also providing an intimate ambiance.
As an alternative to round tables, long banqueting tables can be laid up in rows creating a fun and vibrant atmosphere.
Lower Terrace Marquee
Capacity: Up to 600 guests
For larger wedding receptions, a marquee seating up to 600 guests can be erected on the large, flat Lower Terrace. A clear sided marquee will give views of the castle to one side and the lake to the other side.
A marquee is not included in the exclusive hire of Eastnor Castle and guests will not be permitted inside the castle once the reception has started in the marquee. Build days for the marquee will also be chargeable.
dance the night away
The Octagon Room is located to the rear of the Castle and has direct access to the terraces, so it’s perfect for dancing and mingling with guests as you relax and enjoy your Evening Wedding Reception.
There is space for a four-piece band, and a dance floor is laid while your guests are dining, to ensure that your day runs seamlessly from day-to-night. Doors open directly through to the Gothic Drawing Room and the Great Hall, ensuring your guests flow fluently between rooms.
Many couples choose to tempt their guests’ taste buds at their Evening Wedding Reception, and a hog roast on the Upper Terrace is a very popular choice. Fireworks can be arranged to provide a magical view as they illuminate up into the night sky.
Ground Floor Room Plan
“Thank you doesn’t feel enough! We had the most wonderfully stupendous day and evening yesterday and it was all because of the fantastic efforts or everybody in your team. All night people were telling me it was the best venue and most fantastic place – thank you! Eastnor Castle is one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever been to and while I might be a bit biased, it was also the best wedding I’ve ever been to; a sentiment repeated by most of our guests.”