Old Wardour Castle, Wiltshire

This beautiful six-sided castle makes a stunning location for your wedding.

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Weddings at Old Wardour

For the ultimate in romance, couples can marry inside the ruined medieval castle or in an 18th-century pavilion beside a lake in the wooded grounds. The magnificent rolling landscape and evocative architecture offer an exquisite and picturesque backdrop for wedding photography.

The central exterior courtyard makes a wonderful space for drinks receptions or a relaxed post ceremony picnic. The green open grounds surrounding the castle offer a stunning backdrop for any special occasion photo shoot.

Old Wardour can be made available for exclusive hire so you can celebrate your special occasion at your own leisure and privacy.

Castle Room

At the heart of the medieval castle and with simple stone walls, this room is a truly romantic location, which may be dressed with flowers if you wish. Just outside is a charming courtyard where you and your guests can toast your future with something sparkling or strike a pose on the ancient stairways or beneath arches.

Ceremony: 64 people
Drinks: 64 people

The Pavilion

Built in 1773 for summer entertaining in the fashionable mock-gothic style of the time, the Pavilion features large airy windows with stunning views across the lake


Ceremony: 64 people
Drinks: 64 people
Dining: 64 people

Oh my goodness, what a bunch of wonderful people you are! You were so supportive, friendly and sweet which added to the magic and relaxed vibe of our magical day. Our guests were overwhelmed by the beauty of Old Wardour Castle. Many of them have said it is the best wedding they have ever been too! Thank you again for helping to make our special day, the wedding we had always dreamed of.
Nicole & Elan White
Thank you so much for all your help to make our day run smoothly. Old Wardour Castle is the most amazing, unspoilt wedding venue and we feel very honoured to have had our wedding with you. It really was the most perfect day. Thanks again for everything.
Carol & Chris Curtis
Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so magical.
Nicky and Carl Hanway
Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so perfect. You were a big help on the day and in advance and we really appreciated it, thank you.
Sarah & Jonathon Donovan

Get in touch

For further information about weddings at English Heritage sites, talk to a member of our Venue Hire team today at hospitality@english-heritage.org.uk

Alternatively, you can view our available venues here for site specific information, or see our FAQ page.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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