Hedingham Castle

Wedding Venue
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Disabled Access
Private Catering accepted
Live Band Facilities
Wedding Coordinator Available
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In the middle of the Essex countryside, Hedingham Castle is the most romantic wedding venue in the country. With a 900-year-old Norman Keep and grand Georgian Country House with its beautiful Ballroom Marquee, nestled amid 160 acres of private parkland and lakes. The entire venue is yours and only yours for the duration of your wedding, allowing the staff to dedicate their undivided attention to your special day, ensuring that you have the wedding of your dreams.

What makes Hedingham Castle a unique wedding venue?

Enjoy the planning and leave the hard work to someone else. No two weddings are the same, which is what makes Hedingham Castle so unique. The knowledgeable staff will work with you to tailor your day on every level. Everything from flowers, drinks, meals, music, and more can be customised to your individual tastes. Grand or intimate, it will be admired and unforgettable. Whatever you decide, it is sure to be the most magical experience from start to finish.

What is a typical wedding like at Hedingham Castle?

Candlelit and breathtaking, say your vows under the grand double height stone arch in the Castle's majestic Banqueting Hall. If you prefer, you can stop at the magnificent Mediaeval Church of St. Nicholas at the bottom of the drive. Alternatively, pick from a magnificent garden location on the lawns of the Georgian House with views of the lake, or on the bailey in front of the Castle with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. 

Following your wedding, enjoy confetti on the Tudor Bridge, followed by an elegant drinks reception. Depending on your guest count, you may have your drinks reception in the great Georgian House and gardens, followed by dinner and dancing in the Ballroom Marquee; or for smaller intimate weddings, continue like royalty behind the majestic walls of the Castle.

What Wedding Packages does Hedingham Castle offer?

One-day weddings: The Castle, gardens, Georgian House, Ballroom Marquee, and accommodation are yours entirely for the day and night. A fantastic way to begin your marriage. 

Multi-day weddings: With a weekend-long celebration, you can savour every single moment of your wedding. Spend an unforgettable two nights and three days with your most treasured loved ones, making memories that will last a lifetime.

What Extra facilities does Hedingham Castle have to assist couples to have the perfect day?

You and your entourage can get ready for the day at the tranquil Garden Cottage, and then be chauffeured to the ceremony in ultimate style. The Cottage will then be prepared upon your return as a married couple. The guests may stay in the charming Mediaeval Lodge and enjoy the tranquilly of a country estate.

Couples may also choose to spend their wedding night in The Royal Chamber inside the Castle.

Where is Hedingham Castle located?

In Castle Hedingham, near Halstead, Essex.


Based on 8 reviews

Our fairy tale venue!! We simply had the most wonderful, wonderful day! I couldn’t have asked for a better service or more from the team that helped us. Sarah was a rock and nothing was too much trouble from day one even through my million emails and questions. Jackie made our day run so smoothly and was often seen just out of sight running and organising everything to a T. Jenny really made the morning getting ready delightful, she made teas and got Prosecco’s and even sewed up a last minute hole in a bridesmaids dress seam! It really was a fairy tale dream come true and a day we will remember with thanks for all of our lives. Jenny’s husband Bob also helped all of the guests and made them feel welcome as did all of the staff from the moment everyone arrived. Hedingham castle is exquisitely grand but the warmth of the team and the feel of the place felt so homely and intimate. We knew the day was going to be good but it was better then what we could have ever hoped for. A big thank you to the lovely Demetra and the Lindsay family for creating such a wonderful venue and for being so kind and welcoming to us, from start to finish there aren’t enough gold stars for you all and you deserve every hard earned award you get - we feel privileged to be part of the history of the castle. We will miss you all and next time we get married we will definitely be back hahah! Lots of love always

Josie & Sherife

We had our wedding here early September, and I already want to do it all over again! We loved every second! The ceremony took place in the keep, we took full advantage of the beautiful grounds, held our drinks reception in the stunning house and gardens, followed by a the wedding breakfast and reception in the marquee. We really loved the fact that everyone was together here, the bar, toilets and even the surprise dancefloor were all in the same space, no loosing people throughout the night. The disco was absolutely what we were looking for, Jethro took our choices and made an event of it, we danced throughout the night! From first viewing and falling in love with the venue, every member of staff has been amazing! Jenny, Sarah and Sally planned the day to our every whim. Every detail was considered and discussed, nothing was an issue and we were kept up to date. The wedding day was phenomenal, we took advantage of the accommodation, most of the bridal party were based there, while mum and my bridesmaids were looked after by Maddie in the Bridal cottage. A beautiful blue Rolls Royce then took us up to the Castle. Fantastic scenery making for some wonderful pictures. The day was so relaxed and calm, everyone loved the venue, we're still getting compliments!

Sam & Steve

What can I say that will actually do Hedingham justice? From the beginning we fell head over heels in love with this stunning venue but not only the venue the incredible staff. We met Sarah from our first visit at Hedingham and I can honestly say I don’t know what we would have done without her. Through the whole pandemic Sarah, & Hedingham generally, were fantastic. Supportive of date changes and our crying phones calls to them, they became like a family to us over 3 and a half years of planning our day and we genuinely now miss them so much. On the day of our wedding, which was the best day of our lives, everyone was truly incredible. Jackie our co-ordinator was amazing!!! AMAZING!! She made us relax and truly enjoy what was the most magical day. We wish we could thank personally every single person who was there on our day. So Hedingham team, thank you, thank you for everything you did during the pandemic, thank you for looking after us and most importantly thank you for getting us married ❤️ We wish we could do it all over again! See you in 10 years to renew our vows

Grace & Oli

Hedingham Castle is incredible! But the staff made it even more special, the day was well organised and ran smoothly, I didn't have to think about anything other than enjoying our special day! The communication was amazing and I never felt like I was asking stupid questions! We also stayed in the royal chamber, the bed was comfortable and everything in the room has been well thought-out and in keeping with the castle. The breakfast was delicious especially the cinnamon buns! Thank you Hedingham Castle we really appreciate you and everything you done for us on our special day!!!!

Zoie & Shane

Absolutely incredible wedding venue! From the moment we booked right up until the end of our wedding day, the staff were just amazing - always there to answer any questions along the way (no matter how silly they were!). Since our wedding, our family and friends have all echoed how amazing the staff at Hedingham Castle were on the day - it’s so nice to hear it wasn’t just us with this option. Flawless venue - thank you Hedingham Castle for our dream wedding!

Louise & Leo

We had our wedding at Hedingham Castle in August 2022 and it was absolutely amazing. Everything was perfect - the venue itself, the planning, detail and care Sarah and the team put in leading up to the wedding, the food and the staff on the day. I honestly cannot thank everyone at Hedingham enough for making our day so special.

Natalie & George

Such a unique venue that offers so much variety. The whole day ran so smoothly and seamlessly, and that is all down to the wonderful team who made sure that everything was just how we imagined it.

Jessica & Matthew
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Facilities & information


Smoking permitted

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

100 - 150 Guests Capacity

150 - 200 Guests Capacity

50 - 100 Guests Capacity

50 Guests or Less Capacity

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Confetti Permitted

Heli-pads, Private Airfields

Disabled Access

Humanist / Celebrant Ceremony

Outdoor Ceremony

Parking Available

Reception Only

Dining Options

Alcohol License

Corkage Option

In House Catering

Private Catering accepted

Seated Catering

Evening Entertainment

Dance floor

DJ Facilities

Entertainment licence

Evening reception facilities

Live Band Facilities

Marquee available

Staff Assistance

Wedding Coordinator Available


Wedding Couple

Wedding Guests

Wedding Party



Extra info

Wedding Capacity: 150
Wedding Capacity Marquee: 150
Wedding Capacity Indoor: 200
Minimum Wedding Capacity: 40
Nearest Airport: London Stansted
Nearest Airport Time: 30 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 25
Nearest Train Station: Braintree
Nearest Railway Distance: 8

Arrival information & directions

Address: Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, Castle HedinghamCO9 3DJ, United Kingdom


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