Hedingham Castle is probably the most romantic wedding venue in Essex and the East of England. A Norman Castle, steeped in history. A Georgian Mansion House overlooking formal terraces and lawns sweeping down to a tree lined lake. Set amongst ancient woods and landscaped gardens, the Hedingham Estate creates a magical stage where dreams last forever and romance becomes real.
Wedding Ceremonies are held in the Banqueting Hall of the Keep, the finest Norman interior in England. A thousand candles illuminate the breathtaking majesty of a room where their ancestors once entertained Elizabeth I.
From the joyful solemnity of your Castle Ceremony in the Keep the Wedding Party passes over the Tudor Bridge, built for Henry VII en route to the classical elegance of the Georgian Mansion House for the Reception. Drinks are served in the silk lined splendour of the Ashhurst room from where the Hall leads through to the terrace and lawns beyond.
There are wonderful opportunities for unique photographs in the grounds, by the lake, and in the Castle and Mansion House.
Their immaculately furnished Marquee stands in the tranquility of the Tulip Lawn, or for smaller parties your Reception can be held in the House itself.
Their caterers are of the highest quality. Every dish you select for your guests from their range of fine menus will be prepared on site and served with courtesy and style.
Provided for the Bride and her party on the day of the Wedding, in its own orchard in a secluded corner of the Hedingham Estate, is The Garden Cottage. In the evening it offers a peaceful and romantic sanctuary for the newly married couple.
The prices they quote for your wedding at Hedingham Castle are as comprehensive as they can make them and include VAT. They will explain as clearly as possible if any extra charges apply, and why.
Within the Ceremony with Marquee Reception fee are included: the Garden Cottage for bridal preparations and an overnight stay; a Chauffeur driven Mercedes; the Ceremony; the use of the Hall, Ashhurst Room and lakeside terrace for the drinks reception and the Marquee for the wedding breakfast and evening party. Also included are the use of all linen, tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery and glassware, hospitality staff and the services of your own personal Wedding Coordinator. Carriages at midnight. The Registrars’ fees are not included.
For a Reception in the House, everything listed above is included, with the exception of the Tulip Lawn and Marquee. Carriages are at 9.
If you would like to have the Wedding Ceremony elsewhere, you can still have your Reception with them. In the same way, it’s perfectly possible to have your Ceremony here, and hold the reception somewhere else. Do call them to discuss the options available.
Their wedding coordinators are experienced, helpful, friendly and efficient. They will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.