If you’re all about feeling like royalty on your special day, a castle wedding venue is a must. Turns out you don\’t have to wed in Scotland or elsewhere in Europe to host this type of wedding, there are gorgeous and grand castles all over the country where you can actually get married! These venues range from Gothic style stone structures to Gatsby-era mansions, so no matter what your style may be, there\’s a castle wedding venue for you! And—bonus!—many of these castles have stunning outdoor spaces with gardens and incredible views of mountains and water, ideal for an indoor-outdoor event. For your own version of a fairytale wedding, check out these amazing castle wedding venues from all over the United States.
What is the pricing like for a castle wedding venue?
It\’s not as expensive as you might assume, but pricing really depends on where you\’re getting married and how many guests you\’re hosting. The average couple spends about $10,500 on their wedding venue, but there are certainly spaces that are above and below that number. Some of these venues feature all-inclusive catering and other amenities, which may mean more affordability. And as you\’ve probably guessed, the more guests you host, the more you\’ll pay. While many castle venues can host larger weddings, there are several on this list that offer more intimate spaces.
Castle Wedding Venues
Check out some of our favorites castle wedding venues from coast to coast!
Huntington, New York
If you want to feel like true royalty on your big day, this castle wedding venue on Long Island is just spectacular. The beautifully-manicured outdoor gardens are reminiscent of Versailles and ideal for a grand ceremony (and incredible opportunities for amazing wedding photos!), and the impeccably-appointed Terrace Room is ideal for receptions of up to 400 guests.
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Newport, Rhode Island
If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic castle wedding venue in New England, look no further than this stunning 1902 estate in seaside Newport, Rhode Island. Rosecliff features the largest private ballroom in the area, with a capacity of 180 guests for a seated reception, and is the pinnacle of Gatsby-style glamour. In fact, movie buffs may recognize this venue from such films as The Great Gatsby and 27 Dresses.
Asheville, North Carolina
With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, this French Renaissance-style chateau is the ultimate in grandeur and elegance for your big day. There are several indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from, including the gorgeous gardens, a rustic barn, the glass Conservatory, and more. All told, this castle wedding venue can host up to 400 guests for your ceremony and reception.
Sands Point Preserve
Port Washington, New York
Located on the grounds of the Guggenheim Estate, this fairytale castle wedding venue definitely has that opulent Gilded Age vibe. The Rose Garden is our favorite spot, with its 1,500 red rose bushes and views of the Long Island Sound, and the Great Lawn is perfect for outdoor events. This venue can host up to 350 guests for events, and with in-house catering by Culinary Group, your planning process is sure to be stress-free.
Rye, New York
Situated on 126 acres of beautifully-landscaped property, Whitby Castle offers stunning outdoor and indoor spaces for weddings with views of the Long Island Sound. Exchange vows with the castle as your backdrop, then enjoy cocktail hour on the patio, followed by a reception in the castle’s ballroom, or in one of the more intimate event spaces. This is an all-inclusive venue, with catering by Lessing’s Hospitality Group; the team wins raves from couples for their flexibility and responsiveness.
Atlanta is full of unique event spaces, and this castle wedding venue is surely one of our favorites. First built in 1904, Rhodes Hall features Romanesque-Revival-style architecture and gorgeous spaces for ceremonies and receptions. Ceremonies take place on the front lawn and porch, while receptions may be held indoors or outside. Rhodes Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests for weddings and events.
Skylands Manor by Frungillo Caterers
Ringwood, New Jersey
This New Jersey castle wedding venue is absolutely magical. Set on 1,000 acres of natural woodlands with 100 acres of botanical gardens, there’s plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. Not only are the grounds stunning, you’ll also find an eclectic display of architecture inside the main building, from the late Gothic period to early Renaissance-style. There are even 24 hotel rooms available at this all-inclusive wedding venue, so you and your crew can enjoy a full wedding weekend at the property. Skylands Manor can host up to 600 guests.
Hammond Castle Museum
Castle weddings don’t have to be big to be amazing. In fact, there are plenty of smaller castle wedding venues that provide the grandeur of a historic estate in a more intimate setting. Hammond Castle Museum is a prime example of this, with a capacity of 95 guests for dining, dancing, and of course, wedding cake. The property overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers beautifully-manicured gardens. The Great Hall is the prime space for receptions, featuring Medieval and Renaissance architecture and art.
Saint Clements Castle & Marina
This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue has an Old World European feel, as well as stunning waterfront views of the Connecticut River. You’ll not only love the stunning scenery, but because Saint Clements Castle is all-inclusive, your wedding planning process is sure to be a breeze. Ceremonies are held in the outdoor gardens, and receptions in one of two ballrooms, both featuring glamorous details like crystal chandeliers. This venue can host weddings of up to 260 guests.
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Fonthill Castle Estate
This historic castle was built in the early 20th century and features an outdoor ceremony area, cocktail hour space on the Terrace Pavilion, and a semi-permanent tent ideal for receptions. With a capacity of 200 guests, Fonthill Castle Estate offers a bucolic setting and stunning scenery, ideal for some truly amazing photo ops. And foodies will love the farm-to-table cuisine provided by exclusive caterer Seedling & Sage Catering.
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Searles Castle at Windham
Windham, New Hampshire
You’ll be absolutely wowed by this English Tudor castle set on a 175-acre estate in New Hampshire—it feels straight out of a fairytale. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue is all-inclusive, can host up to 250 guests, and includes well-appointed rooms for getting ready. Ceremonies are held in the outdoor courtyard and receptions in the climate-controlled tent.
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We love the romantic vibe of this Tudor Gothic-style castle wedding venue in Washington State. Not only can you host a truly spectacular wedding on this grand property, you and your wedding party can stay overnight in one of the rooms on site. Ceremonies and receptions can be held indoors and out, whether in the English Garden, the Great Hall, the Ballroom, or elsewhere on the expansive grounds.
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The Sterling Castle
If you’re dreaming of a castle wedding venue that’s both luxurious and affordable, check out The Sterling Castle just south of Birmingham. You can host your ceremony on a drawbridge over the moat (yes, seriously there’s a moat!), or under the pergola. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venues offers many wedding packages for every style and budget, and wins raves for the accommodating staff and delicious food. Fun fact: Sterling Castle has hosted several Game of Thrones-themed weddings!
Little Falls, New York
This 19th century replica of an Irish castle is now a highly-regarded restaurant and castle wedding venue—an ideal spot for a Harry Potter-themed event, if you so desire. With space for up to 190 guests, this Couples’ Choice Award-winning wedding castle features a moss-covered, brick exterior, and beautiful gardens.
The Castle at Rockwall
One of our top castles to get married in, this Dallas-area wedding venue will totally give you royal wedding vibes (Harry and Meghan would be fans!). There’s over 8,000 square feet of majestic space, capacity for up to 350 guests, and 10 acres of beautiful grounds.
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Bill Miller’s Castle
This 1880s-era banquet facility offers both outdoor and indoor spaces to host your wedding day. For ceremonies, choose between the indoor chapel or the outdoor gazebo or Trellis. Receptions are held inside the Ballroom, with its three-story stone fireplace. There’s space for up to 250 guests, and catering is included with your wedding package.
Tarrytown, New York
This historic estate located on 67 acres just north of New York City is absolutely breathtaking. There’s ample outdoor space for ceremonies on the Great Lawn or in the Rose Garden, and the tented space in the Carriage House is ideal for receptions of up to 300 guests. You can also host a more intimate event of up to 80 guests inside the mansion itself.
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You’ll love the classic and charming feel of this castle wedding venue, plus the architecture makes for some truly unique photo ops. There are several indoor and outdoor venues to choose from, each with its own dramatic features, including the King’s Great Hall with candelabra chandeliers, 14-foot high cathedral windows, and balconies, the East and West Garden Rooms, which each have their own courtyards, and the Knight’s Castle, with its stone architecture.
This historic landmark and castle wedding venue in Pasadena is the ideal place for a luxurious vintage-inspired event. With space for up to 200 guests, you can host your ceremony and reception in the outdoor garden or in the Old World-style ballroom. The architecture is absolutely breathtaking, complete with a marble staircase and crystal chandeliers.
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Castle Hotel & Spa
Tarrytown, New York
This Westchester, New York venue combines the architecture of a castle with the convenience of a hotel wedding venue. Castle Hotel & Spa is ideal for a smaller event, with a capacity of 120 guests. You’ll love the lush outdoor space for ceremonies and the Gothic Revival-style Great Hall (complete with stained glass windows!) or the Caramai Ballroom for receptions. And—bonus!—your guests can stay on premises, which will make your wedding weekend even more stress-free.
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Castle in the Clouds
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
There’s something truly special about venues with mountain views, and this historic castle wedding venue in New Hampshire offers some truly incredible scenery. Built in the early 20th century, Castle in the Clouds will wow your guests with vistas of the Ossipee Mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee. You’ll love tying the knot in the Gardens at Lucknow with the mountains as your backdrop, enjoy cocktail hour on the Carriage House Terrace, and host your reception in the Winnipesaukee Room or in a tent in the Meadows. This venue can host events of up to 175 guests.
Jamestown, North Carolina
If you’re dreaming of a castle wedding with a Renaissance or Medieval theme, this venue near Raleigh is ideal. You’ll love the stone architecture, stained glass, and grand staircase, plus the variety of spaces for ceremonies and receptions. And with space for up to 500 guests, even the largest weddings can be accommodated here.
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Castle Park Weddings & Events
This all-inclusive, Couples’ Choice Award-winning wedding venue in Utah offers a variety of packages for couples of every style and budget—packages that can include catering, décor, music, and more for the ultimate in stress-free wedding planning. You’ll love the outdoor and indoor event spaces, plus couples praise the venue’s affordability and helpful staff.
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This castle wedding venue embodies Old World romance. From the French Romanesque Revival stone archways to the lush gardens, the antique wrought iron chandeliers to the grand staircase, every detail is charming and elegant. Your photographer will be wowed by the number of incredible photo ops, and with space for up to 150 guests, it’s ideal for a more intimate wedding. We particularly love the courtyard for ceremonies, and the unique Chateau Ballroom for receptions.
If you’ve always dreamed of hosting a fairytale wedding in a French chateau, this venue (and Couples’ Choice Award winner!) in Houston is as close as you’ll get without leaving the United States. With 37,000 square feet of event space and room for over 900 guests, you’ll love the luxurious experience at Chateau Cocomar. Host your ceremony in the European gardens and your reception inside the ornate Chateau.
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The Dunafon Castle
This Denver-area venue is one of our favorite castles to get married in. You’ll love the natural setting, surrounded by a mountain forest and Bear Creek, as well as the lush gardens where you can exchange vows. You can host a tented reception on the property for up to 200 guests.
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Host your vintage wedding at this Tudor-style castle venue conveniently located in Brookline. There are two indoor spaces here, the Vintage Ballroom with its high ceilings and gorgeous chandeliers, and the Modern Club, with its gold-leaf ceiling, balcony and tall windows.
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The Legacy Castle
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
If you’re dreaming of an over-the-top glam wedding, this New Jersey castle wedding venue is definitely worth a look. Set on 17-acres of property and featuring freshwater lakes (with swans!), this venue can host weddings of up to 1,500 guests in their Grand Legacy Ballroom. This ballroom features wrought iron railings, chandeliers, and a 15-foot marble fountain. There are smaller spaces available, as well. The Legacy Castle specializes in Kosher and South Asian weddings.