UK’s best castles for weddings unveiled – and one is in Warwickshire

A recent study has revealed the UK’s highest-rated castles for weddings, with Warwick Castle in the top ten best castles.

Warwick Castle has been named one of the top ten castles in the UK to tie the knot. This is according to a study by StoryBoards, who create photo wall art. They looked at reviews on the wedding planning site to find out which castles are the best for weddings.

The data shows that Warwick Castle is the ninth most popular castle to get married in. It scored 1.3 out of 10 and has 49 five-star reviews. This makes it the top-rated castle in Warwickshire.

Cooling Castle Barn in Kent came second. It scored 7.3 out of ten because it had fewer five-star ratings than Hedingham Castle. But it still has over 260 five-star reviews.

Hever Castle was named the third-best castle in the UK. Happy brides and grooms have given it 130 five-star ratings.

Leeds Castle, also in Kent, was crowned the fourth-best castle in the UK; the castle has a five-star rating with 80 thrilled celebrates raving about their beautiful scenic wedding.

The data has revealed that the fifth-best castle was revealed to be Highcliffe Castle; the Dorset castle has 93 five-star reviews.

An expert from StoryBoards commented on the findings: “Choosing the right services and venues for your wedding is crucial to make your special day unique and memorable for both you and your partner. It’s important to research and find highly rated venues in your preferred wedding destination.

“Recently engaged couples will be looking to investigate the great venues available in the nation. Some may be hoping to find their dream castle, picturesque barn, or romantic woodland to fulfill their fantasies – therefore, knowing where to look is very important, and this research provides a valuable guide for couples.

“If you are looking to have a castle-themed wedding, exploring the castles in Kent could be a way to find your dream wedding destination. Making the most of this guide and these highly rated castles could take a lot of stress out of the wedding planning”.

TripAdvisor reviewers agree that Warwick Castle is a great place to tie the knot. One reviewer, who got married there in June 2022 said the day was ‘fantastic from start to finish’ and praised all the staff who ‘were really helpful with every aspect of our special day’.

The reviewer added: It all went without a hitch and all our guests…thoroughly enjoyed themselves. When organising your wedding [it’s] worth noting all the little added touches you can have to make it even more special such as mediaeval knights on horses, mediaeval jester, mediaeval minstrels, the list goes on, was impressive for us and all our guests. Made our day and left a memorable experience for us and all our guests to treasure for a lifetime.”

Another reviewer who got married at the castle in November last year described the experience as ‘spectacular’. She added: “The team made every trip to the castle magical. It was great value for money with support throughout the planning process and the wedding day was run like clockwork by the castle team and their MC. Unbelievable venue, accommodating team and amazing food. Would highly recommend checking it out as a venue.”