Planning a special occasion next year or the year after? Then, make sure you take a look at Alnwick Castle, as it’s one of the country’s most romantic, beautiful and magical wedding locations.
With three enchanting venues to choose from no two celebrations are ever the same. From a magnificent, traditional marriage in the castle, or a fun, Harry Potter themed wedding complete with broomsticks, to an exquisite ceremony within the old, atmospheric Hulne Abbey, or an intimate celebration at Friars Well – the wedding possibilities are endless.
All three of these idyllic wedding venues hold marriage licences and couples can mix their celebrations between each location if they wish. Why not arrange a ceremony in the lovely Hulne Abbey, followed by a reception in the Guest Hall? Or get married in the Guest Hall, followed by a barbecue and dancing on the lawns at Friars Well?
The superb Alnwick Castle catering team can prepare any style of scrumptious celebratory meal for you and your guests, from a delicious formal wedding banquet to mouth-watering barbecues and buffets. Head chef, Jonathan is passionate about his cooking and is always delighted to prepare bespoke menus.
Whatever or however you choose to spend your wedding day here, Alnwick Castle’s experienced wedding manager and coordinator, Fiona Wealleans can advise and be with you every step of the way to ensure everything goes according to plan. In true magical Alnwick Castle style, Fiona even transforms herself into Master of Ceremonies on the day, so nothing can possibly go wrong!
The Castle itself presents a suitably splendid backdrop to a momentous occasion. The Castle banqueting hall, with its carved stone archways and beamed roof, offers magnificent surroundings for a marriage and can accommodate up to 200 guests for ceremonies and 160 for wedding breakfasts.
Hulne Abbey – available from March to September – is an enchanting ruined abbey and lies on a hillside in Hulne Park, close to Alnwick. Surrounded by medieval walls and founded in the 13th century as a Carmelite monastery, Hulne Abbey is a wonderfully secluded spot for your marriage and very atmospheric. There’s ample space for a marquee or rustic tipi for up to 500 guests.
Friars Well is an exquisite, nine-bedroom private country house, with beautiful, lawned gardens and wonderful views, also located in Hulne Park near Alnwick. It’s a very special, wedding venue for smaller ceremonies, although the extensive, lawned gardens can accommodate barbecues and celebrations for up to 160 people.
Fiona Wealleans, events manager says: “Everyone wishes their wedding to be the most perfect day of their life and I’m here to make sure that happens! We can offer a Guest variety of large or small weddings for everyone – and all in the most wonderful surroundings. From a small intimate ceremony overlooking the beautiful, unspoilt Northumberland countryside at Friars Well, to a spellbinding service at Hulne Abbey or dancing till dawn in the Guest Hall. Whatever you want – even if its broomstick training for your guests – we will wave our Alnwick Castle magic wands and do our best to arrange it for you!”
For more information visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call Fiona on 01665 511140 or 01665 511086
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