Castle Wedding in Europe: France, Great Britain or Luxembourg?
1 August 2021
Your wedding day is the most magical and romantic day of every couple. Special date that lives deep in couple’s hearts as if it was yesterday’s fairy-tale. Castle Wedding experience will make any couple feel like royalty in a luxury chateau in Europe for there big day.
The historical character, ornate gardens and antique artworks that fill and surround castles add instant grandeur to your celebrations. Here at Cocoon Events, unique castle weddings are a speciality. Discover our three favourite locations for a castle wedding in Europe and take inspiration for your own celebration.
Wedding in a castle in France
A wedding in a French castle is the perfect choice for those who value luxury, elegance and comfort. One of the most opulent venues for a multi-day wedding is Chateau Grande Merveille – a classic 15-bedroom chateau in the Loire Valley. The neo-Gothic castle impresses with the sumptuous décor of each of the 23 suites and the incredible 72 acres of gardens and stunning woodlands. It’s owner, an internationally renowned designer, has refined the interiors of the castle, filling them with art peices and antiques. This chateau is the ultimate home from home for a wildly luxurious wedding weekend.
Another famous place for luxury weddings is the Château de Challen, often referred to as the “neo-Gothic pearl of Anjou”. If you’re looking for a fabulous wedding venue, then this splendid 19th century castle on the edge of the Loire Valley is the place to be. It boasts many magnificent architectural details, including intricate wood carvings, Gothic panelling and sculptures, large working fireplaces and hand-painted ceilings. Renting Chateau Challen you will also get exclusive access to the 72 acre gardens and forests of the castle, perfect for an alfresco pre-wedding brunch, or a post-wedding pop-up festival barbecue before your guests fly home.
Wedding in a castle UK
Do you want a royal wedding ceremony in Europe? England is the perfect destination for a castle wedding. One of our favourite venues for celebrations is Belvoir Castle. Hosting up to 130 guests, there is an old chapel within the private grounds where the ceremony itself can take place. Embrace the castle’s unique heritage and features by cutting your wedding cake with the Duke’s Ceremonial Sword. And in between the main events, entertain your guests with an exclusive guided castle tour.
For a more intimate, secluded celebration, Ashford Castle in the quiet Irish village of Mayo is a must-see. Built in 1228, the castle transformed into an 83-room hotel overlooking the picturesque countryside. With its medieval-style architecture and elegantly decorated rooms, guests of the hotel will feel like true royalty. Your castle wedding in Europe will be fit for kings and queens.
Wedding in a castle Luxembourg
Luxembourg is located in the heart of Western Europe and therefore has often attracted the attention of the great powers. Over many centuries, they built castles and fortifications to protect themselves from invasions. Today, Luxembourg has preserved that rich heritage with more than 70 castles – many of which could be the perfect venue for your luxurious celebration.
Urspelt Castle is one of Luxembourg’s finest. Restored with great respect and appreciation of history, here your wedding will be filled with the charm, elegance and tranquility of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Set in a natural park, the castle combines the comfort of a 4-star hotel with the sophisticated ambiance of a historic castle. There are 56 comfortable rooms to accommodate you and your wedding guests.
With its spacious courtyard and magnificent garden, Urspelt Castle is the ideal setting for a wedding or other outdoor celebration.