Have you ever dreamed of eloping and getting married in secret? You’ll have no worries about who to invite, seating plans, who to pick as bridesmaids and so on. Just you, the love of your life and a fabulous setting...take a look at these three amazing castle hotels in England where just the two of you can tie the knot...

Lumley Castle


Located in the North-East of England, Lumley Castle offers the traditional setting for a castle wedding for two. Every stone wall exudes history... and the occasional knight in shining armour! The rich colours in the castle aid the ancestral feel, from the Black Knights Restaurant, where you will enjoy your first meal together as man and wife, through to the Library Bar. 


The Feature Package

Feature bedrooms are located both in the courtyard and castle and give you an opportunity to make your stay extra special. Many of the rooms have four-poster beds, feature baths or you may find other little surprises, like discovering your bathroom behind the wardrobe door!

The package includes:

Room hire;

Private bar;

Order of the day;

Chair covers;

Use of CD player;

Bottle of Champagne and two engraved flutes;

Overnight accommodation in a Feature bedroom with dinner (allocation of £39 per person);

Full English breakfast the following morning.

Total Price: £850

Swinton Park Castle


Swinton Park is a castle hotel, an ancestral stately home and an outstanding wedding venue. Located in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, travelling to the venue is a delight, only enhanced by your arrival at the castle, which is set in a magnificent 200 acres of parkland. All public rooms are stunning and bedrooms are expansive and decadently decorated; a real treat for your special day!



For those wanting an intimate ceremony and discreet celebration, this £1,000 wedding package is ideal and tailor-made for just the two of you.

This all-inclusive package includes the following:

Two nights' accommodation for the Bride and Groom in one of the castle's Superior bedrooms;
A bottle of Champagne on arrival;
Ceremony room hire;
Two witnesses provided by the castle (if required);
Bride’s bouquet;
A glass of Champagne each following the ceremony;
A three-course meal in the award-winning Samuel’s Restaurant on your wedding night.

Subject to availability, for bookings on Monday – Thursday nights only.

Thornbury Castle


Steeped in history (King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn once stayed here) and simply aesthetically stunning, if you're searching for a real, authentic castle with an abundance of luxury thrown in then Thornbury is the venue for you, with roaring fires, delicious modern cuisine and sumptuous bedchambers. Just perfect for a romantic wedding!



This wonderful wedding for two package includes the following:

Three nights' accommodation in a Deluxe bedchamber;

Breakfast each morning;

Full afternoon tea on your arrival day;

Ceremony hire of the Library on your second day;

A long and low flower arrangement for the registrar's table;

Two witnesses provided for your ceremony;

A bottle of 'house' Champagne to enjoy after your ceremony;

3-course dinner in the Oriel Restaurant on the night of your wedding;

A bottle of Thornbury Castle wine to take home.

Priced at £2,000 Monday - Thursday, subject to date availability.

Castles available to book through Celtic Castles

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