Not all 'Big Days' are 'Big'. More than ever before, smaller weddings are on the increase and offer an intimate day for those wedding couples who are either eloping and it will be just the two of them, or those who prefer a smaller celebratory gathering.

Here, we've narrowed down some of our fantastic castle properties, highlighting those that offer wedding days for smaller parties...

Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle, close to Bath in Gloucestershire, has a rich history and the library at the castle overlooks the castle gardens and is a beautiful setting for the wedding couple and for smaller packages; up to 15 guests can enjoy the celebrations.

Belle Isle Castle

Belle Isle Castle is the ideal place for fairytale wedding ceremonies with accommodation for up to 16 guests available at the property. Couples typically exchange their vows in Belle Isle Castle's magnificent grand hall, before a fireplace in the art-filled drawing room, or surrounded by blossoms outside in the verdant sunken garden.

Bovey Castle

Bovey has a range of luxurious ceremony, dining and entertainment options that will guarantee a wedding day with a difference. Choose from four unique rooms within the hotel for your wedding venue, from an outdoor civil ceremony and celebratory drinks in the summer-house to the regal setting of the beautiful 'Cathedral' room. Packages for smaller weddings can be tailored to suit clients' needs.

Traquair HOUSE

With its own Catholic chapel and a licence for civil ceremonies, you can be married in the house or in some of the magical areas of the grounds at Traquair. Smaller more intimate receptions can be held in the main house.