Every now and then, the occasion calls for a venue that screams glamour and timeless elegance – in those cases, it makes sense to look into hosting your event at one of the UK’s castles or stately homes.
We know what you are thinking - perhaps it is too grand or ostentatious to host an event inside a space that could rival Buckingham Palace? Well, we are here to tell you that castles and stately homes are in fact astute choices for unforgettable events. They are also often far more flexible than people assume when it comes to facilities, accommodation and the like.
To help you find a venue that is best suited to your needs, we have picked out a selection of halls, manor houses and great mansions that we think do events the best. When it comes to castles and stately homes, weddings are an obvious choice for these destinations, but their scale makes them a great bet for summer parties, grand banquets and dinner dances too. There are few things more romantic than tying the knot inside a traditional building with grand proportions, while the opportunity to run wild inside a gorgeous manor house would tempt even the most anti-social of colleagues to the next Christmas party.
Castles and stately homes are not just for personal celebrations and parties however. Also remember that they can easily accommodate corporate functions too, such as large conferences, AGMs or even smaller scale business meetings. It is also worth noting that almost all of the UK castles and stately homes featured in our list have the facilities and bedrooms required to host delegates for multi-day events, should you be expecting guests to travel from afar.
Peruse our list below of the best UK castles and stately homes that you can hire out and find a venue just right for you.