About Highclere Castle


For a truly memorable wedding day in a glamourous setting, you can’t get much more impressive than Highclere Castle. The home of Downton Abbey is a truly unforgettable Berkshire wedding venue that will be appreciated by history and period-drama buffs alike.

First written records of the estate date back to 749 and the palace was rebuilt in 1679. In later years the palace was beautifully restored and is now a stunning wedding venue, filming location and historic building. 

Couples can have exclusive hire of the venue and Highclere Castle’s dedicated team of friendly and professional staff will help to ensure that every detail of your wedding day is what you have been dreaming of. On the wedding day brides are able to prepare for the ceremony in one of the elegant South-facing bedrooms in the castle to ensure the morning runs as smoothly and simply as possible, before making a grand entrance down the impressive staircase.

Highclere Castle isn’t just for large wedding parties and can be just as stunning for smaller weddings of up to 40 guests. After your ceremony why not hold an intimate champagne reception followed by an afternoon tea for all your closest friends and family.

For more bespoke dining on your wedding day, the kitchen tea, - under the guidance of Head Chef Paul Brooke-Taylor, can prepare menus of the highest quality, using seasonal ingredients to create an exciting menu that will suit the style of your wedding day beautifully.

If you are dreaming on a castle wedding surrounded by beautiful Berkshire countryside then Highclere Castle would be a fairytale destination for you.

Wedding Facilities
Bridal changing facilities, In-house wedding coordinator, On-site parking

Good to know about Highclere Castle

Alcohol Licence, Exclusive Use, On-site Accommodation, Wedding Licence
Type of Venue
Castle , Country venue, Historic
Venue Style

Location for Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, , Newbury , Berkshire, RG20 9RN

01635 253210


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