The Castle

Fulfill your dreams of an English castle wedding

At the grand, gated entrance of Castle Park lies Colchester Castle, one of England’s most important heritage sites.

Built on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius, at a time when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain, this is one of Colchester’s most unique and awe-inspiring wedding venues.

Whether you choose a large celebration or a small and intimate wedding with family and close friends, this historic venue creates the perfect backdrop to your big day. Make your choice of three unique and romantic spaces, filled with light and charm.

By night the venue becomes exclusively yours, friends and family will be transported through time as you explore the historic archways and chambers, soaking up thousands of years of history and culture.

The perfect venue for...
  • 20 – 150 guests
  • Exclusive, traditional weddings
  • Full catering services offered
  • Historical venue

What you need to know

The Castle welcomes full ceremonies as well as wedding receptions.

The ornate and intimate Charles Gray Room is the perfect location for your reception with its historic architectural features and views over the museum galleries. Our recommended selection of caterers will delight your guests with mouth-watering menus to suit every taste, budget and style.

Continue the evening within The Chapel, where your guests can join you to dance the night away with our in-house DJ – guaranteed to fill the dance floor and ensure the perfect finale to your big day.

This venue is open to the public and operates as a museum during the day.  However once night falls this venue becomes exclusively yours. Friends and family can rule the castle, exploring the artifacts at their leisure. Our rooms all open directly onto the Castle Gallery, making a magical evening one to truly remember.

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