As wedding locations go, there’s no place more romantic to tie the knot than an enchanting historic castle. Whether you’re planning a renaissance wedding or you’re simply seeking a stunning and secluded place to say “I do,” a castle is the ultimate location for your special day.
A castle will create a magnificent backdrop for your wedding and infuse it with the magic and excitement you’ve always dreamt of. A castle wedding transports you and your guests to a romantic and magical setting reminiscent of a time long forgotten. Imagine exchanging vows in an enchanting garden or elegant ballroom. Envision the looks on the faces of your friends and family as you make a grand entrance to your wedding in a horse-drawn carriage. The unique ambience of castle weddings has made them popular amongst celebrities like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Madonna, Paul McCartney, and many others.
Whether you’re planning an intimate affair or an elaborate occasion, the magic of a castle wedding will whisk you away to another world for the wedding of your dreams. Start planning your fantasy wedding today with Eventective’s Top Ten Wedding Castles in America:
1. Searles Castle- Windham, New Hampshire
Built in 1915, Searles Castle was designed in the style of Stanton Harcourt Manor in Oxon County, England. The castle’s twenty rooms are decorated with marble and European artifacts. Experience the elegance of carved oak balconies, marble fireplaces, a raised ceremonial area set against a wooded backdrop and a circular courtyard grotto with enough seating for up to 250 guests.
2. Meyer's Castle - Dyer, Indiana
Located just 25 minutes south of Chicago, Meyer's Castle is a premiere event location. Construction of this Scottish-style castle began in 1929 and was home to Joseph E. Meyer until his death in 1950. The beautiful grounds feature peacocks, emus and swans, a stunning garden with picturesque pond and waterfall, as well as two banquet canopies - ideal for outdoor events. Excellent service, outstanding amenities and Rodizio's Argentine steakhouse make Meyer's Casle a Chicago area favorite.
3. Saint Clements Castle- Portland, Connecticut
Also known as Connecticut River Castle, Saint Clements castle is situated on 82 acres across a mile of the Connecticut River in Central Connecticut. The restored early 20th century European-style estate features original art, period antique furnishings and a Medieval French balcony overlooking the courtyard. Professional staff will ensure that your storybook wedding goes off without a hitch. Your ceremony or reception will be stunning whether you want a wedding with water views or amidst luscious gardens.
4. OHEKA Castle- Huntington, New York
Located just one hour from Manhattan, OHEKA is a historic listed castle with luxurious accommodations. This French-style chateau is actually the second-largest mansion in the United States, with eleven reflecting pools sprinkling the castle grounds. Each uniquely decorated suite and guestroom overlooks the 23-acre private estate. The beauty of the location has made it a popular backdrop in music, film, and television productions. OHEKA Castle can accommodate anywhere from 400 guests for a sit-down dinner to as many as 1,000 guests for bigger events, and their dining room features award-winning cuisine.
5. Castle McCulloch- Jamestown, North Carolina
This authentic historic building is built in the style of European architecture and has features like chandeliers, a winding staircase and a cathedral ceiling. The luxurious and elegant facilities feature modern amenities and various types of meeting spaces. The castle’s medieval themes make a perfect setting for your wedding. The Crystal Garden, which rises on the hillside and overlooks the castle, is also available for outdoor occasions.
6. Castle Farms- Charlevoix, Michigan.
This Northern Michigan destination wedding venue boasts stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony locations. With its gardens, indoor chapel and lush grounds, Castle Farms is able to accommodate weddings of varying sizes. The historic property offers four lavish venues, three outdoor courtyards with lush landscaping, and an indoor chapel.
7. Tracy Castle- Wilkeson, Washington
Tracy Castle has luxurious accommodations and opportunities for guests to indulge in spa treatments and amazing cuisine while enjoying gorgeous ceremony and reception venues. The peaceful and serene setting is located near the city of Seattle, Olympic National Forest and Mt. Rainier. Experience the lush grounds, castle architecture, and even a carriage to bring you into your wedding ceremony in authentic fairytale style.
8. Belcourt Castle- Newport, Rhode Island
Belcourt Castle in Newport, RI is a Louis XIII style castle featuring an extensive collection of art and antiques. Experience the same ambiance that once was only afforded by multimillionaires. Enjoy the luxury of Gilded Age extravagance in this 60-room mansion. Have your ceremony in the French Gothic Ballroom and dinner in the elegant Italian Banquet Hall. The castle can accommodate up to 400 guests for a reception.
9. Joslyn Castle- Omaha, Nebraska
Part of the National Register of Historic Places, Joslyn Castle is a premier Omaha venue. Old world charm coupled with modern amenities makes Joslyn Castle an excellent location for your romantic wedding. Built in 1903 and located on 5 ½ acres of park-like land, the castle features ornate woodwork, Italian mosaics, a conservatory, music room, grand staircase, original chandeliers and stained glass windows.
10. Landoll’s Mohican Castle- Loudonville, Ohio
Experience the elegance of days gone by mixed with the convenience of modern touches when you stay at a royally appointed suite or cottage at Landoll’s Mohican Castle. The event center provides perfect spaces for wedding receptions, banquets, and parties. Large windows that stretch from floor to the ceiling give a great view of the natural forest setting. Located in the heart of Mohican Country, the castle grounds feature seventeen bridges over crystal clear brooks and 30 miles of hiking and golf cart trails. A secluded forest location adds to the ambiance.