For your weddings and receptions Chillingham Castle offers the unusual and the glorious. The Elizabethan Great Hall and mediaeval Minstrelís Hall (both licensed for civil ceremonies) take you back to another world long gone. The stone flagged floors, the armour, weapons, heavy wooden tables and antique tapestries have the grandeur of the lost days. The antique arcaded and cloistered Courtyard will add that sense of unbreakable eternity to your great day.
In Spring and Summer we greet your guests at the Castle entrance and lead them straight into the gardens. In Autumn and Winter we greet guests at the Castle entrance but then hurry them through the beautiful courtyard to the Minstrel's Hall and to the warmth of log fires.
The Ceremony takes place in the Elizabethan Great Hall or in the mediaeval Minstrel's Gallery, (see above for descriptions), both are settings for the Films Elizabeth, The Making of Harry Potter and many others.
The Reception can be held in the Great Hall, or the Minstrelsí Hall, as above, or we can supply you with a Marquee on the South Lawn immediately adjacent to the Great Hall.
Photographs can be taken in the Courtyard or in the gardens and grounds, famous for their royal designer and patronage.
Gardens, Lakes and Grounds will be available to guests.
Chillingham's Great Hall can seat up to 100 people, and if you need more space we can erect a Marquee on the South Lawn by the Great Hall, to allow as many people as you like.
The Castle Wedding Co-ordinator will help you with all arrangements and suggestions including florists and photographers.