Weddings at Bodiam Castle

The gatehouse at Bodiam Castle prepared for a civil marriage ceremony

Our 14th-century moated castle is the perfect setting for a memorable wedding day, whether you want a simple ceremony for a few friends or a lavish reception for your entire address book.

Getting married in the castle

With its imposing towers and walkway across the moat, Bodiam Castle is a fairy-tale castle and for those brides who’ve dreamed of a romantic castle wedding, we can make that dream come true with a civil ceremony here at Bodiam.

Ceremonies take place inside the castle under the gatehouse tower.  As a bride you'll feel special the moment you start your walk across the bridge towards the great oak door where your groom and guests will be waiting.  After you've taken your vows and gained your own knight in shining armour you can celebrate with your guests in the castle courtyard.  Every ceremony is tailored to your own needs and we can arrange for drinks and canapes to be served whilst you take some special photos for your album.

Bodiam Castle wedding
A newly married couple with their limousine at Bodiam Castle
Bodiam Castle wedding

A romantic backdrop for your wedding breakfast

The castle and grounds provide a magical backdrop for wedding receptions.  Our chosen partner, Anise Catering, can tailor a marquee and menu to suit your theme and budget.    We can also arrange for themed entertainment or a falconry display by The Hawking Centre.

Wedding marquee at Bodiam Castle
A wedding marquee prepared for a wedding breakfast at Bodiam Castle
Wedding marquee at Bodiam Castle

When can I get married?

As the castle is open daily, ceremonies take place between 8-10am and 6-8pm.  Receptions and wedding breakfasts can be at any time but this will be alongside our normal visitors.  After hours, bride, groom and photographer are permitted the castle for photographs, whilst guests are free to wander through the castle grounds, enjoying the peace and tranquillity and views across the Rother Valley.

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View of the hands of a wedding couple showing her wedding ring
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Let us help you plan your special day

If you are planning a wedding and would like more details of a civil ceremony with or without a wedding breakfast, or if you would just like to hold your reception here and would like to visit to discuss your plans, please contact Paul Homer, Property Operations Manager on 01580 831331 or by email 

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