Weddings at Bodiam Castle

A newly married couple with their limousine at Bodiam Castle

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 as you walk across the bridge towards the great oak door where your groom and guests will be waiting.  After you've taken your vows, you and your own knight in shining armour can celebrate with your guests in the castle courtyard.  Every ceremony is tailored to your own needs, drinks and canapes can be served whilst special photographs are taken for your album.

Weddings at Bodiam Castle
The gatehouse at Bodiam Castle prepared for a civil marriage ceremony
Weddings at Bodiam Castle

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.

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 normally take place between 8-10am and 6-8pm, therefore before the castle opens or after it closes to the public.  Receptions and wedding breakfasts can be at any time but this would normally be alongside our normal visitors.

Outside of public hours, bride, groom and photographer can use the stunning backdrop of 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 holding your big day at Bodiam Castle, please contact Paul Homer, Property Operations Manager on 01580 831 331 or by email.

 
Bodiam Castle Weddings brochure download (PDF / 1.2MB) download