Weddings at Powis Castle and Garden
What’s more romantic than marrying the love of your life with a medieval castle as the backdrop? For newly engaged couples looking for an intimate and stylish wedding venue, the Orangery in the garden at Powis Castle is a picturesque location.
Powis Castle wedding package
Nestled within a world-famous garden, the Orangery at Powis Castle and Garden is licensed to hold weddings.
As the Orangery is predominatly an outdoor venue, we are only able to host weddings there from May to September. We're limited to hold a handful of weddings a year, so please enquire early to avoid any disappointment. Whilst the whole site remains open to the public on your wedding day, the Orangery Terrace will be exclusively yours for the duration of your ceremony.
The Orangery itself can accommodate up to 20 people seated or 20 to 30 people standing. If your wedding party is slightly larger than that, we are able to use the terrace outside of the Orangery and comfortably seat an additional 80 guests.
Your chosen photographer is welcome to join you for the duration of your ceremony, from the car journey to the first kiss - make sure you capture every moment. The Orangery is the only licensed ceremony area onsite, but once you've said 'I do', you can enjoy a special photo session around the garden and in the castle courtyard. Please note, video and drone is not permitted.
When you choose Powis Castle as your wedding venue, you can feel proud knowing that every penny goes back into the important work we do to look after this special place for future generations to enjoy. Ceremony prices are as follows:
- Weekday wedding: £1500 +VAT
- Weekend wedding: £1750 +VAT
Gallery: The Orangery
The garden at Powis Castle is well-known for its surviving 17th century Italianate terraces. The Orangery is tucked away in one of those terraces, below the Aviary Terrace and above the Lower Terrace. With trimmed topiary, statuary and seasonal blooms, the Orangery is the perfect venue for an intimate and stylish wedding ceremony.
If you're planning a proposal, recently engaged or looking for a location for photos on your wedding day, you can book a photography session at Powis Castle and Garden. Bookings must be made in advance and are chargeable at £175 +VAT.
You will have two hours to yourself to wander the garden and castle courtyard to get those all important shots that you can treasure forever. Please note, video and drone is not permitted.
We're lucky to enjoy a hugely diverse and beautiful garden at Powis Castle. With terraces, woodland, formal lawns and rose gardens to choose from, we're confident you'll find just the right setting to suit you.
History of the Orangery
The Italianate terraces were an early addition to the garden, created by architect William Winde in the 1680s. Employed by William Herbert, 1st Marquess of Powis, Winde had created a similar garden at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire.
The Orangery is tucked into the terrace and would have been used as an entertaining space where one could circulate in good company, dine and enjoy the sight and sound of the garden below. The grand, classical stone doorway was brought here from the west end of the Castle itself, by Lady Violet, when she and her husband were returning the Castle to its more medieval appearance.
Today, potted orange trees line the building and inside, you'll find orange and yellow trumpeted clivias. Wall climbing roses surround the Orangery and neat hedges line the lawns.
Make an enquiry
We love nothing more than being part of people's special day. If you're planning a wedding and are keen to look around, please get in touch as soon as possible.
Our dedicated Visitor Experience team will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you have, and will be more than happy to take you around the site before you make any decisions.
To enquire today, please email email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
Powis is a Welsh castle built by a Welsh prince, Gruffudd ap Gwenwynwyn (c1252). It survived wars and division to become one of the most prominent castles in Wales.
Discover a paradise garden in Wales, with 300 hundred years of garden transformation providing many layers of history to explore.
Dating back 300 years, explore a world-class garden steeped in history. Experience dramatic terraces, flower borders, fantastical topiary and superb views.
Whether you’re visiting with children or grandchildren, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained at Powis Castle and Garden.