Civil Ceremonies at Whittington Castle
entrance all await for your perfect day. Imagine yourself walking up the drawbridge to your fairytale wedding.
Whittington Castle is the perfect setting, a truly romantic venue with links to Arthurian legend and the Holy Grail. Legend tells us that the Holy Grail may at one time have been hidden at this medieval fortress and for centuries the castle’s legends have been connected to stories of romance and love.
The ideal backdrop for all of your photographs. Whittington Castle is committed to providing a first class service to all those wishing to book a civil ceremony. With this in mind we will only ever book one ceremony per day in order to give our full attention to all those who book with us.
The Lady Eleanor Function Room is situated in the South tower and for many centuries this served as the manor courthouse. The room is named after Lady Eleanor who helped to turn the castle into a more comfortable home in the 14th century.
Luscious hand painted silk velvet, wall hangings adorn the walls. Created for the Lady Eleanor Room by Shrewsbury based textile designer, Meg Arrol.
We invite you to make a booking to view this historic room by phoning Sue Ellis – Castle Manager on 01691 662500, who will be pleased to show off this beautiful room and chat about your special day.
The Castle prides itself on its small and friendly approach and can provide a one to one service designed for the individual couple in mind. Providing a historic and elegant venue for smaller, more intimate ceremonies. The Castle is available for Civil Weddings and Civil Partnership, Re-affirmation of marriage vows as well as Naming Ceremonies.
The Lady Eleanor Room is licensed to hold ceremonies for 40 people. 4 places from this number are reserved for the Superintendent Registrar and Registrar, for a member of the public (who may wish to have access to the ceremony) and for the castle Duty Officer. This therefore reduces numbers to a maximum 36 to include the couple. Small children and babies seated on parent’s knees are not included in this number and can be extra.
Step one is to make an appointment to meet and discuss your plans and to look around the castle with Sue Ellis – Castle Manager without obligation. Sue is available to assist and to make sure your arrangements go as smoothly as possible. She is available to answer your questions and to chat through the options available.
As soon as provisional arrangements for your ceremony are made you are advised to contact the Superintendent Registrar on 0845 6789016
Without the presence of the Superintendent Registrar and a Registrar there can be no ceremony and any arrangement for the use of the Castle depend entirely on their availability.
It must be noted that all content for civil ceremonies must be of a non-religious form; this includes all readings, music and entertainment.