We’re a bunch of hopeful romantics here at Invitations by R Squared … and we love destination wedding events!
We love weddings, and we love love. And we love a romantic wedding at a far-flung destination. What could be more romantic than getting married in a real, live castle?
Getting hitched in a castle is about as fairy tale as Snow White kissing the Frog Prince. Indeed, nothing says “best day ever” quite like a big castle, complete with turrets, battlements, and even water-filled moats and drawbridges!
Granted, castles won’t necessarily be every couple’s cup of tea. Many a love-struck pair need little more than a rose or ring to signify their love. If you want your ceremony to be conducted in a regal setting, there are countless castles throughout Europe ready and waiting to take your booking.
Whether you prefer your castle old or, well, really, really old, you’re spoiled for choices in Germany.
Your storybook destination wedding in a German castle is certain to require a lot of planning,
but before you venture down the rose-petal strewn aisle, have a look at our top German destinations for castle weddings.
Our team has put together quite an array of castles. Booking one, meanwhile, is about as easy as saying, “I do!”
So … what does a castle have to offer for YOUR destination wedding?
For many, marrying in a castle satisfies a childhood dream of being a princess for a day. Most castles offer fabulous backdrops, both inside and out, to frame your perfect day. From turrets to keeps, thrones to great halls, moats to walled gardens, a castle can transport you back to a bygone era in an instant.
Many castles can offer full destination wedding packages,
where you say your ‘I do’s’, stage a stunning photo shoot, enjoy a sumptuous wedding breakfast and dance the night the away, all in the one location. Many castle properties have designated spaces in which they are licensed to conduct wedding ceremonies on site. This could be in a secret chapel, great hall, or perhaps outside on a grassy terrace.
Exclusivity is often of great importance to a bride and groom. They want to enjoy their wedding celebrations in the company of just their special friends and family. Castles can often be booked exclusively, meaning that you have the place to yourselves for the duration of your stay. What better way to make you feel like a king and queen!
Marrying in a castle will be sure to give you and your guests memories of your destination wedding to last a lifetime.
Contrary to what many people think, a castle wedding doesn’t have to break the bank. With properties offering packages to suit all budgets, your wedding day can be as lavish or simple as you want it to be.
Are you looking for peace, calm and to be left alone to enjoy your stay and surroundings with your fiancé? Does your dream destination wedding include being spoilt with fine food and drink? The discreet, efficient and friendly staff at any of these destination wedding venues will meet your every need. These are perfect castle experiences for the most magical, memorable destination wedding events ever.
Hotel Burg Wernberg is so much more than just a wonderful backdrop for your dream destination wedding.
Besides the carefully restored historic premises situated right among the soft green hills that make up the Bavarian countryside, they offer everything else you need for a true fairy tale wedding. You can choose a romantic castle chapel, excellent service as a part of award-winning accommodations, and world-class gourmet cuisine courtesy of 2-star chef Thomas Kellermann.
Wachendorf Castle – When it comes to helping you make your dream wedding come true, the top shelf staff at this German castle provide so much more than a backdrop. Their extremely competent and very experienced team of wedding professionals is glad to organize your event on your behalf, if you wish. They can include everything 21st century princesses and princes can expect to be part of a fairy tale wedding.
Wachendorf Castle offers spaces for social events with up to 200 people. The bel étage consists of several interconnected ballrooms, the fireside lounge and the Green Salon. The latter includes a bar holding every imaginable comfort for you to enjoy. All rooms are laid out with elegant, old wooden flooring and coffered ceilings. In addition to the bel étage, the gardens and the large entry way with a neo-Gothic vaulted ceiling are available for use at receptions.
At Lembeck Castle, you and your destination wedding guests will already have the sense
that something extraordinary awaits you on the alley leading to this castle.
Built under the principle of peace, the castle provides many spectacular views of the Westphalian landscape and the lovingly tended castle park beyond the moats. The museal Schlaun’sche ballroom offers you exceptional ambience for your big day – and for completely unique wedding photos.
Spyker Castle – Hotel Schloss Spyker is a synonym for an exclusive venue, steeped in 760 years of history. The salons with their unique stucco ceilings and the restaurant in the historic cellar vault are the ideal setting for your celebrations. The honeymoon room, romantic tower rooms and magnificent castle grounds guarantee a magical destination wedding for you and your guests. Feel free to include the entire castle, the restaurant complete with sun terrace, and the magnificent grounds in your plans.
The Schlosshotel Kronberg opened in 1954, and is the only privately owned 5-star hotel in the region.
The castle was built in 1889 by the empress Victoria and is now one of the most impressive remaining castles in Germany. Surrounded by a gorgeous parkway with a world-class 18-hole golf course, the Schlosshotel also offers tangible living history.
Enjoy the excellent cuisine in the restaurant and its charming terrace with an impressive view over the golf course. The castle staff serves champagne breakfasts, tasty dishes and menus à la carte, and features an extensive wine list. On the weekends, celebrate traditional high tea accompanied by piano music in the imperial library.
Make your destination wedding unforgettable and celebrate the most magical day of your life in a unique setting at Thurn Castle.
For your destination wedding ceremony, you are brought to the baroque castle chapel in a carriage. Afterwards you receive your guests in the rococo pavilion set in the midst of a wonderful rose garden.
In the Romantiksaal (“Romantic Hall”) you can celebrate till the wee hours with your family and friends. They offer stellar wedding planning professionals, ready to assist with the specific details of your destination wedding.
The atmospheric, historical ambience that Pappenheim Castle radiates is positively idyllic
for marriages, destination wedding parties, family festivities and other celebrations.
The castle chapel’s intimate vaulted chamber was given an ecumenical consecration for two denominations. The barrel-vaulted chapel with its blue starry sky and the historical furnishings hold a very special charm. The half-timbered hall of the registry office and the castle chapel are a beautiful setting to exchange vows.
You’ve picked a country, a venue, and a date.
Get in touch with us so we can help you navigate choosing Save the Date cards, destination wedding invitations, and the rest of your wedding stationery suite. The Fabulous Fran is available to help with choices, colors, and fonts. There is a lot of flexibility with the offerings in our catalog. In the meantime, our mood boards are here to help keep the creativity flowing.
We know your day will be incredibly magical and altogether memorable. In other words, the best day ever. And we couldn’t be happier for you!