Planning a dream wedding? Looking for a destination to make your nuptials memorable? Europe has everything to make your wedding a dream wedding. From hotels nestled on the winding clifftops overlooking scenic villages to historic castles, all the European cities welcome people to plan and celebrate the biggest day of their lives. Here is the list of best European cities to find historic castles for your big day.
1. Dundas Castle, Scotland
This 5-star exclusive venue is one of the most magnificent historic castles in Scotland, Europe. The 400-acre real estate is just a few minutes away from Edinburg. The Auld Keep in the city was built in 1416 and was used as a residential property in time of peace and as a fort during the war. It is an ideal destination for a dream wedding and features 17 bedrooms where your family and close friends can reside during your wedding event. For an unforgettable wedding night, the romantic boathouse on the loch is the perfect place. The magnificent Great Hall is one of the desired locations for wedding ceremonies. The original brickwork, the vaulted ceiling, and the fairy-tail staircase is the Auld Keep’s medieval tower of the Great Hall simply make your wedding, a jaw-dropping event.
2. Hluboká Castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
This is a popular National Cultural Monument of the Czech Republic built in the 13th century. This castle is known as the renowned wedding venue in the country. People get attracted to it due to the idyllic surrounding scenery and Neo-Gothic architecture. Constructed as a royal Gothic castle in the 16th century, it houses the romantic castle hotel today known as ‘Hotel Stekl,’ that reflects the rooms and castle decorated with various replica paintings by Dutch masters. The hotel has a restaurant that serves Czech and International cuisine and a reception room with a terrace. For traditional wedding ceremonies, the couple chooses this European castle.
3. Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano, Italy
Italy is a land of romance. It is known as the best place to get married. Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano is a 15th-century castle with a museum and church on the site. It can easily accommodate 150 guests. Located in the beautiful city on the southern shores of Lake Bracciano in Lazio, it offers a mesmerizing view of the Mediterranean from every angle. The history of 500+ years can be seen in the decor and architecture. Because of the secret underground passageway, running from the castle to the Church, the bride can make a grand appearance. Known for setting a number of documentaries and films. A few celebrities have even taken advantage of their unforgettable wedding include Martin Scorsese and Isabella Rossellini, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
4. Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal
For over 150 years, Pena Palace has been one of the favorite attractions in Europe. Covered by Pena Park, trees, and exotic plants of the Portuguese empire fountains, black swans and ponds, it is a perfect wedding destination. This castle was built to be visible from every point of the park. Couples prefer this castle for their wedding because of its beauty and architecture. With an exotic atmosphere, couples can celebrate their big day in the royal castle along with enjoying the scenic beauty of the ocean on the horizon and the city located below.
5. Dromoland Castle
Located just a few minutes from Ireland’s western region, Shannon Airport, the current structure of this castle dates back to the mid- 16th century. It was the ancestral home of one of the true Irish royal families who are the descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland. Over the centuries, the castle has hosted many formal alliances and weddings. It is also a perfect option for those who are looking for a fairy-tale wedding.
6. Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England
Sudeley is one of the popular romantic castles in England. Even Prince Williams and Duchess Kate also wed at this Castle. With a history of more than 1000 years, it offers a perfect backdrop for a wedding. It offers three amazing outdoor sites for the ceremony, each providing castle and surrounding hills views. The indoor venue of this castle includes the medieval Banquet hall with armor, roaring fire and flagstone floor.