We are thinking about planning a castle wedding in Scotland, England , or Ireland. It is a second marriage for both of us and there will probably only be the two of us. Is this feasible since there will be no reception or wedding party? We want to have the reception back in the States.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Castle weddings are beautiful (and make great wedding photos!); you’ll find several that offer packages just for two:
Duns Castle in Scotland allows weddings with just two people, although it’s a large, prominent venue. You might remember the castle if she’s seen the movie “Mrs. Brown,” featuring Dame Judi Dench as Queen Victoria. The castle stood in for Balmoral in the movie.
In Ireland, about an hour from the Shannon Airport, Ballyportry Castle offers wedding packages for parties of 12 or less.
For planning the wedding, check out our book, The Castle Wedding Workbook, for details on other castles plus planning everything from music to decorations.