Nestled majestically above the River Aln and the sprawling Capability Brown landscape beyond, stands one of Britain’s finest and most iconic castles. Dubbed the ‘Windsor of the North’, Alnwick Castle provides a fairy-tale setting bursting with grandeur and intrigue.
Situated conveniently 30 minutes North of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and approximately an hour and a half South of Edinburgh, Alnwick Castle provides wedding guests an illustrious and idyllic countryside retreat. The spectacular castle walls hoover magnificently over the bustling and picturesque medieval market town of Alnwick, located within the heart of Northumberland and a stone’s throw away from one of the UK’s finest stretches of coastline.
Alnwick Castle is approximately a 4-mile drive from Alnmouth train station, which services the London Kings Cross to Edinburgh mainline. This makes Alnwick Castle ideally situated for those guests travelling from afar.
Alnwick Castle is a majestic and distinguished venue, filled with architectural delights, providing the most spectacular surroundings for you to celebrate your special day.
The Alnwick Castle Guest Hall lends a historic atmosphere to wedding celebrations, with its beautifully restored beamed roof and stone archways. This spectacular banqueting hall and adjoining Castle Courtyard allows guests to mingle within the grand medieval walls and its cobbled squares.
Enjoy a canapés reception upon their splendid gun terrace, with sweeping views of the Capability Brown landscapes beyond, and undertake Broomstick Training with Alnwick Castle’s resident wizarding professors, on the very lawn where Harry Potter first learnt to fly!
For more intimate affairs, Alnwick Castle’s private parklands provide stunning scenery and a secluded location to commence your celebrations. They offer two beautifully exclusive venues situated within the privacy of Hulne Park: Hulne Abbey and Friars Well.
Hulne Abbey is a truly enchanting venue, nestled on a hillside, with exceptional views of sprawling countryside. Surrounded by medieval walls and founded in the 13th Century as a Carmelite monastery, Hulne Abbey is the perfect setting to bask in the afternoon sun and observe dancing stars in the dark Northumbrian night skies.
The country residence of Friars Well offers the ultimate venue for private entertaining, and the perfect palatial home to relax in. With 5 large reception rooms, 8 bedrooms including a magnificent master suite, indoor heated swimming pool and a variety of large terraces with outstanding views of its own private lake, there is plenty of space to celebrate with your friends and family.