5/03/2021 | Wedding
Escape to the Countryside for your Wedding
Escape the busy city for a relaxed wedding in the beautiful Surrey countryside.
If you spend your life around the hustle and bustle of city life, why not consider searching for a wedding venue in the countryside? It’s usual for wedding guests to travel a short distance to attend a wedding, and if you choose a countryside wedding venue in a sensible location with excellent commuter routes, there’s really no excuse. It could take an hour to travel across London to your chosen city location, or, it could take the same amount of time to escape the city and invite your friends to a completely unique venue in the countryside. Plus, if you choose a countryside wedding venue with accommodation, your guests might even choose to make a weekend of it! Below, we’re highlighting our top reasons for choosing a wedding venue in the countryside, along with a real-life quote from a London based couple who chose to get married at Farnham Castle, located just an hour from London in the market town of Farnham, close to the border of Surrey and Hampshire.
As an historic Castle venue, we are well known locally, but if you’re located in London or further a-field, you may not have thought about escaping to a breath-taking rural location for your wedding celebration. Conveniently located close to the M25/M3 and A3, with a direct train service in to London Waterloo, Farnham Castle couldn’t be an easier wedding venue to consider. Plus, with accommodation, parking, an in-house culinary team and your own personal team of Wedding Specialists, we have everything you need to help you create the wedding of your dreams.
Farnham Castle sits high at the top of Castle Street in Farnham and is unbelievably tranquil. The views from our Great Lawn, Castle Keep and various rooms inside the Castle are unrivalled and on your first visit to Farnham Castle, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped away from reality, even if is just for an hour or two – so imagine how incredible you’ll feel after spending your wedding day and night with us.
Spacious and full of historic grandeur, Farnham Castle is the perfect venue for a wedding guest list between 100 and 200. We have multiple locations to show you when it comes to saying your vows (including two Church of England chapels), and our Great Hall is the ultimate room to entertain guests; from fine dining menus to your evening reception celebration. We’re also set in 5 acres of stunning grounds with views across Farnham Town on one side and Farnham Park on the other. As no two Castle’s in the world are the same, your guests from London, across the UK and abroad will absolutely love visiting our unique Surrey wedding venue.
We are excited to be able to offer you our beautiful 3-dressing room bridal preparation Gatehouse to get ready for your wedding with your bridesmaids and beauty suppliers. The Gatehouse is located off the Great Lawn, in front of Farnham Castle and we’re able to offer complimentary access from 8am on the morning of your wedding. If you’re travelling from London or any other location in the UK, speak to our team about the possibility of booking rooms within the Castle for the night before.
Guests travelling to your wedding from London won’t need to worry about catching the last train from Farnham home, as we have 33 en-suite bedrooms on-site for your guests to pre-book. Continue celebrations together the following morning as you all have breakfast in our Library before departing the venue.
Farnham is conveniently located just 1 mile from Farnham Train Station, which services a direct train in to London Waterloo, so your London based guests will be able to find us with ease! We’re also just minutes from the M25 and M3 motorways and within an hour of both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
“London is our favourite city, but we thought it would be amazing for our friends and family who were travelling from New Zealand and Australia to experience a traditional, and very British, wedding venue in the countryside. We immediately fell in love with the quaint town of Farnham and when we drove through the Castle gates, we knew it was the perfect wedding venue for us with its understated grandeur that immediately captivates you and the welcoming staff who treated us as if we were the only couple there. The catering selection was very important to us and the array of fine dining menus on offer at Farnham Castle rival any fancy restaurant in the city. If you are looking for a venue that will wow your guests and makes you feel amazing on your special day, Farnham Castle is the one for you!”
Laura & Tim, December 2019 Wedding
Contact our team to find out more about our location and to receive a brochure. We’d absolutely love to help you plan your wedding in the Surrey countryside.