16/03/2022 | Wedding

5 Reasons to Choose an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Farnham Castle

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Outdoor wedding ceremony at Farnham Castle Surrey

Outdoor weddings at Farnham Castle in Surrey are extraordinary. Here are our top 5 reasons as to why we think you should book one!

There are several locations to make your wedding vows at Farnham Castle, including under the arch on The Fox’s Steps, on our Great Lawn or on our pretty East Lawn near the Rose Garden. Outdoor weddings at Farnham Castle are truly spectacular; with the Castle as your backdrop along with beautiful views across Farnham town. Below, we’ve listed 5 reasons as to why we think you should book an outdoor wedding ceremony at Farnham Castle in Surrey.

1. Make an Entrance

The Gatehouse, our stunning 3-bedroom preparation suite is a dream location for you to get ready for your wedding. It is located just across the path from where outdoor weddings at Farnham Castle take place. Moments before the wedding, simply walk out of The Gatehouse with ceremony music playing in the background, and then head straight for your aisle.

2. A Truly Special Setting

If your heart is set on an outdoor wedding, the setting needs to be perfect. Your wedding guests will arrive at Farnham Castle and walk across the gravel over to The Great Lawn, where they’ll get to enjoy the atmosphere, vibe and views across the picturesque Surrey town, before taking their seat facing the impressive Castle façade. Your friends and family will love every moment – as they’ll more than likely have never experienced such a rare and special setting. As every castle is unique, you won’t find another wedding venue in the world with a similar outdoor setting to Farnham Castle.

3. Beautiful Wedding Photography

Outdoor weddings will naturally be a lot lighter and brighter compared to any indoor wedding, regardless of whether the sun is shining. Your wedding photographer will be able to take incredible shots from every angle and even from a distance, as he/she will have the depth of the entire Great Lawn to play with. As a couple, you’ll also receive fantastic images of you both making your vows under arch of The Fox’s Steps with the greatness of the Castle above you. Or, choose to marry on one of the lovely lawns. We’ve no doubt, your wedding photographer will be delighted if you choose an outdoor wedding at Farnham Castle.

4. Castle Wedding Reception

Celebrating your wedding ceremony outside at Farnham Castle, keeps the inside a secret from all of your guests. After your outdoor ceremony, enjoy drinks and canapes on The Great Lawn before inviting your friends and family inside to The Great Hall for an impressive dining experience. With an outdoor wedding, you get the best of both worlds.

5. You’re Covered

If you choose an outdoor wedding but luck isn’t on your side when it comes to the weather, we’ll be sure to have a back-up plan in place. Where your indoor back-up wedding ceremony takes place will depend on your guest numbers, but we have a full team of wedding planning experts at Farnham Castle and we’ll do anything and everything we can to ensure your wedding plans go without a hitch, regardless of the weather.

If you would like to enquire about booking an outdoor wedding at Farnham Castle, please click here to complete this form and one of our Wedding Specialists will get back to you shortly. Alternatively, please call 01252 720402 to book your show-round appointment for this week or weekend.

Image: Tony Hart Photo