When you think of your dream wedding, you might picture yourself saying “I do” in an enchanting fairytale castle.
Most people grow up watching Disney princess movies, so it is understandable that you might want a fairytale wedding, just like the ones you grew up watching.
The venue that you choose will play a huge part in making your special day enchanting. But, finding the right venue can be tricky.
In this guide, we have compiled a list of 10 enchanting fairytale castle wedding ideas (see also: Wedding Ideas To Match The Season)that we’re sure you will love.
So, if you want to find out more, read on.
Let’s kick this off with a classic French Château.
There are a huge amount of Chateaus all across the French countryside, and they can all provide great inspiration for your wedding day.
With tons of character, this Château can help you realize that something that isn’t a “traditional” castle can still look just as good.
So, if there aren’t any castles in the area where you want to get married, why not check out a large house/mansion instead?
We’re sure you’ll agree that this venue looks just like a castle, and that is why we love it, and we think you will too!
Oheka Castle in New York is breathtaking.
This wedding venue looks like it has been taken straight out of a Disney movie so it is the perfect inspiration for your fairytale wedding.
While this castle doesn’t have turrets like the ones you see in fairy tales, it does have a lot of ground surrounding it.
This means that you can get all sorts of beautiful wedding photos with this impressive castle in the background.
You and your partner will be the rulers of the castle if you choose this as your wedding venue.
But even if Oheka castle isn’t the venue for you, it can provide you with tons of inspiration, and that is why we think you’ll love it.
There is something about Italy that is incredibly romantic, and that is why we had to include this romantic Italian castle in this guide.
This is just one example of the incredible architecture that can be found in Italy, and great proof of why you should take a look at Italian castles when you are looking for wedding inspiration.
This castle is filled with character, and this is emphasized by the altar shown in this photograph. Religion is incredibly important in Italy, and it is clear that it is integral to this castle.
If you want a traditional castle that still seems like it is perfect for a fairytale wedding, then this castle will give you lots of inspiration.
Moving back towards the USA, another gorgeous and enchanting US castle is Thornewood Castle in Seattle.
The name of this castle sounds incredibly elegant in itself, and once you see the photographs of this castle, we can guarantee that you will fall in love.
This castle is perfect for adding to your wedding mood board.
The castle itself is breathtaking, and what makes it even better is the vast amount of land surrounding it.
No matter whether you want an indoor or an outdoor wedding, you will be able to enjoy it at Thornewood Castle, and that is why we had to include it in this guide.
It can be really easy to forget just how many beautiful castle wedding venues there are in the USA, especially when you look at some of the historic castles in the UK.
But Thornewood is an excellent example of the outstanding architecture we have here in the US, and it provides brilliant inspiration for your special day.
When you research fairytale castles in the USA, one that will pop up time and time again is Redlands Castle in California.
This wedding venue literally looks straight out of a Disney movie, so it is easy to see why so many people choose to tie the knot here.
Redlands Castle almost looks like a bigger version of the Disney castle that you see at the start of every Disney movie so it can really get you feeling like a Princess.
It is also packed with lots of lovely features, including a winding staircase that snakes up to the castle – perfect for all your wedding photographs.
This wedding venue truly is enchanting and it is spectacular too. It is guaranteed to wow your guests, and we’re sure that you’re already in love with it – we know we are!
A beautiful castle on the South-coast of England is Highcliffe Castle, and this could be the perfect inspiration for your special day.
Highcliffe castle is incredibly enchanting because it combines the traditional castle with a beautiful view of the sea, creating tons of photo opportunities throughout your special day.
Highcliffe castle is full of inspiration for your special day because it has so many traditional features.
From vaulted ceilings to intricately designed stained glass windows, it is a perfect example of how advanced our ancestors were.
Unless you are willing to travel to England for your special day, this isn’t the best wedding location for you. However, it can give you lots of inspiration for your big day.
Another enchanting fairytale castle located right here in the USA is Hammond Castle in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
This is a proper traditional castle like the ones that you find across the pond in the UK, and that is why we love it so much.
This stone castle is full of character, and it is packed with photo opportunities too.
From the drawbridge to the stone architecture, you are guaranteed to feel like the Queen of the castle on your big day.
With so many famous castles being located outside the USA, you might find it difficult to convince your other half that a fairytale castle is the right venue for your special day.
But Hammond Castle is, yet again, another example that you can have your dream without even having to fly outside the US.
When you think of getting married in a castle, in your head you are probably imagining a massive castle.
However, not all castles are large. In fact, there are a number of smaller castles perfect for intimate weddings all across the globe.
This includes Fanningstown Castle in Ireland.
This castle is the perfect one to look at if you need a little reassurance that you can still have your dream wedding, even if you have a smaller wedding party.
It is your special day, and you shouldn’t have to compromise on your dream just because you want a smaller wedding.
So, if you need to convince your other half that a smaller castle is just as good an option, use Fanningstown Castle as an example.
The UK has loads of different castles, so if you are looking for wedding venue inspiration, this is the perfect place to look.
Scotland has lots of beautiful castles that will give you tons of inspiration for your special day, including Culzean castle.
This castle has a wide amount of land surrounding it, so you have lots of freedom when it comes to taking photographs and what your guests get up to throughout the day.
Simply looking at photographs of this venue can give you lots of inspiration in terms of how much space you want your dream wedding venue to have.
Unless you plan on having a destination wedding, Scotland is likely a little too far to travel.
But this enchanting castle will give you lots of inspiration for your big day.
Last but not least, we have Craig Y Nos Castle in South Wales, UK.
When it comes to castles, nowhere else in the world has castles quite as beautiful as those in South Wales.
There are a ton of castles located in this small country, so if you are looking for castle inspiration for your wedding day, look no further than Wales.
Craig Y Nos is just one of the beautiful castles that Wales has on offer, and you only need to take a look at this photograph to see why this is such a beautiful wedding venue.
Craig Y Nos has a rich history and a traditional interior with modern features that create the best of both worlds for prospective couples.
It is the perfect example of how you can get married in a traditional castle without having to have an old-fashioned wedding.
In this guide, we have taken a look at 10 different enchanting fairytale castles around the world.
So, if you are planning a fairytale castle wedding, there is tons of inspiration in this guide that is perfect for you.
From traditional castles to buildings with a modern twist, there is something for everyone in this guide, and we’re sure you’ll find something you love.
Thanks for reading!