Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire - Wedding Venue Hire

Imagine your wedding day in the very place where handsome Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester wooed his Queen and won her heart.

If you yearn for a centuries-old setting for your own love story, then Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Gardens will be your ideal wedding day location.

With its Elizabethan gatehouse, pretty parterre garden and recreated Elizabethan Garden all exclusively yours, Kenilworth Castle will turn your special day into a truly unique and unforgettable occasion.


Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire - CV8 1NE

Kenilworth Castle

Rooms and Capacities

LocationWedding CeremonyDiningDrinks
Oak Room502050
Dining Room502550


Kenilworth Castle is available for Civil Wedding and Civil Partnership ceremonies, marquee receptions and private events between March and December.

Gatehouse (Oak Room/Dining Room) & Parterre Garden

  • Ceremony & Drinks: March-December (any 2.5hr period) Fri-Sat: £1,250
  • Drinks & Dinner: March-December Sun-Fri 6:30-11pm: £1,500
  • Ceremony, Drink & Dinner: March-December (any 5hr period)
    Fri-Sat: £1,500
  • Ceremony, Drink & Dinner: March-December (any 7.5hr period)
    Fri-Sat: £1,750

Elizabethan Gardens for the marquee

  • Drinks & Dinner: March-December Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm: £2,750
  • Ceremony, Drink & Dinner: March-December Fri-Sat 4pm-11pm: £3,250

Gatehouse (Oak Room/Dining Room) & Elizabethan Gardens for the marquee

  • Ceremony, Drink & Dinner: March-December Fri-Sat 4pm-11pm: £3,250

Prices are exclusive of and subject to VAT. Prices are for venue hire only and are exclusive of catering, flowers, lighting and entertainment. Catering must be provided by English Heritage accredited suppliers. English Heritage reserves the right to amend prices at any time without notice.

Kenilworth Castle

Exclusively yours

At Kenilworth Castle, wedding ceremonies and receptions take place in and around the Gatehouse, which stands beside a charming topiary-filled parterre garden, close to the recreated Elizabethan garden with its fountain, arbours and ‘bejewelled’ aviary. All are exclusively yours.


You can choose from two adjoining rooms for your ceremony – the Oak Room with warm wooden panelling and enormous stone fireplace topped by Dudley’s coat of arms, or the contrasting Dining Room, with its large bay window bringing shafts of light into the room.

Drinks receptions with canapés, finger food or buffet also work well within these rooms. In fine weather, the parterre garden is a perfect setting for drinks and provides a lovely backdrop for photography.


Perfectly positioned on lawns between the Gatehouse and Elizabethan Garden, a marquee site means you can invite friends and family to celebrate your marriage, following an intimate ceremony witnessed by those closest to you.

From here, your guests can wander through the Elizabethan Garden, retracing the steps of Queen Elizabeth and Dudley 500 years ago. Kenilworth Castle is set in acres of beautiful grounds overlooking wonderful English countryside.


Kenilworth Castle
Hospitality Team
t: 01926 857482


How To Find Us

For information on how to reach us, parking, accessibility and facilities please see our property page.