Weddings at Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

A couple amongst the ruins at Kenilworth Castle
Kenilworth Castle gardens
The groom standing by some flowers

Wow your guests with this simply stunning centuries-old setting for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Contact Louise McCannon

0192 685 7482

Kenilworth Caste, a site of intrigue and passion and one of King Henry VIII's favourite castles in England. Once the seat of John of Gaunt, the home of Robert Dudley, and the favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, Kenilworth Castle is now the stage for your love story. As you celebrate, centuries on, you can imagine Dudley lavishly entertaining his Queen with feasting, music and dancing, or perhaps stealing a secret kiss in the flower gardens.

Event Spaces

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.

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Late Availability

Looking for spectacular wedding venue this summer?

Celebrate in style at Kenilworth Castle on Saturday 15 and 22 July and Saturday 5 and 26 August.

Make your vows inside the beautiful Leicester's Gate house, with a marbled fireplace and warm 16th century oak panelled rooms adding elegance and charm to your special day. Enjoy the use of the surroundings grounds and capture your memories in the Gardens built for the sole use of Elizabeth I.

Gatehouse proposals

Make your proposal a memorable occasion following in the footstep of Queen Elizabeth 1st and her favourite Robert Dudley .

Kenilworth Castle's Tudor Gatehouse can be hired for 2 hours to make your proposal a lasting memory with the elegance and stunning surrounding vistas of the castle ruins to capture your special moments. 

What could be more romantic than saying "I do" in the magic and beauty of the Elizabethan Gatehouse at Kenilworth with a bottle of prosecco to share afterwards and celebrate.

Hire is available from 6-8pm from £150 (+ vat.) throughout the summer (from April -September). Earlier proposal times are available to book in the Winter. Please enquire via our Hospitality Co coordinator Louise McCannon on 01926 857482 or email

A newly married couple walking through the gardens at Kenilworth Castle.
Some bridal bouquet ready to be used in a wedding.
A groom looking out over the romantic ruins of Kenilworth Castle.
A newly wedded couple standing in the romantic ruins of Kenilworth Castle.

We had the most fantastic wedding reception at Kenilworth Castle in July 2016 and the team at the Castle, led by Louise McCannon, had a huge part to play in making our wedding day run absolutely perfectly. We could not have found a more brilliant team and count ourselves very lucky to have been supported by such a wonderfully friendly and professional group of people.

Anna & John
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens, August 2016

Thank you for all your help, the ceremony was absolutely perfect, it was better than I had ever imagined it would be.

Rosie and Michael
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, September 2016

Well it all went very well and we are grateful for the the part that you and your colleagues played both in the planning and on the day. The arrangements went very smoothly and we have nothing but praise for the EH organisation.

Carla and Dilys
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens, August 2016

Our wedding at Kenilworth Castle was truly magical - better than we could have ever imagined. Louise could not have been more helpful in helping us create our dream wedding. Some of our requests were slightly unconventional, but Louise was able to be flexible and accommodating. The venue itself is stunning, all our guests were thoroughly impressed and our wedding photos are striking as a result. Overall, we simply can't recommend a wedding at Kenilworth Castle enough.

Jessica and Peter
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens, January 2016

We had such an amazing day, thank you so much for all of your help and pass on our thanks also to the team, we were so impressed with the professionalism and good humour of you both. Thanks again for all of your assistance and hard work – it really showed.

Averil & Neil
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens, August 2015
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