Peckforton Castle is the only intact medieval-style castle in the country

We recently rounded up some of the region's favourite historical venues. Here, we take an in-depth look at...

Peckforton Castle exterior Credit: Johan Hatt Photography

PECKFORTON CASTLE
01829 260 930 | www.peckfortoncastle.co.uk


Originally the home of Lord Tollemache and built in the early 19th century, the hotel is the only intact medieval-style castle in the country. Over the years it has been the location for numerous movies including Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Dr Who and most recently Coronation Street. The stunning exterior has now been complemented by a lovinglyrefurbished interior which houses 48 bedrooms and truly magnificent entertaining rooms.

An enchanting setting with captivating architecture, steeped in history, Peckforton Castle will delight you and your guests. You'll be the only wedding at the Castle making your day a true fairy tale. With a choice of packages and rooms able to accommodate 10 to 275 guests, stunning bedrooms, or falconry for something that little bit different, the venue will never disappoint.

You're spoilt for choice here when it comes to ceremony settings. Say "I do" in the Great Hall for example as the sun streams through the stainedglass windows, a string quartet softly plays on the Minstrel's Gallery and the fire glows in the background as the candlelight reflects off the original Minton Hollins tiled floor.

The Drawing Room is the largest function room here. As you enter your eye is caught by the imposing windows draped with luxurious red velvet curtains. It boasts an atmosphere of warmth and happiness.

Walk along the red carpet and up the stone staircase to enter the Hexagonal Room. It has two working fireplaces and a vaulted stone ceiling, carved at the apex of which you'll find the Tollemache family grace. The bookcases in the Library meanwhile offer the opportunity to decorate with flowers and candles, bringing it to life as a magnificent setting for a wedding.

Built in 1848 and set inside the fortified walls of the Castle, the Chapel is the perfect place for your religious blessing and the local minister will be happy to officiate.

For the big-day bash, the Drawing Room (165 guests), Great Hall (120 guests), Hexagonal Room (80 guests) and the Library (30 guests) are all available to choose from. There is also a selection of spaces offered for the evening revelries and the wedding team is happy to discuss your requirements to tailor the configuration just for you. These include the venue's best-kept secret, the Wine Cellar. A stunning circular bar built into the crypt of the Castle and lit only by candles it can be hired out until the early hours where you and your nearest and dearest can sip Champagne or enjoy a nightcap. The perfect place to end the perfect day.

Peckforton Castle ceremony set up
Peckforton Castle ceremony set up with huge feather decorations

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