Imagine getting married in a wonderful old castle where once the Earls of Oxford entertained King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. The ceremony takes place by candle-light in the magnificent Banqueting Hall where one hundred guests can be seated and a further thirty may watch from the Minstrelsâ€™ Gallery above. You can have a traditional modern ceremony or choose a medieval theme with authentic costumes and strolling minstrels. The beautiful grounds offer ideal opportunities for photographs.
The castle, which is now closed to the public on wedding days, is privately owned by the Honourable Thomas Lindsay, youngest son of the 28th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, and his wife Virginia.
Hedingham Castle is situated in the village of Castle Hedingham, half a mile from the A1017 between Cambridge and Colchester.
...M25, M11 exit 8 (A120 Colchester), take A120 to Braintree. Circle round the bypass following Sudbury signs. The castle is signposted from here. 1m out of Braintree on Sudbury road branch left on A1017 to Gosfield and The Hedinghams. In Sible Hedingham take right turning to Castle Hedingham and turn left to castle at top of village main street. Entrance gates 200 yards on right.