PLANNING | Fulfill Your Fairytale: 5 Reasons to Get Married In A Castle

You’ve dreamt of the perfect wedding since you were a little girl. You envisaged your Prince Charming proposing on a romantic holiday, your dress was prim, proper and princess-inspired and most importantly you were getting married in a castle. A vast, enchanting, royal castle. Who says those thoughts need to remain a vague, childhood memory? Keep your dreams alive and listen to these five reasons why you should get married in the fortress of your dreams.

  1. Exceed Your Childhood Dreams

Remembering what you used to wish for in a wedding when you were younger is a nostalgic memory every woman should cherish. When the time comes for you to start planning your special day, there is no reason why your previous hopes and dreams can’t become reality. Now is your chance to go above and beyond your wildest desires and plan the most picture perfect wedding in a chic chateau. Your seven year-old self would be smiling from ear to ear.

  1. Defy Expectations

Every bride should feel like a princess, no matter what shape, size, height or ethnicity she is. We’ve grown up to believe that princesses are perfectly presented, with golden hair and hourglass figures. You are all simply beautiful and deserve the wedding of your dreams. Seize this opportunity and embrace your natural beauty. Take a look online at sites such as,, who offer stunning castles as their wedding venues. They will cater to your every need and make you feel strong, proud and confident as you walk down the aisle.

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  1. Make It Your Own

If you’re not a fan of the classic fairytale image, but still adore the idea of a castle you have free reign to make it personal to you. You might decided to create a theme for your palace-inspired wedding. Take the opportunity to be as playful and imaginative as you wish. You could even use your perfect dress as the focus and inspiration for the decor inside your royal venue!

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  1. Wow Your Guests

There are many ways to surprise your guests on your wedding day. A stunning, grand castle is bound to be the main jaw-dropping attraction of your day. Try to keep the venue a secret for as long as you can when you’re planning your big day. Your friends and family will be swept off their feet when they realise you’re getting married in such an historical and monumental venue.

  1. A Secret Escape

There is a certain degree of privacy when it comes to hiring a castle as your wedding venue. Castles are often away from public spaces and in their own secluded space. You’ll be glad that you’re only sharing your special day with those you really want to be there. It’ll be a completely private affair which you can look back on with pride in years to come.

There are an abundance of beautiful castles which would serve as the perfect place for you. So start deciding on your magical venue today. Your carriage awaits!


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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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