While you may not be Meghan Markle or have a real royal wedding ring on your finger, that doesn’t mean your wedding can’t have a bit of regal flair. If you’re looking for a venue for a wedding overseas, that’s a fairy-tale come to life, then consider tying the knot in a whimsical, romantic castle wedding.
With tons of historic charm and sweeping landscapes, these castles where you can have your own royal wedding are nothing short of a fantasy for all brides. We hope to unleash your inner prince and princess. Many of these castles offer over-the-top amenities (though sadly, glass shoes are not included), so order yourself a lemon cake and lose yourself in the luxury of these mighty fortresses, both foreign and stateside.
Château d’Esclimont, France
The Château d’Esclimont is a resort so stunning it might just put Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding venue to shame. This 150-acre property includes 52 guest rooms and is less than an hour outside of Paris. Though the estate does not list its wedding pricing on its site, couples interested in their services can contact the estate for more information.
Belvoir Castle, England
Looking to replicate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials? A Belvoir Castle Wedding is for you. English royals actually still live here, so you’ll feel like you’re in line for the throne just by being there. The castle includes a chapel for religious ceremonies and can accommodate up to 130 guests. Brides and grooms can contact the property for price estimates and booking inquiries.
Glamis Castle, Scotland
These royal grounds have been a favorite for grooms and brides that are searching for a unique location for their I dos. Not only does the space offer dozens of picturesque rooms for ceremonies and receptions. Also, the grounds are also home to extensive gardens that make for the most romantic photos. To learn more, the site offers a brochure and contact information.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Once the home of Bavarian royalty, the grounds of the Neuschwanstein Castle were open to the public in 1886 and attracts over a million visitors a year thanks to its majestic views overlooking the German countryside. The design is the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle—but totally beats tying the knot amongst thousands of amusement park-goers.