Medieval Weddings & Handfastings at Herstmonceux
venue for a truly unforgettable medieval wedding’
The stunning grounds and gardens of Herstmonceux Castle are
the perfect fairy-tale wedding venue any time of the year;
but each August Bank Holiday weekend something truly magical
England’s Medieval Festival transforms
magnificent Sussex location in to the most
authentic historical experience of its kind.
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds
and atmosphere of days gone by. Wedding parties will delight
in this unique event and guests of all ages will discover so
much to see and do during their time at the festival.
A wedding at England's Medieval Festival can be a
traditional civil ceremony in the castle, or opt for
an alternative hand-fasting or blessing in the beautiful
gardens or within the thrilling royal arena.
breath-takingbackdrop of a real castle and all the sights
and sounds of the medieval village, the weekend offers a
limited number of couples a special themed experience never
to be forgotten.
All festival guests can enjoy acres of parkland, lawns and
formal period gardens containing hundreds of species of
flowers and plants. Wander through the authentic medieval
village or discover the hidden court yard or woodland
folly. Jousting takes place behind the castle and the bridge
entrance across the moat welcomes thrilling battle
re-enactments all weekend.
Accommodation options vary within the castle grounds and
locally in the area. For an authentic medieval experience
guests can sleep under the stars in furnished glamping
tents with private areas available for groups. For guests
who prefer solid walls, the on-site B&B provides comfortable
rooms or there is even a chance to stay in the castle
In the evening the full festival entertainment
plenty of fun with character performances and lively music
from popular folk bands. Our optional medieval banquet
offers an authentic option to feast and toast the happy
couple in the castle. Alternatively, guests can indulge in
a delicious peasants hog roast and tankard of mead under the
stars. We are happy to tailor private entertainment with
anything from traditional medieval flute music and romantic
stargazing to performing mummers and magical wizards.
The name Herstmonceux is itself a fusion of surnames between
Idonea de Herste and nobleman Ingelram de Monceux. It is
fitting that such a superb wedding venue has romantic
historical beginnings and explains why couples marrying at
Herstmonceux Castle feel the romantic ambiance beyond the
There are a range of private rooms and spaces within the
castle and grounds should your party require a dedicated
area, and our event staff work with each wedding party to
tailor their memorable celebration, whatever the budget.
England’s Medieval Festival provides an unforgettable
wedding experience in a unique and authentic location.
‘I just want to say a massive thank you to the whole
team, everyone was amazing and so helpful!! We had a
fantastic time so did all our guests. We will be coming back
‘I honestly couldn’t have asked for more!’
‘Thanks so much for everything your team did for us to
make our wedding so spectacular and special’
‘You are all superstars and we couldn’t have done it
without you all, it will be a day that will be talked about
forever and never forgotten!’
For more information, or to discuss your Wedding,
Handfasting or Blessing
ceremony plans, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020