All real princesses and the ones who have always dreamed to become one deserve their dream weddings. Europe is full of ancient castles of different sizes and styles so fulfilling your magical wedding dream shouldn’t be that hard. Of course, finding the right castle may be easier said than done. Not all places arrange weddings and not every castle will suit your own tastes. These fairytale castles allow you to get married in them and will definitely steal your guests’ breath away. Only thing left to do is to choose the right one for you and your loved one to get married in.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
This fairytale castle was the inspiration for Disney’s famous Sleeping Beauty castle so you will definitely feel like real princess. Currently Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited attractions in Germany and the most visited castle in all of Europe. Those facts alone should prove to you how beautiful this fairytale palace from the 17th century is. Surrounded by mountains and breath-taking views, this German castle is the perfect option for all Disney princesses out there who would like to take their wedding to another level of elegant and chic.
Odescalchi Castle, Italy
Odescalchi castle markets itself as the place to have luxury weddings and it doesn’t lie. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got married in this beautiful castle so you will be guaranteed to have celebrity level wedding ceremony. It’s the place to have your high-end marriage ceremony if you have money to spend. With broad Mediterranean views this 15th century castle makes you feel like queen of the world.
Château de Mercuès, France
France is known as the country of romance and this 13th century castle isn’t an exception. Make your special day even more unique spending it like princess in your own elegant wedding. You can end the perfect day with romantic night at the castle’s luxury hotel. Château de Mercuès is situated on wine estate so if you and your other half are friends of wines there is no better place for you to celebrate this special day. Your wedding guests can enjoy good French food, wine tasting and other activities like tennis or using the swimming pool. This castle has everything you can hope for from your castle wedding.
Pena Palace, Portugal
As UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal, Pena Palace has earned its place on our list of amazing wedding castles in Europe. One of the best features this castle has in addition to its colorful and beautiful architecture is the location. The castle is right next to Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, and on clear days you can even see this breath-taking fairytale palace from the city.
Hluboká Castle, Czech Republic
Gothic castle was first build on 13th century but after that it has been renovated countless of times and in its current state it’s more romantic than Gothic styled architecture. This National Cultural Monument of the Czech Republic is often called the most beautiful castle of its home country and it’s not hard to see why. In addition to the glorious building, Hluboká Castle has a romantic garden that will be perfect for taking small break from your hectic wedding celebration party.
Tjolöholm Castle, Sweden
If you are nature lover Tjolöholm’s wildlife and ocean view will charm you immediately. Tjolöholm was built to fit the nature around it in the end of 19th century. In addition to the beautiful castle there is a romantic village that will give your wedding the final fairytale touch. Castle is perfect place for traditional weddings with its beautiful gardens and small fairytale-like village.
Château de Challain
If you are searching for perfect French setting for your wedding, this castle may serve all your needs. The castle was renovated in the 19th century by the Parisian architect known for designing parts of Louvre. If you are planning to have a smaller intimate wedding or a big open one, idyllic Château de Challain is ideal location.
Ashford Castle, Ireland
Where would be a better country to have your fairytale wedding than mystic Ireland, full of old castles? This 13th century castle turned to five star luxury hotel fits perfectly romantic high-end weddings. You’ll feel like a true royal walking around the huge green yard with the love of your life.
Belvoir Castle, England
Idyllic Belvoir castle is surrounded by nature and small villages which makes it suitable for all kinds of weddings from small cozy ones to bigger elegant ceremonies. The castle’s name, Belvoir, means “beautiful view” and it perfectly fits this beautiful building on a hilltop. Inside the castle, you can find multiple beautiful places to have your wedding ceremony. A perfect example us the ballroom with huge stained glass windows and perfect fairytale atmosphere. Belvoir has been the setting of many movies, one of the best known of them being The Da Vinci Code.
Every bride dreams of being a princess on her wedding day and these amazing real life castles are the perfect fairy tale venues to make it happen. If your dream wedding is right out of a storybook, these romantic European castles will open their doors to make your dream come true.