While having a a dream wedding is true for many soon-to-be-bride, a wedding ceremony in a real-life medieval castle will be a far out realization of that dream. Actually, castle weddings are popular in Germany because numerous medieval castles are not only still in existence but are also well-preserved.
Yet for many who entertain the notion of tying the knot with their prince charming in Schloss Neuschwanstein, they’re in for a disappointment. Weddings at the Neuschwanstein Castle is not allowed because the castle that King Ludwig II built is now a museum, in which as many as 6,000 tourists coming from different parts of the world arrive daily. In fact, only visitors who enrolled for a guided tour can enter the castle grounds and explore the castle’s interior.
Nonetheless, Germany, especially the state of Bavaria is home to many fairytale-like towns that offer their well-preserved medieval castles and cathedrals as wedding venues.
Just to give you an idea of what to find, below are five of the most popular castle wedding venues in Germany:
Schloss Benrath possesses stylish ambience and classic elegance enhanced with high-quality equipment, and is considered to be one of Germany’s most popular historical sight. This 18th-century castle is surrounded by a lake where gorgeous purple flowers abundantly, making the outside view so enchantingly magical. Inside the castle, you can find the Dome Hall which can be booked for ceremonies, while the terrace is a great spot for wedding receptions. The rooms in the areas can also be rented as part of a wedding package and reservations for out of town guests. .
Located in the charming city of Dresden, Schloss Eckberg was constructed around the years 1858 up to 1861. The castle is overlooking the Elbe while the rooms are stylishly historical. This schloss hotel has a large range of regional vineyards, a welcoming service staff to guide you, and food choices that can be described as a combination of modern and classic cuisine.
Seeschloss Monrepos is found in the domain of house Baden-Württemberg encompassing 250 hectares of nature, with a view of the castle park. Its decorated domed hall makes it very perfect as a unique location for wedding celebrations. They also have an event team that will be assisting you in planning and organizing the perfect event including catering, music, fireworks, among other special details for everyone. This wedding venue combines beauty and practicality at the same time which results to your event as an unforgettable one for both you and your guests.
Schloss Solitude is the ideal castle for you if you’re looking for a location with a memorable fairy tale atmosphere. The castle was built by Duke Carl Eugen during the 18th century where his taste for sophistication is very noticeable. The only places available to rent are the White room which is an outdoor area, or the Solitude which is the castle’s historic chapel.
A few kilometers away from Coburg, Schlosshotel Hohenstein is a fairytale castle surrounded by dense forests and lush meadows that has been around since the 13th century. It surrounds a hotel that has 6 historic rooms, 15 individual hotel suites and rooms, and two restaurants. Events are best hosted in the variety of historical rooms such as the Garden Room, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Music Salon. Not only that, the castle has its own chapel surrounded by a romantic park with an unbelievable view that can be rented for the wedding ceremony. This castle is the perfect venue if you’re looking for an exclusive place as it can provide accommodation for up to 120