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Hedingham Castle, Halstead

Hedingham Castle

Castle Hedingham
Halstead
Essex
CO9 3DJ
Tel: +44(0)1787 460261
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Hedingham Castle's Norman keep, 110 feet high, was built c.1140 by Aubrey de Vere and is still owned by one of his descendants, The Honourable Thomas Lindsay and his wife Virginia. There are four floors to explore, including a magnificent Banqueting Hall spanned by a remarkable 28 foot arch, one of the largest Norman arches in England. A good view of this splendid room can be obtained from the Minstrels' Gallery, built within the thickness of the 12 foot walls.

A visit to the castle and its beautiful grounds is ideal for a family outing, and during the summer there are a variety of special events which bring its colourful history alive. Come and enjoy one of our exciting Jousting Tournaments or other entertainments.

Castle weddings in medieval surroundings. For those wishing to get married in a Castle, it is now possible to have a romantic candlelit Civil Ceremony in the Banqueting Hall.

Small receptions can be held in the elegant rooms of the Georgian house which is a beautiful location for Wedding Receptions and is also perfect for delightful, intimate Winter Weddings. For larger parties or those requiring dancing, there is a marquee on the private Tulip Lawn. Drinks can be served on the terrace which has beautiful views over the lake.

Hedingham Castle, Halstead

Weddings and Conferences
WEDDINGS IN HALSTEAD, ESSEX
Imagine getting married in a wonderful old castle where once the Earls of Oxford entertained King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. The ceremony takes place by candle-light in the magnificent Banqueting Hall where one hundred guests can be seated and a further thirty may watch from the Minstrelsí Gallery above. You can have a traditional modern ceremony or choose a medieval theme with authentic costumes and strolling minstrels. The beautiful grounds offer ideal opportunities for photographs.

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