Well it has happened had my first panic that we can’t afford the beautiful venue that we have found, even though it covers everything and works out cheaper on like for like comparisons.

Our tick lists of requirements

1) Both ceremony and reception in the same place

2) Exclusivity

3) Location

4) Fitting in with us and our personalities

For those of you looking at options I found the best options is research, research, research and even more research

Good websites we found for venues are listed below




I found these sites really good and you can expand the searches out naturally to cover regions the basic search we used was castle wedding venues.

Our option and final choice was Rowton Castle in Shrewsbury which ticks every box and more.  On further investigation we noted it was the 7th most popular venue in the UK to get married and prior to seeing pricing our hearts sank but now we are flying high.

For me budget was also a big requirement having just got myself out of excessive debt from university I was not going back into it for what is ultimately a big party.  Now it is time to find photographers; flowers and favours.