Medieval Moods


If you’re looking for inspiration for music to set the mood at your medieval themed wedding, then I can’t recommend the Mediaeval Baebes enough. Their music is really enchanting. Their lyrics are inspired by medieval texts and played on classical instruments.

I was lucky enough to see them on a couple of occasions at the Joust Festival at Berkeley Castle and they were very compelling to watch and hear.


Speaking of Berkeley Castle, it’s a stunning venue in Gloucestershire and perfect for a medieval wedding with it’s amazing feasting hall and beautiful grounds.



The castle is exclusively yours for your special day and you can feel like royalty for a day and dine in the great hall, where real fires can be lit in the winter to have that added romantic ambiance.




Melville Castle, Edinburgh

Melville Castle is a stunning gothic castle situated in Edinburgh and only 20 minutes away from the city centre.

The castle itself would be a striking and gorgeous backdrop for your romantic wedding.

The castle is available for exclusive use for your special day, whether you require it for a whole weekend or one day and can cater to most sizes of wedding party. The ballroom can hold up to 100 guests. Perfect for a masquerade themed wedding.

A purpose built heated marquee will also be available from Spring 2013.

For more information, you can contact the team at Melville Castle at their website.

Lyme Park


Lyme Park in Stockport has a very special place in my heart.

I first encountered it on the television screen when it was Pemberley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.



Many will recognise the great house in the famous wet shirt scene from this adaptation, but dripping Mr Darcy aside, the house stands in such majestic and beautiful surroundings that I fell in love with the house as I did with the romance between Elizabeth and Darcy.


I have been lucky enough to walk the grounds and deer park and stand in awe at the scale and grandeur of the house. It has been too many years since I was last there.


Unfortunately, Lyme Park is not licensed for civil ceremonies, however they do offer evening marquee receptions.

I was reminded of Lyme Park as a result of watching The Awakeningwith my husband.


I have always associated the house with safe romance and I’m so familiar with the house as Pemberley. However, it was interesting to see Lyme Park in a more atmospheric, spooky setting.

Eastnor Castle


So, you’ve won the heart of the handsome prince, you have the princess dress. What about the fairytale castle?

Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire, with views of the stunning Malvern Hills, is a dream come true wedding venue, with its dramatic turrets, lake and surrounded by trees.


Bedrooms are grand and luxurious, several with four poster beds. Imagine retiring to this kind of setting for your wedding night. Oh, swoon!


Eastnor is also licensed for civil ceremonies which can be held in the Gothic drawing room.

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