Let’s face it—whether you’re planning a renaissance wedding or simply seeking a stunning location to say I do, there’s no place more romantic than an enchanting historic castle. A castle will create a magnificent backdrop for your wedding, infusing it with magic and wonder.

Imagine exchanging vows in an enchanting garden or elegant ballroom. Envision the looks on your friends’ and family’s faces as you make a grand entrance in a horse-drawn carriage. Start planning your fantasy wedding today with Eventective’s Top Ten Wedding Castles in America:

Top 10 Castles for a Fairytale Wedding


1. Searles Castle
Windham, New Hampshire



Built in 1915, Searles Castle is an authentic English Tudor that sits on 175 acres secluded by treas. The castle’s twenty rooms are decorated with marble and European artifacts. Experience the elegance of carved oak balconies, marble fireplaces, a raised ceremonial area set against a wooded backdrop, and a circular courtyard grotto with enough seating for up to 250 guests.


2. Castle on the Hudson
Tarrytown, New York


Located just 30 minutes north of Manhattan, Castle on the Hudson is a premiere event location. Impressively replicating the Norman architecture of medieval Europe, the castle features towers, turrets, and a stone façade. Immaculately manicured grounds overlooking the Hudson River make an ideal setting for outdoor events. Luxurious rooms, baroque décor, excellent service, outstanding amenities, and the award-winning Equus Restaurant make the castle a celebrity favorite.



3. Saint Clements Castle
Portland, Connecticut



Saint Clements Castle sprawls across more than 90 acres, with part of the estate overlooking a mile of the Connecticut River. The restored early 20th Century European-style estate features original art, period antique furnishings, and a medieval French balcony overlooking the courtyard. Professional staff ensure that your storybook wedding goes off without a hitch, and your ceremony or reception is sure to be stunning whether you choose a water view or amidst luscious gardens.




4. OHEKA Castle
Huntington, New York



Located just one hour from Manhattan, OHEKA is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. This French-style chateau is the second-largest mansion in the United States, with eleven reflecting pools sprinkling the castle grounds. Each uniquely decorated suite and guestroom overlooks the private 23-acre estate. The beauty of the location has made it a popular backdrop in music, film, and television production, and their dining room features award-winning cuisine.


5. Castle McCulloch
Jamestown, North Carolina



This authentic historic building features chandeliers, a winding staircase, and a cathedral ceiling in its 7000-square-foot interior. Luxurious and elegant facilities, modern amenities, and the castle’s medieval theme all make a perfect setting for your wedding. The Crystal Garden, which rises on the hillside and overlooks the castle, is available for outdoor occasions, and the venue boasts plenty of indoor rooms for all your meeting types.


6. Castle Farms
Charlevoix, Michigan


This Northern Michigan destination wedding venue boasts stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony locations. With its gardens, indoor chapel, and lush grounds, Castle Farms is able to accommodate weddings of varying sizes. The historic property offers four lavish venues, three outdoor courtyards with lush landscaping, and an indoor chapel.


7. Tracy Castle
Wilkeson, Washington


Tracy Castle has luxurious accommodations and opportunities for guests to indulge in spa treatments and delectable cuisine while enjoying gorgeous ceremony and reception venues. The peaceful and serene setting is located near the city of Seattle, Olympic National Forest, and Mt. Rainier. Experience the lush grounds, castle architecture, and even a carriage to usher you into your authentic fairytale wedding.

8. Belcourt Castle
Newport, Rhode Island



If you want elegance, you want Belcourt Castle. Experience the same ambiance that once was only afforded by multimillionaires—the Louis XIII-style castle features an extensive collection of art and antiques, and the extravagance of the Gilded Age in this 60-room mansion. Host your ceremony in the French Gothic Ballroom, and dinner in the elegant Italian Banquet Hall.


9. Joslyn Castle
Omaha, Nebraska



Part of the National Register of Historic Places, Joslyn Castle is a premier Omaha venue. Old world charm coupled with modern amenities make it an excellent location for your romantic wedding. Built in 1903 and located on 5 ½ acres of park-like land, the castle features ornate woodwork, Italian mosaics, a conservatory, music room, grand staircase, original chandeliers, and stained glass windows.


10. Landoll’s Mohican Castle
Loudonville, Ohio


Experience the elegance of the past mixed with the convenience of modern touches when you stay at Landoll’s Mohican Castle. The event center provides perfect spaces for wedding receptions, banquets, and parties. Large windows that stretch from floor to the ceiling overlook the naturally secluded forest setting. Located in the heart of Mohican Country, the castle grounds feature 17 bridges over crystal clear brooks and 30 miles of hiking and golf cart trails.