10 Amazingly Romantic Castles to Get Married In
Set atop a hill just outside the medieval village of Montegiove in central Italy (approximately 37 miles from Perugia), this family-owned 12th century castle provides the perfect setting to host an Italian wedding. The estate, which is surrounded by unspoiled landscape, produces an array of its own products, including wine and olive oil. Guests receive a tour of the wine cellar, the castle, and the surrounding property. Sleeps up to six people.
To rent: Starting at $1,864 per week, homeaway.com.
This gorgeous stone castle, which was inhabited by late medieval chieftains and later restored by an American architect, is set on five acres of land in County Clare, Ireland (approximately 20 miles from the Dublin airport). Arrange a dinner complete with Irish fare and traditional music to welcome guests. Sleeps up to eight people.
To rent: Starting at $745 per night, homeaway.com.
Chateau de Courcy
A moat, elegant gardens, tennis courts, and a serene swimming pool surround this 17th century chateau. The estate features two properties—a formal main castle that sleeps 10 and a guest cottage that sleeps four—as well as a stable with several bicycles, table tennis, and lawn games. Located in Fontenay-sur-Mer, France (approximately 62 miles from Caen).
To rent: Starting at $994 per night, homeaway.com.
This early 19th century Irish castle is nestled among rolling green hills within easy driving distance from Shannon, Cork, and Dublin. The estate combines old world charm with luxury accommodations and modern conveniences—like a professional kitchen for catering events. Personalized sightseeing tours of the surrounding areas can also be arranged. Sleeps up to 16.
To rent: Starting at $8,672 per week, homeaway.com.
This newly restored 16th century tower, located just 18 miles east of Edinburgh, Scotland, offers panoramic views of the lush green Scottish countryside. Originally inhabited by royals like King James VI, you’ll feel just as distinguished celebrating your big day on the 20-acre property. Sleeps up to 12.
To rent: Starting at $1,427 per night, homeaway.com.
This majestic 13th century fortress, which overlooks the hills of Cahors in southwestern France, has been renovated to include all the modern comforts you’re used to. The main building opens up to two inner courtyards that provide the ideal setting for your wedding. Sleeps up to 20.
To rent: Starting at $1,739 per night, homeaway.com.
This historic 15th century castle is situated on 36 acres of private property in the Loire Valley region of France (approximately 53 miles from Tours), and is surrounded by a moat, pristine landscaping, and a swimming pool. Trails traverse the property’s fields and wooded areas, and a quaint town complete with a baker, general store, butcher, and pharmacy is within easy walking distance. Guest accommodations are available in both the main chateau and a guest cottage. Sleeps up to 18.
To rent: Starting at $1,710 per night, homeaway.com.
Chateau de Challain
Like something out of a fairytale, this pristine 19th century French chateau is complete with luxurious suites and manicured grounds that are perfect for wedding ceremonies. The small village, Indre-et-Loire (approximately 50 miles from Nantes), features charming shops, a cathedral, and a host of local events in the summer. Sleeps up to 35.
To rent: Starting at $1,864 per night, homeaway.com.
Castello Del Granduca
This villa, which was the longtime residence of Leopold II, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, sits atop a hill in one of Italy’s most romantic regions (approximately 60 miles from Pisa). A park with flowered terraces, cypress trees, and pine trees surrounds the home, and the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea can be seen from atop the property. Sleeps up to 20.
To rent: Starting at $2,130 per night, homeaway.com.
Castle Louis XIII
Just one hour from Paris, this historic 10-room house provides easy access from one of France’s most popular hubs. The estate boasts intricate architectural details, elegant furnishings, and manicured grounds. The five-acre property also features a swimming pool and tennis courts. Sleeps up to 25.
To rent: Starting at $2,174 per night, homeaway.com.