An oasis of calm in the centre of Exeter, Exeter Castle is full of history and charm and a great place for a wedding or a party!
Also known in the past as Rougemont Castle because of the reddish rock on which it stands, this iconic and historic Exeter building has been a focal point throughout the history of the city. The earliest recorded version of the castle being built by King Athelstan, it then became part of the Crown estates when Henry III seized it in 1232 and gave it to his younger brother. After nearly a thousand years of being occupied by monarchs, the castle today is surrounded by fantastic gardens and is known as one of the premier event spaces in Exeter and the South West.
Exeter Castle is licenced for civil ceremonies, so you can be married and have your reception all in one place if you wish. It has a few different rooms and event areas that can be transformed to be all the space you need for your Exeter Wedding. From the spectacular castle ballroom, complete with giant glitter-ball, to beautiful terrace rooms with views across the beautiful gardens and the rolling hills beyond, this is a flexible and beautiful place to be married. As an added plus, there is also a stylish bar and foyer area.
A stylish building, that can be transformed to reflect the personalities of the bride and groom, as experienced wedding caterers in Exeter we love catering at Exeter Castle and here are a few ideas on how to make the most of this great venue:
With the gorgeous ballroom at your disposal that can seat up to 180 guests, a glamorous approach really works! With its glittering chandeliers and full length windows adding a touch of sparkle to your decorations and asking your guests to glam it up will result in some stunning photography on the day. Include a little sparkle in your food with edible glitter sprinkles or serving delicious fresh Devon food with live sparklers. Modern plated food in funky colours that looks great and tastes better, will link your city glam theme to the food, and ensure your guests have a great time.
Surrounded by all they history a medieval inspired wedding day looks great in this Exeter venue. You can choose to go all in, with medieval dress and ancient vows, which would look stunning against the backdrop of the Exeter Castle. Or choose just have hints and wear a medieval style crown or veil along with serving Hog Roasts as a wedding breakfast to bring medieval style to life!
Exeter, and the wider Devon area is fantastic place to source fresh fantastic food, so serving items that are local to Exeter is a great way to give a nod of approval to this beautiful cathedral centred city. The Devonshire cream tea is of course a classic when you think of food in Devon and this can easily be incorporated into your wedding day. Also think of items like the Devon Pastry and Exeter Pudding to make it really local.
For a wide range of fresh local produce talk to great local wedding caterers, Devon Catering, to discuss your ideas and styling for your wedding day food.