18 Exquisite Castle Venues For Your Fairytale Wedding

You don't need to be part of the royal family or have a fairy godmother to make your fairy-tale wedding dreams come true. But you do need to have the perfect venue—and boy oh boy, did we deliver with these stunning chateaus, elegant estates, and cool castles. These venues feature age-old architecture and gorgeous manicured grounds that create a setting so romantic and so picturesque that we had to pinch ourselves to be sure we weren't dreaming. And even better? While they're all located right here in the United States, you'll feel like you've been transported to another time and place with their fantastical style and swoon-worthy European vibes. Ready for your Happily Ever After? Let’s dive in.



ARIZONA



The Ashley Castle

Chandler, AZ

Fab Features: this sprawling castle offers stunning backdrops for a royally enchanting celebration • the grounds sparkle with magical details including massive 200-year-old wooden doors, crystal chandeliers, a statue garden, and dancing water fountains • one of the only wedding venues in Phoenix with exclusive permits to light fireworks over the valley sky

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


CALIFORNIA



The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

Riverside, California

Fab Features: an extraordinary venue with Spanish architecture and European charm • the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, exquisitely embellished with seven Tiffany stained-glass windows and a gleaming, 18-karat gold leafed altar from the mid-1700s • two dozen reception sites appointed with sumptuous details like damask draperies and crystal chandeliers

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


COLORADO



Greystone Castle

Boulder, CO

Fab Features: secluded mountaintop setting just 30 minutes from Denver • the two outdoor terraces boast breathtaking views of pristine meadow, pine trees, and flowing grasses • celebrate al fresco beneath a spacious tent, or inside the castle in a chic private dining room

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$


GEORGIA



Rhodes Hall

Atlanta, GA

Fab Features: 1904 castle-esque private home and landmark • the interior is appointed with a grand mahogany staircase, painted windows, and an ornate fireplace • al fresco celebrations on the front porch or spacious lawn

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$


ILLINOIS



Meyer's Castle

Dyer, IN

Fab Features: exquisite 1930 replica of a Scottish Highland castle surrounded by acres of gardens and natural woodland • wed in the domed, wrought-iron gazebo, then celebrate with a toast in 20s-inspired Speakeasy Lounge • dine and dance in one of the grand, regency-style ballrooms

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


MARYLAND



The Cloisters

Lutherville, Maryland

Fab Features: dreamy fairy-tale manor highlighted by medieval European antiques, artwork, and artifacts • hold your ceremony in the charming cloistered garden or the elegant amphitheater • dance the night away in the gallery, where you’ll find delicately carved wood, exquisitely detailed stained glass, and a glorious spiral staircase

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


MASSACHUESETTS



Hammond Castle Museum

Gloucester, MA

Fab Features: a loving replica of a medieval castle complete with turrets and a drawbridge • ceremonies in the gardens or on a dramatic rocky bluff along the windswept Gloucester coast • guests can enjoy the scenic grounds as well as the owner's extensive collection of wonderful Medieval and Renaissance artifacts

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $


MICHIGAN



Castle Farms

Charlevoix, Michigan

Fab Features: meticulously restored French-inspired castle • al fresco celebrations among the picturesque gardens • a cathedral ceiling and stunning chandelier centerpiece in the Knight's Castle event room offer a dramatic backdrop for your reception

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


MINNESOTA



The Van Dusen Mansion

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fab Features: stately 1890s manor home in the heart of Downtown • the one-of-a-kind facade is made up of pink Sioux quartzite and a fascinating blend of Romanesque and French Renaissance architectural design • the grounds boast formal gardens, a grand courtyard, a two-story Carriage House, an amply-sized traditional ballroom, and wonderful bride and groom suites

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


NEW YORK



Chelsea Mansion

East Norwich, NY

Fab Features: castle-like 1920s manor set on Nassau County’s iconic Gold Coast • the home seamlessly blends French, English, and Chinese design elements • host a ceremony in the Lakeside Formal Garden, followed by cocktails beside the mansion’s lily pad-laden moat

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$


NORTH CAROLINA



Castle Ladyhawke

Tuckasegee, NC

Fab Features: impressive replica of a traditional Scottish border castle • 30-inch stone walls, multiple terraces and balconies, and an iconic turret, all surrounded by 62 acres of pristine woodland • spend your wedding night in the dreamy castle itself, while your loved ones will be nestled in right nearby at Bear Lake Reserve

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Graylyn Estate

Winston-Salem, NC

Fab Features: enchanting stone manor house • exchange vows beneath a romantic turret in the White Garden or in the French-inspired gardens • make it a weekend wedding and enjoy the luxurious accommodations

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


PENNSYLVANIA



Buhl Mansion Guesthouse and Spa

Sharon, PA

Fab Features: castle-like mansion surrounded by immaculate grounds straight out of a fairy-tale • have your dream wedding at any time of the year with the venues ever-changing seasonal beauty • tie the knot in the Victorian-style greenhouse with windows lining the walls and ceiling

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Fonthill Castle

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Fab Features: unique venue with a magical feel featuring a majestic 44-room castle • celebrate on over 60 acres of fields and enchanted woods • capture beautiful memories on the picturesque grounds and remember fairy tale weddings forever

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Cairnwood Estate

Bryn Athyn, PA

Fab Features: impressive mansion built in the 1890s featuring Beaux Arts-style architecture, formal gardens, and landscaped grounds • capture beautiful memories from your special day in one of the many picturesque backdrops throughout the property • celebrate with your guests inside the regal mansion or outdoors either the charming Side Garden or on the gorgeous South Terrace

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


TENNESSEE



Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Nashville, Tennessee

Fab Features: 1920s Georgian-style mansion set on 55 acres • variety of scenic spaces from the Reflecting Pool and Japanese Garden to the columned rooms and an herb garden • ceremonies overlooking the mansion or sweeping tree-covered hills

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


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