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6 reasons why you should get married in a castle or country house

You are engaged and one of the first questions you ask yourself is: Where are you getting married?!

There are so many options! Do you want inside or outside? Beach or forest? In a city hotel or on a farm? And, what about getting married in a castle? I know, I know, you're probably thinking "But isn't that a bit old-fashioned?" But hear me out, because there are so many reasons why a castle wedding is the right choice.

A castle wedding not only offers a fairy-tale setting for your special day, but it can also help make your wedding photos truly stand out. As an experienced wedding photographer, I can assure you that a castle provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. From the elegant staircases and detailed architecture to the lush gardens and outdoor spaces, there is always a beautiful setting for photos.

Furthermore, the exclusivity of a castle wedding gives you and your photographer the freedom to capture intimate moments without interruptions. If you're looking for beautiful wedding photos that capture the emotions and feeling of your special day, then a castle wedding is definitely worth considering.

Bruiloft op de Kasteel de Wijenburg
Kasteel de Wijenburg

1. It's the Romance!

First of all, let's talk about the romantic factor. There's just something about getting married in a castle that exudes fairytale romance. The history and charm of these ancient buildings make for a truly magical and unforgettable setting. And can you imagine the stunning photo opportunities? Think about it: you have grand halls, turrets, secret gardens and courtyards to use as the backdrop for your wedding photos. Believe me, my head is spinning in a castle. With the large windows you can also create very dramatic (or cinematic) light in the photos.

Kasteel de Hooge Vuursche
Kasteel de Hooge Vuursche
Fotoshoot bruidspaar Landgoed Rhederoord
Landgoed Rhederoord

2. Bad weather-proof

A castle is not only a solemn choice, but it is also very functional: at any time of the year, whether there is sun, rain or snow, the large spaces can be adapted to your needs. And let's face it, even in the summer we don't always have predictable weather in the Netherlands.

During the warm months you can keep everything outside and enjoy the flowering trees and beautiful flowers. But it is sometimes too hot and it is nice that you can hold the ceremony indoors, so that people are not in direct hot sunlight. And in the colder months, the rooms provide space for the ceremony, reception and the rest of the planning.

Bruid maakt zich klaar in Slot Zeist
Slot Zeist
Diner tafel setting Slot Zeist
Slot Zeist
Bruidspaar danst op Buitenplaats Sparrendaal
Buitenplaats Sparrendaal

3. Exclusivity

Many castles offer exclusive use of the venue, meaning that you and your guests have the entire castle to yourself on the wedding day. Not only does this mean you have a lot of privacy, but it also means that your photographer has the freedom to capture all the intimate, candid moments that make a wedding so special, without interruptions.

Ceremonie op de Landgoederij
De Landgoederij
Trouw fotoshoot op Kasteel de Hooge Vuursche
Kasteel de Hooge Vuursche
Bruiloft op Landgoed te Werve
Landgoed Te Werve

4. Unique scenery

And let's not forget the scenery. Castle venues often offer beautiful and unique outdoor spaces such as gardens, terraces and courtyards that can make for absolutely breathtaking wedding photography. Imagine getting married in a lush garden surrounded by blooming flowers, or exchanging vows on a terrace with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It's enough for me to swoon away!

Ceremonie op Kasteel de Wijenburg
Kasteel de Wijenburg
Ceremonie buiten Landgoed Rhederoord
Landgoed Rhederoord
Ceremonie binnen Landgoed Rhederoord
Landgoed Rhederoord

5. Beautiful interior spaces

But it's not just the exterior of the castle that makes for great wedding photography. The inside of the castle is just as photogenic, with grand halls, ornate staircases and intricate details that can make for truly unique and stunning photos. In addition, many castles offer the possibility to personalize the spaces with, for example, beautiful flower arrangements, so that you can create a wedding that is truly unique and reflects your personal style.

Fotoshoot bruiloft op Landgoed Rhederoord
Landgoed Rhederoord
Aankomst bruidspaar Kasteel Oud Poelgeest
Kasteel Oud Poelgeest
Fotoshoot bruiloft op Kasteel de Hooge Vuursche
Kasteel de Hooge Vuursche

6. Everything on one location

And let's not forget the convenience of getting married in a castle. Having the ceremony, reception, dinner, and party all in one place can make the wedding planning process much easier and stress-free. It's also great for your guests because they don't have to worry about traveling between locations or finding a place to stay. And at some locations you can even get a room in the morning to get yourself ready.

7. Accommodation

Often country houses and castles have accommodation where you and your guests can stay. This is of course very useful if guests have to travel from far away. Or if guests prefer not to drive home in the evening. Everyone really makes a few days away from it and enjoys the wedding to the fullest!

All in all, a castle wedding is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a truly unique, romantic and unforgettable wedding experience. And with all the wonderful photo opportunities a castle offers, it's a no-brainer for any couple looking to capture their special day in the most beautiful way possible. So, if you're looking for a wedding venue that is sure to take your breath away and allow you to create some truly stunning wedding photography, consider getting married in a castle.

An experienced wedding photographer knows exactly how to capture the romance and grandeur of a castle in unique and stunning images. And with all the wonderful photo opportunities a castle offers, it's a no-brainer for any couple looking to capture their special day in the most beautiful way possible.

And don't forget to hire an experienced wedding photographer ( ;) ) to capture all those special moments you want to cherish forever!


If you are planning your wedding and have been inspired by the photos, please contact me. I like to think along with you and let's see how we can work together. Check our availability without obligation and request the information magazine.


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